Is ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ the Next ‘Hamilton’?

It’s been a stage megasmash since tickets first went on sale — and were snapped up instantly. It’s got a huge, rabid fanbase. And theater critics are going gaga for it. It’s not “Hamilton.” It’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The show has been up and running on the London’s West End since late… Read more »

Creative Adult – “Moving Window”

Creative AdultSan Francisco post-punks Creative Adult are gearing up for the release of Fear Of Life, their cheerily titled sophomore full-length. The album, which comes out at the end of next week, finds the band sanding down some of their punk tendencies, making room for some jangly Smithsian melody without losing their natural gloom. Here’s what … More »

Wild Beasts – “Tough Guy”

Wild Beasts - "Tough Guy"English art-pop veterans Wild Beasts are putting out their new album Boy King next week. We’ve already heard early singles “Get My Bang,” “Big Cat,” and “Celestial Creatures,” and now they’ve premiered another one on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. “Tough Guy” has a surprising classic-rock electric guitar swagger to it, and … More »

The Million Juggalo March Is Descending Upon Washington, DC

“We’re gonna do a f*-king march on Washington.” In 2011, the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center classified the Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” slotting the group alongside Bloods, Crips, and others.  That classification was formally contested by Juggalo leaders Insane Clown Posse, who filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice to remove the […]

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Japan Box Office: ‘One Piece’ Wins Weekend, Dethrones ‘Dory’

“One Piece Film: Gold,” the thirteenth entry in the popular anime series about the adventures of the rubber-bodied Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew, debuted atop the Japanese box office for the weekend of July 23-24. Distributed by Toei on 739 screens nationwide, the film earned $10.9 million on 821,000 admissions. This was 15%… Read more »

Spectator Arrested After Touching Justin Timberlake’s Face At Golf Tournament

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake was playing in the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe on Saturday when an overzealous fan got a little too close. TMZ reports that a man put his hand on Timberlake’s face as he was walking through a crowd, prompting the singer to turn around and shout, “Bro, why would you … More »

‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Casts Lilli Birdsell In Recurring Role For Season 4

Lilli Birdsell (Geek Charming) is joining ABC drama series Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D in the upcoming fourth season in a recurring role.
Birdsell will play Lucy, a beautiful woman with a haunting quality. She has a very violent streak in her inner self, because of things that have happened. She joins Gabriel Luna, previously announced as new character Ghost Rider for Season 4.
Birdsell’s recent TV credits include NCIS: LA, How To Get Away With Murder and Major Crimes.

Read more at http://deadline.com/

‘Stranger Things’ Tests Limits of Netflix’s Nostalgia Strategy

Nostalgia programming is a tricky thing. Done well, it can revive treasured memories. Done poorly, it can feel like an ill-conceived attempt at pandering, resulting in a rejection of the show and possibly the outlet responsible for its existence. Netflix didn’t invent nostalgia, but it’s certainly leaning into it as hard as a “global internet… Read more »