68-year-old Iggy Pop, godfather of punk and a pioneer of art rock, recently revealed that he collaborated on an album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. The record, called Post Pop Depression, could be his last, the often-shirtless icon... More »
Baltimore: It’s that big-city mayor’s race on the East Coast we had forgotten about until Ferguson, Mo.,-inspired protester extraordinaire and symbolic godfather of the Black Lives Matter movement Deray Mckesson dropped on the political scene with an audacious, blogged announcement of his candidacy for mayor.
Godfather of eat-what-your-great-grandmother-ate thinking Michael Pollan joins Going Clear documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney for a new Netflix docuseries called Cooked. Similar to his book and subsequent PBS movie The Botany of Desire, which looked at food and food history through the lens of four plants, Cooked will be split into... More »
The comedy team of Bob Elliott, who died on Wednesday at 92, and Ray Goulding crafted hilarious satirical exchanges that made them the godfathers of a broad swath of alternative comedy.
Our new Pussy Riot video is dedicated to corruption in the higher governmental bodies of the Russian Federation and to the Russian state mafia. Any similarity with real events and people is not coincidental but deliberate. Here is some background information on some of those events to help readers get more context. Show More Summary
In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfather" as Don Vito Corleone. He was pretty much a shoe-in. When presenters Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore announced his name, however, Brando famously wasn't there to accept it. Show More Summary
The computing world mourned the loss of a legend last week when AI visionary and inventor Marvin Minsky passed away. Many technical communities have paid their respects over the last week, from AI researchers and roboticists to hackers and supporters of open source methodology. More »
Producer Albert S. Ruddy confers with Marlon Brando on set. Image: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel, is widely considered one of the finest films ever made...Show More Summary
Memorial service for 'Barney Miller' and 'The Godfather' star is held in New York.
Marvin Minsky died last week, but his legacyone that spans across robotics, science, and pop culturewill live forever.
An unprecedented archive originating from the estate of author Mario Puzo will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. A highlight of the collection is Godfather I material that includes; thousands of pages, notes, and drafts, of aShow More Summary
It takes a special celebrity to be most famous for simply not being dead. But that's the case for Abe Vigoda. Along with fantastic turns in the Godfather franchise, Vigoda was repeatedly referred to as deceased for over three decades, a fact which he and friend Conan O'Brien exploited expertly. Sadly, the website bearing his name received its...
A massive, 45-box archive originating from the estate of The Godfather author-screenwriter Mario Puzo is headed to auction in February. The treasure trove of material includes thousands of pages, drafts, notes and varying versions of both the novel manuscript and film screenplay, the latter co-written with director Francis Ford Coppola. When Coppola...
Last week, Bristol trip-hop godfathers Massive Attack dropped their new iPhone app Fantom, which included four brand-new tracks. As it turns out, those tracks make up the whole of Ritual Spirit, the new surprise EP that the group released this morning. The EP includes one collaboration with their old co-conspirator Tricky, as well as tracks […]
Genius babe Grimes gave us a new self-directed video last week off her acclaimed Art Angels, and it’s kind of amazing. The song, Kill v Maim: …is written from the perspective of Al Pacino in The Godfather Pt II. Except he’s a vampire who can switch gender and travel through space. Well, ok girl! The […]
Godfather OL is a role-playing game that places you in the midst of a criminal syndicate where you battle your way up the ladder to eventually become the top dog — the Godfather. This RPG isn't big on action and relies more on your strategy to build up your character's abilities for success. Show More Summary
Actor Abe Vigoda, star of TV's Barney Miller sitcom and the first two Godfather movies, has finally died.
Abe Vigoda, the sad-faced star of Francis Ford Coppola's classic film "The Godfather," died Tuesday at 94, his manager told AFP. The actor died at the home of his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, in New Jersey. "She went to get him something to drink and when she came back he was gone," said manager Sid Craig, who represented him for decades. Show More Summary
What's so good? In one of the most exciting, and downright cool collaborations in recent memory, rock fans were elated to learn that the godfather of punk, Iggy Pop, had teamed up with QOTSA/Eagles of Death Metal legend Josh Homme, to...Show More Summary