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Rappers Eating Food

“Eating,” as Jamie Oliver never said, “is the best metaphor for life’s subtleties.” Rappers wholeheartedly agree, using eating as a symbol of the raw underdog (“An appetite for destruction but […]


Anti-Bummer Medicine: The Dickies – ‘Banana Splits’

Sometimes, keeping your optimism up is tougher than it looks. You live in squalor, your job is unfulfilling, your paycheck even less so, and there’s nothing good for lunch. Times […]


Of Monsters and Men Perform ‘Dirty Paws’ In Rome

Man, maybe it’s because the song so perfectly accompanies the beautiful trailer for “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” or that it stands alone as just a beautiful tune, but […]


The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Have Been Announced

We’ve had our fingers crossed the last couple of weeks as the announcement for Rock Hall of Fame nominees has loomed closer and closer. Now that the nominees have been […]

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ICYMI: Ylvis On Late Night

A couple of days ago, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” dazzled us with one of the funniest comedy duos we have encountered for a while. Brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, aka […]

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HAIM And Jorma Taccone Are The Perfect Match For ‘The Wire’

HAIM has been on our minds for a while now, with their unique sound and vintage disposition. Three sisters who get along enough to write and record such amazing music? […]


SO Metal: Metallica’s ‘Through The Never’ Movie Review

Metallica might be Some Kind of Monster, but they still know how to mesmerize fans with their 3D concert film Through The Never and leaves fans begging for more. Unlike […]


Ball Out With 8090 In Your Mutha F***in’ Work Shirt

Do people ever be like, “Are you going out in your work shirt?” People be crazy right? I don’t know, I have no idea what I’m talking about, but I […]

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Lorde Performs ‘Royals’ On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

16 year-old musical phenom, Lorde made her US television debut last night on “Late Night” performing her smash hit “Royals.” Naturally, she killed. Make sure to pick up her album Pure Heroine, […]


Lionel Richie Is My Endless Love

“I LOVE Lionel Richie” is not something you often hear from someone in their 30s…I mean 20s! 20s. But I get a strange look, even chuckles, every time I say […]


Julie Andrews Is Just What We Needed–Today And Every Day

My sister has a slight obsession. She told me once who her trifecta of best friends would be, if she had a choice. One of them was none other than […]

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‘Between Two Ferns’ Makes Zach Galifianakis Our Hero

Justin Bieber has more or less been out of sight, out of mind lately. His alleged drug usage and illegal happenings stirred up some controversy, but not enough to break […]


Kendrick Lamar Hears Jay-Z’s BDKMV Remix For The First Time

Friendly, endearing video of Kendrick Lamar hearing Jay-Z’s verse on “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix. So many tears-of-joy-style smiles. Start at :46 if you’re short on time. That look […]


Check Out This Weird Vacuum Cleaner Band

What the Wha?… Sure, Amsterdam makes you do strange things, but wow. The Hoover Boys are Amsterdam’s (and probably the world’s) first vacuum cleaner band and they are… umm, weird and […]