Emily Kessler, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor from Ukraine, plays music for herself. From inside her apartment on the Upper West Side, she practices her mandolin and sings folk songs as a means to bring herself joy and remember a time before the war, when she was with her family. “We … More »
Continue reading A 97-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Is About to Play Her First Concert at Lincoln Center
NBC’S Peter Pan Live! is so close (December 4), we can already taste the viewing-party snacks we’re preparing to serve, and we can already feel the impending tweet-storm brewing. It’s so close, we already hear the orchestra warming up, see the wind in Allison Williams’s — er, Peter Pan’s — … More »
Continue reading Peter Pan Live!’s First Promo Is Full of Magic and Fake Wind
It’s Halloween on Friday, and despite the natural siren call for scary things, this FKA Twigs clip for “Video Girl” is the freakiest thing I’ve seen yet. Forget American Horror Story’s scary clown, how about a prison execution? “Is she the girls from the video?” Ahhh. … More »
Continue reading This FKA Twigs Video Is Absolutely Terrifying
We have a game we like to play with famous visitors to Grist World HQ. It’s called Vs., and it goes something like this: Famous person sits down. Gristers present visitor with two related words or ideas or songs. Gristers then force visitor to choose one over the other — and explain why he or she chose it. Visitor squirms, Gristers giggle, repeat. It’s fun! For the latest Vs., our guest is esteemed New York Times food writer Mark Bittman. You may know him from such books as How to Cook Everything, Vegan Before 6 P.M., or his latest, How to Cook Everything Fast. Almond milk vs. dairy milk? Cooking your own hamburger vs. buying a prepackaged salad? Organic vs. integrated pest management? We’ve piqued your interest enough! Just watch the video.Filed under: Food, Living
Continue reading Watch Mark Bittman talk almond milk, hamburgers, and more
This is definitely not the Taylor Swift we remember. This is the full-blown pop-star version of our fair-haired country crossover: complete with shimmering hot-pants and with — gasp! — no sign of a guitar. On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, she performed “Out of the Woods,” the Jack Antonoff–penned chant … More »
Continue reading Yeah, Taylor Swift Is Serious About This Pop-Star Thing
Hurricane Odile caused immense damage in Cabo San Lucas last month when it struck with 125 MPH winds. Storm chasers riding out the storm at a hotel obtained terrifying security camera footage from the moment powerful winds in Odile’s eye punched through the lobby.http://thevane.gawker.com/cabo-san-lucas… Read more…
Continue reading Cameras Captured the Moment a Hurricane Destroyed a Hotel Lobby
Come for the beanstalk, stay for Meryl Streep singing. Finally! What we’ve all been waiting for: a bit of Meryl singing “Stay With Me,” the emotional mother-daugther ballad from Into the Woods. If you’re a fan of Mamma Mia! (the movie), it’s a wonderful return to form. The singing starts … More »
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Aziz Ansari visited Sesame Street to explain the word ridiculous, which involved silly hats and standing on your head. Next up? Feminism. Good luck, Aziz! … More »
Continue reading Aziz Ansari and Grover Get Very, Very Silly in This Sesame Street Clip
As November 11 draws close, we’re getting more and more teasers from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I. This one has a few things you might not have seen before, like Gale reacting to Katniss’s reaction to seeing Peeta on TV. Guess what? He’s not thrilled. The love triangle persists. … More »
Continue reading Hunger Games: Mockingjay Teaser: Gale Gets Real
In a new video, the Kentucky Republican brags about lowering the boom on sexual harasser Bob Packwood. The whole story is pretty different.
Continue reading And Now Mitch McConnell Is ‘Pro-Woman’!
The New York Times just named Elisabeth Moss “one of the most exciting actresses in American movies,” and you can see the Mad Men star’s cinematic talents on display in this exclusive clip from Alex Ross Perry’s new movie Listen Up Philip, out today. Moss stars in the film alongside … More »
Continue reading Watch Elisabeth Moss Very Firmly Hand Jason Schwartzman His Ass
How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting? Read the #GamerGate tag and realize that underneath the anger is fear.
Continue reading GamerGate & the Root of Reactionary Rage
Video of plainclothes cops kicking the hell out of a protestor has reignited passions on the street. But is this the rule, or the exception?
Continue reading Police Brutality Inflames Hong Kong
Video of plainclothes cops kicking the hell out of a protester has reignited passions on the street. But is this the rule, or the exception?
Continue reading Hong Kong Protests Get Violent
In a new Diet Coke ad, Taylor Swift drinks soda and hallucinates cats. How this makes someone want to drink more soda, we’re not sure. It seems like a lot of work to take care of all those cats, and do cats even like Diet Coke? Also, there is a … More »
Continue reading Watch Taylor Swift Hallucinate a Ton of Cats
Although Drake took home four BET Hip-Hop Awards (including Album of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Video), it was NYC’s Bobby Shmurda who closed out the show — with Terrio by his side — because this year, the Shmoney Dance is king. The rest of your very, very brief recap: … More »
Continue reading Bobby Shmurda (and Terrio) Closed the BET Hip-Hop Awards