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Watch Thousands of Prince Fans Perform Cathartic ‘Purple Rain’

Prince‘s “Purple Rain” was made for heart-wrenching moments: it’s one long build towards an ecstatic, thrilling release. The ballad is so potent that …

Music

Prince's Purple Rain Returning to Theaters for Limited Run

Prince died yesterday at the age of 57. In remembrance of the Purple One, AMC Theatres will be screening his 1984 film <i>Purple Rain</i> for a limited time. Starting tomorrow, the movie will be shown at 87 theaters across the country, with screenings running through April 28. Find a full list of …

Prince

18 Awesome Prince Rip-Offs

Cherrelle, “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” (1984)<p>Superproducing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were known associates of Prince thanks to their time in …

Music

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Returning to Theaters for Limited Run

Following the death of Prince at the age of 57, the music icon’s classic 1984 film <i>Purple Rain</i> will reenter theaters for a limited run beginning this …

Music

Prince and His Fashion Revolution

Animal Print Two-Piece<p>Just starting out after having released a couple of albums, Prince had no worries about showing off his body in a zebra-print, …

Music

Prince family, friends bid a loving goodbye to pop icon

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's "most beloved" family, friends and musicians celebrated his life in a small, private service on Saturday after …

Report: Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies in China shut down by government agency

Last week, users in China mysteriously saw the iTunes Movies Store and iBooks Store shut down. At the time, it was unclear why the services went down, but now, The New York Times reports that the two stores were ordered to shut down by the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Film, …

Celebrities react to Prince’s death: ‘The world lost a lot of magic’

There was no musician like Prince, and he commanded the utmost respect from a particularly tough crowd: celebrities. At any award show performance — or even if he just appeared on stage to present — no singer would get a quicker standing ovation.<p>After the shocking news of his death at age 57 on …

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Bots, explained

What's the point? Or the business model?<p>While the technology to simulate conversation with a computer has been around for decades, bots — or “chatbots” — are an increasingly trendy model for software.<p>This new obsession came on fast. But why? Where did these bots come from? Who is building them? …

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7 Gorgeous New Libraries Show Us The Future Of Book-Lending

These new and renovated community spaces were awarded AIA's annual Library Building Award.<p>What is a library for?<p>It’s a question that modern readers must reckon with. Even those who aren’t filling their could-be reading time with Netflix reruns have a plethora of options for getting their literature …

Watch 3 intriguing new clips from 'Game of Thrones' Season 6

LONDON — HBO is just spoiling us now.<p>Clearly keen to ensure that we talk about absolutely nothing else in the run up to the next <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

A new study confirms it: We really don’t know what we’re saying when we use emoji

Emoji characters may seem trivial, but they are fast becoming a foundation for online communication. Ten billion were sent on Twitter alone last year, and roughly half of all Instagram posts include them.<p>Researchers are seeing signs of an early emoji “language” emerging as the symbols (there are …

Language

Jared Leto Went Full Joker And Sent His ‘Suicide Squad’ Co-Stars NSFW ‘Care’ Packages

Jared Leto did some “bad, bad things” on the set of <i>Suicide Squad</i>, including petrifying Margot Robbie, making director David Ayer hire a therapist, and sending his co-stars a live rat and dead hog. He also thinks he should be locked away “in a box after this movie comes out,” and never officially …

The Oscars

Film review: Is The Jungle Book remake any good?

Jon Favreau’s update of the classic 1967 cartoon film is a technical marvel – but can it improve on it? Nicholas Barber isn’t convinced.<p>The recurring question in Disney’s The Jungle Book is whether Mowgli (Neel Sethi) belongs in a village with his fellow humans, or in the wild with the wolf (voiced …

Actors who got really honest about the movies they did just for the money

Mark Cuban wants to make the Sharknado of Elvis movies, whatever that is

Even though a perfectly good made-for-TV movie about Elvis—one that launched the timeless actor/director pairing of Kurt Russell and John Carpenter, …