In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Why have One Direction never publicly and irrefutably denied they are demons? Satan’s Minions, One Direction, and The Best Song in The World originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
Here is a great Open Culture piece on this amazing box set The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records. http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/how-to-make-a-1930-paramount-record.html http://youtu.be/Td60tYC_GhQ http://vimeo.com/110725270
The former Those Dancing Days guitarist Rebecka Rolfart now makes dark, churning synthpop as the Hanged Man. Along with directors Sheila Johansson and Michelle Claesson Eismann, she filmed her video for her great single “The Island” on an actual Island in Sweden. It’s a stark, ominous black-and-white clip in which Rolfart wanders an abandoned landscape [...]
Jennifer Aniston details her body transformation for 'Cake,' Sean Hayes gets hitched, Jennifer Lawrence sings "The Hanging Tree" in 'Mockingjay: Part 1,' and more First Dibs.
The list of stars that Jimmy Kimmel has convinced to read mean tweets about themselves was already impressive: Jon Hamm, Matthew McConaughey, Mindy Kaling, Julia Roberts. The latest round, No. 8 in the ongoing series, is no less star-studded,...Show More Summary
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For some of us it was a shitty year and for some of us it managed to be a little less shitty somehow. Either way, there was tons of great music last year and I didn’t get to tell y’all about all of it. If you’re in a music rut and are waiting for some recommendations, look [...]
It's that awkward time of year again... It's no secret that some people dread family get-togethers on Thanksgiving. From mom making inedible gravy to your grandparents insulting your friends right to their faces, things can definitely...Show More Summary
Here's the cover to the special Record Store Day vinyl edition.
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Ty Herndon officially came out. (Here’s a fine interview Chris Willman conducted with Herndon after the announcement.) Herndon’s announcement inspired Billy Gilman to do the same. Ronnie Milsap shot a video interview for CMT.com shortly before his Hall of Fame induction. Show More Summary
Just a few hours after country music star Ty Herndon announced in an Entertainment Tonight interview that he is gay, a second country music singer is coming out of the closet. Billy Gilman posted a candid Youtube video titled My Story By Billy Gilman. Show More Summary
Joyce Manor’s Never Hungover Again is a riotously fun record that deals with some insanely depressing shit, and that carries over to “Tame,” a heartily improved version of “See How Tame I Can Be,” an older track that first appeared on their sophomore album Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired. It’s a rip-roaring [...]
Sure, it would've been fun if Metallica had dug out some deep cuts for their weeklong gig on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" – and don't give up hope, die-hard fans, because they could always pull one out tonight (although my...Show More Summary
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"Unpopular opinion: Lena Dunham's boobs are dog noses."
In anticipation of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes coming out on Christmas Day, I’ve been having my own Burton retrospective and recently watched Edward Scissorhands for the umpteenth time. With this film, Burton found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp that has … Continue reading ?