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After the hipster: are you a createenager or a hugger mugger? Let's hope not

After 10 years of media stories on The Death of the Hipster, the powers that be at the ever-relevant BBC4 finally decided that they should look into this hipster thing. Clare Balding being unavailable, they alighted on Peter York, 72, author of 1982’s The Sloane Ranger Handbook and former chairman of a DTI committee. The resulting documentary is due to air later this year. Unfortunately, …

Watch Stranger Things, the 8-bit version

Directed by David Dutton, music by Henry Dutton. (8-Bit Cinema) report this ad A 1989 documentary covering the birth of Batman through to the best on-screen Batman ever, Mr. Adam West. READ THE REST Austin band Survive’s masterful synth soundtrack to Stranger Things is available now digitally and at your local independent music shop on vinyl! Meanwhile, the surviving members of Tangerine Dream, a …

Why I'm Not Playing the "Pick 3 Fictional Characters That Describe You" Game on Facebook

A friend once asked me why I didn’t like the TV show Friends. As a young white woman who came of age during Friends’s heyday, she only had rosy feelings for the show. I don’t begrudge her those feelings, as we can’t choose what triggers warmth and nostalgia in us. If we were to … Continue reading Source link

Stranger Things soundtrack on vinyl, and covers by Tangerine Dream

Austin band Survive‘s masterful synth soundtrack to Stranger Things is available now digitally and at your local independent music shop on vinyl! Meanwhile, the surviving members of Tangerine Dream, a primary influence on Survivor’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, released their own covers of the Stranger Things score! Listen to them below. And here’s a bit from an excellent interview that Billboard’s Gil Kaufman …

CBS’s streaming service debuts a $10 per month ad-free tier

CBS’s streaming TV service for cord cutters, CBS All Access – and soon to be home to the new “Star Trek” series – is today rolling out the option of a commercial-free subscription for the price of $9.99 per month. The existing subscription is still available at $5.99 per month, and includes the same content lineup. The launch comes at a time when the network is …

Why "Stranger Things" Is Important to Me as a Sexual Assault Survivor

Pop culture has a long tradition of portraying sexual assault victims as just that: victims. When I watched the incredibly popular Stranger Things, I was reminded of the times when I was sexually assaulted as a teenager. Although sexual assault isn’t addressed in Stranger Things, the treatment and … Continue reading Source link

#nomakeup: would you go au naturel like Adele?

Would you dare to bare all in public? We’re not talking nudity here – nothing so crass, but the idea of sharing photos of yourself without the benefit of complexion-enhancing foundation, eye-framing mascara and a pop of colour on your lips and cheeks. Your face, in all its naked glory, staring out from your friends’ Facebook timelines and strangers’ Instagram feeds. Would you? I confess, …

TV news pioneer John McLaughlin dies at 89

John McLaughlin has died, at 89. The host of a long-running political TV chat show was once a Jesuit priest, and also wrote speeches for President Richard M. Nixon. He was a conservative provocateur with a “pugnacious style” on his political chat show, and sometimes interrupted his guests or yelled “Wronnng!” in response to their commentary. As a host, he asked guests to …

Amazon brings free episodes of its Original Series to YouTube & Facebook

Amazon this morning announced that, for the first time ever, it will begin distributing its Original Series from Amazon Video to social media sites, including Facebook and YouTube. Pilot episodes from ten primetime and kids series are now available in both places, in their entirety, allowing anyone – including non-Amazon Prime members – to watch. While the company has before shared trailers for its original programming …