In spite of the massive contributions he has made to video art, children's entertainment, and inventing the modern remix, "R. Kelly" is still a soiled name. Ever since his erratic behavior and outsized personality pushed his raw talent to the side, he has been regarded by many as more of a caricatur ... More >>
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The award-winning psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene is unsettling theater audiences across America as we speak, but its surround-sound string swells are actually as homegrown as any Brooklyn band's loft demos. The soundtrack was helmed by Daniel Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans ... More >>
The Shakespeare exposé no one has been waiting for
When best-selling books like The DaVinci Code or the Twilight series become movies, their fans take to the internet to share their excitement. They argue over the film's fidelity to their favorite characters and scenes, and revel in their love-object's moment in the cinematic sun. So too it has bee ... More >>
Careening around a dim warehouse and gripping a bowler hat like Liza Minnelli on uppers, Thom Yorke leaves no doubt of his dancing prowess in the clip for "Lotus Flower," the lead single off Radiohead's feverishly received eighth album, The King of Limbs. His delectably bizarre moves continue ... More >>
Charles Busch and Michael Frayn kid familiar targets: nuns and librarians
Have you played with I Write Like yet? It's the site where we learned that Madonna's daughter and Kurt Vonnegut are basically the same writer. It's also been telling some users they write like Dan "Da Vinci Code" Brown, and people are getting pissed.
This demonstrates matter and antimatter and purple and pink. Purple pretty.The New York Times reports that physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new clue that could help us understand "why the universe is composed of matter and not its evil-twin opposite, a ... More >>
Michael Lohan's engaged, the guy who stalked David Letterman found love, the freaky Catholics from The DaVinci Code make me want to forget about their crazy Jesus anal beads and rock out some Bill Withers. Also, kilts. Hey, look, gossip! From a gossip blogger! Presenting your Wednesday Gossip ... More >>
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
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Hanks and Howard turn bestselling Christian skullduggery into long-winded History Channel special
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Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
A daft match made in heaven: Author and star of Betty's Summer Vacation reunite in lunacy
Busting that GOP dream plot: shut out Hillary by appointing hubby to Supreme Court
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On the culture of conspiracism