Nov 17, 2014 Web Exclusive

In October 2013, the anonymous British street artist known as Banksy announced a month-long New York residency named “Better Out Than In.” For 31 days, Banksy unveiled one new work per day spread out across the city’s five boroughs. Little advance notice was given about any individual piece; instead, Banksy offered hints at each work’s location through social media outlets. This resulted in a month-long, city-spanning scavenger hunt, where fans and followers rushed madly to see the pieces before they were defaced by rival graffiti taggers, painted over by unhappy business owners, or outright stolen by thieves looking to cash in for a big payday. More

Oct 12, 2014 Web Exclusive

Given Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's contrarian reputation—he has boasted on numerous occasions that the intensity of Daryl Dixon fans has made him more eager to kill off the character—I half expected him to be a combative person to interview. In fact, he's exactly the opposite. Five minutes late for our conversation, he apologizes profusely, then gives me 10 more minutes of his time than he'd previously agreed to, even though he has a full day at the New York Comic-Con ahead of him. Talk to him for just a few minutes and it becomes clear that what might appear to be a desire to torture Walking Dead fans is really Kirkman's dry wit. Who would have guessed that the man who has plumbed the depths of human despair in his work would also harbor a dark sense of humor? More

Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

If Gale Anne Hurd's only claim to fame was being the producer and co-writer of Terminator (1984), her place in entertainment history would be set. Only 28 at the time, she had her whole career ahead of her, and she has used her time well, adding Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and a few dozen other films to her resume.  More

Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

It must be hell trying to supply memorable moments to every member of such a large cast, but the writers of The Walking Dead have the benefit of being able to capture human beings at every stage of emotion that accompanies living through a zombie apocalypse.  More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of The Walking Dead's nearly unprecedented success is the fact that it is built upon so many actors that hardly anyone knew before the show became a ratings juggernaut. Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBridethese were actors who were pretty much completely unknown by American audiences when the show debuted in October of 2010. More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

When Alanna Masterson joined the cast of The Walking Dead, she was so obscure no one had made a Wikipedia entry for her yet. Coming from a family of actorsher brother Christopher was Francis on Malcolm in the Middle, and her brother Danny was Stephen Hyde on That '70s Showit was only a matter of time until she would make her own mark in the family business. More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

As much as The Walking Dead is known for its striking scenes—zombified little girls, beheadings, throats being ripped out—its true genius is found in its smaller, more reflective moments. One of the most poignant of these came in the season three premiere, when the teenaged Beth Greene is asked by her father, Hershel, to sing for the group of survivors.  More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

Since the demise of irascible redneck Merle Dixon in season three, The Walking Dead hasn't had a character you could turn to for (admittedly dark) comic relief. Enter Dr. Eugene Porter, a self-proclaimed brilliant scientist with a mullet and an ability to make every social situation awkward simply by his presence.  More

Oct 06, 2014 Web Exclusive

There's a scene near the end of season four's "The Grove" that seems to represent the culmination of Carol Peletier's character growth. Having just killed her adopted daughter, Lizzie, because of her violently unstable behavior, Carol sits at a table in an abandoned house and confesses to Tyreese that she was the one who murdered his flu-stricken girlfriend.  More