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Disney’s streaming service has won, and it hasn’t even launched yet

When you have the most important franchises in the world, nothing else matters<p>During The Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earnings call on November 9th, CEO Bob Iger casually dropped some news. The tidbit that made the biggest headlines was that the company had just closed a deal with …

Listen to music made to the rhythm of global warming

Artist Stephan Crawford on creating climate-inspired music<p>One night in 2013, artist Stephan Crawford was sitting in his studio in San Francisco, thinking of a way of expressing Earth’s carbon cycle through a moving sculpture. He had a metal rod in his hand, and he started tapping it against his …

Here are the secret weapons for beating jet lag

A sleep scientist explains how to make jet lag less awful<p>The head-spinning, mouth-drying, bone-crushing fatigue of jet lag is enough to make anyone think twice about changing time zones. But sometimes, traveling is worth the suffering — or, it’s just unavoidable. So we quizzed Stanford sleep expert …

Google’s best travel feature is an orange blob

For as relaxing as vacations are supposed to be, there tends to be an awful lot of stress involved. My girlfriend and I just got back from a trip a couple weeks ago, and the biggest problem we had was planning: sure, we had plane tickets, train tickets, and Airbnbs all set, but we still had to …

Westworld Site Update Hints at the Nightmare to Come in Season 2

<i>Westworld</i> is gearing up for season 2, and a new promo gif for San Diego Comic-Con is bursting at the seams with hints and secrets for what we can …

New Hayao Miyazaki Theme Park to Bring ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ to Life

Legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's production company Studio Ghibli has revealed plans to build a theme park recreating the world of My Neighbor Totoro—and it looks just as magical as you might expect.<p>Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki just can't let go. After spending decades creating …

Animation

Watch Frank Ocean Perform “Solo” at First Show in 3 Years

Frank Ocean performed a headlining set at NorthSide Festival in Denmark earlier today. During the course of his performance, Frank opened up with the recording of “Pretty Sweet” before taking the stage to then do “Solo.” Catch a clip of that below. He also performed “Chanel” and “Lens.” Find a …

Watch Chance the Rapper Cover OutKast, Dr. Dre, Snoop at Bonnaroo Superjam

Every year, Bonnaroo hosts the Superjam—an all-star set where different artists from the lineup come together to cover hit songs. Last night, Chance the Rapper made an appearance at the latest installment of the Tennessee festival tradition. Watch him cover OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” and the Dr. Dre & …

1930s cartoon-styled Cuphead is finally coming out on September 29th on Xbox and Steam

Microsoft has finally announced a release date for <i>Cuphead</i>, the classic animation-inspired platformer / shooter from developer Studio MDHR: September 29th.<p>Along with the release date, Studio MDHR has a brief new trailer showing off more <i>Cuphead</i> gameplay, highlighting a bit of the platforming and …

The Xbox One will be backwards-compatible with original Xbox discs

Here’s how it works<p>Microsoft announced that the Xbox One is getting backwards compatibility support for original Xbox games at its E3 presentation, and now we know a little more about how that will actually work.<p>Per Microsoft’s Albert Penello (as spotted by our friends at <i>Polygon</i>) things should be …

Big Star’s Chris Bell Subject of New Book, Box Set

The late Chris Bell, founding member of Big Star, is the subject of a new book, <i>Billboard</i> reports. <i>There Was A Light: The Cosmic History of Big Star Founder Chris Bell</i> was written by Rich Tupica; it arrives soon via Hozac Books. Read the second chapter of the book here. A series of rare and …

Disneyland Paris to Host an EDM Music Festival

Electroland will take place this summer.<p>Get ready for the Minnie Mouse ears and flower crown combos—an EDM music festival is in the works at Disneyland Paris. Disney reportedly confirmed the news to Digital Spy, which reports that this will be Disney's first music festival. There is also plenty …

Music Festivals

Southwest Airlines Will Stop Overbooking Flights

The United incident nudged Southwest to change its policy.<p>Although Southwest Airlines already gets the fewest complaints of any major American carrier, the frequent flier favorite is taking another leap toward satisfying customers by doing away entirely with the practice of overbooking.<p>According to …

Flying

The 'Luxury' Fyre Festival Turned into a Total Nightmare

Social media shows disaster-relief tents and a shocking lack of resources.<p>If you haven't heard about the Fyre Festival, it's the latest destination music party geared toward millennials—but the twist comes from its sheer opulence. Set in the Exumas, a string of islands in the Bahamas, the …

How to Properly Warm Up for Your Next Bike Ride

Spring is here! Here’s how to get those legs nice and injury-proof(ish) so you can enjoy the great outdoors.<p>Perhaps there was a time when you, a sturdy, fit, carefree individual, could happily launch straight into your physical activity of choice without a moment's concern about whether your …

How Working in a Record Store Saved Nelly Furtado's Career | GQ

Where has the Canadian singer-songwriter been the last five years? Stocking music-shop shelves and rebooting herself. But now she's back—with her sixth album, The Ride.<p>If it's been a hot second since you've thought about Nelly Furtado, here's a refresher on the shapeshifting Canadian pop star: One …

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Kemuri Lands on GQ’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 List

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Texas Japanese izakaya <b>Kemuri</b> was named as one of men's magazine <i>GQ</i>’s best new restaurants of 2017. It’s the only Texas spot on the alphabetically-presented list, which also includes Aska in Brooklyn, Salazar in Los Angeles, and Han Oak in Portland.<p>Writer Brett Martin was taken by …

Los Angeles

emmanuelnegro:This never gets old as a metaphor for my life

This never gets old as a metaphor for my life.

Rare 1970s DC vs. Marvel Documentary Time-Travels Back to Glory Days of Old-School Comics

“Maybe you think comics are pictures of people walking and talking and beating each other up. Well, comics are art, which means... new ideas, new …

Metallica Replace Metallica Tribute Band’s Stolen Gear

Blistered Earth—a Metallica tribute band from Spokane, Washington—had all of their gear stolen after a show last Saturday in Portland. After listing all the instruments and gear that was nabbed, the band’s story got the attention of the media. Then, they got some help from an unexpected …

Watch Aziz Ansari Rank His Favorite Kanye West Albums

Aziz Ansari recently did a video interview with <i>Vogue</i> where he discussed a variety of topics: the upcoming Met Gala, his “ultimate style icon,” and inevitably Kanye West. Ansari tells his favorite Kanye West anecdote about how he once walked in on the rapper listening to <i>808s and Heartbreak</i> (a story …

New “Twin Peaks” Trailer Features New Location Footage: Watch

We’re less than a month away from the return of “Twin Peaks,” which will have a two-hour premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 21. Now, in a new trailer, director David Lynch has given fans a look at some familiar locations from the fictional town of Twin Peaks, including the sheriff’s department, …

Logan’s black-and-white cut is coming to theaters on May 16th

For one night only<p>If you really liked James Mangold’s <i>Logan</i>, but wanted to watch it in monochrome, you’re in luck. The director announced on Twitter that the film would be getting a special black-and-white theatrical run on May 16th.<p>Mangold announced last month that he was working on a …

Mad Max

Ray Bradbury’s hometown is crowdfunding a statue in his honor

Donors who give $150 get a book from Bradbury’s personal library<p>In 1920, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> author Ray Bradbury was born in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois. While he spent his early years there, he and his family eventually moved to California, where he spent the rest of his life. Now, his …

Heart-stopping clip shows a biker narrowly avoiding a deer

Deer are some of the worst road hogs out there.<p>Biker Christopher Bull was out on a relaxing drive in Carmel Valley, California in January when he had …

To Oakland, With Love

The ultimate guide to California's East Bay<p>Paid content by British Airways<p>To Oakland, With Love<p>The ultimate guide to California's East Bay<p>Paid …

Listen to Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Hannibal Buress Talk Beatmaking, Magic: The Gathering, More on Buress’ Podcast

Flying Lotus and Thundercat were the special guests on the most recent episode of Hannibal Buress’ podcast “Handsome Rambler.” During his interview, FlyLo talked about the making of his feature film <i>Kuso</i>, and Thundercat discusses his great new album <i>Drunk</i>. They also spoke about beatmaking, virtual …

SXSW Responds to Deportation Clause Backlash, “Reviewing and Amending” Language for 2018

Yesterday, Told Slant’s Felix Walworth announced that they are canceling their performance at SXSW due to language in their contract that allows the festival to “notify the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities” if they “or their representatives have acted in ways that adversely affect the …

Morrissey Biopic Gets New Title: England Is Mine

Orian Williams, the producer of Ian Curtis biopic <i>Control</i>, is currently working on an unauthorized biopic about Morrissey. In a new interview with Nik Carter & Lori Majewski on SiriusXM, Williams reveals that the film—originally reported to be called <i>Steven</i> (Morrissey’s first name)—has been given a …