Lana Del Rey's 'The Greatest' Is One of Her Greatest

Yes, I luh ha: Lana Del Rey, “The Greatest” - Hands down, I think Lana’s new song “The Greatest” is one of the best pop songs released this year and possibly one of her best songs ever (in my heart, that title still goes to “Love.”) What I love about Lana’s music is despite its romantic references to the Beach Boys…

Writer Kimberly King Parsons on Bodies, Blood Banks, and Her New Book of Uncanny Short Stories

“Dark” is a word Kimberly King Parsons often uses to describe the short stories collected in her first book, Black Light. But make no mistake: These are not horror stories. They don’t follow any particular gothic tradition, they frequently take place underneath the blazing Texas sunshine, and if they suggest a threat…

Miley Cyrus’s ‘Slide Away’ Is a Gorgeous Rumination on a Failed Marriage

Yes: Miley Cyrus, “Slide Away” - On her latest single, the newly separated Cyrus delivers a gorgeous rumination on a failed marriage, the youth that made her feel immortal and the age that made her realize her naiveté. I’ll never tire of her warm vocal tone, and the revelations that arise from from unrivaled…

Jennifer Kent's Brutal New Film The Nightingale Spits on Your Colonialism

By now, you have probably heard a thing or two about writer-director Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to her beloved film The Babadook. Many of The Nightingale’s scenes make that 2014 movie, widely regarded as one of the scariest of its time, look like kids’ stuff. Destined for “all-time most shocking” lists, it’s the kind…

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (But How Mr. Rogers Is He?)

Tom Hanks will play children’s television trailblazer Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, due out in November. The trailer for the biopic dropped on Monday, and I’m not seeing Hanks disappear into the role so much as Hanks playing it. His is a slightly butcher, deeper-voiced Mr. Rogers (Hanks doesn’t…

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