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Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis on the Origins of Adult Swim’s “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

Dec 14, 2020 Dave Willis

For some, the 12-minute cartoon show Aqua Teen Hunger Force, available now on HBO Max, is a cult classic. With its odd, surreal humor and unelaborate though quirky animation, the television show struck a chord with twenty-something-year-old viewers when it aired in the early 2000s. We caught up with the creators of Aqua Teen Hunger ForceMatt Maiellaro and Dave Willis—to talk about their show’s beginnings, Adult Swim’s early years, and some room called The Fart Vault. More

Travel Writer and TV Host Rick Steves On Publishing, Packing, Pints, and Patience

Nov 24, 2020 Rick Steves

Famed traveler, writer, television host, activist and tour guide, Rick Steves, is an inspiration. He’s curious and adventurous but he’s also compassionate and empathetic. He works to keep a long view of global sustainability, rather than promote quick gains. And, as such, he’s helped bring countless people out of their shells or out of their normal day-to-day behaviors and taken them on excursions around the world, whether through his travel guides, TV shows, or guided tours. More

David Byrne on Broadway, Doodles, and “Reasons to be Cheerful”

Nov 12, 2020 David Byrne

Champions and lovers of art, in all its forms, likely have come across the work of musician and performer, David Byrne. The Hall of Fame songwriter rose to prominence in the ’80s and ’90s with his band, Talking Heads, releasing all-time classic tracks like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He is known for co-producing one of the most beloved concert films of all time, Stop Making Sense, and more recently, Byrne has made headlines for projects like his positive-thinking magazine, Reasons to be Cheerful, and his Broadway stage show (recently released on HBO MAX), American Utopia. More

My Favorite Album: Hatchie on Carole King’s “Tapestry”

Sep 11, 2020 My Favorite Album

For 26-year-old Australian songwriter Harriette Pilbeam, Carole King’s 1971 album Tapestry might seem an odd choice for favorite album. But for Pilbeam, who last year released the dance-y dream pop Keepsake, her full-length debut under the moniker Hatchie, it came down to family. More

My Favorite Album: Jason Mantzoukas on Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”

Aug 19, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

You may know him as the infamously depraved Rafi on The League, as one-third of the How Did This Get Made? podcast dream team, or as the animated preteen pervert Jay on Big Mouth, but actor Jason Mantzoukas is also a long-time audiophile with impeccable taste in music. More

Mark Duplass and Julian Wass on the Final Season of HBO’s “Room 104”

Jul 24, 2020 Mark Duplass

HBO’s anthology series, Room 104, which debuted July 28, 2017, is premiering for likely its final season tonight (July 24). The series, which tracks the happenings of all kinds in a typical American hotel room, was created by Mark and Jay Duplass (aka the Duplass Brothers production team) and has featured guest stars like James Van Der Beek, Rainn Wilson, Mahershala Ali, Luke Wilson and Charlyne Yi. More

My Favorite Album: Heidi Gardner of “Saturday Night Live” on Tenacious D’s Self-Titled Album

Jul 14, 2020 Heidi Gardner

Comedian and actor, Heidi Gardner, who is known for her many roles on Saturday Night Live and for her voice work on the animated show, SuperMansion, pursued her career in comedy a little later in life than some. While laughter had always been part of her world, for a while she never knew she could find a job that paid within the ranks. In the meantime, before earning a role on the most prestigious sketch show in the world, Gardner appreciated the work of the talented musical and comedic duo, Tenacious D. More

Rutledge Wood on Hosting Netflix’s Hit Game Show “Floor Is Lava”

Jul 10, 2020 Rutledge Wood

What’s the difference between lava and magma? Turns out magma doesn’t have it’s own #1 TV show. Welcome to the world of Netflix’s Floor Is Lava. Filmed and in the can for more than a year, the show (which debuted June 19 and quickly vaulted to the platform’s top ranking) arrives at a time of social distancing and discord and saves the planet. More

My Favorite Album: Topher Grace on John Williams’ “The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration”

Jul 06, 2020 Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

Leave it to an actor to mention a favorite album so on the nose, but Topher Grace insists his love for John Williams’ music isn’t just about his craft. More