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If you’ve spent any time since Wednesday doomscrolling through Twitter or punishing yourself with CNN footage, you’ve seen the disastrous confrontations and disturbingly friendly-looking interactions between the Capitol rioters and law enforcement. So far, the storming of the Capitol has resulted in 5 deaths, including one officer. What the hell happened? To find out, GQ
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Jon Schaffer, founder and guitarist of the Florida power metal band Iced Earth, is wanted by the FBI and Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police after he was photographed among the crowd of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. Jon Schaffer’s Iced Earth bandmates have today (January 10) issued a statement via
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When a diary pointing toward a long-lost treasure sets two Brooklyn-raised siblings on a long expedition alongside new friends, they discover their Hawaiian heritage, bringing them back to their roots in rural O’ahu. Netflix’s Finding Ohana is the latest project to join their wide catalogue of films and TV series.  The film is directed by
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Like many of Emily Dickinson’s poems, part of what makes ‘There is another sky’ so strikingly resonant is that its ambiguity never overshadows the message of hope that lies at its center. People might offer different interpretations as to what its titular promise alludes to – spiritual paradise, home, poetry itself – but what ultimately
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Ahead of the release of their upcoming album Open Door Policy on February 19, The Hold Steady have shared a new single called ‘Heavy Covenant’. Check it out below. “‘Heavy Covenant’ is a song about travel, technology, and human connection,” singer Craig Finn explained in a statement. “The song came out of two different music
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Rhye has shared a new song called ‘Come in Closer’. It’s the latest preview from singer-songwriter Michael Milosh’s forthcoming album Home and it arrives with an accompanying video co-directed by Milosh and Genevieve Medow-Jenkins. Check it out below. In a statement, Milosh described ‘Come in Closer’ as being about how “as relationships deepen and you invite
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Society’s most loathsome ideas are sometimes best confronted by the unlikeliest of cultural critics. Just look at Viagra Boys, a Stockholm-based punk-rock outfit whose very name is a parody of hypermasculinity and raging alpha males’ frequent inability to perform. But their musical performances—on record and especially onstage—are nothing if not potent. The spiritual descendants of
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Based on the career of American figure skater Tonya Harding, I, Tonya is a 2017 sports drama starring Margot Robbie. Harding is best known for being the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, but that didn’t mean she was popular with the judges. The film is raw about showing the audience how rough
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This afternoon, as Congress counted electoral votes to confirm Joe Biden’s victory, a mob of Trump supporters who had traveled to Washington at the behest of the President attacked police outside the Capitol and forced their way inside the building. Senators and members of Congress were locked inside their respective chambers; security escorted Vice-President Mike
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Big Thief‘s Buck Meek has previewed his upcoming album Two Saviors with a new single titled ‘Candles’. Following the previously released tracks ‘Pareidolia’ and ‘Second Sight’, the new song was co-written alongside Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker. Listen to it below. “I was making my escape, when the siren’s song caught me a mile up the road,” Buck
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Ty Segall has joined fellow Drag City artists Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for a new collaborative cover. Check out their rendition of Johnnie Frierson’s ‘Miracles‘ below, alongside an accompanying video directed by Sai Selvarajan. ‘Miracles’ originally appeared on Frierson’s self-released album Have You Been Good To Yourself, which was reissued posthumously by Light In
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Eleven months ago, London-based artist Raissa, a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, and visual artist, seemingly popped out of nowhere with the release of her dreamy bedroom-pop track ‘BULLYING BOYS’ alongside a captivating, anime-inspired music video on YouTube. A trilingual talent wielding an irresistible electro-pop sound and matching kawaii aesthetic, Raissa succinctly demonstrated her star-power potential
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Ricki Stern’s new docu-series Surviving Death, based on best-selling author and journalist Leslie Kean’s book, is a six episode series which explores questions that have been contemplated throughout time such as: What does it mean to die, and is death the end of our existence?  With innovative research combined with first-hand accounts from those who
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Caring parents strive to give their children not only their love and warmth but everything that the child desires. Let the baby feel the happiest. From the very first years of life, kids become little fashionistas because parents are actively replenishing not only the collection of their toys but also their wardrobe. That is why
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London Grammar have previewed their upcoming album Californian Soil with a new single titled ‘Lose Your Head’. The George FitzGerald-produced track arrives with an accompanying music video directed by Zhang + Knight. Check it out below. “‘Lose Your Head’ is about power and control in relationships,” frontwoman Hannah Reid said in a press statement. “The lyrics are
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In recent years, we have seen the players in the NBA take a fashion stance. High-profile sneaker distributors in Nike and Adidas, as well as luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Dior, are finding ways to work together collaboratively to make the most stylish product on the planet. Fans love to see the rare and
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In their own words, NewDad are “fun, easy-going and desperately trying to sound cooler than we are.” Hailing from Galway in West Ireland, the quartet have been making moves in the resurging indie scene currently occurring across the Irish Sea. With their debut EP Waves set to be released early this year, they already have
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