This was just posted on Laura’s official website:
LM will play this year’s Camp Bestival in Dorset, taking place from 28th – 31st July. Tickets are on sale here. Also confirmed are The Correspondents, Caitlin Rose, House of Pain, Marcus Foster and more.
Ireland/Aberdeen: we’re not ignoring you, promise. You’re comments are all being registered and passed on. Official update coming soon.
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So Marcus Foster will be there, too. Twilight fans know him to be Robert Pattinson’s bestie, and his music is pretty good as well…;-D
When the Swedish pop ingenue Lykke Li first arrived in 2007 at all of 21, she was an adorable little thing, singing and shimmying with gumption. Her debut album, 2008’s Youth Novels, was as resolute and irrepressible as the best of her compatriots — Robyn, Nina Persson, Jens Lekman, even ABBA. And she enchanted a few notables along the way, including the rapper Drake, who sampled her “Little Bit” for an arresting mixtape deep cut. But there was a chill in the music — sax skronks, woozy keyboards, Kewpie-ish voice lurching to the brink of sadness — that her co-conspirator Bjorn Yttling helped install to keep things from ever getting too cute. Continue reading
By CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
December 3, 2010
ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they’re an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling. Zombies are a target-rich environment, literally and figuratively. The more you fill them with bullets, the more interesting they become. Roughly 5.3 million people watched the first episode of “The Walking Dead” on AMC, a stunning 83 percent more than the 2.9 million who watched the Season 4 premiere of “Mad Men.” This means there are at least 2.4 million cable-ready Americans who might prefer watching Christina Hendricks if she were an animated corpse.
Statistically and aesthetically that dissonance seems perverse. But it probably shouldn’t. Mainstream interest in zombies has steadily risen over the past 40 years. Zombies are a commodity that has advanced slowly and without major evolution, much like the staggering creatures George Romero popularized in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” What makes that measured amplification curious is the inherent limitations of the zombie itself: You can’t add much depth to a creature who can’t talk, doesn’t think and whose only motive is the consumption of flesh. You can’t humanize a zombie, unless you make it less zombie-esque. There are slow zombies, and there are fast zombies— that’s pretty much the spectrum of zombie diversity. It’s not that zombies are changing to fit the world’s condition; it’s that the condition of the world seems more like a zombie offensive. Something about zombies is becoming more intriguing to us. And I think I know what that something is.
Here are the nominees of the People’s Choice Awards 2011! My choices for the award are in bold writing! What do you think? Who should win an award? Any artists, movies etc. you miss? By the way, you can vote here!
Alice in Wonderland
Iron Man 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Toy Story 3
Favorite Movie Actor
Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Action Movie
The Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper has decided that the Simpsons — the cartoon world’s most famous family — are one of its own. TIME takes a look at other moments when the Roman Catholic Church mixed with contemporary culture