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Twelve Days: A Talk With Alex Berenson

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

His ninth John Wells thriller, Twelve Days, has ex-CIA agent Wells and his associates uncovering a huge plot: a secret plan to convince the President to attack Iran and ignite a war.

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

Gay Web Series Celebrates 'Found Families' on Thanksgiving

Leon Acord | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

More than any other holiday, I think this one is made for "found families," i.e., families we form in adulthood from friends and neighbors. Since the show is all about a group of friends-as-family in West Hollywood, it seemed a perfect match.

'The Marco Effect' A Talk With Jussi Adler-Olsen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jussi Adler-Olsen is the internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series, which has sold almost fifteen million copies worldwide.

"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

Creativity at Its Finest: a Look Back at Archer: Vice

Uloop | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Uloop

Creativity isn't always profitable, regardless of the medium. In video games, the critically acclaimed Psychonauts goes unnoticed while the annual Ca...

SHFTY YouTube Series: The New SNL For Vine Stars

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Vine Sensations Brittany Furlan, Klarity, Brandon Calvillo, and Christiano Covino debut their new show SHFTY (Super Happy Fun Time, Yeah!) which is ...

Love Is Also for Losers: The Return of 'Easy Abby'

Logan Lynn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

After taking in the whole first season, I absolutely see why Easy Abby is the most watched lesbian web series in the world -- boasting over 14 million views to date.

The Incredibly True Adventure of a Lesbian Bartender in the Big Apple

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

It is truly a remarkable thing to witness time and time again the way men, women, locals and foreigners become obsessed with the fact that I'm a dyke. It happens at least five times a night.

Never Can Say Goodbye: The Perils of Ending a Series

Alma Katsu | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Alma Katsu

The worst of all possible worlds -- from the creator's point of view, anyway -- is when a series in terminated by the publisher or studio before the narrative arc is completed. While television producers have little recourse, for authors at least self-publishing comes to the rescue.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler is the best-selling author of two thriller series, one featuring John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American former soldier turned freelance assassin; and another featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven.

Literary Monogamy and Polygamy

Dave Astor | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

For a number of years, liking a novel by a certain author set me off on a binge of consecutively reading other books by the same author. It made sense. If you love one fictional work by an author, there's a good chance you'll at least like another.

Pemberly Digital Finds Success Bringing Jane Austen To YouTube (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

The stars of Pemberley Digital's "Welcome To Sanditon" YouTube series - Kyle Walters, Allison Paige and Daniel Vincent Gordh - explain what it's lik...

Roosterteeth Adds Anime RWBY To YouTube Slate (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

To kick off our Geek Week live show at YouTube Space LA, Burnie Burns, The Slow Mo Guys' Gavin Free, and Hannah Minx give us an exclusive preview of...

YouTube's "Summer Break" Reality Stars Talk Life In Front of The Camera & Crazy Tweets (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The stars of YouTube's "Summer Break" reality series - Alex, Ray and Kostas - stop by the What's Trending studio to talk about their weirdest tweets...

VH1's "Stevie TV" Launches Season 2 and Teaches Twerking (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.24.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Stevie Ryan stops by the What's Trending studio to chat with Shira Lazar and Ethan Newberry about her VH1 series, "Stevie TV," personal inspirations...

Convos With My 2 Year Old: Interview With Creators About Viral Success (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

"Convos With My 2 Year Old" is the hottest new web series of 2013, and we really wanted to speak with the star - 2 year old Coco. Unfortunately, she...

Best YouTube Original Channels of The Week: Player vs. Pain to Draw My Life Jesus

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

In Channel Surfing #8, What's Trending presents the best of YouTube's original channels this week!

Comedian TJ Miller on Changing His Appearance for Mike Judge's Silicon Valley HBO Pilot

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Comedian TJ Miller stops by the What's Trending studio to talk about HBO's Silicon Valley, The Warner Sound's "Gorburger" show and react to some of pop culture's finest actors turned singers.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Series on Series: A Different Tune for Extreme Justice

William Bernhardt | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books
William Bernhardt

I was and still am extremely proud of the "big twist" in this book. Since you might not have read the book yet, I won't spoil it. But it's fabulous, trust me. So far as I know, it was completely new and although astonishing and outrageous, legally accurate.

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 11, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.14.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure. Because no one has the time to watch everything, even when it's great!

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.