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Disney loses bid to toss Muppet Babies copyright lawsuit

Kermit The FrogPhoto: Scott Gries/ImageDirect (Getty Images) The original ‘80s Muppet Babies cartoon is a licensing nightmare these days thanks to its regular use of clips from popular movies (and it’s not like we’d ever see a world where one massive company owns the Muppets and Star Wars and Indiana Jones), but the appeal of … Read more

Eight interiors styles – as seen inside designers’ own homes

The Collection | Interiors Eight interiors styles – as seen inside designers’ own homes (Image credit: Jason Ingram) From Scandi re-imagined to warm minimalist, each of these homes – located around the world – reflects a key style of décor. Dominic Lutyens takes a peek inside. A A new book, Inside, At Home with Great Designers, published … Read more

Review: Milk Crate Theatre’s DUST is a collaborative work in reframing lockdown

For over 20 years, Milk Crate Theatre have engaged with disadvantaged people, devising works which challenge norms of performance. Developed over the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, DUST was conceived over a number of zoom sessions before being fleshed-out in the person earlier this year. Drawing on themes of isolation and enforced reflection, the story centres … Read more

Where angels tread: a walk through LA’s oldest park – in pictures | Art and design

Frogtown Trail, Facing North, 2018 ‘The road leading to Angels Point is lined with palm trees and parked cars. On the asphalt, broken glass, used condoms and a deflated birthday balloon shimmer in the sun. Footprints snake out into the dry brush. All paths frequented, all paths alone. Old sycamores keep watch from above, etched … Read more

Accusers drop lawsuit against Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears

Tiffany Haddish (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images), Aries Spears (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Image: The A.V. Club A surprising story has come to a surprisingly quick end: The anonymous siblings who accused comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears of “intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor” in a lawsuit … Read more

Why Is Apple Music So Slow? How to Speed It Up

Photo: FellowNeko (Shutterstock) Apple Music’s app is one of its biggest weaknesses of its app-based streaming service, which seems…not ideal. Whether you’re on your iPhone or your Mac, the app has never been known for being particularly snappy; Reddit users in particular love to complain about it. If you’ve found the Apple Music app to … Read more

Kotaku’s Trombone Champ Impressions, Rhythm Game Now On Steam

I had seen screenshots of Trombone Champ earlier this week and thought it was some kind of Wii Music meme I’d completely missed. Now that I know it’s an actual game of its own, though, I am very glad I’ve had the chance to check it out. Developed by Holy Wow, Trombone Champ is currently … Read more

Lil Nas X sends homophobes pizza, declares crush on one of them

Lil Nas X, an artist whose media are music and trolling.Photo: Valerie Macon (Getty Images) Lil Nas X has been celebrated by the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, was nominated for a Grammy for his debut album, and was recently awarded the position of what is, to our knowledge, the very first “president” of a video … Read more

Movie fan Martin Scorsese loves Ti West’s Pearl

Martin Scorsese, Mia Goth as PearlPhoto: Kimberly White (Getty), Screenshot: A24 There are few things more coveted in our current cinema landscape than Martin Scorsese’s validation. Disagree? Do yourself the disservice of reading up on the reaction to the 79-year-old filmmaker’s disinterest in superhero movies. As we know, many people take Scorsese’s opinion very seriously. … Read more