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Poison’s Bret Michaels with director Penelope Spheeris during production of "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years"

The Anthropological Power of the Long-Unavailable (But Never Forgotten) ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ Trilogy

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For years now, Penelope Spheeris’ Decline of Western Civilization documentaries have loomed larger as artifacts and specters than as actual films, thanks in no small part to their decades-long lack of availability via official channels. They were never previously available on DVD, due to a combination of licensing issues and the director’s own reluctance to revisit them; if you wanted to see them, you had to buy a pricey VHS copy on eBay (and then find a way to watch a VHS tape) or, more likely, a bootleg.
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Watch: Tatiana Maslany Stars in Son Lux’s Terrifying “You Don’t Know Me” Video

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Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany has momentarily abandoned the clone in favor of another club with equally sinister overtones: in a new video for Son Lux’s “You Don’t Know Me,” she plays woman who impassively eats  well-arranged dinners with her partner and is also an equally impassive cult leader. (Perhaps she hasn’t abandoned the clones completely — there’s a bit of Helena in much of her behavior here).
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Hannity Outdoes Himself — Compares Jay Z’s Music to the Confederate Flag

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Sean Hannity — in case you didn’t remember — is someone they let appear on a national cable news channel. This is a cold hard fact (and one that, despite the Fox News Channel being a lowly place, still surprises at times), despite the other cold, hard fact that last night, he said that if we’re banning the Confederate flag, we should also ban Jay Z, Beyoncé and Prince essentially equating a symbol fraught with America’s history of hate with some of the most important black musicians and icons. 
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