For Saturday Night Live’s final episode of 2020 — and one of the final episodes before Joe Biden’s inauguration — Weekend Update looked back at both the lowlights and comedic highlights of Donald Trump’s presidency with a montage soundtracked by Semisonic’s “Closing Time.” “Barring a reverse Christmas miracle, this is the last Weekend Update with
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The White Stripes dropped a 90-minute Yule log video on Tuesday set to songs from the band’s recently released Greatest Hits compilation album — along with acoustic tracks, B-sides, and the band’s Christmas tune “Candy Cane Children.” The video, directed by Noah Sterling, features several looping animations ranging from a more innocuous image of a
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New names dominated in 1990, the first year of one of country music’s most critically acclaimed and fiscally successful decades. Although Alabama, George Strait, the Judds and other established acts charted now-legendary hits, 1990 will be remembered as a year when the prior decade’s most promising big-label signings lived up to their potential. These Class of ’89 success
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Despite the polarizing crossover success of 1980’s Urban Cowboy film and soundtrack, legends and old souls stood tall throughout the first year of a new decade. It’s hard now to imagine the legacies of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton without their biggest songs of 1980. Meanwhile, Alabama, John Anderson, Emmylou Harris and
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Fifty years ago, ace songwriter Kris Kristofferson, former rock ‘n’ roller Conway Twitty and gifted vocalists Lynn Anderson and Susan Raye joined such established stars as Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette and Porter Wagoner as the early ’70s’ brightest stars. The following rundown of those artists’ best work
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The year 2020 has been an historic one, and not necessarily in good ways. The United States is still navigating life in a global pandemic, people across the country protested racial injustice with a renewed fervor throughout the summer, and we dealt with a contentious presidential election in the fall. In tumultuous times, many of us
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For whatever reason, nostalgia for Barbara Mandrell‘s music seems minimal in comparison to the fame she earned as a recording artist and variety television show host. Nowadays, the common narrative on her peak commercial years (1977-1986) takes us from the celebrity appeal of Kenny Rogers to Randy Travis‘ role in a classic country revival. At best,
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Gifts that do good for everyone on your list, including goodies that give back to deserving charities and locally made, sustainable treasures The holidays are stressful under the best, most normal of circumstances. Throw a global pandemic and months of social distancing into the mix and 2020 holiday planning is sure to be more hectic—and
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Fake *thank you* smiles need not apply You know how it goes: you’re making a list, checking it twice and then realize, uh-oh spaghetti-oh, it’s mid-December and you’ve actually checked off a total of ZERO from your holiday gift-giving listicle. Big yikes. And while the holidays look a little different this year, seasonal last-minute spending
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Because the only piece of clothing people will see this year is your coat Winter is officially here, and you know what that means: you need to get a coat. But not just any coat—a super chic coat. Let’s be honest, with many cities across Canada *still* in lockdown, chances are the only time anyone
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When FLARE predicted the top hair trends of 2020, there was no way we could have foreseen this time of quarantine—and the risks celebs were going to take with their hair while isolating at home. From celebrities like Miley Cyrus embracing the mullet to Kristen Stewart’s enduring commitment to the genderless haircut trend (but orange!), stars
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This new lingerie brand believes a pretty foundation is key to feeling good in your skin. By FASHION Staff Date December 21, 2020 Facebook Twitter Created for Sevigne  If there was one major takeaway from this year’s hottest fashion trends (tie dye, elevated loungewear, fuzzy slippers, etc.), it’s that dressing for yourself and being comfortable
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Photography by William Ukoh By Victoria DiPlacido Date December 22, 2020 Facebook Twitter We’re all very, very over the year 2020. The question is, will 2021 be any better? We spoke with Canadian astrologer Corina Crysler to glean some information about what the stars have in store for the year. Good news: If you’re hoping
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