2017 Films Through Dance

2017 Films Through Dance

By Jacob Oller If ever there was a year to cut a little loose. 2017 was a rough one, on screen and off. Its characters needed to express themselves, to break free from oppression – be it emotional, political, or social. And audiences? We needed whatever escapism we could get our hands on. Jacob Swinney’s video essay finds the joy in all the year’s movies and puts them into one huge dance compilation. Yes, there’s a lot of Call Me By Your Name. There’s even more Baby Driver. But there’s…

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Tim Minchin gave a beautiful performance for James Corden following the birth of his baby girl

Tim Minchin gave a beautiful performance for James Corden following the birth of his baby girl

A healthy dose of cynicism underpinned with compassion. That’s the Tim Minchin way. SEE ALSO: Harry Styles just sort of helped James Corden with the birth of his daughter James Corden was not on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night due the birth of his new baby daughter, but guest host Bryan Cranston was there to introduce musical poet Tim Minchin. Minchin gave a touching rendition of his song “White Wine in the Sun,” a song about how a rampant atheist like Minchin still enjoys Christmas. The song is…

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SoundCloud’s new CEO says update won’t change what makes it great

SoundCloud’s new CEO says update won’t change what makes it great

Chance the Rapper traveled across the country over the last year telling crowds, “no problem.”  And yet, for SoundCloud, the music service that helped propel him to fame, it’s been a year of turmoil. In July, the company was forced to lay off 173 employees, about 40 percent of its workforce, as it failed to pull in enough money to meet its costs.  The move upset the SoundCloud community, including Chance:  I’m working on the SoundCloud thing — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2017 A month later, SoundCloud…

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DJ Earworm’s ‘United States of Pop 2017’ is the only mashup we care about

DJ Earworm’s ‘United States of Pop 2017’ is the only mashup we care about

DJ Earworm just dropped “United States of Pop 2017,” known to everyone on the internet as the only music mashup that actually matters.  This year’s track title, “How We Do It,” references Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” our song of the summer and the single Earworm’s mashup most leans on.  The mashup also features top tracks from Migos, Future, and Cardi B, plus all your other pop faves. And though identifying the samples yourself is half the fun, a full rundown of included tracks is right in the video…

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DJ Earworm’s ‘United States of Pop 2017’ is the only mashup we care about

DJ Earworm’s ‘United States of Pop 2017’ is the only mashup we care about

DJ Earworm just dropped “United States of Pop 2017,” known to everyone on the internet as the only music mashup that actually matters.  This year’s track title, “How We Do It,” references Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” our song of the summer and the single Earworm’s mashup most leans on.  The mashup also features top tracks from Migos, Future, and Cardi B, plus all your other pop faves. And though identifying the samples yourself is half the fun, a full rundown of included tracks is right in the video…

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Sufjan Stevens Nearly Played The Narrator In Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name”

Sufjan Stevens Nearly Played The Narrator In Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name”

There are few performers more eclectic or prolific than Sufjan Stevens. The Detroit-born singer-songwriter has bounced between disciplines to record everything from acoustic folk to expansive electronica, solo and in collaboration with other artists. And his best-known songs, like “Chicago” and “All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands” have soundtracked everything from Little Miss Sunshine to This is Us. So it was no surprise that Luca Guadagnino thought of…Read full story

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