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5. Bono honors Nelson Mandela, the late anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, with a touching eulogy for TIME titled “The Man Who Could Not Cry”:
As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort.
4. This hilarious clip from the upcoming Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (of GIRLS) duking out a new folk song in the studio. You can also just tune out everything else and listen to Driver’s part singing “outer space” over and over again.
3. OTW featured band Lovelife are at the top of their remixing game, issuing two new ones this week. Maybe this is their way of getting the creative juices flowing for recording their new album this month. Listen to the Foxes and We The Wild remixes below.
2. David Bowie throws a jaded costume party for Louis Vuitton in a new short film, L’Invitation Au Voyage. Featuring model Arizona Muse and scored by his song “I’d Rather Be High” off his come-back album, Next Day, the luxury brand subtly presides over the decadence.
1. No surprises here: Lana Del Rey’s new 27-minute film, Tropico (produced by Rick Rubin), will trip. You. Out. The angsty flower crown queen takes us from the Garden of Eden to a seedy club in L.A. while three of her new songs are played in sequence. Cameo appearances by Jesus, Elvis, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe are also made.