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Ai Weiwei’s Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Tests the Limits of Humanity

It was a Tuesday in Midtown, and the Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei was standing in front of a giant, golden cage as tall as a palm tree.
Dale Eisinger / October 23, 2017

An Account of the First and Last Time I Saw Brand New

Brand New played Kings Theatre in Brooklyn last night. I went because I thought it was probably my final first chance ever to see them: Between…
Anna Gaca / October 20, 2017

Woody Allen on Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Abuse Allegations: “You Also Don’t Want It to Lead to a Witch Hunt Atmosphere”

In light of decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, many celebrities have felt an obligation to speak out publicly…
Rob Arcand / October 15, 2017

What Exactly Is Eminem Supposed to Do For Us?

There was supposedly once a moment when someone like Walter Cronkite could denounce something like the Vietnam War and spark instant consciousness amongst the majority…
Jeremy Gordon / October 11, 2017

Ben Affleck Asks Reporter to “Get Them Titties Out” in 2004 Interview

In light of Ben Affleck’s tepid rebuke of longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein and the revelation that he allegedly groped actress Hilarie Burton on TRL, this…
Maggie Serota, death and taxes / October 11, 2017

Ben Affleck Apologizes for Allegedly Groping Host Hilarie Burton on TRL

Yesterday, Ben Affleck joined the growing chorus of celebrities condemning disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, who multiple women have accused of sexual assault and harassment dating back years. "This…
Anna Gaca / October 11, 2017

Multiple New Women Accuse Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Assault in Chilling New Yorker Story

Less than a week after the New York Times published a story detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Miramax cofounder and film industry power player Harvey…
Andy Cush / October 10, 2017

When Did the NFL Change This Obscure Rule About Standing For the National Anthem?

In the latest installment of the ongoing controversy over NFL players protesting police brutality during the national anthem, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated over the…
Andy Cush / October 10, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Is A Gorgeous Return to the Original, But Not All That Revelatory

"Cells, cells interlinked." Thus begins the rapidfire "baseline response test" undergone by every blade runner after returning from days spent "retiring" artificial replicants. An inversion…
Rob Arcand / October 9, 2017

The X-Files Season 11 Releases First Trailer

The X-Files returned for a tenth season in the winter of last year, after a 15-year hiatus. Though the season ranged from deeply aberrant to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 9, 2017

Jared Leto to Star as Hugh Hefner in New Biopic Directed By Brett Ratner

Jared Leto, 45, will soon be donning the iconic silk pajamas and smoking jacket of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died Sept. 27 at age…

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Former Home of the Grand Ole Opry, Removes Confederate Sign

The legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has quietly moved a symbol of the Confederacy that long held a prominent spot in the 125 year-old building.
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / September 27, 2017

Hear Radiohead and Hans Zimmer’s “ocean (bloom)” Collaboration for Blue Planet II

Radiohead has released their collaboration with composer Hans Zimmer, which was created for a prequel film to the UK nature series Blue Planet II. "ocean…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 27, 2017

Watch the Anime Prequel Short to Blade Runner 2049, Featuring a Score by Flying Lotus

Anime writer/director Shinichirō Watanabe, of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame, has released a new prequel short to director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 26, 2017

Kanye West Called NBA Player Mike Conley Jr. Out of the Blue One Night to Give Him a Pep Talk

Although he's still in somewhat of a self-imposed seclusion, Kanye West is apparently not too much of a hermit to deliver a late-night phone call.
Brian Josephs / September 26, 2017
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