Friday, June 5, 2020

Culture

Spike Jonze Directed A Bonkers Perfume Ad Starring Margaret Qualley

Spike Jonze isn’t a stranger to a short video. He made his name directing iconic music videos for acts like The Beastie Boys, Björk, Weezer, among others. While feature films likes Being John Malkovich, Adaptation., and Her elevated him...

Remembering Gene Wilder, Who Gave Voice To A World Of Pure Imagination

Not everyone has a voice they can call their own. Most voices come from somewhere; they’re derivative. Possibly you picked up the way your mother’s voice reaches into that higher register when she’s excited, or you liked the way...

The Winners And Losers Of MTV’s 2016 VMAs

A sentiment so well-known still bears repeating: MTV isn’t really the home for music and music videos anymore. But MTV’s Music Video Awards remains the most accurate and exciting reflection of contemporary pop music that exists. The drama, the...

The Demented, Violent Charm of ‘Lady Killer 2’

Walking through my comic shop Wednesday evening, I was in the mood for something new. Something I’d never read or had any particular interest in before. That’s when I saw the cover for the first issue of Lady Killer...

MTV Will Give Kanye The VMA Stage To Do Whatever He Wants. So What Will He Do?

Apple releases more and more emojis for which we can express ourselves and yet at times like this I can’t find any that properly capture my emotions. If you haven’t heard: According to TMZ, MTV will give Kanye West...

Some Of The Creepiest Stuff To Come Out Of 100 Years Of The National Park Service

Nature is freakin' creepy. It's full of things that could outrun, out-fly, or out-climb feeble humans. It makes weird noises at night. It has bats, and spiders, and big-ass fish. Those are all fine in their place, but do...

How Chance the Rapper’s Grandmother Cursed His Career For the Better

By now it’s all but written in stone: 2016 has been Chance the Rapper’s year. It might even be written in stone, too. No other rapper, no other artist, has ascended from beloved talent to bona fide star as...

Debating, And Correcting, The 100 Greatest Movies Of The 2000s List

When the BBC polled 62 international film critics last year to rank the 100 greatest American movies of all-time, an interesting omission mostly went unmentioned: There weren’t many films from the 2000s. And by not many, I mean there were six....

Cities and Celebrities: Proposing 8 New Holidays for Hometown Heroes

Cities love claiming their hometown heroes. It gives people a sense of pride in where they're from, lets celebrities return home heroes, and provides the mayor with an easy photo op. Everyone wins.For example, the city of Los Angeles recently announced...

Why Frank Ocean Is The Perfect Star For Our Digital Age

Was the art worth the wait?Following four years of online agitated anticipation, of Tumblr rumors and Canadian DJs tweeting false hope, Frank Ocean released not one, but two albums: the zenlike Endless, a visual koan and possible woodshop promotional...

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Study Finds No Association Between Marijuana And Stroke Risk

Previous studies that investigated cannabis use and risk of stroke have had conflicting results.