The Journal of Controversial Ideas—academic freedom sans responsibility is reckless

Enlarge / “A model brain atop a rocket symbolizes innovation, progress, and psychology topics.” Thanks, Getty Images! (credit: Shana Novak / Getty Images) Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author in 1967, arguing that once a text is produced, it is an independent entity to be interpreted and understood by the audience without the […]

ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spin-off, sans disgraced actress Roseanne Barr

ABC ordered a 10-episode spinoff for the comedy show “Roseanne,” which was canceled in May after lead actress Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet. The new series, which has the working title “The Conners,” is set to be aired this fall, the company said in a statement. It will star John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and […]

FX Boss Offers Updates on Fargo Season 4, Better Things Sans Louis C.K., Horror Story Season 8 and More

FX has informally, unofficially renewed Fargo for a fourth season. At the cabler’s portion of the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Friday, CEO John Landgraf revealed that a fourth edition of Noah Hawley’s acclaimed anthology is in development. The series, which wrapped its third season last year, had been on hold pending series creator Noah Hawley’s […]

New Microsoft Word attacks infect PCs sans macros

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Fancy Bear, the advanced hacking group researchers say is tied to the Russian government, is actively exploiting a newly revived technique that gives attackers a stealthy means of infecting computers using Microsoft Office documents, security researchers said this week. Fancy Bear is one of two Russian-sponsored hacking outfits researchers say breached Democratic […]

Hellboy Creator Announces R-Rated Film Reboot, Sans Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola announced on Facebook that there will be an R-rated big screen reboot for the demonic hero, this time starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour. Sadly, Guillermo del Toro seems to be nowhere in sight. According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd […]