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Beyoncé, Eminem, and The Weeknd to Headline This Year’s Coachella

This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival line-up will include rising star Cardi B, the freshly (and surprisingly) relevant Eminem, and – in something of a rain-check gig – Beyoncé. The pop/soul superstar was slated to headline last year’s shindig, but had to drop out due to her pregnancy. (The slot was filled by […]

The Best Movies to Stream This Month on Netflix, Prime, Hulu, and More

The month has begun, and you know what that means: there’s just a whole bunch of changes to the subscriptions. streaming libraries, so we have a fresh batch of new recommendations. This month offers a wide array, from classic comedies to recent prestige dramas to a whole lot of cheerleading movies, for some reason; here’s […]

Absolutely Necessary Photos of Cats in Tiny Hats Made from Their Own Fur

Let’s ease back into this whole work week after a holiday thing, shall we? Ryo Yamazaki loves his pet cats — three extremely photogenic Scottish Folds. Like most cat owners, Yamazaki brushes his feline companions with care. Instead of discarding the fur, he uses the excess hair to create tiny felted hats for his beloved […]

Hoda Kotb Named Matt Lauer’s Official Replacement on ‘Today’

Hoda Kotb, a longtime member of the NBC News team and co-host of the Today show’s fourth hour, has stepped into the full-show co-host slot vacated by accused sexual harasser Matt Lauer late last year. The announcement was made at the beginning of this morning’s show by co-host Savannah Guthrie, and quickly tweeted by the […]

Women in Entertainment Launch Anti-Harassment “Time’s Up” Campaign

A group of 300 powerful entertainment industry women have banded together to form an anti-sexual harassment initiative, aimed at protecting not only women in their industry, but in workplaces whose employees don’t dominate the trade publications. The initiative is called Time’s Up, launched Monday with a website, an open letter, and a bold mission statement: […]

The 8 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘American Made,’ ‘Brad’s Status’

Welcome back, everybody – and 2018 is off to a helluva start, home viewing-wise, with three big new disc releases, as well as two new docs, two old faves, and a more personal recommendation than usual. Let’s get to it. ON NETFLIX Apollo 13: It seems counter-intuitive that a film based on a true event, […]

‘Christmas in America’ Celebrates Weird and Wonderful Holiday Traditions

“Cowboy Kringle,” church parking lot Santa, and holiday Elvis are just a few of the quirky “characters” who make appearances in the award-winning photo series Christmas In America: Happy Birthday, Jesus by LA-based artist Jesse Rieser. “Initially inspired by the absurdity of a four-story inflatable Santa who appeared to be guarding a tree lot, I […]

A Few New Details on the Upcoming ‘Roseanne’ Revival

As 2017 crashes to its conclusion, we find ourselves growing cautiously optimistic about that Roseanne revival set for next spring – and the show’s creators are starting to share some compelling details. Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown on how the show will manage, as previously reported, to include both Beckys: the role’s originator, Lecy Goranson, […]

Kendrick Lamar Drops a Knockout Video for “LOVE.”

Merry Christmas, and here’s a gift from Kendrick Lamar: he’s released a new video for “LOVE.” (featuring Zacari), from his bold and audacious record DAMN. The clip, directed by Dave Meyers and the little homies, is an exquisitely crafted portrait of the dissolution and (hopefully) resolution of a relationship. Meyers et. al. put up some […]

10 Great 2017 Movies You Can Stream Right Now

We’ve been doing this annual year-end list of runners-up for our best of lists – a bunch of narrative films and documentaries that, basically, tied for eleventh place on their respective lists – since 2012, and there’s a story to be told in how it’s evolved. Back in 2013, for example, it was a list […]

Striking Portraits That Bring Everyday People and Art History Together

“I feel like I’m channeling another lifetime,” says photographer Tami Bahat about her Renaissance-inspired portraits in her Dramatis Personae tableaux series. The photos find pensive, costumed people with unique set pieces, live animals, and other ephemera. Show More Summary

Here’s the First Trailer for the Inside-Comedy Biopic ‘A Futile & Stupid Gesture’

Doug Kinney is one of those names only familiar to people deep inside a specific realm of fandom (in this case, comedy geeks), though he was partly responsible for some of the most enduring comedy of our time: co-founder of the National Lampoon (and writer of much of its early magazine and radio content), and […]

See How ‘Muppets’ Puppeteers Bring Famous ‘Sesame Street’ Characters to Life

Jim Henson‘s Muppets characters are loved by people of all ages, which is why this new video (via Kottke) from the gang at Sesame Street is a gem. If you’ve ever wondered how the puppeteers behind the series bring the show’s famous characters to life, look no further. We can’t imagine stomping around in Big Bird’s giant feet […]

Flavorwire’s 10 Best Movies of 2017

There was little reason to have hope for mainstream moviemaking (or, hell, much of anything) at the beginning of this year, but in spite of all reasonable expectations, 2017 was one of the best in recent memory. The fall was filled with breezy and biting prestige pictures like Call Me By Your Name and Lady […]

Watch Michael Shannon Cover Suicide’s “Ghost Rider” with Yo La Tengo and ‘SNL’s’ Fred Armisen

While we’re all busy getting swoony over Guillermo del Toro’s award-nominated movie The Shape of Water, let’s enjoy this cover of a great Suicide track by the film’s star, Michael Shannon. Shannon also happens to have a great voice and performs in the indie band Corporal when he’s not busy being amazing on the big […]

Person Paid to Write About Movies Confuses Guillermo del Toro With Benecio [sic] del Toro

The Shape of Water, as you may well know solely as an informed consumer of popular culture, is the acclaimed new film from Mexican master Guillermo del Toro. (You should see it! It’s good!) Those simple facts were apparently unattainable to Rex Reed, America’s worst working film critic, who published a “review” at the New […]

Watch: Seth Meyers Suggests More Replacements for the Trump Administration’s Forbidden Words

Over the weekend, The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control from using certain words and phrases in documents they’re preparing for next year’s budget. The list of seven words – and leave it to the Trump administration to not grasp the historical irony of a list of […]

Flavorwire’s 10 Best Documentaries of 2017

The hurricane of elements that’s led to such a rich and rewarding period of documentary filmmaking – technological advances reducing the cost of production, an explosion of online options for viewing, the ongoing incorporation of documentary...Show More Summary

Here’s Darlene Love, Anna Kendrick, The Roots, and Jimmy Fallon Doing ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’

One of our favorite television holiday traditions was Darlene Love’s annual visit to David Letterman’s show – first Late Night on NBC, then The Late Show on CBS – to sing her Phil Spector-produced Christmas classic, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” When Letterman went off the air in 2015, Love vowed to retire the song […]

Watch the Snazzy First Trailer for ‘Ocean’s 8’

Yes, mainstream moviemaking has become an endless stream of franchises, remakes, and reboots, but every once in a while, people who give a damn manage to create something entertaining and engaging within that paradigm. One example of this upstream swimming is in theaters right now, a little something called Star Wars: The Last Jedi (heard […]

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