THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.
CHICANO BATMAN stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
DEAR VALLY stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
FLEETWOOD MAC's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie share "In My World" ahead of their duets album.
IT'S INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH: NPR has a playlist.
RAY DAVIES talks to the New Statesman about hipsters, Pete Townshend, and fleeing Britain.
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER talks to Drowned In Sound about health issues, working solo, and more...
JENN GRANT talks to PopMatters about staying connected to inspiration.
NINA SIMONE's home is the subject of a preservation effort.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Fate of the Furious easily topped the holiday chart with 100.2MM dollahs; that's considerably less than the prior installment, but that one was also the late Paul Walker's swan song. It's higher than F6 and worldwide, F8 is already over half a billion. The Boss Baby placed with 15.6MM; that's a distant second but a leggy 41 percent drop. Beauty and the Beast showed with 13.6MM on an almost-as-leggy 42 percent drop as the film runs thru the billion-dollar milestone globally. Smurfs: The Lost Village takes the fourth slot with 6.5MM on a 50 percent drop, but with a worldwide total over 95MM to date. The remake of Going In Style rounds out the Top Five with 6.4MM on a surprisingly steep (for a senior-targeted comedy) 47 percent drop.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI dropped a teaser trailer in conjuntion with the Celebration convention.
CARRIE FISHER, contra prior reports, will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX.
BEN AFFLECK continues to live in the guest house of the family home in L.A.
MIKE JUDGE: The Bard of Suck.
SYRIA: A suicide car bomber has killed and injured at least 100 people and fractured a complex deal to evacuate four besieged towns in Syria, leaving thousands of people trapped in limbo.
SOUTH SUDAN's civil war is now genocide, with violence perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging African leaders to do more to end the conflict in which tens of thousands of people have been killed.
THE UNITED NATIONS: From 2004 to 2007, nine Haitian children were exploited by a child sex ring involving at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, according to a U.N. report obtained by The Associated Press.
APRIL THE GIRAFFE gave birth, then kicked a vet in the crotch to protect her calf.
A BEAR plays peek-a-boo with a small girl, as a thick window pevents the cute bear from attacking.
A MASSIVE, CAVE-DWELLING SPIDER has been discovered in Mexico.
A BADGER crashed a BBQ, decided to sample a human.