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How the NFL is a Socialist Plot

“Irritable Bowl Syndrome” by Bill Maher. Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

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Art Culture

Out Today: Milo Manara Library vol. 2

One of the masters of European comic erotica (that means he draws sexy naked girls), Milo Manara is getting his due from Dark Horse Books. In the fall, The Manara Library Volume 1 came out; today Volume 2 goes on sale. In case you’re not familiar with Manara, here are some interior panels from El […]

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Released Today: Solo Album by Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady’s solo album Clear Heart, Full Eyes, comes out today (it’s been available for pre-order for a good while). Listen to the first single on SoundCloud: Craig Finn – Honolulu Blues Label site: Vagrant Records

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Culture Film

Opening Credit Sequence from Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

“Immigrant Song” by Trent Reznor and Keren O The sequence’s creative director, Tim Miller, explains it all at i09: “We wanted to tell the story of all three books in these 2 and a half minutes.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcp9Ysi75f0

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Gangster Time

Photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg documented London gangsters in a photo book called The Firm, published in 2001; he’s back with The Family, a new collection of pictures of some of the same likely lads, now older and somewhat mellowed. The pictures recently showed at Foto8 Gallery (see Meet the Family) and the book is available […]

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Culture Film

The Many Things of Which One Loves the Smell In the Morning

What was once simply a great line (ok, still is) is now a hallmark of lazy comedy writing. A supercut by YouTube user dondrapersayswhat.

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Art Culture

WTFPod on Hot Rod

If you’re one of the comedy/human-suffering junkies who loves Marc Maron’s WTF podcast (see WTFPod.com), you’ve heard him flogging his special Coop poster for weeks now. But there is a problem with describing art on radio: You can’t see it. Here is the “Marc Maron Coop poster,” and it is magnificent indeed: This image was […]

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New “Eastbound & Down” Teaser; Kenny Powers Returns Feb. 19!

Here’s the latest teaser from HBO promoting Season 3 of Eastbound & Down: And if you haven’t seen it, here’s a more thematic—but no less awesome—promo clip HBO posted in the fall: