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Newswire: Shaggy suggests combating ISIS with weed, music of Shaggy

Weed and the music of dancehall artist Shaggy are not just effective weapons in the war to get laid in 1995. They are also as-yet-underutilized in the campaign against terrorist organization ISIS, says noted Shaggy strategist Shaggy in a recent interview with the Miami New Times. The self-proclaimed “Mr. Lovah Lovah” (né Orville Lovah-Lovah) discussed his unusually non-irie single “Go […]

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For Our Consideration: What’s it like visiting the set of a TV show? We dropped by The Strain to find out

The pilot announces, in slightly too jolly an inflection, that we’re going to have a “bumpy descent” into Toronto, which my body takes as a cue to begin sweating. Luckily, we do not die, because death from plane crash seems frustrating. You’ll always be overshadowed by the flight number. I’m heading to a press junket for The Strain, the FX […]

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Interview: Jonah and Vanessa Bayer on Sound Advice, sibling rivalries, and childhood bribery

Those with siblings know that growing up with a brother or sister can be a constant hellscape of hair pulling, scream fights, biting, and offhand remarks that cut just a bit too deep. Then, somewhere around when you go off to college, your siblings stop being the worst and become your similarly parented partners in crime, the people you commiserate […]

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Newswire: Cornershop’s new video could induce dance-inspired hypnosis

Most alt-rock obsessed thirtysomethings remember Cornershop, the British band that hit it semi-big in 1997 with “Brimful Of Asha.” The band’s still kicking, though, and even has a new single, the video for which The A.V. Club is premiering below. Called “Pinpoint,” the track matches up Cornershop’s Tjinder Singh with Welsh singer Accü, who’s also known as Trwbador’s singer Angharad. […]

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Inventory: 24 actors who played convincing siblings

1-2. Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, Frasier Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce had more time than most to perfect their fraternal chemistry, spending 11 years together as snooty siblings Frasier and Niles Crane on NBC’s long-running Cheers spinoff. But the DNA of their relationship—which ranged over the years from bitter rivalry to giddy camaraderie, as brotherhood so often […]

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To The Bitter End: Brothers embodies the best of siblinghood when it breaks your control

Games are often left unfinished. Sometimes they’re too difficult, too vast, or too repetitive to see all the way through to the closing credits. To The Bitter End is Gameological‘s look at those endings that are worth fighting for—or at least worth reading about. Gabe’s head fell right off his body. From the top of the basement stairs, I tossed […]

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Newswire: Everybody can relax, Paul Feig has found the car for his new Ghostbusters

Paul Feig continues to deploy his subtle mastery of the social media tease, trickling out tidbits of information about his new Ghostbusters, which is set to star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the rebooted version of the paranormal team. Previously, he taunted fans with shots of the heroes’ jumpsuits and equipment, accompanying them with the […]

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Newswire: Walt Disney World is taking down Bill Cosby’s statue

Since all the news stories written about Ghost Dad-turned-Disgraced-Dad Bill Cosby’s alleged crimes haven’t included enough childhood-tarnishing words or phrases so far, the universe has decided to go ahead and add Walt Disney World into the mix. You see, a bust of Cosby has stood in the Florida park’s Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza for […]

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