The cosmic ballet goes on: 15 of our favorite pop-culture eclipses

The Simpsons has prominently featured a solar eclipse twice in its long run, but most memorably in the Season 20 episode “Gone Maggie Gone,” where Marge is stricken blind and Lisa goes undercover as a nun. Just kidding: Everyone actually remembers the eclipse from “Marge Vs. The Monorail,” in which the celestial event…

Let’s spend a minute with our hero, the man who invented the Choco Taco

What’s great about the Choco Taco isn’t just the combination of ingredients. After all, there’s roughly a thousand different ways you could combine vanilla ice cream, fudge, chocolate sauce, peanuts, and a waffle cone. Walk into any ice cream parlor, and you’ll get a dozen different variants on just those flavors…

Heroes Reborn to function as “tenth season” from dark future where Heroes didn’t get canceled

Heroes got a lot of traction out of sending its cast of superpowered individuals into various unpleasant futures, the better to show the consequences of failure or dispose of no-longer-necessary Irish girlfriends. But now, creator Tim Kring has revealed that the upcoming event series revival Heroes Reborn will take…

Hero Price Is Right model begins the revolution by just giving away a car

For decades, our nation’s Price Is Right spokesmodels have pulled on their sequined coveralls and high-heeled work boots, and marched dutifully into the game show factory for another day of pulling levers and pointing. As Upton Sinclair wrote in his historic game show exposé, The Jungle, “Into this wild-beast tangle…

One-season what-ifs: 14 TV series that should’ve stopped after one season

FX shocked viewers in 2011 by announcing that the poor, unfortunate Harmon family was but the first in a revolving door of American Horror Story victims. It was an occasion for rejoicing, and not just because this meant the permanent shuttering of the first season’s absurdly crowded haunted house. American Horror…

Maron: “A Real Woman”

This is Marc Maron’s cross to bear, according to “A Real Woman”: Young (generally flaky and good-looking) women are attracted to him. It’s practically a curse! As he defensively tells Gina Gershon early in this episode, “I can’t help it if that’s the demographic I’m attracting right now.” When the episode opens, Maron…