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Recent articles by Patrick:

'Dread' of Trump's election inspired Gorillaz's dystopian party album 'Humanz'

The virtual band channeled fears of his inauguration into its long-awaited comeback album, 'Humanz,' which boasts guest stars including D.R.A.M., Vince Staples and Oasis' Noel Gallagher. → Read More

Why you need to be listening to Sylvan Esso

The up-and-coming North Carolina duo is back with sophomore album 'What Now' on Friday. → Read More

5 tips for home brewing from the woman behind Viceland's 'Beerland'

Golden Road Brewing co-founder Meg Gill shares hoppy hints to crafting the tastiest beer. → Read More

Q&A: Rashida Jones goes 'Real Housewives' for 'Black-ish' guest spot

Rashida Jones' busy month: Wednesday's 'Black-ish,' TBS comedy 'Angie Tribeca' (with Natalie Portman!) and Netflix porn docuseries 'Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On,' which she produces. → Read More

Michael Moore on Bill O'Reilly: 'I'm still standing and he's not'

The provocative filmmaker clashed with the just-fired TV host years ago. → Read More

Politics are still a 'horror show' as HBO's 'Veep' hits the reset button

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' ex-POTUS is clamoring for relevance in the sixth season of HBO's cutting political satire. → Read More

Aretha Franklin performs, Whitney Houston remembered on Tribeca opening night

Stars came out for a concert and premiere of Clive Davis' new documentary at Tribeca Film Festival. → Read More

40 things you didn't know about 'Annie Hall' on its 40th anniversary

From an accidental sneeze that became a classic to the film's 'Gilmore Girls' connection, here are 40 things you may not know about Woody Allen's defining 1977 rom-com. → Read More

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' is college-bound in sparkly Season 3 trailer

She's out of the bunker and hitting the books when Netflix comedy returns May 19. → Read More

Lena Dunham: 'Voice of a generation' label will be on my tombstone

The 'Girls' co-creator defends a 'comic line' that came to define her HBO comedy. Hannah wasn't the "voice of a generation;" it was a "self-aware" joke. → Read More

'Girls' producer shares the story behind the series' final song

Lena Dunham throws it back to a folk classic in the HBO comedy's series finale. → Read More

Lena Dunham, 'Girls' producer on series finale: Hannah's 'going to be OK'

HBO's hotly debated comedy wrapped on an unexpectedly mature note that's sure to be controversial. → Read More

How HBO's 'Veep' comments on Trump in surprising new season

HBO's smutty political satire mirrors current politics as ex-president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) starts fresh. → Read More

6 revelations about Heath Ledger from new 'I Am' documentary

(USA TODAY) -- Nine years after his tragic death, Heath Ledger is the subject of a reverential new documentary. → Read More

6 revelations about Heath Ledger from new 'I Am' documentary

'I Am Heath Ledger' explores the late actor's relationship with Michelle Williams and iconic Joker role. The film premieres at Tribeca Film Festival before coming to theaters and Spike next month. → Read More

John Mayer defends new video against 'cultural appropriation' claims: 'I wasn't anticipating any backlash'

The singer was criticized for using Asian imagery in his new video for single 'Still Feel Like Your Man,' but says he 'wouldn't have made the video' had he expected controversy. → Read More

John Mayer makes a comeback as a 'happy, well-situated guy'

The singer reckons with growing older and Katy Perry split on return to pop roots, but don't call it a 'breakup record.' John Mayer explains why he went 'bolder' with seventh album 'The Search for Everything.' → Read More

What's the 'Fate' of the 'Furious' franchise?

The long-running series is shifting into overdrive with new characters and a planned trilogy. But even with Vin Diesel in the driver's seat, has 'Fast and Furious' fatigue started to set in? → Read More

Steve Perry reunites with Journey at Rock Hall induction

It was the ex-frontman's first appearance with the band since 2005. → Read More

David Letterman's 10 funniest jokes about Pearl Jam at Rock Hall

The former 'Late Show' host inducted Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. → Read More