Female animators release an open letter denouncing the industry's culture of silence and harassment

A number of prominent women and gender non-conforming people in the animation industry—including Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic creator Lauren Faust, and Bob’s Burgers writer and producer Wendy Molyneux—have just signed and released an open letter calling for an end to a…

Say hello to Barp Moon, Commander Pony, and many more neural network-designed My Little Ponies

With names like Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie, the characters of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic sound a bit like their names were picked by throwing two random darts at a Lisa Frank folder. But now, one science-minded fan of the show has created a more technological way of creating new pony…

The least essential albums of 2015

Each and every year, The A.V. Club scours our inboxes—both real and web-based—in an attempt to find that year’s least essential albums. These might not be the worst records of the year, but they’re the dumbest, marking not only the decline of the music industry but of civilized society in general. Don’t say we didn’t…