Jon Hamm, Rhea Seehorn, and more talk “science” in this Stinker Lets Loose audiobook exclusive

A stellar cast gathers to narrate Stinker Lets Loose, the purportedly resurfaced novelization of a supposedly beloved ’70s trucker film of the same name. The story is part Smokey And The Bandit trilogy, part Every Which Way But Loose; the titular Stinker leads lawmen on a wild chase that apparently includes a chimp.…

What’s your favorite book so far 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…

Mike Sacks once again squeezes wisdom from the funniest writers around

Mike Sacks’ first collection of interviews with comedy writers—2009’s And Here’s The Kicker—was less a laugh-out-loud read and more a funny, frequently pointed dissection of craft. Its sequel takes that dissection metaphor into its title. Poking A Dead Frog is a riff on an E.B. White quote about the idea of picking…

Cabin Boy director Adam Resnick talks about his book, his outlook, and failure

Adam Resnick has a singular comedic voice, but it comes at a high cost: The product of his hard-earned labor is not necessarily a sure thing with audiences. Resnick’s sensibility—dark, tortured, surreal, half a bubble off plumb—does not appeal to the widest range of comedic denominators. And while Resnick’s name is…