He concludes the post by expressing that they have “made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet.” And even if that enterprise proves to eventually be in vain, at least they have a nice photo to look back on as the Earth burns to the ground around them. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg and Leonardo DiCaprio Share Instagram Post, Concern About Earth’s Future
At long last, the 1975’s album Notes On A Conditonal Form has arrived. Originally supposed to drop on April 24th, at midnight on Friday, May 22nd Matt Healy and his band have officially returned with a 22-track album. The band released the music video for their meme-heavy single “The Birthday Party” this past February. The album includes features from classic artists like Phoebe Bridgers and FKA Twigs, but also includes an unexpected guest vocal from none other than Greta Thunberg. Thunberg opens the album with a speech about climate change, underscored by 1975’s instrumentals. It’s eerie and oddly moving. Stream The 1975’s Notes On A Conditional Form and check out Greta Thunberg’s musical debut. … [Read more...] about The 1975’s Latest Album
They performed a mash-up of "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Get Happy," in honor of the only time Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland ever sang together—a video Ben and Beanie always loved watching. "Naturally, we are the heirs to the Judy Garland-Barbra Streisand crown," Platt joked. … [Read more...] about The History of Beanie Feldstein and Ben Platt’s Truly Precious Friendship
MH: You say the Academy is looking for films that speak to today, and in the hyperspeed era of news and information that we’re all trying to survive, “today” may, in terms of the Best Picture race, be almost literal. A lot of the nominees have a claim on relevance: Lady Bird is the natural pick for an industry trying to clean its own sexist house; The Post speaks clearly to passions about the importance of an embattled press in the face of an anti-press presidential administration; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tells us … I don’t know, you tell me, gold star to anyone who can synthesize its take on women, race, rage, and rural ’Murica as viewed from afar into a coherent statement. But are those movies “today”? Like, TODAY-today as opposed to one or two months ago? Because unlike a presidential race, there is no early voting for Best Picture. It started this week, it ends next week. And so I find myself asking questions that … [Read more...] about Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?