The year in swag 2014: Destroying Earth one dumb item at a time, part 1

Almost every day, The A.V. Club is absolutely inundated with promotional swag. And while we’re certainly not complaining about free DVDs, umbrellas, and boxy, oversized T-shirts promoting things we couldn’t care less about, we’d be remiss if we didn’t report extensively on all the perplexing, trashable, and/or amazing…

Stream Kina Grannis' new LP, Elements, in its entirety right now

Kina Grannis’ sophomore LP, Elements, isn’t out until May 6, but A.V. Club fans can listen to the whole thing below right this very second. Produced by Aqualung’s Matt Hales, Elements finds Grannis once again embracing her intricate and adorable side with tracks like “My Dear.” She’s also recently released a cover of…