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Grace Coddington’s new memoir provides provocative insight into Vogue
Vogue’s Michelangelo…
The fashion industry has a bit of a reputation for catty behavior, starving women, and the pretentious opinion that material possessions exceed intellectual depth. Yet, back in 2009, when R. J. Cutler’s documentary, The September Issue, tracked the inner workings of Vogue's 840-page September 2007 issue (the largest monthly of any American magazine at the time), fans were ignited to a different side of the industry. The answer was not the focus of the film, Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, but instead the feisty, lion-maned redhead creative director Grace Coddington, whose spit fire opinions and brashly direct outlook can be found in her new book, Grace: A Memoir.
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Grace Coddington’s new memoir provides provocative insight into Vogue

Vogue’s Michelangelo

The fashion industry has a bit of a reputation for catty behavior, starving women, and the pretentious opinion that material possessions exceed intellectual depth. Yet, back in 2009, when R. J. Cutler’s documentary, The September Issue, tracked the inner workings of Vogue's 840-page September 2007 issue (the largest monthly of any American magazine at the time), fans were ignited to a different side of the industry. The answer was not the focus of the film, Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour, but instead the feisty, lion-maned redhead creative director Grace Coddington, whose spit fire opinions and brashly direct outlook can be found in her new book, Grace: A Memoir.

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— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#book  #British  #documentary  #fashion  #magazine  #memoir  #Vogue  #Wales  #Grace Coddington 
A choose-your-own-identity music video directorial debut from Tanlines
Tanlines shoot upward and outward in new video…
New York based synth pop duo Tanlines debuted their first full-length album, Mixed Emotions, earlier this year and the catchy beats were met with just the right amount of commercial success. Now, they’ve come forward with a first directorial effort to match.
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Video of the Day: Tanlines

A choose-your-own-identity music video directorial debut from Tanlines

Tanlines shoot upward and outward in new video

New York based synth pop duo Tanlines debuted their first full-length album, Mixed Emotions, earlier this year and the catchy beats were met with just the right amount of commercial success. Now, they’ve come forward with a first directorial effort to match.

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Lay out with the Tanlines on their upcoming tour

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— 1 year ago
#debut  #duo  #identity  #late night  #music  #New York City  #NYC  #synth pop  #music video  #video  #Tanlines  #Eric Emm  #Jesse Cohen  #Mixed Emotions 
Can a few casting changes save The Mindy Project?
Dr. Kaling, you’re needed in casting…
Just after the announcement that Fox has given The Mindy Project a full season order, comes more news concerning The Office alum’s troubled brain child. Although obviously Mindy Kaling’s role on the show (which has just hit its all-time viewers low) is secure, the same cannot be said about several other female characters.  Due to a midseason shake up we’ll certainly be seeing less of two of Mindy’s pals.
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Dr. Kaling, you’re needed in casting

Just after the announcement that Fox has given The Mindy Project a full season order, comes more news concerning The Office alum’s troubled brain child. Although obviously Mindy Kaling’s role on the show (which has just hit its all-time viewers low) is secure, the same cannot be said about several other female characters.  Due to a midseason shake up we’ll certainly be seeing less of two of Mindy’s pals.

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— 1 year ago
#casting  #comedy  #Fox  #series  #shakeup  #television  #TV  #TV news  #The Mindy Project  #Mindy Kaling 
AC/DC finally give in to the music revolution, release digitalized catalogue
Highway to iTunes…
Australian rockers AC/DC have long spoken out against iTunes and the digital-download world of music. Lead singer Brian Johnson famously said that iTunes was “going to kill music if they’re not careful,” and spoke out against the download service for selling songs as singles, as opposed to exclusively as full-length album formats. However, it seems now the band has changed its tune.
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AC/DC finally give in to the music revolution, release digitalized catalogue

Highway to iTunes

Australian rockers AC/DC have long spoken out against iTunes and the digital-download world of music. Lead singer Brian Johnson famously said that iTunes was “going to kill music if they’re not careful,” and spoke out against the download service for selling songs as singles, as opposed to exclusively as full-length album formats. However, it seems now the band has changed its tune.

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— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#Australia  #classic rock  #digital  #discography  #download  #iTunes  #metal  #AC/DC  #Brian Johnson 
Ruthless first trailer for Netflix’s original series House of Cards
Instant streaming just got a whole lot more instant…
Director David Fincher and actor/personality-galore Kevin Spacey teamed up to bring life to House of Cardsmonths ago (through their own talents and executive producing) and here’s the pay off: the first trailer for Netflix’s first original programing has surfaced online. A dark, political thriller digressing the halls of corruption, greed, list and love, the hour-long drama takes place in a modern Washington, D.C.
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Ruthless first trailer for Netflix’s original series House of Cards

Instant streaming just got a whole lot more instant

Director David Fincher and actor/personality-galore Kevin Spacey teamed up to bring life to House of Cardsmonths ago (through their own talents and executive producing) and here’s the pay off: the first trailer for Netflix’s first original programing has surfaced online. A dark, political thriller digressing the halls of corruption, greed, list and love, the hour-long drama takes place in a modern Washington, D.C.

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— 1 year ago
#drama  #instant streaming  #political  #political thriller  #thriller  #technology  #television  #trailer  #House of Cards  #Netflix  #David Fincher  #Kevin Spacey  #Robin Wright 
Turn on the bright lights and check out Interpol’s 10th anniversary reissue
Still cute when sedated, even a decade later…
In 2002, NYC indie rock outfit Interpol recorded their critically acclaimed debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. Now in 2012, for the 10th anniversary, Interpol has released a commemorative reissue through Matador Records. The fully remastered deluxe reissue will include a collection of demos, B-sides, and rarities along with the original album, and will contain unreleased photographs of the band.
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Turn on the bright lights and check out Interpol’s 10th anniversary reissue

Still cute when sedated, even a decade later

In 2002, NYC indie rock outfit Interpol recorded their critically acclaimed debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. Now in 2012, for the 10th anniversary, Interpol has released a commemorative reissue through Matador Records. The fully remastered deluxe reissue will include a collection of demos, B-sides, and rarities along with the original album, and will contain unreleased photographs of the band.

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— 1 year ago
#anniversary  #b-sides  #deluxe  #demos  #indie  #NYC  #reissue  #rock  #music  #Interpol  #Turn on the Bright Lights  #Matador Records 
Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy get fatherly in trailer for indie drama Broken
Even broken families can teach a lesson…
The first trailer for the buzzing British indie drama Broken has surfaced online. Acclaimed West End theater director Rufus Norris makes his film debut in a swift and strong movement, tying together beautiful imagery and a young girl’s misunderstanding of life.
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Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy get fatherly in trailer for indie drama Broken

Even broken families can teach a lesson

The first trailer for the buzzing British indie drama Broken has surfaced online. Acclaimed West End theater director Rufus Norris makes his film debut in a swift and strong movement, tying together beautiful imagery and a young girl’s misunderstanding of life.

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— 1 year ago
#british  #characters  #drama  #film  #indie  #indie drama  #limited release  #trailer  #Broken  #Rufus Norris  #theater  #West End  #Tim Roth  #Cillian Murphy 
Trouble with Middle Earth tzoztkes: Tolkien estate sues Warner Bros.
One merchandising contract to rule them all…
Warner Bros. is having a tough few weeks when it comes to Middle Earth matters. First, allegations of animal abuse on the set of The Hobbit, and now an 80 million dollar lawsuit has been filed against the film studio. J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate along with publisher, Harper Collins, feel Warner Bros. is abusing a forty three year old licensing agreement with “highly offensive” digital merchandising.
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One merchandising contract to rule them all

Warner Bros. is having a tough few weeks when it comes to Middle Earth matters. First, allegations of animal abuse on the set of The Hobbit, and now an 80 million dollar lawsuit has been filed against the film studio. J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate along with publisher, Harper Collins, feel Warner Bros. is abusing a forty three year old licensing agreement with “highly offensive” digital merchandising.

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— 1 year ago
#book  #controversy  #fantasy  #film  #gambling  #lawsuit  #merchandising  #J.R.R. Tolkien  #JRR Tolkien  #Tolkien estate  #Harper Collins  #Warner Bros.  #Warner Brothers  #Lord of the Rings  #The Hobbit 
Site of the Week: color in the rhymes with Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity
Coloring for grown-ups...
Take the name — Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity — at face value: it’s a coloring book tumblr of rap artists, or as Houston rap legend and co-curator of the site explains it: “It’s like one of those coloring books that kids have, except way less boring.” As bizarre as it sounds, award-winning rapper Bun B and self-titled “tank top enthusiast” (i.e., hip-hop writer) Shea Serrano have tag teamed on this tumblr that gives grown-ups a chance to relive childhood while revisiting some great rap songs.
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Coloring for grown-ups...

Take the name — Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity — at face value: it’s a coloring book tumblr of rap artists, or as Houston rap legend and co-curator of the site explains it: “It’s like one of those coloring books that kids have, except way less boring.” As bizarre as it sounds, award-winning rapper Bun B and self-titled “tank top enthusiast” (i.e., hip-hop writer) Shea Serrano have tag teamed on this tumblr that gives grown-ups a chance to relive childhood while revisiting some great rap songs.

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— 1 year ago with 1 note
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Jean Dujardin sizzles in trailer for spy thriller Mobius
The return of Dujardin…
Jean Dujardin was the one bright spot of last year’s The Artist with his matinee idol good looks, undeniable charm, and repartee with that adorable dog. In his new movie, Mobius, Dujardin shows a different side, as a sort of James Bond-Jason Bourne-Clive Owen-dashing-spy actor. Much more serious, however, than in his OSS series of films.
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Jean Dujardin sizzles in trailer for spy thriller Mobius

The return of Dujardin

Jean Dujardin was the one bright spot of last year’s The Artist with his matinee idol good looks, undeniable charm, and repartee with that adorable dog. In his new movie, Mobius, Dujardin shows a different side, as a sort of James Bond-Jason Bourne-Clive Owen-dashing-spy actor. Much more serious, however, than in his OSS series of films.

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— 1 year ago
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Classic Clip: how Larry Hagman’s charm made J.R. likeable
The iconic Southern gentleman…
After a long history of health problem, Larry Hagman (81) succumbed to the affects of throat cancer on November 23. With his passing on Friday, we felt the inkling to take a look back on one of the most iconic actors in TV history.  To remember a man whose character set into the motion the frenzy, the international speculation, and the betting regarding that one legendary plot twist and phrase: Who Shot J.R.? 
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The iconic Southern gentleman

After a long history of health problem, Larry Hagman (81) succumbed to the affects of throat cancer on November 23. With his passing on Friday, we felt the inkling to take a look back on one of the most iconic actors in TV history.  To remember a man whose character set into the motion the frenzy, the international speculation, and the betting regarding that one legendary plot twist and phrase: Who Shot J.R.? 

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Haunting hip-hop DJ The Gaslamp Killer offers chilling ride with new video
A beautifully cinematic adventure through an addled mind…
Anyone with a proclivity toward just-below-the-radar hip hop DJs should be raising an ear to one of the emerging names in the scene, The Gaslamp Killer. Earning the aptly titled name after destroying the pop-oriented club scenes in the Gaslamp District of his native San Diego with his haunting, ominous music sets, The Gaslamp Killer (or if you’re into formalities, William Bensussen), is spurring a name for himself amongst the music scene. He played at Coachella earlier this year and along with multiple EPs and singles being dropped has just released his first full length record, Breakthrough, via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.
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A beautifully cinematic adventure through an addled mind

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— 1 year ago
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Fall shows you won’t have to watch again: what’s ahead for network TV?
(Almost) no one here gets out alive…
Things are definitely shaking up on network television as CBS and ABC have announced some cancellations this week, while NBC and Fox are taking chances on some full season orders. It’ll be an interesting changing of the guard indeed…
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(Almost) no one here gets out alive

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— 1 year ago
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Sophia Knapp takes a nostalgic-tinged Brazilian vacation in new video
Welcome to the jungle…
Sophia Knapp has brought back some home movies of her Brazilian vacation in the new music video for her track “Evermore.” We’ve got it just below this article, so you won’t have to pile onto her couch for two hours while she tries to get the damn slide projector working.
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Sophia Knapp takes a nostalgic-tinged Brazilian vacation in new video

Welcome to the jungle

Sophia Knapp has brought back some home movies of her Brazilian vacation in the new music video for her track “Evermore.” We’ve got it just below this article, so you won’t have to pile onto her couch for two hours while she tries to get the damn slide projector working.

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— 1 year ago
#Brazil  #experimental  #female singers  #folk  #indie  #music video  #singer songerwriter  #singer  #songwriter  #Sophia Knapp  #Evermore  #Into the Waves 
Who’s the best Bond?: an infographic by the numbers
Unsurprising but necessary for Bond aficionados…
Ever want to settle an argument on who played the best Bond? Well, this Dollars and Bonds infographic (created by the folks at Top 10 Best Online Casinos) proves conclusively just who is the top Bond — by box office numbers, that is. Sean Connery comes in at #1, despite actually appearing in less films than Roger Moore…
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Ever want to settle an argument on who played the best Bond? Well, this Dollars and Bonds infographic (created by the folks at Top 10 Best Online Casinos) proves conclusively just who is the top Bond — by box office numbers, that is. Sean Connery comes in at #1, despite actually appearing in less films than Roger Moore

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— 1 year ago
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