Alec Baldwin and Saturday Night Live have to save the country from Donald Trump, longtime late-night host David Letterman says.
“I’m tired of people being bewildered about everything [Trump] says: ‘I can’t believe he said that.’ We gotta stop that and, instead, figure out ways to protect ourselves from him. We know he’s crazy. We gotta take care of ourselves here now,” Letterman said in an interview that covers the latest New York magazine.
“Comedy’s one of the ways that…
When an album’s anniversary comes up, it’s easy to look back and think, “How did this fit into the context of the band’s previous work?” But with the Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible, the view from 2017 is almost more intriguing. No matter what one thought of 2013’s dance-punk comedown Reflektor, it’s hard to confidently say … More »
China Media Capital Chairman Li Ruigang, a man Jeffrey Katzenberg has called a “visionary,” today warned his compatriots who are eyeing investments in Hollywood to “be smart money, not dumb money.” Li, whose company includes stakes in Imagine Entertainment, NextVR, Broadway Global Ventures, Oriental Dreamworks and IMAX China, was talking about the so-called Chinese invasion of Hollywood. But he said today at the INTV conference in Jerusalem that he does not believe it…
The great Portland space-rockers Moon Duo have already released one album this year: The dark and fuzzy Occult Architecture Vol. 1. But before the year is even half over, they’ll release a new companion LP called, naturally, Occult Architecture Vol. 2. The new album represents the yin to the first LP’s yang, and if … More »
The Magnetic Fields’ new album 50 Song Memoir is an almost absurdly ambitious endeavor. Band mastermind Stephin Merritt is 50 years old, and the new album includes one song for every year that the man has been alive. The album spans five discs, and it covers just about every phase in Merritt’s life. He’s … More »
Shares of Snap continued to climb in the Snapchat parent’s third day of public trading, opening up 4% Monday after an already huge run-up following its IPO on March 2. Investor gusto for the company isn’t vanishing at this point — despite the fact that no Wall Street analyst has issued a “buy” rating on the… Read more »
Late last year, Neil Young released Peace Trail, the spare and thoughtful album that he recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio. And today, he’s shared his video for the album’s lost, nostalgic title track. For the video, artists Darcy Prendergast and Mike Greaney have animated a series of paint-on-glass landscapes, both … More »
With 2015’s Romances You, the New Orleans duo Bent Denim perfected a woozy, weary, uniquely modern strand of indie-pop — sort of an electro-organic twee with a Southern sensibility. The music was gentle, understated, and pretty, with lyrics that weren’t afraid to get ugly in their depiction of unhealthy obsession with an object of … More »
CNN three years ago launched CNNgo as a digital-streaming extension to its core TV service — available only to pay-TV subscribers. Now the Turner-owned news cabler is shfiting gears to expand CNNgo’s reach to “cord-nevers” with longer-form original productions that are free to anyone, whether or not they have a cable or satellite TV subscription…. Read more »
Part of the estate of Eli Wallach and his wife Anne Jackson has been acquired by The University of Texas at Austin for its Harry Ransom Center. Specifically 40 boxes of their papers have been sold to the University; Wallach was a 1936 graduate of the University of Texas. Wallach died in 2014 and his actress wife Jackson died last year.
The two method actors were early members of the Actors Studio in New York and the husband and wife performed together in several…