It's Rumor Time: Rihanna and Donald Glover may be filming something in Cuba with Hiro Murai

It looks like Rihanna and Donald Glover are working together on a secret project, but thanks to the fact that they’re both very famous, it might not be as secret as they hoped. The two of them were spotted in Cuba recently, and according to people on Twitter, sources in Cuba claimed that they’re shooting scenes for an…

Reality and the surreal go hand-in-hand on Donald Glover's Atlanta

We’ve enjoyed a wealth of zeitgeist-defining television this year, but it’s hard to imagine any show having the cultural impact of Donald Glover’s Atlanta, which is somehow both the weirdest and most crushingly real show we’ve seen in years. It’s in the tension between those two things—the reality and the…

Someone spent months animating "This Is America" on an old-ass Macintosh

Though Donald Glover just released two new Childish Gambino tracks this very morning, it’s unlikely that any music he puts out this year will eclipse “This Is America” and its dynamite music video, at least in reaction. While some have contented themselves with examining its imagery, others have replicated it…

Donald Glover's former record label is taking him to court over royalty payments

Because there’s apparently no part of the entertainment industry that Donald Glover won’t try to ruthlessly flip on its head, the actor, producer, and rapper is reportedly being sued by his former record label for allegedly withholding royalties from them. This is per Variety, which reports that Glover—a.k.a. Childish…

Rashida Jones and Donald Glover made a PSA about sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement’s helped expose some high-profile creeps, sure, but it’s also given marginalized voices a chance to articulate some basic truths regarding what behaviors need to change in our culture. The logical response is to listen, as one shouldn’t want to make others uncomfortable, but there’s been a vocal…

Deadpool creator says Donald Glover's version would've been "brilliant"

Donald Glover’s aborted Deadpool animated series continues to tantalize us with its permanently untapped potential, existing as a never-to-be-realized mash-up between one of the world’s most popular comic book characters and one of its most meteoric modern talents. The show’s sudden abandonment earlier this year feels…

Childish Gambino's manager denies "This Is America" plagiarism claims in deleted tweet

Two months after its debut, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” remains a hot topic of discussion. At last night’s BET Awards, host Jamie Foxx invited Childish a.k.a Donald Glover up on stage, describing the Atlanta creator as a “singer, songwriter, philanthropist, movie star, overall badass. … A true artist.”

Watch a roomful of kids lose their shit over a surprise Donald Glover performance

Donald Glover may be putting his Childish Gambino alter ego on ice soon, but he’s clearly making the most of his remaining time with his acclaimed musical project. The release of “This Is America,” in particular, is a career highlight, from its fantastic music video to the song itself, which is both very good and …

Donald Glover fans are taking over a Trump subreddit, but not the Trump subreddit

Today, the internet has reacted with predictable glee at the news that Donald Glover fans on Reddit have taken over a subreddit dedicated to Donald Trump, flooding the page with Donald Glover memes, Community gifs, and posts about how Glover should run for president. It’s the kind of fun prank that Reddit excels at,…

Han Solo brings not enough fun to Cannes, while a superb film makes its late-festival premiere

It’s a question that comes up every time a Mad Max or a Pixar creation crashes the Palais, and every time one doesn’t: Do Hollywood blockbusters really belong at Cannes? To see one at the festival, an event theoretically devoted to provocation and innovation and basically any kind of world cinema not processed for…

Sorry, but that Lando Calrissian spin-off is still just a beautiful dream (for now)

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy—or, rather, a loose translation of something she said—set off a minor internet emergency earlier this morning, when an interview she did with Premiere France was translated thusly: “We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still…

Eat or be eaten: The A.V. Club reacts to the Atlanta Robbin’ Season finale

The second season of Atlanta, subtitled Robbin’ Season, ended with the stunning, tentatively optimistic “Crabs In A Barrel.” After weeks of hard truths and consequences, an embattled Earn (Donald Glover) comes perilously close to losing it all. The finale sees Earn flailing, as usual, while Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry)…

Hiro Murai says he lost sleep over the "Teddy Perkins" episode of Atlanta

FX’s Atlanta is one of those shows that can go from hilarious to haunting in the span of a few minutes without betraying the authenticity of its story or characters. This masterful control over the show’s tone comes from the top-down, thanks to the successful partnership of creator and star Donald Glover and the…

As Atlanta’s Robbin’ Season comes to an end, Earn pulls off a daring reverse heist

Of the many compliments that can be hurled at Atlanta, the highest has to do with the show’s tendency to dramatically shapeshift from week-to-week. It’s a horror anthology. It’s an indie comedy. It’s a commentary on contemporary black life. It’s a high-art after-school special about the grave consequences of fashion…