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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced last week that he wants to create a little vigilante army that he, not the Pentagon, will control. As part of his state’s military budget, DeSantis allocated $3.5 million to “establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies.” This would
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Drake has withdrawn his two Grammy nominations, the organization behind the awards show has confirmed. A representative for the Recording Academy told the Canadian Press that the Canadian rapper asked to be removed from the two categories for which he received nominations. He had been nominated for best rap album for Certified Lover Boy and
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The pop-rock sisters turned a timely song parody into a possible tour announcement.  By Jordan Hoffman December 4, 2021 Haim, the Grammy-nominated pop-rock trio consisting of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, presented the internet with a terrific sixth-night-of-Chanukah gift on Friday. With a caption that just read “Sandler we love you,” the trio posted
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Protagonist Emily’s (Hailee Steinfeld) younger sister, Lavinia “Vinnie,” is the comedic and most original voice in Apple TV+’s critically acclaimed Dickinson. Now in its third and final chapter, this beautifully bizarre portrait of the artist as a young poet reveals Lavinia’s narrative arc in all its glory. When viewers are introduced to Vinnie in season
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A guide to the very specific slice of ‘70s L.A. settings in PTA’s latest. By Keith Phipps December 3, 2021 Photographs courtesy Getty Images, Everett Collection; Collage by Gabe Conte “‘Are you really going to make another film in Los Angeles in the ’70s again? Don’t you think you’ve done that?,’” Paul Thomas Anderson recalled
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At just under two minutes in total length, it’s easy to look at the cosmetics of Missing-nin’s new single “ImmaGiveUWhaChuNeed” and immediately assume that it’s a mere sliver of a song rather than a goliath groove anthem all by itself. Upon closer inspection, “ImmaGiveUWhaChuNeed” might be the most intricacy-packed single of any that Missing-nin has
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By respecting his friend and subject’s request for anonymity, director Jonas Poher Rasmussen constructs a compassionate collage of sound and image. By Cassie da Costa December 3, 2021 Refugee stories are not always obscured by our media, but they are often distorted, with broadcast news segments and sensational dramas twisting the extreme oppression and abuse
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Games of Thrones is the best TV show ever (pending if we’re pretending the last season never happened). Okay, maybe not the best, but it’s so good that multiple spin-offs are in the works. No, I’m not talking about House of the Dragon, though you should be hyped up for that too. I’m talking about
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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus got cancer—and then accidentally shared his diagnosis with the public over social media. Turns out getting sick renewed his faith, healed his old friendships, and reminded him what makes life worth living. By Chris Gayomali Photography by Pat Martin December 2, 2021 It was another perfect spa-blue morning in Beverly Hills when
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