Photographer David Waldorf once captured a rare portrait of David Lynch in his private sanctuary, the “think room.” There’s something Lynchian about his photos of trailer park residents in Sonoma, California. One surreal snapshot reveals a grim…

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It’s pretty much been settled that everyone should read more books by women. But when looking for recommendations, it’s often all Woolf, Morrison, Lessing, Austen, Brontë. Of course, these are essential authors for a reason, and you should…

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Starz’s new series Outlander, based on the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon, follows a married nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) through time as she jumps back from 1945 to 1743. In this new time period, she’s suddenly caught up in a…

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One of the most famous couples in Hollywood joined one of cinema’s legendary directors for a film that everyone was talking about before it even hit theaters. Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. The film stars…

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The debate as to whether the Internet is good or bad for literature doesn’t seem any closer to resolution now than when it began, years ago, but the fact remains that some people in the literary world are excellent at using Twitter, Tumblr,…

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In the current ultra-managed, publicist-controlled, sound-byte-driven media atmosphere, you don’t get to hear stars really speaking their minds anymore — at least, not about anything fun, like how they really feel about their fellow stars. But…

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Writer Hanne Steen and photographer Carla Richmond, who we learned about on Beautiful/Decay, collaborated on the series Lovers Shirts. The photographs explore the complex emotions attached to the tokens associated with former loves — in this case,…

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The very first International Conference on Men’s Issues happened over the weekend, in the unlikely surroundings of a VFW Lodge in Detroit. The thought of a bunch of men’s rights activists converging to swap stories of how good women have it these…

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Hopefully you’re on a beach or in a cabin on or around the beach, maybe on a hammock, possibly by a pool, or situated right in front an air conditioner that’s blowing cold air directly at you as you sip an equally cold beverage. But however you’re…

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In the grand Tumblr tradition of mashing up seemingly unrelated art forms (see also: the eternally relevant Slaughterhouse 90210) — and perhaps in tribute to the increasing overlap between the worlds of hip hop and high art — comes a delightful…

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Over consecutive Sundays, one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, New York filmgoers had the opportunity to contemplate two very different Spike Lees. Last night, the filmmaker (and several members of his cast and crew) gathered at the closing night…

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“I thank God that I’ve been placed in a position to do something, and represent women in a culture that is so male-driven.” Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech started out classily enough. Last night, for the fifth year in a row, she won the title of…

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show…

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This morning, The Atlantic published a piece by Noah Berlatsky about the “irresponsible portrayal of men” on Orange Is the New Black. Orange, a groundbreaking show with a wonderful and admirably diverse cast, is set inside a women’s prison, and the…

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Star of the best parody Twitter account on the web, immortal fairy queen, and occasional actress Tilda Swinton did a Reddit AMA on Sunday to promote her new film, Snowpiercer. We learned many intriguing things about the brilliant Brit, like her…

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First nobody would shut up about Game of Thrones; then nobody would shut up about the World Cup. So it’s only fitting that artist Nerea Palacios would bring the two crazes together, creating hypothetical uniforms for soccer teams representing the…

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It’s heartening to realize that there’s a surplus of elegantly written nonfiction books these days — books that can take you to another time, place, and location, and even cause a revolution in your mind. We live in a time when people can go crazy…

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James J. “Whitey” Bulger was a notorious Boston gangster who ruled the city before going on the lam for 20 years as one of the FBI’s Most Wanted. Then he was found (and tried), last summer, in his eighties. While he was a fugitive, his younger…

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Sky Ferreira is what you’d call an “epic” Facebook user. The lengthy, uncensored explanations she posts there routinely make headlines, in part because she’s typically responding to an accusation made by the media. This time, Sky defends Terry…

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The subway suddenly seems like a fun place to be after seeing Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, which arrived in theaters this weekend. His post-apocalyptic nightmare is based on the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, centered on a group of…

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