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Moses Sumney Releases Haunting Video for New Track, “Doomed”

Moses Sumney’s Lamentations EP was one of my favorite releases of last year. It was an intimate portrait of alienation, lending poetry to statements that could otherwise read like “it’s not you, it’s me” in contortionistic auto-tune on “Worth It,” and imbuing surprising meaning in the words “emptiness prevails” on “Lonely World.” On social media this year, […]

Daniel Day-Lewis May Follow Up His Acting Career with Dressmaking

According to what “sources” (so beware that this post belongs in the realm of hopefully-very-real-rumor) told the New York Post‘s Page Six, Daniel Day-Lewis’ plan to quit acting had actually been marinating for years. Apparently the actor was searching for the right project to go out with in style. And his next and seemingly final project […]

Watch Vince Staples Perform “Love Can Be” With His Idol Ray J — Plus Kilo Kish, Damon Albarn and the Roots — on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory is the business — it’s one of the best albums of the year to date, and if you haven’t heard it yet, you should, y’know, probably go and do that immediately. But wait, before you do, watch this performance of “Love Can Be” from last night’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, […]

This Season of ‘Veep’ Sent Selina Meyer to the Upside Down, and it Worked Beautifully

A lot of shows these days have been exploring alternate worlds as they relate, like photographic negatives, to this one. On Twin Peaks, you can crawl into a puddle of oil somewhere in Washington State and end up in a reality populated by giants and dead girls who can only talk backwards in fast-forward. In Stranger Things, a […]

Kevin Bacon Is Returning to ‘Tremors’ — On TV

Kevin Bacon is returning to one of his most beloved roles – among a certain segment of the movie-renting population, anyway. The horror/action/comedy Tremors didn’t make much noise when it appeared back in January of 1990, opening in fifth place and exiting theaters within a month with a modest take of $16 million. But, as […]

Damon Lindelof Launches an…Unconventional Emmys Campaign Involving Justin Theroux’s Infamous ‘Leftovers’ Sweatpants

The creator of the dearly departed The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof, seems enthusiastic about objectifying Justin Theroux on his series — while also, of course, giving him a girthy emotional role with a penis complex interior life. Sometimes...Show More Summary

The 8 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’

Some weeks, it feels like there’s nothing new to watch, online or on disc – and some weeks, well, it’s like this. One of the best (and most surprising) movies of the young year hits DVD and Blu; one of last year’s best is on Amazon Prime; we have new documentaries on Netflix and Apple […]

Jonah Ryan’s Website Gets a Creepily Presidential Update

Veep‘s marketing team is exceedingly creative. During Season 5, they gave us, wherein you can become acquainted with Sam Richardson’s character Richard Splett’s Vlogging antics (“Let’s talk about Splett”): And when Timothy Simmons’ boorish Jonah Ryan was running for Congress, they made a campaign video/website for him. Show More Summary

‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: What the Fuuuuuuuck?

Last week I wrote about how far Twin Peaks has come from being a murder mystery, which honestly is an angle I wish I’d saved for this week, because hoooooo boy was last night’s episode about as far from a murder mystery as one could get. The rest of the season has been surprising in […]

Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, and Remy Ma Win Big at BET Awards

The BET awards were telecast last night from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, and the recipients of its coveted awards for hip-hop and R&B were largely expected/deserved. Kendrick Lamar, for instance, won in the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist category, and I don’t think many people are going to be scrambling to deny that that was the […]

The New ‘Transformers’ Bit It at the Box Office, and it Couldn’t Matter Less

Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest installment of cinema’s unquestionably stupidest goddamn franchise, a series so terrible that, yes, we’d rather drink arsenic than see it, opened last Wednesday, and predictably topped the weekend box office. Show More Summary

‘Baby Driver’ May Not Be a Step Forward for Edgar Wright — But It’s Irresistible

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is a giddily energetic wind-up toy of a film, rocketing so boisteriously from scene to scene that we barely stop to question where it’s going, or even where we’ve been. This movie moves, steeped in the traditions of the heist picture (a ruthless boss, a rotating crew of colorful characters, a […]

Southern Gothic Fashion in Pop Culture

The Southern Gothic genre is a rich space for authors and filmmakers to play where the grotesque, eccentric, and atmospheric thrive. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, her pastel-colored remake of Clint Eastwood’s film of the same name, hit theaters this weekend. We recently read an interview with the film’s costume designer Stacey Battat, who discussed the […]

10 Science-Fiction Comedies You Might Have Missed

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary for science-fiction comedy Spaceballs, directed by genius funnyman Mel Brooks. No other director could pull off a movie with Spaceballs‘ weird cast of characters that includes the voice of Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis, John Candy, and more. Spaceballs was released during the decade of the Star Wars craze, but […]

Photos That Capture the Inner World of a Blow-Up Sex Doll

When you search “blow-up doll” on Amazon, “Judy Inflatable Blowup Bachelor Party Gag Joke Blow Up Doll Girl Female” is one of the first results that pops up. Judy is a familiar face. You’ve probably seen her in movies or at bachelor parties — as a joke, of course. But what would it be like […]

Netflix Cancels the Divisive ‘Girlboss’

Girlboss, the Netflix series about Nasty Gal entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, has been canceled. “While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out,” the author wrote on her Instagram Stories. “It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living […]

20 Actual Quotes From Baudelaire As the Teen Goth You Broke Up With in High School

Happy publishing anniversary weekend to Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire, the French poet, essayist, art critic, and OG conjurer of all things modernité. The 19th-century writer has been a particular favorite amongst dark dreamers and gothic lovelies for decades due to his obsession with Poe, his lifelong struggle with obscenity charges pinned to […]

Humorous Paintings of a Lonely Astronaut Making Contact with Iconic Food Franchises

Scott Listfield made a name for himself painting a lone astronaut wandering in our corporate-littered landscape where pop culture often takes precedence over politics, and the brand logo is worshiped like a religious icon. His imagery also plays on science fiction tropes with a twist of humor. In his series Franchise, currently on view at […]

Black Pain, Thucydides, Fred Perry, and Beyond: This Week’s Recommended Reading

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing some of the best content on the Internet, but keeping an eye on all of the great writing that other folks on the ‘net are doing, too. There’s been plenty to choose from this week, so much so that it’s been hard to whittle these […]

‘GLOW’ Digs Into the Nature of Hollywood’s Societal Reflections and Creations

The beginning moments of Liz Flahive/Carly Mensch’s GLOW speak volumes about the series to come. Those first moments are a perfect start to a show, immediately saying everything about period, setting, and the lighthearted satirical lens the series will apply to both. Show More Summary

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