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Chet Faker's New Animated Video for "1998"

Chet Faker's New Animated Video for
This track is from Mr. Faker's debut album, Built On Glass; but before we go any further, let's acknowledge that his real name is Nick Murphy, he's from Australia, he covered "No Diggity" for this Super Bowl ad and...… Read Full Story

12 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week

 Ai Weiwi. Photo by Gao Yuan.There's a lot to see out at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (200 Eastern Parkway) including Swoon's "Submerged Motherlands," an exhibition of early works by Judy Chicago and the official opening of Ai Weiwei's "According... Read Full Story

Actress and Producer Fallon Goodson Is On the Verge

Dress by Cynthia Rowley"I do the biggest blonde moves of all time," actress Fallon Goodson tells me, admitting that just today she'd already tried to go through a revolving door the wrong way and put all of her outfits... Read Full Story

Red Bull Music Academy Returns With Dance-a-Thon Bounce Ballroom

VoguingThe Red Bull Music Academy returns to NYC this May, kicking things off with a dance-a-thon dubbed "Bounce Ballroom." The party, which goes down on May 1st at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, highlights four different dance styles popularized in... Read Full Story

Kim Hastreiter's Reasons to Be Cheerful: A Rap Video for the Ages

For the past 10 years, I've devoted a column each spring to celebrating "reasons to be cheerful." Inspired by the crazy 1979 song by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the title of my spring series always draws blank stares from... Read Full Story
tv Orange Is The New Black's Season Two Trailer Is Herrrre

Orange Is The New Black's Season Two Trailer Is Herrrre

Woo hoo! There's a new trailer for season two of Orange Is the New Black and shits gets (stays?) crazy. From what we can tell, all of our favorite characters from season one are still in the slammer and... Read Full Story

Chloe Sevigny Wishes You a Happy E-aster

Chloe Sevigny tells us how she'll celebrate E-aster.  Kermit and Fozzie have an improvised existential debate during a 1979 Muppets screen test. [LS] Dream keyboard. [Mlkshk] Abe-chan, a mynah bird, shows off his perfect Japanese. [TO] Cats DGAF. [TO]... Read Full Story

10 Must-See Films Catch At the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Love is StrangeRun, don't walk, to get tickets to Ira Sachs' tender portrait of two elderly lovers, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina), who marry after 39 years together and suddenly have their lives take an unexpected bad turn.... Read Full Story

Sky Ferreira Fronts a Gang, Gets Arrested In New Video for "I Blame Myself"

Sky Ferreira heads up a Los Angeles gang, gets arrested and strips for an older white man (as Flavorwire points out, obvious metaphor for being a young pop star navigating the record industry, anyone?) in a new video for "I... Read Full Story

Trip the Light Fantastic with Trust's New Video

It's still months away, but we're already excited about the Stargayzer Festival. From September 12th to the 14th, this "celebration of queer-based music and performance" is bringing tons of PAPER faves together in Austin, Texas, for what promises to... Read Full Story