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“Seinfeld” Theme Creator Jonathan Wolff on the Show’s New Soundtrack and the Theme’s Origin

Jul 12, 2021 Web Exclusive

If you’ve ever flipped channels on regular television, or if you’ve ever briefly looked through streaming services for something funny to watch, or if you grew up in the ‘90s, then it is safe to assume at least two things about you: you know of the sitcom series, Seinfeld, and you’ve imitated the show’s catchy, slap bass theme song, like, “Bunka-der, deka-der-der!”
Victoria Blade on Being the Commercial Woman in “WandaVision” and Her New Single “Road Trip”

Jun 24, 2021 Web Exclusive

Songwriter and actor, Victoria Blade, has probably been on your television screen during the pandemic. For those millions of WandaVision fans, she was the neatly attired “Commercial Woman” who appeared in all of the fake commercials embedded within the Marvel series that traveled through the American sitcom decades, from the 1950s through today. But Blade is also more than an actor. She is a songwriter and performer. She is also something of an amateur videographer. And we’re happy to premiere Blade’s latest single and music video, “Road Trip.”
Austin Winsberg on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Jun 15, 2021 Web Exclusive

The core of a great song—a truly great composition that reaches beyond typical marketplace constraints—is all about connection. Somehow in the span of a few minutes, the listener is given language and imagery for their own emotions and experiences. It’s company for the journey, so to speak, and it’s the substance that makes a track memorable even in a digital era.This same connection is at the heart of NBC’s musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Not only does the show itself use many songs that would fit the aforementioned description, but show creator Austin Winsberg aspires for the Emmy-winning show to provide the same connection for viewers.
The End: Ben Schneider of Lord Huron

Jun 04, 2021 Web Exclusive

To end out the week, we ask Ben Schneider, frontman of Lord Huron, some questions about endings and death.
Ashley Nicole Black and Gabrielle Dennis on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show”

May 28, 2021 Web Exclusive

When HBO first partnered with now-world-famous show-runner, Issa Rae, for her television show, Insecure, the sky was the limit. Today, with Insecure headed into its fifth and final season, having made its way into the hearts of many adoring fans, Rae’s footprint on HBO remains large. Thankfully. In her own way, she has helped to usher in more diversity to the channel and a keener eye for more so in the future. One of the shows Rae has helped bring to HBO is A Black Lady Sketch Show, which stars the quartet of Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, and Quinta Brunson.

May 20, 2021 Issue #68 - Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue)

When the members of the Japanese four-piece band CHAI were younger they never would have imagined collaborating with their idols. Twins Mana and Kana along with high school pal, Yuna, and future friend, Yuuki, were happy just to be making their own music. But with an infectious stage show along with a message of pink positivity, friends came quickly.
Sarah Jarosz on Her New Album, Growing Up in Wimberley, Texas, and Music As Home

May 05, 2021

Sarah Jarosz is one of the few people who is as successful as she is talented. While the two don’t often come hand-in-hand, unfortunately, Jarosz boasts both in spades. The nine-time Grammy nominated artist, who has won the award four times, has released five records, all of which imbue prowess in technical ability and artful intuition.
Comedian Erica Rhodes on Acting Normal, Her New Special, and Car Audiences

Apr 15, 2021 Web Exclusive

Comedian, Erica Rhodes, cares about the things she says. Growing up, her mother cared obsessively about grammar. Her father was witty, sharp, and made people laugh. Early on, Rhodes realized the power communication can have between people—whether that meant bursts of laughter or depth of a conversation.
Comedian Eddie Griffin on the Purpose of Comedy, Showing Off in History Class, and His New Special

Apr 05, 2021 Web Exclusive

In a way, longtime comedian Eddie Griffin is the King of the Colloquial. Listening to the man talk or watching his new comedy special, Laughin’ Through Your Mask, which came out last week, one gets the sense that Griffin cares deeply about the (his?) idea of common sense.