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25 Essential Punk Rock Movies

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Penelope Spheeris’ legendary The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy finally saw home video release this week — and, in case you hadn’t noticed, everyone at Flavorwire is pretty excited about that. So, to celebrate their reemergence, we’ve rounded up 25 essential punk movies, from arthouse oddities to awesomely cheesy exploitation flicks to groundbreaking nonfiction… Read More

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Vintage Photos of Patriotic July 4th Pinups

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Nothing says the birth of the United States as an independent nation like vintage bathing beauties posing with oversized phalluses firecrackers. Happy July 4th, America! We’re celebrating with a slice of cheesecake from these historical hotties — including a few famous names like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and Ava Gardner. These beachy pinups, adored by G.I.s during wartime, are sure to put you in a patriotic mood.
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Life Advice from the Formidable Franz Kafka

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Today, on his birthday, the Tel Aviv court ruled that several rare Franz Kafka manuscripts, which the Metamorphosis writer left to his friend Max Brod to destroy following his death, would be sent to the National Library of Israel. The collection will be published online. For now, we look to a catalogue of quotes from the German-language writer who knows a thing or two about alienation, mystical transformation, and, apparently, self-help. Here are a few pieces of life advice, some cheerier than others, from the formidable author.
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Celebrate Independence Day With ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Speaking in American Accents

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Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones fame, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and apart from the fact that she’s pretty much unrecognizable with her natural dark hair, her appearance was most notable for a hitherto undisplayed talent: she does a pretty killer Valley Girl accent. Watching the regal and oh-so-English Daenerys bust out her best Moon Unit Zappa impersonation is kinda disconcerting, but it got us thinking about similar examples, because, y’know, 4th of July and America and all that. ‘Murca!
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Adorable ’90s Pop Culture-Inspired Lip Art

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Laura Jenkinson’s adorable lip art, which we first spotted on Ego-AlterEgo, is giving us all of the nostalgic feels. The London-based makeup artist uses eye-popping palettes to recreate pop culture’s most beloved characters as fun lip designs. Jenkinson clearly has a lot of love for ‘90s-era characters from series like The Simpsons and Rugrats, as well as Disney’s animated heroes. “I’d seen loads of other fantastic make-up artists on Instagram and I wanted to do something similar and on a bigger scale so I started doing about one a week,” Jenkinson said in an interview. “I find a picture and then just hold it up to the mirror as a guide and draw straight onto my face — it’s easier than you think!”
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Laurence Fishburne Is Starring as Author Alex Haley in A&E’s ‘Roots’ Remake

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Deadline reports that Laurence Fishburne will be playing the role of author Alex Haley in A&E’s upcoming remake of Roots. The original eight-episode miniseries adaption, which debuted in 1977, is based off Haley’s novel, Roots: The Saga of An American Family — a narrative of American slavery and the life of the character Kunta Kinte, who’s captured in the Gambia and sold into slavery once on American soil.
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‘Twas a Magical Day, ‘Twas a Dumb Day: Links You Need to See

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Once again, Tatum has Channed. That statement is purely meaningless, but because of the thorough sexual flaunting of his famous bod in all things Magic Mike, even his name is evocative of an erotic dance, itself seeming to spill out of the thong of language. Or something. In honor of the release of Magic Mike XXL, UPROXX has put together a history of Channing Tatum’s own former stripper career. 
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The 10 Albums You Need to Hear In July

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We’re in a weird stretch of the summer that’s not only a typical dead zone for albums, but also sees the music industry shifting its weekly release day from Tuesday (in the US at least) to Friday world-wide. This means that the first releases for July aren’t out until next Friday, and pre-release streams won’t hit until last this week. So, in the meantime, get excited for these albums, which include strong showings from Tame Impala, Jason Isbell, Mas Ysa, Lianne La Havas, and a reunited Veruca Salt.
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Is ‘Key and Peele’s’ New Gay Marriage Sketch an Interrogation of Identity Assumptions or a Big “No Homo”?

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As Comedy Central readies for the July 8 premiere of Key and Peele‘s new season, the network has released a very topical sketch: Keegan-Michael Key plays a Michigan congressman who’s emphasizing how he cares about everyone during a town hall meeting that’s being recorded and broadcast by C-SPAN — whether they’re young, old, Asian, Hispanic, straight, or gay. 
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Everything You Need to Know About Beats 1, the Centerpiece of Apple Music

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The workings of Apple Music, the company’s higher-than-high-profile streaming service that debuted yesterday, will feel familiar to those who use competitors like Spotify (most people) or Tidal (not so many people). In addition to on-demand streaming and automated recommendations, though, Apple Music’s most distinctive feature is Beats 1, a 24-hour radio station staffed not just by real, live human beings, but DJs and artists ranging from Jaden Smith and St. Vincent, to former BBC Radio 1 star Zane Lowe and Hot 97’s Ebro Darden. Here are the basics of the new station, from how to start streaming to what’s coming up this week. 
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In Praise of the Original ‘Terminator,’ A Lean, Mean, Exploitation Movie Machine

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Today, the ridiculously titled fifth film in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Genysis, hits theaters. The notices thus far have been less than enthusiastic (Paramount elected not to invite us to see it in advance, so I can’t tell you if they’re right), with many pinpointing the picture’s decision to revisit and revise the events of the original 1984 film as a particular sticking point. But a return to that inaugural entry — which, let’s face it, is probably a better way to spend an evening anyway — serves as a reminder that this series started out as a very different kind of film, and on a far smaller scale.
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