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In his animated movie My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea, Dash Shaw captures the insatiable teenage desire for something larger than life to happen, and explores the disastrous outcome of this wish actually being granted. Dash, a character quite loosely based on Shaw himself, is a sophomore school paper writer with markedly flowery writing, and is quite confident in his abilities, yet it becomes clear that few are quite as impressed with...
In her new book of short fiction, Intimations, Alexandra Kleeman renders completely new worlds with each story. Even when she chooses to present a mundane-seeming afternoon, like lounging poolside, it’ll often escalate into a situation unlike any other presented in literature. Her way of pairing everyday feelings and details with indescribably otherworldly elements makes it impossible to describe her fictional worlds as fantasy, or any other genre: they are simply fiction, but fiction unlike...
Last night as part of Red Bull Music Academy's RBMA radio live event in Los Angeles, PC Music hosted a special show called POP CITY at Create nightclub. Along with performances from PC Music members A.G. Cook, Danny L. Harle, QT, and Hannah Diamond, two of pop's most innovative indie stars Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen, joined the electronic collective for exclusive performances. When Charli XCX took the stage she was singing with...
When it comes to indulging fantasies that stars are "just like us," social media is second only to The Late Late Show With James Corden segment Carpool Karaoke. While social media is great for teens and people in a younger age bracket, it's carpool karaoke that allows older stars and those who are more aloof a chance to act natural--whatever that means. The most recent Carpool Karaoke is with First Lady Michelle Obama, someone...

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