How To Dress Well's latest track is fully in Tom Krell's sweet spot of modernist, sonically star-scattered, intimately lonely R&B, but it's also immediately extraordinary, one of his best yet: a song full of corners and swells, a hymn layered with curses and lamentation. I am having a hard time dealing with what it's doing to me! I've looped the part between 1:57 and 2:00 about a dozen times now and I keep physically gasping, so maybe I should just quote Jane here: "I've been sitting here trying to think of a less crass/more nuanced way of describing what I'm feeling, but I can't: this  is seriously almost giving me an orgasm."
This is low-key the show I've been waiting for all of my life, I think; the end of the second-to-last episode, "Stolen Phone," almost made me lose my burrito. Two more clips after the jump. READ MORE
At the New York times, Michael Musto profiled Gina Rodriguez, a former porn actress who's worked as publicist and manager to Octomom, Sydney Leathers, many Real Housewives, Tila Tequila, Teen Moms, Tan Mom, the White House gate-crashers, Donata Melina Nicolette "Dina" Lohan, her ex-husband, and her ex-husband's girlfriend Kate Major: READ MORE
I read somewhere that having Sia Furler as your babysitter means that you are contractually obligated to produce great pop music for the rest of your life, which explains this new single from Holiday Sidewinder (another possible origin story here), very much a kooky, cotton-candy, retro-dream-pop jam.
I'm pretty down for this! I never held the original as particularly sacred, and even though I found Cameron Diaz extraordinarily grating in this trailer (RIP how fun she was in The Sweetest Thing), Quvenzhané Wallis will surely be a rad Annie and her little doge-adjacent Sandy is an upgrade. And although I was skeptical of our country's richest fictional character changing his name to Benjamin Stacks, I think I like it now. Benjamin Staxx.