Review: Big Thief’s ‘Capacity’ Is a Raw Folk-Rock Gem
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Adrianne Lenker is a romantic folk-rock poet of the first order – see “Watering,” which uncovers unnerving beauty in lines like “my blood was dripping into his mouth.” Her Brooklyn group’s second set is even prettier and more intense than their 2016 debut, a mix of seductive and scary with lyrical turns that rarely fail to surprise, even on repeated listens. One highlight is “Shark Smile,” an impressionistic riff on rock & roll’s fantasy space, about a mythic girl and...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
What You Need to Know About Traveling to Cuba Under New Trump Policy
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On Friday, President Trump unveiled a directive canceling portions of Obama’s 2016 détente with Cuba – Trump’s way of making good on a campaign promise to “reverse” all of Obama’s free trade and tourism policy initiatives and enforce the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Cuba in the Age of Trump Havana locals share their hopes – and fears – at the dawn of this terrifying new administration in the United States In addition to sparking much concern regarding U.S.-Cuban ties, and plenty...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Watch Shawn Mendes’ Adventurous ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ Video
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Shawn Mendes takes fans on a tour of Europe in his new video for “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” the latest single off the deluxe edition of his Illuminate LP. The video, filmed in Paris, Amsterdam and the United Kingdom, sees the Canadian singer and his girlfriend – played by actress Ellie Bamber – exploring Europe while Mendes is out on tour. The duo race through transportation hubs, ride trains and trek along the coastline in the video, which intersperses...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time
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With a crash of thunder, the ringing of ominous church bells and one of the loudest guitar sounds in history, a heavy new music genre was born in earnest on a Friday the 13th early in 1970. Its roots stretch back to the late Sixties, when artists like Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly and Led Zeppelin cranked their amps to play bluesy, shit-kicking rockers, but it wasn’t until that fateful day, when Black Sabbath issued the first, front-to-back, wholly heavy-metal album – their...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
NFL Legend Warren Sapp: I’m Donating My Brain to Science
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Warren Sapp, the Hall of Fame defensive tackle who retired from the NFL in 2008 following 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, announced on Tuesday that he will donate his brain to science after his death. In a video for The Players’ Tribune, Sapp explained that an email from Fred Willis, who eventually left the NFL because of repeated concussions, convinced him to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The foundation was founded in...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Guns N’ Roses to Celebrate New SiriusXM Channel With Intimate NYC Show
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Ahead of Guns N’ Roses‘ North American summer leg of their Not in This Lifetime Tour, the band will perform an intimate concert at New York’s Apollo Theater to celebrate the advent of their own SiriusXM channel. Guns N’ Roses will perform for an invite-only crowd of SiriusXM subscribers on July 20th, with the intimate performance broadcast live on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel. The shock jock announced both the Apollo gig and the limited-run GNR channel Wednesday on his...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
London’s Top 10 Spots To See & Be Seen
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If you think the New York social scene is chic, get ready to party across the pond. From celebrity hot spots to members only cocktail clubs, click through to find out where all the well-heeled Londoners rub elbows (and most definitely size each other up)....

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Watch Snoop Dogg’s Tongue-In-Cheek ‘Moment I Feared’ Video
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Snoop Dogg unveiled a cheeky new video for “Moment I Feared” from his new album, Neva Left. The Dah Dah-directed clip plays out like an extended episode of Snoop’s This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Snoop Dogg’s Tongue-In-Cheek ‘Moment I Feared’...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
‘Star Wars’ Splits With Directors of Han Solo Standalone Film
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The directors of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film about young Han Solo, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have exited the production over “creative differences.” Lord, Miller and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the decision in a joint statement on the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Star Wars’ Splits With Directors of Han Solo Standalone...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
T.I. to Star in New Fox Police Procedural ‘Atlanta’s Most Wanted’
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T.I. will star in Fox’s new police procedural Atlanta’s Most Wanted, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the series while T.I. is also This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: T.I. to Star in New Fox Police Procedural ‘Atlanta’s Most...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Watch SZA Meet Her Favorite Actress in ‘Drew Barrymore’ Video
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SZA was able to nab the namesake of her song “Drew Barrymore” for its Dave Meyers-directed music video. The R&B singer just released her debut album, Ctrl, earlier this month. In the clip, SZA roams a lightly surrealist New York City. She’s This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch SZA Meet Her Favorite Actress in ‘Drew Barrymore’...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
‘American Assassin’: Watch Cutthroat Redband Trailer for CIA Thriller
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A CIA black ops recruit and a Cold War veteran team up to stop the nuclear apocalypse in the gripping new redband trailer for American Assassin. The upcoming Michael Cuesta-directed film opens September 15th. Based on Vince Flynn’s book of the same name, American Assassin stars Dylan O’Brien as Mitch Rapp, a hotshot CIA recruit, who enlists in search of vengeance after his This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘American Assassin’: Watch Cutthroat Redband Trailer for CIA...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Inside Asian-American Group the Slants’ Supreme Court Free-Speech Win
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Five months ago, Simon Tam sat anxiously in a Supreme Court hearing that would determine the fate of his band’s name. He wasn’t allowed to testify or argue his case, and he wasn’t even allowed to sit near his own attorney, who answered a firing squad of questions from the justices. “The court has lots of traditions,” Tam tells Rolling Stone a few months later. “I guess it’s rare for This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Inside Asian-American Group the...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Imprisoning Drug Offenders Doesn’t Impact Drug Use, New Study Says
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A new Pew study released this week concludes that despite policies to the contrary, there is actually no direct link between drug penalties and drug use. According to NBC News, researchers from the Pew Charitable Trusts collected data from states nationwide This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Imprisoning Drug Offenders Doesn’t Impact Drug Use, New Study...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Lyme Disease: Inside America’s Mysterious Epidemic
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In 2004, Kelly Osbourne was bitten by a tick. Her dad burned it off with a match and that, she thought, was the end of that. But in the years that followed, she suffered from persistent body aches, headaches, stomach pain and trouble sleeping. In 2013, she had a seizure on the set of her show, Fashion Police. As her symptoms piled up, so did the prescriptions: Ambien, Trazodone, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Lyme Disease: Inside America’s Mysterious...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Prodigy: 10 Essential Tracks From the Mobb Deep MC
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Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one of the great voices from New York’s thug-rap renaissance in the Nineties, passed away on June 20th at the age of 42. The rapper had a tumultuous upbringing – plagued by sickle cell anemia, depression and a broken family – but, as his lyrics show, he was the type to turn setbacks into triumph. Forming Mobb Deep with Kejuan “Havoc” Muchita as a teenager, the duo This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Prodigy: 10 Essential Tracks...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting
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Daniel Day-Lewis, the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning actor, has announced his retirement. The upcoming Phantom Thread, a drama that Variety reports will focus on the high-fashion industry, will be his last; the Paul Thomas Anderson–directed film will hit theaters on Christmas Day. The actor has not yet disclosed why he is quitting. “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” his spokeswoman told Variety. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years....

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
London’s Best Al Fresco Restaurants
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Hold fast to the spirit of summer, the seasons to come shall do what they may. From sunny, leisurely lunches out on the terrace, to warm summer nights sat fanned in a warm city breeze, take note of all the al fresco tables you’ll need on your reservation...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
NYC Pride 2017: Our Official Party Guide
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With summer just kicking off, it’s time to pull out your rainbow flags and celebrate New York’s LGBTQ+ community. Scroll through to see where you should be partying this Pride Week....

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
10 Stunning Rooftop Venues For The Perfect NYC Wedding
Weddings 101

Getting hitched in the city? Skip the conservative route and take your wedding up a notch (or twenty). Because there is nothing like the New York City skyline, go with a unique rooftop location that will give your special day the WOW factor you’ve been looking...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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