Trump White House pays tribute to America's glorious history of old dead white dudes

Every few years since the 1960s, the White House has taken time out of its busy schedule to pick out a group of distinguished American citizens—artists, scientists, poets, etc.—to name as the recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, one of the highest governmental honors in American civilian life. Often, it’s…

We spent way too long researching this behind-the-scenes footage of Chili's "Baby Back Ribs" jingle

We’ll be very honest with you here, dear readers: When we woke up this morning, we were not expecting to spend several hours of our day tracking down the identities of the guys who sang one of the most irresistibly annoying ear-worm jingles of our generation, a song that’s been used as audio poison by such intentional…

Fruit Bats sign to Merge, release surreal short film for “Getting In A Van Again”

Eric D. Johnson was stranded. When he called the The A.V. Club from a rental-car counter in Atlanta, the facility was fresh out of cars, bringing a sudden halt to a long day of travel for the singer-songwriter who’s been recording under the Fruit Bats moniker since 1997. Johnson was stranded, but not without support:…

Frank Ocean is giving away free stuff to fans who vote

Hopefully you’re registered to vote or live in one of the states that allows same-day registration (look it up if you’re unsure!), because there’s a big-time midterm election going on in America today and it’s very important that you vote. It’s especially important if you live anywhere near Houston, Dallas, Miami, or…

Neil Young confirms that he secretly married Daryl Hannah in unrelated gun control statement

Here at The A.V. Club, we don’t usually care about celebrity couples as much as the rest of the pop culture world does—unless we’re talking about the failed romances of Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza or Chris Evans and Jenny Slate—but we have to give it up to Neil Young and Daryl Hannah, if only because they managed to…

Happy Halloween, have a new Slipknot video

As the ghosts and goblins prowl the planet tonight, it can be tricky to know how, exactly, to soundtrack their various spookums and scareifications. Sure, there’s “Monster Mash” and “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”—or even our lovingly crafted Power Hour of great Halloween music—but what if you’ve already heard all of those,…

R.I.P. Hardy Fox, primary composer for The Residents 

According to Pitchfork, Residents composer and producer Hardy Fox has died from brain cancer. The experimental band confirmed the news with a statement on Twitter, highlighting Fox’s “instinct for leadership and direction” as well as his “indelible” influence on The Residents. The statement also says that Fox’s…

Solange and Anderson Paak lead our 21 most-anticipated albums of November

Often the last big records of the year arrive in November, making it a fair bet that Solange’s “imminent,” highly anticipated fourth album will drop in the next few weeks. There are also promising new efforts on the horizon from Anderson Paak, Dead Can Dance, Cupcakke, Josephine Foster, and Jeff Tweedy, plus exciting…

Advertisement