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The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2018
The last few years have been a wild time to be a jazz fan. On the one hand, legendary players and crucial figures in the music’s history continue to pass away.…
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We Make the Media – a recent speech at Freedom of Speech Online 2018 | … My heart’s in Accra
I was honored to give the opening keynote this Friday at the Future of Speech Online , held at the beautiful Knight Conference Center atop the Newseum in…
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yesterday
What our science fiction says about us
The sun has cooled down and Earth has become uninhabitable. Only one solution remains for humanity: flee beyond the solar system. This is the premise for The…
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3 days ago
A True Utopia: An Interview With N. K. Jemisin
Author N. K. Jemisin N. K. Jemisin is the author of nine books—a duology, two trilogies, and a short story collection. The last of those, How Long ‘til Black…
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4 days ago
Your Q Anon Exit Briefing
I usually write about conspiracy theories, not for conspiracy theorists. This one is different. This is a piece for people who have been part of the Q Anon…
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5 days ago
The Best Jazz of 2018
Clockwise from bottom left, Jason Moran; Esperanza Spalding; Justin Brown; Ambrose Akinmusire; Myra Melford; Makaya McCraven Some of the most trusted names in…
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5 days ago
"This Is Just So Sh**ty, We Gotta Watch": The Beautiful, Inspirational Disaster of ‘Cabin Boy,’ 25 Years Later
It had been a tough couple of years for Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick when they sat down at the Fox office. As far as they knew, no one even watched their…
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6 days ago
Gorilla vs. Bear's ALBUMS of 2018
Presenting the list of our favorite releases from an overwhelming year, posted up way too soon like we always do: 30) GIA MARGARET | There’s Always Glimmer 29)…
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9 days ago
N.K. Jemisin Is Trying to Keep the World From Ending
Photo by Laura Hanifin The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy made history this year. Now she's trying to make the…
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12 days ago
The Ethical Pitfalls of the Viral “Best Burger in America” Essay
A viral essay about the ethical pitfalls of choosing the best burger in America ran into some ethical pitfalls of its own. Photograph by Jason Quigley The…
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12 days ago
For Reigning Fantasy Queen N.K. Jemisin, There’s No Escape From Reality
Photo: Daniel Dorsa for Vulture At the very northern tip of Manhattan lies one of the last wild places in New York City, a swath of ancient forest that has…
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13 days ago
I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.
I n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon. Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949.” The mug was given to me…
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26 days ago
David Lynch's new short film is weird even by David Lynch standards
Remember that episode of Twin Peaks: The Return that sort of established an origin story for all of the show’s unhinged weirdness, with several sustained…
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26 days ago
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis
Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.…
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27 days ago
Silk Garden 201
Silk Garden Webs YarnDraped FabricHand Dyed YarnColor SchemesR Color PaletteColour SchemesColorsColor Palettes Noro Silk Garden Yarn at WEBS | Yarn.com Knitting…
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27 days ago
Bob Dylan’s Masterpiece Is Still Hard to Find
Last month, Columbia issued a collection of early recordings for Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” that serves as a document of the elusive album’s competing…
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28 days ago
The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Why 2018 Could Be The Best Year For Horror So Far...
Horror buff Mat Colegate asks if 2018 has simply been a landmark year for horror movies... or if it can actually be regarded the best year so far It's…
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29 days ago
How Podcasts Became a Seductive—and Sometimes Slippery—Mode of Storytelling
Podcasts are designed to take up time: they are for those moments when you can’t be jumping among apps on your phone. Illustration by Todd St. John In 1936,…
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4 weeks ago
U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent…
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5 weeks ago
What Kanye West’s Trump Phase Meant
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Kanye … recants? “My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” the rapper tweeted…
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6 weeks ago
The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time | Pitchfork
Wallpaper music? None here. These are the albums that have shifted moods and created new worlds “As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic…
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6 weeks ago
Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018
This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born , Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie is unrealistic wish…
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6 weeks ago
A Simple Intro to React Hooks
The other day, the React team released a big new feature. It’s called Hooks. Or, I should say, they’re called Hooks, because there are a handful of them. But…
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6 weeks ago
In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what…
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6 weeks ago
Who Killed the Billionaire Founder of a Generic Drug Empire?
October 24, 2018, 8:00 AM EDT The Unsolved Murder Of An Unusual Billionaire By TK Genoways Last December, a Canadian pharmaceuticals executive and his wife were…
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6 weeks ago
Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher, Mounts a Defense of Science
Bruno Latour at his home in Paris. Credit Christopher Anderson/Magnum, for The New York Times Skip to contentSkip to site index He spent decades deconstructing…
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6 weeks ago
Exploring the Future Beyond Cyberpunk’s Neon and Noir
From Afrofuturism to the New Weird, nine sci-fi subgenres for understanding what’s to come “Cyberpunk” has been the go-to imagery of the future for a…
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7 weeks ago
Test-Driven React: The Mostly Definitive Guide to Testing React
Test-Driven React is a living, breathing guide to all things testing in React. Constantly updated, better you bookmark it! Web development is fantastic! You…
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8 weeks ago
The Amazing 30-Year Odyssey of a Counterfeit Saudi Prince
“My name is Khalid,” he tells me, and I want to believe him. After all, he has traveled the world as royalty—the son of the king of Saudi Arabia, no less.…
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8 weeks ago
Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?
A set of cryptic data has inspired a years-long argument over its meaning. Illustration by Jarek Waszul In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic…
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8 weeks ago
Myth Busting Banksy
The recent incident around Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world’s attention. As a nerd obsessed with the…
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9 weeks ago
Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father
OCT. 2, 2018 The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s…
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10 weeks ago
The Pointlessness and Promise of Art After Death
Ingeborg Aarsand A recent article at New Zealand’s The Spinoff compared Mount Eerie’s 2017 album, A Crow Looked at Me, to, among other things, the Holocaust…
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10 weeks ago
The Existential Void of the Pop-Up ‘Experience’
Critic's Notebook I went to as many Instagramable “museums,” “factories” and “mansions” as I could. They nearly broke me. A “champagne bubble” ball pit at the…
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10 weeks ago
How Robyn transformed pop
I n Ibiza, at the beginning of August, the Swedish pop icon Robyn was throwing a party at Pikes, the small, labyrinthine villa where Wham! filmed the video for…
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10 weeks ago
How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, of Penn, has done a forensic examination of the campaign. Illustration by Tyler Comrie Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory…
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11 weeks ago
Alternative Influence
Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube Rebecca Lewis Published 09.18.18 Download Report New Data & Society report Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the…
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11 weeks ago
How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness
The Swedish star Robyn is back, and she’s still leaning on what she calls the pillars of pop music: “Eternity and death. And losing control.” Credit Credit Ana…
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11 weeks ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death,…
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12 weeks ago
Carrie Coon’s Existential Journey to TV Stardom
Coon often winds up in roles that revolve around faith and uncertainty. Photograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker When Carrie Coon was five years old, she…
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12 weeks ago
The battle for the soul of biodiversity
It’s a hot and humid afternoon in the suburbs of Washington DC, and Bob Watson is looking worried. The renowned atmospheric chemist sits back on a bench in his…
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12 weeks ago
See No Evil
by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port…
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12 weeks ago
Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code
T he 18th of March, 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading. That night, a new moon added almost no light to a poorly lit four-lane road in Tempe,…
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august 2018
A monstrous primer on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
Image by Michael Bukowski for Polygon In the realm where science fiction, horror and fantasy meet lives the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who endures as…
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august 2018
An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – MEL Magazine
Slapping, Klobbs, speedrunning, cheating Oddjobs and more: Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation of the iconic, game-changing FPS The Nintendo…
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august 2018
Tessa Thompson Knows People Can’t Stop Thinking About Her
Jacket and turtleneck by Balenciaga, at balenciaga.com. Earrings by Leigh Miller, at leighmiller.us. Photo: Awol Erizku It’s unclear, still, who is to blame for…
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august 2018
The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P.…
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august 2018
My Woke Hot American Summer: 72 Hours at Male Feminism Camp
Forty of America's wokest men are sitting in a circle on a mountaintop in Ojai, California. Many are wearing AllBirds and joggers, taking notes in their…
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august 2018
Last Alan Moore Interview?
A few words of explanation about this interview: On the 26th of November 2013 there was an event called An Evening with Alan Moore , where Moore was in…
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august 2018
27 Vinyl Record Storage And Shelving Solutions
Blog // Oct 28 Having a dedicated record storage unit in your listening area is a good sign that you care about your records. A well chosen shelving or cabinet…
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august 2018
Aretha Franklin’s Voice Endures
Aretha Franklin performs at the New York’s Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1989. (Mario Suriani/AP/Shutterstock) Photo: Shutterstock Tell me what you…
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august 2018
Moral Outrage Can Backfire When It Goes Viral
(Photo: Jason Rosewell/Unsplash) Moral outrage feels good. If you see a social media post that you view as racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive, a stinging…
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august 2018
EXCHANGE
A Drexciya Discography Review Reviewed by Shawn O'Sullivan DJ New York City, NY Several times throughout recent history, Detroit served as the birthplace for…
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august 2018
For Italy’s Abused Women, a Legal Labyrinth Compounds the Wounds
ROME — Married for 16 years, Antonietta Gargiulo had tried desperately to keep her abusive husband, a police officer, at a distance. She detailed his violence…
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august 2018
How Big Is the Alt Right? Inside My Futile Quest to Count
How many white nationalists live in the United States? It’s a question I’ve been trying to answer on and off for years. In particular, I’ve tried to quantify…
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august 2018
New York City today: Slow subways, slummy projects, soaring rents
Passengers board a crowded subway train in Times Square. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY) NEW YORK — Five years ago this seemed the very model of a modern…
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august 2018
It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters
It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters "What the fuck is wrong with boomers?" There's a growing group of Trump…
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august 2018
What Does It Mean to Ban Alex Jones?
Oli Scarff / Getty On Monday, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify “banned” conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his media company, Infowars, from their…
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august 2018
What Would Hannah Gadsby Do?
You can keep your Jesus bracelets with their WWJD reminders. I’m getting a bracelet that asks WWHGD: What Would Hannah Gadsby Do?
Ever since I watched Nanette,…
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august 2018
Notes on the Death of Oxana Shachko
From Oxana Shachko’s instagram (@oksanashachko) Oxana Shachko told me she preferred that spelling, with the “x,” in 2016, as I was finalizing an essay that…
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august 2018
How the Democratic Socialists of America Learned to Love Cynthia Nixon and Electoral Politics
Cynthia Nixon recently announced that she is a democratic socialist, but the D.S.A. was not immediately eager to claim her. Photograph by Drew Angerer / Getty…
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august 2018
The Storm Is the New Pizzagate — Only Worse
They have a surprisingly decent graphics department over in Crazyland. Photo: Anonymous A new conspiracy theory called “The Storm” has taken the grimiest parts…
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august 2018
What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory
Inflammatory YouTube videos targeting Tom Hanks are the latest manifestation.Photograph: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP If you happened to be watching YouTube…
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august 2018
Clean out your PS4’s noisy fan already
The PlayStation 4 is a remarkable device, notable for its sharp edges, rhombus-like profile and minuscule size. But with that super-small footprint comes one…
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july 2018
Cynthia Nixon Thinks You’re Underestimating Her. She Thinks You’re Wrong.
Cynthia Nixon is challenging Andrew M. Cuomo in the Democratic primary for New York governor this fall. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times By Even then, no…
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july 2018
All That’s Left Is the Vote
Illustration by João Fazenda In the haze of summer, with books still to be read, weeds pulled, kids retrieved from camp, it’s a little hard to fathom that,…
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july 2018
How Goop’s Haters Made Gwyneth Paltrow’s Company Worth $250 Million
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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july 2018
Academics explain David Foster Wallace to me
First, the flyers were defaced. Hung in the hallways of Illinois State University’s English department, the message was inked identically on each one: NAH I…
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july 2018
The 21 best movies of 2017
Javier Zarracina/Vox In the introduction to her review anthology For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies , the legendary film critic Pauline Kael wrote, “I’m…
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july 2018
A pre-history of weeknotes, plus why I write them and perhaps why you should too (Week 16)
Bryan Boyer’s weeknotes aggregator, weeknotes.com, from December 2009 Have a look at the title where it says “Week 16”: there’s a format to these posts. I…
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july 2018
The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby
“Writing the show, I think I was insane,” Ms. Gadsby said, adding, “I had so much just suddenly crystallize in my head, and I just needed to get it out.” Credit…
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july 2018
Watching the world burn: The incongruous politics of The Dark Knight
Warner Bros. Pictures On the occasion of The Dark Knight’s 10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy .…
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july 2018
Who Funds the Future?
At his firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capitalist routinely lays out “what will happen in the next ten, twenty, thirty years.” Photograph by Joe Pugliese…
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july 2018
“I Was Devastated”: The Man Who Created the World Wide Web Has Some Regrets
Tim Berners-Lee, photographed in Amsterdam. Grooming by Patricia Van Heumen. Photograph by Olaf Blecker. “For people who want to make sure the Web serves…
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july 2018
Marti Noxon on Sharp Objects, Joss Whedon, and Going ‘Toe-to-Toe’ With Jean-Marc Vallée
Photo-Illustration: Vulture/Getty Images Marti Noxon was writing television about angry, self-destructive, messed-up women long before it was in the Zeitgeist.…
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july 2018
Why Hannah Gadsby’s searing comedy special Nanette has upended comedy for good
Netflix In an interview discussing her new special, Rape Jokes , queer standup comedian Cameron Esposito offers this crucial tip for understanding the state of…
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july 2018
Captain America No. 1, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Annotated
Captain America enjoys a rarefied position in the superhero pantheon. Since his 1940 debut (in which he punches Adolf Hitler in the face), Captain America has…
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july 2018
Donald Trump’s America and the Visions of David Lynch
It’s not hard to see how David Lynch, the mind behind the horrors of “Blue Velvet” (starring Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper), could view Trump with a…
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july 2018
David Lynch on His Memoir Room to Dream and Clues to His Films
Since Eraserhead in 1977, David Lynch has reigned as one of our most compellingly enigmatic directors. Whether it’s films like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive…
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july 2018
Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' Is A Scorching Piece On Comedy And Trauma
Hannah Gadsby has brought her live show Nanette to Netflix. Netflix Many Americans had little exposure to Australian actress/comic/writer Hannah Gadsby before a…
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july 2018
The Best Movies of 2018 (So Far)
Photo: Strand Releasing, Sony Pictures Classics, StudioCanal, Cohen Media Group, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures We’re only halfway through 2018, but…
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july 2018
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