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FX’s ‘Fargo’ Releases Star-Studded Trailer: Links You Need to See

From Iggy Pop’s moving tribute to Scott Asheton to a guide to which celebrity babies to keep far away from for fear of mumps, here’s all of today’s must-read links. … Read More

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Sofia Coppola Is Directing ‘The Little Mermaid’: Links You Need to See

Dragons in Lincoln Center, Skrillex at Lollapalooza, and Lindsay Lohan in an apartment she can’t afford – these are the links you need to see. … Read More

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The Uncomfortable Gender Politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection”

Cohabitation: it’s an endless series of compromises, all supposedly worthwhile in the name of true love and cheaper rent. We don’t just share our homes and beds with our spouses and significant others — we also share a lifetime’s worth of possessions, and the obsessions that drive us to amass them. That is, perhaps, one of the basic human truths that made a Tumblr called My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection, in which a woman has set out to review each of the 1500 items in said collection, a viral hit. … Read More

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Courtney Love, Airline Detective: Links You Need to See

In case you were worried about not having put in enough time on your sousaphone lessons, fear not. Mastery is all about quality, not 10,000 hours’ worth of quantity. Check out the rest of the good news in today’s links: … Read More

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What the ‘Veronica Mars’ Flixster Fail Tells Us About Big Media and the Web

Happy Monday, Marshmallows — did you enjoy the Veronica Mars movie that you paid for? Were you thrilled to see Ms. Veronica back in action? Were your expectations met w/r/t the Logan vs. Piz conundrum? Were you delighted by its “everybody’s back, plus James Franco!” casting? Most importantly, were you, y’know, able to watch the movie? As we noted Friday, Warner Brothers made the dubious decision to make the digital reward promised to Kickstarter backers available only via their Flixster app and Ultraviolet service, an interface that is, to put it mildly, problematic. (To put it less mildly: it blows.) And your film editor wasn’t the only one kicking and screaming over the endless logins and failed downloads; by 11:30 Friday night, director/creator Rob Thomas was emailing us with fixes and apologies. But was it too little, too late? … Read More

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Brad Pitt to Star in ‘True Detective’?: Links You Need to See

Happy Friday! Time for some nice, lighthearted links to send you off into the weekend; ten dollars to anyone who can guess our favorite afternoon story. It certainly has nothing to do with Brad Pitt or True Detective… Read More

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The 5 Funniest Parodies of the Viral “First Kiss” Video

You likely saw the “First Kiss” video somewhere this week — probably on Facebook, because everyone you know shared it. I’ve managed, so far, to avoid it, simply because I spent most of my Friday nights in middle school at the skating rink watching people I knew make out, and there’s nothing I’d rather not see than people kissing each other. Perhaps you loved it, perhaps you were annoyed when it was revealed to be a viral marketing campaign; either way, you must admit that it was a hit, which you can objectively claim based almost entirely on the very swift response from comedians across the Internet who managed to quickly put together so many parodies of it. Here’s the best of those spoofs. … Read More

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Beyoncé Takes Us Behind the Scenes: Links You Need to See

From honoring hip hop’s luminaries to partying with childhood heroes, our theme for today is “music history.” Find your dose of nostalgia and fun facts in today’s roundup: … Read More

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