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  1. Do You Like (Fake) Drugs? ‘Lucy,’ NZT-48, and a Defin...

    Amos Barshad

    Drugs in real life: bad. Drugs in movies: also usually pretty bad. Discussing the theoretical consumption of fake drugs in movies: good clean fun. In honor of this week's Lucy -- in which Scarlett Johansson goes from drug mule to unstoppable for...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. A Few Takeaways From the Big ‘New Yorker’ Darren Aron...

    Amos Barshad

    If you haven't yet gotten psyched for Darren Aronofsky's Noah -- a very expensive, crazy ambitious, and super-dark reimagining of the flood story -- well, what's your deal, man? But also: Here comes a big ol' Darren Aronofsky prof...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  3. Applesauce and Solitaire: Doing Old People Stuff With Danny Brown...

    Amos Barshad

    The idea was simple enough. Danny Brown — the 32-year-old drug-guzzling Detroit MC who has made some of the rawest, oddest, and best rap music of the last few years — has a new album. It's called Old. So let's do stuff that old people do....

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. The Dude Who Wrote Cool Runnings and Little Giants Was on Heroin ...

    Amos Barshad

    His name is Tommy Swerdlow, he's been clean since 2007, and the reason we're talking about any of this now is that he's trying to crowdfund a movie loosely based on his drug experiences, and he's using a Reddit AMA, which has of course explored in pa...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  5. The Great 2013 Bonnaroo Grab Bag: R. Kelly, DIIV, Paul McCartney,...

    Amos Barshad

    Boobs, Part 1 Thursday, 1 p.m., Bonnaroo Press Conference: a brief conversation between Matt & Kim and John Oates (but not, unfortunately, Daryl Hall) Kim: [We're calling the tour] Twelve Weeks of Summer Raging. Twelve weeks is about as long ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  6. The Inevitable Justin Bieber Weed Bust Is Here

    Amos Barshad

    Bad news, fellow Beliebers: Justin Bieber has been busted in Sweden. With drugs. Well, with weed. Also, a stun gun. The news came first via Stockholm police, who said Bieber's tour bus was searched because cops smelled what they believed was mari...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  7. 'Popping a Molly Can Make You Feel Happy and Sexy': MDMA Hits Loc...

    Amos Barshad

    Earlier this month, the rapper Joe Budden — he's a "star" of VH1's Love & Hip Hop, but you probably still know him best for "Pump It Up" — went on local New York affiliate Fox 5 News to bravely tell his story. See, all summer he'd been ex...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  8. Franco Does Bieber, in the Name of Harmony Korine

    Amos Barshad

    Back in the spring, when James Franco was shooting Spring Breakers — Harmony Korine's much-anticipated teensploitation crime flick — James shot a video of himself, in character as the corn-rowed drug dealer Alien, singing along to a few b...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  9. Songs of the Week: Nude Beach, Girls, Drugs, and Claymation Viole...

    Amos Barshad

    Nude Beach, "Some Kinda Love" WFMU The Best Show's Tom Scharpling directs, and provides a perfectly bare-bones pop-up video kind of vibe — until the narrator's spiraling personal life gets in the way. Now this is how you make awesome video...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  10. Nelly Has the Best Weed Carriers

    Amos Barshad

    When potheads Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg were arrested on drug charges in Sierra Blanca, Texas, it made perfect sense. When Armie Hammer was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas, it was a little surprising, considering the young man's clean-cut image; ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Songs of the Week: Trae the Truth Reps Texas, Jessie Ware Talks S...

    Amos Barshad

    Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, "Shame" No, sadly, the music video for "Shame" is not a shot-for-shot remake of the bathroom scene in Shame with Michael Fassbender (and his penis) being played by Freddie Gibbs (and his penis). Instead we get Gangsta G...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  12. Songs of the Week: Arcade Fire Channels Katniss Everdeen, Schoolb...

    Amos Barshad

    Rocket Juice and the Moon feat. Erykah Badu, "Hey Shooter" So you're maybe thinking, "Hey, Grantland, didn't you just warn me that Damon Albarn's new Flea-and-Tony Allen-featuring band Rocket Juice and the Moon was escalating the oddball musica...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  13. Steven Tyler's Botched National Anthem Not Botched Enough

    Amos Barshad

    If, for some reason, - maybe your grandmother was in town, or maybe you were orchestrating a low-level drug transaction? — you did not spend your Sunday watching every minute of football-related television, you might have missed one thing: Stev...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. The Weeknd Drops His Return of the Jedi

    Amos Barshad

    Abel Tesfaye, the louche R&B don/prominent drug consumer that records as The Weeknd, has has the Internet firmly on his jock since he dropped his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, in March of this year. Then came another mixtape, Thursday, and "C...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  15. Eddie Murphy Gets Mayoral

    Amos Barshad

    Looks like Eddie Murphy, post Tower Heist, is not quite ready to head back into the warm embrace of crappy family comedies: He's now attached to play Marion Barry, the troubled former Washington, D.C. mayor who served six months on drug charges in th...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  16. Vengeance, Drugs, and Afghanistan: Which TV Procedurals Are Worth...

    Amos Barshad

    You're busy and only have time for so many murders per week. So which TV procedurals are actually worth your time? We consulted the plot descriptions for this week's grisliest dramas and, below, offer our best advice on how to manage your viewing sch...

    Blog | November 14, 2011