Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. Read More
Mike Judge might be one of the most prolific pop culture creator of our lifetime. Think about it: Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill, Office Space, that one with Luke Wilson in the future where everyone says “But it’s got electrolytes!” And now Silicon Valley, a new HBO show about a bunch of skinny geeks in San Fran who write code and try to hit the tech jackpot.
Already from the trailer we can tell that this is going to be GIRLS for dudes who bitch about their start-ups on Secret. Oh, you threw up because someone offered you $10 million??? Try getting a real job, Mr. Hannah Horvath. Read More
Jimmy Fallon isn’t the only reason to keep your TV tuned to NBC while nodding off after a long day: Starting tonight, Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update star Seth Meyers will be taking over Late Night at 12:35. (So technically, it’s Tuesday morning, but who’s keeping track?) The newly minted host took a moment from the frenzy of his weekday debut to talk to The Observer about diversity in the writers’ room, Fred Armisen’s music curation, and a potential True Detective parody.
Walking into a suite in the Bryant Park Hotel, the first thing I saw, standing in the center of the room, was Ray Wise, the actor who played Laura Palmer’s father, Leland, in David Lynch’s beloved but short-lived television series Twin Peaks. The second thing I saw was a large bounty of Chipotle bags on the table.
We found it! The wait is over (and it’s not Admiral Ackbar.) Spoilers about season two of House of Cards below! Read More
New York Fashion Week, always a blur, was also this year a swirl of slush, ice and polar vortexes, which didn’t stop The Transom from undertaking the nearly biblical task of trying to set a record for most events attended. Herewith, a summary.
At the show for fashion website VFiles, models with sunken Read More
On Oct. 16, 1995, I had a casting at Vogue for Fashion Week. My datebook from that day says I stopped by 350 Madison Avenue between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fashion Week was still in its infancy, having just been collectively located in the tents at Bryant Park the previous year. According to fashion lore, it was the ceiling falling down onto models during a 1990 Michael Kors show that was the impetus for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to take action. Reportedly, the models continued to perform their jobs while the fashion editors ran for the exits. Unsafe workspaces were not acceptable for the CFDA when it came to putting their own lives at risk.
If I were to ask you, “Quick, what were Chris Farley’s funniest sketches on Saturday Night Live?” you’d probably respond like a normal person: “Ah! Stop pressuring me! I don’t know, I don’t owe you anything!” Read More
Last night was the premiere of Jimmy Fallon’s tenure on The Tonight Show. How well you think he did will probably be entirely dependent on how much you live-tweeted the production. (All of it? Did you live-tweet all of it?) Sites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post did a fair job of chronicling every moment of the program, in case there was anyone on the Internet who felt super-strongly about the show but couldn’t get to a TV in time. We shouldn’t really have to recap very much for you. Read More