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Newswire: R.I.P. Edgar Froese, founder of Tangerine Dream

Edgar Froese—who, as founder and stable center of Tangerine Dream, crafted sounds that inspired generations of electronic music artists—has died at the age of 70. According to a message posted on the Tangerine Dream website, Froese “suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism” this past Tuesday. Froese was the only constant member of Tangerine Dream […]

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Newswire: Lego adds Scooby-Doo to its list of licensed playsets

Lego, the multimedia brand that occasionally also makes plastic toys, has announced that Scooby-Doo will be the latest franchise to receive its profit-granting touch. The Denmark-based toy company will start producing minifigures and playsets for the long-running cartoon franchise—including the members of Mystery Inc. and the titular canine, long considered pop culture’s most erudite crime-solving dog—later this year. The company […]

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Great Job, Internet!: If Michael Bay directed the Super Bowl, presented as GIFs

There are few certainties in this world. Given the increasing violence of our society, the exploitation of global capitalism breeding poverty and inequality, and the catastrophic climate change ravaging our planet, our tired eyes understandably look to the small predictabilities that bring us comfort. Namely, that Michael Bay likes explosions, and the Internet likes making things that parody Michael Bay’s […]

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Newswire: Seth Rogen has something to say about what Kid Rock said about something he said

Confirming Seth Rogen’s suspicion that, yes, this is a slow news week, Rogen has been forced to further clarify an offhanded comment he made over the weekend saying that American Sniper reminded him of something from a Tarantino movie. Specifically, he said he thought it was reminiscent of Nation’s Pride, the film-within-a-film that plays a critical role in the climactic […]

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Newswire: Duke University is having a symposium on the work of Shonda Rhimes

It seems the world was overdue for a news story that once again makes non-academics snicker at academia, and academia wonder what the hell is wrong with everyone who doesn’t think this stuff is important. As a testament to her enormously influential work—or maybe because it’s just sick of the same Buffy The Vampire Slayer academic conferences, year in and […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Take a peep at Teenage Bedrooms On Screen

Teenage Bedrooms On Screen isn’t a new Tumblr, having existed since 2011, but it’s still a pretty good one. Capturing exactly what it describes, Teenage Bedrooms is a look at the development of totally fictional personal space over time, as well as how these on-screen bedrooms both reflect and influence viewers’ rooms. It’s also a look at what dumb “rock” […]

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Newswire: Cool producer Megan Ellison is getting into virtual reality

Because the future is now and the present is the past, Megan Ellison is bringing virtual reality to the production company she built partially on her billionaire father’s Oracle fortune, Annapurna Pictures. Ellison is launching the new V.R. division with VRSE.farm and Chris Milk, a “veteran V.R. artist” who has directed music videos for the likes of Kanye West, U2, […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Watch “Oh, Hello” stars Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland drop in at 92Y

Kroll Show‘s third and final season is underway, and soon we’ll be saying goodbye to its line-up of strange, reality show-influenced sketch characters. And perhaps strangest of all are the lovably irritating Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. For those of you anticipating heavy tuna withdrawal, here’s something to ease your precipitously declining mercury levels, as Manhattan’s 92Y was recently […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: “All Of My Issues With The Goodnight Moon Bedroom”

Parents notice funny things about the media their kids consume. What, for instance, powers the train in Dinosaur Train? Hopefully not coal or oil, right? That kind of parental attention to detail is what inspired the blogger behind The Ugly Volvo to write “All Of My Issues With The Goodnight Moon Bedroom,” a post about—you guessed it—all of her issues […]

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