Meatballs: An Oral History

By |July 6th, 2017|

When Meatballs premiered in theaters in the summer of 1979, few could have predicted that it would become one of the most groundbreaking movie comedies of its generation. […]

What Keeps Al Jaffee, the Genius Behind Mad Magazine’s Fold-Ins, Going After 52 Years

By |March 13th, 2017|

An interview with the longest-running cartoonist of all time. […]

What Record Store Day Should Really Be About

By |April 15th, 2016|

Dear Amy and Brian,

Are you missing a Lionel Richie record? […]

16 Degrees of Anthony Michael Hall

By |November 17th, 2014|

With a supporting role in the new release Foxcatcher, Anthony Michael Hall has now fully left behind his teen-star persona. But to connect him back to his Sixteen Candles self, you need only go through these people also named Hall—16 of them, naturally. […]

Popeye Is the Best Movie Robin Williams Ever Made

By |August 12th, 2014|

When I learned that Robin Williams had passed, like a lot of people who loved his work, I took the evening off to revisit his film canon and be reminded of his brilliance. […]

There’s No Crying (or Talking About the Goddamn Recession) in Baseball

By |April 4th, 2009|

It’s 9am on a Monday morning, and I’m standing in line outside the Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, waiting to see some baseball. […]

Everything’s Bigfoot in Texas

By |October 30th, 2008|

In a high school cafetorium, a small man in his mid-70s was lecturing to a rapt audience of several hundred people. […]

The Stan Lee Interview

By |November 12th, 2018|

Like a lot of kids who grew up reading comic books, I wanted to be Stan Lee. […]

Steve Martin vs. Alec Baldwin

By |March 8th, 2010|

By now, you’re already well aware of the big winners from last night’s Academy Awards. […]

Holy Crap: The Unhappiest Place on Earth

By |December 17th, 2008|

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and like any God-fearing American, I’m already celebrating in style. […]

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