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Brooke Josephson’s new single release “Rainbow” comes from her forthcoming studio EP Showin’ Up. It’s an ironic title for no other reason than it implies the bare minimum, in some uses, while Josephson goes far beyond anything resembling a token or cookie-cutter effort. “Rainbow” has an uniformly positive message running through its lyrics that never succumbs
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Two men with the same name. A murder, a manhunt, and a chilling question: Did a Florida court hand down a life sentence because of a mistaken identity? By Tristram Korten July 28, 2021 Thomas Raynard James at Florida’s Okeechobee Correctional Institution, where he’s currently serving a life sentence for murder.Photograph by Octavio Jones By
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The couple has an eye for 2021’s most powerful resource: nostalgia. By Danielle Cohen July 26, 2021 Any advertiser worth their salt knows nostalgia is a powerful tool. You know who else wields nostalgia more powerfully than Don Draper? The summer of 2021’s horniest and most powerful couple, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Reunited at
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To say we’ve all been suffering as of late would be an understatement. This past year saw an increased rise of breakups, divorces, violence, mental health problems that the world wasn’t prepared for, I believe because we just never thought anything like this could ever happen. Aisles seem to have always known and channels that
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The veteran entertainer reflects on his journey from Roots, Reading Rainbow, and Star Trek to hosting America’s favorite gameshow. By Julian Kimble July 26, 2021 LeVar Burton.Courtesy of MasterClass. LeVar Burton’s grasp of the power of words is firm. He chooses them carefully when speaking, pairing them with perfect intonation and enunciation to ensure that
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The polarizing director, back in movie theaters with his latest high-concept thriller Old, talks about his love of Agatha Christie and the reception of his work. By Mallika Rao Photography by Martin Brown July 23, 2021 Suit by Etro. Shirt by Rag & Bone. T-shirt by FRAME.  There’s a song in Old, the thirteenth movie
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Donda closes with a verse from Jay-Z—their first time on a song together in five years. By Clayton Purdom July 23, 2021 Kanye West at his DONDA listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.Courtesy of Kevin Mazur for Getty Images / Universal Music Group. Kanye West has always spoken through
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Immediately laying down the needle to this new LP by the Cold Stares, this listener feels the great kinetic energy and technical prowess of a classic and dynamic hard rock album. A beautiful listen from start to finish, Heavy Shoes fills the room with a stirring sense of rock joy. The title track “Heavy Shoes”
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When Wes Studi broke through in Dances With Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans, he was cast as a terrifying villain. But for many in the Native community, he was a hero channeling decades of righteous anger. Tommy Orange tells the story of an overlooked icon who forever changed the way Indigenous people are depicted onscreen. By Tommy
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Let’s break down the new trailer for the sci-fi epic. By Colin Groundwater July 22, 2021 Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune.Courtesy of Warner Bros. Nerds and Timothee Chalamet stans rejoice—Dune approaches. Denis Villenueve’s take on the classic science fiction novel, originally slated for last fall, will finally arrive on October 22, and there’s a
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