Taiwan artisans fuse reality and fantasy in miniature worlds

“I like to try to make anything, whether it’s clean, old or dirty, to let my imagination run wild,” he told AFP. His creations range from a replica of a 40-year-old grocery store in central Taiwan that caught his eye, to an imaginary “secret maintenance base” for a legion of Minions made from a discarded […]

Yahoo Sports will stream free NFL games with a side of video chat

As with the last two seasons, you won’t need to be a Verizon customer to watch the games for free. You will, however, need to be watching through a smartphone or tablet, as Verizon’s streaming rights don’t extend to computers, or connected TV devices. (Some games will be unavailable on tablets as well.) That’s a […]

Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?

With one significant exception, the five characters delivering these soliloquies of privilege are well-off and left-leaning. They live in the big, important cities, the ones with booming industries and beach access. They’re mostly involved in entertainment, whether as a diehard theatre-lover, an actor or a YouTube self-help guru. They listen to NPR and read the […]

What’s All the Hype About the ‘Travis Scott Meal’ at McDonald’s? Vulture Investigates.

The ad for the Travis Scott Meal, which was released today, features Scott as a Happy Meal toy of himself showing off the combo, which he touts as his “same order since back in Houston.” This gesture toward authenticity (eat the very same thing Travis Scott eats!) wrapped within so many layers of artifice (a […]

Our Time Machine: a moving documentary on art, family and dementia

The fragility of memory, the tension between fantasy and reality, and the family bonds forged in hardship and joy are tenderly interwoven in Our Time Machine, which won the award for best cinematography at last year’s Tribeca film festival. Co-directed by Yang Sun and S Leo Chiang, the documentary charts the evolution of Maleonn’s ambitious […]

‘Parks And Recreation’ Reunion Special: The Pawnee Posse Is Back, Along With Some Sheltered-In Faves

“I think her intention was to join us in our marital bed and wrap piano wire around my throat … apparently not my throat,” says Ron, whose intent is “to put a note around her neck and leave her down at the fire station.” Before Ron and Leslie give their goodbyes tonight, she asks about […]