Taylor Swift has announced plans to re-record six of her previous albums in order to own master recordings of her older catalogue. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which came out last Friday, is the first of these six re-recordings to be released. Fittingly, this would appear to be the sixth Nose that is substantively about Taylor Swift.
And: If you're socially anxious (and who isn't, really?), you're gonna miss Zoom when it's gone. Oh, and speaking of social anxiety, meet Prancer, the Chihuahua who hates almost everyone.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Frank Jacobs, Mad Magazine Writer With a Lyrical Touch, Dies at 91
He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.
- Phoebe Bridgers' smashed 'Saturday Night Live' guitar is up for auction
Organised by the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards, which had nominated Bridgers as Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist
- LeVar Burton steps up his Jeopardy! campaign: "It just makes sense"
- Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Enjoying Herself
- Hollywood loves making excuses for bullies. Here are some of the most damaging
- George Clooney did some of his best work in Steven Soderbergh's reviled Solaris
- Adam McKay on How To Be Political and Entertaining and Not Destroy the World
- 'Dune' Director Denis Villeneuve Blasts HBO Max Deal
- ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres to Close
- Why Are Women on TikTok Asking to Get Peed On?
On PissTok, memes about golden showers and accidental-on-purpose jellyfish stings abound
- You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic
Our personalities are not set in stone. They are more like sand dunes.
- Pure perfection: North Texas pitcher Hope Trautwein strikes out all 21 batters in perfect game
- In the minors, a major change as the Atlantic League plans to move the mound back a foot
- The Long Tail of Aphex Twin's 'Avril 14th'
A song released 20 years ago continues to inspire curiosity and covers by classical, experimental and pop artists.
- 'NCIS' Renewed for Season 19 With Mark Harmon to Return
- Colorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals
- Gorman Bechard - Novelist and filmmaker
- Rebecca Castellani - Co-founder of Quiet Corner Communications and a freelance writer
Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.