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Watch: a Liberated Kit Harington Delights in Pure Ridiculousness in Trailer for HBO’s Tennis Mockumentary

For the last four years, Kit Harington has devoted his time to a very grave television show, with a very grave fifth season finale. Luckily, given the actor’s seeming liberation (from what? I didn’t say anything), he’s letting his comedic side — the side that might otherwise conflict with his Jon Snowiness — loose. The trailer for Jake… Read More

Flavorwire Staffers on the Song Lyrics They Totally Didn’t Get as Kids

Did you originally start listening to Eminem as a child because you were a glutton for chocolate, then only keep listening because you were also incidentally a glutton for punishment? Did you think “…Baby One More Time” was about a temperamental, flailing infant, that...Show More Summary

It’s No Longer Just a Rumor: Ava DuVernay Is Directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

After much speculation, it’s been announced that Selma‘s Ava DuVernay will direct Marvel Studio’s forthcoming Black Panther movie, scheduled for a summer 2018 release. It is thought that by hiring DuVernay this early in the process, Marvel can have her on the set and benefit from her input during the filming of Captain America: Civil War, where Black Panther will… Read More

Listen to “No Sleeep,” the First New Track Janet Jackson’s Released in Seven Years

As promised back in May, Janet Jackson has given us some new music. “No Sleeep” follows in the usual Janet vein of smooth pop, overlaid with whispery vocals — and is taken from her upcoming album, which is still untitled. The song comes before Jackson embarks on her Unbreakable World Tour this fall. So far, the “world” tour includes just Canada and… Read More

The 15 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year So Far

From a personal examination of the modern definition of spinsterhood to an exploration of the internet’s dark and secret places, literary and journalistic nonfiction has gone to incredibly varied places this first half of the year. Here...Show More Summary

John Oliver Congratulates Those Who Haven’t Experienced Harassment Online — On Their White Penises

“The internet has been blowing our minds with its power and convenience for decades,” John Oliver said last night on Last Week Tonight during a 16 minute segment, while playing prehistoric-looking AOL commercials speaking to the idealism with which the internet was sold to the masses. Show More Summary

Obama Talks Gun Control, Racism, Voter Apathy, and Fatherhood in Arrestingly Frank ‘WTF’ Interview

At the start of Marc Maron’s hour-long interview with President Obama in his newest WTF podcast, the comedian, despite having recorded over 600 episodes of the show, was clearly nervous about the superlatively high-profile guest. He even seemed to be breathing heavily. But Maron soon calmed himself sufficiently to pose some thorny questions for the President. … Read More

Taylor Swift and Rose McGowan Make the Bold Choice to Call Out the Entertainment Industry

Here are two recent stories of entertainers and social media — one you probably heard, one you might not have:… Read More

New Tanlines Video Is ‘Sliding Doors’ Meets ‘Girls’ Starring Natasha Lyonne and Alex Karpovsky

Brooklyn electro-pop duo Tanlines are known for having a good sense of humor (see: their Netflix-aping official website), but their new video for “Palace” takes it to a new level.… Read More

Flavorwire Premiere: Little Cloud Transforms Seoul’s “The Line” Into a Warped Wall of Sound

Flavorwire is pleased to premiere Little Cloud’s remix of Seoul’s chilled-out synth banger “The Line,” as well as announce the band’s fall tour.… Read More

Walter White Is Alive and Well and Working as an Announcer at the Electric Daisy Carnival

If you thought Walter White was dead at the end of Breaking Bad, you may have been mistaken: the obvious alternative was that he decided to hide out in Vegas while taking up a career as an announcer at a massive EDM festival. At least, that’s what Bryan Cranston’s activities this weekend would suggest. The actor appeared onstage at the… Read More

TCM’s Film Noir “Into the Darkness” Course Study Group: Weeks 2-3

This summer, Turner Classic Movies is presenting a free, online summer school course on the history and themes of film noir. Your film editor is taking it, because why on earth wouldn’t I, and I encourage you to do the same, so we can meet and discuss every other week. (If… Read More

Listen: St. Vincent Chants and Croons Across the Dreamscape of The Chemical Brothers’ New Track

It was announced back in April that The Chemical Brothers would be releasing a new LP replete with impressive collaborators, and today, a new guest-bolstered track from the album was shared. The LP in question is called Born in the Echoes, and will be released on July 17, and the artist in question on today’s track is… Read More

Watch Lily Tomlin Kick Ass in the First Trailer for ‘Grandma’

Since its debut at Sundance in January, Paul Weitz’s comedy/drama Grandma has been wowing festival audiences and critics (including this one), thanks to its low-key charm, warm vibe, and first rate cast, which includes Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, and Lily Tomlin in the title role. The… Read More

‘True Detective’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: “The Western Book of the Dead”

“The Western Book of the Dead” isn’t the most exciting season premiere (though, if I recall correctly, it took a few weeks for the first True Detective season to hook me and that’s only because I watched the first-half in one sitting) but it is a fine introduction, and better than I thought it would be. Show More Summary

‘Poldark’ Recap: Part 1

We begin in America, with a group of soldiers taking a break from the Revolutionary War. But there’s a twist! Even though Part One of Poldark is being broadcast on PBS, our boys aren’t Americans, and fictional versions of the Founding Fathers are nowhere to be found. Show More Summary

10 Movies That Take Place Inside a Character’s Head

Pixar’s latest film Inside Out opens in theaters this weekend. The 3D-animated movie is set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, whose emotions are personified by an all-star voice cast, including Amy Poehler. “The film reinforces...Show More Summary

Famous Pirate Media Hijacking Incidents

Video collective Videofreex launched the first pirate TV station with the help of a transmitter given to them by activist Abbie Hoffman in 1972. Into the late ‘70s, the underground group “attempted to harness the democratic power ofShow More Summary

Otherworldly Aerial Photos of Couples Lounging in Central Park

Sheep Meadow in Central Park “was originally the home to a flock of pure bred sheep from 1864 until 1934.” Since then, the area has been restored and maintained, becoming the city’s first Quiet Zone. A tiny slice of Zen for sunbathers,...Show More Summary

The Best Movie Draculas, Ranked

Tall, Dark and Gruesome is the title of one of Sir Christopher Lee’s autobiographies, and it couldn’t be more accurate. The English actor, best known for his role as Dracula for Hammer Films, passed away last week at 93. He was one of...Show More Summary

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