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Dirty, Slimy, and Eruptive: Earth Porn for Earth Day

What makes this video so much fun is its conscious adoption of porn credits and its Blaxploitation “What you doin’ later” soundtrack…

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“The Great Comet” Shows a New Side of Josh Groban

Inspired by “War and Peace,” this musical gets some magic from a major pop star — who himself is transformed by the role.

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Adidas Originals: Trippy, Hippy and Happy

Possibly the strangest, most entertaining and most discussable ad of 2017 so far is a spot for Adidas Originals, “Original Is Never Finished.” Set to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” — in itself not an original idea — this nearly psychedelic spot reinterprets the tune in a hyper-contemporary

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Goodbye to “Hello Again”

Before today’s profusion of media, most of us woke up each morning to a favorite local radio station. Before they were “on-air personalities,” morning DJs introduced us groggy teens to each new day with our favorite music and just enough information to help us navigate

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Born to Be Wild – Again

Is there a tune that gets the heart beating faster than Steppenwolf‘s iconic “Born to Be Wild?” To promote its high-powered new AMG model, Mercedes-Benz amps up the tune and leans furiously into its biker imagery. Directed by the Coen brothers, this spot takes an