Yesterday Deb Oh wants to make you a playlist — a very expensive and pretty good one, based on a winding questionnaire and her encyclopedic knowledge of the near-limitless options for songs you haven’t yet heard.
Yesterday Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week.
2 Days Ago Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick has been canceled after one season, Variety reports. The show, an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ modern classic feminist novel and a long overdue star vehicle for Kathryn Hahn, was lauded for its boundary-pushing depiction of “the female loser” and female artistic obsession.
3 Days Ago When a little-known website called Babe published a detailed account of alleged sexual misconduct by comedian Aziz Ansari on Saturday night, many of the reactions were colored not just by the behavior it described but the informal nature of the reporting and the obscurity of the platform.
6 Days Ago The weird world of Taylor Swift is as fascinating as any science fiction universe. In fact, possessing her level of money and fame and unwillingness to self-edit is not even precisely imaginable to people who are not Taylor Swift, and so her lived reality, for our purposes, might as well be science fiction.
8 Days Ago Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week.
9 Days Ago On Twitter this morning, comedy writer Megan Ganz told Dan Harmon that she is willing to forgive him for the harassment and abuse she suffered while working for him on NBC’s Community.
9 Days Ago HBO announced this afternoon that it has signed a three-year deal with investigative reporter Ronan Farrow. His back-to-back, in-depth reports at The New Yorker were a major part of the Harvey Weinstein unmasking and the subsequent avalanche of sexual abuse revelations in Hollywood.
9 Days Ago James Franco has been accused of sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior by five women in the Los Angeles Times this morning. Each of the reports, which come from five women who attended Studio 4, Franco’s acting school, or otherwise considered him a personal mentor in the film industry, are corroborated by multiple sources and denied by Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker.
10 Days Ago Dish announced today that it has been working on integrating Google Home and Google Assistant into its TV service, fleshing out the options for controlling a TV with your voice.
10 Days Ago Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is already set to have a huge debut at the box office in February. Fandango reports that the first 24 hours of ticket presales for the film were the largest it’s ever seen for a Marvel movie.
10 Days Ago Super Deluxe, the viral internet content and TV production studio owned by Turner, made a major sale today, Variety reports. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a supernatural drama called Chambers, executive produced by Syriana writer and director Stephen Gaghan.
12 Days Ago A new teaser trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther aired on ESPN last night, introducing Andy Serkis as the film’s primary antagonist. As Ulysses Klaue, an arms dealer working in South Africa, he has a personal and vague vendetta against Wakandan king T’Challa and the rest of the nation of Wakanda.
12 Days Ago In the weeks leading up to last night’s Golden Globes, the organized “protest” planned by the actors and creatives set to attend the ceremony seemed halfhearted at best, and at worst, downright stupid.
13 Days Ago Guillermo del Toro has won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director for his dark fantasy film The Shape of Water, a Cold War-era monster movie and remixed fairy tale musical, starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon.
13 Days Ago James Franco won 2018’s Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The award is for his portrayal of independent filmmaker and actor Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.
13 Days Ago Elisabeth Moss won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama tonight, for her performance as Offred in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The series is also up for Best Drama, and Ann Dowd is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Aunt Lydia..
15 Days Ago A recent Inc article reporting that MailChimp would integrate the newsletter platform TinyLetter into its primary email marketing service sent the online writing community into a small tizzy, with headlines reading “What We Know About MailChimp’s Plan to End TinyLetter” and “Rest in Peace, TinyLetter.” In reality, all the Inc article said — beyond its misleading headline — was “TinyLetter’s functionality will be enhanced in its migration to MailChimp.” There were no details on what that meant, a
16 Days Ago HBO has confirmed that the final season of Game of Thrones won’t premiere until sometime in 2019. It’s a decision that has been rumored since last June and characterized as a strategic move that gives the network more time to work on its numerous proposed spinoff series.
16 Days Ago I’ve been thinking about how to explain Ansel Elgort in the first sentence of this post for about 40 minutes, and I think this is the best I’m going to do: he’s the type of dude whose first 10 pages of Getty Image search results are of him jumping out of his chair at a basketball game, jumping out of his chair at a hockey game, or posing for professional photographers with his tongue in longtime girlfriend Violetta Komyshan’s mouth.
17 Days Ago Kendrick Lamar produced and curated the soundtrack for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther film, with help from Top Dawg label head Anthony Tiffith. The first single, “All the Stars,” is a collaboration between Lamar and his labelmate SZA.
17 Days Ago Sony’s Slenderman movie, originally announced in May 2016, finally has a poster and trailer. And a title! It’s called Slender Man, a twist on Slenderman, and a teenager stabs herself in the eye with a scalpel in the clip above.
18 Days Ago In the December issue of The Baffler, journalist Liz Pelly wrote a fascinating, widely discussed dissection of how the algorithms employed by major streaming services — particularly Spotify — are changing music.
18 Days Ago Wixen Music Publishing, which licenses music from about 200 artists, including Tom Petty, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Missy Elliott, and Janis Joplin, is suing Spotify for $1.6 billion, Variety reports.
19 Days Ago The Netflix adaptation of Daniel Handler’s 13-book A Series of Unfortunate Events will be back for a second season on March 30th, the platform announced with a teaser trailer on New Year’s Day.