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A New Bill to Force Transparency From Trump’s White House Has a Very Funny Name

Guess what the acronym for the "Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act" spells. Today, a group of Democratic U.S. senators introduced…
Andy Cush / March 24, 2017

Jay Z and the Weinstein Company Are Making a Film and TV Documentary About Trayvon Martin’s Death

The Weinstein Company and Jay Z are working on two major projects with Jay about the murder of Trayvon Martin, Variety reports. Jay Z will produce a six-part docu-series about Martin's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 24, 2017

Who Loves Trucks?

Yes you do, Donald. You love trucks. https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/844999226845265920 https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/844995773838315520 https://twitter.com/barry/status/845003192563908610 Okay, nap time now.
Jordan Sargent / March 23, 2017

Chief Keef Is Still Making Music You Should Listen To

It may have seemed like Chief Keef disappeared in 2016. Depending on the nature of your feeds, you may have gotten used to him popping up in…
Jordan Sargent / March 23, 2017

Where Was Donald Trump When Vladimir Putin Sang “Blueberry Hill” to Kevin Costner and Sharon Stone?

Today, a shrewdly-edited video of Vladimir Putin robotically intoning Radiohead's "Creep" has been lightly making the social media rounds. It's materialized just in time for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 22, 2017

Death Note’s Live Action Remake Is Looking Like Bad News

Whiter hasn't meant better for live action anime adaptions, but studios nevertheless continue. Fans will soon have Netflix's live action Death Note, which released its first trailer today.
Brian Josephs / March 22, 2017

This Is the Most Easily Believable Story About Donald Trump’s Marriage

This week's cover of Us Weekly bears a coverline that reads "MELANIA'S SECRETS." What are those secrets? That she quietly believes Views is better than More Life but is too…
Jordan Sargent / March 22, 2017

Once Again, David Crosby Has Dragged The Lizard King

David Crosby co-wrote "Eight Miles High," "Déjà Vu," and "Guinevere"—he will also answer almost any question anybody asks him on Twitter. Crosby, 75, will tell you if he…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 21, 2017

Spring Breakers TV Series To Help Launch New Streaming Platform

Harmony Korine's 2012 film Spring Breakers will not pass into history as a stand-alone cult anomaly, to be discovered like some odd artifact by future,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 21, 2017

Washington Senator Rebukes Trumpcare by Invoking Patron Saint Macklemore: “This Truly Is a Heist”

At the behest of Donald Trump, Congress is set to vote on the American Health Care Act, an ineffectual bill that will take health care…
Jeremy Gordon / March 21, 2017

“He Thinks Like a Revolutionary”: Talib Kweli, Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, and More Share Their Favorite Memories of Dave Chappelle

Today, Netflix premiered two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, his first (and second) since 2004's For What It's Worth. The…
Brian Josephs / March 21, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. Really Enjoyed Jimmy Fallon’s Latest Bit About Donald Trump Jr.

Ever since Jimmy Fallon gave Donald Trump a noogie on national TV, the cornball late-night host has been dogged by the criticism that in some small way,…
Andy Cush / March 21, 2017

Terrence Malick’s Frustrating Song to Song Is a Music Movie Without Songs or a Point

Terrence Malick released Song to Song, his long-delayed, seemingly apocryphal movie about the Austin music scene, at an awkward time. The trailers started rolling out…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 21, 2017

The FBI’s Russia Inquiry Is Reportedly Looking Into Infowars and Breitbart

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed in a congressional hearing that the Bureau is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Now,…
Andy Cush / March 21, 2017

Watch the First Stella Short in 12 Years, “Rip Van Winkle”

David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black formed the influential comedy trio Stella in 1997, shortly after all three came to public notice as cast…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 20, 2017
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