Hey Chicago, attend an exclusive screening of the new season of Netflix original series Easy

The Netflix show Easy is filmed in Chicago, with every episode telling a self-contained story set in the Windy City. Featuring actors like Dave Franco, Zazie Beets, Marc Maron, and more (with new folks like Aubrey Plaza and Judy Greer joining them for the latest installments), the anthology series explores ideas of…

10 pieces of pop culture with too many characters

It happens to everyone: You’ll be watching one of your favorite TV shows, seeing a great movie, or reading an excellent book, when suddenly a character shows up, and your only reaction is, “Wait—who is that again?” Some pop culture, no matter the quality, just has too many damn characters to keep track of. To…

Crazy About Cryptozoology: Bigfoot

The world of pop culture is filled with mysterious creatures. From boogeymen to wendigos, all manner of strange and unusual beings exist in TV and film, their origins often unknown. In The A.V. Club’s new video series Crazy About Cryptozoology, we take a closer look at a few noteworthy examples of mythical beasts and…

Why Mike Judge is king of the pop-culture hill: An illustrated timeline

For nearly 25 years now, Mike Judge and his creations have been a fixture in American pop culture. From Beavis And Butthead to Silicon Valley, his TV shows and movies have captured the zeitgeist of America—even if, as in the case of his recently rediscovered film Idiocracy, it occasionally doesn’t happen until nearly…