Two very different albums and a podcast that explains the Nielsen ratings

Like so many other fans, I was introduced to Underworld via Trainspotting. The group’s “Born Slippy (NUXX)” and “Dark & Long (Dark Train)” featured prominently in the film, which I absolutely loved as an Anglophile teen. But what really got me into Underworld was going back around that time to check out …

The co-creator of Dads is returning to Fox with a sitcom pilot about not using a cellphone

When someone falls off a horse, it sometimes takes absolutely everything in their power to get back in the saddle. They’re laying in the dirt—ego bruised as badly as anything else—with friends and family hovering up above, telling them it’s OK to let go and to just stay off the horse this time. But no, they get up…

Tragedy mars the second day of SXSW 2014

After what happened in the early hours of Thursday morning on one of SXSW’s main thoroughfares, any sort of “Hey, we saw this band and it was good” recap feels understandably frivolous. Although most of the A.V. Club staff was at Stubb’s on Red River—a block or two from where everything happened—none of us was ever in…