The Swooniest Lord Byron Quotes

English poet Lord Byron’s reputation as a heartbreaker precedes him. During his most publicized affair with British... Read More
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‘Outlander’ Episode 11 Recap: “The Devil’s Mark”

Outlander‘s historical time-travel fantasy got pretty darn real last night given that almost the entire episode was devoted to a terrifying witchcraft trial, but at least (spoiler alert) there’s some fireside canoodling after the thrilling courtroom denouement.

Claire isn’t thrilled about her companion defendant, moon worshipping… Read More

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Ethereal Underwater Wedding Photos

Dynamic husband and wife creative duo Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano aren’t your average wedding photographers. The couple specializes in underwater portraits, which we first discovered on Fubiz. Elegant and ethereal, the pictures take place in the depths of Maui’s crystal blue waters, where bride and groom take the plunge. The Ravazzanos got married in the pouring rain, as their bio details, so they’re used to celebrating love in an aqueous wedding setting. See how bride and groom become merpeople for a day in our gallery. … Read More

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30 Dashing ‘Doctor Who’ Tattoos

Happy birthday to the Tenth Doctor, Scottish actor David Tennant. “So few shows run beyond a few series and 50 years’ worth is quite a legacy, so I’m very honored to be part of that,” the star told the BBC in a recent interview. Disney-XD just announced that the network would be airing seasons two through four of Doctor Who this summer — the David Tennant-starring episodes — introducing the character to a whole new generation of viewers. It seemed a good a time as any to celebrate our love for the show by looking at some inky tributes to the Time Lord and gang. Here are 30 dashing Doctor Who tattoos to tide you over until the series airs on Disney-XD on May 9. … Read More

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“And That’s How I Got To Be Rich”: George Lucas and Stephen Colbert on the New ‘Star Wars,’ Critics, and Those Special Editions

Okay, first things first: George Lucas has not yet seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that we all lost our minds over this week. But, as with that brief tempest-in-a-teapot over not seeing the last one, it’s not a question of snubbing, but of trailer-viewing preference. “I just saw it on CBS, but I’m gonna try to look at it,” he told Stephen Colbert at a Tribeca Film Festival “Tribeca Talks” conversation Friday afternoon, explaining, “I want to see it on the big screen.”

“I’ve got it on my phone,” Colbert interjected, taking out his device helpfully. … Read More

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Tatiana Maslany’s Omnipresence and Mike Leigh’s Cinematic Omnipotence: Links You Need to See

Some of today’s most interesting stories covered news deeply rooted in history, while other stories were, as usual, unsettlingly current (diet whiskey is now a thing). News of a new Mike Leigh movie is often good news, though it’s also often a reminder of some bleak historical (Vera Drake) moment, or an evocation of a bleak personal (Naked, Another Year) one. Today’s Mike Leigh-related news is no exception, as the director — who most recently made Mr. Turner — is now working on a film about the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, during which troops attacked a crowd of 60,000 protesting for parliamentary reform in 1918. Given the director’s knack for highly personal storytelling created through a writing process founded in improvisation, it’s certain this won’t be your typical, point-by-point historical drama.  … Read More

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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Brandon Flowers, Giorgio Moroder, Girlpool

Nostalgia has ruled the music of the past few years, no doubt, but this week we’ve got a few songs that pay homage to the ’70s and ’80s while managing to sound more than relevant. Brandon Flowers, frontman of New Wave cannibals The Killers, releases his shamelessly glam “Still Want You”; Giorgio Moroder and Sia resuscitate disco on “Déjà Vu”; and Jacco Gardner gets lost in the acid-fried annals of psych. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘GoT’s’ #TBT

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 week, HBO’s Sunday lineup returns while Netflix enters the superhero game.  … Read More

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Is Steven Millhauser America’s Best Short Story Writer? On ‘Voices in the Night’

The quintessential American writer’s writer, or critic’s writer, or whatever, Steven Millhauser has long excelled at the three major forms of fiction. In 1997 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Martin Dressler, a chimerical 19th century study that discovers Modernist ennui under the turtle shell of the American dream. He has been praised, too, for his novellas, by Jim Shepard and others, who rightly imply that he has more or less mastered the American incarnation of the form —  even if, as Millhauser wryly explains it, the novella isn’t a form but a length. … Read More

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What Most Music Fans Don’t Realize About Record Store Day

Rule #1 among the indie record-label folks I know: don’t talk about Record Store Day at social gatherings. The annual event — this Saturday marks its eighth year — has been known to inspire bouts of industry anxiety starting in January and lasting ‘til nearly May. And the fact that factions of the music industry are questioning a holiday meant to bolster the primary brick-and-mortar institution of music culture is proof that it is damn near impossible for an industry in upheaval to execute solutions that will satisfy everyone. What is in theory a straightforward, hugely positive event to sell records has become, well… it’s complicated and depends on who you ask. So we asked a few people on both sides of the debate. As it turns out, some of the downfalls of Record Store Day are less apparent to music fans than others, which may help to illuminate the recent… Read More

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Rue From ‘The Hunger Games’ Understands Something About Racism That So Many Americans Don’t

Her gorgeous performance as Rue from The Hunger Games attracted a cascade of racist responses on social media, but now teenager Amandla Sternberg is becoming a public voice on the topics of race and culture, thanks to a Tumblr video that has gone viral. In a few short, well-produced moments, Sternberg answered one question that American media consumers and creators fail to understand, and raised another that we’d all do well to seriously consider. And she did it all as history class project, with the help of a friend. … Read More

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