Daniel Radcliffe May Be the Realest Slim Shady: Links You Need to See


Daniel Radcliffe recently did something awe-inducing (apart from starring in the film-within-a-film in Trainwreck as a sexy dog-walker): an impeccable karaoke rendition of Eminem’s 1999 hit “The Real Slim Shady.” His girlfriend, Erin Darke, puts on a compelling backup performance, shouting the chorus’ “Please stand up/Please stand up!” and jumping up and down each time Radcliffe makes it through a verse — surprisingly with only a few stumbles.

But, the rapper that really stole the show this weekend was Chance The Rapper at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. And even though Billboard describes Chance as “the weekend’s least proven headliner” among legendary acts like Wilco and Sleater-Kinney, Chance did (at least) 10 memorable things that set him apart from everyone else on the roster. A couple of highlights include shouting out to his mom and playing The Social Experiment’s summer hit, “Sunday Candy,” with a full gospel choir before repeatedly professing to his audience, “This whole show is for you!

New York Men’s Fashion Week also took the stage — for the first time in a long time — and The New York Times’ venerated fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, caught it all in this extensive slideshow video. A little less fashionable but all the more imaginative and mind/eye-boggling is the Cosplay Music Video, catching fervent participants dressed in some of the best costumes from San Diego’s 2015 Comic-Con.

And with all the recent coverage of space and aliens, spanning from the unprecedented photographs of Pluto to the $100 million upgrade for Stephen Hawking’s hunt for extraterrestrial life, PBS’s view of our own “electrified world” from space in Black Marble instills a deep sense of wonder about our existence and connectivity as an electricity-dependent species. Though even a map intricately detailing the whole globe’s electricity use can’t trump the sense of wonder induced by Daniel Radcliffe rapping Eminem — and so, like the globe, we come full circle, and here’s Radcliffe doing another thing he doesn’t normally do.