Somebody got Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa in the same room and the results were spectacular

Recovering child actors Macaulay Culkin and Devon Sawa have been feuding. Sorta. These two men, both of whom once occupied a rarified space in the pop culture consciousness, have spent the past year jokingly sniping at one another online, creating fake websites, and generally having a laugh. Recently, Vulture got…

Amazon's teasing its Lord Of The Rings series with a map of Middle-earth and the theories are pouring in

When describing his writing process for the sprawling fantasy epic that became the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, author J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “I started with a map and made the story fit.” It appears Amazon is using a similar tack with their forthcoming Lord Of The Rings-based series, the plot of which still remains…

NASA tried (and failed) to revive the Mars Opportunity rover with Billie Holiday’s “I’ll Be Seeing You”

Earlier this week, news began to spread that the Mars rover Opportunity had reached the end of its robotic life and people were, understandably, upset. The solar-powered rover was initially sent on a 90-day mission to the red planet but managed to stay remarkably functional for nearly fifteen years until a planet-wide…

Will Smith says a weird pitch meeting with the Wachowskis is to blame for him passing on The Matrix

Everyone knows that Will Smith, at the height of his stardom, turned down the lead role in The Matrix to star in Wild Wild West, a film that, despite being very bad, nevertheless offered the still-rapping actor a place for the “wicky wickys” scrawled in his lyric book. While Matrix fans could never dream of anyone but …

Did Kamala Harris get high while listening to Tupac and Snoop? Voters demand answers

During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, California Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris admitted that, duh, of course she’s smoked weed (and inhaled). We’re into it, but there’s plenty of people taking issue with her story of youthful indulgence, specifically her claim that she was listening to…

Gillian Welch shares new, lovely rendition of her Oscar-nominated Buster Scruggs song

Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch and her musical partner David Rawlings are slated to perform the song “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs at this year’s Academy Awards. But, if you happen to have plans on the evening of February 24, you can hear their lovely, sun-baked version…

Gimlet plays to its strengths with Conviction, a scrutinizing look into the criminal justice system

It’s a clever detail that one might not notice at first, but the title of Gimlet Media’s brand-new podcast miniseries has a double meaning. While it might outwardly appear to be a show focused on the abysmal state of the criminal justice system, at its heart it is actually an investigation into a much more personal…

Guillermo del Toro rallies for optimism in powerful new essay: “No hope is ever too small”

When faced with our current political landscape, the looming threat of climate change, and the general callousness of strangers on the internet, it’s easy to be a pessimist. That’s why, in his new essay for Time magazine, director Guillermo del Toro repeatedly refers to optimism as the “radical,” often more difficult…

David Schwimmer with Nicolas Cage's face somehow looks even more like David Schwimmer

We’ve written previously about the internet’s obsession with slapping Nicolas Cage’s face onto every movie and TV show, and, well, here we go again. YouTuber derpfakes just put out another “NicolasCage Mega Mix” that includes one particularly mind-bending clip. At the 35-second mark, we’re offered a short-circuiting…