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Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist

“Langston Hughes was never far from jazz,” writes Rebecca Gross at the NEA’s Art Works Blog. “He listened to it at nightclubs, collaborated with …

"The Sound of Jazz" Finally Reissued on AAA 200g Vinyl

With its compilation-like title, black and white cover art and wide ranging artists roster, <i>The Sound of Jazz</i>, originally issued in 1958, is often …

What to Stream This Weekend: Spike Lee, Jean Renoir, and More

Last week, I recommended, among other streamables, the best film of 2016, <b>Zach Clark’s</b> <b>“Little Sister.”</b> It’s not the only “best” that can be watched at the click of a mouse. The best film of 2015, <b>Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq,”</b> is also readily available online, on Amazon Prime, which makes sense: the film was …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Amazon is killing our cities: We’re bingeing “Transparent” while a long-term disaster builds

Amazon is investing in exciting TV and film projects, great! And a new study shows the real cost of doing business<p>On the surface, Amazon has been on a winning streak lately – a streak that’s good not just for the company but for American culture at large. Its series “Transparent” is one of the best …

All of Bach is Putting Bach’s Complete Works Online: 150 Done, 930 to Come

Memorably synthesized by Wendy Carlos (and memorably beloved by <i>A Clockwork Orange'</i>s Alex DeLarge), J.S. Bach's <i>Brandenburg Concertos</i> epitomize the …

Looking Back at David Bowie's Most Powerful and Influential Songs

The Thin White Duke has died at 69, leaving behind some of the greatest music of all time. Here are some of the VICE staff's favorites.<p>The Thin White Duke has died at 69, leaving behind some of the greatest songs of all time. Here, some of our writers choose their favorites and explain what he …

The Best Movies on Amazon Prime

Between Hulu, Netflix, HBO NOW, and Amazon, selecting which streaming service to use can feel a little like <i>Game of Thrones</i>: A small group of worthy …

The Best TV Shows on Netflix

The DVD/Blu-ray industry is really going to hate us. We blessed lazy, ass-glued-to-the-couch film lovers with epic rundowns of the best horror movies …

The Ultimate Guide to Streaming 2015's Best TV Shows for Free

There was so much great television this year that critics nationwide lamented the first-world problem of simply having too much TV. In all, there …

Andrew Clements' top 10 classical CDs of 2015

1. Lutosławski: Piano Concerto; Symphony No 2 – Zimerman/Berlin Philharmoniker/Rattle (Deutsche Grammophon)<p>Krystian Zimerman’s wondrously supple second recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto that he premiered in 1988 confirms the composer’s work as one of the great piano concertos of the 20th …

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The 50 Greatest Blue Note Albums

Blue Note is unquestionably the most iconic jazz label there has ever been. In saying that, it may well be the most iconic record label of all time. …

UN believes Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons

VIENNA (AP) — Iran did work related to developing nuclear arms in the past, the U.N. atomic agency concluded in a report Wednesday that wraps up a near decade of investigations and opens the way to implementing a landmark deal aimed at reducing any future nuclear threat from Tehran.<p>Iran has …

The Best Recent Movies on Netflix Right Now

By Dustin Rowles | Guides | April 28, 2018 |<p>By Dustin Rowles | Guides | April 28, 2018 |<p>If you want to catch up on great television, Netflix is a …

6 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in November 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1. “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (available November 20)<p><b>Why Should I Watch It?</b> How many female superheroes are there? Okay, maybe quite a few, but how …

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Featured Articles<p>Reviews, Recaps & Photos<br>• Videos<p>All-Star Cast Of Musicians Presents 'Jubilee - A Celebration Of Jerry Garcia' In LA: Photos & …

Snapchat digital sticker ad by foes of Iran deal gets 2.6 million views

Video advertising is booming, but a top political strategist is convinced that, at least on Snapchat, digital stickers are a better option.<p>About 179,000 people in Ohio on Thursday chose to decorate images they were posting on Snapchat with an overlay sponsored by the advocacy group Secure America …

A Look Into The Claims That Walt Disney Was Anti-Semitic

Walt Disney built a billion-dollar company by acting like everyone’s grandpa. And, just like your grandpa, he was reportedly intolerant against people who weren’t exactly like him.<p>In the 1940s, Disney aligned himself with the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a long …

Iran nuclear: Media ordered to be positive about deal

<b>The Iranian authorities have ordered the media not to criticise the recent nuclear agreement with world powers, it has emerged.</b><p>A top secret document sent to newspaper editors has surfaced on the internet.<p>Issued by the ministry in charge of the press, the two-page document faxed to media …

Martin Scorsese Creates a List of 39 Essential Foreign Films for a Young Filmmaker

Eight or so years ago, young filmmaker Colin Levy got an opportunity of a lifetime. He got a one-on-one meeting with Martin Scorsese. After spending …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Could the Iran Deal Lead to an Economic Windfall?

One of the gambles that supporters of the new agreement with Iran are making is that if the deal goes through, there could be significant benefits …

Former Saudi spy chief: Iran nuclear deal will 'wreak havoc' in Mideast

REUTERS - Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a former head of the kingdom's intelligence services and its veteran ambassador to Washington, has …

Revisiting the 15 Greatest Amy Winehouse Performances on YouTube

There’s a brief turning point in <i>Amy,</i> the stirring new Amy Winehouse documentary that came out this weekend, where we momentarily forget the embattled …

The Iran I Saw

Far from the nuclear negotiations, a new tech-savvy Iranian generation takes shape.<p>There wasn’t much exceptional about my recent lunch out with a couple dozen young, aspiring entrepreneurs. It was a typical, crowded, buzzing, Nandos-like joint—good food cheap, easy to pull tables together so we …

In old Tehran, real-estate prices have left almost nothing intact

Tehran’s Valiasr Street is a long, winding road with sycamore trees and streams that were once fed all year round by the cool waters of the Alborz mountains – when there was enough snow, and when there was enough water. Known as the longest street in the Middle East, Valiasr spans the city from …

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The 50 Greatest Jazz Albums…Ever

At the end of any year, it’s a great time to look back, so we’ve decided to attempt to come up with a definitive list of the 50 best jazz albums of …

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