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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
Why so unhappy, attractive French people?

Film Review

The Past

Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled family

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

For those of you who are wondering whether ‘N SYNC will reunite at the VMAs this weekend ... here’s what Joey Fatone has to say about it.

Joey Fatone -- Lie, Lie, Lie (Probably) - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe

In case you're still keeping tabs on Nine Inch Nails (I stopped around The Downward Spiral), Trent Reznor shared a couple new songs from Hesitation Marks (out Sept. 3). One song is titled “Everything,” which is streaming at NPR. Newer track, “Find My Way,” you can hear below via Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show:

Nine Inch Nails - “Find My Way” radio rip

Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez and The Avett Brothers are just some of the acts scheduled to perform at the benefit show on Sept. 29 for the Coen brothers' upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

Inside Llewyn Davis trailer

Remember John Frusciante? The guitarist who left Red Hot Chili Peppers and disappeared to the nether-sphere? Well, he's back. And instead of returning to rock n' roll, he's back with some “Progressive Synth Pop.”

Lady Gaga shared the music video for the track, “Applause,” the first single from her upcoming album, ARTPOP, thus confirming that if you put a woman in skimpy outfits with dramatic lighting, she'll believe she's an artist. Where's the challenge? Oh, and the album hits stores on Nov. 11.

Lady Gaga - “Applause”

Let me just say that I never really got Grimes. I guess her brand of electro-pop just went over my head. But people seem to like her. So much so that it's been confirmed she'll be cohost MTV Style's Red Carpet Report, along with designer Rachel Antonoff.

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. is coming out with a solo EP, titled AHJ, via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. The EP is set to hit stores on Oct. 8.

Former Burqueño Willis Earl Beal, whose new record, Nobody knows., comes out on Sept. 10, can also add actor to his résumé. Beal is set to star in a film titled Memphis, which was written and directed by Tim Sutton.

Memphis trailer

So Dan, was it really hard to give up Bob Dylan's hair?

I came across this nice little write-up by Sam Hockley-Smith for Stereogum, wherein he sentimentalizes Modest Mouse's The Lonesome Crowded West. It's an oldie but goodie.

Modest Mouse’s “Cowboy Dan” from The Lonesome Crowded West

Just in case you wanted to see Nirvana's original record contract with Sub-Pop.

M.I.A. released a new track, titled “Unbreak My Mixtape.” Not quite sure if this song is from her upcoming album, Matangi, which her label states is scheduled for a Nov. 5 release. The song samples Blur's “Tender” and Karen Dalton's “I Love You More Than Words Can Say.”

The Alibi recently reviewed Belle and Sebastian's The Third Eye Centre, a collection of rarities, remixes, etc., and now you can stream it via The Guardian.

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NEWS

The Daily Word in what happened in 2011, what's coming in 2012, a divorce over something that happened in the 1940's

Beloved elderly man dies in the cold on his porch in La Mesilla, NM.

New state laws for 2012 bring about happy hour bans, fire-breathing regulations and more.

Canadian drug found successful in treating ovarian cancer.

99-year-old Italian man divorcing his wife of 77 years over her 1940's affair.

Anti-theft butt cheek recognition car seats.

Amazon, Facebook and Google consider a coordinated anti-SOPA blackout.

Target becomes target (hehe) for large public gathering of breast-feeding moms.

CNN's top stories of 2011.

Too bad Christmas is over: I would have wanted a Batman iPod dock with built in taser.

Let's make some New Year's Eve resolutions.

Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus' death.

Words of comfort: Russia test fires long-range missile with new warhead.

Apparently Rihanna's forehead has its own Uncyclopedia page.

Thanks C!

Celebrity B.S.

Kate Winslet: Divorcee

Over the weekend, actress Kate Winslet and her husband, director Sam Mendes, announced that they have officially separated after less than seven years of marriage. Hot damn! I think I’ve totally got a shot here. I met Ms. Winslet a few years ago during a press junket for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Check out my interview with her from 2004. Speaking from personal experience, the lady is incredibly smart and well spoken, as you might well suspect. She’s also very pretty in person. I’m not saying we flirted or anything. But I am saying I’d leave the wife and kids on Christmas morning, if she asked.

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