Lou Reed, Velvet Underground leader and rock pioneer, is dead at 71.
Actress Marcia Wallace, voice of The Simpsons’ Edna Krabappel, dies at 70.
Antonia Bird, director of Priest, dead at 54.
For Fandor, Chuck Bowen on Alfonso Cuarón and his collusion with his audiences.
The 99% mayor: Bill de Blasio’s promise may also be his problem.
Banksy slams a New York City tower for being an eyesore.
Andrew O’Hehir on the worst movie ever made, which opened this weekend.
Your ancestors didn’t sleep like you.
SNL lets us imagine what a Wes Anderson horror film would look like:
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