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What’s Happening on Hulu

In this week’s festival of free films on Hulu, Out at Criterion. we celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a selection of movies featuring gay, lesbian, and …

The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat Album Review

When the Velvet Underground's second album descended on the world in January, 1968, nobody was ready for it. <i>The Velvet Underground and Nico</i>, the year before, had had Andy Warhol's imprimatur to promise that its passages of bleeding-raw chaos were art; it had also had the complicated but …

Velvet Underground

The Best Movies of the Year

Does a movie have to be “important” to be great? Does it have to deal with socially resonant themes, or a great national event, or a disintegrating American family? “American Hustle” is the best movie of the year, but is it important? The plot jumps off from real-world corruption and an F.B.I. …

Burial Shares Message About Rival Dealer EP

Burial usually stays silent about his work, but as FACT points out, he's shared a message about his excellent new EP <i>Rival Dealer</i>. On her BBC Radio 6 show, Mary Anne Hobbs read a message Burial shared with her via text. He said:<p>“I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. I wanted the …

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Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May<p>Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter …

Manchester, So Much to Answer For

Morrissey’s “Autobiography” may, ultimately, be a lesson about editing. The book’s editor, Helen Conford, is thanked at the end and praised as a “steady scrutineer.” I am spitballing here, but the faults and merits of this book probably lie only with Steven Patrick Morrissey and not Conford, in …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Top 10 horror movies

Time to bring the fear - from Nosferatu to The Shining, here's what the Guardian and Observer's critics have picked as the scariest films ever made<p>• Top 10 romantic movies • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies<p>Peter Bradshaw on horror<p>Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the …

Video: Marina AbramoviĆ at Home

During the New Yorker Festival last weekend, Marina Abramović, the performance artist, sat down with us in the living room of her Manhattan loft, to discuss consciousness and the art of being present. As soon as the interview came to an end, she was whisked over to speak with Judith Thurman.<p><i>Read</i> …

Special Feature: How to Read Like Bowie - David Bowie's Top 100 Books

David Bowie Is, the newest exhibit at the <b>Art Gallery of Ontario</b>, is an essential destination for fans of music, fashion and pop culture.<p>But book …

If Dogs Run Free: Bob Dylan’s 1970 Classic, Adapted by Illustrator Scott Campbell

As a lover of canine-centric literature and art, an aficionado of lesser-known children’s books by luminaries of grown-up culture — including gems by Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Anne Sexton, T. S. Eliot, and John Updike — …

Netflix's 'House of Cards' Wins First Major Emmy Ever for a Web Series

Netflix's political thriller <i>House of Cards</i> just made history, becoming the first web-only series to win an award during a Primetime Emmys. The show's …

Solange: "Lovers in the Parking Lot"

Solange Knowles has shared the new video for "Lovers in the Parking Lot", from last year's excellent <i>True</i> EP. Directed by Solange herself in partnership with Peter J. Brant and Emily Kai Bock (of Grimes' "Oblivion" and Grizzly Bear's "Yet Again" fame), the clip features a collection of killer …

Music Festivals

The 10 best pasta sauce recipes

Orange pesto and aubergine<p>You will only need 2-3 tbsp pesto for the dish, the rest will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.<p>Serves 4<b><br>1 aubergine</b><b><br>Salt</b><b><br>180ml olive oil</b><b><br>400g linguine or other long pasta</b><b><br>1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half</b><b><br>150g ricotta</b><b><br>Freshly grated parmesan, to serve</b><p>For the orange pesto<b><br>3</b> …

Jodi Angel's "How to Be a Man" Story for Esquire, Made Into a Haunting Short Film

<b>For this year's How to Be a Man issue,</b> we gave 106 of the best fiction writers that five-word title — "How to Be a Man" — to write an original story under. And so we got 106 stories, from the likes of Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie and Ben Fountain and Colum McCann and dozens more, all of which you …

Short Films

Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen): "Faces"

Last week, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado released a solo LP, <i>Law and Order</i>, on Woodsist. With the video for "Faces", directed by Austin Kearns, Rado has taken a pretty sharp 180 from his other band's peace-and-love aesthetic, at least thematically. The clip begins with a <i>Fight Club</i>-style endurance match …

Entertainment

Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder

<b>LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH: POOR SOULS</b><p>Rainer Werner Fassbinder launched himself into the German film scene as though from a catapult, making ten …

Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

“If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles”<p>Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or judgment, or understanding. It looms large in the lives of many of his characters, so powerful in …

The 10 Best Sunglasses in the History of Cinema

A roundup of shades that have eclipsed cool and become legendary<p>A roundup of shades that have eclipsed cool and become legendary

Men's Fashion

Despacio: the 50,000-watt sound system designed for discerning audiophiles

"With most gigs, people are turned toward the DJs looking at what you are doing. It becomes a performance," explains 2ManyDJs' David Dewaele. "With …

Jenny Hval - "Innocence Is Kinky" (Official Music Video)