Purple Rain is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100

Performing pretty well for a 33-year-old album—and explaining why the arguments and legal bickering surrounding Prince’s music catalog and fabled “vault” of unreleased music continue to be a big deal, money-wise—Purple Rain is suddenly back near the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. Specifically, the album’s deluxe…

Major record labels bidding as much as $35 million for Prince’s unreleased music

Earlier this year, Prince’s fabled music vault—the one filled with even more of his genius—was finally opened, though an accounting of the musical gems within has never really been made. The late icon had spoken openly about the collection, which was indeed secured in some kind of stronghold, musing that he didn’t…

This Tumblr preserves those precious shots of old Doritos bags in movies

All movies are documentaries in a way. They can’t help but reflect the times in which they were made. One thing that motion pictures have proven very good at doing is permanently capturing things that were meant to be ephemeral: fads, fashions, advertising campaigns, etc. If a movie takes place in any semblance of the…

What soundtrack or score do you want to see performed live?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The house formerly known as Prince’s in Purple Rain is for sale

So this is what it feels like when doves make real estate investments. Minnesota’s public radio station The Current reports the house used as the residence of “The Kid” in the film Purple Rain is for sale. That’s right: The four walls and a roof that appeared in a movie 31 years ago, and is 100 percent a place Prince…