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T.S. Eliot Wrote Erotic Poems, Apparently

T.S. Eliot has left a mixed legacy; he deeply-admired poems, but was a bit of a fascist sympathizer. He again massively influenced 20th century literature, but on the other hand he …Read More

Micro Pigs, Kirkus Prizes and Laser Razors: Links You Need to See

Genetic research company BGI in Shenzhen, China, has started selling genetically-altered micropigs to the public as pets. …Read More

Antony Hegarty Denounces Pope Francis for His “Shameful and Pathetic” Meeting with Kim Davis

The Vatican admitted that Pope Francis had met secretly with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during his U.S. tour last week. Davis’ lawyer told The New York Times that the Vatican had initially wanted the meeting kept under wraps because they “didn’t want the Pope’s visit to be focused on Kim Davis.”  …Read More

There’s a ‘Serial’ TV Show on the Way, but Not the One You Think

Serial, the podcast that started a movement, is officially going to be made into a TV show. …Read More

Staff Picks: Elastica, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘I Lost it at the Video Store’

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. …Read More

“Female Directors Shoot Better Sex Scenes”: Actress Illeana Douglas on Fighting Hollywood Sexism With TCM’s ‘Trailblazing Women’

After wrapping up their successful Summer of Darkness series, about film noir, TCM welcomes the fall by celebrating women in cinema. …Read More

Watch Lana Del Rey Watch Boys While Listening to Music in “Music to Watch Boys To”

You may not be surprised to learn that, for Lana Del Rey’s music video accompanying her Honeymoon track “Music to Watch Boys To,” the musician listens to music, and (sort of) watches boys.  …Read More

Celebrities’ Stories Demonstrate Why Attacks on Planned Parenthood Won’t Work

A few years ago, during the initial wave of early-2010s attacks on Planned Parenthood, I went to a rally where I heard rock icon Kathleen Hanna talk about being young and wandering into Planned Parenthood when she was sick with an infection and in need of care. Show More Summary

HBO Requires ‘Westworld’ Extras to Sign off on ‘Genital-to-Genital Touching’

Extras acting in HBO’s upcoming sci-fi drama Westworld have been asked to sign a consent form agreeing to “genital-to-genital touching” and other intimate physical contact before joining the cast. …Read More

Queens, Meet Coachella (Sorry)

Once a year, Indio, CA residents must prepare for disaster: a torrential downpour of teenagers having the best time ever and musicians and port-a-potties probably having an experience they’re a little less enthusiastic about. …Read ...

Pour Out a Glass of Artisanal Sweet Tea for Blake Lively’s Lifestyle Site

After just over a year of operation, Blake Lively’s lifestyle site Preserve is shutting down, Vogue reports. It’s a celebrity-blog-eat-celebrity-blog world out there. …Read More

The Forgotten Women of Punk: The Selecter’s Pauline Black on Anti-Racism, Ska, and the Power of Subculture

For the third edition of the Forgotten Women of Punk series, we’re expanding the umbrella of punk stylistically a little bit to include ska, the Jamaican precursor to rocksteady and reggae revived in late 1970s Britain and combined with punk to create 2 Tone. Show More Summary

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj Headline Tidal’s Massive Celebratory NYC Concert

Streaming service Tidal announced plans to put on a giant concert called “Tidal X” at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 20. …Read More

How George Clooney’s Uncle Rewrote the Coen Brothers and More From ‘O Brother’s’ 15th Anniversary Event

Tuesday night, the Coens were joined by cinematographer Roger Deakins and stars George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson to recall how they made, in the words of festival director Kent Jones, “the funniest movie ever based on The Odyssey.” …Read More

I Love My Sexy Novel Cover — But How Do I Explain It to My Five-Year-Old Daughter?

I am the mother of kindergartener, a tall, energetic brown girl who wants to grow up to be an animal rescuer, a yodeler, and a pole vaulter. In what sometimes feels like a secret life, I’m also writing a smutty book for grownups. …Read More

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Reveals What ‘Saved by The Bell’ Fans Get Wrong About Him

Promoting his new NBC sitcom Truth be Told last night on The Tonight Show, Mark-Paul Gosselaar discussed a few misconceptions about Saved by the Bell, the show he’s still remembered for most. …Read More

Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Discuss Shakespeare Acting in ‘Macbeth’ Featurette

With Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth set to unleash all the insanity of the cursed “Scottish Play” on October 25, the director and stars Michael Fassbender (Macbeth) and Marion Cotillard (Lady MacBeth) have participated in a featurette revealing their angles for the characters and the filmmaking. …Read More

Art Is a Tool for Reorganizing Our Lives: A Conversation With Cognitive Philosopher Alva Noë

“What is art? Why is it so important?” In his new work, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, cognitive philosopher Alva Noë works to rescue art and aesthetic experience from merely cultural or reductively biological explanations, suggesting...Show More Summary

Lena Dunham Says She’s Sworn Off Internet Unpleasantness, AKA Twitter and Gawker

Lena Dunham’s Lenny newsletter is in full swing, and now’s that she’s an internet content producer, Dunham has decided she’s stopped engaging with the parts of the Internet she finds toxic. …Read More

‘Scream Queens’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: “Chainsaw”

Scream Queen’s second—well, technically third—outing is dedicated to two things: paying relentless, and increasingly meta, homage to a certain kind of slasher movie, and upping the number of suspects to “pretty much everyone in the cast.” But first, our one-liners of the week! …Read More

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