Albert Finney, ‘Tom Jones’ Star Nominated for Five Oscars, Dies at 82

Along with his contemporaries Peter O’Toole, Richard Burton, and Richard Harris, Finney helped define a period where the movie business’s cultural axis shifted in the direction of the U.K. He was part of a new wave of British talent that offered an enticing brand of hell-raising sex appeal. It was a movement that shook off the stuffier, stentorian approach to drama popularized by Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud and replaced it with something that was distinctly blue collar and smoldering.

Republicans are reveling in the Virginia blackface mess — because they want to see the world burn

Hypocrisy is a favorite charge in American politics — arguably because it’s the only one that seems to consistently stick — but this series of scandals shows that Republicans are something worse than hypocrites. They are political nihilists, who use scandals like this to further their agenda of emptying politics of any morality, hope or substance, clearing the path for a naked power grab.

Black-Metal Comic Strip: ‘BELZEBUBS’: “Calvin & Hobbes Meets Call of Cthulhu”

The first-ever Belzebubs book is set to be published by Top Shelf Productions on March 5th; it reveals how the band finds their new drummer, who also appears on Belzebubs’ forthcoming Century Media album, Pantheon of the Nightside Gods, due April 26th. The 53-minute record was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and features the guest talents of Desibelius, ICS Vortex and Skvllcraft. We recently talked to Ahonen, who discussed the origins and influences behind the comic strip and album, as well as sharing some excerpts from the forthcoming book.

Call to investigate James Brown’s death after murder claims

More than a dozen people have called for a new inquiry into the death of soul and funk legend James Brown, in a major CNN investigation that hears allegations that he and wife Adrienne Brown were murdered.

‘I trusted you!’ Trump voters seethe after realizing they’re getting screwed by the GOP’s tax plan

Multiple supporters of Donald Trump over the past couple of weeks have taken to Twitter to air their grievances about the president’s signature tax cut plan.