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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
Exclusive Poll: What Britain Thinks of the Duchess of Cambridge
The full data of the poll showing Britain's changing attitudes to the monarchy in general, and the Duchess of Cambridge in particular
Mother of Columbine Shooter to Write About Guilt, Blame in Memoir
Susan Klebold to write about her son’s actions and her involvement in suicide prevention
Duchess of Cambridge Has 'a Bastard of a Job', Says Germaine Greer
Feminist thinker has launched an attack on the monarchy and the Duchess of Cambridge's expected role
20,000 Days, and One Intimate Evening, with Nick Cave
At a Manhattan premiere, the goth-rock god answered a flurry of questions and crooned on command.
Pink Floyd Reveals Details on First Album in 20 Years
“The Endless River” will be released November 10.
A Panel of Dads Reviews the New Tweedy Album
Is the band Tweedy, with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and son, really dad rock? We investigate.
From Flintstone to Twain to Gekko: The Best Suits in History
A man in a stylish suit has been an icon of what’s cool throughout history…and even pre-history
The Suit Is Back (If It Ever Really Went Away)
“The most successful and enduring fashion garment ever devised” stands up to time, trends—even basic cable
Colin Farrell to Star in 'True Detective' Season Two
The actor revealed the news in an interview with Ireland’s The Sunday World
Reality Is Awkward
Dan Hoyle wants you to put down your phone and talk to people—just not while he’s performing