The question isn't whether "The Wolf of Wall Street" can live up to its Yeezus-soundtracked trailer; it's whether it can live up to the animated GIFs plucked from that trailer. Here's a collection of all the moments you'll already know by heart before the opening credits roll, thanks to the magic of Web 1.0 technology. Or as Kanye would say, "I’m living the future so the present is my past."
These days Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" only seems edgy to the seventh graders who read it in English class. However, when the story was published in The New Yorker in 1948, it caused a mighty uproar with readers. This week, the magazine looks back at the hundreds of letters from bewildered, angry readers, and Jackson's own response to all the criticism. You'll certainly never underestimate this familiar little story ever gain.
Speaking of edgy, VICE returns to the forefront of raw journalism this week with a photo essay from within the Hollywood Wax Museum, which they've crowned "the worst wax museum in America." I've heard of bad remakes before, but this is ridiculous! (That was my attempt at the worst wax museum joke in America.)
Instead of planning to leave New York City to escape the August heat, how about we all simply travel over to Lincoln Center and soak up a month's worth of air conditioning during their David Bowie screening series? That's twelve movies ranging from "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (which inspired parts of Philip K. Dick's VALIS) to comfy old "Labyrinth." Apparently Bowie's still got that acting bug: he was just offered a role on the new season of "Hannibal."