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  • Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley!

    Shira Lazar
    shiralazar
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    My friend and fabulous YouTube creator Kingsley, who has been on What's Trending countless times, invited me on his podcast "Overexposed" this week! We chat about how my company and show What's Trending came to be, fangirl moments and 2014's most overexposed things in pop culture. Enjoy! The post Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley! appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • The Week in Books: 'Faeries,' rock titles and more faves

    USATODAY - Pop Candy
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Whitney shares some of her favorite new comics, bios and other pop-culture books.         
  • X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality

    Pop Culture
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Many Star Trek gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.» E-Mail This
  • No Concessions: Reliving “Boyhood”

    Popdose
    Bob Cashill
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The summer movie season may have ended but the indie phenomenon that is Boyhood continues. Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making portrait of a Houston youth, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), from age six to his freshman year at college. Critics greeted it with near-universal hosannas, and count me in as one of its admirers. But a certain amount of grumbling could also be detected–and when my almost-from-boyhood pal and Popdose colleague Jon Cummings went thumbs down, I knew it was time to hash it out. So here it goes, with me offering my positive take (with reservations) and…
  • New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster

    Empire News
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Anime magic returns to the big screenJapanese anime Ghost In The Shell is an Empire-acclaimed world cinema great, with the manga on which it's based celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the film has an upcoming re-release. It has a new poster to mark the occasion. Click below for a closer look. {Ghost In The Shell Poster} What’s so good about this film? Easy. It’s a feast of blistering visuals that wears its cyberpunk spirit on its sleeve and helped set up big Hollywood sci-fis ahead. Filmmakers from James Cameron to Steven Spielberg have acknowledged the…
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    Shira Lazar

  • Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley!

    shiralazar
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    My friend and fabulous YouTube creator Kingsley, who has been on What's Trending countless times, invited me on his podcast "Overexposed" this week! We chat about how my company and show What's Trending came to be, fangirl moments and 2014's most overexposed things in pop culture. Enjoy! The post Overexposed Podcast With Kingsley! appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • Say Hello To My New Site!

    shiralazar
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Hello again friends! Welcome back and welcome to a new and improved ShiraLazar.com design by my awesome friends at Generation YM. It's been a busy summer - What's Trending had a 3-month residency at YouTube with some awesome guests like musician Jason Derulo and Viners Brittany Furlan and Brandon Calvillo. We supported a great cause with Michael Buckley in NYC at the Samsung Hope For Children red carpet gala. Then, it was off to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival with King Bach, Kandee Johnson, Chester See, Glozell and Meghan Tonjes. June ended with non-stop action and interviews at…
  • The Breakdown: Stars from YouTube on 'The List'

    admin
    10 May 2014 | 5:49 am
    Chatting about YouTube stardom on TV's 'The List'- makes me more and more proud of to be part of this growing creative community: The post The Breakdown: Stars from YouTube on 'The List' appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • Entrepreneur's 60 Second Solutions

    admin
    16 Jun 2013 | 7:40 am
    The best advice is sometimes bite size! Enjoy these 60 second tips featured by Entrepreneur Magazine on social media and YouTube marketing that can help your brand: The post Entrepreneur's 60 Second Solutions appeared first on Shira Lazar.
  • 6 Highly Rated People Who I Think are Still Underrated

    admin
    14 Jun 2013 | 12:45 am
    I was humbled and honored to be included on Gary Vaynerchuk's list among entrepreneurs and innovators I look up to like Evan Williams, Anil Dash and Jason Fried! Click pic to read. The post 6 Highly Rated People Who I Think are Still Underrated appeared first on Shira Lazar.
 
 
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    Popdose

  • No Concessions: Reliving “Boyhood”

    Bob Cashill
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    The summer movie season may have ended but the indie phenomenon that is Boyhood continues. Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making portrait of a Houston youth, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), from age six to his freshman year at college. Critics greeted it with near-universal hosannas, and count me in as one of its admirers. But a certain amount of grumbling could also be detected–and when my almost-from-boyhood pal and Popdose colleague Jon Cummings went thumbs down, I knew it was time to hash it out. So here it goes, with me offering my positive take (with reservations) and…
  • The Three Strike Rule: “Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Series”

    Scott Malchus
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    This week, lifelong Welcome Back, Kotter fan Brian Boone helped with the review of this new complete series box set. Taking a stand-up comedian and translating their act or persona into a sitcom is a TV staple. But before FOX’s upcoming Mulaney, and before Roseanne’s sardonic stand-up routines on blue collar life became Roseanne, or Bill Cosby’s tales of exasperated fatherhood became The Cosby Show, there was Gabe Kaplan and Welcome Back, Kotter. This week, Shout! Factory released Welcome Back, Kotter: The Complete Series, the latest in the company’s long line of excellent…
  • ALBUM REVIEW: Ben Vita and the Renaissance Committee, “Biology”

    Allison Johnelle Boron
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Progressive, experimental, and yet, so personal and universal. Woodstock, NY-based musician Ben Vita deviates from his history of politically-charged material and creates something truly extraordinary — and wholly refreshing. At a time when Plasticine pop rules, a bit of avant-garde can go a long way. On Biology, Vita’s latest record, he’s joined by a group of players and friends known as the Renaissance Committee, who unarguably add something invaluable to the album via a wealth of instruments and adventurous creativity. Vita allows them to flow with the music, guided…
  • The Friday Five: August 29, 2014

    Michael Parr
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments. The Five: “Lucretia My Reflection” by The Sisters of Mercy (from Floodland, 2006) Only Andrew Eldritch can make a 4-bar drum and bass loop…
  • The Popdose Mixtape: Labor Day 2014 Edition

    Jack Feerick
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Welcome once again to the Popdose Labor Day mixtape, that quixotic collection of work songs, union anthems, and hymns to the working men and women of America — our annual musical dispatch from the ass-end of the class divide. And what a year it’s been! It’s never a bad time to be rich in America, but the past twelve months have been particularly good. Politicians continue to embarrass themselves in their eagerness to accommodate the wishes of wealthy donors. Indeed, corporate donors are increasingly brazen about demanding a return on investment when they dabble in politics — and the…
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    Empire News

  • New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Anime magic returns to the big screenJapanese anime Ghost In The Shell is an Empire-acclaimed world cinema great, with the manga on which it's based celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the film has an upcoming re-release. It has a new poster to mark the occasion. Click below for a closer look. {Ghost In The Shell Poster} What’s so good about this film? Easy. It’s a feast of blistering visuals that wears its cyberpunk spirit on its sleeve and helped set up big Hollywood sci-fis ahead. Filmmakers from James Cameron to Steven Spielberg have acknowledged the…
  • Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's bookWhether or not Michael Bay ends up directing Transformers 5, high-concept sci-fi vehicles are clearly still a part of his future. He's currently in the process of setting up Cosmic Motors at Warner Bros., a film based on Daniel Simon's book of lavish concept art. Kyle Ward, who wrote Machete Kills and the new Hitman movie Agent 47, has been tasked with creating the screenplay.{Cosmic Motors Book}Ward will also need to come up with a narrative on which to hang it, since Cosmic Motors in book form is more about concept than story. Simon has worked as a car…
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Stays Atop US Box Office

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    As Above, So Below is fourth on a sluggish holiday weekendThis summer is being labelled a disappointment at the American box office, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Yet there remain some bright spots, including Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, which saw off new competition from a horror movie and Pierce Brosnan back in action, with Rocket Raccoon and the rest handily spending another weekend at the top of the charts.Guardians, which is now officially the top grossing film in the US domestic charts, added $16.3 million this four-day Labor Day weekend for a $274.6 million…
  • Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TVIt has been 20 years since controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier first haunted television with the spooky supernatural fantasy series The Kingdom, which ran between 1994 and 1997. Now, according to production company TrustNordisk, he has a new idea in the works called The House The Jack Built.Originally announced by producer Louise Vesh at a Nymphomaniac screening/press conference at the Venice Film Festival (where the writer/director was briefly present, but only via computer screen), the series is being kept a secret for now, but will,…
  • Dan Stevens And More Rumoured For Escape From New York Reboot

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal also on the wishlistThe idea to reboot John Carpenter’s action classic Escape From New York has been rumoured one moment and then shoved back into the realm of myth the next for years now. But Starlog is reporting that Joel Silver’s production company is pushing ahead to make it happen, with a rumoured casting wish list for the new Snake Plissken that includes Dan Stevens, Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal.This remake has been strolling around the development compound for ages now, snarling at the gatekeepers and crushing cigarette butts beneath its…
 
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    Total Film News

  • Wesley Snipes returning to Blade franchise?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    New Line's planned revival of the Blade franchise could be about to receive a massive boost, with reports claiming that Wesley Snipes is set to agree a return to the series' title role. According to The Daily News, Snipes is close to agreeing a return to the vampire-filled action saga, continuing the actor's comeback following his two-and-a-half-year spell in prison. Having recently appeared in The Expendables 3, Snipes is keen to reestablish his action credentials, even if at 51 years of age, he would certainly be on the older end of the superhero spectrum. "I’d love to get back in the…
  • New TV spot lands for Big Hero 6: watch now

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Big Hero 6 has released a new TV spot to coincide with the end of the school holidays, in which cuddly robot Baymax offers a word of comfort to returning pupils (and teachers) everywhere. “You will be alright,” intones the robot, soothingly. “There, there”. We’d imagine there are more than a few people who could do with hearing that this week! Meanwhile, there are a couple of new snippets of footage in the ultra-brief spot, including Baymax’s adorable attempts to get to grips with a football… Take a look at the new spot, below… The new film will follow the adventures of teen…
  • Liam Neeson would reprise Ra’s al Ghul role “in a heartbeat”

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Liam Neeson has been discussing the part of Ra’s al Ghul, newly announced as the primary villain in the next series of Arrow, and would be open to reprising the role should the chance come his way. No official casting has been announced as yet, but when Neeson was asked by MTV whether he would consider it, the star was unequivocal in his enthusiasm… “No, I haven't, I haven't at all,” said Neeson, when asked whether he had been contacted by the show. “I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah, very much so.” And even if the call doesn’t come, Neeson still has some advice…
  • New trailer arrives for Shaun The Sheep: watch now

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Aardman Animation has released a new trailer for Shaun The Sheep, in which the titular critter finds himself amongst the bright lights of the big city. Shaun and the rest of the flock have gone walkabouts from their farm, you see, only to discover that city living is a lot scarier than they might have imagined. And when the hard-ass warden of the city’s animal shelter gets wind of the flock’s presence, it isn’t long before Shaun and co. find themselves in real danger. Take a look at the new trailer, below… While this latest trailer doesn’t go too deep into the plot beyond the basic…
  • Charlie Hunnam to star in Escape From New York remake?

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    We haven’t heard anything about the proposed Escape From New York remake for a little while, but that could be about to change in the wake of some new casting rumours. According to Starlog, Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are looking to secure a leading man to play Snake Plissken, with Charlie Hunnam currently sitting pretty at the top of their list. Hunnam is reportedly the number one choice, although Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are also being considered as alternatives, given that Hunnam’s schedule could potentially pose a problem. Meanwhile, the report claims that this new version of…
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    Ain't It Cool News Feed

  • WALKING DEAD!! BOARDWALK EMPIRE!! AGENTS OF SHIELD!! SOUTH PARK!! NEW GIRL!! HOMELAND!! GOTHAM!!

    hercules
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    WALKING DEAD!! BOARDWALK EMPIRE!! AGENTS OF SHIELD!! SOUTH PARK!! NEW GIRL!! HOMELAND!! GOTHAM!! FLASH!! SURVIVOR!! RESURRECTION!! PARENTHOOD!! BURGERS!! BLACKLIST!! BANG!! VOICE!! SLEEPY!! PERSON!! UTOPIA!! ANARCHY!! Z!! Read the full article on AICN BY DATE Houdini (History) Sept. 1 Highway To Sell Disc) Sept. 1 Ink Master (Spike) Sept. 2 Inside The NFL (Showtime) Sept. 2 19 Kids & Counting (TLC) Sept. 2 Tattoo Nightmares (Spike) Sept. 2 Yukon Men (Discovery) Sept. 2 Ali G Rezurection (FXX) Sept. 3 Fools Gold (AP) Sept. 3 League (FXX) Sept. 3 My Friends Call Me Johnny (History) Sept. 3…
  • A New Clip From STAR WARS REBELS!!

    merrick
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    The show arrives at the end of this month. Read the full article on AICN Here’s a fresh clip from STAR WARS REBELS, which premieres on Disney XD’s app the end of this month, and on Disney channels proper in early October.      ———— Glen Oliver “Merrick” - e-mail - Twitter Finish the article on AICN
  • Abortionist Killers On PBS!! HOUDINI Hits History!! Angie Returns To THE DOME!! New DALLAS, PARADISE

    hercules
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Abortionist Killers On PBS!! HOUDINI Hits History!! Angie Returns To THE DOME!! New DALLAS, PARADISE, WOLF, WILD, MASTERCHEF, MODEL, NINJA, HOTEL, BEACH, & RAW!! PARTNERS & MISTRESSES Finales!! UNAUTHORIZED SAVED BY THE BELL STORY!! Read the full article on AICN History’s “Houdini” was scripted by the great Nicholas Meyer, who was also behind “The Seven Percent Solution,” “Time After Time” and some of the better Kirk-Spock movies. Returning tonight: Houdini (9pm History) Highway To Sell (10pm Disc)   2013 “Under The Dome” Ratings (Adults 18-49; older weeks in…
  • Fantastic Fest 2014 Trailer Wave Part 2!

    Nordling
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    Here's some of the second wave of Fantastic Fest trailers! Fantastic Fest takes place 9.18 through 9/25! Read the full article on AICN Nordling here. I can't wait for Fantastic Fest.  Just three more weeks of going through the daily slog, and then it'll be karaoke, parties, and movies, movies, movies.  Some great films were announced for the second wave of programming, and I found as many trailers I could find.  Sadly, there are no trailers yet for JOHN WICK, ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, and a couple of others, and some of these trailers do not have translation on them, but the imagery alone…
  • ‘That Is Exactly What I Am Afraid Of!!’ Trailer For Season Five Of DOWNTON ABBEY!!

    hercules
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    ‘That Is Exactly What I Am Afraid Of!!’ Trailer For Season Five Of DOWNTON ABBEY!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Oh, Charles Carson, how we’ve missed you. Season five of the fabulous, record-breaking, Emmy-nominated series, now set in 1924, launches Sept. 21 in Britain and Jan. 4 on PBS. Follow Herc on Twitter!! Follow Evil Herc on Twitter!!   Blu At Last Sept. 16!! $8 Blu-ray: Finish the article on AICN
 
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    Popular Culture News -- ScienceDaily

  • Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence. "These findings suggest that marijuana use is predictive of lower levels of aggression towards one's partner in the following year," authors say.
  • How do former churchgoers build a new moral identity?

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    As their moral perspectives change, disillusioned churchgoers find it increasingly difficult to remain associated with their church, yet many also find it difficult to leave. According to a new study, former churchgoers experience deep identity crises as their most important relationships and beliefs are put at risk.
  • Fact or fiction: Which do moviegoers prefer?

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Do you feel sadder watching a documentary about war or a drama about a young person dying of cancer? According to a new study, consumers mistakenly believe they will have stronger emotional reactions when stories are based on true events rather than fiction.
  • Organic vs. paid advertising? Inside the mind of an online browser

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    The keyword term a consumer uses in their search engine query can predict the likelihood that they will click on an organic or paid advertisement. That's according to new research that takes a unique look at a consumer's behavior between the keyword search and the point-of-click. The new information may give marketers the edge in converting even more consumer clicks on their sites.
  • In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Are young people losing the ability to read emotions in our digital world? Scientists report that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other screen did substantially better at reading emotions than sixth-graders from the same school who, as usual, spent hours each day looking at their smartphones and other screens.
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    Ulamonge blog - [street art, design, art, pop culture, news, life]

  • OBEY IN CHICAGO

    Ulamonge
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    OBEY IN CHICAGO from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.Last month, Shepard and the OBEY crew hit Chi-Town on the second leg of their 8 city mural tour. Along with the massive mural that Shepard did on the Columbia College Building, he curated Art Alliance: Provocateurs Show, which featured 200 pieces from various artists such as Keith Haring, D*Face, Space Invader, Jamie Reid, Swoon, Retna, Cleon Peterson, Pose, Faile, Jim Houser, Stanley Donwood and list goes on and on. Check out the video and full recap of the events and madness that took place while the OBEY crew were in the Windy City
  • C215 - myFINBEC 2014

    Ulamonge
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    C215 - myFINBEC 2014 from Rebild Productions on Vimeo.C215 painting for myFINBEC 2014
  • 180ID Ella & Pitr

    Ulamonge
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    180ID Ella & Pitr from Canal180 on Vimeo.Short documentary about the street artists, ELLA & PITR, from France, and their work at 180 Creative Camp.[ Check their work: papierspeintres.net ]180 Creative Camp 2014 took place in the Portuguese town of Abrantes from July 13-20. For more info visit creativecamp.canal180.pt/Directed by Victor Santos (filmesdamente.com)Produced by Canal180: a TV channel based in Portugal focused on culture, art & creativitycanal180.pt/en/
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Comic-Con Red Band Trailer

    Ulamonge
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. Director: Frank Miller and Robert RodriguezRelease: 8/22/2014Studio: Dimension FilmsWebsite: http://sincity-2.comStarring: Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Chung, Lady Gaga, and…
  • Disney's Big Hero 6 - Official US Trailer 1

    Ulamonge
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Disney's Big Hero 6 opens in theatres in 3D November 7, 2014."Big Hero 6" is a heartfelt comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, clean freak Wasabi No-Ginger, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a cutting-edge robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of…
 
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    POPHANGOVER

  • Gwyneth Paltrow on Chris Martin Dating Jennifer Lawrence: “Hey, He Could Do Way Worse.” Uuh…

    Georgie
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence have been dating for about two months, and yes, that feels just as weird to type as the first time I typed it.   Us Magazine has been following the new couple (god this is weird), and recently posted an article about how Martin is “wooing” Lawrence:  By writing her songs and taking her to fancy restaurants.  You know, normal things a 16 year old with a large bank account and a thriving love for stretched metaphors does to win a girl’s heart!  None of this is surprising, and frankly all of it makes me feel MUCH better about being…
  • Jennifer Hudson Stands Up to Cancer By Singing About It…

    Georgie
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Pardon my French, but fuck cancer.   I can’t name a single person who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way — this disease takes millions of lives a year and it must be stopped.  One of the efforts in trying to raise money for beating this horrible disease is Stand Up to Cancer — a special event that will take place September 5th at 8pm, featuring musical guests, celebrities, and more, in an effort to raise money to fight against cancer.   In honor of the upcoming event, Jennifer Hudson recently recorded “Remission,” a catchy song about…
  • Bill Murray Just Did Another Bill Murray-ish Thing, And We WANT MORE!

    Georgie
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Bill Murray collecting tickets for the St. Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team he is the co-owner of.   Bill Murray is one of the coolest people alive.  From creating some of the funniest and most iconic characters on the screen, to giving some of the best love and marriage advice to some random young men, anytime Bill Murray does anything, we love it.  So it came as no surprise when he showed up at a Minor League Baseball Game for the St. Paul Saints, and surprised fans by taking their tickets and catching the first pitch thrown by the town’s mayor.   Watch Bill…
  • 21 Sext Messages That Did Not End Well…

    Georgie
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    < > < > 1/212/213/214/215/216/217/218/219/2110/2111/2112/2113/2114/2115/2116/2117/2118/2119/2120/2121/21 The post 21 Sext Messages That Did Not End Well… appeared first on POPHANGOVER.
  • Britney Spears + 10 Other Hot Celebrity Women Who’ve Been Cheated On…

    Georgie
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    How could you cheat on Britney, bitch?!    TMZ released the story yesterday that Britney Spears‘ boyfriend of a year and a half, David Lucado, cheated on her.  Apparently there is a video going around in which Lucado is shown making out and dancing with another woman in August.  Britney found out when TMZ reached out to her father, Jamie Spears, for comment.  Daddy Spears then not only TOLD Britney about the tape in question, he actually bought the tape to save his daughter from the horror and humiliation of the tape going around.  #TeamBritneysDad     As expected,…
 
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    Radar Online

  • Kate Upton’s Lawyer Confirms Racy Naked Pictures Are Real

    Gina Bacchiocchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    First Jennifer Lawrence, now Kate Upton. The day after the Hunger Games actress’ rep confirmed the leaked nude photos of her client were indeed authentic, a lawyer for the stunning supermodel also admitted the hacked pictures were real. “This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton’s privacy,” lawyer Lawrence Shire told BuzzFeed. “We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible.” PHOTOS: Secret Sex Tapes — The Skin Flicks That Shocked The World The shocking set of snaps show the…
  • Jennifer Lopez Attends The 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show Grand Prix

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    1 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
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  • Shocking Nude Photo Scandal: Jennifer Lawrence Reportedly ‘Horrified’ By Naked Picture Leak As Other Alleged Victims Speak Out

    Gina Bacchiocchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Jennifer Lawrence’s team has contacted the police about her leaked nude photos, but the damage has already been done. According to Hollywood Life, the Oscar-winner, 24, is “horrified” that private pictures of the star posing topless and laying in nothing but lace panties have been exposed for the world to see. “Jen is horrified over this leak and knows that this will possibly effect her upcoming roles,” a source told the website. “She knows that A-list stars don’t have this type of controversy attached to them and is very much horrified over the whole situation.” PHOTOS:…
  • Rehab? Kourtney, Momager Kris Suggest ‘Depressed’ Scott Needs Help After Third Pregnancy Announcement; ‘Lord’ Whines ‘You Just Keep Suckering Me Into These Kids!’

    Radar Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Kourtney Kardashian’s announcement of her third pregnancy was not happy news to her longtime baby daddy, Scott Disick. In fact, viewers of Sunday night’s Keeping Up with The Kardashians episode saw ‘Lord’ Disick criticize Kourtney for getting pregnant again, and after he was MIA, the reality TV sister asked mom Kris Jenner if he should go into rehab Radar Online | Scott Disick’s Boozing Causing Strain With Kourtney Kardashian, Again Scott Disick’s road to recovery continues to be a jagged one, as his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, wants him to enter rehab. Read more… The…
  • Ashlee Simpson Weds Evan Ross At Groom’s Mother Diana’s Connecticut Estate

    Gina Bacchiocchi
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    A long weekend to remember! Ashlee Simpson and her boyfriend of more than a year, Evan Ross, said “I do” on Sunday at the Greenwich, Connecticut, estate of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay actor’s iconic singer mother, Diana Ross. The bride, who split from husband Pete Wentz, the father of her 5-year-old son, in 2011, donned a pearl-embellished wedding dress and $750,000 in Neil Lane jewels, according to Us Weekly. PHOTOS: Eric Johnson Catches A Flight At LAX With Baby Ace The Simpson family’s little ones played an active role in the ceremony: The 29-year-old was escorted down the aisle…
 
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    Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News | VH1 Celebrity

  • Celebrities Barbecue Like Real Human Beings

    VH1
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    View Photo Gallery By Christopher Rosa  We hope you’re celebrating this ‘Merica-filled holiday with a tradition as old as, well, the United States: barbecues. If burgers and hot dogs are on your agenda, you’re in great company: Stars love getting their grill on just like us earthlings. From classic cookouts to yummy street vendors, Niall Horan, Lady Gaga and even President Barack Obama have been caught indulging in a little backyard grub. And while some celebrities hide behind their movies and music videos to enjoy some grilled goodies (ahem, Zac Efron and Will…
  • What You Missed On VH1: 2014 Emmy Edition

    Diane Cho
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last week on VH1 was all about the Emmys. Read up on the worst dressed red carpet celebrities, hottest arm candy couples, essential Emmy winners streaming on Netflix and more. Who would you invite to the Emmys? Here are the arm candy hotties that graced this year’s red carpet. [VH1] Here’s our Emmy worst dressed list. Agree or disagree? [VH1] Watch Breaking Bad, Sherlock, American Horror Story and other Emmy winners on Netflix tonight. [VH1] True Detective director and Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga became an overnight hot sensation. [VH1] Despite what it may have looked like,…
  • Video Vixens By The Numbers

    Diane Cho
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    August was an amazing I <3 Video Vixens month full of iconic vixens, hunks in trunks, the hottest hip hop video vixens of all time and much more. But we’re not done yet. Did you know Alicia Silverstone wrote a book or that Naomi Campbell has more fragrances than you’ll ever need in a lifetime? Here are some fun and interesting vixen stats that will rock your world and make you love these vixens even more. [Photo: Getty]
  • The 25 Hottest Twitpics And Instagrams of August 2014

    Diane Cho
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    View Photo Gallery Summer is coming to a close but these scorching hot Twitpics and Instagrams should cheer you up. We’ve got teeny tiny bikinis, sizzling red carpet shots and of course all of the best beach bodies around. Our VH1 fam can relate with their own sexy pics that will leave you drooling. Check out this month’s photos of your favorite celebrities looking fine as hell because next month, summer will be long gone and you can say goodbye to these gorgeous beach bodies. [Photo: Instagram @iamerica_mena, @jlo & @aubreyoday]
  • Are Kendall Jenner’s Boobs Getting More Attention Than Her?

    Taylor Ferber
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    View Photo Gallery As the second youngest sibling of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, we can only assume Kendall Jenner has been taught how to work those Kardashian kurves. While she’s taking the modeling world by storm, we’ve seen Kendall grow into her own, and by grow into her own, we mean show the world that Kim’s not the only sister who can become globally recognized by her famous assets. But for Kendall, it’s not the booty… she likes to give us a good look at another body part that she may feel is being overlooked. Yes, 2014 has been Kendall’s year…
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  • 20 Solutions to the Most Obnoxious Tech Problems

    Lisette-Mejia
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    We all laugh at how ridiculous first-world problems are - until they happen to us. And when they have to do with our cell phones, computers, or any other tech we rely on daily . . . fugget about it. In no particular order, here are the most catastrophic problems (ha!) along with practical solutions to soothe your soul. Source: Instagram user teaspringthorpe
  • September's Tech Must Haves Are Made For Small Spaces

    Kelly-Schwarze
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Whether you're moving into a dorm or your first apartment, don't forget about your tech! These accessories will help keep your space nice and tidy, because there's absolutely no room for clutter. From pocketable cable management to a chic laptop stand, our September must haves were handpicked with cozy quarters in mind. Read on to see what our editors are swearing by when it comes to small spaces.
  • Proof That Instagram's Hyperlapse App Makes Everyone's Videos Better

    Hilary-White
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Instagram has been an outlet for photographic and video storytelling since it was first introduced, and though we've seen new photo apps to make your Instas shine come and go over the past few years, none have been quite as hyped up as the latest and maybe greatest - Hyperlapse. The user-friedly app from Instagram itself has simplified the process of producing sleek, smooth, and creative high-quality time-lapse videos. Check it out in action below. All the little ants are marching. Jimmy Fallon tried the app out on The Tonight Show. You literally can't lose with a cute dog video. This is kind…
  • Ride On! The 10 Coolest Bike Gadgets to Hit the Road

    Nicole-Nguyen
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Get biking while the Sun's still out! We're turning our favorite human-powered machines into high-tech transporters with gadgets. Pledge to put one less car on the road, and scroll down to see which gear will make your bike ride safe and efficient. These accessories are jaw-droppingly cool - we dare you not to buy them all!
  • Behold, the World's Funniest WiFi Names

    Lisette-Mejia
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    It's the little things that count, right? Like WiFi names that can actually make you laugh out loud or think, "Damn, why didn't I think of that?" We've come across some pretty legendary ones recently (many straight from you!), and of course, we just have to share 'em. All of these are 100 percent real, from the passive-aggressive ones aimed at neighbors to the downright witty. Did we miss any good ones? Chime in with your favorites! Source: Instagram user chelsieoninstagram WiFightIt Drop it like it's hotspot Abraham Linksys John Wilkes Bluetooth To use, bring booze Source: Instagram user…
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  • Mamma Chia Review and Giveaway

    First Class Fashionista
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I was invited to try Mammma Chia one week, and the very next week my daughter was telling me about it when I was helping her get settled in for another year of college in NYC. The day before I was to return home, I wanted to take her grocery shopping to fill her kitchen will healthy food. I met Annie in the morning at Trader Joe’s in Union Square and she happened to have a Mamma Chia Vitality drink in her hand! She asked, “Do you know about Mamma Chia?” Inquisitively I said, “No, I don’t.” Then I told her about my upcoming project, so she was super excited…
  • Amp Up Your Style with Tresemme Styling Tips on Walmart.com

    First Class Fashionista
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Beehive pony, loose waves to braided faux hawk, last Sunday Tresemme worked behind the scenes of MTV’s VMAs to create some of the most glamorous red carpet hairstyles. The good news is: Tresemme is not only a professional product, but it’s also an affordable product. Walmart and Tresemme want you to know that they’ve teamed up to help you get salon gorgeous hair this VMA season too. You’ll love the helpful how-to video tutorials featuring styling tips from Tresemme stylists posted on Walmart.com! Whether it was a center-part or slicked back, sleek and straight hair was…
  • Step Up Your Brow Game

    First Class Fashionista
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Although I’ve always had a personal obsession with my eyebrows, I’m starting to notice that there’s been more and more attention being diverted to our forehead friends as of late. If you haven’t been noticing, please take a moment to look up the hashtag #browgame on your favorite social media platform, and prepare for the mass amounts of posts that will follow. What is “brow game”? This new eyebrow trend not only embraces the often-times bushy brows of women, but actually works to achieve them. Young starlets like Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne are at the…
  • Old Spice Stairs Commercial is About Successful Combinations

    First Class Fashionista
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The Old Spice “head to toes” Stairs commercial is about a mandroid, half-man/half-robot, who says he loves human women and explains that he uses Old Spice products all over his body to smell like a real human man. Thanks to Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, mandroid is irresistible. He misses a step in a high-end restaurant and falls, landing atop an occupied table for two. He asks the woman, “Is this seat taken?” She gets a whiff of the Old Spice and replies, “It is now.” Yes, Old Spice Swagger does it…
  • Get Results with Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

    First Class Fashionista
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    I’ve had my laugh lines as far back as I can remember, like almost forever. Looking at old photographs, I think they were there when I was six years old. I smile from ear to ear, especially when I’m laughing, and I’ve had the wonderful privilege in life to laugh at least one hardy laugh a day. So, the first question I had when I started using the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair kit, courtesy of Vogue, was: At what age should you start using anti-aging moisturizers or serums? This was an important question because my teenage daughter even wanted to try it! “I’ve…
 
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  • 10 Groovy Things to Do in September starring Margaret Cho, Spencer Day & Chita Rivera

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Since there are so many groovy plays, musicals, concerts and events, this is my monthly list to help promote a few of them (click on a title for more information or to purchase tickets):1) 50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?September 5 - 14 at NYC's Walter Reade TheaterGet ready for some of the "filthiest people alive" heading once again to the big screen. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will celebrate legendary director and personality John Waters's five decades in filmmaking with a complete retrospective, the first in the United States. The event will be comprised of his 12…
  • Dish of the Day #1477: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.Today's Dish is Matt Mendrun by photographer James Franklin.
  • Deep Dish Pool Party #84

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.1) Dish #531: MattWeek 2, 34 invites out of 2452) Dish #210: David WilliamsW2, 33 invites3) Dish #1352: Connor MoxamLW #1, W26, 32 invites4) Dish #30: Matt KirkhamW2, 27 invites4) Dish #841: Jason TaubW2, 27 invites6) Dish #1472: Chris Kohrs7) Dish #1473: Bernardo Velasco8) Dish #14749) Dish #147510) Dish…
  • Dish of the Day #1476: Hot Cops Week

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll.
  • Dish of the Day #1475: Hot Cops Week

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.
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  • ACHING FOR CHANGE IN NEW YORK TIMES’ TENNIS COVERAGE

    Greg Victor
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Here we go again. Just when the tennis world is in New York City, the good old New York Times comes out with tennis coverage that is embarrassing in its attempt to ignore the beauty of the sport while fulfilling the newspaper’s ongoing, dismal, politically correct agenda. What is it with our national obsession to […]
  • At This Point, The US OPEN Semifinalists Just Might Be…

    Greg Victor
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    As usual, it’s all about The Big 3: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And since it’s 2014, we’ll throw Stan Wawrinka in there as the Rafa replacement (who won’t be playing in this year’s US Open, due to a wrist injury). But what if (and I know, it’s a big “if”) something unexpected […]
  • New Music Worth Knowing About: Matt Harlan’s ‘Raven Hotel’

    Greg Victor
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:29 am
    Matt Harlan — Raven Hotel ***½ (out of 4 stars) Label: Berkalin Records The Texas singer/songwriter. It is one of our nation’s greatest occupations. There must be, in the Lone Star State, just the right set of influences and experiences-to-be-had to make the most profound chords and words that explain them. Matt Harlan is the […]
  • New Folk Music: Dulcie Taylor — ‘Only Worn One Time’

    Greg Victor
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Dulcie Taylor – Only Worn One Time *** (out of 4 stars) Label: Mesa/Bluemoon Records Singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor creates unforgettable atmospheres with her music. She brings life to characters and let’s us in on their points of view. It is storytelling at its most enthralling. Her new album, Only Worn One Time, is full of […]
  • GEORGE STRAIT TO RELEASE ‘THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY’ LIVE ALBUM SEPT. 16

    Greg Victor
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away Two-Hour Concert Special Airs August 29 Exclusively on CMT George Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” His music career spans more than 30 years; includes 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre; and boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any […]
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  • Jimi Hendrix

    Daniel Edlen
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Craziness is like heaven. The more you get into it they’re going to say, ‘Damn, that cat’s really flipped out. Oh, he’s gone now.’ But if you’re producing and creating, you’re getting closer to your own heaven. - Jimi Hendrix
  • Johnny Cash

    Daniel Edlen
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. - Johnny Cash
  • Aretha Franklin

    Daniel Edlen
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Trying to grow up is hurting, you know you make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more. - Aretha Franklin
  • Comedians

    Daniel Edlen
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin WilliamsEvery closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing. - Bill CosbyNot only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did. - George CarlinYou want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it. - Steve Martin
  • Ozzy Osbourne

    Daniel Edlen
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The power of people, when they focus on something positive, never fails to amaze me. - Ozzy Osbourne
 
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  • How to Make Your Post Titles Display Before Blog Title on Blogger

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Updated: Hundreds of people have emailed me wanting more information about how to make individual post titles show up before your blog title in Google search results, that I just had to update this post with more detailed information. Showing the individual post or article title first, before your blog title (the name of your blog) on Blogger, tells readers and most of all, the search engines, exactly what your article is about. SEO is very important. This allows you to receive targeted readers who are directly interested in your blog content and are more prone to do the following actions:…
  • Even If I Stole: One Resident’s View of Police Chief Thomas' Attempt at Transparency

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Michael Brown, Murdered, August 9, 2014 The fact that city of #Ferguson  police  Chief Thomas Jackson released a video today displaying a man engaged in a "strong-arm robbery", while simultaneously releasing the name of Officer Darren Wilson as the police officer who murdered unarmed, 18 year-old Michael Brown (#MikeBrown)  feels to many of us who live in the area and surrounding areas, like yet another militaristic attempt at combat. Blaming The Victim This sort of shameful blaming the victim has got to stop. There has been neither trial, judge, nor jury for Mike Brown.
  • Last Night’s ‘Glee’ A Hit: One Less Beautiful Home to Sing

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    “Glee”  is a hit, really.  Last night’s episode was no different.  The unique musical choices and arrangements are like none other, including "Home," from the Wiz, made popular by Stephanie Mills, who was on The Monique Show last week, "A House Is Not A Home," by Luther Vandross, Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," and "One Less Bell to Answer" (The 5th Dimension). There’s nothing even remotely similar on television today, believe me.  I searched.  To come even close, you’d have to create a mash-up of something from the 1950’s, morph it into a whole lot of…
  • Enspyre Nominated for Kreativ Blog Award: Check in to See Who Else is Hot

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Divalicious recently nominated this blog for a Kreativ Blog Award, which is a really cool meme.  This prestigious award is given to bloggers who publish ingenius, informative, entertaining pop culture blogs that are also viewed as visually appealing.  The Kreativ Blog Award is quite similar to our Pop Culture Bloggie Award. Then the onus is on that blogger to share seven things they love with their readers.  Upon doing that, they are asked to nominate other bloggers who they think also fit the bill. So, now, it's my turn!    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ …
  • What Do American Pop Culture Icons Jean Michel Basquiat, Run DMC, and Vincent "The Prince" Gallo Have in Common?

    26 Jan 2012 | 12:06 pm
    In the midst of working on an article for my blog, I took a short entertainment break and uncovered something great.  I came across one of the most ground-breaking and important videos  of all time, as far as hip-hop culture goes. It's definitely an oldie-but-goodie, one that will indubitably go down in hip-hop and American pop culture history, that's for certain. The video is from the June 29, 1984 pilot episode of television show "Graffiti Rock & Other Hip Hop Delights".  The show was intended to be an ongoing episodic hip-hop dance show, patterned after other popular…
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  • FOG! Chats With Director Greg Franklin About Animating Johnny Ryan's PRISON PIT

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Interview conducted by Stefan BlitzHailed by The Comics Journal as a "perversely pure, single-minded commitment to vileness" and by VICE magazine as "important", Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit is an animated adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel Prison Pit: Book One. The stripped down, boundary-less tale of hulking monster men beating the crap out of each other is now available as an animated series from Los Angeles based studio, 6 Point Harness. FOG! was fortunate enough to chat briefly with series director Greg Franklin about adapting the beloved cult comic series.Read…
  • THE WAKE (comic review)

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    By Ben ChapmanThe Wake hit me in a way that I was not expecting.I remember sitting in a panel at Emerald City Comic Con this year where writer Scott Snyder was talking about The Wake in great detail.He said that this book was just a pet project for him and the artist Sean Murphy; that this was a title that they could take risks on and do things they had never done before.Listening to him speak so passionately about the book made me really want to break my waiting-until-it-was-over-pact, but somehow I managed to make it until it was finished and won multiple Eisner awards.After closing the…
  • SGT. BILKO / THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES Comes to DVD!

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Complete Series Available for the First Time on DVDNovember 4th, 2014 from Shout! FactoryOne of the all-time classic series from the golden age of television, Sgt. Bilko/The Phil Silvers Show – The Complete Series has finally arrived on DVD! This multiple Primetime Emmy® Award winner for Best Comedy Series, which originally aired from 1955-1959, was one of early television’s biggest smashes and is known today both as a hilarious sitcom and a star-making showcase for legendary comedian Phil Silvers (It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World) in his signature role as Master Sergeant Ernest G.
  • The Death of Superman and The Birth of a DC Comics Fan

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I was 13-years-old when Superman died and only recently gotten into comics.I mean, really gotten into comics.Sure, I’d dabbled over the years with the hobby but it took some time to stick, and when it stuck, it really stuck.I was firmly Marvel at the time, having been sucked in, like almost everyone who got into comics after the late 70s, via The X-Men. I was in the process of moving into Fantastic Four, The Avengers and the like, but hadn’t made the transition into Marvel’s esteemed competition from across town.But when the national media storm around The Death of Superman hit, I knew…
  • LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES: Class Of 1984

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Class of 1984 is probably one of the best films about a music teacher fending off a gang of Punk Rock thugs ever created. Maybe that's because there hasn't been another film about a music teacher fending off a gang of Punk Rock thugs made, but still, it's pretty damn good.Here's the plot:Andrew Norris (Perry King) is a music teacher at a horrible L.A High School who wishes to instill the love of music in his students, unfortunately he is thwarted by a gang of ruthless punk rock assholes led by Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten) who, interestingly, is some kind of musical…
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  • Reading: Japanese Cowboys, Country Music, Defending Comic Sans, the Last True Hermit & more

    Jason Morehead
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Filmmaker James Payne has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Far Western, “a music-fueled, character-driven documentary film about Japan’s history and obsession with American country music.” I’ve written before about how the Japanese can assimilate various aspects of Western culture, and give them a unique spin that, in some ways, makes their versions superior to the original. How strange would it be if that most prototypical of American musical genres turns out to be most celebrated in a distinctly non-Western culture? And speaking of…
  • Reading: “The Abyss,” Black Girl Nerds, “Boogie Nights” vs. “Magnolia,” Saving Syria’s Chants & more

    Jason Morehead
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Why isn’t James Cameron’s The Abyss as popular or well-known as the Terminator series or Avatar? Daniel D. Snyder thinks it has something to do with The Abyss’ anti-war themes, and that’s a shame: “Cameron's message has been both consistent and valuable, assuming you think its a message worth spreading… Yes, there is a contradiction inherent in making action-packed anti-war films. But if we’re going to have over-the-top blockbusters, we might as well appreciate the ones that preach peace and love. If The Abyss preached it a little too…
  • Download Earwig’s Discography for Free

    Jason Morehead
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    No, not the Earwig from Columbus, Ohio. I’m referring, instead, to the UK’s Earwig, i.e., the trio of Kirsty Yates, Julian Tardo, and Dimitri Voulis. Yates and Tardo would later form Insides and release the criminally unknown Euphoria in 1993. But as Earwig, they created the template that they mastered on Euphoria: Delicate, spidery guitar melodies and drum programming that create a lush-yet-unsettling backdrop for Yates’ tales of romantic escapades and disillusionment. (Sample lyric: “Trust me to be careful/You break easily/You’re so fragile and you’re…
  • Aphex Blimp Day

    Jason Morehead
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Update #1: Aphex Twin has, in fact, announced a new album titled SYRO. And he announced it “via Tor, the deep web browser typically used for the internet's shadier pursuits,” because he’s Aphex Twin and that’s just the sort of thing that Aphex Twin would do. Yesterday, the Intertubes were all abuzz with news that a blimp bearing the number “2014” and the Aphex Twin logo was floating over London. Fans immediately started speculating that this might mean the reclusive mad genius Richard D. James is finally set to release some new music.
  • What Made “Guardians of the Galaxy” So Darn Good?

    Jason Morehead
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Like many of you, I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy last week. Marvel’s latest comic book movie has certainly struck a chord with moviegoers, grossing over $300 million dollars to date. And it did so despite not featuring any of Marvel’s more well-known heroes (e.g., Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk). Indeed, the title is almost a second tier property, at least in terms of popularity, and yet it has received almost universal acclaim. (The movie currently enjoys a 92% rating on RottenTomatoes.) So, despite being a lesser-known title with no famous characters, why has…
 
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  • SONG OF THE DAY: THE FUGEES ‘RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE’ (BESHKEN REMIX)

    The Unbiased Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Our latest Song Of The Day comes courtesy of LA-based producer Beshkenm, who combines elements of Trap and Hip-Hop/R&B with complex melodic arrangements. Using The Fugees’ ‘Rumble In The Jungle‘ track as his artistic medium, Beshkenm slows things down a bit to create the perfect laid-back tune for summer cruising. Using reggae and soft electronic inspired sounds, he flips the track to give a completely new vibe. Without further delay, check out song below:Like what you hear? You can stay up-to-date with the latest music from Beshkenm on his SoundCloud page. Be sure to…
  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO RELEASE UNISEX FRAGRANCE ‘GIRL’

    The Unbiased Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Pharrell Williams teams up with KAWS and COMME des GARÇONS for his unisex fragrance dubbed ‘Girl.’ Conceived by Pharrell and created by Christian Astuguevieille, creative director of Comme des Garçons Parfums, the bottle, logo and packaging features designs from KAWS. Top notes of the fragrance includes neroli, lavender and white pepper, while the base closes with a woody union of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and cedar. Interested? The fragrance Girl will start hitting shelves starting September 1st at Dover Street Market London, and will arrive in the same…
  • VOLVO XC90 PREMIUM ELECTRIC SUV

    The Unbiased Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    The all-new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history that utilizes new scalable product architecture (SPA) technology. Built with Volvo’s own range of new technologies, the XC90 will be the first of its cars to carry the company’s new prominent iron mark grille, and T-shaped DRL lights. Considered the first of Volvo’s forthcoming generation of premium vehicles, the hybrid SUV combines a two-litre, four-cylinder supercharged petrol engine with an electric motor and includes two world first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package…
  • UBERFRESH MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE TRIAL BEGINS

    The Unbiased Writer
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Ready for this? Uber‘s latest on-demand wheels service uberFRESH launched today, that will provide lunch between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area. Customers can order from a prix fixe menu that offers a different selection each day and is refreshed every week, for $12 per meal. Available through the existing Uber app, the first trial starts today, and runs until September 5th, but will be extended if people respond well to the service. Users aren’t charged for delivery (they pay only the $12 for the meal) and there’s no tip required. Delivery…
  • STYLE GUIDE: FASHION FORWARD BUSINESS SUITS FOR FALL

    The Unbiased Writer
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    In need of a new suit for work? Bergdorf Goodman has you covered with an array of stylish suits to help keep you looking sharp this fall. The luxury department store connected with photographer Sebastian Kim to showcase their latest offering of men’s business suits. Using brands known for having a strong heritage in tailoring, suiting from Ralph Lauren, Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, and others are highlighted inside the editorial. From classic pinstripes to plaid, check out the collection below: You can shop the story at BergdorfGoodman.com. Be sure to let us know what you think in…
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  • Stussy x VANQUISH 2014 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

    ayanarashed
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Stussy x Vanquish 2014 Fall/Winter Bucket Hat Capsule Collection     To celebrate VANQUISH’s 10-year anniversary, Stussy decides to collab with the powerhouse for a three-part capsule collection of bucket hats strictly for the fall/winter fashion season. Each bucket hat is available in navy, white and royal blue, the dominant streetwear brand keeps their overall design by embroidering the logos of each brand into each VANQUISH x Stussy 2014 Fall/Winter bucket hat. You may now purchase at select retailers including Stussy Japan chapter stores.       AJR is pushing…
  • Nike Air Max 1 Mid Back Camo – Preview

    ayanarashed
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nike Air Max 1 Mid Black Camo – Preview      Coming straight off the black camp Roshe Run, Nike has decided to dabble in with their very swift & iconic Air Max 1 sneaker and has created an unusual mid-top version of the classic running shoe. The model has been given an extended collar for a taller more exquisite silhouette, the sneaker is featured in a very clean trendy all-black camo pattern, and will most definitely be a hit among sneakerheads nationwide. The shoe is now available for preorder at atmos. Feel free to leave your thoughts of the shoe on out Twitter and…
  • Estilo Libre – Bukkweat Bill

    zacharydavis
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    - “I put lean in holy water, Bukkweat bless it, huh. I put coke up in the weed cause Bukkweat stressin’ huh.”   Bukkweat Bill has been causing quite a stir lately, and Estilo Libre is just another representation of the dark genre he fathers, with a production that pairs well with Bukk’s aggravated voice. 18 year old producer out of Akron, Ohio, @ROBMAKESBANGERS is the man behind the boards. The, “self proclaimed piece of shit who didn’t finish high school”‘s production however does not match his self given title. After linking over…
  • The Most Intricate Movement You’ve Never Heard Of: Goth Money

    zacharydavis
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    While seemingly identical dance tracks are getting continuously pumped into the veins of the media and radio, a movement of much complexity and rooted deep with culture stemming from hip-hop of the late 90′s and early 2000′s has been boiling in the self proclaimed land of, “Flexico”, which will be identified in the interview to come. I was able to ask a few questions to artist Black Krayand fellow Goth Money Records labelmate Marcy Mane, or MFK,identifying everything from their strict beliefs and borderline religion regarding cellphone service and preferences, to…
  • Nas: Time Is Illmatic Official Trailer Released. First Screening At Source360

    alexandriatribble
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:12 pm
    The gift that keeps on giving. There are some albums that will never go unspoken and Illmatic is one of them. Earlier this year, on the 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop’s most legendary albums, Nas announced a new documentary and tour celebrating the release. This week, a new trailer for the documentary, to be aired to audiences nationwide on tour, was released. The trailer reveals cameos from both of Nas’s parents, insight from Nas and performance footage. The film also features commentary from other artists detailing the impact of the album. In the trailer, Pharrell states…
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    Ifelicious®

  • First Ever ‘Couples Therapy’ Reunion Special premieres Sep 3. Yes, Farrah’s in it.

    ifelicious
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    ‘VH1 Couples Therapy Reunion with Dr. Jenn’ (L-R) Joel “JoJo” Hailey and Tashaunda “Tiny” Hailey, Nik Richie and Shayne Lamas-Richie, Farrah Abraham, Dr. Jenn Berman, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierri, Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison. photo credit: VH1 Four of your all time favorite VH1 “Couples Therapy” couples…and “Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham who somehow managed to qualify for the show’s third season and now a reunion without a boyfriend…reunite with Dr. Jenn Berman for the “VH1 Couples Therapy with Dr.
  • A Different Kind of Challenge: MTV’s Diem Brown Third Bout with Cancer. Please Help

    ifelicious
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Diem Brown cast photo from MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Battle of the Exes’ s season. photo credit: MTV Before the past few weeks, if you mentioned “the challenge” to me, I would presume we’re about to chat it up about my favorite reality TV show MTV’s “The Challenge” and not something related to ice buckets and Lou Gehrig’s Disease. During the filming of MTV’s “The Challenge” in Panama, cast member and two-time ovarian cancer survivor Diem Brown reportedly collapsed. US Weekly reported, “She was airlifted to New…
  • The Chainsmokers who musically mocked selfies move on to ‘Kanye’

    ifelicious
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    track artwork for “Kanye” by The Chainsmokers Featuring Siren EDM DJ duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers did a spot on mirroring of 20-something pop culture with their hit dance track “#SELFIE,” and now they’re back with a new single “Kanye” featuring indie band out of LA named Siren. The song turns Kanye into an adjective basically translating to being anything you want to be. I wonder if that term will stick in pop culture. I’ve taken a listen to “Kanye,” and it’s a far cry from the mega hit…
  • Hot New House Music: ‘Monkey Riddim’ by Vato Gonzalez feat. Tjen

    ifelicious
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Dutch DJ and Producer Vato Gonzalez, one of the pioneers of the dirty house movement, released his latest “riddim” themed track called “Monkey Riddim” featuring Tjen on July 22. The track was released on Dim Mak Records. It’s available for download on Beatport and iTunes, but you can take a listen first by checking it out below. What do you think? If you’re fiending more Vato Gonzalez, download his latest mixtape for free on Soundcloud “Dirty House Mixtape 8″ that was released last month. I’m listening to it now and trying not to dance…
  • Contestant Mikey P bares all about VH1′s ‘Dating Naked’

    ifelicious
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    VH1 “Dating Naked” You meet the person naked on the date…Whether you choose to be naked after the date; well, that’s up to you. -Mikey P from “Dating Naked” If you are a Christian, you were taught that mankind’s original celebrity couple Adam and Eve frolicked unabashedly naked in the Garden of Eden until Eve ate the forbidden fruit that, among many other things, had she and Adam reaching for fig leaves and everyone thereafter in a perpetual cycle of public nudity shaming. Would you have the balls to shed your insecurities about nudity, with the…
 
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    Adam's World

  • Pop Shots - Getting What’s Coming To Them

    Adam Bernard
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Bieber getting busted, to Simon Cowell getting back to The X Factor, to 106 & Park getting some time off, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude. * Maple Leif Garrett (Justin Bieber) is in trouble
  • Vid Pick: P.SO the Earth Tone King - Quasars

    Adam Bernard
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you know P.SO the Earth Tone King you're well aware that in addition to his love of hip-hop, and being a beast of an emcee, he has a strong appreciation of cartoons, and comic book art. He's constantly combining these loves, including having a comic book artist doing live work at one of his album release shows. The latest way P.SO has brought his loves together is with his video for "Quasars
  • Sinkane Stays Soulful, Gets ‘Mean’

    Adam Bernard
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    While everyone else gets excited about the next release from the latest artist du jour, Sinkane vocalist and songwriter Ahmed Gallab can be found digging through crates and exploring music’s past. “It’s kind of like the ultimate bard of it all.” Read the full story on Arena.com.
  • Fixing Baseball’s Age Issue

    Adam Bernard
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been a huge baseball fan since I was a child, so it shocked me to learn that I still, at age 35, bring down the average age of people tuning in to baseball games. This is troubling to me for a number of reasons. Not only do I love the game, but going to baseball games with my dad was a huge part of my childhood, and it saddens me to think that entire generations are missing out on that bond
  • NYC Scene Report - Blue & Gold, The Motor Tom, & more

    Adam Bernard
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    A continuing theme of this column is to go out and experience live music. I’m quick to remind people that there are a plethora of shows they can attend on any given night for a low entry fee. This week’s column is dedicated to one of those nights. Read the full column at Arena.com.
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  • Yes, Research FTW!

    Deanna
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Holy crap! Yesterday, I published an article about journalist Edward R. Murrow; and just now I published one about fashion designer Sophie Gimbel. In looking for images for that last […] No related posts.
  • “The Pram Rag” (Men Dressed As Babies & In Drag)

    Deanna
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    A very short silent film from 1923 featuring the sophomoric fun in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. The title card reads: The “Pram” Rag. Undergraduate “Mothers” with “Brawny Babies” in race organised by […] No related posts.
  • “The Challenge Of The 50s — Years Of Crisis”

    Deanna
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Doing some research for doll articles, I ran into this bit from the December 18, 1950 issue of Broadcasting Telecasting about a one hour, Chevrolet sponsored, CBS radio & TV […] No related posts.
  • Just How Innocent Are These “How To Attract Women” Websites?

    Deanna
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The Men’s Right Movement (MRM) may have begun in support of women and feminism, but it’s gone to hell. There’s always been an element of “I want to be a […] No related posts.
  • Vintage Crossdressing On A Cruise

    Deanna
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Because few things are as “funny” as a man dressing like a woman… Looks like a “hula skirt” made of crepe paper or toilet paper and I am not sure […] No related posts.
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    The Bark Bite Blog

  • Landfill construction and maintenance in America

    Shauna
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Over the past few decades the area that Americans have put aside to use as trash reservoirs has increased many times over. We are still far behind pretty much every industrialized or western country on our recycling rates and have adopted a more is more attitude to the amount of things that we buy. All of these landfills have a lot of considerations that need to be taken into account in order to build them and then maintain them. When an industrial construction company like Turner Industries comes in and tries to build a landfill it is a lot more complex than just coming in and digging a big…
  • Domain name registration can be easier with Name.com.

    Caroline Yates
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    When you are making the decision to purchase a domain name, it is important to truly understand the domain name registration process. After all, unlike with a physical office, when you purchase a domain name from a domain name registrant, it is not as if you are purchasing a piece of land that you will then own for extended periods of time. Instead, you are leasing the domain name, in a sense, and pay a fee for it until your contract expires or you decide to discontinue the website With these details, it is important to understand all the ins and outs of working with a certified domain name…
  • The Top Perks of Working in a Shared Office Space

    Chelsie
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The recent trends in office layouts are leaning toward shared spaces.  Not only are they more economically sound for your budding business, but there are a great deal of added bonuses that you might not be aware of.  Companies like Modworks of Denver are providing space suitable for any business just like this. The cost advantages associated with renting a shared office space over a private one are crucial to a growing, expanding, or all together new business.  The rent can be half as much as traditional office spaces, and this rent comes in the form of a membership so you are getting a…
  • Hiring a moving service is totally worth it.

    Amanda Friese
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Moving can be very stressful. In fact, I think that I read somewhere that moving is one of the top five things that cause people the most stress. It is up there with losing a spouse and losing your job. There are so many factors that go in to the moving process that make it so stressful. From packing and cleaning to unpacking and cleaning to recruiting friends to help you move. After so many moves it becomes hard to find friends that are willing to help you. Most of the time people will say that they will help you move and then when the day actually comes they find some whacky excuse like,…
  • Top 5 reasons to choose Devaney Dentistry

    Melissa
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    The competition in the dental industry can be tough, especially as more and more dentists are leaving school and choosing to set up their own practices rather than join a dental practice that is already in existence and already has a full client or patient load. This can often add to confusion for those who are looking for the right dentist for them or for those who are new to town or need a dentist for a new issue that they have never dealt with before. There may be sources and resources out there to help find the right dentist, but in order to shorten the search time I have listed below the…
 
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    CinemaJaw

  • CinemaJaw 203, Actors Who Play Themselves w/guest Clint and Jared of Alcohollywood

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Reviewed This Episode: If I Stay, Mistaken for Strangers I for an I: The Congress Trivia: Sin City Cast Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: which movie drink is more iconic, Bond’s martini or The Dude’s White Russian? Sponsored by: Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian Gyros, CardRecoveryPro, Onscribe This week on CinemaJaw we play ourselves in the movie of this podcast, or something like that, as we cover Top 5 Actors Who Play Themselves. Not including documentaries or simple banal cameos (otherwise Stan Lee would have for sure been at the top of Matt K’s list) we try to dig a little deeper…
  • CinemaJaw 202, Best Movie Vehicles w/ Nick & Andrew of Little Cabin Films

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Reviewed This Episode: Vannin, Lucy, Calvary   Trivia: Football Coach Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Which sport makes for better movies, Football or Baseball? Sponsored by: Onscribe Taft Foodmasters Vegitarian Gyros, Sarantos, Deals Gap by D.H.Weemes   ve·hi·cle ?(v??k?l,?v??hik?l) - noun: vehicle; plural noun: vehicles 1. a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart. This week on CinemaJaw we are following up with Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan of Little Cabin Films who we last interviewed back in January of 2013. At that time…
  • CinemaJaw 201, Best Suburbia Movies w/guest Curtis Gilbert

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Reviewed This Episode: Guardians of the Galaxy, Into The Storm I for an I: The Giver Trivia: Expendables Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles be a hit or a flop? Sponsored by: The New 400 Theaters The Urban dictionary defines Suburbia as : “the future slums of america where all the teenagers will either grow stupid and procreate more idiots or they will turn to violence and vandalism after years of boredom.” That seems pretty accurate to us. Images of pastel colored homes and white picket fences dance in our head, yet a sinister secret lies hidden behind…
  • CinemaJaw 200! Movie Celebrations with guest Charles Klein

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Reviewed This Episode: Boyhood, Magic in the Moonlight I for an I: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trivia: Guardians of the Galaxy Cast Movie Trivia CinemaWAR: Which band is due for a Hollywood biopic treatment, Guns -N- Roses or Nirvana? Sponsored by: Card Recovery Pro Who’d a thunk it? 200 episodes of CinemaJaw are in the can! It’s been a long road to get to this milestone, and on this special episode of CinemaJaw we talk about how we got here. Find out how Ryan and Matt met, and who the very first guest was. Find out how Eliaz was captured and lured into the Jawbox. Long time…
  • CinemaJaw 199, Train Movies w/guest Colt Cabana

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    Reviewed This Episode: Snowpiercer , Life Itself I for an I: Lucy Trivia: Scarlett Johansson – Morgan FreemanMovie Trivia  CinemaWAR: Who is more believable as an action star: Scarlett Johansson o Angelina Jolie? Sponsored by: Redbox Instant, The New 400 Theaters What can you say about Train Movies? … Turns out not so much. Back in the day (20s,, 30s, 40s and 50s) there was a slew of them, in fact the very first popular motion picture ever featured a train coming at the screen that was said to make movie goers jump out of their seat to get out of the way!  However in modern…
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    FemPop Magazine

  • Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman More Disturbing In 3D

    Alex Cranz
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Lot of jokes have been made about Milo Manara’s variant cover for the first issue of Marvel’s Spider-Woman. It’s has rightfully claimed that old Mary Jane boobs and coffee cover’s place as “most offensive portrayal of human anatomy ever at Marvel.” Which is saying something because that guy used to hire Rob Liefeld on the regular. Never forget. Reddit user dinoignacio made a pretty decent attempt at rendering Spider-Woman’s pose in 3D, and yes, it is more horrifying than you initially imagined. The post Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman More Disturbing…
  • Grey’s Area 02: S1E2E3 “The First Cut Is the Deepest” & “Winning a Battle, Losing the War”

    Alex Cranz
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Episode 2 of Grey’s Area, the podcast that examines a pop culture phenomenon, is upon you! Join hosts Alex Cranz and Rebecca Jane Stokes as they explores episodes 2 and 3 of season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy, “The First Cut Is the Deepest” and “Winning a Battle, Losing the War.” In the first half of this podcast we talk about how universal a character Meredith Grey is, dicks, and why George continues to be the worst. In the second half of the episode we talk Grey’s Anatomy’s relationship to Dead Like Me, why Izzie is the worst and Tony Goldwyn.
  • Nicki Minaj and Beyonce Dominate 2014 MTV VMAs

    Alex Cranz
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Nicki Minaj’s opening number at the 2014 MTV VMAs felt, in many ways, like a direct rebuke to the horror show of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke in 2013. She and her green clad dancers slithered across stage, twerking and grinding and singing her deliciously satirical “Anaconda” (at 2:00). Get More: 2014 VMA, Artists.MTV, Music, Jessie J. It wasn’t shots fired–that happened when Miley Cyrus finger banged a backup dancer with a foam finger. This was shots returned, and with sharpshooter accuracy. Minaj showed up again in the latter half of the opening medley to rap…
  • Listen to Lauryn Hill’s Evocative Response To Ferguson

    Alex Cranz
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Music is an integral part of any major social struggle, from Billie Holliday’s haunting and dangerous performance of Strange Fruit to folk singers like Bob Dylan strumming against the Vietnam War. Lauryn Hill emerges from her self imposed silence to add to the songbook of protest. Using the tune of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” she sings the appropriately named poem “Black Rage.” Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens, Black human packages tied up with strings, Black rage can come…
  • Is Expendabelles Worth It Without Sigourney Weaver?

    Alex Cranz
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Expendabelles, the lady spinoff of Expendables, has always been a pipe dream despite being the biggest no brainer film concept ever. I mean, this would require a studio to pay a number of well-known actresses to act. And do action. And probably wear white tank tops. What do you think this is? 1992? Hollywood can’t do that! The world world as we know it would cease to exist. Sigourney Weaver either understood that very real threat to humanity or she didn’t want to be in a spinoff of a Dolph Ludgren picture. She’s declined an offer to appear in Expendabelles. Which begs a new…
 
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    Derrick Bang on Film

  • The November Man: Who can be trusted?

    Derrick Bang
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The November Man (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated R, for violence, rape, profanity, sexuality and brief drug useBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 8.29.14I always enjoy a well-crafted spy thriller, and this one’s a romp.Australian director Roger Donaldson knows the territory, having delivered a twisty espionage thriller back in 1987, with his adaptation of Kenneth Fearing’s No Way Out. It remains one of star Kevin Costner’s best early films, thanks in great part to its didn’t-see-that-coming finale.Devereaux…
  • When the Game Stands Tall: Gridiron glory

    Derrick Bang
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    When the Game Stands Tall (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated PG, for mild intensity and brief violenceBy Derrick BangInspirational sports sagas are the ultimate feel-good movies; they engage our souls and pluck at the heart, particularly when adversity and underdog status are part of the equation.And most particularly when they’re true.Coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel, center right), assistant coach Terry Eidson (MichaelChiklis, center left) and members of the De La Salle Spartans react with undisguiseddread as the much larger and tougher members of the Long…
  • If I Stay: Existential angst

    Derrick Bang
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    If I Stay (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated PG-13, for dramatic intensity and sexual candorBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 8.22.14We certainly can’t imagine what it would be like, for a soul stalled between life and death — the likely wealth of conflicting emotions at play — but Chloë Grace Moretz makes a persuasive case.In the aftermath of a horrific accident, Mia (Chloë Grace Moretz) gradually realizes that hersoul remains in limbo, able to watch but not affect the efforts being made to save hercomatose…
  • Magic in the Moonlight: A cute little trick

    Derrick Bang
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Magic in the Moonlight (2014) • View trailer 3.5 stars. Rated PG-13, and much too harshly, for fleeting sexual candorBy Derrick BangEvery year, like clockwork, Monarch butterflies return to Pacific Grove; Punxsutawney citizens await the arrival (or no-show) of their famed groundhog; surfers brave “the most dangerous waves in the world” during Half Moon Bay’s Mavericks Competition; and Woody Allen makes another movie.Stanley (Colin Firth) doesn't believe in Sophie's (Emma Stone) claimed powers ofclairvoyance: not for a moment. But his debunking skills get nowhere…
  • Calvary: Affirmation of faith

    Derrick Bang
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Calvary (2014) • View trailer 4.5 stars. Rated R, for profanity, sexual candor, drug use and violenceBy Derrick Bang • Originally published in The Davis Enterprise, 8.15.14This one should be required viewing for all filmmakers, particularly those residing in Hollywood.During a conversation more candid than they've had for a long time, Fiona (Kelly Reilly)admits that she'd be shattered if something ever happened to her father (Brendan Gleeson).Sadly, this comes as disturbing news to the priest, who carries the knowledge of his own,likely very impending…
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    DanThat'sCool!

  • Bring It!: When The Baby Dolls Return To Battle The Baby Tigerettes Again, You Might Wanna Call Your Mama.

    DanThat'sCool!
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
        I need you to stop crying and bring your juice box over to that lady lying on the floor behind me.           Those Mamas tho. I mean…dang.           Lawd, please don’t let me break a hip. Or a nail when I slap that crazy bitch.           Yeah. Imma need you to hold my hoops cuz Meerkat Mimi ’bout to come out the damn hole.         It’s Mighty Tiny Power Rangers Morphin’ Time! Cute-o-sauras!         The forecast says Storm Mimi…
  • Dance Moms: All The First Ladies…Put Your Hands Up! In DC, The Politics Of Dancing Give Chloe Her Revenge.

    DanThat'sCool!
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
        You need to stop hating on us New Moms. That strap looks exactly like a real Louis bag.         What you need to do is give those tiny shorts back to your daughter and then maybe we can talk .         If I had known that slapping her really voids your contract, Kelly and I would be at Disneyland today.         Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie Maddie         They were booty shorts. I used to send kids home with a note for hoochin’ up in those things.    …
  • Bring It!: Y’all Put The Trunk Down And Get Ready To Throw Down Because It’s Gonna Be A Nashville Smackdown!

    DanThat'sCool!
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
        Girl, please. You just took the plastic nose off a pair of iParty glasses. I still see the mustache.         Then she ’bout poked her eye out. Those Groucho glasses didn’t even have any lenses.         You pick, baby. Just don’t take the one the lady’s touching. She might have got some Krazy on it.         I don’t know Jazz, but I can snatch an iPhone if this chick kicks my damn seat one more time.         I just wanna know why she always gets to be Beyoncé every time…
  • Dance Moms: Sorry, No Funny Title This Week. Abby-phobia Has Hit The ALDC. No Theme. No Music. No Clue.

    DanThat'sCool!
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
        She better pull a group dance outta her butt soon or I’ll be late for hosting Meet The Press.         No, seriously. How many studios does she own? And does she know she’s wearing two bras?         Oh I know this new Senator’s wife is not gon’ come in here trying to steal my look. I called Red.         I know, right? All side swept. Don’t tell the girls, but I just overslept and didn’t have time to curl the other side.         Seriously? Again? Imma ’bout to…
  • Raising Asia: It’s My Blu Ray Birthday Party And I’ll Roller Skate If I Want To. Mama Lets Daddy Take The Wheel.

    DanThat'sCool!
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
        You’re just a body builder. You don’t understand what it’s like having to stop at every shoe store.         I love my Nana Vicky, but if I see one more macaroni and glitter bracelet while she’s here…         She’s like 6 years old. She won’t even know I’m taking selfies. Oh…that’s a really good one.         No wonder my Mommy acts loopy sometimes. The air is so thin way up here on these heels.         AwHellNah. Don’t even tell me I…
 
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    Screen Invasion

  • DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode Recap

    Karin Abcarians
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode RecapScreen InvasionKarin Abcarians Have you ever wanted to into a dalek? The Doctor and Clara went into a Dalek and it was quite the adventure The post DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode Recap appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina Tyrant star Noah Silver explores the lonely and daunting gap between death and the afterlife in Carter Smith‘s sophomore feature Jamie Marks Is Dead. Based on Christopher Barzak‘s 2007 novel One For Sorrow, the film centers on the budding relationship between Adam McCormic (Cameron Monaghan), a track star with a troubled home life and Jamie [&hellip The post Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina You may know her as Dana Brody on the hit Showtime series Homeland, but Morgan Saylor is now going to show you a new side to her in Carter Smith‘s supernatural indie Jamie Marks Is Dead. Set against the backdrop of the discovery of a dead boy’s body, the film (which debuted at the Sundance [&hellip The post Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina While on hiatus from playing one of six outrageous yet endearing Gallagher siblings on Showtime’s Shameless, rising star Cameron Monaghan teamed up with The Ruins director Carter Smith to tell a ghost story that is as much about life as it is death. Based on the 2007 coming-of-age novel One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak, [&hellip The post Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher Barzak’s ONE FOR SORROW

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher Barzak’s ONE FOR SORROWScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina Whilst at a bookstore a few years ago, photographer-turned-filmmaker Carter Smith found a copy of the 2007 Christopher Barzak novel, One For Sorrow, a supernatural coming-of-age story that would serve as the inspiration behind The Ruins director’s sophomore feature, titled Jamie Marks Is Dead. Led by a trio of up-and-coming young actors — Cameron Monaghan [&hellip The post Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher…
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    Screen Invasion

  • DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode Recap

    Karin Abcarians
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode RecapScreen InvasionKarin Abcarians Have you ever wanted to into a dalek? The Doctor and Clara went into a Dalek and it was quite the adventure The post DOCTOR WHO, “Into The Dalek” Episode Recap appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina Tyrant star Noah Silver explores the lonely and daunting gap between death and the afterlife in Carter Smith‘s sophomore feature Jamie Marks Is Dead. Based on Christopher Barzak‘s 2007 novel One For Sorrow, the film centers on the budding relationship between Adam McCormic (Cameron Monaghan), a track star with a troubled home life and Jamie [&hellip The post Interview: Noah Silver on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina You may know her as Dana Brody on the hit Showtime series Homeland, but Morgan Saylor is now going to show you a new side to her in Carter Smith‘s supernatural indie Jamie Marks Is Dead. Set against the backdrop of the discovery of a dead boy’s body, the film (which debuted at the Sundance [&hellip The post Interview: HOMELAND star Morgan Saylor on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEADScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina While on hiatus from playing one of six outrageous yet endearing Gallagher siblings on Showtime’s Shameless, rising star Cameron Monaghan teamed up with The Ruins director Carter Smith to tell a ghost story that is as much about life as it is death. Based on the 2007 coming-of-age novel One For Sorrow by Christopher Barzak, [&hellip The post Interview: SHAMELESS star Cameron Monaghan on JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD appeared first on Screen Invasion.
  • Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher Barzak’s ONE FOR SORROW

    Alfonso Espina
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher Barzak’s ONE FOR SORROWScreen InvasionAlfonso Espina Whilst at a bookstore a few years ago, photographer-turned-filmmaker Carter Smith found a copy of the 2007 Christopher Barzak novel, One For Sorrow, a supernatural coming-of-age story that would serve as the inspiration behind The Ruins director’s sophomore feature, titled Jamie Marks Is Dead. Led by a trio of up-and-coming young actors — Cameron Monaghan [&hellip The post Interview: Director Carter Smith Talks JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, Christopher…
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  • FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: In-depth Interview with Experimental Director Dan Bush

    Jaye Sarah Davidson
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    In 2007, Dan Bush co-directed the horror classic The Signal. The Signal is a film told in three parts and from three different perspectives. It is the story of a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers. Initially, The Signal began as part of pub film competition in East Atlanta where Dan Bush and co-directors, Dave Bruckner and Jacob Gentry, met. It would eventually evolve into a feature film project that Magnolia Pictures would distribute. In 2009, it was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. The Signal – Trailer 2 from Psychopia…
  • FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Kelsey Scott Speaks About Playing Anne Northup in 12 Years A Slave

    Jaye Sarah Davidson
    7 Mar 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last Sunday was a big night for Kelsey Scott. 12 Years A Slave took home three Oscars –  including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Playing at the same time on HBO, you could find her acting opposite Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey on the critically acclaimed True Detective. However, Scott is no newcomer to the limelight. She made her professional debut at six. By high school, she was starring opposite Robert Guillaume on ABC‘s The Robert Guillaume Show. Taking a break from early success, Scott went on to college and then film…
  • FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Behind the Screen with Short Term 12 Editor Nat Sanders

    Jaye Sarah Davidson
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    EDITED: Recently nominated for winning the Independent Spirit Sward for best editing for his work on Short Term 12, Nat Sanders speaks to us on a rare moment of break. He is currently working full time with the Duplass Brothers on their new HBO series Togetherness. Sanders jumped to this project after having finished his fourth collaboration with director Lynn Shelton on Laggies starring Kiera Knightley and Sam Rockwell. Yet, times have not always been so bustling or so glamourous.  Nat shares with us the ups and downs behind post-production life, from missed opportunities and spending four…
  • FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Alana McNair pilot director of In the Bog

    Jaye Sarah Davidson
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to the web premiere of the new series In the Bog! (See video below). In the Bog tracks the journey of the aspiring yet naïve filmmaker, Jesse Marks as he makes a home in Sunny Bog Brooklyn. Watch as Jesse wrestles with the challenges of Sunny Bog living from working at the hot dog sweet shop to overcoming the scrutiny of the neighborhood fashionistas. Then come back and enjoy iheardin’s interview with In the Bog pilot director, Alana McNair. IN THE BOG – Pilot Episode from Alana McNair on Vimeo. JD: How did you first get connected to the In the Bog project? AM: About 6…
  • FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Ken Adachi co-writer and director of Dead Dad

    Jaye Sarah Davidson
    14 Feb 2014 | 11:27 am
    It’s not often that a Kickstarter campaign created by film school buddies results in not only its immediate goals but a highly successful film to boot. But this is exactly the story for Dead Dad writers Ken Adachi and Kyle Arrington.  Restless to make a film, Adachi and Arrington pulled their resources and friends together to tell the the heart wrenching and sometimes heart warming story of three different siblings coming together for their fathers’ funeral. (See Trailer) On a budget of $10,000 the film was shot on weekends.  Premiering at the Florida Film Festival the film…
 
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  • Can Hip-Hop Artists Create A New Version of “Self Destruction”?

    Ms. Scripter
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    OPINION-The horrific murder of nine-year-old Antonio Smith in Chicago sometime last week, weighed heavy on my mind. The outrage was very minimal, but despite what the media has written about one’s lack of outrage, the community is very upset and concerned about this unsolved murder. Smith was found shot multiple times in the backyard of a residence in the Grand Crossing neighborhood in Chicago. What kind of sick demented person would shoot a 9 year old to death? Then I think about all the other heinous crimes involving the killing of children in this world, some by our own government…
  • Old School Video of the Week: KRS-One – “Sound of Da Police”

    Ms. Scripter
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The year was 1993 when KRS-One released the legendary track, “Sound of Da Police” off his album entitled Return of the Boom Rap. It’s eerie how the lyrics KRS formulated back then, continues to resonate in today’s police interactions with a few citizens preferably Black and Latino citizens. That’s evident with the recent cases of police brutality that has lead to the deaths of many Black men and women. How many times, does one have to continue to voice their displeasure when some officers abuse their power, and then the families of the victims have to beg for…
  • Sell Out: Is The New Keeping It Real!

    Ms. Scripter
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    As one has been quite aware by now, I am not a fan of marches/protests. I find them ineffective unless economic boycotts are involved, and voter registration drives are included across the nation – geared toward the oppressed, which are Black and Latinos. Neither economic boycotts and voter registration drives in the urban community have taken place, which is why we continue to see zero results. A march in Staten Island led by the Rev. Al Sharpton concerning the death of Eric Garner by the NYPD took placed this past Sat, Aug 23rd 2014. Many people turned out to show support for Garner,…
  • Economic Boycotts Are The Way To Go…

    Ms. Scripter
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m a big supporter of economic boycotts, when injustices take place within the Black community. There are some people that look at us as a joke, when all we do is march up and down blocks when something horrendous as when police shoot and kill unarmed Black women and Black men. With the latest incident concerning Michael Brown, who was shot and killed in St. Louis this gave a lot of people to dismiss the notion of more marching and focus on economic boycotts. I’m a great supporter of economic boycotts, which I have been advocating for a long time. If one does not believe that…
  • Black Folks of America – We All We Got: The Case For Unity

    Ms. Scripter
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    In light of the recent rash of cases where police are killing unarmed Black men and women. The violence that are taking place in our communities, the almost helpless feeling we are having in terms of: unemployment, poverty, poor education, the cycle of mass incarceration and the unfairness concerning our treatment when we are going through the criminal justice system compared to whites. The list can go on and on… As I was thinking about this, many of us are really true humanitarians and will accept anyone, will assist anyone not born in this country. One reason is to show that what the…
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  • Music: Preview Chris Willits’ Stunning New Audio/Visual Album “OPENING”

    Morgan Witt
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Multimedia “Renaissance man” (musician, composer, producer, photographer, filmmaker, designer, educator), Christopher Willits, is set to release a stunning new sound and image project via Ghostly International entitled “OPENING.” Due on September 2nd, the project is an integration of seven tracks of ambient music, 45 minutes of visuals shot over four years in California, Hawaii, Japan, […]
  • Style: Nike Taps Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design For New “Nike Court” Collection

    Morgan Witt
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design has been tapped by Nike to introduce its latest range of sportswear apparel with the Nike Court Collection for the U.S. Open. Nike Court is fueled by their overall design philosophy of “future heritage.” A respect for the past to innovate for the future. Leveraging a palette of deep navy blue […]
  • Music: Watch Producer YOUNGr Craft Stellar Live Bootleg Of Tiga’s “Bugatti”

    Morgan Witt
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Not much out there about London-based producer YOUNGr but he’s crafted a series of impressive one-take live bootleg versions of tunes from the likes of Chris Brown, Calvin Harris, MNEK, and Pharrell. As you’ll see, the multi-instrumentalist leverages a slew of studio tools to sample and live loop including a Korg Pad Kontrol, Ableton Live […]
  • Music: Listen To Ryn Weaver’s Stellar Debut EP “Promises”

    Morgan Witt
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Music’s new mystery girl (meaning, there are only a few pictures of her floating around on the web unless you give her a follow on Instagram) is an incredibly talented (not to mention incredibly beautiful) 22-year-old singer/songwriter named Aryn Wüthrich. After deciding college wasn’t for her, she focused full time on music. Along the way […]
  • Style: DEADSTOCK Set To Be World’s First Coffee & Sneaker Gallery (Kickstarter)

    Morgan Witt
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Portland, Oregon is ranked Top 3 in cities for coffee shops in the United States. It also happens to be next door to the center of the sneaker universe as Nike’s global headquarters is just a few miles away in Beaverton. So it makes sense that someone would eventually take the reigns and find a […]
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    AIDY Reviews

  • THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG (2013) – Review

    AIDY
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ryan Kwanten is still sexy no matter what bonk film he is in!...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG (2013) – Review is a post from Sandy AIDY Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. AIDY Reviews
  • MAKING THE RULES (2014) – REVIEW

    AIDY
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Are you happy?   Jimbo Lee‘s MAKING THE RULES (2014)  isn’t any different from...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | MAKING THE RULES (2014) – REVIEW is a post from Sandy AIDY Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. AIDY Reviews
  • CANNIBAL (2013) – Review

    AIDY
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    El amor es insaciable.   Manuel Martin Cuenca and Alejandro Hernandez‘s CANNIBAL...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | CANNIBAL (2013) – Review is a post from Sandy AIDY Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. AIDY Reviews
  • Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC Vol. I & II – Review

    AIDY
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Sexy time!   Writer, director LARS VON TRIER‘s NYMPHOMANIAC Vols. I &...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC Vol. I & II – Review is a post from Sandy AIDY Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. AIDY Reviews
  • UNDER THE SKIN (2013) – Review

    AIDY
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Otherworldly.   English filmmaker Johnathan Glazer‘s  UNDER THE SKIN (2013) is an otherworldly, durably...Author informationAIDYWriter at AIDY ReviewsMy name is Sandy +AIDY Hoffman. I am the creative writer and reviewer of awesome here at AIDY Reviews. #fullsailor | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | UNDER THE SKIN (2013) – Review is a post from Sandy AIDY Hoffman. Writer. Gamer. Awesome. AIDY Reviews
 
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  • Plus Size Fashion for Fall ( That Id Actually Wear )

    Tracey Whitney
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Y Well since gaining a lot of weight over the winter and spring. At this time last year I was graduating from plus sizes into " normal sizes " as they are called. I am in the process of shedding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Make a Statement Without Saying a Word ( Statement Jewelry )

    Tracey Whitney
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    necklace lengths - good to know for when you're ordering online and can't try it on Ever since I discovered statement jewelry it has become a staple in my wardrobe. You can amp up your look in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Writers Block

    Tracey Whitney
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
                             This blog is on vacation due to a case of writers blog by yours truly.  My case of writers block came on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Misty Copeland Ballet Icon Will Inspire You #bodyimage

    Tracey Whitney
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    I read about this advertisement in the Huffington Post. Ballet Icon Misty Copeland makes a statement. This is an excerpt from the Huffington post article. "The ad begins with Copeland balancing on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why is Basic a Dirty Word ? ( Pop Culture )

    Tracey Whitney
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    I definitely just got called a basic b*tch! Haha! Sausage curls!? Really @Allure_magazine? pic.twitter.com/m7CsNqvU0Z— Lauren Conrad (@LaurenConrad) July 21, 2014 I'm over a week behind on this one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 110

    Adam P. Knave
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Episode 110 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave is a return to Doctor Who! We talk the first two episodes of the series, and then some. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 109

    Adam P. Knave
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Episode 109 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave features guest D.J. Kirkbride! It’s an hour of excitement! You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 108

    Adam P. Knave
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Episode 108 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave brings us to the close of summer, in a sense. We finish up the Buffy project, talk some Farscape and hint at what it to come! You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 107

    Adam P. Knave
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Episode 107 of The Glory, The Glory with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave is a bit of a mixed bag. We talk Buffy and then go classic us – hitting all sorts of oddness from this past week. Also – Adam forgot to record an intro over the music so there isn’t one. You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
  • The Glory, The Glory – ep 106

    Adam P. Knave
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    We guard Episode 106 of The Glory, The Glory in the galaxy with Aidan Morgan and Adam P. Knave. Yup. We just talk Guardians of the Galaxy for an hour. Live it. Also if you’ve seen the movie consider helping Bill Mantlo out, please? Some details and links here: at Geeks of Doom You can subscribe to the podcast only RSS feed right here at this link and also click the button below to listen/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: As always, you can also just hit play above, as well. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy!
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  • What to Watch on TV – Calico Schedule (September 1-7)

    EJ Feddes
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hi all! Happy Labor Day! Summer TV is really starting to wrap it up this week, with the finales of Drunk History, The Leftovers, and Wipeout. But The League begins anew, and the eternal dance begins. We’ll be transitioning into fall TV shortly, I promise.  I finally saw a movie that wasn’t Guardians of the [...]
  • The Best TV Shows on TV – “Mr. Peanut Butter”

    EJ Feddes and Myndi Weinraub
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Happy Friday!  It’s the end of the work week, which means that it’s time for us to look at the Best TV Shows on TV.  Every week, we watch far too much TV.  Yeah, we’re admitting it.  It’s a lot and somebody may need to step in.  But until then, we watch it all and [...]
  • The Best TV Quotes of the Week – Emmys, Doctor Who and More! (August 29)

    EJ Feddes and Myndi Weinraub
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This week’s edition of the Best TV Quotes of the Week is largely the story of two men.  Those men are Seth Meyers and the Doctor.  Sure, other people get to talk, but these guys kind of dominated this time out.  Let’s see what they had to say! While Seth Meyers hosting the Emmys wasn’t [...]
  • Big Brother Season 16, Episode 29–I Have Nothing in Common with Them

    Myndi Weinraub
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Julie starts by telling us “our” alliance is in jeopardy while rocking some sort of floral bustier. Previously, on Big Brother, watching paint dry had more exciting plot twists than the last couple episodes.  Also, Frankie turned into Mickey Rooney and pushed the idea of putting on a show, possibly the dumbest in the history [...]
  • Doctor Who Season Eight, Episode 1 “Deep Breath” – Beware the Attack Eyebrows!

    EJ Feddes
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s a new season of Doctor Who and we’ve got a brand-new Doctor to induct.  And after writing articles about the show anytime I get a chance, it’s probably time to just lean into it and do a recap and discussion every week.  I think the best way to do this is a modified version [...]
 
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  • Sightseeing & Burgers In Barcelona

    Paula
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    One of the main things I was looking forward to seeing in Barcelona was the Sagrada Familia building. We had booked tickets for our second day and I was so, so glad we had. When we got to the Basílica, there was a queue right around it, it’s pretty much the longest queue I had ever seen. So we walked smugly past with our time allocated ticket to the main entrance and were let in straight away! Climbing the steps, the first thing we did was take a step back and just look up at the amazing building, it has such an amazing structure and is currently under construction. I thought the…
  • Tapas 24, Barcelona

    Paula
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    So when I left you in the previous post we had just arrived in Barcelona and finished our trip to Park Güell. Of course by this time we were starving! We decided to try out a restaurant I had seen featured on many Barcelona sites and also had been recommended to me for some authentic tapas, which was Tapas 24. Tapas 24 was so good that it deserves a post to itself and we also ended up here twice in a 3 day trip, so that pretty much speaks for itself. The restaurant is owned by renowned Catalonian chef Carles Abellan who is the owner of his own Michelin star restaurant, however this is…
  • Park Güell, Barcelona

    Paula
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    This time last week I was enjoying the summer sun in Barcelona. It was my first visit to the city and it surely won’t be my last. I had such a fantastic time and now I find myself craving tapas and 3 euro wine! On our first day we arrived at our hotel the H10 Urquinaona Plaza to check-in, our room wasn’t quite ready yet as it was before 3pm, but they did of course provide us with a welcoming glass of Cava, this was my kind of hotel! The hotel was lovely inside and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The girl at check-in gave us a map and advised us of the best spots and also…
  • Welcome The LDN Diaries!

    Paula
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    You may have noticed a slight change in the title of my blog and the URL, that is because I have now rebranded from The P-Ho Diaries to The LDN Diaries! Over the past few days I have working on moving my site over which is definitely not the easiest thing I have ever done, it’s been a headache, screams and realising I really will never ever have a technical job as it’s pretty much mind-blowing! Eventually with the help of Danny and my very helpful hosting providers Vidahost, I got there in the end and I so excited to welcome you to the The LDN Diaries! Whats different? Well…
  • Wildfox x Barbie

    Paula
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    This Autumn Mattel aka Barbie have teamed up with three clothing brands; Forever 21, Lord & Taylor & Wildfox to launch a range of Barbie inspired clothing for adults! The collections are set to represent Barbie’s most popular decades and Wildfox will be channeling the 80′s in its own inspired range, which will include denim, sportswear, sunglasses and swimwear. However it won’t be available until November 15th so there is a bit of wait yet. Here’s a little preview into the lookbook which is entitled ‘Welcome to the Dreamhouse:At Home With Barbie’.
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    I Am Johnny Boy

  • LITTLE HAITI COUNTRY CLUB EXHIBITION…is here

    Johnny Boy
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
     - A Must-See exhibition recommended by little ol’ me is the Little Haiti Country Club, located in a former church in Little Haiti.  The exhibition celebrates the artist community in Miami, and their longstanding relationship within Little Haiti.  I suggest you pop on by and check out the works of these 30 talented artists, as they […]
  • ADLER GUERRIER OPENING AND ARTIST CONVERSATION AT THE PAMM…is here

    Johnny Boy
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
     Adler Guerrier, Untitled (Flaneur), 2001 / Courtesy of the Artist and David Castillo Gallery Staying true to their word of supporting Miami’s art scene and artists, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is holding the first solo museum exhibition covering 15 years of work across different mediums from Adler Guerrier.  The Opening and Artist Conversation will […]
  • BENCHWARMERS CHICKEN WING EATING CONTEST…is here

    Johnny Boy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
      _ So little ol’ Johnny Boy has been taking off for the summer and enjoying doing nothing I’ll be back in full force in the fall time, but in the meanwhile, I had to update my readers about this FAB event happening this Wednesday, July 23rd at 8PM at the new sports bar in the […]
  • “FRIED AND TRUE” SIGNING AND DINNER PARTY…is here

    Johnny Boy
    15 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    FRIED CHICKEN DINNER PARTY ALERT The fab Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) will be hosting one of Johnny Boy's DREAM dinner parties:  a preview of 5 recipes from Lee Brian Schrager's new book devoted to Fried Chicken:  Fried and True on Tuesday, May 27th from 6PM - 9PM.  Tickets, which include dinner, sangria, and a signed […]
  • LOCUST PROJECTS 2014 SPRING FLING: “LA DOLCE VITA”…is here

    Johnny Boy
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    It's that time of year again for the Locust Projects Annual Fundraiser this Saturday, April 16th at the Herzog & de Meuron designed parking garage. This is the place Johnny Boy always scores some great art at their auction. Tickets are $150 ($125 for LP members) and can be purchased HERE. The evening will include […]
 
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  • Watch: Kid Cudi Faints During His Concert in Chicago [Video]

    Denver Sean
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Kid Cudi learned a scary lesson in proper hydration and eating on Saturday night when he passed out while signing autographs during the middle of his show. Cudi was performing at the North Coast Music Festival and all was good, until all of a sudden he took a step back and collapsed to the floor. ...
  • Hate It or Love It? Jennifer Lopez in Valentino Bow Embellished Mini-Dress [Photos]

    Denver Sean
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Jennifer Lopez never gets it wrong when it comes to fashion (it’s actually one of the only reasons we still occasionally watch American Idol), but this Valentino Bow Embellished mini-dress is so unique we just had to show it to you love muffins. The dress will set you back about $3,500 and is made from the ...
  • Just Married: Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Tie the Knot at Mom Diana Ross’ Connecticut Estate

    Denver Sean
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union weren’t the only ones getting married this Labor Day weekend. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross got married this afternoon in Greenwich, Conn., at mom Diana Ross’ massive estate.  According to reports, Ashlee was walked down the aisle by her 5-year-old son Bronx. She wore a pearl-embellished dress enhanced with $750,000 ...
  • Watch: Porsha Williams Performs “Flatline” for Tom Joyner Family Reunion [Video]

    Denver Sean
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Porsha Williams is determined to give her burgeoning music career some shine. Dressed in a jeweled bodysuit, Porsha performed her single “Flatline” at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion on Friday night in Orlando, Florida. Before kicking off her performance, she addressed the crowd: “I want to again thank Tom Joyner and Allstate for having me, ...
  • New Music: LL Cool J – 2 On [Remix]

    Denver Sean
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    LL Cool J is hard at work on his new album, G. O. A. T. 2 set to drop later this year. To remind the world that at 46 he’s still got it, LL decided to drop what he calls a “G remix” to Tinashe’s hit “2 On” — which reworks the song over Dr. Dre and Snoop’s ...
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  • BREAKING NEWS: Brad and Angelina Are Married

    Allison
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Saturday, August, 232014 is a very special day for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; after nine years together, the couple, who got engaged in the spring of 2012, finally tied the knot. The wedding was held in France at their estate, Chateau Miraval, in the village of Correns. Brad and Angelina first met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and have six children together (three adopted and three biological), all of which took part in the ceremony. The oldest sons, Maddox, 13, and Pax, 11, walked Angelina down the aisle. Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, served as flower girls for the ceremony and…
  • End of Summer To Dos

    Inigo
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    As the days become shorter and the crisp air arises in the morning, we slowly sense the ending of summer. The changing of the leaves, football, and school beginning are around the corner. But before we give up a summer of delight and fun there’s still time to take advantage of the time of warmth left. Here are the top things you need to do at the end of your summer. Swim Before you clean your pool and close it up for the summer take advantage of swimming. Whether its in your pool, lake, or ocean, swimming is for summer and you only have a few opportunities left.   Go Somewhere New…
  • Falling In Love With Car Camping

    Leland
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Not growing up in a family that camped, I never had any motivation to hit the nation’s campgrounds to see what they had to offer. I was always of the mindset of, “That’s why there are hotels, right?” Over the years I camped with some friends and my parents bought a camper, though it always seemed like a big pain to hook up and set up a fifth wheel, and the prices weren’t all that great either. $40 per night to park my vehicle? What is this, parking in Chicago? Anyhow, the past couple of years I’ve gained a new appreciation of camping through what’s…
  • RIP Robin Williams

    Allison
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As celebrities and fans around the world mourn the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, it is important to take a step back and talk about depression. Williams’s death proves how difficult depression, which is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, can be. Depression is often misunderstood and confused with merely being sad, but it is much bigger than that. Here are some facts about depression: Experiencing the five of the following symptoms for more than two weeks are signs of depression according to the Illinois Department of Public Health: Sad, anxious, or…
  • Football is Back

    Inigo
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    You may not need reasons to be excited that football is back but we’re going to give them to you anyways. You never know, maybe in the midst of the summer’s hot sun, World Cup fever, and NBA free agency fireworks, you have forgotten about America’s past, present, and future time. So get those tailgates down, put on a baggy jersey, and jump in a pile of fall leaves because football is back. Tailgating: There’s no better transition from summer cookouts on the porch to grilling out at a tailgate. It’s an American tradition and served best in the parking lots, golf…
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  • Boyhood

    themaxonline
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Boyhood, starring Ellar Coltrane as Mason, along with Patricia Arquette and Ethan HawkeSometimes the only difference between a good movie and a great movie is in how you feel when it’s over. Not only how you feel about just the movie but life in general. A great movie is able to somehow tie itself into your own life and speak to you, give you something to relate to, or provide some new and meaningful perspective. To say Boyhood has accomplished those attributes would be a fair statement. The film, directed by Richard Linklater, was created over the course of 12 years as little bits were…
  • The Giver

    themaxonline
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The Giver, starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, and Taylor SwiftThe Giver by Lois Lowry was one of the books I read in middle school, and of the stories covered throughout school, it was always one of the ones I remembered. Even though I’ve since forgotten most of the details, including what grade I was even in when I read it, I’ve remembered others. The utopian society, the lack of colour, the escape. Upon hearing about the movie adaptation of it, I thought it was brilliant to be able to re-experience it again. We…
  • Taylor Swift’s evolution

    themaxonline
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Shake It Off is now available in digital storesOn Monday Taylor Swift had a live online chat revealing her brand new single and music video for Shake It Off, the first release from her upcoming album 1989, out October 27. The album is one Taylor is calling her “first pop album”, pretty much sealing the deal on her departure for country music – for now. Taylor’s move from country to pop has been gradual since her first crossover hit Teardrops On My Guitar in 2006. On her last album Red, she led it off with two straight pop hits We Are Never Getting Back Together and I…
  • Jason Mraz – YES!

    themaxonline
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Jason Mraz and Raining Jane collaborate for Jason’s fifth album YES!An acoustic album from Jason Mraz isn’t really that big a stretch from his standard recordings as he’s always been pretty mellow. What makes YES! different from his previous albums is how much the focus is on him, his guitar and the involvement of Raining Jane, an all-female group who co-wrote the album and provide background vocals and instrumentation throughout. YES! may be credited solely as a Jason Mraz album but for all intents and purposes, it is a collaborative effort with Raining Jane. They first…
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    themaxonline
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film starring Megan Fox and Will ArnettIf the internet is to be believed, the movie-going public seems destined to hate the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. From the suggestion of the turtles’ alien background, to their new look, to the casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neil, to Bay’s involvement post-Transformers, TMNT faced a near-impossible uphill battle. The turtles have undergone a renaissance recently since Nickelodeon’s takeover of the rights in 2010, with several new comic…
 
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  • Occupy Movement Launches TV Channel, Tea Party Attacks

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    FilmOn Networks has launched Occupy Television, a free 24/7 online television channel which consolidates all previous sites providing Occupy news and commentary. The right wing press has already attacked the new channel, clearly alarmed at its existence on the eve of the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street September 17. A press release from FilmOn cites the media black out in Ferguson as part of the timing of this launch. “Occupy Television’s goal is to circumvent mainstream media, with its multitude of conflicts of interests, in order to break out of the echo chambers of conventional…
  • Battle Rap TV’s Cassidy vs. Dizaster on, trailer released (Video)

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Battle Rap TV has confirmed the Cassidy vs Dizaster bout on December 6 and will hold a lyrical weigh-in at a press conference on September 4th at 3:30 PM PST. The conference will be hosted by Lush One and his Fresh Coast Media team and be broadcast live on Greek billionaire Alki David‘s FilmOn.com. In the trailer for the press conference, released today, Lush says, “Every single battle on the card is gonna be of a crazy quality.” Battle Rap TV represents a push to deliver top talent and authenticity on a bigger scale and with bigger budgets behind the productions in order to…
  • Alki David sued over FilmOn stunt (exclusive video)

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    After all the rough and tumble stunts and shenanigans that have gone on at FilmOn Studios for live TV, it’s a skit that involved fake blood and the caustic comments of the world’s original super model Janice Dickinson that may wind up in court. Greek billionaire Alki David–who has stared down the world’s media demo-gods like Rupert Murdoch, Les Moonves, Barry Diller, and Sumner Redstone–has called Josh Skinner‘s filing an obvious bid to try to get an easy settlement. He vows to spend much more money than any settlement would amount to in order to make sure…
  • Homer Simpson hologram at Comic-Con has Rupert Murdoch’s Fox under fire

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Rupert Murdoch must be letting out a massive “Doh!” in whichever palace he is padding around this weekend. His Fox unit has just been slapped with a lawsuit by Hologram USA, and another billionaire, Alki David, for patent theft. And with Homer Simpson at the heart of it, its sure to catch the public’s attention. (And the irony that the man behind legal actions over “copyright’ that have slowed advancements in television is now strung up in his own net over thievery won’t be lost on consumers). At this year’s Comic-Con, Fox held an enormously buzzed about panel for…
  • FilmOn blasts Networks over New York contempt case

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    FilmOn Networks fought back in New York federal court this week against CBS and the other networks over their request for attorney fees in the copyright suit in which regular network ally Judge Naomi Buchwald found the internet TV provider in “contempt.” Attorney Ryan Baker of Baker Marquart LLP argued that the networks failed to meet with FilmOn Networks before seeking a contempt order and therefore should not be eligible to recoup its fees. As Allissa Wickham reported on Law360: “In a counterproposal to the networks’ suggested judgment, in which they seek $101,850 in…
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    Pulp Interest

  • My Harry Potter Complex

    Laura Roddy
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
     I recently watched an interview with J.K. Rowling which took place in 1998; she had just published her first Harry Potter book. She appeared mystified that the story she had spent seven years creating had sold 30,000 copies in the U.K; it had beaten the odds of what her publishers had thought were possible (she had been told that children’s books just didn’t sell in large numbers). In a café, somewhere in Scotland, she sat unrecognisable to her now self, with long curly red hair and a baggy woollen jumper, a cup of coffee nestled on the table beside her elbow. She spoke about the…
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Review

    Laura Roddy
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There’s a reason why Guardians of the Galaxy has received four and a half gold stars on both rotten tomatoes’ and IMDb’s websites. Described as the best blockbuster of the summer it is not only hilariously funny but comes with a fantastic soundtrack and some of the most amusing characters ever seen in a superhero movie. In fact, it is the talking racoon – Rocket, who exists as a result of a science experiment, the humanized tree – Groot, that has the ability to speak only three words for the entire of the film (“I am Groot”), the sensitive human -Peter Quill, who we see…
  • 8 Reasons We Couldn’t Wait To Get Back To School…

    Aisling Keogh
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    It’s almost that time of year again, when our Facebook timelines are filled with photos of all the kids heading back to school (this is when the reality of just how old you’re getting really sets in) a topic for another time. The commute to the office that for the past three months took half the time is about to double once gain… However short lived it may have been there were the briefest of moments when we really couldn’t wait to get back to the school yard.1 – The shopping, okay this is probably more accurate for the girls, but as long as you were let loose did you really…
  • Remembering Robin

    Aisling Keogh
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    “Heroes don’t look like they used to, they look like you do…”Today most of us woke up to the news that Robin Williams had died in the early hours of this morning. Initial findings suggest that the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia. I don’t usually feel the need to comment on celebrity deaths, whilst every death is sad, and tragic in some of the recent losses that the celebrity world has had to come to terms with. I never really felt like my life would be affected. I appreciated their work I would notice and miss their presence on some of my favourite shows.
  • Film Review: Boyhood

    Simon Fallaha
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Simon Fallaha looks at Richard Linklater’s magnum opus: a tale of loss, love and livelihoodThere are two ways to look at Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. You could see it as the real-time life story it promotes itself as, a unique, psychological and philosophical exploration of the ups and downs of readjustment when growing up and getting older. Alternatively, you could just shrug your shoulders and dismiss it is as “another coming of age flick” with a gimmick, a showcase for pretentious, self-consciously artsy natter. It’s a familiar trend in Linklater’s…
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  • 3 Hiring Questions to Steal from Amazon’s CEO #bluedoordiaries #26

    amray2005
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    the amazin’ amazon ————— Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn’t always the juggernaut that it is today. In fact, once upon a time it was just a tiny startup with a big vision. So, how did it end up as the giant online retailer that it is now? It’s hard to say, but one thing founder Jeff Bezos was very intentional about was how he hired for the company. In fact, in his 1998 letter to shareholders, just four years after Amazon was founded, Bezos wrote, “It would be impossible to produce results in an environment as dynamic…
  • A weird ode to weirdos

    amray2005
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    eye Weirdos rule the world. Everyone else manages the weirdos. Or, think they do. Between the Weirdos and the Simples, they have complete control over the engine that hums deep inside the navel of the cosmos. Weirdos rule the world. Their strengths are strange. Their weaknesses may be commonplace but they do not really have time for that. They are busy making things. And living the supreme mistake that make them who they are. Their strengths are their biggest, most glorious signatures. The strange scrawls on the brick walls of society that they wake up and find. And realise, it was them that…
  • The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup #bluedoordiaries #25

    amray2005
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Stewart is hungry. He’s munching on potatoes smothered in chicken fat drippings, sitting by a long metal table that once served as a gurney in the morgue at the Treasure Island Naval Base. It’s a prominent piece of furniture in what will be the kitchen area for Stewart’s new startup. All told, the space is big enough for 75 or so employees, most of whom have yet to be hired. They will theoretically work in this great glass transept at the eastern edge of a massive new building just off of San Francisco’s Third Street. He’s been here for less than a week. chicken fat and the…
  • The Grand Budapest Second Chance

    amray2005
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    What do you do when you are yanked from deep, lilting Urdu into a rainy Sunday? The first What do you do when you spend a languid afternoon, a stretched late afternoon, an extended early evening and a chatty, natty late evening discussing possibilities and the present; only to end up in a dark cinema hall with three other people? The second What do you do when you can’t find your first chance? The third What do you do when you realise you can’t much forgive yourself for not quite becoming what you could have become? The many What do you do when you are told that you can make love to words…
  • Quiet us. Interrupt us

    amray2005
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    sabatini I write this as an appeal. I do not have too much clue how that goes, by the way. I have not appealed a lot in my life. I used to pray when I was in school but I suspect that had more to do with the zeal of the nuns than my desire to recruit celestial Christian help for my plans. I had also once fervently silently begged Gabriela Sabatini to step out of a poster and take me by the hand many years back, but I don’t think that counts here. I write this as an appeal. For the supreme need for magic in our universe. The need to dazzle. The need to blind. And, eventually, the need to…
 
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    The Artist in American History

  • Why is 'Redskins' Racist - The History Behind the Controversy

    Dr. Darren R. Reid
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    In this lecture we examine the history behind the name 'Redskins', looking at the history of race and racism in order to lay bare what, exactly, is so problematic with that label.  This lecture ties the history of race into the current controversy surrounding the 'Washington Redskins', focusing upon its discriminatory name and logo.
  • Folk Music of the Civil War: Hard Times Come Again

    Dr. Darren R. Reid
    3 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Bad food makes great music - in this mini-lecture Dr. Reid examines the role played by folk music in the American Civil War by examining the case study of 'Hard Times Come Again No More' and how that song was transformed for a lament about poverty into a cry for good food for the Union army.
  • 5 Minute History: The Theatre of Charlie Chaplin's Youth

    Dr. Darren R. Reid
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    In this 5 Minute History explores the importance of live theatre as a way of building community in Britain and America in the 19th and early 20th century, from Vaudeville to the Music Hall.
  • 5 Minute History: Charlie Chaplin and Kid Auto Races

    Dr. Darren R. Reid
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Celebrate one hundred years of Charlie Chaplin with this micro documentary exploring his early life and his earliest appearances as the "Little Tramp". In this five minute history, become a master of Chaplin's early years. Charlie Chaplin, one of the earliest auteur's, true geniuses, of cinematic comedy was born in 1889 to Charles Chaplin, Senior and Hannah Hill.  Both of Chaplin's parents were in some way associated with show business, performers on the bustling British music hall scene of the time.  His father, Charles, Senior, enjoyed some success and was able to build for himself a…
  • 006 - Comic Books Studies: Wonder Woman, Feminist Icon - A Brief History of Her Gendered Creation

    Dr. Darren R. Reid
    27 May 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The sixth episode in the Comic Books Studies series examines the ways in which Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston tried to distill his complicated ideas about gender and female superiority into a single character.  Wonder Woman, who will make her big screen debut in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was the face of Marston's vision of the future.
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    CultureMass

  • Honest Looks at Top Tech Companies: Why Amazon Excites and Worries Me

    Nate Humphries
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is the second post in our series Honest Looks at Top Tech Companies. Think of it as a way to get rid of the fuzz and glamour, and to get a real, honest look at these companies. It’s also a way for you to know my biases, which can be helpful for the writer-reader relationship. Next up is Amazon. Amazon is the largest online retailer in the US, as well as the purveyor of the Kindle line of e-readers and tablets and the recently-released Fire TV and Fire Phone. We look at what it means to dominate the online retailer space, monopolies, how their hardware is doing, as well as where I’d…
  • Motorola Moto X (AT&T): Retrospective

    Nate Humphries
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s not very often we review a phone nearly a year old (last time was with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, our first review), so the question invariably comes up: Why? Why review the Moto X when the Moto X+1 is slated to be announced on September 4? Is it even worth my time to read this? I think there are a few very good reasons to check it out: Google put around $500 million into marketing the Moto X. Despite a rough beginning (source #1, source #2, source #3), it’s been touted as one of the most solid, cheap smartphones (source #1, source #2). Motorola sold over 1 million phones…
  • The Truth About Sinead O’Connor

    Joshua Eubanks
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sinead O’Connor is one of those artists that I wonder about sometimes. She’s made some sketchy decisions in her public life (which, of course, makes them fair game for discussion here) and she seems a little…unbalanced sometimes. I don’t always like her – or what I know about her, anyway – as a person, as a human being. I’ve written in the past about the personal struggle I face when it comes to separating artists who act in a manner contrary to how I’d like them to – and she definitely falls into that category – from their art. The…
  • The Unappreciated Options Menu

    Daniel Castro
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    In a previous article I asked you—dear readers—“Is there a right way to enjoy a game?” as I talked about “the controller setting” that has turned the gaming community upside-down: Inverted Controls. In the aforementioned article I rambled about my own reasoning behind Inverted Controls, how I got used to this control setting, and how does it feel to be “that guy” who messes up with your normal non-inverted control settings. But inverted or non-inverted controls are just the tip of the iceberg. As videogame enthusiasts, our gaming preferences are pretty much biased these days,…
  • Wu-Tang Wednesday – Raekwon’s Immobilarity

    Joshua Eubanks
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today, Raekwon’s Immobilarity is up on the block. His second solo album, it was final Wu-Tang release of the 20th release. I must also add that it’s one of my all-time least favorite Wu-Tang records, and, at the time it was released, was the worst thing from any Clan member to date. The album features no production from any Wu affiliated artists, and only two brief appearances from Wu-Tang rappers other than Raekwon – Method Man and Masta Killa appear on one track each. The most disappointing aspect of Immobilarity was that it was the follow-up to one of the best Wu records…
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    Esi Magic.com

  • Los Angeles Tourist Attractions: My Top 10

    Esi Magic
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    If you are planning on visiting Los Angeles, this guide will help you to visit the best Los Angeles tourist attractions!The post Los Angeles Tourist Attractions: My Top 10 appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Esi Magic’s Guide To Moving To Los Angeles

    Esi Magic
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    If you are moving to Los Angeles, then this is the guide for you! It will help you make decisions, learn what to expect, and get excited about the big move!The post Esi Magic’s Guide To Moving To Los Angeles appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Why I Call Myself Esi Magic (VIDEO)

    Esi Magic
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I call myself Esi Magic, so I thought I would make a video to explain. No, it’s not because I can pull a rabbit out of a hat or went to HogwartsThe post Why I Call Myself Esi Magic (VIDEO) appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • Why I Moved To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

    Esi Magic
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:48 am
    I decided that I would film a video about why I moved to Los Angeles. I explain what caused to make the big leap from Toronto to LA. It wasn’t easy, but I’m happy with my decision.The post Why I Moved To Los Angeles (VIDEO) appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
  • What Happened To The Funny Videos and Music on EsiMagic.com?

    Esi Magic
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    If you are coming here looking for the viral and funny videos, entertainment news, and music videos, don't worry, it hasn't completely disappeared, it just has a new name!The post What Happened To The Funny Videos and Music on EsiMagic.com? appeared first on Esi Magic.com.
 
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    DK Daily

  • Shannon Sharpe Calls Josh Gordon a Marijuana Junkie

    Deniz Kofteci
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Shannon Sharpe filled in for Stephen A. Smith on First Take today and came armed with enough bat shit crazy to make up for Smith’s... The post Shannon Sharpe Calls Josh Gordon a Marijuana Junkie appeared first on DK Daily.
  • FANTASY FOOTBALL GUIDE 2014: RUNNING BACK

    Deniz Kofteci
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I’m sure if you care enough to be reading this, then I don’t need to tell you that given the chance you should draft Adrian Peterson,... The post FANTASY FOOTBALL GUIDE 2014: RUNNING BACK appeared first on DK Daily.
  • Fantasy Football Guide 2014: Quarterback

    Deniz Kofteci
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    The top three guys every year are always Aaron Rogers, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.  As long as they stay healthy, you can’t go wrong... The post Fantasy Football Guide 2014: Quarterback appeared first on DK Daily.
  • Travel Tips For Visiting Istanbul

    Deniz Kofteci
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The post Travel Tips For Visiting Istanbul appeared first on DK Daily.
  • Fox Sports 1′s Sexist College Football Commercial

    Deniz Kofteci
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    You’d think this was an Ad from 1952, but no, it’s brand new.  Fox Sports 1 created this out of touch mess to get fans... The post Fox Sports 1′s Sexist College Football Commercial appeared first on DK Daily.
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    Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry

  • Chris Brown “X” Deluxe Edition DOWNLOAD + Full Track List

    Toni Payne
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    CLICK IMAGE for Chris Brown “X” Deluxe Edition DOWNLOAD   CHECK OUT THE FULL TRACK LIST BELOW 1. X 2. Add Me In 3. Loyal (Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga) 4. New Flame (Feat. Usher & Rick Ross) 5. Songs On… Continue Reading → The post Chris Brown “X” Deluxe Edition DOWNLOAD + Full Track List appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • 50 vs Mayweather, Blue Ivy’s Hair, Finding Fela, X Album + more on Trending Topics with Toni Payne [ PODCAST 18]

    Toni Payne
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Trending Topics with Toni Payne Podcast talks; 50 cent  vs Mayweather in the you can’t read beef,  Blue Ivy in what’s hair gotta do with it, the Karruche story. I also discuss Finding Fela, 50 Shades of Grey, movies opening… Continue Reading → The post 50 vs Mayweather, Blue Ivy’s Hair, Finding Fela, X Album + more on Trending Topics with Toni Payne [ PODCAST 18] appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Rihanna, Eminem do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Stage – WATCH VIDEO

    Toni Payne
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Rihanna and Eminem have join a lot of others in raising awareness for ALS. At their Detroit’s Comerica Park concert, Rihanna is seen pouring a bucket of ice water over Eminem as the crowd cheered on. He then challenges Rihanna… Continue Reading → The post Rihanna, Eminem do ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Stage – WATCH VIDEO appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Beyonce Performing Full Album at Tonights 2014 VMAs? Picture Proof

    Toni Payne
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Beyonce performing her full album at the 2014 VMA(Video Music Awards) has been talked about in the rumor mill for days. Well if this performance sheet is anything to go by then we should be expecting Bey on stage. According… Continue Reading → The post Beyonce Performing Full Album at Tonights 2014 VMAs? Picture Proof appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
  • Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown hosted Pre-VMA Party in West Hollywood

    Toni Payne
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight was shot last night at Chris Browns pre-VMA party hosted at 1OAK in West Hollywood. According to an eye witness Jessica White, who was also at the party, she said “I literally threw… Continue Reading → The post Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown hosted Pre-VMA Party in West Hollywood appeared first on Toni Payne | Pop Culture | Lifestyle | Entertainment | Poetry.
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    Beats Music Now

  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    ‘50s Sock Hop’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Oldies genre. Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and more all represented. If you’ve never heard music from these artists, take a listen. It is old, energetic, made to entertain and dance. As the Beats Music curator writes, in the 1950’s “any classic DJ would have spun [these songs] to get an audience of teenage rockers on their feet.” Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘50s Sock Hop‘   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist…
  • T-Mobile Adds Music Services To Free Data Program

    dangellert
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    T-Mobile’s Music Freedom offer began in June with iHeartRadio, iTunesRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker and Spotify. They have now added 6 more services: AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from the selected services — all without using up any data. Great offering. T-Mobile says customers “are streaming 5 million more songs per day than before the launch of Music Freedom.” At&T and Sprint are the other two mobile carriers in the U.S. to have…
  • Google Android and Apple Dominate Smartphone Platforms; Microsoft & Blackberry Lag Far Behind

    dangellert
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    When an internet company, an app, or any new tech business becomes dominant, it is hard to imagine their decline. Seeing the new comScore report about smartphone platforms gives a sobering reality-check for any tech company. The chart shows Smartphone platforms are dominated by Android and Apple. Astonishingly, Microsoft and Blackberry are not even close — at least 40 percentage points lower. That is not competitive, that’s a joke. The story here is that continuous and smart innovation within the context of popular culture is mandatory for any tech company to keep marketshare. It…
  • Tickets For iTunes Festival From Beats Music

    dangellert
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Beats Music is offering tickets to see selected artists and a trip to London for the iTunes Festival in September. This is the latest promotion by Apple to bring attention to their Beats Music service. Airfare, hotel, and tickets for two are said to be a $2000 value. Win tickets for the following concerts (so far).: Calvin Harris Pharrell Williams + Jungle Kiesza Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance The promotion appears on their artist page as Win #BeatsSeats. Winners will be announced on August 28. Click here to win the #GoWithMe iTunes Festival #BeatsSeats.
  • Friday Quirky Playlist

    dangellert
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    ‘Orbital Glitch’ is todays quirky playlist from Beats Music. It comes from the Beats Experimental genre. These are abstract compositions that incorporate crackles, pulses, pings and jagged swells atop an atmospheric soundscape; songs definitely not constructed with a verse and chorus roadmap… Listen to the Friday quirky playlist ‘Orbital Glitch‘ In case you seek more, Beats Music offers up ‘Orbital Glitch, vol. 2‘ also.   Every Friday I’ll seek out a quirky playlist – something that intrigues or dumbfounds; a playlist that is multiple degrees off-center.
 
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    Ruskiy Krug

  • People Of The Internet. Think Before You Share.

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    “I still love you, I’m just disappointed.” But please. Stop. Think about what you are doing! I don’t think you are stupid (most of the time), you just need to stop being so lazy! You are sharing crap online and I wish you wouldn’t do it. Let me be clear — I love a cat GIF as much as the next man, and I totally understand the value of social media (without twitter I wouldn’t have ended up with my current day job) BUT, and here comes the important bit, the vast majority of what we post, share, like and comment on is complete and utter garbage. At a high level social content…
  • Russia And Ukraine Seem Closer Than Ever To Direct Combat

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Only yesterday, Russian president Vladimir Putin seemed to be effectively waving the white flag and signaling that he was prepared to step back from a war footing in Ukraine. Now, Russia and Ukraine appear again to be teetering on the verge of direct combat. In an Aug. 14 speech in Crimea, Putin sounded conciliatory, saying that he intended to stand up for Russia but “not fence it off from the outside world. We need to consolidate and mobilize, but not for war or any kind of confrontation.” Meanwhile, he dispatched a 275-vehicle convoy of what Russian officials identified as…
  • The Working Class Is Sinking And Dragging Walmart Down With It

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Business continues to disappoint at Walmart’s U.S. locations. The big-box retailer reported on Thursday that sales at existing stores were flat in the latest quarter after declining for the previous five. It said traffic dipped 1.1 percent (though customers who made it in chose to spend slightly more) and cut its full-year earnings outlook on higher-than-expected health care costs and company spending on e-commerce. Walmart has now spent months explaining away the poor performance of its U.S. division. In the first quarter it blamed the weather; in Q4 2013 it cited cuts to…
  • Goodbye To A Humble Scoring Machine

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Miroslav Klose will never score another goal for Germany. The only person who could make that statement definitive was Klose himself, and on Monday, one month after breaking the all-time World Cup scoring record, he did precisely that. “Lifting the trophy in Brazil was the fulfillment of a childhood dream for me,” he said. “I had a unique and wonderful time with the Nationalmannschaft and enjoyed many unforgettable moments,” he went on. “I cannot think of a better time to bring the international chapter of my career to a close.” And with that farewell, posted on the German…
  • How High-End Juices Extract Money From Consumers

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    I usually make my coffee at home. Otherwise, I resort to the machine in the nearest office kitchen that produces terrible espresso from those hermetically sealed ground-coffee pods. But every once in a while I yield to absurd Midtown Manhattan coffee prices and buy a delicious, extortionate latte. When I went to Dean & DeLuca last week, I spotted “cold pressed juice.” The 16-ounce bottle listed its ingredients: kale, apple, mint, lemon and ginger. I had never purchased one of these juices before, but enough bickering trend pieces have been written about the stupidity or sanctity…
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    The Comic Book Guys

  • THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 EW Promo Images, Two New Clips, and a CBG’s Kirkman Interview!

    Raphael
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    AMC has released two new promo clips from the upcoming fifth season of The Walking Dead series.  As a bonus, check out four new promo images for The Walking Dead Season 5 as the characters, in Bruce Lee like affect, grace the latest covers of Entertainment Weekly. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series […]
  • Three New DC Nation Shorts with DOOM PATROL, Check it Out!

    Raphael
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    DC Nation has released three new unique DC shorts for Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network as part of the DC Nation block.  Don’t miss the Doom Patrol DC shorts Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network as they face, “Challenge of the Timeless Commander,” “Trail of the Terrible Titan,” and “The Spy Within the Doom Patrol”  as part of […]
  • Sneak Peek of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS with Donald Glover as Miles Morales!

    Raphael
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Disney XD and Marvel Animation have released three new clips from ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS!  Plus, Donald Glover gets cast as the voice of Miles Morales this new season.   In the first two new clips from the first two episodes check out Spidey as he joins forces with the Avengers and learns to play hero on […]
  • The Future Begins with the New FLASH Trailer!

    Raphael
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    From the ARROW creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and director David Nutter, Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, and The CW have debuted a new trailer for Barry Allen’s THE FLASH with “The Future Begins.”  Take a look at the latest footage from The CW series, which debuts Tuesday, October 7 at 8 PM ET.  In this new 60-second promo for the small-screen […]
  • “There Will Be Light” Teaser from GOTHAM

    Raphael
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Fox and Warner Bros. Television have released a new teaser spot for Gotham with Detective Gordon making a promise to young Bruce Wayne, that all is not lost and, “There will be light.”  Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil chronicling the rise of the great […]
 
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    The Dossier

  • Founders Films: Downloaded

    team@dotbk.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    The drama inherent to the world of tech startups has recently proven irresistible to Hollywood, with shows like Silicon Valley and Halt and Catch Fire being pushed heavily on the small screen and various movies mining the territory as well. The highest profile film in the nascent genre is, of course, The Social Network, a good film to be sure, but perhaps not very helpful in understanding our current moment, since its makers are more invested in finding the timeless aspects of the Facebook struggle, somewhat misleadingly shoehorning Zuckerberg into a Greek tragedy. For a more accurate and…
  • Six Questions with Madera Trade, Brooklyn’s Upcycling Heros

    team@dotbk.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Hurricane Sandy may have destroyed Rockaway Boardwalk, but the wood there has taken on a new life. During a leisurely afternoon at the Brooklyn Croquet & Hunt Club, we were struck by some sleek croquet mallets, which were shaped from the rubble of the storm. According to Madera Trade, the mallets’ creators, the wood from the boardwalk happens to be particularly good for mallets. The mallets were a special project for Madera, but breathing new life into old wood is what these guys do best. From modern architecture to lawn sports equipment, they have done it all. The founders, Daniel…
  • Founders Late Night Playlist

    team@dotbk.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Being a founder is about having confidence in your vision, even when you’re living on cold pizza and financing your company on a maxed-out credit card.  Sometimes you just need that little extra push to keep going strong at 5am. With the help of our resident music guru Reggie Smith, we’ve come up with a playlist to help you hustle all night.    
  • Founders Inspirations

    team@dotbk.com
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    To get some perspective on founders, we had to start back in time. Waaay back in time. To when the internet was science fiction and people still lived and worked by candle light (how they did that is beyond us). So we started from the beginning, collecting ideas, inspirations, aspirations, and artifacts along the way. Now, we’re sharing a few of our favorites.
  • Five Questions

    team@dotbk.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Ryan Greer, who owns the face and hands behind Flux Production, is no stranger to .Bk. He was one of the first artisans we profiled on our blog back in January, and you can read all about him here. We spoke with Ryan once again as we launch Ch. 2 of the Founders Dossier and celebrate makers. Our conversation covered his perfect day, his ideal customer, and what he’d eat on a deserted island. Ryan at Work Hand made The workspace Hands at work Flux Production Bag Details Ryan and his finished products 1. What is the best part about being self-employed? I really feel like the element of…
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    XP Gain

  • Why I Love Diablo 3 Again

    Scott Tremper
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    With the release of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition I’ve found myself once again sucked into the addiction of kill, loot, repeat. And I’m having a blast doing so. I love the Diablo series. I only played a little of the original (I was 8 when it came out…), and got into the sequel far past it’s prime, but I loved it. I’m the type of gamer that really enjoys instant gratification, so constantly leveling up and constantly finding better gear is the perfect type of game for me. It’s why I love Diablo, Borderlands, and am hyped for Destiny next month. So…
  • Review: The November Man

    Scott Tremper
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    It’s no surprise we’re getting The November Man in August – the film is pretty undercooked in it’s delivery. Pierce Brosnan will forever be James Bond to me. Goldeneye has so many great memories for me. It was one of the first violent movies I saw as a kid, remains my favorite bond flick and one of my favorite movies overall, and was inspiration for quite possibly the greatest video game ever made. Brosnan as Bond was smooth, suave, and vicious when he needed to be, and this carries over to his role of Peter Devereux in The November Man. And while Brosnan does an…
  • In Theaters – August 29th, 2014

    Scott Tremper
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Pretty sparse week for films – only two wide releases, both of which aren’t getting the best reviews. The November Man From IMDB: An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. Our Take: All the ingredients add up to what should be an awesome spy thriller. Reviews, however, say that none of it comes together in an entertaining fashion. Skip It     As Above, So Below From IMDB: Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath…
  • Review: Infamous First Light

    Scott Tremper
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    While clearly designed for fans of the Infamous series, First Light is a fantastic stand-alone expansion that provides familiar open-world gameplay with some new tough challenge modes. Building off of the story established in Infamous Second Son, First Light is a $15 campaign addition that serves as a prequel to fill in the story of Fetch, a supporting character of Delsin, who was the lead in Second Son. During the events of Second Son we learned that Fetch has a dark and secret past, and are given clues to a painful history involving her brother as well as long path of problems directly…
  • Diablo 3 – Cuddle Bears, Unicorns, and Daisies

    Scott Tremper
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Well this was unexpected. Playing a game about angel, demons, and all things dark and gothic, the last thing you’d expect to see are enemy designs of teddy bears, unicorns and daisies. I stumbled across these the other night in a Nephalem Rift, and was soon beheading all of them. It was a fun surprise for sure. The video is 7 uncut minutes of gameplay, so feel free to rub through the video. Enjoy!  
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