Behind the Music of Game of Thrones

The medieval world Game Thrones wouldn’t be the first place you’d expect to find rock musicians. But increasingly, members Coldplay, Snow Patrol, and other famous bands can be spotted among the legions troubadours and troublemakers roaming Westeros, and tunes whistled or sung by characters during various episodes are receiving closing-credits makeovers by the likes the National and the Hold Steady. So when did […]

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Ray Davies on His New Album of Kinks Covers and What It Would Take to Get a Kinks Reunion

Ray Davies, former lead singer the Kinks, has a new album out today called See My Friends, in which he rerecords fourteen songs, duetting with the likes Spoon, Metallica, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen, and … Jon Bon Jovi? Vulture spoke with Davies about how he picked his partners, who on his wish list didn’t work out, and one life’s big […]

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How Iggy Azalea Can Save Her Career

Now that the Iggy Azalea bubble seems to have finally burst, the most amazing thing about her is that she ever existed at all. The recent cancellation her national tour, the second time it’s been delayed, could signal the beginning the end for Iggy — though there’s also this recent damning Iggy-themed entry to the “Me/You” meme, which pretty much perfectly sums up her current dilemma […]

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Iggy Azalea’s History of Hip-Hop Controversy: A Timeline [Updated]

In Iggy Azalea’s short career, the Australian rapper has been no stranger to controversy, particularly the racial-appropriation sort. Prior to the Grammys, we ran through her past dust-ups (many them with Azealia Banks). Below is an updated timeline. (Warning: There are a lot tweets from a variety people that we quote directly, so be prepared for a lot spelling and […]

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Netflix Orders Selena Gomez’s Teen-Suicide Drama 13 Reasons Why to Series

Netflix has ordered the adaptation Jay Asher’s best-selling YA novel 13 Reasons Why (stylized as TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY because teens) as a 13-episode series, reports The Wrap. Actress and Voice adviser Selena Gomez will play Hannah Baker, the teenager at the center the plot who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes to send to various people that explain how they […]

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Reese Witherspoon Does a Backflip, Loves Chicken Fingers, Would Like to Cameo on Girls

Reese invited Vogue over to her L.A. home to ask her 73 questions (just like Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parker before her), and it was pretty much everything you’d imagine. She did a trampoline backflip, fered up some southern-style homemade tea, admitted that she knows she is Hollywood’s "life the party," would like to have a dinner party full female […]

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Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney Are All Just the Coolest in the ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Video

Watching the video for “FourFiveSeconds” is like that moment in True Romance when Alabama says about Clarence: “You’re so cool. You’re so cool. You’re so cool.” Clad in denim, contrast-heavy in black and white, everyone in “FourFiveSeconds” is just so effortlessly cool! Rihanna’s eye-roll, Kanye’s mean mug, McCartney’s signature pucker: Just imagine what’ll happen on Friday.  P.S.:

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Dismaland Trailer: Fun for Your Whole Demented Family

Last week, the council North Somerset revealed that the pseudonymous artist Banksy would be transforming an abandoned swimming pool into an exhibition space known as Dismaland. The exhibition would play host to a number artists’ work, as well as live music and comedy. To truly make this a moment Artpop, Banksy has cut a trailer for Dismaland, featuring a family […]

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Banksy Has Created Dismaland, Your Next Destination for Getting Stoned

Banksy’s next project is taking over Tropicana, an abandoned outdoor swimming pool in Weston-Super-Mare, a seaside town in North Somerset, England. The mysterious artist transformed the space into an exhibition styled as an amusement park called Dismaland. “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour,” Banksy said through the town council. […]

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