What You're Missing at the Start of Every John Oliver Episode

The title sequence to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is memorable for its minimalistic, sleek design. But what do those graphics actually say?

When producers from HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver approached Trollbäck + Company to design the introduction sequence for the show, they knew exactly what they didn't want the firm to create: another news show parody package, a la the shows of Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. That'd been done.

Keep reading Show less

"Game of Thrones" Creators Face Growing Controversy over Their next Show

Creators of the mega-hit tv show "Game of Thrones" face growing controversy over their next show.

Creators D.B Weiss and David Benioff attend the DVD launch of the complete first season of 'Game Of Thrones' at Old Vic Tunnels on February 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

As the wildly popular HBO show “Game of Thrones” started on its final season, the creators of the mega-hit have announced their next television project. David Benioff and D.B.Weiss were given a series order by HBO to make “Confederate” - a new drama they created that is set in an alternate historical timeline. In the world of the show, the South managed to secede, founding a nation where slavery remains legal until the modern day. 

Keep reading Show less

Game of Thrones: Why Samwell Tarly Was the MVP of 'Dragonstone'

Poop, soup, books — repeat. Who could forget that montage? Here are the key takeaways from the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, which crashed the HBO website like wildfire taking down the Sept. 

Samwell Tarly does some light reading in the first episode of Game of Thrones, season 7. [HBO]

Keep reading Show less

What's More Violent: Shakespeare or 'Game of Thrones'?

The stories in Shakespeare's plays and 'Game of Thrones' are often bloody, but which are ultimately more violent?

Keep reading Show less

Digital Revolution: More and More People Are Paying For Content

"Shut up and take my money" isn't just a meme anymore, it's the way people are increasingly choosing to access art, news, and culture.

Photo: Vitaly, unsplash.com/@gooner

Keep reading Show less