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It's a phantom that swept across the internet and left almost as soon as it arrived – the 'Momo challenge hoax' is one of the most fascinating internet phenomena of recent times. Back in 2019, in the heady days before the arrival of the pandemic, you might remember an influx of creepy images of a terrifying, wide-eyed woman with a sinister air being everywhere online. That was Momo, an internet boogeywoman at the centre of a media storm, who gained infamy for inspiring an ‘evil suicide game’ that sparked widespread fear and superstition.It’s easy to see why – just looking...
A familiar face from Yellowstone is making their way to a new NBC show. Martin Sensmeier is joining season two of La Brea. Sensmeier, who portrays Martin in Yellowstone, will join the cast of La Brea as Taamet. The drama show revolves around: “When a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles at the site of the La Brea Tar Pits and Wilshire Boulevard, hundreds of people, vehicles and buildings (including the distinctive Petersen Automotive Museum) are pulled into its depths. The survivors find themselves trapped in a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they must band together to survive.”
Born in Paris, raised in the bohemian enclave of Northampton, Massachusetts and based in Chicago, percussionist and composer Makaya McCraven isn’t one for borders or strictures. His fourth or so album of original compositions – his wider discography is busier than that – finds the drummer shrugging off many of the preconceptions that accompany the word “jazz” in favour of something you might call improvised music of Black origin. In this, he makes common cause with updaters such as our own Shabaka Hutchings and Nubya Garcia, who collaborated with McCraven on 2018’s Universal Beings, and Chicago avant-stalwart Jeff Parker of Tortoise, who guests here on guitar.