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Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man Is Getting a Hulu Series…

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Ralph Ellison’s lone finished novel, 1952 classic Invisible Man, is going to get a television series. Variety reports that Hulu has acquired the rights to make a series executive produced by John Callahan. The project is in its early development phrase, so there’s no script or cast yet. Invisible Man follows an unnamed narrator from a barbaric battle royal match for a college scholarship to ...

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Brian Eno and Kevin Shields’ “Only Once Away My Son” Is a Sublime…

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Though their respective professional work dates back decades, “Only Once Away My Son” marks the first collaboration between production pioneers Brian Eno and My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, an egregious case of a missed connection. They’re revered in similar musical bubbles, and although they work in different modes—Eno in vivid, subtler landscapes, and Shields in assaultive cries—the best of their ...

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Watch Pile Cover Radiohead’s “The Tourist”…

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The pulverizing and twisted Boston indie rock band Pile visited The A.V. Club’s Chicago studio recently to participate in A.V. Undercover, the long-running series in which a band chooses a famous song from an ever-dwindling list and performs it for online posterity. Pile’s cover of choice is one of those crazy juxtapositions the brains behind the series probably had in ...

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Former Radio Host Details Alleged R. Kelly Abuse in New Interview…

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Another woman has come forward to describe her allegedly abusive relationship with R&B singer R. Kelly in a new Rolling Stone report. Kitti Jones, a former Dallas radio DJ, says she met Kelly in 2011 at a work event. They began dating, and Jones eventually moved to Chicago to live with him. Over the next two years, Jones says, Kelly was verbally, physically, psychologically, and ...

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Veruca Salt’s Louise Post Among Dozens Of Women Accusing Director…

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Following the very public outing of Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, more and more women have stepped forward to share their own stories of harassment and assault at the hands of other men in the film industry. One of those men is director James Toback, who was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay in 1991 for ...

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Watch Meek Mill Do a Front Flip Off a Trampoline at a 76ers Game…

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At last night’s 76ers-Celtics game in Philadelphia, Meek Mill watched as members of the Sixers Dunk Squad performed a series of acrobatic maneuvers off a trampoline in the tunnels of the Well Fargo Center. Then, for reasons unknown, he followed suit, launching into and successfully landing a front flip. Alas, the rapper’s impressive move wasn’t enough to propel his home ...

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Jann Wenner’s Complicated Relationships With Mick Jagger and the …

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In the explosive Sticky Fingers, writer Joe Hagan attempts to dissect Rolling Stone founder and industry-influencer Jann Wenner through a series of interviews with artists, friends, Stone writers, and an excavation of Wenner’s well-kept, neck-deep archives. The biography, which has been in the works for four years and is the publishing world’s third attempt at a biography of the overparticular media figure, has drawn the ire of ...

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D’Angelo Announces Spring 2018 European Tour…

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D’Angelo has announced five European tour dates beginning in March 2018. The tour kicks off in London and will feature stops in Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, and Copenhagen. He recently released the reissue of his 1995 breakout debut, Brown Sugar. His last studio album, Black Messiah, was released in 2014 with his band the Vanguard. Check out D’Angelo’s tour dates below: 3-06 London, England – Eventim Apollo 03-08 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkhaus3-09 Paris, France – Le Salle ...

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All the Rappers at Gucci Mane’s Wedding Looked Great…

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Gucci Mane married his partner of 7 years, Keyshia Ka’oir, at a lavish ceremony appropriately held on 10/17 at The Four Seasons in Miami, Florida. The event apparently cost over $1.7 million, which was fully covered by BET as part of the couple’s reality show contract with the network; the show will detail their life leading up to their nuptials. With the ...

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Tom Petty Laid to Rest During Private Ceremony at California Yoga…

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Tom Petty was laid to rest in a private ceremony that took place yesterday at Pacific Palisades, California’s Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine. The center is a known yoga retreat as well as where the funeral for shamanic Beatles great George Harrison, who died in 2001, was held. Harrison and Petty were bandmates in the short-lived Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup that also included Bob ...

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