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A Ghost Made of Casey Affleck and a Blanket Poetically Haunts Rooney Mara in ‘A Ghost Story’ Trailer

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery is back with A Ghost Story, which re-teams Saints stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, except that the latter spends a large portion of the film hiding under a bedsheet as a ghost. The trailer was just released — and exhibits a surprising atmospheric ability to eke mystery and beauty from the […]

Listen: “Sugar for the Pill,” from the First New Slowdive Album in 22 Years

Shoegaze fans, rejoice: Slowdive are releasing a new album! Nu-gaze has been a thing for at least a decade now, so no-one can accuse Slowdive of cashing in on a wave of nostalgia by getting back together — which they did in 2014 — and in any case, new single “Sugar for the Pill” (below) […]

Behold Posters of the Gods (and a Couple of Humans) of ‘American Gods’ Being Godly (and Ungodly!)

Bryan Fuller’s American Gods will be released next month — and various trailers, as well as images of Gillian Anderson as a chameleonic God of television named Media who’s sometimes Lucy Ricardo and sometimes David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, etc. etc. — have been building anticipation for what looks to be a completely wild experience. (And, you […]

The Sweetest Debut: Jessica Strawser on Trolls, Sharks, and Her Debut ‘Almost Missed You’

Welcome to the Sweetest Debut, a regular installment in which we reach out to debut (or near-debut, we’re flexible!) fiction, poetry and nonfiction authors working with presses of all sizes and find out about their pop culture diets, their writing habits, and their fan-fiction fantasies. This time around: Jessica Strawser on her debut Almost Missed You. […]

Billy Eichner Joins 2016 Election-Based Season of ‘American Horror Story’

Difficult People/Billy on the Street‘s Billy Eichner is moving from the Streets of New York to…wherever the hell the next season of American Horror Story — whose storyline will in some way tackle the 2016 U.S. election — will take place. Deadline’s...Show More Summary

‘Love,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ and the Savior Complex

In the second-to-last episode of Love’s second season, which landed on Netflix a couple weekends ago, Gus (Paul Rust) is drawn to an unlikely place when his relationship with Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) is called into question. (Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the new season.) An on-set tutor, Gus has spent a month away from […]

Watch the Much-Extended ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Trailer

The first trailer for season 3 of Fargo revealed all of the key players (Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Ewan McGregor x 2) and their key situations, while remaining relatively vague about what those situations, indeed, are.   FX just released a second trailer whose length doubles the first; it doesn’t spoil much (and thus also doesn’t […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Silence,’ ‘20th Century Women’

After a couple of reallllly out-of-control weeks, we’ve finally got the home media guide down to its intended size. It’s not that there aren’t more options; it’s that most of this week’s big releases are things like Patriots Day and Why Him? But there are some gems: the latest from Martin Scorsese and Mike Mills, […]

What’s Barry Jenkins Working on Now? Oh, Just Writing and Directing a Series Adaptation of ‘The Underground Railroad’

Now that he made the most talked about — and arguably the best, and, after an infamous mixup, Best Picture-awarded — American film of 2016, Moonlight writer/director Barry Jenkins is actually turning to television. (“Turning to television”...Show More Summary

Sarah Silverman to Host Hulu Political Commentary Series

It seems that Hulu may have found their John Oliver/Samantha Bee (as in, slightly less genericized, less nightly, political commentating comedian) in Sarah Silverman. (One might throw Bill Maher in that category as well, but let’s not.) The network just announced that they’ve given a “straight to series” 10 episode order to I Love You, America, from […]

Airstrikes, Resistbot, Clean Power Plan: This Week in Politics and Resistance

This Week in Politics and Resistance is a new feature on Flavorwire. It’s a consolidation of the work we started with our Daily Engagement column, which have been running (as the name suggests) daily since the election. This new feature is aimed at keeping people abreast of what’s going down in politics throughout the week […]

Aaron Sorkin Shocked to Discover Hollywood Has a Diversity Problem

Aaron Sorkin — Oscar-winning screenwriter, prolific TV creator, lauded playwright, and stalwart defender of Great White Men — is surprised to learn that Hollywood has a diversity problem. As Variety reports, in a panel discussion (what...Show More Summary

Dave Chappelle’s Disappointing Reliance on Easy Provocation

If you’re a comedy nerd, you probably know that last week Dave Chappelle released two new standup specials simultaneously on Netflix, for the first time since 2004’s For What It’s Worth. The first special, The Age of Spin — taped in Los Angeles in 2016 — is an unsurprisingly complex hour of television, considering Chappelle’s […]

10 Essential British New Wave Films

Grim working-class life, angry young men, kitchen-sink realism, and gritty locations filled with colorful characters — these are just a few ways to describe the films of the British New Wave. This unforgettable chapter in film history emerged in the early 1960s and brought British cinema to the forefront. Through April 6, New York City’s […]

20 Quotes from Diana Ross That Prove Why She’s Still Queen

Happy birthday to the Supremes queen Diana Ross. The singer, songwriter, and Motown icon who fronted one of music’s best girl groups and made a dynamic solo career for herself turns 73 today (and she’s still touring, btw). The unstoppable Miss Ross is famous for her diva-riffic image, but the artist has proven she’s equally […]

Sublime Impressionist Artworks That Blend Photography and Painting

Toronto mixed-media artist Stev’nn Hall, who we learned about on Colossal, merges photography and painting by staining, scratching, and embellishing images with acrylic, ink, and pastels. Much of Hall’s inspiration comes from the rural landscape surrounding his home in Canada. Show More Summary

Woman’s Uncanny Makeup Transformations Turn Her Into Iggy Pop, Bette Davis, and More

Italian makeup artist and painter Lucia Pittalis has the uncanny ability to transform her face into, well, just about anybody. We learned about the artist on Design You Trust, where we fell in love with her ode to some of music history and Hollywood’s finest. Many of her creations are based pop-culture icons — and […]

Gig Society, Aristotle and Computers, Failed Obamacare Repeal: Recommended Reading

Here at Flavorwire, we pride ourselves on not only writing excellent content, but also keeping an eye on other great writing from around the web. This may be a predominantly arts/culture-centric website, but given the immediate gravity of U.S. politics, we’ve been focusing this outward-looking post on indispensable political writing, as well as the occasional […]

Tatiana Maslany Stars in Fake Infomercial for a “Sexual Assault Survivor Utility Belt”

In a new, trenchant Funny or Die video (co-produced by the nonprofit, Rise, which “drafted and passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights unanimously through Congress,”) Tatiana Maslany sells “sexual assault survivor utility belts.” The satirical informercial/actual PSA sees Maslany as a shoulder-padded 80s gal who happens to be selling handy dandy belts to help […]

Flavorwire Interview: Futurist Author Daniel Pinchbeck on the Planet, Consciousness, and His New Book, ‘How Soon Is Now?’

In his just published work, How Soon Is Now, author, speaker, and thinker Daniel Pinchbeck — known for his 2002 book Breaking Open the Head and 2012’s The Return of Quetzalcoatl — undertakes a review of the current state of humanity, of consciousness, and of planet Earth. Pinchbeck argues that without fundamental change, we’re hurtling towards an […]

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