Behold the purity of Mick Jagger leaving corny comments on his son's Instagram pics

It’s only natural for parents to want to keep up on their children’s lives through daily scanning of social media. What better way to reassure yourself that your precious loved ones are doing alright (without having to actually call them) than by clicking “like” on a shot of them at Arby’s, or whatever? Especially if…

From Justin to terrible: 21 unfortunate cinematic pop-star vehicles

If you are a successful pop star, conquering the movies appears to be the next logical step. After all, it worked (kind of) for Elvis. And Justin Timberlake! But it turns out that Elvis and JT are the rare exceptions. Most times, when movies are crafted around a particular pop star who’s new to film, the results are…

Richie sees dead people and other assorted clichés on a still engaging episode of Vinyl

Am I right in assuming that most of you figured out Ernst was dead (or at least imaginary) from the moment Richie started talking to him? I say that not to flaunt any kind of intellectual superiority—I’m a very gullible viewer—but to point out how tired a device it is: the concept of a mentally unstable character with…

Vinyl’s Richie Finestra flirts with both the light and the dark in the show’s second episode

When Richie Finestra returns to the American Century offices after the events in the first episode of Vinyl, his rock ‘n’ roll rebirth extends far beyond a renewed cocaine habit. First, he abruptly cancels the buyout with Polygram. When his partners protest, he draws inspiration from the Bruce Lee films he’s spent all…