This ‘True Detective’ Finale Teaser Is a Guaranteed Recipe for a Great Week

True Detective will conclude its first eight-episode arc in just six days. It’s supposed to be the last we’ll ever see of Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, and our final chance at getting a semblance of an idea about who and what the Yellow King and Carcosa are. But for now, we’ve got this heart-hammering teaser to watch over and over and over again. (Plus Molly’s latest piece. Don’t sleep.)

Go ahead and throw yourself into that big Oscar selfie.

Lena Dunham is writing a four-part Archie comic about a reality show filming in Riverdale.

Why would Bruce Springsteen cover “Royals”? Because he was on Lorde’s turf? Because he wanted to steal her vampire essence? Because Jimmy Fallon finally rubbed off on him?

Is Scarlett Johansson pregnant? Maybe! Yes! Possibly! Reply hazy — try again!

Sounds like Kendrick Lamar has a new album coming this September. (And the first Black Hippy album could hit this year, too.)

If you missed it or you just want to relive it: Bill Murray’s quick, lovely Harold Ramis tribute at the Oscars.

Been missing Das Racist? Stereogum’s got a great catch-up session with Heems.

Added to the cast of CBS’s Vince Gilligan–written pilot, Battle Creek: 30 Rock’s Dean Winters and Justified’s Damon Herriman. (And Bryan Singer will direct and executive produce.)

tUnE-yArDs’ new album is another typographical challenge — Nikki Nack — and it’s hitting shelves May 6. There’s a tour, too. And a short “megamix” preview of the album.

The Black Lips’ latest, Underneath the Rainbow, is streaming nice and early. [via]

Oh, the Razzies happened.

And Coldplay released another new song (not Bon Iver–y like the first one, but still something of a surprise) and announced that the band’s sixth album, Ghost Storiesis coming May 19.

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