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Sir Patrick Stewart to Play Sought-After Role of Poop Emoji in 'Emoji Movie'

Sir Patrick Stewart, who is a Sir, will also soon be Poop. He’ll be playing the famous substance in none other than Emoji Movie.

Of course, the juxtaposition of Stewart’s theatrical gravitas and literal knightliness with the silly word that means the silly thing — Poop — is surely a large part of the casting intent. 188 more words

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Staff Picks: Rivka Galchen, 'Louie' Season 5, Justina Machado on 'One Day at a Time'

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 1,001 more words

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Willow Smith Covers Joanna Newsom's "The Book of Right On," With Mild Caterwaul Reduction

One of the last things we heard from 16-year-old Willow Smith was an election song — and, honestly, one of the more nuanced pieces of music that was written about the election. 265 more words

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National Book Critics Circle Finalists Include Chabon, Patchett, Smith

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists have announced their finalists and they include many of Flavorwire’s favorite books of the year. Special awards are going to Margaret Atwood for lifetime achievement, Yaa Gyasi for her debut novel… 118 more words

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Book Sales Skyrocket for Civil Rights Hero John Lewis, Thanks to the Anti-Trump Bump

When Donald Trump went after Civil Rights hero John Lewis on Twitter (absurdly declaring the progressive stalwart to be “all talk”) on Martin Luther King Day weekend no less, decent people with any sense of recent historical memory were appalled. 183 more words

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AFI - AFI The Blood Album (Rolling Stone review)

“AFI trade in the kind of darkness that isn’t so much dangerous as it is fodder for a bad tattoo” – read my full review of the new AFI album, … 18 more words

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My Favorite Albums...when Albums were Actual Things Made of Vinyl

There’s a fun Facebook thingy going around that asks people to name the top 10 formative albums from their teen years. The rules are simple: list 10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a teenager. 858 more words

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