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How 'True Detective' Shot McConaughey's Monologues and Other Revelations From Cary Fukunaga's Tribeca Talk

It probably says something not altogether confidence-inspiring about the current state of cinema that one of the most interesting and versatile independent filmmakers on the scene had to go to television to become a marquee name. 914 more words

Film

"Woman" Is Not a Genre: Why the New, Female-Led Rock Revolution Is for Everybody

Every few years, music fans are asked to mourn rock ‘n’ roll’s death. Apparently the genre is in worse condition than Keith Richards himself. The eulogies often bemoan the so-called lack of great rock bands these days — a scenario… 1,950 more words

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50 Excellent International Pop Songs From the 1960s

The documentary Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll debuts in theaters today, exploring the country’s rich music history that emerged concurrently with a period of strife. 2,499 more words

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Courtney Love on Spending Time With Kurt Cobain Through 'Montage of Heck,' His Mystery Illness, and Their Sex Tape

Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest music documentaries, and last night the film finally made its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Fest. 956 more words

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What Most Music Fans Don't Realize About Record Store Day

Rule #1 among the indie record-label folks I know: don’t talk about Record Store Day at social gatherings. The annual event — this Saturday (April 18) marks its eighth year — has been known to inspire bouts of industry anxiety starting in January and lasting ‘til nearly May. 1,634 more words

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Toni Morrison Is Not Your Grandmother: On the Explosive, Alienating 'God Help the Child'

It is a strange fact of Toni Morrison’s career that no matter how viscerally — in at times the clearest and most instinctive sentences in narrative prose — she lays bare the sexual brutality and racial hatred that undergirds American life, she will still be expected to play the part of grandmotherly sage. 936 more words

Books

10 Badass Princesses You've Probably Never Heard Of

Everyone knows that princesses are really lame. That is, the typical pop culture princess — all baubles and fancy dresses and complete lack of agency — is really lame. 1,100 more words

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