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Comedian of the Year: John Mulaney Stayed Sharp in Uneven Times

2018 has been a great comedy year, even if it’s also been a pretty weird time to try and do comedy at all. After all, where do you find humor when the world seems to be on the verge of collapse for any number of reasons, social and political and geographic alike? For John Mulaney,

Showrunners of the Year: The Americans’ Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg Shattered Hearts With History

There’s a sense that the ending to The Americans has been determined from the start. The Soviet Union is no more. The mission to which Philip (recent Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) and especially Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings have devoted so much of their lives, the cause for which they’ve fought and bled and lost and killed,

Film Review: Welcome to Marwen is Certainly Unlike Anything Else You’ve Seen All Year

The Pitch: Previously told in documentary form as Marwencol in 2010, Welcome to Marwen is the fictional studio take on Mark Hogancamp’s fascinating true story. Beaten and left for dead by a gang of homophobes, Hogancamp (Steve Carell) was attacked because, while drunk, he demurred about enjoying and wearing women’s shoes. Hogancamp lost many of his

Judge forces sicko poacher to watch Bambi once a month for an entire year in jail

One of the best scenes in The Shawshank Redemption is when Andy Dufresne and his jail pals get to go watch a movie one evening. It’s a priviledge for them, a moment where the prisoners feel alive — like human beings again. Needless to say, that won’t be the feeling for poacher-turned-prisoner David Berry Jr. A Missouri

U.S. Musicians' Median Income Is $21,300 Per Year

The median income for a U.S. musician is just $ 21,300 per year, according to a new survey. The Music Industry Research Association published a report built from 1,227 responses, which showed that 61 percent of artists had to rely on other work to cover their living expenses. Even with an upturn in industry profits, the

DMX sentenced to one year in prison for tax evasion

DMX is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Though prosecutors sought the maximum of five years, the Ruff Ryder rapper was sentenced to one year behind bars. The sentencing comes four months after DMX entered a guilty plea to a tax evasion charge in November. His plea bargain included reducing the

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Joseph Arthur announce new band, Arthur Buck, debut album out later this year

R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur have formed a new band. They’ll be calling themselves Arthur Buck, and their debut album drops later this year via New West Records. Buck and Arthur go back a ways. Arthur opened for R.E.M. in 2004, and the pair shared a stage in 2014 to pay tribute to the late