Thurston Moore Talks About His New Album, Sonic Youth, and Sound Experimentation

The past years have hardly been smooth for Thurston Moore: from the indefinite hiatus of Sonic Youth to his well-publicized split with his ex-wife and bandmate Kim Gordon to a subsequent move across the pond to London in what on the surface seemed like something resembling a escape move. Still, throughout it all, the legendary guitarist has largely kept his head above water. So much so, he'll tell you, that he's now feeling a certain contentment he's never previously known. "A lot of the joy of the record has to do with a certain inherent happiness that was happening in see more

How a Camera Malfunction Became Fractured, a New Photo Book

Photographer Jeremy Kost has become known for his moody, sexually-charged photos that document chiseled models and habitués of the downtown New York club scene, images which were compiled into the books We Were All Innocent Once and It's Always Darkest Before Dawn. His latest outing, Fractured, builds upon a career that has focused on the male form, but, thanks to a happy accident, suffuses it with a meditative, dreamlike energy. see more

A Brief History of the World's Most Controversial Opera, Which Debuts in New York Tonight

Since its premiere in 1991, The Death of Klinghoffer has been decried as anti-semitic and as Zionist propaganda. That makes sense—the opera, created by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, is based on the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by the Palestinian Liberation Front and subsequent murder of 69-year-old wheelchair-bound American Jew Leon Klinghoffer. Tonight, New York's Metropolitan Opera will mount a production that's already mired in controversy. "The really ironic and sad fact," Adams has said, "is that the content of this opera is more relevant in 2014 than it was even in 1991." • • • see more

A Short Rundown on All the Facts You Should Know About Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is a serious matter. It's running rampant in West Africa, has crossed continental boundaries into Europe and North America, and, frankly, has a lot of smart people worried. But fear-driven fictions about what's going on and what to do have begun to outstrip facts and helpful advice. Hopefully, we can help you separate truth from bullshit, and come up with the plan—a real, workable plan—that will keep you both sane and healthy as scientists and doctors around the world combat this health crisis. see more

Well-Dressed Dog Makes Way More Money Than You

That high school diploma? The college degree? The semesters of tireless internships? Hope that all works out for you. Because a dog wearing a button-up shirt is raking in $15,000 a month. Cue the tears. see more

A New Breed of Sleek, Modern Recliners to Consider

More than 100 million LA-Z-Boys have been sold since 1928, most of them to football fans who, come Sunday, park themselves in the living room, beer in hand, screaming at the TV. But the enduring staple is getting an image rehab now that designers are turning out slimmer, sleeker models that don't rely on boxy rec-room aesthetics to be comfortable. "The best aspect of today's recliner is that it doesn't look like a recliner," says Michael Manes, president of the New York City–based European furniture importer M2L. "It's evolved into a modern piece of furniture with a lighter form and see more

You Can Wear Floral Fragrances This Fall. Here's How.

Here's the thing about conventional thinking, especially when it comes to grooming and style: The trends, patterns, and habits we've been indoctrinated with for years are open to change. see more

Jessie Ware on her New Album, Collaborating with Ed Sheeran, and Staying Humble

She's landed a top-five album in her native UK, was nominated for its prestigious Mercury Award, and collaborated with everyone from Disclosure to the late soul legend Bobby Womack. Still, ask Jessie Ware and she'll tell you she's hardly a pop star. "I'm putting shelves up at the moment," the British singer, who has toured around the globe in the previous two years, says calling from her London home on a recent afternoon. "So yah, not feeling like much of a pop star at the moment." It's in Ware's nature to be of the humble variety—the contemporary soul singer was see more
Movies + TV

The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 2: Meet the People Eaters

Let's talk about cannibalism, shall we? Tonight's installment of The Walking Dead, "Strangers", concludes with a gruesome revelation: the survivors of last week's raid on Terminus are munching merrily away on a bit of fire-roasted human thigh—all before the eyes of the thigh's former owner, Bob (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.). Well then! That's one way to establish irrefutable villainy. But while "No Sanctuary" conspired to portray Terminus mastermind Gareth (Andrew J. West) as an irresistibly charismatic pretty-boy in the register of, say, Andrew Scott's Moriarty, "Strangers" tries a little too hard to demonstrate his bona fides as a worthy season-wide threat. see more

Best Celebrity Instagrams of the Week: Jessica Alba's Hot Yoga, Idris Elba's Training Video, and Chewbacca's Butt

Every week we dive into the pool of celebrity Instagram posts to see what our favorite actors, artists, writers, musicians, DJs, designers, and notorious selfie-takers are posting. Below are recent shots that captured our attention—because they're funny, telling, timely, or all of the above. see more
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