Watch Flaming Lips’ Unsettling ‘Nidgy Nie’ Video

The Flaming Lips create a disturbing, psychedelic atmosphere on the new “Nidgy Nie (Never No)” video. Singer Wayne Coyne dances in a winter coat as his bandmates perform under a layer of plastic. “Nidgy Nie”…

William Peter Blatty, ‘The Exorcist’ Author, Dead at 89

William Peter Blatty, the author and Oscar-winning screenwriter of the horror classic The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89. The Exorcist director William Friedkin revealed news of Blatty’s death, tweeting Friday morning, “William…

Watch LL Cool J Recall Bizarre 1980s Meeting With Paul Simon

In 1987, when LL Cool J was merely “first album famous,” the emerging rapper spent a charming afternoon bonding with folk-rock legend/fellow Queens native Paul Simon for a New York Times profile. Reminiscing Thursday on Jimmy…

Why Is It So Hard for Gay Men to Give Blood?

Jay Franzone just wanted a Six Flags ticket.  As a 16-year-old student in Connecticut, Franzone went with his friends to donate at their high school’s blood drive back in 2011. Students who donated received a…