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U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison, lawyers say

U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison, lawyers say
  • U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison, lawyers say FWC: U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison, lawyers say

    Lawyers representing the family of an American citizen from San Diego detained in Iran said Thursday that the Navy veteran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and for disclosing private information by posting a photo on Instagram of a woman…

  • Baroness announce release date for Gold & Grey album, unveil “Borderlines” video: Watch FWC: Baroness announce release date for Gold & Grey album, unveil “Borderlines” video: Watch

    Baroness have officially announced the full details of their upcoming album, Gold &Grey. They’ve also shared the music video for the LP first single, “Borderlines” (watch below). After rolling out bits of information for the past week, Baroness revealed this morning that their new full-length will arrive on June 14th. The 17-song effort is being produced by Dave Fridmann (who…

  • SXSW Film Review: Elle Fanning Steals the Spotlight From the Ultra Stylish and Substance-Starved Teen Spirit FWC: SXSW Film Review: Elle Fanning Steals the Spotlight From the Ultra Stylish and Substance-Starved Teen Spirit

    The Pitch: Elle Fanning plays Violet, a lonely teenager getting by in a small European village, where she exists as a ghost in both her broken home and her contemptuous school. She has dreams, though, and wants to be a star — a pop star. Slowly, she tests her strengths at a grungy local bar, singing sad-bastard versions of dance…

  • Philadelphia declares March 14th “Meek Mill Day” FWC: Philadelphia declares March 14th “Meek Mill Day”

    Meek Mill is being honored with his not just his very own day, but an entire weekend in his Philadelphia hometown. Today, March 14th, is officially dubbed “Meek Mill Day”, but the City of Brotherly Love has declared March 15th-17th “Meek Mill Weekend”, according to CBS 3 Philly. The 31-year-old MC is being lauded for his contributions as both a…

  • Carly Rae Jepsen is the Queen of Cat Moms in new “Now That I Found You” video: Watch FWC: Carly Rae Jepsen is the Queen of Cat Moms in new “Now That I Found You” video: Watch

    Carly Rae Jepsen closed out February with not one, but two new songs. Today, the Canadian pop star has let loose a music video for one of those tracks, “Now That I Found You”. In the clip, Jepsen reigns as the Queen of the Cat Moms after adopting multiple adorable ginger kitties. They accompany her in bed, while she cooks…

  • Taylor Schilling contends with brats, juggalos, and potlucks in stirring trailer for Family: Watch FWC: Taylor Schilling contends with brats, juggalos, and potlucks in stirring trailer for Family: Watch

    One of the more enjoyable movies to come out of last year’s South by Southwest Film Festival was Laura Steinel’s writer-directorial debut, Family. Now, exactly one year later, the indie dramedy has a first trailer ahead of its April 19th release. Starring Taylor Schilling, the film follows the Orange is the New Black Star as a child-phobic careerist tasked with looking…

  • RL Grime & Graves Share Official “Arcus” Music Video FWC: RL Grime & Graves Share Official “Arcus” Music Video

    RL Grime and graves started 2019 off strong with their cinematic “Arcus” collaboration. Not only was it the first time the two long-time collaborators appeared on the same track, but the track also marked Sable Valley’s – Grime’s new record label – first release. Now, the two have shared the official “Arcus” music video and it’s dope, to say the least. Check it…

  • Percussionist Chris Fehn sues Slipknot bandmates over monetary compensation: Report FWC: Percussionist Chris Fehn sues Slipknot bandmates over monetary compensation: Report

    According to a report from The Blast, longtime Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn is suing his bandmates over monetary compensation, leading frontman Corey Taylor to tweet, “just you wait til the truth comes out.” Fehn, a member of the band since 1998 — sporting the long-nosed mask — apparently claims that he was under the impression that money from touring and…

  • Strand of Oaks performs “Ruby” with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and My Morning Jacket members on Colbert: Watch FWC: Strand of Oaks performs “Ruby” with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and My Morning Jacket members on Colbert: Watch

    Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter is gearing up for a big 2019 supporting his guest-heavy sixth studio album, Eraserland, which is on the way in May. For an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night, the singer-songwriter tapped a number of high-profile friends to join him in performing the second single off his record, “Ruby”. Jason Isbell and…

  • Sadly, it’s no surprise that USC was at the center of the college admissions scandal FWC: Sadly, it’s no surprise that USC was at the center of the college admissions scandal

    When federal prosecutors revealed a national investigation into fraudulent college admissions, it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise that USC was at the epicenter of the scheme. This is, after all, the university rocked in recent years by a series of revelations about scandals and cover-ups,…

  • Otis College of Art and Design President Bruce W. Ferguson departs FWC: Otis College of Art and Design President Bruce W. Ferguson departs

    Otis College of Art and Design President Bruce W. Ferguson has stepped down, ending a four-year run, the school said Thursday, and former provost Randall Lavender has stepped in as interim president. “Due to a number of contributing factors, the trustees of Otis College felt that a change in leadership…

  • SXSW Film Review: The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story is more than a hit piece FWC: SXSW Film Review: The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story is more than a hit piece

    The Pitch: Like ’em or not, boy bands are part of the zeitgeist, having birthed not only Justin Timberlake, but also the nascent seeds of poptimism that blossomed to produce some of the most relevant music of the modern age. The man responsible for the rise of both the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC is Lou Pearlman, a doughy, excitable Svengali…