THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE SWEET! The bubble-glam rockers are probably best known for the trifecta of "Little Willy," "Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run," though they also charted with the harder-edged "Action" and the more ballad-y "Love is Like Oxygen." All of those clips also feature the band's rather unique fashion sense, but you have to see the clip for "Wig Wam Bam" -- complete with headdress -- to see the band at its most ridiculous. BONUS: "All That Glitters" is a BBC documentary originally broadcast in February 1974 charting a day in the life of The Sweet.
BILL CALLAHAN shares the first six songs from Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest.
IAN NOE advance streams Between the County.
LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY advance streams Rainford.
FLOR de TOLOACHE advance streams Indestructible.
KISHI BASHI advance streams Omoiyari.
SONIC YOUTH shares a live version of "Bull in the Heather."
T. REX: "20th Century Boy." Aow!
PRIMAL SCREAM's Bobby Gillespie loves irritating people.
THE TOP 10 AMERICANA & COUNTRY ALBUMS of 2019 (So Far), according to Paste.
THE TWILIGHT SAD, on It Won/ t Be Like This All the Time.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Gordon Lightfoot's great curdled-romantic-obsession song "Sundown."
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include the live-action Aladdin, which is currently scoring 60 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Brightburn, which is currently scoring 59 percent; and Booksmart, scoring 99 percent.
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE has a trailer online.
KENDALL JENNER and NBA star Ben Simmons have split.
REBECCA GAYHEART relects on killing a nine-year-old boy.
THR ACTRESSES' ROUNDTABLE: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Williams, Patricia Arquette, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash talk industry battles, the power struggles, and the drive to succeed
WRITERS vs AGENTS: Talks have reopened.
DAVID MILCH'S THIRD ACT: Despite what dementia has stolen from the cerebral creator of Deadwood, it has given his work a new sense of urgency.
MEMORIAL DAY has become -- in the minds of some -- a day devoted to uncovering their swimming pools and barbeques. So take a moment (preferably at 3 p.m. local time) to remember what it's really about.You can read about "The Meaning of Memorial Day" with selections from American authors and statesmen, including Herman Melville, Ernie Pyle, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Joyce Johnson and the "Arlington Ladies" who attend every funeral in Arlington National Cemetery, to ensure no soldier is buried alone, take more than a moment. Re-read "A Death in the Family," as powerful as it was when Christopher Hitchens wrote it in 2007. Revisit William Wyler's footage of the last mission of the Memphis Belle, or check the Tube for Alfred Hitchcock's footage of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp. The Wikipedia entry for Memorial Day notes a race track connection unrelated to the Indy 500. It's a good day -- as good as we are likely to get -- for Sgt. Barry Sadler's No. 1 smash, "Ballad of the Green Berets." or the movie adaptation of Gen. George S. Patton's "Speech to the Third Army." As "Greyhawk" once wrote at the Mudville Gazette, "This is Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy it. Celebrate it - the people who died to give you that right would appreciate it. But they didn't die peaceably in their beds, these dogs who fell protecting sheep from wolves."
NEW FRIENDS: Two endangered clouded leopard cubs were introduced to each other, becoming fast friends as they tumbled around their enclosure.
MEET THE CANDIDATES For Pet Mayor of Edgewater, IL — 4 Dogs, 1 Cat And A Dapper Goat.
MOOSEY did his best.