We're thrilled to announce that the new issue of RELEVANT is here. In this issue, we go inside the incredible rise and startling fall of Invisible Children, and find out why the group's co-founder Jason Russell says "I feel like Kony won."
We also talk to Angelina Jolie and the Lone Bellow, and bring together a panel of experts for our annual discussion about the year in music. Check it out here ... Discuss
This week we present the winners of the 2015 Oskarz.biz awards, featuring guest host Jon Acuff. Plus, author Rebekah Lyons, Jesse’s Nickelback challenge recap and much more. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Read More
Leonard Nimoy, the legendary sci-fi icon who portrayed Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series, has passed away in his home in Bel Air. He was 83. His wife confirmed that he had succumbed to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition Mr. Nimoy had announced he had last year.
Nimoy was a poet and photographer in addition to being an actor, but his Mr. Spock was one of pop culture's most celebrated figures. A deeply logical, almost robot-like member of the Starship Enterprise, his inability to process emotion endeared him to his crew and his millions of fans. Indeed, he was the only member of the original cast J.J. Abrams asked to join the blockbuster reboot. William Shatner may have been the face of the landmark series, but Nimoy was undeniably its heart and soul—rather ironic, given his character's temperament. He lived long. He prospered. Discuss
The Mumford & Sons hiatus appears to be over. The band posted a short video on Twitter, teasing some sort of “big news” that will drop on Monday. In addition to ending a lengthy break, the short clip was notable for another reason: It appears the famously-folk outfit has ditched their acoustic guitars and banjos, and have gone electric ... Discuss
After splitting the Internet in a bitter fight that divided households, pit brother against sister and neighbor against neighbor, the debate has been settled. The actual makers of “The Dress” have spoken, and there should be no more discussion on the matter. Just for a little context, last night, a photo of a lacey, striped patterned dressed made some seriously insane rounds on the Internet, setting a new record for Buzzfeed traffic. Because of some weird optical anomaly, some people saw the two colors of the dress as white and gold. Others, saw it as blue and black. Finally, after a long night arguing, debate and a shocking number of science think pieces, the war is over, and team BlueAndBlack has won. At 3:36 am, last night, the makers of the infamous dress, Roman Originals, tweeted out this image and message: “We can confirm #TheDress is blue and black! We should know!” That settles it. Apologies accepted, gold-seers ... Discuss
Your childhood was a sensitive time. You had a sense of childlike faith that everything you were told was true, and you wanted it to be true, because how could anything wonderful not also be true? Well, put your childhood on a high shelf and protect it from the thieves and wolves, because it is a fragile thing and reality is a cruel and reckless tyrant. The Huffington Post has released a report on MTV's Pimp My Ride (don't ask why. Who knows why anyone does anything?) and the results are very sad. The show, which fixed up contestants' clunkers with some truly absurd custom features, has now been accused of multiple travesties. Some contestants said producers forced them to remove the add-ons after taping. Others talked about items that "were occasionally put into cars with no intention of them ever working in real life."
So the long and short of it is that Pimp My Ride was a complete lie and Xzibit can't be trusted and why do we ever love anything when it always turns out to be a fabrication. Yo, dawg, I heard you like deception ... Discuss