Zayn Malik confirms that, yes, Taylor Swift sometimes travels in a suitcase to avoid paparazzi

Zayn Malik (*ahem*: Zayn) has been teasing his sophomore album for what feels like ages now, and a new Vogue profile of the one-time One Directioner offered no more clarity as to when it will arrive. Malik did, however, provide what sounds to be a definitive answer regarding another mystery: Does Taylor Swift travel…

Black Mirror's social-media dystopia episode is now the feel-bad card game of the season

Social media is exhausting, so it was only a matter of time until someone brought it to game night, where learning the rules takes longer than the game itself. The good news is that we all already know how to conjure up a fake, more appealing existence for ourselves online, and that’s exactly the goal of a new board…

Fans of A Christmas Prince, breathe easy, for he, the young lord of the yuletide, has returned!

By virtue of being just a teensy bit stupider than other Lifetime holiday romances, Netflix’s A Christmas Prince rollicked into queues like a reindeer-led royal carriage, delighting (and delighting) audiences with its story of a young journalist’s tryst with the titular prince. Now, a year later, the story of Amber…

Ridley Scott's in-limbo sequel to Alien: Covenant would return to the original film's LV-426

Ridley Scott is determined to finish the story he started with 2012's Prometheus, despite the majority of Alien fans not really giving a shit about the cold-circuited travails of Michael Fassenbender’s android David. Last year’s Alien: Covenant managed to sneak in a bit more of the deep-space horror for which the…

Pitchfork to make winter in Chicago less awful by throwing a music festival in an art museum 

Music festivals are often trying to integrate art into the proceedings, but that can be tough when the huddled masses are collectively sweating in a trash-strewn field somewhere. That’s perhaps why Pitchfork’s decided to team up with The Art Institute Of Chicago for an alternative type of musical event, one where a…

Let the latest trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma convince you that it must be seen on a big screen

Following a teaser this past August, Netflix has shared an official trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a long-in-the-works drama that’s been reaping Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Our own A.A. Dowd described it as a “visually sumptuous, intimately epic (or is it epically…

The New Radicals' Gregg Alexander says he's got "7 to 10" completed albums he'll probably never release

The name Gregg Alexander may not ring a bell, but the sight of him in a floppy fisherman’s hat probably would. Alexander was the one-man band behind The New Radicals, who created one of pop-rock’s most enduring songs when they dropped hit single “You Only Get What You Give” 20 years ago. Alexander disbanded the group…