Sufjan Stevens

Now Steak-umm is trolling Neutral Milk Hotel fans

Photo: Steak-Umm, Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaIndie music geeks have long regarded Neutral Milk Hotel’s <i>In An Aeroplane Over The Sea</i> as a …

Food

Imagine Dragons Announce Summer Tour Dates, Drop New Single ‘Next to Me’ (Listen)

Imagine Dragons dropped a new single called “Next to Me” and revealed the summer dates of their “Evolve” tour — listen to the song and see the full …

Imagine Dragons

Why 2018 is a Banner Year for LGBTQ Representation at the Oscars (Guest Column)

The Academy Awards are among the top honors bestowed by Hollywood – a standard of excellence for content and art in the film industry. Which is why …

LGBTQI

The ‘Mystery’ of Oscars: Does ‘Call Me by Your Name’ songwriter Sufjan Stevens have a Best Picture advantage?

The current Oscar front-runner for Best Song is “Remember Me” from the Pixar animated film “Coco.” It gets leading odds of 4/9 based on the combined …

La La Land

Sufjan Stevens captured the essence of 'Call Me by Your Name' before he even saw the film

Near the end of "Call Me by Your Name," as the story's two young lovers become utterly liberated — climbing sun-soaked Italian hills next to a roaring waterfall, reveling in their romance — the wistful, whispery voice of Sufjan Stevens furls in like the mist.<p>"Oh, to see without my eyes," he sings …

The Oscars

Why Call Me By Your Name should win the 2018 best picture Oscar

Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous coming-of-age tale oozes nostalgic melancholy and avoids the cliches in many films about gay love<p>Is Hollywood really changing? Or is just going through poses, like a self-conscious teenager at an outdoor disco in 1980s Italy? If Call Me By Your Name wins best picture at …

Film (UK)

Album Review: Sufjan Stevens Beautifully Captures the Fleeting Romance of Call Me by Your Name

<b>To download, click “Share” and right-click the download icon | iTunes | Podchaser</b><b>The Lowdown:</b> For Elio, the wide-eyed, deeply sensitive young man …

Northern Italy

Berlin Film Review: ‘Season of the Devil’

Director:Lav DiazWith:Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador<p>3 hours 54 minutes<p>When news surfaced that Lav Diaz’s latest film was a self-billed …

The Arts

DJ Sessions: Deep Lyrics, Deep Grooves

KCRW DJ Marion Hodges shares her latest favorites, including the sentimental sounds of Sufjan Stevens, the bass grooves of Rhye and Gwenno, whose …

Culture

Sufjan Stevens on How His Wary Dance With Hollywood Led to an ‘Outrageous’ Oscar Nom

Sufjan Stevens is very much the outlier in this year’s contingent of Oscar song nominees, and not just because he comes from the indie-rock world. …

Mary J. Blige

London's Next-Gen Brands Have Arrived

A flock of young labels is feeding the city's hunger for innovative, boundary-pushing talent.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> On Tuesday afternoon, …

Fashion

Jonny Greenwood is set to release his ‘You Were Never Really Here’ soundtrack

Jonny Greenwood is preparing to release a new soundtrack.<p>The Radiohead guitarist has scored Lynne Ramsay’s latest mystery-thriller, ‘You Were Never …

Jonny Greenwood

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan: When Olympic figure skating met whodunnit

<b>It was a black-and-white story for a glitzy sport in a gaudy era: Tonya Harding the villain, Nancy Kerrigan the victim, Olympic figure skating mixed with whodunnit and farce and tragedy, a vast global audience relishing each macabre twist and turn.</b><p>Almost a quarter of a century on, the story of US …

Nancy Kerrigan

Desire Can Also Be Destructive

Share<p>SPOILER ALERT: This review does indeed contain spoilers.<p>Is it a video? <i>Call Me By Your Name</i>’s final moment is an elegantly enigmatic yet …

Armie Hammer

Obama Is the Most Name-Dropped President in Music, Plus 5 of the Other Most Popular Presidents in Music History

Music reflects culture, so of course politics makes its way into songs.<p>So, in honor of President’s Day (Feb. 19), LyricFind calculated every song …

Music

Will ‘Call Me By Your Name’ win 3 out of 4 Oscars? Timothee Chalamet, James Ivory, Sufjan Stevens [POLL]

While <b>Luca Guadagnino</b>‘s queer coming-of-age story “Call Me By Your Name” earned four Oscar bids including a coveted nomination for Best Picture, Gold …

Entertainment

Please, God, Let Jennifer Lawrence Star In A Comedy

If I was wandering on the beach and found a genie’s lamp, the first thing I’d wish for is world peace. The second wish would be for a big pile of …

Red Sparrow

This Year's Best Original Song Oscar Nominees Are More Inclusive Than Ever

Inclusion -- or lack thereof -- is a major talking point at awards shows lately. (See: the overwhelmingly male Grammys ceremony in January.) The …

Benj Pasek

‘Coco’s’ "Remember Me" Is the Strongest Choice for Best Original Song

The Oscar-nominated composition from Pixar’s latest film more than deserves the acclaim it’s getting.<p>Spoilers for ‘Coco’ below.<p>As of now, <i>Coco’s</i> …

Filmmaking

Joshua Worden - The Wonder

This song has grown on me the more I listen to it. There's plenty of layering, and the style itself is fairly unique in a sort of folktronica way …

Indie Music

Et Tu, Too?: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” and the Revival of Black Postmodernism

<i>The newsworthy transformations wrought by Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe have been replaced by shiny ghosts. They are not news and</i> …

Literature

Frank Ocean's First New Song Of 2018 Is Beautiful And Timely

Late on Valentine's Day—when couples were done with dates and lonely singles were passed out drunk in front of Netflix—Frank Ocean shared a little gift. After a busy 2017 (by his standards at least), Ocean wasted little time sharing his first recording of 2018.<p>It's a patient and layered cover of …

Culture (UK)

Timothée Chalamet Says Kid Cudi Saved His Career

Oscar-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet is <i>GQ</i>’s March 2018 cover star. In the accompanying interview, he discusses one of his biggest inspirations: Kid Cudi. According to <i>GQ</i>, Chalamet was “was broke and struggling in ways he hadn’t expected” after his role in 2014’s <i>Interstellar</i> didn’t lead to as many …

Timothée Chalamet

The Rumours Are True: This Boot Trend Is Still a Thing

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Runway Matters</b><i>, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy</i> …

Yes, Sufjan Stevens Will Attend The Oscars (In Gucci)

Sufjan Stevens is up for an Academy Award for “Mystery Of Love,” one of the songs he penned for Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age film <i>Call Me By Your</i> …

Luca Guadagnino

Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood to Attend the 2018 Oscars

Sufjan Stevens’ <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> contribution “Mystery of Love” is up for Best Original Song at the 2018 Oscars. Jonny Greenwood’s <i>Phantom Thread</i> score was nominated for Best Original Score. It’s now been revealed that both musicians will be in attendance at the show on March 4. Stevens confirmed …

Indie Music

21 Songs That Will Eat Your Heart Out On Valentine's Day

When it comes to Valentine's Day, you're on one of two sides: praising the heavens for bringing someone amazing into your life and showering them …

Relationships

Moses Sumney

“Quarrel”<p>Moses Sumney is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. His first album, <i>Aromanticism</i>, came out in September 2017, but before that, he’d …

Why We Love the Love Stories That Don’t Happen

By Valerie Ettenhofer <b>In movies and on TV, heartbreak and missed connections can be as powerful as lasting love.</b>If you’re like me, by now you’re …

Filmmaking

The Best New Love Songs To Listen To on Valentine's Day

Keep your V-Day playlist up to date with these fresh additions.<p>Valentine's Day music doesn't have to be restrained to old-time classics from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, iconic power ballads from Whitney Houston, or Adele's modern takes. Some incredible love songs are just from the past year …

New Music