‘Outlander’ Episode 12 Recap: “Lallybroch”

Attention, lads and lassies: there are no sex scenes in this episode. I repeat: there are no sex scenes in this episode. As a public service, I am putting this disclaimer above my recap. But that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had (okay, there’s a little less fun to be had). If you watched… Read More

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The Many Moods of Al Pacino’s Hair

One of cinema’s living legends, Al Pacino has played a wide range of roles in his movies that the talented actor pushes to the extremes with his unique characterizations. Pacino is also known for his flamboyant hairstyles, which have changed from film to film — and sometimes they’re a little distracting. But one can’t deny the power in Pacino’s dark poof, which has become his signature, revealing the many moods of his iconic characters. The styles only seem to get wilder with time, too. On his birthday, enjoy this brief survey of Al Pacino’s hair in some of his most famous roles. … Read More

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Vintage Torch Songs for Your Summer Crush

Today marks the birthday of the “Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald. Famous for her silky voice and successful jazz standards, Fitzgerald knew how to bring tears to audiences’ eyes with her achingly beautiful renditions of popular torch songs. In honor of the Queen of Jazz, we’ve rounded up other weep-worthy, sentimental ballads from the 1920s that sing of lost love and other romantic dilemmas we can all relate to. Turn to these tunes while you’re busy crushing on that someone special from afar or licking your wounds following a summer fling. … Read More

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Old-Timey Portraits of Celebrities Captured With a Vintage Camera

“We live in an age of glossy magazines and overly retouched skin. But there is no lying with tintypes. You can’t get rid of a few wrinkles in Photoshop,” says photographer Victoria Will. The artist captured celebrities at this year’s Sundance Film Festival using the old-timey tintype technique that hails from the 19th century. Back then, photos needed eight minutes to develop, which left sitters struggling through the ultra-long exposure time. To aid the process during the festival, Will used modern flash heads with a powerful light to speed up the process. Here are rarely seen portraits of celebrities, wrinkles and all, with a great old-fashioned feeling. … Read More

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Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo on Computer Animation, ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and Imagining the Future

They have some history, Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo. It goes back about a decade, when the filmmaker was casting voices for his much-anticipated follow-up to The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and he cast her as the tough French chef, Colette. And they met again Friday afternoon, when Garofalo moderated a Tribeca Film Festival “Tribeca Talk” with Bird on the eve of his new film, Tomorrowland. The pair spent an hour watching clips, trading quips, telling stories, and walking through a career that’s spanned from television to film, and from animation to live action. … Read More

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You’ve Saved The Internet, But Will It Save You?: Links You Need to See

The Internet was not always this Thing that it is. At first, it was a little baby idea, a thing with great potential but which had no body or mind to substantiate any greater visions of importance. Slowly, that changed. … Read More

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The 6 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Lianne La Havas and HEALTH Return

This week sees the summer jam come front and center in all its forms: Lianne La Havas’ unabashed love song, Heather Woods Broderick’s shade-seeking melancholy, and HEALTH’s chilled out, vomit-inducing noise bliss. (Seriously, viewer beware when it comes to that video.)

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Buddies With Time: Why Knausgaard Really Is Like Proust

When my friends ask me to recommend a work of “contemporary literature,” I often tell them about Karl Ove Knausgaard or Nell Zink or Ben Lerner. But mostly I talk about Knausgaard. Now, I realize that my friends only want a “good book” written recently — a work of contemporary fiction — but I can’t help recommending Knausgaard’s books on a slightly different basis, one that mischievously fulfills the criterion: Knausgaard’s My Struggle volumes are assertively contemporary, even if I’m not always sure what that means. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Glen and Betty, Together Again

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Inside Amy Schumer proves sharp as ever, Fresh Off the Boat ends its freshman outing, and Betty Draper gets her age-inappropriate flirtation on.  … Read More

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Jon Krakauer Mansplains Rape, But Will His Book Help Women?

Jon Krakauer’s Missoula is the true-crime story of a handful of acquaintance rapes in one college town. Krakauer, who happens to be my favorite narrative nonfiction writer, uses the same technique he applied in his last two books about fundamentalist Mormons and a covered-up death in Afghanistan, respectively, to examine the way a single American community handled a number of university rape cases. … Read More

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