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Free Games Coming to PlayStation Plus May 2016

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service for PlayStation gamers that gives users access to premium features including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, regular store discounts of up to 75% off, and the ability to have system software updates and game patches downloaded and installed automatically to the console without prompting the user. The service also offers 10GB of internet storage space for up to 1,000 saved game files, a social network of friends and like-minded gamers, and best of all, a curated selection of free games each month across all PlayStation consoles — PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Here’s the full list of games coming to PlayStation Plus in May.

Free Games for PlayStation Plus May 2016

Switch Galaxy Ultra

PS4, PS Vita

Switch Galaxy Ultra

Switch Galaxy Ultra is the fastest gaming experience on PlayStation that’s loaded with content and features that will have you blazing across the galaxy at breakneck speeds. Weave your way past obstacles and enemies as you travel across the galaxy collecting the highly prized Tantalum for Dakur Technology.

Earn credits to spend on new ships and upgrades, hit speed-ups, and collect power-ups to get record times and take part in two exciting online multiplayer modes. If that’s not enough, try out the survival mode with one life and infinity in front of you, how long can you last?

Table Top Racing: World Tour


Table Top Racing: World Tour is a high-octane combat racer from Nick Burcombe, the co-creator of the Wipeout series. Get yourself behind the wheel of one of twelve fully-customizable miniature cars and attempt to master 24 race tracks in Championship mode. There is a series of Special Events to beat, or you can head online and challenge up to 8 friends to determine the ultimate racer.

Table Top Racing: World Tour will be released May 3.

Tropico 5


Tropico 5

You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times, and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office, you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power, such as ambassador, commanding general, or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras. As your influence and wealth grows, so do the threats to your burgeoning island superpower.

Can you survive both World Wars, prosper through the Great Depression, rule as an iron-fisted dictator through the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond? From the 19th to the 21st century, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities.

As well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees, and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players for the first time in the series’ history! Viva El Presidente!

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2


Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

Capcom presents the next evolution in retro side-scrolling action with Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. Equipped with his famous bionic arm, Nathan “Rad” Spencer swings back into action in order to stop General Sabio from launching a deadly missile strike. Swing, leap, and shoot your way through lush new environments as you encounter countless enemies and huge bosses throughout the island of Papagaya. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 takes platforming action back to its 2D roots, but with a slew of modern-day upgrades like vibrant, cutting edge visuals and a brand new retro-remixed soundtrack. New features such as the bio-vision scanner, customizable arm components, and character upgrades will take “Rad” Spencer’s abilities to the next level!

LocoRoco Cocoreccho!


LocoRoco Cocoreccho

The all-new LocoRoco game exclusively for PS3 lets you play as a butterfly and guide the cute little LocoRoco to safety. The LocoRocos respond to the environment, interact with each other, and sing along to the music. Running at 1080p, LocoRoco Cocoreccho! brings all-new gameplay, use of the SIXAXIS wireless controller technology, mini-games, and online rankings.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

PS Vita

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a single-player game that allows players to take on the powerful role of Spartan warrior Kratos. This new adventure picks up after God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of the lost worlds, and finally answer the long-awaited questions about his dark past. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Athena, he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.

You can gain access to these games on PlayStation Plus beginning May 3. In the meantime, go grab April’s free games before it’s too late.

See the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold May 2016.

What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix May 2016

Fans of quirky comedies might be disappointed to see Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Clerks removed from Netflix in the next month. But the good news is that Maria Bamford’s new show, Lady Dynamite, begins streaming on May 20, and if you ask her, she’s probably not supposed to be here today, either.

Lady Dynamite

Lady Dynamite is a “mockumentary” that, like much of her comedy career, delves into the details of her personal life — her career as a comedian and burgeoning actress; her sometimes weird, but overwhelmingly supportive relationship with her family, especially her parents; and the unique challenges she faces as a person living with a mental illness.

Lady Dynamite is the second Netflix/Maria Bamford collaboration. The first was The Special Special Special, a gleeful and oh-so-awkward 49-minute stand-up comedy show shot in Bamford’s own living room with a two person audience: her parents. Remember that weird, but overwhelmingly supportive relationship we mentioned? This is one definite example of that. If you haven’t seen The Special Special Special, we urge you to queue it up ASAP. She orders pizza and burns a batch of cookies in the middle of the show. Yes, really. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that Bamford’s parents are likely ecstatic that Lady Dynamite will feature actors portraying them instead of playing themselves.

This is the true story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her shit.

Lady Dynamite is a 12-episode half-hour comedy from Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park) starring comedian-actress Maria Bamford. Based on what she has accepted to be “her life,” the semi-autobiographical, semi-surreal series is a truthful look at the highs and lows of Bamford’s life — as an actor on the rise, during her hospitalization for bipolar disorder, and through her present life in LA, where she’s reached a middle ground and found love.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in May.

Coming to Netflix May 2016

Available May 1:

A Study in Sherlock
Ava’s Possessions
Bring It On
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Easy Living (Seasons 1-3)
El Crítico
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
Finger of God
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time
Great Expectations
I Am Road Comic
Jesus Town, USA
Just Friends
Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus Funny
Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent
Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz
LoliRock (Season 1)
My Last Day Without You
The Nutty Professor
Off the Map
Palm Trees in the Snow
Shark Lake
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Sixteen Candles
Sugar Coated
Things We Lost in the Fire
To Catch a Thief
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream
Who’s Driving Doug

Available May 2:

The Replacements

Available May 3:


Available May 4:

The Keeping Room
Shanghai Knights

Available May 5:

Fourth Man Out

Available May 6:

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
Baby Daddy (Season 5)
Grace and Frankie (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Young & Hungry (Season 3)

Available May 8:

The Chosen Ones

Available May 9:

A Stand Up Guy

Available May 10:

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Available May 11:

They Look Like People

Available May 12:

Bleeding Heart

Available May 15:

We Are Still Here
Yo Soy la Salsa

Available May 17:

American Dad! (Season 10)
Kindergarten Cop 2
Slasher (Season 1)

Available May 18:

A Girl Like Her

Available May 19:

Benders (Season 1)

Available May 20:

Lady Dynamite (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available May 22:

David and Goliath
The Letters
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

Available May 23:


Available May 26:

Graceland (Season 3)
The Last Man on the Moon

Available May 27:

Bloodline (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chef’s Table (Season 2, Part 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mako Mermaids (Season 4)
Hell on Wheels (Season 5)

Leaving Netflix May 2016

Leaving May 1:

The Animatrix
Anna Karenina
Author! Author!
Beware of Mr. Baker
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Broadway Idiot
Bus Stop
The Good Life
Holiday Engagement
Kiss of Death
Mad Hot Ballroom
Mona Lisa Is Missing
Ralphie May: Austin-tatious
Terms and Conditions May Apply
That’s What I Am
Truth or Die
Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin

Leaving May 2:

Slightly Single in L.A.

Leaving May 3:

JFK: The Smoking Gun

Leaving May 4:

Stealing Harvard

Leaving May 6:

Finding Normal

Leaving May 7:

JFK: A President Betrayed

Leaving May 9:

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Tears of the Sun

Leaving May 10:

The Score

Leaving May 12:

The Ladykillers

Leaving May 13:

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Leaving May 14:

The Master of Disguise

Leaving May 15:

A Pope for Everyone
Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever
The Greatest Places: IMAX
In Her Skin
The Quest (Season 1)
Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX
Tiger Eyes

Leaving May 16:

Blade Runner (Theatrical Cut)
The Last Tycoon

Leaving May 19:

Peep World

Leaving May 21:

Struck by Lightning

Leaving May 22:

Stand Off

Leaving May 23:

Black Hawk Down

Leaving May 27:

Escape from Tomorrow
Run & Jump
Vanishing of the Bees

Leaving May 28:


Leaving May 29:

These Birds Walk

Leaving May 31:


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Moana’ Finds Her Voice in Auli’i Cravalho

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

While hundreds of talented people from across the Pacific Islands were eager to try out for the role, Cravalho set her sights firmly on her sophomore year of high school. “I didn’t think I would have a chance,” she said. “When I was little, I used to dance around the house singing at the top of my lungs. In my mind, that was performing and I loved the feeling of it. But I never imagined being in a Disney movie, being Moana — representing my culture in that way.”

Fortunately, the film’s Hawaii casting director remembered an unrelated audition Cravalho did as part of an a cappella group, which had been submitted for a talent showcase for a charity. Feeling the local teen would be perfect for the Disney role, she tracked her and her mother down and invited Cravalho to audition. “Her audition was fantastic — she was such a raw talent,” said producer Osnat Shurer. “Auli’i was among a small number of girls we brought back for a second round of auditions. Then we flew her and her mom over to audition at our studios in Burbank.”

“Auli’i demonstrated a certain fearlessness in her auditions and call-backs,” said director John Musker. “She has a playful, mischievous wit. She can project vulnerability, she doesn’t seem intimidated at all by the challenges ahead, and her Polynesian background has helped shape her connection to family, hard work, and music. These are all qualities she shares with Moana.”

“Moana is a vibrant, tenacious 16-year-old growing up on an island where voyaging is forbidden,” added director Ron Clements. “But Moana has been drawn to the ocean since she can remember and is desperate to find out what’s beyond the confines of her island.”

Auli’i Cravalho has already started recording for the role, and Moana sails into U.S. theaters November 23.

Submissions Now Open for the 2016 She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase in Nashville

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) returns to Nashville for its third annual She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase. Submissions are now open for women in music of all genres to enter for a chance to perform. Click here to submit.

She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase

“We’re excited to come back to Nashville for the third year in a row. One of my favorite aspects of our showcases is to go through the submissions we receive. There are so many talented women out there, and I’m proud to provide them with an opportunity to perform in front of industry pros and fans,” said WiMN Founder, Laura B. Whitmore.

The She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase takes place on Thursday, June 23 from 8:30-11:00 p.m. during the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn., at The Listening Room Cafe on 217 2nd Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201, a short walk from the Music City Center, and is sponsored by 108 Rock Star Guitars. An optional $5 pre-sale or $7 door donation is requested. This showcase is open to all ages.

Artists interested in performing must submit an entry by May 3. Performers will be announced by May 13.

Click here to fill out the submission form and for official rules and regulations.

The WiMN also recently announced the official 2016 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase, taking place Friday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Hollywood during the ASCAP Expo. Now in its third year, the official showcase will feature Divinity Roxx, Anjali Ray, Maddy Vance, and Facing West. This free showcase will feature drink specials and giveaways.

About The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN)


Founded in 2012, the Women’s International Music Network unites women who work within all facets of the music and audio industries. With as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women’s International Music Network produces events such as the Women’s Music Summit, the WiMN She Rocks Showcases, and the She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ — Watch the First Teaser Trailer

Marvel’s Doctor Strange is one of this year’s most anticipated comic adaptations. Though the movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 4, Marvel has just released the very first teaser trailer.

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under their wing and trains him to defend the world against evil. Witness the power of the Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One.

Drew Barrymore and Princess Elsa ‘Let it Go’ in Mother Daughter Yoga Class

Drew Barrymore may be in the midst of a divorce, but it looks like her three-year-old daughter, Olive, is showing her how to “let it go.”

The incredibly cool mother-of-two recently took to Instagram to share an adorable bonding moment with her eldest daughter at a Mommy and Me yoga class. While Drew sported typical fitness apparel, it was Olive who stood out sporting Princess Elsa’s famous blue dress from Frozen. Celebrity parents: they too give into their children’s demands to attend events in-costume.

This candid look at Barrymore’s family life comes just days after she and husband Will Kopelman released a joint statement emphasizing the importance of prioritizing their children during the process of their divorce.

“Sadly our family is separating legally, although we do not feel this takes away from us being a family. Divorce might make one feel like a failure, but eventually you start to find grace in the idea that life goes on,” Barrymore and Kopelman told People magazine. “Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority.”

It looks like Drew Barrymore is doing just that.

Free Games Coming to Xbox Games with Gold April 2016

Xbox Live delivers a host of free services to more than 48 million subscribers, including free game demos, exclusive betas, entertainment and sports apps, Skype (for Xbox One), and access to free over-the-air live television from popular networks like NBC, CBS, and FOX.

For paid subscribers, Xbox Games with Gold gives gamers access to multiplayer gaming and party chat, game add-ons, exclusive discounts of up to 50-75% off select games, and of course, exclusive access to a hand-selected collection of games twice a month.

Here’s the full list of games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in April.

Free Games for Xbox Games with Gold April 2016

The Wolf Among Us

Xbox One — Available April 1

The Wolf Among Us

Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year, The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it’s like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.

Sunset Overdrive

Xbox One — Available April 16

Sunset Overdrive

In Sunset Overdrive, the year is 2027 and Sunset City is under siege. A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open-world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting, and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.

Dead Space

Xbox 360 — Available April 1

Dead Space

When an immense mining ship, the USG Ishimura, comes into contact with a mysterious alien artifact in a remote star system, its communications with Earth are mysteriously cut off. Dead Space follows Engineer Isaac Clarke, who is sent to repair the Ishimura’s communications array. But he arrives to find a living nightmare — the ship is a floating bloodbath and the crew unspeakably mutilated and infected by an ancient alien scourge. Clarke’s repair mission becomes one of survival as he fights not just to save himself, but to return the artifact to the planet… at any cost.

Saints Row IV

Xbox 360 — Available April 16

Saints Row IV

The epic conclusion to the game that changed all the rules! In Saints Row IV, the Saints have gone from the crack house to the White House — but the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overload Zinyak and his alien empire. With homies new and old by your side and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, you must save the world in the wildest open world game ever!

The Xbox One features cross-compatibility, so Xbox One gamers will have access to all of these games in April. Be sure to go grab March’s free games before it’s too late.

See the free games coming to PlayStation Plus April 2016.

Free Games Coming to PlayStation Plus April 2016

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service for PlayStation gamers that gives users access to premium features including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, regular store discounts of up to 75% off, and the ability to have system software updates and game patches downloaded and installed automatically to the console without prompting the user. The service also offers 10GB of internet storage space for up to 1,000 saved game files, a social network of friends and like-minded gamers, and best of all, a curated selection of free games each month across all PlayStation consoles — PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Here’s the full list of games coming to PlayStation Plus in April.

Free Games for PlayStation Plus April 2016

Dead Star


Dead Star

Combining the beauty of space combat, the fast-paced nature of arcade classics, and the depth of team-based gameplay with loads of awesome loot, Dead Star is a twin-stick shooter built around a deep multiplayer experience. Fight and scavenge your way through online battlefields whilst earning loot and levels to further customize your experience — including the ability to invade other live matches with a massive warship.




London is falling, how will you survive? The nail-biting survival experience of Zombi is pure survival horror where you will test your will to survive, but beware: one wrong move can cause you to lose everything. Resources are scarce, your enemies are numerous, and you never know when you’ll find more weapons, ammo, first aid, or food. How you allocate those resources determines if you live or die.

I Am Alive


I Am Alive

One year after the Event, a worldwide cataclysmic event that wiped out most of the human race, a man struggles for survival in a desolate city as he tries to reunite with his long lost wife and daughter. In I Am Alive, you will enter into a post-apocalyptic world where there are no supernatural threats, but as a survivor, you are forced to face the enduring anxiety of a now decaying hazardous world.

Savage Moon


Savage Moon

This action-packed tower defense strategy game takes you to distant planets where you must defend mining facilities from relentless Insectocyte monsters. Build towers in strategic locations in order to fend off wave after wave of increasingly tough attackers. Then use funds from kills and mining to build, upgrade, or research new weapons and technologies to strengthen your defenses. It will take equal parts skill and strategy to survive in Savage Moon.

A Virus Named Tom

PS Vita

A Virus Named Tom

A perfect place. A city without traffic. A dog that doesn’t poop. All products of the brilliant mind of Dr. X, but hell hath no fury like a mad scientist fired by a giant corporation. In this unique action-puzzler you take control of TOM, a virus created for one purpose: revenge. In A Virus Named Tom, you will hack your way through brain scrambling puzzles while maneuvering through a thumb-cramping maze of enemies.


PS Vita


Shutshimi is a randomized shoot’em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas. Armed with your trusty bullet-morphing shotgun, defeat or navigate through waves of enemies and collect powerups as you battle your way through each of the game’s bosses. But there’s a catch (there’s always a catch): you’ve been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece, so you’d better act fast!

You can gain access to these games on PlayStation Plus beginning April 5. In the meantime, go grab March’s free games before it’s too late.

See the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold April 2016.

What’s Coming to and Leaving Netflix April 2016

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns to Netflix this month with its second season, and we’re over here like:

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

It seems like we’ve been waiting 15 years in an underground bunker with an insane preacher for the return of our favorite mole woman and modern-day Pollyanna. We can’t wait to see what Kimmy Schmidt is up to now and from what we’ve seen in the season two trailer, there’s going to be some Christmas magic that is bound to be hilarious.

Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in April.

Coming to Netflix April 2016

Available April 1:

16 Blocks
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 5)
The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story
Beat Bobby Flay (Season 1)
Best in Show
Bob’s Burgers (Season 5)
Boogie Nights
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cutthroat Kitchen (Seasons 3 and 4)
Deep Impact
Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang
Dolphin Tale
Erin Brockovich
Fixer Upper (Season 2)
Frank and Cindy
Giada at Home (Season 7)
The Great Food Truck Race (Seasons 1 and 2)
House Hunters Collection (Collection 3)
House Hunters International Collection (Collection 3)
House Hunters International Renovation (Season 1)
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
Kids Baking Championship (Season 1)
Looking for Richard
Lost & Found Music Studios (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love It or List It, Too (Season 4)
The Mask You Live In
My Girl
Mystic River
The Next Best Thing
The Perfect Storm
The Phantom
The Princess Bride
Property Brothers at Home (Season 1)
The Ranch (Part 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers
The Right Stuff
Rising Sun
The Running Man
Say It Isn’t So
The Shawshank Redemption
Something’s Gotta Give
Sunset Boulevard
Transporter 3
Uncommon Valor
Under the Same Moon
V for Vendetta

Available April 5:

Walt Before Mickey

Available April 8:

God’s Pocket

Available April 9:

Look Who’s Back

Available April 10:

Girl Meets World (Season 2)

Available April 11:

TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 2)

Available April 12:


Available April 14:

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Available April 15:

Cuckoo (Season 3) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Kong: King of the Apes (Film and Series) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Film (Episode 1)
Series (Episodes 2-13)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 16:

How to Get Away with Murder (Season 2)

Available April 17:

Lost Girl (Season 5)
The Messengers (Season 1)

Available April 22:

Catching The Sun
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 24:


Available April 27:

Begin Again
The Fosters (Season 3)

Available April 29:

Danger Mouse (Season 1) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Special Correspondents — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Team Foxcatcher — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available April 30:

Sensitive Skin (Season 2)

Leaving Netflix April 2016

Leaving April 1:

101 Dalmations
2 Fast 2 Furious
Along Came a Spider
Along Came Polly
Bad Johnson
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection (Collection 1)
Berkeley in the Sixties
The Butcher’s Wife
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Chuck’s Eat the Street Collection (Collection 1)
Craiglist Joe
Dear Genevieve Collection (Collection 1)
Eureka (Season 4.0)
Hotel Rwanda
House of Wax
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Léon: The Professional
M*A*S*H (Seasons 1-11)
Nanny McPhee
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
Nine to Five
Pride & Prejudice
Remember Me
Rock Star
The Rundown
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball
Something New
Star Trek: Insurrection
Starship Troopers
The Tale of Despereaux
Throwdown with Bobby Flay Collection (Collection 1)
Vanilla Ice Goes Amish (Season 1)
The Vanilla Ice Project (Seasons 1-4)
The Wedding Date
The Whole Ten Yards

Leaving April 2:

Anchors Aweigh
Around the World in 80 Days: Special Edition
The Devil at 4 o’clock
High Society
On the Town
Pal Joey
Some Came Running
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Leaving April 3:

Short Poppies (Season 1)
Space Dogs

Leaving April 6:

The Passion of the Christ

Leaving April 10:

Let the Right One In

Leaving April 15:

All American Christmas Carol
A Royal Affair
Bill Cunningham New York
New York, I Love You

Leaving April 16:

Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Leaving April 17:

Lord of War

Leaving April 20:

Half Baked

Leaving April 22:

Freakshow (Season 1)

Leaving April 30:

Sordid Lives

The Tortured Life of Virginia Woolf, 75 Years After Her Death

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with MODE.

Is there a link between creativity and mental illness? My grandmother has always told me that there is a fine line between genius and madness, and even the Stanford Journal of Neuroscience [PDF] has delved into the prevalence of manic depressive disorder (or bipolar disorder) and schizophrenia among artists, noting a link between these altered mental states, creative thinking, and artistic production. For lived experiences, simply look to some of the most influential artists throughout history, many of whom based much of their work on the inner conflict brought on by mental illness, and some who eventually succumbed to those illnesses and took their own lives — Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, and Anne Sexton, just to name a few. One of those creative geniuses was Virginia Woolf, who committed suicide 75 years ago this month at the age of 59.

Virginia Woolf touched on the subject of mental illness in many of her books, we can assume by pulling from her own experiences with bipolar disorder that stemmed at least three mental breakdowns and numerous suicide attempts throughout her life. Her last attempt proved successful when on March 28, 1941, she filled the pockets of her overcoat with stones and walked into the River Ouse, drowning herself. Her last manuscript, Between the Acts, was finished just two weeks before her suicide and was published posthumously by the efforts of her surviving husband.

But there is so much more to Virginia Woolf than her suffering, and it can be debated for as long as there is psychology whether her mental illness was what informed her creativity and artistic production. One of the modernists of the Twentieth century, Woolf was a literary pioneer who earned accolades for her nonlinear, free prose style. The English writer and author of Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own was also a pacifist and second-wave feminist.

Check out the story slideshow below for even more insight and intrigue about the life and works of the great Virginia Woolf, 75 years after her death.

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Check out The Tortured Life of Virginia Woolf

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