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LATE-NIGHT-LEGENDS

The top 10 legends of late night

A look at the best late night talk show hosts to ever get behind a desk.

Tammy Wynette, De La Soul, Steely Dan: National Treasures (photo)

Tammy Wynette, De La Soul, Steely Dan: National Treasures

Every year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 sound recordings to preserve in its National Recording Registry. This year’s batch is a diverse group of America’s best and brightest, including the song that best represents America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Yes, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” by Edward Meeker (not Billy Corgan’s version) is […]

Is the secret to great animated films as simple as skipping the pop culture references? (photo)

Is the secret to great animated films as simple as skipping the pop culture references?

While Pixar itself has yet to succumb to smugness, complacency and diminishing returns, their champions could learn something from the studio’s example. There’s a peculiar push-pull attached to the studio and how people evaluate it. For example: every summer, before their newest movie comes out, box-office prognosticators predict imminent failure (people won’t want to watch […]

Black Dynamite, Wax Poetics (photo)

Black Dynamite, Wax Poetics

File this Soul-Fu flick, “Black Dynamite,” under blown out in your blaxploitation library. The one thing I’ve always dug about the genre as a whole is the music and when the story is too vapid to hold you between laughs, it can be a reason to keep watching along with the hilarious get ups everyone’s […]