On Being Awkward and Insecure While Black

The abundance of black television from the past two decades includes three letters: U-P-N. Before its dissolution in 2006, UPN was the birthplace of some of…
Brian Josephs / October 10, 2016

What’s the Deal With HBO’s The Young Pope?

With a track record of producing shows like The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, and The Wire, HBO has thoroughly established itself as the industry standard for quality dramatic television.
Jeremy Gordon / October 3, 2016

High Maintenance Is a Great Weed Show That Isn’t Really About Weed

Maybe it hits you while you’re waiting for a train on an elevated platform, counting the windows on a hulking apartment building across the tracks:…
Andy Cush / September 20, 2016

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s Upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe Documentary

HBO has shared the first trailer for what looks to be a fascinating, revealing documentary about the trailblazing photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The doc, Mapplethorpe: Look at…
James Grebey / March 11, 2016

Julian Casablancas Covers the Velvet Underground’s ‘Run Run Run’

Now that HBO's Vinyl, a show that chronicles the sometimes-corrupt music business in 1970s New York, is officially on the air, fellow New Yorker and…
Rachel Brodsky / February 19, 2016

Sturgill Simpson Records Fired-Up ‘Sugar Daddy’ as Theme for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

Outlaw country rocker Sturgill Simpson has unveiled "Sugar Daddy," the stomping Southern-rock theme song to HBO's new show Vinyl. The Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger-produced drama about the cutthroat New…
Anna Gaca / February 11, 2016

Kurt Cobain Doc ‘Montage of Heck’ Will Get Limited Theatrical Release

Montage of Heck, the highly anticipated (and first official) documentary about Kurt Cobain, will be coming to theaters. According to Billboard, the film will have…
James Grebey / March 20, 2015

Director of HBO’s Kurt Cobain Doc Clarifies Courtney Love’s Role in the Project

A day after reports claimed that Courtney Love had been effectively cut out of HBO's upcoming documentary about Kurt Cobain — which is set to air in…
Brennan Carley / December 4, 2014

Courtney Love Will Not Be Involved in Producing HBO’s Kurt Cobain Documentary

Montage of Heck, the first-ever fully authorized documentary about legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, will be directed by the Academy Award-nominated Brett Morgen and executive-produced by Cobain's daughter.
James Grebey / December 3, 2014

Barack Obama Appears in Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer

Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn Blum just had their third daughter together, so this ranks as the second-most exciting Grohl news of the day, but…
Kyle McGovern / August 21, 2014

Foo Fighters’ HBO Show ‘Sonic Highways’ Sets Premiere Date

This week we learned that Foo Fighters' eighth album is in the bag. That also means that they should be all done filming Sonic Highways,…
Chris Martins / August 1, 2014

Stream Jenny Lewis’ ‘Completely Not Me,’ From Kim Gordon’s ‘Girls’ Episode

Girls' two-part season premiere included at least a couple of points of interest for music fans, and one of them is now streaming for free…
Marc Hogan / January 13, 2014

‘Entourage’ Guy Starts His Own Music Label

Adrian Grenier is growing his Entourage. The actor and entrepreneur best known as the HBO show's fictitious movie star Vince Chase opened up a recording…
Marc Hogan / May 31, 2013

‘Game of Thrones’ Costume Designer Michele Clapton on Dressing for Ice and Fire

Now in the sixth week of its much anticipated third season, HBO's Game of Thrones has made fantasy cool to hordes of individuals who would…
Kiran Herbert / May 6, 2013

HBO’s ‘Game Change’: How Sarah Palin Ruined the GOP

For a party historically famous for its discipline and devotion to hierarchy, the GOP's lack of either in this election cycle seems unprecedented in modern…
Joe Gross / March 8, 2012