Music

50 Fearless Female Firsts in the Arts

March is Women’s History Month — a time to pay “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.” Since the national celebration’s beginnings in 1981, women have continued to break the gender barrier and contribute significantly to the historical evolution of various forms of art. Here’s a look at some of those women — the filmmakers, writers, singers, and other creative pioneers who paved the… Read More

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Sufjan Stevens Premieres Title Track from Upcoming Album, ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Sufjan Stevens will release his album Carrie & Lowell later this month, and he’s already previewed two tracks from the LP: “Should… Read More

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John Belushi’s Widow and Dan Aykroyd Started a Blues Brothers Record Label

Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi (John Belushi’s widow) have launched Blues Brothers Records, a label that will be dedicated to… Read More

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Man Attempts to Attack Run the Jewels on SXSW Stage

Run the Jewels performed at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, but apparently a disgruntled audience member was displeased by the… Read More

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10 Fascinating and Fabulous Cultural Eccentrics

This month, we celebrate the lives of two great cultural eccentrics: Albert Einstein and Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. The German-born theoretical physicist, who smoked cigarette butts he picked up off the street, would have been 135 today. Grey Gardens resident Little Edie’s unusual life is being revisited during a Film Forum screening of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, by Albert Maysles (who sadly passed away earlier this month) and brother David Maysles. Since Einstein and Little Edie have left us with so many strange and fascinating stories, we’re looking at the lives of other famous eccentrics who did it their way. … Read More

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Kanye Doing the Robot Is Hilariously Awkward

Kanye West has made headlines for plenty of things: his rants during concerts, swearing at the paparazzi, and speeches that… Read More

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Film’s Most Fashionable Bands, Ranked

This week, the first photo from Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms live-action adaptation popped up online. The musical movie stars Aubrey Peeples as Jem, the onstage alter-ego of Jerrica Benton, who owns Starlight Music and runs a foster home for girls. Jem and her band are the epitome of 1980’s fashion, boasting big hair, neon colors, and gaudy accessories. The picture inspired us to take a look at some of cinema’s most fashionable bands. In the spirit of competition, we’ve also ranked them. Here are ten of the best-dressed bands in film (or at least some of the most interesting) who made the cut. Feel free to add to our list, below. … Read More

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