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When Photos Lead a Protest
Images have the power to define a moment, but do they also create them?
TV’s LBGT Characters Add Representation, Depth, GLAAD Report Says
Representations of LGBT characters on television have increased in quantity and quality but more could be done, advocacy group says
A Book for Parents of Gay Kids Aims to Fill a Void
Advice with a side of humor in a book for parents that answers questions like “How do you handle sleepovers?”
Photos: The Costumed of Comic Con
New York Comic-Con draws thousands of fans, many of whom arrive costumed as their favorite characters
Inside Laura Jane Grace’s 'True Trans' AOL Series
It’s been a wild ride since the Against Me! singer came out as transgender in 2012.
A ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel is Reportedly in the Works
Jim Henson's cult film is receiving a sequel, according to a 'Variety' article
The Danes Wheel Out Their Bikes as Cars are Eliminated
Copenhagen is the first of many cities to discover that the old pedal horse is an answer to many of its problems
Three Lena Dunhams Talk About Being Named Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham isn't the only Lena Dunham out there doing Lena Dunham things.
Joan Jett, N.W.A, Lou Reed Among Nominees for 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The ceremony returns to Cleveland and will honor a select few rockers
French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Nobel in Literature
Modiano wrote often about the Nazi occupation of France and such subjects as memory, identity and time
George F. Will Uninvited from Scripps College Talk
Will wrote that people who report sexual assault on campus enjoy a “coveted status.”
J.K. Rowling Teases Fans on Twitter
Is a new Potter book coming out? Probably not.
‘Inherent Vice’: Meaningful Kitsch, With a Touch of the Dark
Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film, the first-ever screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon, is faithful to the gonzo philosophy of the original.
'Illmatic’ Film Seizes the Power of Nas's 1994 Debut Album
The new film, which opened this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is a deep dive into Nas’s life
The History of the Fart Joke
Why do film critics scorn fart jokes?
'The Culture High' Shows Insanity of War on Weed
It’ll also make you laugh, and maybe even cry.
Q&A: Flying Lotus on ‘You’re Dead’ and the Afterlife
On the aptly named “You’re Dead!,” Flying Lotus steers into woozier, jazzier territory and brings listeners on a cartoon-paced trek through the afterlife.
Remembering John Berryman, a Giant of American Poetry
John Berryman, whose "Dream Songs" remain one of the most celebrated yet enigmatic achievements in American verse, is ready for his close-up
Stop Asking Roger Waters About The New Pink Floyd Album
Leave him alone. He left the band in 1985.
Premiere: Stevie Nicks Reflects on ‘Hard Advice’ From Friend Tom Petty
“Hard Advice,” the single from the famed singer’s vault of old songs, finds Nicks recounting a formative conversation between her and Tom Petty
The Soothing Sounds of Bob Ross
Long after his death, a gentle man who painted kitsch landscapes on public television still gives millions of fans the tingles
How Lena Dunham Landed Her First New York Times Profile
The New York Times sent a reporter to cover a vegan dinner party Lena Dunham held in 2003. But why?
Anatomy of a Drink: Labu Kelapa Pouring Ribbons's New Cocktail Is Fall in a Glass
"I think I've done and had every iteration of the boozy pumpkin pie, and I'm tired of that specific flavor profile," Joaquín Simó says.
A Look Inside the ‘Closed Cities,' the Radioactive Ruins on Russia's Border With Kazakhstan
"Dust" by Nadav Kander explores the ruins of former Soviet nuclear testing facilities.
Annie Lennox is Red, Hot and Blue
Having traveled the world and the seven seas, Annie Lennox finds her roots in American blues and her passion in women’s causes everywhere
Is the Cassette Renaissance For Real?
The newly spawned Cassette Store Day promises to celebrate the humble, old cassette tape.
Ai Weiwei’s @Large Exhibit Opens at Alcatraz
Human rights and freedom of expression are the subject of the Chinese activist-artist’s site-specific exhibition in San Francisco’s infamous prison
Radiohead Frontman Thom Yorke Releases New Solo Album via BitTorrent
The Radiohead frontman is avoiding “cloud malarkey” by releasing his new solo record via a torrenting host
Michael Stipe Reflects on R.E.M.'s Most Divisive Album
R.E.M.'s 'Monster' is loud, ugly, and remarkably underrated. The band's singer looks back.
Behold, the World’s Top Vinyl Records Seller...Urban Outfitters?
Speaking to analysts, an executive from the uber-hip lifestyle retailer claimed it sells the most vinyl records