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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

Everyone's gone next-level this week. Whether its FKA Twigs incorporating a dance routine into a radio show, Motorhead taking their song "Vibrator" to a literal level, or REM's Mike Mills tweeting private quotes from Michael Stipe, no one's keeping it…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Mike Mills Has Seen the Future in His Latest Piece, <i>Project Los Altos</i>

Director Mike Mills Has Seen the Future in His Latest Piece, Project Los Altos

Perhaps this self-evident fact - that the work of brilliant artists is often colored by their own life -- veers toward cliché. What's less evident is if that fact contributes, or detracts, from their art. Mike Mills' films codify…
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Calendar, Night&Day Out and Proud -- and 75

Out and Proud -- and 75

Playing an emotionally asphyxiated illustrator whose cancer-stricken dad comes out of the closet at age 75, Ewan McGregor looks positively yummy in this gay-is-OK dramedy from the distributor that brought us The Kids Are All Right. In fact, Beginners, a…
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Film, "Beginners": Mike Mills' Twee Autobiographical Film Is a Charmer

"Beginners": Mike Mills' Twee Autobiographical Film Is a Charmer

Playing an emotionally asphyxiated illustrator whose cancer-stricken dad comes out of the closet at age 75, Ewan McGregor looks positively yummy in Beginners, a gay-is-okay dramedy from the distributor that brought us The Kids Are All Right. In fact, this…
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Film, Mike Mills Unpacks His Own Life for "Beginners"

Mike Mills Unpacks His Own Life for "Beginners"

"Okay, so my parents were married in 1955 and my mom knew my dad was gay and my dad knew he was gay and so I was, like, 'Why in the heck did you get married?' Like, what was going…
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Music, Reviewed R.E.M.

R.E.M.

R.E.M.'s fourteenth studio album, Accelerate, lives up to its speedy title. It's loud, quick, and dirty, spinning by so fast that it takes multiple listens to absorb. It's full of buzzing guitars and stream-of-consciousness discontent, along with an abundance of…
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Film, The Opposite of Suck

The Opposite of Suck

About once a year -- twice, if we're lucky -- a first-time director shows up with something original, electrifying, and humane, a film that shows us a new way to see, that presents complex and memorable people in whom we…
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Culture, Art Outsiders In

Outsiders In

Who are the beautiful losers? They're the kids who sneak into parking garages late at night to sail their skateboards over smooth asphalt, with a loose-limbed freedom sweetened by transgression. They're the aerosol artists who leave their mark on sleeping…
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Architectural Digest Think drug imagery, violence, and bare booties are the only things that won't fly by MTV censors? According to Mark Kohr, who directed two videos for Green Day, the network balked at a series of teeth-pulling shots in…
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