One Very Specific Reason Rami Malek Deserved His Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar

One Very Specific Reason Rami Malek Deserved His Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar

It wasn’t just the accent that Malek got right.In playing the Queen front man, Malek not only nailed Mercury’s s sounds, he also did wonders incorporating his teeth prosthetics into his performance.

What the College Scandal Shallowfakes Reveal About the Rich

What the College Scandal Shallowfakes Reveal About the Rich

Rick Singer, the concierge to the stars who pleaded guilty in March to money laundering and racketeering in a scheme to get rich children into luxury-brand colleges, used the software to graft the heads of teens onto the muscled bodies of elite athletes.

John Legend Is Your New Google Assistant—Listen for Yourself

John Legend Is Your New Google Assistant—Listen for Yourself

DeepMind says blind listening tests found the new technology reduced the perceived gap between real and fake voices by more than half, compared with prior methods like synthesizing sentences piecemeal from a library of speech sounds.

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

In the latest episode of WIRED's Technique Critique series, dialect coach Erik Singer analyzed a series of actors portraying US presidents and zeroed in on three comedians—Jimmy Fallon, Taran Killam, and Darrell Hammond— who have taken on Trump.

The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's New Video

The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's New Video

The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's New Video The Australian pop singer's “Lucky Strike” is all about politics and walls and borders and displacement—and love.

Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Mean Big Changes for Amazon

Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Mean Big Changes for Amazon

In today’s installment: Jeff Bezos' divorce will likely impact Amazon; the forthcoming Dune film is spicing up its cast; and Lady Gaga's streaming catalog is losing one of her most controversial hits.

The Best Music Moments of 2018

The Best Music Moments of 2018

—Brian RafteryRobyn Finally Releases 'Honey'It was the Chinese Democracy of Swedish pop: The final season of Girls featured a then-unfinished song called "Honey" from too-long-absent dance phenom Robyn.

'Global cataclysm': 200 scientists and artists sign letter warning of looming disaster

'Global cataclysm': 200 scientists and artists sign letter warning of looming disaster

It added: "We therefore consider that any political action which would not make the fight against this cataclysm its concrete priority… would no longer be credible.