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Andy Warhol may be in heaven but his art has a hellish darkness

Looking at Andy Warhol’s painting of a bright pink penis caressed by deep black shadows from his series Torsos/Sex Parts, veteran curator Norman Rosenthal becomes nostalgic. When Rosenthal used to visit Warhol’s studio in the 1980s, he remembers, the artist offered to portray him naked. Sadly, he …

Art

Here's... The Chickening!

When <i>The Chickening</i> premiered at TIFF, the short film's Toronto directors sent CBC Arts their favourite frame, a still that does a better job than any …

George Elliott Clarke says poetry, 'the soul of the arts', can't die

<b>George Elliott Clarke</b> is on a mission. Canada's recently appointed Parliamentary Poet Laureate wants to make his role relevant to more Canadians — …

30th Anniversary of the Challenger Explosion: Pictures

Ronald Reagan

Old music is outselling new music for the first time in history

Despite the massive success of Adele's album <i>25,</i> which<i></i> sold a whopping 7.4 million copies in only six weeks, 2015 marked the first time in U.S. …

Albums

11 songs that prove Rostam Batmanglij is more than just Vampire Weekend

By now you've likely heard that founding member and songwriter Rostam Batmanglij has pulled a Zayn and left Vampire Weekend. Yesterday, he sent out a …

Vampire Weekend

Form Follows Fiction: Ole Scheeren’s TED Talk on Why Architecture Should Tell a Story

In his TED Talk filmed at TEDGlobal London in September 2015, Ole Scheeren eschews what he describes as the “detrimental straightjacket” of the …

David Bowie's Blackstar Art Released for Free to Fans

Jonathan Barnbrook is the graphic designer who designed several of David Bowie's album covers, including this year's <i>Blackstar</i>. Today, Barnbrook—the eponymous London design agency he founded—released the design elements for <i>Blackstar</i> under a Creative Commons NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, so that …

Next ‘American Horror Story’ season rumored to focus on Slenderman - News - Alternative Press

Slenderman (Slender Man), the quite horrifying Internet meme created on the Something Awful forums by Eric Knudsen, has been a well-advertised topic …

Horror

UNESCO World Heritage Sites under threat around the world

Luang Prabang (AP) — A number of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites face major challenges, including the following:<p>MACHU PICCHU, PERU<p>This magnificent "lost city of the Incas" is cited by UNESCO as beset by logging, poor waste management and agricultural incursion but hasn't been placed on its list of …

From ancient Egyptians to B.o.B.: A history of flat Earth truthers

Flat Earth conspiracy theorists are having a moment.<p>A couple celebrities have recently come out as flat-Earthers on Twitter. The rapper B.o.B., for …

Turkish journalists face life in jail over Syria report

<b>Two Turkish journalists face life in prison over a story alleging that the Turkish government was arming Islamist militants in Syria.</b><p>Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar and its Ankara representative Erdem Gul have been charged with espionage.<p>Prosecutors accuse them of working with a …

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Rostam Batmanglij Leaves Vampire Weekend

<i>Photo by Alex John Beck</i><p>Rostam Batmanglij has announced on Twitter that he has left Vampire Weekend. He says that though he and Ezra Koenig will continue to collaborate, "my identity as a songwriter + producer needs to stand on its own."<p><b>Update (6:05 p.m.):</b> Koenig has commented on Batmanglij's …

Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike to Play Bernie Sanders Rally in Iowa City

<i>Photo via Bernie Sanders' website</i><p>Vampire Weekend have announced their first performance since Rostam Batmanglij left the band yesterday. This Saturday, they'll join Killer Mike, Foster the People, and more at a Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City, as Consequence of Sound points out. "Students for …

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Announce Tour

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal) recently announced their collaborative album <i>Post Pop Depression</i>, which is out March 18 via Loma Vista. They then shared "Gardenia" and "Break Into Your Heart" from the album. Now, they've announced a tour. Check out the …

bold art show in support of bernie sanders opens in l.a.

Shepard Fairey showed his work, Money Mark made some music, and many other artists celebrated creations inspired by, and in support of, the presidential candidate.<p>On Saturday night in West Hollywood, HVW8 Gallery's national group art exhibition, "The Art of the Political Revolution — Artists for …

Jeremy Deller flies flag for Thomas More's Utopia, 500 years later

The bright yellow flag hoisted up the Somerset House flagpole on Monday morning bore a universally recognised symbol: the smiley. Jointly designed by the artist Jeremy Deller and the graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge, it launched a year of programming by the London venue to mark the 500th …

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Canada election 2015: Tories propose ban on travel to terrorist hotspots

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Sunday if re-elected he would introduce legislation that would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to …

Watch Gwar's Insane TED Talk on Regional Identity

Bassist Michael "Blothar" Bishop colorfully explains how metal act is connected to Richmond, Virginia<p>TED Talks don't usually begin with the speaker …

Rivers Cuomo Made an Album in Japanese

And now for something completely different: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo has made a collaborative LP with singer/songwriter Scott Murphy, formerly of 2000s pop-punk outfit Allister-- and it's sung almost entirely in the Japanese language. <i>Scott & Rivers</i>, the self-titled debut album from the duo, is out now …

Neutral Milk Hotel Add Reunion Dates

When it was announced that Neutral Milk Hotel would reunite for a tour, only five dates were detailed. Now, they've got a few more to add to the pile, as part of a tour that will stretch across the globe and into 2014. Check below to see if they're coming to a town near you. In addition, the …

Watch: DFA Records Documentary Featuring James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem, the Rapture, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, Marc Maron, More

Red Bull Music Academy has released a short film about DFA Records, "Too Old to Be New, Too New to Be Classic". It features interviews with DFA founders James Murphy and Jonathan Galkin as well as members of DFA acts like LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, the Rapture, and more. It's narrated by …

Listen to Queens of the Stone Age Play Two New Songs

Queens of the Stone Age: "I Sat By the Ocean" (live) (via SoundCloud)<p>Queens of the Stone Age: "If I Had a Tail" (via SoundCloud)<p>On June 4, the resurgent Queens of the Stone Age will release <i>...Like Clockwork</i>, their first album in six years, through new home label Matador. Today they stopped Belgian …

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