Yes, Jurassic Park's Bad Dinosaur Science Still Matters

I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally… »6/11/15 10:43pm6/11/15 10:43pm


Even Bank Robbers Decide What Tie To Wear: The Essence Of Elmore Leonard

Hard to imagine having a cooler job than the one Gregg Sutter had for more than 30 years, when he served as the late Elmore Leonard's researcher. Sutter is the editor of the Library of America's Elmore Leonard anthology, which will be released in three volumes, the first of which was published a few weeks ago… »9/16/14 10:35am9/16/14 10:35am

The Lebowskis Who Might Have Been: Behind The Scenes With The Coens

When I was 25 I got a job with the Coen brothers. I'd worked on three movies as an apprentice film editor and got a gig with them as a personal assistant when they made The Big Lebowski. I was with them for a year, from before pre-production through post-production (when they edited the movie, I transitioned from… »7/23/14 2:52pm7/23/14 2:52pm

Mike Judge, The Accidental Satirical Genius

It would require uncanny prescience to discern signs of future greatness in a crudely animated two-minute short film from 1992 entitled Frog Baseball. Yet for a nondescript twentysomething bass player and aspiring animator named Mike Judge, that's where his improbable career as one of our greatest satirists began. »4/07/14 6:32pm4/07/14 6:32pm

The Comedic Duo of Bob and Naomi Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk examines the smörgåsbord of desserts that line a long wooden dining room table—espresso cupcakes, chocolate peanut-butter balls, pumpkin bread, triple chocolate caramel cookies and doughnuts among them. Like everyone else around him, he ignores the chocolate chunk cookies with a white card in front of… »3/13/14 3:10pm3/13/14 3:10pm

How To Draw Athletes The Ed Emberley Way

I didn't know from Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World when I was growing up and I'm not exactly sure how I missed it. Drawing was something I could do well from an early age. But while I was reading Richard Scarry's books and the story about Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Emberley was teaching kids how to… »11/26/13 10:16am11/26/13 10:16am

Ask The Internet's Biggest Television Writer About Everything That's Happened On TV In The Last 15 Years

It used to be that TV was so mediocre that it wasn't really worth discussing. Then TV got a lot better, but we didn't have much of a place to discuss it. Then Alan Sepinwall, who was the TV critic for the Star-Ledger hung out his shingle online, recapping episodes and spurring plenty of discussions. Today you can… »12/05/12 1:57pm12/05/12 1:57pm