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'Blade Runner 2049' And The Theaters That Shake Your Groove Thing For You

A recent encounter with new theater technologies demonstrated that it's not always a good thing when technological advancements make the experience more, as they say, "immersive."

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2 Viral Twitter Poets Are Rewriting The Book On Astrology

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov of Astro Poets want to bring astrology up to speed with shifting views of gender, sexuality and pop culture.

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Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

Two new lawsuits against the music streaming leader landed this week, over issues that have already twice led to settlements.

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Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify, Amends Her Relationship To Streaming

The pop superstar announced her 'return' to streaming, but it's more complicated than that.

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In $43 Million Settlement, Spotify Forced To Confront A Persistent Problem

The streaming service settled a class action lawsuit filed by songwriters who accused Spotify of using their work without a license.

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The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead.

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'It Is Neither Nor, It Is Both': Tom Hanks Finds No Easy Answers In 'The Circle'

In the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, Hanks plays Eamon Bailey, co-founder of a giant social media and tech company with the creepy mantra: "Sharing is caring."

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Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Free Music Streaming?

Spotify has long evangelized free listening as a way to pull users in to paying for its service. The music industry's patience with the strategy seems to have run out.

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Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

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'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

"Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera" is an 11-minute video dramatizing a young man's quest for love via the popular dating app. It marks an effort to adapt a 400-year-old art form to modern media.