A few years back the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences switched up the rules for Best Original Song, making the hurdles a track had to clear in order to get nominated a little more difficult and introducing the possibility that no songs at all would be nominated during a particular year. ( ... More >>
The Song: Lana Del Rey, "Video Games."
The Crimes: Irritated-alley-cat vocals; overwrought harps; fundamental misunderstanding of whether or not ironic critique of male-female mores can exist in the Hipster Runoff age; this poor girl's right thigh.
In 2011 the phrase "Lana Del Rey" wasn't just the ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
The Living Animals of the World: A Popular Natural History Magazine
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Jim DeRogatis has probably penned the definitive thing so far on John Hughes the music fan, complete with the eye-popping detail that while in Chicago, and "well into his prime years as a filmmaker, he loved nothing more than haunting the racks of vinyl at the old Wax Trax record store on Lin ... More >>
12:00 p.m. Well, we have a new Vice-President at least. Biden swears in with J.P. Stevens.
12:03 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and an all-star band play "Air and Simple Gifts" written by Star Wars composer John Williams. Giant crowd is quiet and respectful.
12:08 p.m. Here we go. Chief Justice R ... More >>