Vale, Gene Wilder

No matter how old you are, chances you’ve seen and adored a Gene Wilder film. Sadly, the beloved actor passed away yesterday at 83 years old. Starring in movies since the ’60s, he played everything from Young Frankenstein to Sherlock Holmes’ “Smarter Brother,” and had roles in iconic films like “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Blazing Saddles.” Probably best known for bringing Roald Dahl’s character Willy …

Chromatics: Dear Tommy

The title track from the new Chromatics album (the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Kill for Love) Dear Tommy is—like most of their music—super-dark and haunting. The song, which boasts plenty of vocoder, is ominously slow and the video matches perfectly. Directed by the band themselves, it’s full of shattered glass, roses, blood and smoke—making it part horror movie, part creepy fairytale.

World’s Largest Ocean Reserve in Hawaii

Established in 2006, a remote Hawaiian ocean reserve called Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument covers 140,000 square miles and was protected in order to preserve wildlife and Hawaiian culture. Now, President Obama has more than quadrupled the reserve’s boundary, making it 582,578 square miles—the largest protected area on Earth. As well as being a sanctuary for “blue whales, short-tailed albatrosses, sea turtles, and the last Hawaiian …