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The Best Music In June

The Best Music In June
Best AlbumsJamie xx - In ColourLast Friday, as the news about the Supreme Court's decision to effectively legalize gay marriage in all 50 states broke, I couldn't help but think about Jamie xx's In Colour, one of the finest records...… Read Full Story
Shooting Suburban Space with Photographer Natalie O'Moore

Shooting Suburban Space with Photographer Natalie O'Moore

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Our Guide to the Best July 4th Weekend Events In NYC

GIF by Juliette KangWhether you're stuck in the city or looking for a last-minute (or 24-hour) escape, here's our picks for the best parties, comedy shows, film screenings and more going on in NYC over the July 4th weekend.Friday, July... Read Full Story

Vince Staples & Summertime '06: The Coming of Age Tale of One of Hip-Hop's Most Exciting New Voices

For a guy who is constantly getting pegged as a savior to his genre, Vince Staples doesn't seem to particularly like rap music.  Staples was recently on the cover of XXL for their annual Freshman issue, an honor typically reserved... Read Full Story

Lord of Darkness Nick Cave Gets Immortalized As a Toy

"Red Right Hand"Attention Bad Seedlings, our ephemeral Lord of Darkness/Stripper Nick Cave will finally be immortalized -- as a toy. Crafted by appropriately named artist Plasticgod, there are six miniature Nicks to play with, all named for a specific solo Cave... Read Full Story

"Let's Just Go For Broke": The Story of Unapologetically Out '70s Rock Band Smokey

Above photograph by John Van Hamersveld; add'l photos by E.J. EmmonsMore likely than not, you've never heard of Smokey. That's a damn shame, because whether they were creating disco-punk three decades early, banging heads with future metal lord Randy Rhoads... Read Full Story

Stop Saying Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" Video Is Anti-Feminist

So the talk of today is obviously Bad Girl RiRi and her NSFW "Bitch Better Have My Money" video, and it seems like a lot of people have decided to weigh in that it's not safe for feminists and glamorizes... Read Full Story

The Seven Movies to See In July

AmyAn incredibly moving documentary by Asif Kapadia concerning the tragic short life of British power house singer Amy Winehouse. With unlimited access to home movies and archival footage one could not imagine a more complete portrait of this talented woman... Read Full Story
tv Watch the Full Trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer Prequel

Watch the Full Trailer for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer Prequel

The first look at Netflix's insane, hopefully incredible Wet Hot American Summer prequel show was structured as an old advertisement for the camp, and while it was funny, it also didn't give much of an indication of what the series... Read Full Story

Rihanna Drops Bloody, Badass Video for "Bitch Better Have My Money"

Bad Girl RiRi, indeed. Our Queen officially debuted her new video for the incredible, brap brap-boom single "Bitch Better Have My Money" -- and it is a glorious, badass mash-up of culturally-relevant films and tropes that sees Rihanna exacting revenge on... Read Full Story