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Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' wins Golden Lion at Venice
Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller 'The Shape of Water' has won the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion
Halsey, Alt-J, Dan Auerbach and more music reviews
This week alterna-pop singer Halsey drops her sophomore album, Alt-J experiment with their subtle third album, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach explores old-school pop-rock, Benjamin Booker combines blues, punk and gospel influences, Roger Waters delivers a scathing indictment of the state of the
John Mayer, Old 97’s, Thundercat and more music reviews
This week John Mayer releases the second part of his new album, alt-country veterans Old 97’s jump back into action, Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus-associate Thundercat releases an unusual new album, jazzy singer José James makes a significant crossover attempt, indie-rockers the Feelies drop a
Prince, De La Soul, Travis and More Music Reviews
This week the last album of Prince ’s lifetime gets a physical release, De La Soul drop a surprise teaser EP ahead of their anticipated new album, Scottish band Travis make a strong return, Rogue Wave also make a comeback, rapper Aesop Rock shows off his award-winning vocabulary, Britta Phillips
Music Reviews: Dion, Eliot Sumner, Pete Astor and Lissie
So this week I was going to review the new Kanye West album, “The Life Of Pablo.” Then he kept changing the name of the record. It was out for a while and then pulled and he is still completing it. When and if he settles on a final version, then I will write a review. In the meantime, this week
15 Popular and Obscure Songs Covered by David Bowie
David Bowie 's impact on future generations of musicians artists is immeasurable. His sound and style can be found in artists of different genres, from post-punk and New Wave (Bauhaus, Duran Duran ), to pop (Madonna, Lady Gaga), to modern rock ( Arcade Fire , Radiohead). Although he mostly wrote
'Home Alone' Turns 25: Where Are They Now?
"Home Alone" was released 25 years ago today. Yep, it's been that long since Kevin McCallister's family forgot him at home while they went on vacation in France for the holidays. Nonetheless, Kevin was happy just the same to have the house all to himself. What ensued was two glorious hours of Kevin
Inside Elijah Wood's Life as a DJ With Zach Cowie
Digging through the comprehensive selection at New York City's A1 Records, a treasure trove of vinyl excellence, Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie are enthusiastic to talk about their love of music. For nearly three years, the duo have been DJing various events under the name Wooden Wisdom and decided to
Funniest Responses to Celebrity Death Hoaxes
intro: Macaulay Culkin is the latest target of a celebrity death hoax, and like other stars before him, he responded to the news of his early demise with humor. The 34-year-old star of the first two "Home Alone" movies, "My Girl" and "Uncle Buck," took to Instagram to debunk the reports. He did so
Katy Perry Headed to the Super Bowl?
The singer will reportedly provide halftime entertainment at the game in Arizona.