Matt Groening

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Karaoke Night with Homer Simpson

    Let's be honest: Karaoke is really only fun for the person singing. We tolerate the noise and the cringe-inducing pitchiness for the friend who occasionally drags us to whatever seedy, drunk-infested dive  they've decided to perform in. However, when the singer is Homer Simpson, we'll put up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap: 'My being a black cartoonist seemed to make people want to typecast me'

    ​Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap (yes, he's aware that his name rhymes with a country singer's, so if you chat with him you can skip the "Any Day Now" reference) can frequently be found in Los Angeles comic book shops at book signing events. He is the author of two cartoon collections, My Washcloth Stin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Best 'Simpsons' Moments: Castmembers Share Their Favorite Contributions to Celebrate the 500th Episode

    Fox​Behold! The Simpsons' 500th episode is upon us! The show, titled "At Long Last Leave," entails the Simpson family being evicted from Springfield. When Marge and Homer try to sneak back into town, they're shunned by former neighbors and friends. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stars as himself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamano: 'I'm Ashamed to Write Songs About Love'

    Shonen Knife​It's been three decades since beloved all-female Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife formed, and although they have only one remaining original member, singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano, they still pump out an endearing mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy that has attracted fans all ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Duff Beer--It Exists! (But Only in Latin America)

    It's real! ​"Duff Beer for me, Duff Beer for you . . ." The Miami Herald has discovered the famous fictional lager at real-life bars in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Chile. The bottles, sold for about $5.50 each, bear the same logo as the ice cold brew chugged nightly by Homer and friends a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Like Crazy at Sundance: WE WON!!!!!!

    ​There's a lot of recapping to be done, but before anything else, last night--WE WON THE GRAND JURY PRIZE!!!!!!! The big one! Not only that, Felicity was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Actress! A prize is not given every year, unless deemed appropriate. The whole team was in disbelief. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Top Five Songs Used In Futurama

    ​If you don't have Comedy Central, you're lucky. Sort of. On the one hand, you haven't been bombarded by grinding repetition of commercials featuring the classic Futurama character hypnotoad. The wonky-eyed frog drones incessantly while a voice commands viewers to  watch the new episodes that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Strange Love: Musical Weirdness From Daniel Johnston And Co.​Austin singer, songwriter and artist Daniel Johnston's six-album box set is due on June 22 (via Munster Records). Johnston became the musical and artistic elite's best kept secret in the early '80s; he self-distributed a series of home-recorded songs embellished with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Last Night's Top Chef Masters Didn't Have Me Saying "D'Oh!"

    ​Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Simpsons Weighs in on Comic-Con Moving to Anaheim

    ​We've spilled a good amount of digital ink on what a truly terrible idea Comic-Con International moving from San Diego to Anaheim (or Los Angeles) is, even if there are still about 3,000 people on Facebook who think otherwise. Luckily, our side has gotten some noteworthy support, as the vastly in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    All Tomorrow's Parties Festival Coming Back to Long Beach!

    ​We recently got a shocking/exciting announcement that the mega-awesome All Tomorrow's Parties festival would finally be coming back to Long Beach. Are you excited? We sure as hell as are! Click the jump to see all the details.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    All-Encompassing Comic-Con Photo Post! Part Two!

    ​More Comic-Con photos, from Saturday and Sunday, as the musky smell and convention madness begins to sink in. (Check our previous bunch of photos out here.)

  • Columns

    March 5, 2009
  • Film

    November 29, 2007


    Touch of Evel

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    It Doesnt Suck!

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent

  • Film

    March 30, 2006

    Troubled Man

    The deeply disturbed life and times of a musical prodigy

  • Columns

    July 15, 2004

    Fight Club

    Fight for your right to fight!

  • Music

    May 6, 2004
  • Music

    November 20, 2003
  • Film

    August 16, 2001

    The Killer Inside Him

    The Farrellys, fart jokes, the whole shebang

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Tunes and 'Toons

    Eric Stefani relishes both worlds-and anonymity

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    The Great Ones

    Eight Comix creators who pricked America's dark underbelly