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Lana Del Rey’s greatest songs – ranked!

As her breakthrough album Born to Die turns 10, we pick the best of an artist whose beautiful, damned aesthetic changed the course of popApparently inspired by the suicide of a friend and remixed by Cedric Gervais into that rarest of things – a party-starting Lana Del Rey banger – Summertime Sadness was a hook-laden highlight of her second album Born to Die, later becoming a key text in the #prettywhenyoucry “sad girl” aesthetic Del Rey inadvertently spawned. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Culture, Pop and rock, Del Rey, Cedric Gervais

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 12/7/21

Legendary comic book creator George Pérez says he has inoperable cancer George Pérez, who worked on The New Teen Titans, Crisis On Infinite Earths, and more iconic books, has pancreatic cancer Sam Barsanti December 7 2021   Daredevil: Chip Zdarsky Teases Woman Without Fear & Devil's Reign Crossover Daredevil: Woman Without Fear writer Chip Zdarsky t...
Tags: Comics, New York City, Olympus, Jeremy, John Freeman, Huda, Eric Lewis, Del Rey, Darius, Wyo, Chip Zdarsky, Mike Rhode, Comics Research Bibliography, Etelka Lehoczky, George Perez, Milton Griepp

Lana Del Rey Reclaims Her Narrative on Gently Defiant ‘Blue Banisters’: Album Review

Arriving a mere seven months after “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” all signs pointed to Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Banisters” being a companion piece. Proximity, it turns out, is all they have in common. While “Chemtrails” found Del Rey channeling singer-songwriters of yesteryear with dreamy Laurel Canyon musings, her latest is imbued with an urgency […]
Tags: Reviews, Lana Del Rey, News, Album Reviews, Mike Dean, Del Rey, Laurel Canyon, Chemtrails Over the Country Club

Lana Del Rey – “Arcadia”

In March, the day after she released her Chemtrails Over The Country Club LP, Lana Del Rey announced another new album called Rock Candy Sweet, set for release on June 1. By April she had revised her plans: The album would now be called Blue Banisters, and it would be out July 4. By May, we were privy to three songs from the album: the title track, “Textbook,” and “Wildflower Wildfire.” And on Independence Day, when the album did not drop as scheduled, Del Rey served up new and improved Blue Ban...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Arcadia, New Music, Del Rey, Blue Banisters

Magic, Family Drama, and a Chaotic Kingdom Collide in Rory Power's Adult Fantasy Debut

Author Rory Power earned acclaim for her YA fantasy novels Wilder Girls and Burn Our Bodies Down, but in 2022 she’ll be making her adult fantasy debut with In a Garden Burning Gold, a tale of magical twins that’s inspired in part by her Greek heritage. io9 is excited to reveal the cover and first excerpt from Power’s…Read more...
Tags: Shutterstock, Science, Power, Getty Images, Birds, Rhea, Baba, Del Rey, Eleni, Flightless Birds, Rory Power, Moons Of Saturn, Ratites, Kymithi, Prehistory Of Brazil, Alexandros Lexos

Star Wars Bits: Rogue Squadron, The High Republic, Vader’s Castle, The Clone Wars, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron finds writer in Matthew Robinson Star Wars: The High Republic Wave 2 is here Del Rey adds to Star Wars Legends Essentials Collection Star Wars Adventures: Ghosts of Vader’s Castle haunts Halloween The Clone Wars receives Emmy nominations And more! Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Finds Writer in Matthew Robinson According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Matthew Robinson   is penning the script for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which Patty...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Ricky Gervais, Tbs, Darth Vader, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Ewoks, George Lucas, Dora, Scott, Robinson, Luke, Conan O Brien, Gideon

Housing for homeless at Westside parks, beaches? LA will study it.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to move forward with a feasibility study on the possibility of housing homeless people in temporary cabins or camping sites in certain westside parks and beach parking lots — a proposal that has drawn heated opposition from some neighborhood groups. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who proposed the idea, insisted that the action asks only for a “feasibility study,” and was not a final decision on whether such housing would actually be instal...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Housing, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Parks, Carter, Marina, Echo Park

Celebrate The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's 42nd on Towel Day With Wonderful New Art

Fans of author Douglas Adams in general and his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in particular know that today, May 25, is the international holiday known as “Towel Day.” To celebrate, io9 has some wonderful illustrations to share from Del Rey’s new edition of Adams’ beloved classic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Douglas Adams, Adams, Del Rey

Star Wars Bits: 30 Years of Thrawn, Inside Galaxy’s Edge, Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Timothy Zahn talks 30 years of Thrawn Kristin Baver talks Skywalker: A Family at War Inside The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Knights of the Old Republic gets a remake? Star Wars: Visions & Ronin Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up And more! Timothy Zahn Talks 30 Years of Thrawn In Star Wars Insider #202, author Timothy Zahn talks to Brandon Wainerdi about the phone call that spawned Heir to the Empire and introduced the world to Grand Admiral Thraw...
Tags: Star-Wars, Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Disney, Hasbro, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Jason, Stellan Skarsgard, Daisy Ridley, Charlotte, Amy, Josh, Alexander, Tom

Lana Del Rey Reveals New Album, ‘Blue Banisters,’ Due July 4

Lana Del Rey has revealed that a new album, titled “Blue Banisters,” is coming July 4. In posts to her Instagram and Twitter accounts on Tuesday night, Del Rey wrote, “Blue Banisters. Album out July 4,” alongside what looks to be the album artwork. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lana Del […]
Tags: Lana Del Rey, News, Instagram, Del Rey, Lana Del

‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Wave II Titles Announced

Star Wars is eternal, and even when there aren’t new movies or TV shows for fans to obsess over, there are still things like The High Republic, a series of interconnected books that are set 200 years before the events of the Skywalker saga. A whole new wave of High Republic titles have just been announced, including comic books, serialized fiction, young adult novels, and more. There’s something for seemingly everyone here, provided you’re gaga for all-things Star Wars. Check out the Star Wars:...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Republic, Lucasfilm, Lily, Daniel Jose Older, Skywalker, Kriss, Del Rey, Coruscant, Nihil, Star-Wars, Syl, Phil Noto, Cavan Scott

Lana Del Rey, Zella Day, and Weyes Blood Deliver 21st Century Laurel Canyon Grandeur to ‘For Free’

The trio’s Joni Mitchell cover is a fitting finale to Del Rey’s new album
Tags: Joni Mitchell, Del Rey, Lana Del Rey Zella Day, Laurel Canyon Grandeur

Some Mandalorian Books Have Been Canceled, But Not for the Reason You Think

Fans looking forward to the universe of The Mandalorian expanding in print are going to be disappointed, as two future books centered on the Disney+ Star Wars franchise have been cancelled. But it’s not for the reason you think.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Boba Fett, Del Rey, Disney Star Wars, Pablo Hidalgo, Ahsoka Tano, Fortnite, Disney Publishing, Adam Christopher, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Phil Szostak, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians

Breaking Down Star Wars: The High Republic—Old Jedi, New Tech, and Fascinating Connections

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic stories is upon us, painting the broad strokes of what we can expect to see in this era, centuries before the Skywalker saga. After checking in with the new books and comics that hit shelves last week, we’re already getting a picture of some intriguing connections—and a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Star Wars The High Republic

The High Republic's Writers on Bringing New Voices and Fresh Perspectives to the Star Wars Galaxy

The High Republic is one of the biggest gambles the publishing branch of the Star Wars galaxy has taken since Lucasfilm was sold to Disney and its entire canon was rebooted. As Star Wars begins to explore the pathways of streaming and lies waiting at the box office for a few years, it’s unequivocally a setting the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, IDW, Del Rey, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Michael Siglain

Star Wars: The High Republic Is as Refreshing as It Is Familiar

Adding something truly new to the canon of Star Wars media has to strike a delicate, daunting balance. Anything so vastly removed from what we know about the franchise—particularly the Skywalker saga—has to balance feeling worthy of being called new, while paradoxically still delivering that vague, yet tangible, feel…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, Skywalker, IDW, Del Rey, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland

Lana Del Rey Responds To Student Newspaper Article About Whether She Should Be Cancelled

Last month, Lana Del Rey held a surprise signing for her new poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles. At the signing, Del Rey wore a mask that appeared to be mesh, and this pissed a lot of people off. Infections disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong said he was “not very confident” that Del Rey’s mask would help prevent the spread of COVID-19: “You might as well be wearing nothing.” Del Rey is a veteran of dumb public controversies, and this one follo...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Los Angeles, Donald Trump, University Of Michigan, LDR, Barnes Noble, Del Rey, Michigan Daily, Peter Chin Hong

Celebrate Grand Admiral Thrawn's 30th Birthday Next Year With New Books, Fancy Books, and Old Books (on T-Shirts!)

In 1991, the Star Wars universe changed forever. After a few years of quiet, the Expanded Universe exploded in scope and reach, kicking off with a series of novels from Timothy Zahn that brought us the story of what happened after Return of the Jedi. With it came the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn and 30 years later,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Drew Struzan, Thrawn, Out Of Print, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising, Thrawn Ascendancy Greater Good, Heir To The Empire

A Look Inside Empire Strikes Back's Anniversary Anthology Reveals the Unsung Hero of Echo Base

Sure, Luke Skywalker did some psychic magic and blew up a superweapon. Princess Leia is a charismatic commander on the front lines. Han Solo is ride or die for his friends and fellow rebels, especially if he can cut up a tauntaun in the process. But the Rebel Alliance is not three people. It’s built on the shoulders…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Lgbtq, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Book Excerpt, Rebel Alliance, Del Rey, Empire Strikes Back, Cb Lee, Chase Wilsorr

Lana Del Rey – “Let Me Love You Like A Woman”

Lana Del Rey has shared a new song, "Let Me Love You Like A Woman," which is presumably the first single from her upcoming album Chemtrails Over The Country Club. Del Rey's follow-up to last year's Norman Fucking Rockwell! was previously scheduled to be released in September, but Del Rey postponed … More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell, Country Club Del Rey

Infectious Disease Specialist Concludes Lana Del Rey’s Mesh Face Mask Is “Interesting” But Ineffective

This past weekend, Lana Del Rey held a surprise book signing for her new poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass at a Los Angeles Barnes & Noble. Photos from the signing went viral, mostly because Del Rey wore a sheer mesh see-through face mask that didn't seem to cover … More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Del Rey, Los Angeles Barnes Noble Photos

Lana Del Rey Talks Screaming On New Album, Clubbing With Joan Baez In Interview Chat With Jack Antonoff

At one point Lana Del Rey was supposed to release her new album Chemtrails Over The Country Club this past Friday. Well, it's not out yet, but the promo machine has kicked into gear. Last week Del Rey shared an update from a video shoot for the title track, teasing lead single "Let … More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Joan Baez, Country Club, Del Rey, Jack Antonoff

Chaos Rising Is a Fascinating, Inscrutably Alien Look Into One of Star Wars' Most Mysterious Species

Star Wars races, by and large, aren’t really all that alien. The ones that are tend to be there more for background flavor, because the races we do spend time with are either humans, or just human-ish enough that what little we learn about their cultures already feels familiar. But the Chiss, the people of Thrawn…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Book Review, Lucasfilm, Penguin Random House, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Thrawn, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising

With Election Day approaching, LA County calls for prioritized voting services at public housing complexes

LOS ANGELES — The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 1, called on county election officials to ensure the availability of voting services at public housing facilities, following news that mail service was recently suspended at a Del Ray-area housing complex. The board approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Hilda Solis that calls on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office to prioritize voting services at or near public housing facilities, and conduct outreach to residents about optio...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Los Angeles Times, U S Postal Service, LA County, Solis, Culver City, Del Rey, Hilda Solis, Del Ray, The Board of Supervisors, Banc of California Stadium, Mar Vista Gardens, LA Orange, Fairplex Newsom

Star Wars Ventures Deep Into Thrawn's Past in This Ascendancy: Chaos Rising Excerpt

In Star Wars’ current canon, we’ve seen Thrawn’s rise as one of the Empire’s most cunning Grand Admirals. Books have shown us how he left his homeworld and the unknown regions to explore “our” side of the Star Wars galaxy, but Timothy Zahn’s latest trilogy is delving back into that past, and io9 has a look inside.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Book Excerpt, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Thrawn, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising

Chiss Names Are Some of Star Wars' Coolest Bullshit

Star Wars is full of cool bullshit which is, in many ways, why we love such an absurd behemoth in the first place. Space wizards with laser swords? Extremely bullshit, and very cool (some of the time). Blaster pistols? They go pew pew, what’s not to love. Starfighters? They go pew pew and fly in space, what’s not to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Language, Linguistics, Lucasfilm, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Thrawn, Chiss, Thrawn Ascendancy Chaos Rising

The Mandalorian's First Tie-In Novel Has Been Delayed

But only by a bit.
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Del Rey, Adam Christopher, The Mandalorian, The Mandalorian Novel

‘The Mandalorian’ Novel Release Date Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Earlier this summer, the first wave of The Mandalorian books were teased by Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books. On top of the anticipated The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) coming in December, there was also supposed to be an original novel arriving around the same time. Unfortunately, fans will be waiting much longer to read that story, because it’s been pushed back to the fall of 2021. Here’s the update from Del Rey Books about The Mandalorian novel delayed to late next year: Quick schedulin...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Poe Dameron, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Alex Segura, Adam Christopher, Del Rey Books, The Mandalorian

Lana Del Rey Announces “Eclectic And Honest” Spoken-Word Album Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, Out This Month

For a long time now, Lana Del Rey has been talking about releasing Violent Bent Backwards Over The Grass, a book of poetry and an accompanying spoken-word album. Del Rey first mentioned the idea of a poetry book early in 2019. It's gone through different permutations. At various points, De Rey … More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Del Rey, Jack Antonoff, De Rey

The Inciting Incident of Star Wars' High Republic Is a Horrifying Technological Disaster

New war, same as the old war. We’re so used to Star Wars’ cyclical saga at this point, we were just waiting for The High Republic to reveal some ancient evil or lingering secret Imperial force that could put its generation of Jedi at their peak to the test. Turns out, thankfully, that’s not the case: what the Jedi are…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Imperial, Jedi, Del Rey, Hyperspace, Star Wars The High Republic, Holdo Maneuver