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Art & Culture
Breaking: Woodford Reserve Master Taster Elizabeth O’Neill

“The alcohol industry is in my blood.”

May 05, 2016

Andrew Bird / photo by Reuben Cox

Under The Influence: Andrew Bird

As he prepares to release his thirteenth record, the LA-based singer/songwriter tells us how Zach Galifianakis, family life, and tiny particles all played a role in the making of “Are You Serious.”

March 24, 2016

1980, approximately. Bruce Springsteen press photo, cred David Gahr

Art & Culture
He Said, She Said: Wading Through the Merch of Bruce Springsteen’s “River” Tour

Prior to their pilgrimage to see The Boss on his current “River” Tour, two of our editors size up the merchandising options that await them using the preferred forum of pop-culture enthusiasts everywhere: the Gmail G-chat.

March 24, 2016

2016. Michael Phelps Under Armour ad

Art & Culture
WATCH: Look at Michael Phelps’s Olympic Training in New Commercial

The legendary swimmer cried when he first saw the Under Armour ad.

March 10, 2016

2016. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Film + TV
WATCH: Matt Damon Finally Makes it onto “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“I’ve been figuratively carrying him for years!”

February 29, 2016

2012. MIA at the Super Bowl

Art & Culture
LISTEN: M.I.A. Releases a Semi-New Track, “Boom ADD”

“It’s NFL vs M.I.A. right now.”

February 25, 2016

Artist Francis Bacon in front of the left panel of his ‘Triptych’ (1983) at his Tate Gallery show, 1985. (Photo…

Art & Culture
Francis Bacon’s Last Painting Has Been Revealed

1991’s “Study of a Bull” is part of a “very private, private collection in London.”

February 23, 2016

2016. Marissa Nadler press photo by Ebru Yildiz

LISTEN: Marissa Nadler Shares “Janie in Love,” Announces Seventh LP

“Strangers” is out May 20 via Sacred Bones.

February 23, 2016
Art & Culture
Let’s Take Off in the Blue: Hopping Aboard the Pan Am Experience

One girl’s ticket to Air Hollywood’s elaborate dinner party, which reaches unfathomable heights without ever leaving the ground.

February 23, 2016

2016. Dr. Dog, “The Psychedelic Swamp”

Dr. Dog, “The Psychedelic Swamp”

In the first season of “True Detective,” Matthew McConaughey’s character Rust Cohle says that time is a flat circle and “The Psychedelic Swamp,” Dr. Dog’s “new” album, might just prove that theory right.

February 17, 2016

2016. Walking Dead Hallmark Ecard tiled

Art & CultureFilm + TV
Show Someone You (Would) Care (to Eat Their Brains) This Valentine’s Day with “Walking Dead” Cards

Nothing says love like blood and guts?

February 10, 2016

2016. Jessica Williams on “The Daily Show” with Beyonce title.

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: Jessica Williams Unpacks the Importance of Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Appearance on “The Daily Show”

Are you not entertained?

February 09, 2016

2016. Super Bowl halftime show screenshot. Beyonce, Coldplay, Bruno Mars

Art & Culture
Beyoncé Slays at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show featuring Coldplay and Bruno Mars

Shoutout to Mark Ronson for also showing up!

February 08, 2016

George Clooney in Hail, Caesar!

Film + TVReviews
Happily Ever After: “Hail, Caesar!” Is a Silver Screen Daydream

The Coen Brothers’ seventeenth film is a delightful appreciation of old Hollywood.

February 08, 2016

2016. Wet Don’t You cover hi-res

Wet, “Don’t You”

“Don’t You”’s subject matter is brutal, but the record succeeds because it also isn’t a complete downer.

February 08, 2016

2016. Beyonce “Formation” music video

WATCH: Beyoncé Drops a Powerful New Song and Video for “Formation”

One day before she wins the Super Bowl…again.

February 06, 2016

Irving Welsh / credit not know

Art & CultureReviews
The Juice Is Gone: “A Decent Ride” Squanders its Glimpse of Humanity

Irvine Welsh’s latest novel just misses the emotional mark.

February 05, 2016

2016. “Doom” video game trailer

Art & Culture
WATCH: The Trailer for the “Doom” Reboot Will Scar You for Life

So many skulls being smashed in.

February 04, 2016

2016. Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy flavors

Art & Culture
Ben & Jerry’s Has Introduced New Non-Dairy Ice Cream Flavors

See? It does pay off to complain on the Internet!

February 03, 2016

2016. Focus Features title card

Film + TV
Focus Features Announces “The Lili Elbe Fellowship”

The program will help fund and mentor transgender film makers.

January 29, 2016

2016. New Barbie Fashionista Line. Photo courtesy of Mattel

Art & Culture
Barbie Gets a Full Makeover for “Fashionista” Line

The Fashionista line features a refreshing range of body types, hair colors, skin tones, and more.

January 28, 2016

Star Wars The Force Awakens Han and Chewy

Art & CultureFilm + TV
Harrison Ford Will Pretend to Care About “Star Wars” Land in Upcoming Disney Special

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” premieres on February 21 on ABC.

January 28, 2016

2016. Paul Rudd and Stephen Hawking in “Anyone Can Quantum”

Art & Culture
WATCH: Paul Rudd, Stephen Hawking, and Keanu Reeves Save the World Through One Game of Quantum Chess

“Stephen Hawking? He can open for me!”

January 27, 2016

2009. Amber Coffman by livepict.com

Amidst Several Allegations of Sexual Assault, Life or Death PR’s Heathcliff Berru Steps Down as CEO [UPDATED]

Dirty Projector’s Amber Coffman and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino helped bring the abuse to light on Twitter.

January 27, 2016

2016. Kendrick Grammys promo

WATCH: The City of Compton Comes Together to Sing Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

The Grammys will air on February 15.

January 25, 2016

Preparations continue Tuesday, February 25, 2014 for the the 86th Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2013 which will be…

Film + TV
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Approved New Voting and Membership Rules to Increase Diversity

With the “goal to double number of diverse members by 2020.”

January 22, 2016

2016. “Darby Forever” trailer

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: The First Trailer for Aidy Bryant’s Vimeo Short Film Is Crafty

“Darby Forever” hits the streaming site on February 18.

January 22, 2016

Kanye West at FYF Fest 2015 // photo by Rozette Rago

LISTEN: Kanye West Finally Drops “No More Parties in LA” Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Drop-dro-dro-dro-drop it like Robocop.”

January 18, 2016

2016. “Ram it” Screenshot

Art & Culture
Ram On: The NFL Brings the Blue and Yellow Back to Los Angeles

Pray for LA’s weekend traffic.

January 13, 2016

2016. “11.22.63” trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Head Back in Time with First “11.22.63” Trailer

The television adaptation of Stephen King’s recent novel premieres on Presidents Day.

January 11, 2016

2014. Golden Globes logo courtesy of the Golden Globes.

Film + TVStaff Picks
For Your Consideration: Our 2016 Golden Globes Predictions

We cast our ballot for this year’s ceremony.

January 08, 2016

Frank Ocean Tumblr announcement header

Is Frank Ocean Finally About to Drop New Music?

Rich the Kid seems to think so…

January 07, 2016

2016. Dolce & Gabbana Abaya hijab line. photo courtesy of Style.com

Art & Culture
Dolce & Gabbana’s First Hijab Collection Is Here

And it’s beautiful.

January 06, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”

Film + TVReviews
“The Revenant”: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight.”

January 05, 2016

2013. Serena Williams at US Open by Edwin Martinez https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhythmstrip/9630783949/

Art & Culture
Serena Williams Named Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

The first woman to receive the honor since 1983.

December 14, 2015
Staff Picks
FLOOD’s Best of 2015: Music (#2)

We continue our countdown of the year’s best music with our #2 record of 2015.

December 10, 2015

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 01: Photo of Robert MAPPLETHORPE (Photo by Leee Black Childers/Redferns)

Art & CultureFilm + TV
The First Full-Length Documentary about Robert Mapplethorpe Is Coming to HBO

“Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures” will air in April 2016.

December 08, 2015

2015. Nick Offerman Yule Log video

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: Here’s Nearly Forty-Five Minutes of Nick Offerman Sitting by a Fireplace

Grab two fingers of Lagavulin and curl up by the fire.

December 03, 2015

2015. Jimmy Iovine being an idiot on CBS

Jimmy Iovine Apologizes for Ridiculous Comments About Women and Music

“I could have chosen my words better, and I apologize.”

November 20, 2015

2015. David Bowie, “Blackstar” video

WATCH: Major Tom Is Dead and Scarecrows Are Alive in David Bowie’s “★” video

★ is due out on January 8, 2016, via Columbia.

November 19, 2015

1980. Bruce Springsteen performing “The River” in Tempe, Arizona.

WATCH: The Boss Gives Tempe Chills in 1980 Live Performance of “The River”

The 4-CD/3-DVD “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” is out December 4.

November 18, 2015

2015. “Zoolander 2” Trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Derek and Hansel Are Back in First “Zoolander 2” Trailer

Prepare your best Magnum, Blue Steel, or Le Tigre for February 12, 2016.

November 18, 2015

2014. Paris view by Marty Sartini Garner.

Film + TV
The Entertainment Community Responds to the Horrific Attacks in Paris

“And third, it is important to remember that nothing about what these assholes are trying to do is going to work.”

November 16, 2015

“Annie Hall” poster crop

Film + TV
The Writers Guild of America Ranks the 101 Funniest Screenplays

Woody Allen’s script for “Annie Hall” took the top spot.

November 12, 2015

Photograph of writer Edith Wharton, taken by E. F. Cooper, at Newport, Rhode Island. Cabinet photograph. Courtesy of the Beinecke…

Art & Culture
Unpublished Edith Wharton Short Story Discovered at Yale

Read “The Field of Honor” now.

November 11, 2015

2015. “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Kickstarter video still

Film + TV
Want to Bring “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Back? Get on Kickstarter.

“They must’ve spent tens of dollars on this.”

November 10, 2015

2015. Transparent season 2 trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: The Pfefferman Family Stands Together in “Transparent” Season Two Trailer

“Did he just call me sir?”

November 10, 2015

2015. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Japanese trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Get to Know BB-8 in New Japanese Trailer for “The Force Awakens”

“Hope is not lost today. It is found.”

November 06, 2015

2015. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Here’s the First Trailer for “Alice Through the Looking Glass”

“Time is a he?”

November 05, 2015

2015. Burberry “Billy Elliot” ad. Julie Walters.

Art & Culture
WATCH: Julie Walters, Elton John, and More Leap Like Billy Elliot in New Burberry Ad

The British fashion house celebrates fifteen years of “Billy Elliot.”

November 04, 2015
WATCH: Adele Is Back and She Wants to Say “Hello”

“25” will be out on November 20 via XL/Columbia.

October 23, 2015

2015. “Jessica Jones” Netflix trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Krysten Ritter Gets Dark in “Jessica Jones” Trailer

“God didn’t do this. The devil did. And I’m going to find him.”

October 23, 2015

2015. “Master of None” trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Aziz Ansari Navigates the World of Modern Love in “Master of None” Trailer

“Ooh, that frittata was fluffy as hell!”

October 22, 2015

2015. “Back to the Future” Day header Collage

Art & CultureFilm + TVStaff Picks
“Back to the Future” Day Was Excellent

Self-lacing Nikes, Neil deGrasse Tyson live-tweeting what the films got right, and more.

October 21, 2015

2015. “Joy” trailer 2 screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Serious About Her Business in New “Joy” Trailer

“I pick up the gun.”

October 21, 2015

Vanity Fair “Star Wars” video

Film + TV
Lucasfilms Wants to Add a Female Director to the “Star Wars” Galaxy

“There is an assumption made that the people involved should predominantly be men.”

October 15, 2015

2015. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Toyota commercial

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Reminisce in New Toyota Commercial

“We got 3-D movies…”

October 15, 2015

FFS at The Wiltern / photo by Rozette Rago

LIVE: No Need to Be Dramatic, FFS Has That Covered (10/13/2015)

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks bring their collaboration to Los Angeles, and it definitely does work.

October 14, 2015

2015. “A Very Murray Christmas” trailer 2

Film + TV
WATCH: “A Very Murray Christmas” Gets Its First Trailer

The holiday special premieres on Netflix on December 4.

October 14, 2015

2015. Cardboard Origami car courtesy of Lexus

Art & Culture
WATCH: Lexus Builds a Real, Working Car Out of Cardboard

Really puts the “car” in cardboard, eh?

October 13, 2015

2015. “Margot at the Wedding” poster crop for header

Film + TV
Stream Films for Free via Paramount’s New YouTube Account

Head to The Paramount Vault to watch “Margot at the Wedding,” “Ironweed,” and more in full now.

October 12, 2015

2015. “With Bob and David” trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Here’s the First Trailer for Netflix’s “With Bob and David”

All episodes of the sketch show will be available on November

October 12, 2015

2015. Bob Dylan IBM commercial

Art & Culture
WATCH: Bob Dylan and Watson Go Head to Head in New IBM Commercial

“My analysis shows that your major themes are that time passes and love fades.”

October 08, 2015

2015. Balenciaga logo/marble from their facebook

Art & Culture
Demna Gvasalia Is Named New Creative Director at Balenciaga

The Vetements designer is succeeding Alexander Wang.

October 07, 2015

2015. Meow the Jewels video screenshot

WATCH: A Pair of Cats Run Amok in Run The Jewels’ “Oh My Darling (Don’t Meow)” Video

The cutest destruction of a city ever.

October 02, 2015

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 17: Designer Ralph Lauren greets the audience at the finale of the Ralph Lauren Runway Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)

Art & Culture
Ralph Lauren Is Stepping Down as CEO of His Eponymous Brand

Old Navy’s president Stefan Larsson will be succeeding the fashion giant.

September 30, 2015
Art & Culture
Gold Medal Shredding: Surfing and Skateboarding Might Join the 2020 Olympics

Baseball and softball have returned to the proposed list from Japan as well.

September 29, 2015

Life Is Beautiful / photo by Rozette Rago

Art & CultureEvents
Life Is Beautiful 2015: Viva Downtown Las Vegas

Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Bill Nye, Banksy, and more bring the Sin City festival into maturity.

September 29, 2015

2015. Father John Misty, “Night Josh Tillman…” video

WATCH: Father John Misty Seduces Himself in “The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment” Video

“I Love You, Honeybear” is out now via Sub Pop.

September 18, 2015

2015. Doritos Rainbows header image

Art & Culture
Doritos Introduces “Rainbows” to Support the “It Gets Better Project”

Only for a limited time.

September 17, 2015

2015. “Baskets” clip

Film + TV
WATCH: Zach Galifianakis Tries to Order a Drink in “Baskets” Clip

Schweppes! I said Schweppes!

September 16, 2015

2015. Ringo Starr. Photo by Eva Rinaldi https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ringo_Starr#/media/File:Ringo_Starr_and_all_his_band_(8469748653).jpg

Ringo Starr Realizes He Has “So Much Stuff,” Prepares to Auction Some of it Off

The lot includes his 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl and an original “Help!” script.

September 15, 2015

2014. Beck press photo by Peter Hapak.

LISTEN: Hear Clips of Two Never-Before-Heard Songs by Beck

“Woe Unto Me” and “Sweet Satan” are “One Foot in the Grave” outtakes.

September 14, 2015

2015. Kendrick Lamar on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Film + TV
WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Blows “The Late Show” Away with Stellar “To Pimp a Butterfly” Medley

Good luck to every musical guest that has to follow him.

September 10, 2015
Art & CultureFilm + TV
It’s Time to Get Addicted to Col’Brew

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” starts on September 8

September 01, 2015

@015. Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”

Film + TV
WATCH: Eddie Redmayne Is Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl” Trailer

“Something changed…”

September 01, 2015

2015. Amazon Underground screenshot

Art & Culture
Amazon Underground: A New Plan to Compensate Developers While Giving Consumers Free Games

Android users can start playing “actually free” games now.

August 27, 2015

WESTON-SUPER-MARE, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: A steward is seen outside Bansky’s ‘Dismaland’ exhibition, which opens tomorrow, at a derelict seafront lido on August 20, 2015 in Weston-Super-Mare, England. The show is Banskys first in the UK since the Banksy v Bristol Museum show in 2009 and will be open for 5 weeks at the Topicana site. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Art & Culture
Banksy’s “Dismaland”—Not Intended to be Fun for the Whole Family [UPDATED]

The “bemusement park” will exist in Weston-super-Mare, England, for five weeks only.

August 26, 2015

FYF header // photo by Rozette Rago

FYF 2015: The Comeback Special

D’Angelo, Morrissey, and a pinch-hitting Kanye West help FYF’s second staging at Expo Park to find its footing.

August 24, 2015

Ducktails // photo by Rozette Rago

The Visions of Matt Mondanile and the Passion of Ducktails’ “St. Catherine”

The Real Estate guitarist opens up about his recording process, his latest solo album, and why he’s always got to keep moving.

August 20, 2015

2015. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Stewart’s last Daily Show

Film + TV
WATCH: Jon Stewart Bids Farewell to Sixteen Years at “The Daily Show”


August 07, 2015

2015. Patti Smith by Steven Sebring

Art & Culture
Patti Smith Announces Fall US Book Tour

“M Train” is out October 6 on Knopf.

August 07, 2015

2015. HAIM press photo

LISTEN: HAIM Drops Excellent “Remix” of Tame Impala’s “‘Cause I’m A Man”

‘Cause HAIM a man, woman…

August 06, 2015

Florence + The Machine at Lollapalooza / by Chad Kamenshine

Lollapalooza 2015: No Calm Before the Storm

Evacuations, lightning, and humidity couldn’t keep the crowds or the good music away from Grant Park.

August 05, 2015

big boi x phantogram collab annoucement

Coming Soon: Big Boi x Phantogram Collab Album

See, it pays to follow Big Boi on Instagram.

August 04, 2015
LISTEN: Lianne La Havas Drops Groove-Filled New Track “Tokyo”

“Blood” is out tomorrow via Warner Bros.

July 30, 2015

2015. Florence + The Machine video screenshot

WATCH: Florence + The Machine Releases Intense Double-Feature Music Video

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is out now via Island Records.

July 27, 2015

2015. “Lunch with Stephen” screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Stephen Colbert Is Your New Office Lunch Mate

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” starts on September 8

July 24, 2015

2015. Bernie Sanders portrait from his website: https://berniesanders.com/media-kit/

Art & Culture
Virtual Reality Helps America Get a 360 Degree Look at Bernie Sanders

The future of campaigning is here.

July 23, 2015

2015. Pantone Cafe, Monaco

Art & Culture
The Pop-Up Pantone Cafe Is a Color-Coded Dream

Of course it’s in Monaco.

July 23, 2015

2015. “Empire” trailer screenshot

Film + TV
WATCH: Fox Drip Drops the Season Two Trailer for “Empire”

Cookie Lyon’s back.

July 22, 2015

2015. Lululemon beer collage

Art & Culture
This Week in Why?: Lululemon Is Making Beer

The yoga apparel company is now providing Lululadies with their post-workout drink

July 22, 2015

Drinks. Photo by Cara Robbins.

LISTEN: DRINKS Drops Jangly New Single, “Laying Down Rock”

“Hermits on Holiday” is out next month via Birth Records

July 20, 2015

British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Glastonbury on June 28, 2008. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Film + TVReviews
Who Truly Stuck the Knife in First: Examining the Causes and Culprits with “Amy”

Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees’s brilliant but conflicted look at the tragic life and inimitable talent of Amy Winehouse.

July 16, 2015

Ennio Morricone accepts an Honorary Academy Award during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

Film + TV
Ennio Morricone Is Scoring Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”

The spaghetti western is due out this winter.

July 13, 2015

2015. “Brooklyn” trailer

Film + TV
WATCH: Irish Roots Tangle with American Affairs in First “Brooklyn” Trailer

The romantic drama hits theaters on November 6.

July 10, 2015

OVERTON, NV – MAY 12: Dry cracked earth is seen at the Overton Wildlife Management Area on May 12, 2015 in Overton, Nevada. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, Lake Mead, which was once the largest reservoir in the nation, has seen its surface elevation drop below 1,080 feet above sea level, its lowest level since the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Art & Culture
The West’s Drought Makes Lake Mead Perfect for Exploring Underwater Ruins

A crashed WWII B-29 Bomber is being currently discovered by scuba divers.

July 10, 2015

2015. Conan Mad Max

Art & CultureFilm + TV
WATCH: Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter Head to Comic-Con in Style

“We should’ve hit La Jolla by now…”

July 09, 2015

2015. Ratatat press photo uncredited

Read Ratatat’s Excellent Track-By-Track Annotation of “Magnifique” on Genius

“Well, here you go, dummies.”

July 09, 2015