What’s the best non-2014 pop culture you discovered this year?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d

Our “white people problems” problem: Why it’s time to stop using “white” as a pejorative 

About a month ago, when Mad Men returned from its long hiatus and the Internet exploded with reviews, interviews, and think-pieces, a colleague I follow on Twitter passed along something one of his friends said, suggesting that Mad Men is just “Roots for white people.” That’s actually a reasonably astute observation,…

The waiting will always be the hardest part: 64 of our most anticipated entertainments of 2012

1. The return of Mad Men, Game Of Thrones, and many more (various launch dates)
The A.V. Club could have populated an entire Inventory just with ongoing TV shows we’re excited to see returning in 2012, but that wouldn’t have left room for all the films, books, and music we’re also excited about. Suffice to say we’re…