Festivus isn’t the only holiday that has transitioned from sitcom punch line to real-life marketing opportunity. Over the last several weeks I’ve been seeing more and more stores advertising gifts for “Galentine’s Day.” This “holiday” is the invention of “Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope. As she explained in the 2010 episode, “Every February 13th,…
A considerable percentage of the reason Joe Biden is somehow among the front-runners for the Democratic nomination in 2020, despite having not even announced yet, is because of The Onion. The satirical publication’s ongoing portrayal of the former VP as a relatable working class goofball and rapscallion has created a positive association for millions of internet-addled…
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and Photo by Universal Pictures This article originally ran in 2016; we’ve republished it in honor of the tenth anniversary of The Lonely Island’s Incredibad. Over their 15-year career, the comedy trio the Lonely Island has won an Emmy and a Peabody, earned three Grammy nominations, and released two top-ten albums and two…
Think Roti, Khalynayak, Baazigar, Lagaan to name just a few and you would get an idea of the level of reverence titles have in the pantheon of popular Hindi cinema. In fact, dialogues are specifically written to make a deep obeisance to the titles and if luck shines, they end up becoming a part of…
At the back of a large, crowded room upstairs at the Vancouver Convention Centre, DJ Pho Fho is selling a small selection of brand-name sneakers nestled at his feet. Among the 23-year-old's wares are some sought-after sneakers: a pair of Nike Supreme Air Force 2s, Adidas Yeezy 350s and Nike Air Max 98s. He also has a few Palace t-shirts.He travelled to Vancouver…
Jackson spoke to PEOPLE about his new album Fool, upcoming retrospective tour, and how the desire to 'turn clichés on their head' keeps him creative As the old phrase goes, fashion fades but style is eternal. The line is generally attributed to Yves Saint Laurent, but it might as well belong to another man who’s…
The elder sister of Thailand's king was nominated Friday (Saturday NZ time) as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections, upending a tradition where the Thai monarchy was seen as apart from the politics and presenting a serious challenge to the ruling military junta. But the Thai political party whose stunning decision to nominate…
Less than two years after opening his Southern cafe inside the Darcy Hotel in Scott Circle, chef and TV personality David Guas will close Lil’B. He tells Eater he’s parting ways with the hotel following a change in ownership. “Like any new [thing] that comes in, they want to do something slightly different,” says Guas,…
I recently came upon a deeply disturbing tweet that brought me up short: “Here are screenshots from Bill Hybels’ book ‘Christians in a Sex Crazed Culture’, 1989, in which he admits he purchased & viewed child pornography in the 1980s,” it read. There were photos of the referenced pages from Hybels’ book attached. I was…
By Kofi Outlaw - February 5, 2019 Marvel Studios has ironically been having a bit of trouble marketing the one movie that bears the company name in its title, but it seems as though some better promotional materials for Captain Marvel are now coming. The Captain Marvel Super Bowl trailer was a showcase of high-octane…
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