There’s a lot of ways to describe Jordan Peele ’s Nope : an update on “Watch the Skies!” sci-fi from the 1950s; a tribute to Steven Spielberg’s 1970s blockbuster building blocks (what if those Close Encounter of the Third Kind UFOs were just hungry, extraterrestrial great white sharks?); a 21st century meta-text about what we watch and why we keep watching it. All 100-percent accurate. But read the reviews and explainers and numerous think pieces on Peele’s latest blend of horror and commentary, and there’s one word that keeps popping up, again and again. It’s mentioned when they talk about Jupiter’s Claim, the modest frontier-themed amusement park run by Steven Yuen’s former child actor, who once played a pint-sized sheriff in a movie and still takes his fancy sartorial cues from that role. It’s namechecked in the film posters you see at Haywood Ranch, notably Buck and the Preacher and Duel at Diablo . You can see traces of it in the movie’s scenes of folks handling horses … [Read more...] about How Do You Make a Western in the 21st Century?
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If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Since they were founded in 1969, Sony has been one of the largest electronics companies in the world (did you know is was Samsung , not Apple, that invented the first MP3 phone?). While you may be more familiar with their standout sound bars , their latest headphones of 2022 (and even their classic picks) are just as praise-worthy. Related: What to Know About Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked” Event The company continues to expand and innovate their audio lines, even acquiring Harman International Industries in 2016, best known for their Harman Kardon audio division. The best Samsung headphones deliver must-have features like active noise-cancellation, all-day battery life, and 360 Audio, which all elevate their headphones without sacrificing on good-quality sound. We’ve found four pairs that stand out from the pack, and prove that … [Read more...] about RS Recommends: The Best Samsung Headphones to Buy Right Now
Karina Longworth ’s house is, quite possibly, haunted. This is not necessarily something she has experienced herself, she tells me of her pale-pink 1926 Mediterranean, where Longworth could be found one July morning on the frond-shadowed patio. But it is something she has on authority from a friend who drunkenly stumbled in from the pool one night and heard, in the empty home, a dinner party going on in the dining room upstairs. Since then, the hauntedness or unhauntedness of Longworth’s abode has become a matter of some debate. “My friend thinks my house is haunted,” she says wryly. “I think he drinks too much.” Either way, there is certainly no one better at reviving Hollywood ’s ghosts than Longworth. A film critic and historian, she is best known for the podcast You Must Remember This, which she researches, writes, and records in a tiny foam-lined closet off the downstairs office of her husband, director Rian Johnson. In the eight years since she launched the podcast with an … [Read more...] about How Karina Longworth Brought Sex and Sleaze Back to Hollywood History
SPOILER ALERT: THE FOLLOWING STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SEASON 3 OF NETFLIX ’S NEVER HAVE I EVER . Netflix’s Never Have I Ever dropped its third season on Friday and with it, an explosive cliffhanger of an ending that will have to satisfy fans— who will no doubt have theories to keep them busy with—until the series returns for its final run. Yes, Never Have I Ever will be ending with Season 4 but there’s still so much more that needs to happen before Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and the gang graduate from high school. In the meantime, let’s break down the events from Season 3. Our girl Devi has come a long way since the shy and awkward 15-year-old that was introduced when the series began. She’s making adult decisions like declining a coveted seat at the Shrubland School, a boarding school in Colorado offering a special program for academically gifted seniors, which would be a huge push for her admittance to an Ivy League school upon … [Read more...] about ‘Never Have I Ever’ Boss On Surprise Season 3 Cliffhanger & What It Means For The Future
Right from the start, In Search of… stood out. I discovered N.E.R.D.’s 2002 debut at a Best Buy on the rim of Houston’s I-10 loop, sitting at the front of the store on a blue kiosk marked $6.99. I was a first-year high school English teacher, struggling to pull together all the things expected of me. There was this unfussy album cover staring at me, with a twenty-something Black guy on a battered-looking couch in a nondescript apartment playing a video game in his house clothes, blankly staring at an off-screen TV, blissfully unaware of the camera. The cover drew me in with its mundane imagery — a breath of fresh air compared to the bad-boy glamor on the covers of the rap albums I was also buying around that time. Nearly every N.ER.D. fan has a story like this about the first time In Search Of … crossed their radar. And over the next 20 years, the album became a touchstone to the next generation of visionaries. Created by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, a.k.a. … [Read more...] about How N.E.R.D.’s Debut Brought the Dawn of a Boundless Era