MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Ben Mathis-Lilley

  1. chat room
    Max Brooks on His New Graphic Novel, The Harlem HellfightersThe World War Z writer describes how he came to be writing a historical graphic novel about an inspiring black World War I fighting squad.
  2. slapstick studies
    The Three Stooges and the Evolution of Slapstick ViolenceHow fake violence got real.
  3. apology
    Lewis Black: Not Drunk on HimselfThe Approval Matrix apologizes.
  4. vulture lists
    5 Best SNL Guest Hosts From Season 34Sorry, Michael Phelps — maybe next year.
  5. last night's gig
    AC/DC Savage Madison Square Garden With Panting Rock FuryGuitarist Young spent five minutes standing alone on top of a platform built over the drum set, hammering away with such speed and volume that his playing was essentially incomprehensible to mortal ears.