AFTER YESTERDAY's SICK DAY, I am trying to get back to full speed. Let's get to it:
THE ORWELLS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
STRAND OF OAKS plays a solo piano mini-set at The Current.
THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE advance streams Pleasure Suck.
POND shares "The Weather."
THE FEELIES: Keep Calm and Carry On.
FEIST talks to Pitchfork about the return of Broken Social Scene, the structure of Pleasure, collaborators, and more.
CHUCK BERRY Taught Me How To Be An American.
THE BEST AND WORST Actor Music Video Cameos.
BRANGELEXIT: Brad Pitt hides out in an art studio sculpting and listening to break-up ballads while Angelina Jolie travels the world with the kids.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE & DARREN ARONOFSKY are going strong.
MEL GIBSON, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.
WONDER WOMAN: Gal Gadot gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Maya, this week.
THANDIE NEWTON is addressing the lack of roles for people of color in the UK.
ROMAN POLANSKI: Los Angeles prosecutors said in a court filing ahead of a hearing on Monday that the fugitive movie maker could not dictate the terms of his return to the United States from afar.
JENNY SLATE is profiled at Vulture.
CHUCK BARRIS, the goofball host of The Gong Show who also was the manic mastermind behind two other spontaneous game-show classics, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, has died. He was 87.
FRENCH police are seeking clues why an airport attacker who shouted he wanted to "die for Allah" attacked. Ooh, that's a puzzler.
RUSSIA is writing the book on cyberwar.
NORTH KOREA has doubled the size of its facility for enriching uranium in recent years, according to the United Nations’ top nuclear inspector, who voiced doubt that a diplomatic agreement can end leader Kim Jong Un’s weapons programs.
A GREAT WHITE SHARK circled a Hawaii fisherman's kayak for over an hour.
FEMALE COCKROACHES can breed for years and multiply their numbers dozens of times alone, without ever mating with a male.
THE DINGO: Pest or endangered species? Villain or environmental savior? Maybe it ate your baby!
THE GREAT EAVERS LAUGHTER OF 2017 at Birmingham's historic Roebuck Golf Course began one January morning. It didn't stop until 17 beavers were dead.