Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed
Eminem gave toxic fandom a face—one that dressed like him and walked, talked, and acted like him, but eventually came to stand in for anyone who’d sincerely tell the object of their enthusiasm, “We should be together, too.” We put together 15 depictions of obsessive fandoms, and you can see the full list from the link in the bio. #StanByYourMan
The troubled characters in Rion Amilcar Scott’s The World Doesn’t Require You try their best to make do under the weight of difficult histories. You can read the full book review from the link in the bio.
We talked with Edi Patterson about megachurches, playing a middle child, clicking with Danny McBride, and just how far The Righteous Gemstones will take its commentary. You can read the whole interview from the link in the bio.
Over 30 years ago, The Baby-Sitters Club made space for girls from all backgrounds. We talked to Ann M. Martin about her vision that gave girls the opportunity to exist as three-dimensional beings, and you can read about it from the link in the bio.
Yōko Ogawa’s latest novel, The Memory Police, feels like a desperate call to action against complacency. You can read the full review from the link in the bio.
In this entry of Together Again, we look at the collaborations of Brad Pitt and David Fincher, a duo that brought you Fight Club, Seven, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. You can read the full analysis from the link in the bio.
The Yellow House is a moving memoir of New Orleans life beyond the French Quarter. Debut author Sarah M. Broom tells the heartrending story of the shotgun house she and her 11 siblings grew up in. You can read the full book review from the link in the bio.
Thomas Haden Church sat down with us for a rare Random Roles part two—this time covering Divorce, Easy A, Hellboy, and more. You can see what Haden Church had to say from the link in the bio.
Though the Y2K bug turned out to be a dud, the TV of 1999 was anything but. To help you truly appreciate the highs and occasional lows of end-of-the-millennium (we know, Toby Ziegler would disagree ) TV, here are 24 consecutive hours of it, with the odd bonus clip, chance to grab a Cosmopolitan, and midday school break. You can watch all 24 hours from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
It feels galling that one of the best movie years of the past few decades somehow wound up with the darkly comic, semi-satirical suburban-angst drama as its representative. You can find out how American Beauty lost the title of 1999’s best movie from the the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
For our final interview at this year’s sweltering Pitchfork Music Festival, The A.V. Club sat down with Sophie Allison, a.k.a. Soccer Mommy. You can watch the full video from the link in the bio. #P4Kfest #Pitchfork2019
For 1999 week, our film writers carefully compiled and voted on a list of the 25 best films of the year. But even a list of 25 isn’t long enough to capture everyone’s favorite film from such a seminal year. So we asked our staff and contributors: what film should’ve made our list of the best movies of 1999? You can see what made the cut from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week #AVQA
For The A.V. Club's 1999 Week, we dove into Paul Thomas Anderson’s 189-minute epic, Magnolia. Since some plots are more integral and fleshed-out than others, we took it upon ourselves to rank them, using their characters, storytelling, themes, and overall effect as a barometer. You can read our break down from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
In the midst of the Pitchfork 2019 madness, the creator of blissfully intimate pop music checked in with The A.V. Club to talk about her love-hate relationship with social media, the value of recording her album at home, and the best music to listen to while on tour. You can watch the full video from the link in the bio. #P4Kfest #Pitchfork2019
With all due respect to Death Row, no rap record label has ever consolidated and celebrated its power the way Cash Money Records did in the final year of the 20th century. Find out why 1999 was Cash Money's year to shine from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
In this entry in Off The Charts, we look back at 1999, a year that brought us songs by Sigur Ros, MF Doom, and Le Tigre. You can see who else made the cut from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
Singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk stopped by for a visit with The A.V. Club, where he talked about the five records that most influenced him as an artist. You can watch the full video from the link in the bio. #P4Kfest #Pitchfork2019
1999 regularly gets cited whenever someone raises the question of which single year is Hollywood’s greatest. We put together 25 of the best movies of 1999, and you can see the full list from the link in the bio. #AV1999Week
Get ready to count your midichlorians and dodge Backstreet Boys CDs via cunningly shot, endlessly imitated slow-motion, because 1999 Week has arrived. You can go back in time with the link in the bio. #TakeMeBackTuesdays #AV1999Week
We narrowed down the endless options of August reads to five of the books we’re most excited about. Our list includes debut nonfiction from Jia Tolentino, a doorstopper from Italy, and more. You can see the full list from the link in the bio.
#KillerQueen, the fast-paced, 10-player indie game has exploded in popularity over the past five years. All paths to a win depend on some degree of cooperation, and the sheer volume of players required assures that you’re often teaming with strangers. You can read more about the arcade sensation from the link in the bio.
WTF host Marc Maron shared a list of things that he can't live without in #11Questions, and you can find out what they are from the link in the bio.
We’ve highlighted 13 of our most anticipated sets for Pitchfork Fest 2019, and you can find the full list at the link in our bio. #P4Kfest
The threat of nuclear winter and the return of a prestige drama from the dead(wood ) made for some of the hottest shows of the spring, but as we look back at the year in TV so far, it’s clear that comedies had a distinct edge over their longer, ostensibly more substantive counterparts.Read all about our favorite shows at the link in our bio.
Hollywood is not having a banner year. The good news is there's plenty of great films to be found outside of the multiplex, and you can read about all of our favorites at the link in our bio.
Under the radar, underrated, or simply missed: 7 books from 2019’s first half that deserve more attention. Find them all at the link in our bio.
The A.V. Club presents our list of the best podcasts of the year so far, sorted into 12 very official categories, and you can read about them all at the link in our bio.
We put together an hour-long playlist of Madonna's greatest non-hits and you can hear them all at the link in our bio.
There are plenty of different directions Marvel could take the X-Men franchise in wake of Dark Phoenix, so we looked at some classic X-Men stories that we think would work well on the big screen. Check the link in our bio to see the full list. ⠀
With another season of dystopian television hitting, we rank the episodes of #BlackMirror from worst to best.To read the full list, visit the link in our bio.
@godzillamovie director Michael Dougherty "guarantees" that #Godzilla can make any movie more entertaining, so we put his theory to the test with #Titanic. To watch the King Of The Monsters crash into even more movies, check out the link in our bio.
Since #Pokémon in a worldwide phenomenon, director Rob Letterman wanted @detectivepikachumovie 's Ryme City to feel global. To see more of our interview, head to the link in our bio
Is #Heathers in bad taste? We asked screenwriter Daniel Waters about the critique that his movie is too offensive for modern audiences. Check out our full chat with @birkinx17 , director Michael Lehmann, and @probablylisanne (a.k.a. Heather McNamera ) about the legacy of Heathers 30 years later. Link in bio.