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The 10 Most Iconic Dresses in Cinema

One of cinema’s most enduring images, a voluptuous Anita Ekberg wades in Rome’s Trevi Fountain wearing a sexy black dress in Federico Fellini’s La dolce vita. The screen siren died this week, leaving behind a fashion legacy as one of international cinema’s sex symbols. Show More Summary

John Waters to Present Classic Porn on Playboy TV

Pope of Trash John Waters is particular about his porn. “All the shaved muscle Marys these days — that… Read More

Rare Photos of the New York City Punk Scene in the ’70s and ’80s

The progenitors of punk probably never imagined themselves in photographs that would be selling at art auctions, but the New York City scene during the ‘70s and’80s continues to prove irresistible. Allan Tannenbaum’s rare “punk portfolio” is … Read More

“The Moon Is A Planet, Darling”: Links You Need to See

Every week, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi sits on the judging panel of Project Runway: All Stars and tries to be as clever as Michael Kors, but every week he just comes off sounding offensively opinionated. He also likes to use theShow More Summary

NBC Signs Deal with Dolly Parton to Make Series of Movies About Her Life and Songs

NBC is doing quite a bit of musical good today. Earlier, we found out they’d obtained the rights to… Read More

How Well Do You Know Halftime?

Think you can remember when Michael Jackson took the stage? Or the highest rated Halftime show? Play Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Trivia and find out! And for more ways to get hyped for #Halftime, … Read More

Selina Meyer Cackles Maniacally in Her New, Powerful Position in ‘Veep’ Teaser

If you forgot that Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer got a very presidential-looking haircut at the end of last season of… Read More

The 7 Best New Songs of the Week: Brian Wilson’s New Collaborators, Waxahatchee and Sharon Van Etten Get Gritty

Loads of big indie rock albums come out this month, from Sleater-Kinney and Belle & Sebastian and The Decemberists and Panda Bear. It’s the mid-2000s all over again! Here a few new songs unrelated to all that. Still good, I promise. … Read More

Bobby Brown Is, Unsurprisingly, the Romantic Hero of Lifetime’s Infuriating ‘Whitney’

It’s peculiar that Lifetime once branded itself as “television for women” when its programs, particularly its celebrity biopics, are only concerned with the men in their subjects’ lives. Brittany Murphy, Aaliyah, and Whitney HoustonShow More Summary

Revisiting ‘Whiplash’ Director Damien Chazelle’s Debut Film, ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, the second feature by the young director who’s turning thirty in a matter of days, made a strong showing for itself during yesterday’s Oscar nominations, garnering five notices overall, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (where it’s a frontrunner), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Chazelle). Show More Summary

The 50 Most Surreal Premises in Reality-TV History

Reality TV now walks a fine between being weirdly complicated and utterly basic — yesterday, on Discovery Life, for example, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mother and Outrageous Births: Tales From the Crib debuted! And just last weekend, you’ll recall, it was  … Read More

‘Parks & Rec”s Cones of Dunshire Board Game Could Soon Be a Reality

Life could be getting a whole lot cone-ier: Mayfair Games, which publishes the wildly popular, subversively nerdy

NBC’s Next Live Musical May Be ‘The Wiz’

While it’d been known for a while that NBC got the rights to perform The Music Man as their next live musical… Read More

“All My Favorite Media Is About Teen Girls”: ‘Vivian Apple’ Author Katie Coyle on Tumblr Feminism and YA Lit

Vivian Apple at the End of the World is the smart person’s post-apocalyptic YA novel. Its titular heroine remains a delightfully staunch non-believer and non-practitioner even as America, including her parents, gets swept up in a Doomsday church. Show More Summary

If Viola Davis Has Things Her Way, She Will Kill Somebody on ‘Game of Thrones’

Viola Davis continues to be such a badass. Which, according to a recent interview with TV Guide (via 

Marvel Bases Two Comics’ Covers off Run the Jewels’ Logo

Run the Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo, which appears on both 2013’s Run the Jewels and 2014’s Run the Jewels 2, has become… Read More

50 Great Songs Based on Literary Characters

Songwriters take their inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, and since many of them are also voracious readers, it’s no surprise that there have been many great songs written over the years about literary characters. As these songs unite...Show More Summary

‘Blackhat’ and the Virtues of Style Over Substance

A ridiculously attractive, ethnically diverse law-enforcement team glides across a runway in almost-slow motion, clad in sunglasses and slick duds. They’re all stubborn hard cases, but their bristly tension will eventually give way, and they’ll grow to like, respect, and rely on each other. Show More Summary

Your Pothead Brother’s Dreams Are Coming True: Grateful Dead Are Reuniting, Trey Anastasio Will Perform

The Grateful Dead just keep truckin’ (sorry). It’s been announced that the four living original members of the band… Read More

Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform a New, Powerful Song on ‘Ellen’

Sharon Van Etten makes powerful music: powerful vocals, powerful guitars, powerful lyrics. Her last album, Are We There, was powerful—… Read More

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