Allison Rapp is a New York City-based music and culture journalist. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, City Limits and more. She tweets at @allisonrapp22
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The famous satirical awards show began as an impromptu post-Oscars party in 1981.
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That Time Orson Welles Got Drunk Filming a Wine Commercial
A series of inebriated outtakes featuring the legendary filmmaker have circulated for decades.
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A cast member who definitely used the word that same night got fired.
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A new book reveals the details behind what would have been Timothy Dalton's third 007 film.
65 Years Ago: Marty McFly Invents Rock ‘n’ Roll
'Back to the Future' time traveler went to the past to push music forward.