Bob Dylan Releases 17-Minute Song About JFK Assassination

For years, Bob Dylan fans have spoken in a sort of hushed awe about the longest song he ever released, “Highlands,” an album side-length 1997 track that ran 16 minutes and 31 seconds. Now, 23 years later, he’s slightly outdone himself. As the clock struck midnight on the east coast Friday morning, March 27, Dylan released a new song, “Murder Most Foul,” that has a running time just seconds shy of the 17-minute mark — and it’s an epic free association ...

ESL One’s Cosplay Contest Judge Shares Secrets To Cosplaying Success

As a long-standing element of all ESL One festivals, the cosplay competition has been a major component of its programming, and a big draw for participants looking to win cash prizes and a little recognition.  Though ESL One Los Angeles’s cosplay competition, along with what would have been the first major ‘Dota’ tournament in the City of Angels, has been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, we still sat down with its organizer and main judge to garner some general ...

DJs Share Songs Getting Them Through Coronavirus Concerns

As people around the world are being asked to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it can cause some to feel stir-crazy as well as experience anxiety about the virus itself. While this time can take some adjusting to, practicing self-care — whether that be doing face masks, listening to music or eating comforting food — can help reduce anxiety and stress. For those that find solace in music, six DJs have shared what music they’re listening to ...

The Art of Growing Up: Life Lessons from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

The poet Maya Angelou once said: “To grow up costs the earth, the earth. It means you take responsibility for the time you take up, for the space you occupy. It’s serious business. And you find out what it costs us to love and to lose, to dare and to fail. And maybe even more, to succeed.” That’s true in life, but it’s especially true in the films of Hayao Miyazaki. The legendary Japanese animator, screenwriter, and Studio Ghibli co-founder ...