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Recent articles by Patrick:

Review: Grizzly Bear constructs a masterpiece on reflective 'Painted Ruins'

The folk-rock titans hone their sound while looking inward on the band's strongest, most consistent album yet. → Read More

In Charlottesville's wake, new films shed light on race-related violence

'Detroit,' 'Whose Streets?' and 'Gook' all take different perspectives in examining racism and police brutality throughout U.S. history. → Read More

Exclusive: How Trans-Siberian Orchestra's winter tour will honor late founder Paul O'Neill

TSO guitarist Al Pitrelli talks to USA TODAY about losing his best friend and motivator, and what's in store for this year's holiday spectacle. → Read More

How TV comedies are targeting Trump with outrageous, razor-edged satire

From Stephen Colbert to Hulu's 'Difficult People,' current and upcoming sitcoms are spoofing the president's policies and the man himself. → Read More

Legal experts: Kesha's battle with alleged abuser Dr. Luke is far from over

The future of the singer's sexual assault case against her longtime producer is in question as she gears up to release new album 'Rainbow.' → Read More

How Robert Pattinson went undercover to shoot his grittiest role yet in 'Good Time'

The 'Twilight' heartthrob went virtually unrecognized as an ex-con trying to save his brother (and himself) in the Safdie brothers' pulp thriller. → Read More

HBO's 'Insecure' breakout Yvonne Orji on sex scenes, representation and the gender pay gap

The Nigerian-American actress plays best friend Molly to Issa Rae's character on the hit comedy, but is becoming a star in her own right . → Read More

Elizabeth Olsen Instagrams avocado toast in social-media satire 'Ingrid Goes West'

The 'Avengers' actress stars in two very different movies this summer, playing a detective in 'Wind River' and Instagram celeb in 'Ingrid Goes West.' → Read More

You didn't imagine it: Popcorn movies are getting shorter

A recent crop of films with trim run times could signal the death knell for bloated summer blockbusters. → Read More

Where's the 'Wet Hot American Summer' gang 10 years later?

In a new chapter, the quirky Netflix comedy series picks up a decade after the "teenage" Camp Firewood counselors and campers made a pact to reunite. → Read More

Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba face off in Stephen King's nearly unadaptable 'Dark Tower'

Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba look to kickstart a new franchise in the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's book series. → Read More

David Fincher gets in the heads of serial killers in Netflix's new 'Mindhunter' trailer

The streaming giant is back with another eerie crime show for fans of 'Making a Murderer' and 'The Keepers.' → Read More

Matthew McConaughey endorses Mahershala Ali as a 'great fit' for HBO's 'True Detective'

Matthew McConaughey and fellow Oscar winner, 'Moonlight' star Mahershala Ali, worked together in the Civil War drama 'Free State of Jones' last year. → Read More

Jessica Biel on 'The Sinner' and her 'date nights' with Justin Timberlake

The '7th Heaven' star opens up about motherhood and her latest role as a disturbed young mother struggling to understand why she killed a man. → Read More

Nine Inch Nails surprise fans with intimate NYC club show

Trent Reznor brought hard rock and mesmerizing electronics to Manhattan's Webster Hall in support of latest EP 'Add Violence.' → Read More

Netflix's wild documentary 'Icarus' exposes Russian doping scandal

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel stumbled onto an explosive account of a Vladimir Putin-ordered program to help Russian athletes cheat the Sochi Olympics. → Read More

Jessica Biel is 'worried' about her son following in famous footsteps

The actress' 2-year-old son, Silas, with singer husband Justin Timberlake is blessed with creative genes. → Read More

Review: Queen, Adam Lambert honor Freddie Mercury at rousing N.Y. show

The ex-'American Idol' ably picks up vocal duties for the late icon on the English rock band's current North American tour. → Read More

Album review: Arcade Fire glimmers on uneven 'Everything Now'

The Grammy-winning indie rockers mull consumerism in the social media age over a mixed bag of genre-hopping songs. → Read More

Mick Jagger on political new songs: 'We obviously have a lot of problems'

The Rolling Stones' frontman was inspired by the current political climate and Kendrick Lamar on 'Gotta Get a Grip' and 'England Lost,' released Thursday. → Read More