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RIP, Bobby Womack

Singer, songwriter and composer Bobby Womack has died. The stand-alone importance of his music aside, Womack’s songs were used in innumerable film soundtracks and Womack composed the soundtrack for Across 110th Street (1972). The Los Angeles Times, Time and The Telegraph have obituaries. At Ebony, Gary Harris remembers Womack. The New Yorker considers “The Unimpeachable Songs of Bobby Womack.” …

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RIP, Casey Kasem

Actor and DJ Casey Kasem has died. Kasem hosted American Top 40 and was the original voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo, voiced Robin in Batman (1968 cartoon) and Super Friends, and voiced Cliffjumper in Transformers: The Movie (1986) and multiple characters in the 1980s Transformers cartoon. At The Record, Bilal Qureshi remembers Kasem. The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Varietyhave…

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Female Friendship and the Slenderman Stabbing

Female Friendship and the Slenderman Stabbing

“[The Slenderman Stabbing] appears to echo patterns of behavior—belief in culturally-supported fantasies, tightly-cathected bonds between young women, an intensity of connection that has occasionally led to violence—that have occurred repeatedly, in various forms, throughout history and around the world. And they happen outside the heterosexual framework we use to understand [Elliot] Rodgers’…

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An Oral History of MST3K

An Oral History of MST3K

“To celebrate the 25th anniversary of [Mystery Science Theater 3000]’s national debut, Wired presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made. It all begins in the late ’60s in rural Wisconsin, where there was this guy named Joel, not too different from you or me…” Read it here. (Thanks, Less Lee!)

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Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Heart of Darkness, A Drawing For Every Page

Tin House has published an edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness illustrated by Matt Kish, an interesting follow-up to Kish’s project, Moby-Dick In Pictures; One Drawing For Every Page. See more of Kish’s work here.

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RIP, Harold Ramis

RIP, Harold Ramis

Actor, writer and director Harold Ramis has died. He is probably best known for  SCTV, Animal House, Meatballs, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Groundhog Day. He also had memorable roles in As Good As It Gets and Knocked UpThe Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times have obituaries. The AV Club has collected tributes, including one from President…

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areasofmyexpertise:

Also, I just got a box of prints of Tom Deja’s M CITIES OF THE MIDWEST tour poster.
YOU MILWAUKEEANS SHALL BE THE FIRST TO SEE IT, along with the usual array of books, tee shirts and other Tom Deja posters which I will happily sell and sign for you tonight at Turner Hall. 
TICKETS ARE STILL HERE
And these SPECIAL INCENTIVES still apply. 
That is all. 

areasofmyexpertise:

Also, I just got a box of prints of Tom Deja’s M CITIES OF THE MIDWEST tour poster.

YOU MILWAUKEEANS SHALL BE THE FIRST TO SEE IT, along with the usual array of books, tee shirts and other Tom Deja posters which I will happily sell and sign for you tonight at Turner Hall. 

TICKETS ARE STILL HERE

And these SPECIAL INCENTIVES still apply. 

That is all.