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The Year Nirvana Lost Out to Bryan Adams


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Our guest Chris Molanphy says 1991 was a tale of multiple cities, as radio stations began to tailor their playlists to narrower audiences. Molanphy writes Slate's "Why Is This Song No. 1?" column.

Adolescence is no nirvana in '90s-set indie drama 'As You Are'

Los Angeles Times

Miles Joris-Peyrafitte makes his feature directorial debut with the striking, haunting exploration of teen angst and sexuality, "As You Are," co-written with Madison Harrison. Joris-Peyrafitte uses the early 1990s as the background for this tale of a deadly love triangle, where jealously cuts in unexpected ways. It's an analog version of youth, devoid of cellphones and computers, only themselves to amuse or torment in real life. Charlie Heaton (a River Phoenix look-alike) costars as Mark, alongside Owen Campbell as Jack, pals thrown together when their parents start dating. Interspersed throughout, acting as a story guide, is VHS footage of a taped police interview in which Mark is notably absent, imbuing an eerie sense of foreboding and ephemerality to the heady friendship-love story.

Disney-Fox Deal May Create a New Nerdy Nirvana

U.S. News

That would make the Disney juggernaut a more powerful theatrical force to be reckoned with than ever before. Online, Disney has announced plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019, after pulling titles like "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and Disney's "Moana" from Netflix's streaming platform to move onto its own. After Fox's deal to send its movies to HBO ends reportedly in 2022, its films will also move to the Disney streaming platforms.

Dave Grohl explains why he won't sing Nirvana songs, reveals he still dreams he's in the acclaimed rock band

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, says he still dreams of playing with the band that propelled him to rock and roll fame. Nirvana hit it big with rock anthems like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come as You Are" in the early 1990s. Unfortunately, the band's run ended in 1994 following the tragic suicide of its singer, Kurt Cobain.

Touchstones: An Appreciation of Nirvana's 1991 Album, "Nevermind"

The New Yorker

Nirvana had a reputation for writing surprisingly catchy songs and for putting on chaotic live shows, such as the band's performance in Denver on the "Bleach" tour. These shows revolved around its charismatic lead singer and guitarist, Kurt Cobain. In the eyes of major-label executives, perhaps he could even be positioned as a new kind of anti-rock star. At the time, I knew none of this. I was just a teen-ager in Cupertino, California, turning the dial, looking for something different.