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Is Drake's new ‘playlist’ an evolution of music or just flashy marketing?

A surreal film explores loneliness through YouTube culture

BBC America is bringing Top Gear to the US again

The Walking Dead still hasn’t solved its identity crisis

Standby is a brilliant buddy cop drama told in under five minutes

Sometimes less is more

Amazon’s pilot for Oasis raises more questions than it answers

The Belko Experiment edges up to horror-satire, but settles for splatter

The cannibal movie Raw is an incredible coming-of-age film, and if you say you fainted you’re lying

Drake’s latest project, More Life, is now streaming everywhere

How escape rooms became the future of advertising

This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists

A Venom movie could work if Spider-Man is the villain

The Beauty and the Beast remake is a long series of wasted opportunities

One Video: Rush by Starrah

The Expanse’s latest arc covers a refugee crisis with painful, real-world connections

Chance the Rapper says Apple Music paid him $500,000 to exclusively release Coloring Book

Netflix is testing a button for skipping the opening credits

Five reasons to give the new Top Gear a chance

TV’s loveliest car showcase is back

BBC Dad meme knockoffs can’t improve what’s already a perfect storm of comedy

In 2010, The Social Network was searing — now it looks quaint

Netflix poll: stars or thumbs?

Spider-Man villain Venom will get his own movie in October next year

Netflix is ditching five-star ratings in favor of a thumbs-up

The Expanse has been renewed for a third season

Spotify will restrict some albums to its paid tier

Netflix courts controversy by enlisting legendary Asian gamers to help promote Iron Fist

SNL will now air live in all US time zones, due to self-importance

The Matrix universe should be expanded, not remade

Kesha is done making internet trolls her ‘higher power’

Instagram’s most-followed user doesn’t like Instagram

At this year’s SXSW, the hard questions have all gone unanswered

The festival’s biggest talks are also its safest

How Iron Fist connects to the other Marvel shows on Netflix

The co-writer of WarGames says he didn’t anticipate the dark side of hacking

Where are the Rogue One deleted scenes?

The American Gods trailer shows the creator of Hannibal going even further with artsy violence

Wearable tech either has to be really useful or not feel like a wearable at all

Logan’s makeup designer on creating the film’s gory violence: ‘The restraints were off’

Watch the first teaser for Pixar's Coco, the studio's only non-sequel this year

The Matrix is reportedly getting a reboot