latex trashbag dress (but i like it all the same)
Stop the presses.
She looks like she just swam to shore from New Jersey.
We would’ve normally thought of this stunt as a way of promoting her hubs’ Yeezy show, but he canceled on that, so now she’s stuck parading her chlorine hair around Manhattan for pap shots.
We don’t tend to pay Miss Kimmy a lot of beauty or fashion compliments, but her natural hair color looks amazing on her. We don’t understand her occasional reversions to Blonde Ambition (outside of the press it gets her).
Hey, dress. You’re latex.
LaQuan Smith BlackStrapless Latex Dress
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New research has found that eating pizza triggers opioids in your brain, but they’re not the same ones present in heroin or other similar drugs. Instead, these are naturally-occurring opioids that have been found to be released when listening to music, having sex and eating food.
The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that eating in general triggers a “significant” release of opioids.
For the study, researchers tested participants after an overnight fast, after drinking a tasteless nutritional drink and after eating “delicious” pizza. According to the report, “eating a delicious pizza led to significant increase of pleasant feelings,” but surprisingly the nutritional drink actually released more opioids than the pizza.
Opioids are thought to be linked to obesity and other food disorders, so the fact that non-“delicious” food can trigger more opioids than seemingly addictive food is a surprise to scientists.
According to one of the study’s researchers, Jetro Tuulari, “This creates a basis for future research and hopefully we will find ways to study and describe the development and predictors of addiction, obesity, and eating disorders.”
In other news, “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones reveals his insane diet plan and weight regime.
i love it
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire head downs to Little Havana with and Meyhem Lauren in his new video for “Bebop and Rocksteady.” And having just recently made his comeback with the impressive Brainiac EP (do not sleep on “Manboy“), it’s no wonder the Crown Heights rapper is having fun in the sun. Shouts to that cool-ass old couple getting jiggy wit it, too.
New York’s underground rap scene is about as wild and colorful as it gets, but even by those lofty standards, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more wild and colorful than Dai Burger. The rising rapper from Queens is like the embodiment of an acid rave; bright, exuberant and more fun than you should probably be having. As she prepares to launch her debut album Soft Serve tomorrow, she’s first shared a frenetic visual for single “Where My Girls,” making its world premiere here on Highsnobiety Music. Watch it below.
Filmed in her backyard, the visual finds Dai indulging in a seriously zany barbecue with her girls. And as she reminds us so vividly in the track, it doesn’t matter if you have “blonde, jet black, purple, orange, green hair,” you can still whip it everywhere to roll with her crew.
With the release “Where My Girls” also comes an initiative of the same name between Dai and the Brewery Recording Studio. Though she may effuse the kind of polished badassery that most spend a lifetime trying to achieve, Dai had to work for her come-up; and so this new project will aim to aid girls between the ages of 12-18 in New York to nab them time in the studio, something the rapper could have used during her own journey. The program will offer workshops and sessions on how to produce demos and master tracks, tools any aspiring musician needs to help break through in the industry.
Dai Burger’s Soft Serve is out tomorrow, Friday, August 25.
For more of our premieres, give a listen to dreamy Australian synth-pop duo Kllo’s “Downfall” right here.
i like this song. i like desiigner but mostly because i love this intereview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mHfXzApv50
Desiigner’s Life of Desiigner debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Def Jam Records. The Brooklyn rapper has kept a presence by dropping records like “Malibu” and “Arms,” and most recently “Formula.” “Life,” a collaboration with Gucci Mane, also dropped earlier this summer and now comes with an official music video.
Premiered by VEVO, Desiigner rides through a forest on a dirt bike before meeting up with Guwop inside a mansion. A psychedelic trippy journey, delve into the mind of Desiigner with his new visual below.
Continue after the jump….
Apropos Eclipse: Trump hat reingeguckt ins kosmische Bongoloch und alle drehen am Rad, Fox-News-Idiot Tucker Carlson findet, das reingucken in
ein kosmisches Bongoloch eine Sonnenfinsternis sei das „Most impressive thing any president’s ever done“. Well, it is not.
Ich hab' in meinem Leben 3 Sonnenfinsternisse gesehen, 1 davon total, und ich habe nie eine Brille gekauft und immer reingeschaut. Die Physik des „augenschädlichen Sonnenfinsternisguckens“ geht so: Man guckt in die Sonnenfinsternis, alles easy, aber die Augen gewöhnen sich an die Dunkelheit, die inneren Augenmuskeln entspannen die Iris und das Auge lässt mehr Licht auf die Retina, als normalerweise. Wenn man dann nach dem Transit nicht aufpasst, knallt die volle Sonnenenergie ins nacht-entspannte Auge und die Retina verbrennt. Das heisst: Wer in eine Sonnenfinsternis guckt, sollte an ihrem Ende weggucken. Das ist alles und dafür braucht man sicher keine Ripoff-Sonnenbrillen.
i dont know about this song (which you have to click through for) nicki rhyming 'china' with 'real thick vagina'
Back in June, Yo Gotti dropped “Rake It Up,” an absurdly catchy new single featuring the one and only Nicki Minaj. Now, the duo star in an eye-popping music video for the track, one that features such imagery as money literally growing on trees, a squadron of girls raking up cash and Nicki drag-racing through the streets in a Lamborghini with Blac Chyna. Watch it below via TIDAL.
“Rake It Up” appears on Gotti Made-It, a collaborative mixtape between Gotti and the ubiquitous Mike WiLL Made-It. Minaj, meanwhile, has been appearing in a plethora of music videos this summer, most recently stunting with Future in “You Da Baddest” and teasing on Instagram an upcoming visual with Migos’ Quavo.
Revisit “You Da Baddest” below.
In other music news, JAY-Z has given a revealing interview to discuss the rumored Kanye-diss on his new album ‘4:44.’ Get the scoop right here.
i like it a lot
You’d be forgiven for thinking you were stuck inside a David Lynch movie while listening to Kllo. The rising Australian electro-pop duo share many characteristics with the sonic palette found in the surrealist auteur’s work, such as the breathy, angelic vocals, the aura of inherent mystery and the feeling of waking from a hazy dream.
No better taster of their sound can be found than in “Downfall,” the brand new single off their upcoming debut full-length Backwater (and making its premiere right here on Highsnobiety Music). “We wrote it on a balcony in Croatia overlooking the water,” the band says of the track, “It was very beautiful there, warm and still… It’s a reminder to not get too caught up in your head, to not dwell on the negative things.”
Listen to it below via SoundCloud.
You can pre-order Kllo’s Backwater right here, and catch them on tour on the following dates below.
Nov. 12 – Madrid, ES @ Costello
Nov. 13 – San Sebastian, ES @ Dabadaba
Nov. 14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar
Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Nov. 17 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Nov. 18 – Brussels, BE @ Les TransArdentes at Palais 12
Nov. 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Sugar Factory
Nov. 23 – London, UK @ XOYO
Nov. 24 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Nov. 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Soup Kitchen
Nov. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Nov. 28 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
Nov. 29 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Nov. 30 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
Dec. 3 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Dec. 4 – Cologne, DE @ Yuca
Dec. 5 – Hamburg, DE @ Haekken
Dec. 8 – Sydney, AUS @ Oxford Arts Factory
Dec. 9 – Perth, AUS @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Dec. 14 – Brisbane, AUS @ Woolly Mammoth
Dec. 15 – Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel
Dec. 16 – Adelaide, AUS @ Fat Controller
For more of our premieres, take a look at MABE’s deliriously colorful video for “HLDN” directed by the one and only Zebra Katz right here.
this is useless if you dont show me the view from the top
Beautiful Glas Drip Bowls by Daniela Forti.
YUUUP i was right
Pop superstar Katy Perry lands the cover story of W Magazine‘s September 2017 edition captured by fashion photographer Steven Klein. In charge of styling was Edward Enninful, with set design from Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY. Beauty is work of hair stylist Shay Ashual at Art Partner, makeup artist Yadim at Art Partner, and manicurist Honey for Londontown at Exposure NY.
For the cover story Katy is wearing selected looks from top brands such as Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Miu Miu, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Tom Ford, and Brandon Maxwell. Model posing alongside American singer is Louis Bubko at Fusion.
“Everything is more fun with short hair! I can just get up and go. I feel so liberated with this hair now. In general, I feel 360-degrees liberated—all around. Whether it’s politically, mentally, spiritually, sexually. I feel liberated from all the things that don’t serve me. I’m surrendering and embracing my 30s. You couldn’t give me anything to go back to my 20s. To get to this place, I had to do some much-needed work on my heart, soul, mind, and body. Since doing that, a lot of beautiful things started to bloom again.” – Katy on enjoying her life more with short hair.
Read the rest of Katy Perry Stars in the Cover Story of W Magazine September 2017 Issue
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i think katy perry wears that dress on the cover of w magazine
Mica Arganaraz stars in Saint Laurent's fall-winter 2017 campaign Saint Laurent turns up the rock and roll appeal for its fall-winter 2017 campaign. Photographed by Collier Schorr, the advertisements feature models Mica Arganaraz and Binx Walton as well as singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. Captured in black and white, the new season focuses on square shoulders and... [Read More]
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great so the computer, which already kicks my ass, is going to just get smarter at kicking my ass
Testing our agents in games that are not specifically designed for AI research, and where humans play well, is crucial to benchmark agent performance. That is why we, along with our partner Blizzard Entertainment, are excited to announce the release of SC2LE, a set of tools that we hope will accelerate AI research in the real-time strategy game StarCraft II. The SC2LE release includes:
- A Machine Learning API developed by Blizzard that gives researchers and developers hooks into the game. This includes the release of tools for Linux for the first time.
- A dataset of anonymised game replays, which will increase from 65k to more than half a million in the coming weeks.
- An open source version of DeepMind’s toolset, PySC2, to allow researchers to easily use Blizzard’s feature-layer API with their agents.
- A series of simple RL mini-games to allow researchers to test the performance of agents on specific tasks.
- A joint paper that outlines the environment, and reports initial baseline results on the mini-games, supervised learning from replays, and the full 1v1 ladder game against the built-in AI.
ISOLATED COMIC BOOK PANEL #1848
title: ROCCO VARGAS - P116:5
artist: DANIEL TORRES
oh god the monologue at the beginning of that video
Kesha is officially back. The beloved pop star has returned with her first proper release in years with “Praying,” a moving piano ballad that has also arrived with a visually-arresting video. Watch it above.
This song also arrives with the news that it will serve as the lead single off Kesha’s upcoming album Rainbow, her first since 2012’s Warrior. She has, of course, been much maligned in her career by the highly-publicized legal battle with her former manager Dr. Luke. This process is referred to quite openly in “Praying,” with the singer acknowledging the extreme emotional trauma of the situation.
Rainbow will feature a wide variety of collaborations, ranging from a Dolly Parton guest spot to production work from the likes of Ben Folds and Eagles of Death Metal. It will arrive on August 12 via Kemosabe Records / RCA.
Revisit “Die Young” below.
In other music news, SZA has announced a national tour in support of her debut album ‘Ctrl.’ See all the dates right here.
Wolverine vs. Lady Deathstrike
UNCANNY X-MEN #205 (May 1986)
Art by Barry Windsor-Smith
Story by Chris Claremont & Barry Windsor-Smith
Talented artist Nicholas V. Sanchez has an incredible ability at sketching realistic recreations of classical art, portraits and animals with just ballpoint pens in his Moleskine notebooks. If you love these, don’t miss his paintings.
Via Colossal <3
i like this
With the release of Lorde 's Melodrama in June, we should have known this was going to definitely be the summer of the female vocalists.
What has appropriately followed suit is new music from women across the map. Among these is Katie Crutchfield who returns with another chapter in her Waxahatchee book, which began in 2011. After an attempt at playing with her sister Allison in a little punk band called P.S. Eliot , Katie instead started her own D.I.Y. project, entitled after the name of a lake close to her parents' house in Alabama. Waxahatchee was born out of a broken heart and some time needed to reflect and recoup, which compiled into her debut American Weekend by 2012.
Over the past five years, Waxahatchee has become synonymous with confessional, lo-fi tracks that entice a listener as much as they break their heart. They have always been moody and they have explored different ways of doing so with each record. With 2015's Ivy Tripp , listeners thought they had heard the most intimate corners of Crutchfield's mind. It was quiet, it was held back, and it was a project she worked on in a house in Long Island almost exclusively with then boyfriend and live drummer Keith Spencer. However, Crutchfield admitted that she held back on the record, hiding a little from everyone, including herself.
Out in the Storm rectifies all of those secrets and has Crutchfield owning her voice, her sound, and her emotions in a way we've never heard before. And when you hear it, you will instantly love it, and likely even relate to it.
From the first angry, striking guitar chords on the opening track "Never Been Wrong" (also a single from the album), Crutchfield's voice is more powerful than we've ever heard before as she owns having taken part in a bad relationship but being able to break free from it now. It's courageous and so, so strong in a way Crutchfield has undeniably always had within her but only felt ready to release now. She's authoritative in calling someone out on their faults, just like she is in mentioning her own.
This powerful hold over the album is a trademark throughout. It's also a place for powerful women to shine in general. Sleater-Kinney's Katie Harkin lends her talents on guitar throughout the album. This combination of strong women make tell-off, confessional tracks feel like the new, feminist take on the messages behind " We're Not Gonna Take It ."
In its entirety, Out in the Storm is a truly, flawless delight. It would be difficult to pull out tracks that are favorites without some feeling left out. Other single "Silver" is another claim to taking back your rights. It's also the inspiration for the album's title. Crutchfield sings, " I went out in a storm and I'm never returning ," which feels like her moment of revelation. Combined with some killer guitar riffs, prepare to crank this jam and jump up and down on your bed with your girlfriends, Crutchfield has also stated that writing the album took her back to being a teenager, that sort of fearlessness where she can openly speaking her mind. Whatever it is, it works.
"Sparks Fly" is another anthem for embracing the parts of you that make you exactly who you are. "
I'm a live wire, electrified
," Crutchfield sings in the chorus as she notes adventures in traveling and realizing, even in times when she's felt down, she's never really been alone. She's letting go, and appropriately, the song allows her room to declare all of this before growing and crashing like waves after she's had her say. It's reminiscent, but it isn't sad.
Even in places where it wanders musically, trying out various sounds like on the ballad turned rock anthem "Recite Remorse," it occupies your attention. This is mainly due to Crutchfield's work as a lyricist. She had undoubtedly put the work in here to be vulnerable, to admit to her faults and to mistakes she's made. But instead of hiding from them, she wants us to understand what happened. In the world of femme-power rock, "A Little More" also might feel lost, but because of, again, its ability to show there isn't always all bad in something not exactly perfect (its depiction of losing your reality in the middle of a love affair is remarkable) matches it up to the rest of the diaristic tone Out in the Storm explores.
In short: this album is not good, it's beyond that.
The album is defiant, female rock music in its most powerful form. It may have taken Crutchfield four tries to get to the place where she wants to be with her music, but the journey was well worth the weight.
Out in the Storm
is the underground equivalent to
, an honest depiction and declaration of women's feelings and desire to be heard and understood in the world. However, I have a feeling once word gets out, it won't be considered lesser known for very long — nor, frankly, should it be.
Out in the Storm is out July 14 on Merge Records .
Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. Follow her on Twitter .
Philadelphia-based Nosego, real name Yis Goodwin, is a world renown painter and muralist whose work shines with otherworldly beauty and depth. Personifying animals and visually describing their souls as imaginative landscapes, Yis is able to concoct aesthetic treasures rarely matched where each hints at the vulnerability of nature but also its unrivaled power and will to survive.
“Ingress” will be on view until July 29th, 2017 and should absolutely be seen in person at all costs.
the video is better than the song
This "fuck it" style of songwriting, a willingness to grapple with big things, is a large part of what makes Somersault so compelling.
The music video for "Sugar," the sixth track off of Beach Fossils' recent record Somersault , opens with the trio (composed of frontman Dustin Payseur, Tommy Gardner, and Jack Doyle Smith) rolling backwards on skateboards on a New York sidewalk. The camera comes closer and closer, into an isolated shot of Payseur alone - frowning and unflinching.
The video then cuts to the band whizzing across the streets of Brooklyn on the boards, which were made in a collaboration with Habitat Skateboards . The video is a love letter to New York, we watch them on a sunny day in the city as they pass brownstones, through parks, and alongside the J Train. They're dicking around - dunking on a basketball courts and playfully flipping each other off - until the final shot. They're off of their boards and it's night time, their backs turned to Manhattan, and they are no longer smiling. It's a video of three young guys having fun in New York caught between images of loneliness - darkness and its escape.
Payseur was surprised when I told him that Somersault felt darker to me than their earlier records, and asked if I meant that musically or lyrically. I told him that I thought so lyrically, and after a pause he responded saying, "huh, okay. I guess for a while the earlier stuff was like escapism from depression - just like, you know, kind of like being a time capsule for what's enjoyable, I guess. And with this one it just started out coming out kind of sad - and I was just like fuck it, this is just how I feel, I wanna write about how I feel, I'm not gonna fake it."
This "fuck it" style of songwriting, a willingness to grapple with big things, is a large part of what makes
so compelling. In "Saint Ivy," the album's third track, Payseur tries unsuccessfully to find something larger to cling to, with the second verse saying "How to find a reason / television and another headline / don't believe in Jesus / heaven knows I'm wasting my time / Wanna believe in America / But it's somewhere I can't find." In "Down the Line," the album's ninth track, Payseur sings of self loathing and feeling like he's losing his mind. In the final track on the album, "That's All for Now," Payseur sings of the relatable experience of coming back down after a day of fun - "That's all for now / Nights that we forgot / Everyone wants / But I woke up back again."
That's not to say that there aren't still remnants of the sunny, beachy escapism of their earlier records like their 2010 self titled or their 2011 follow up What a Pleasure . We get this first in the album's opening track, "This Year." "This Year" starts with the same upbeat, enchanting guitar hook and sparse vocals of some of their earlier records. The song builds nicely in the chorus with Gardner's drumming.
Somersault is in many ways the most mature album put out thus far by Beach Fossils, which I learned about in a recent call I had with the band. Payseur told me about how as a teenager he always had skateboards designed by bands he listened to, making the collaboration with Habitat a true achievement.
In Somersault Beach Fossils experiment with new musical styles and arrangements, which I discussed with Gardner and Doyle Smith. The album was created by building and layering melodies and arrangements - often starting with one core idea and then building outwards.
The album cover - a white square with a Beach Fossils logo in red at the top right corner - is the first of the band's album covers to not be in black and white. Payseur explained this by saying - "I went to the Natural History Museum and was looking at Chinese artworks where the artist would always put their stamp on it in red. I really liked the texture and the color of it, and that idea sparked the design for the cover."
Somersault is also the first Beach Fossils album to be released on Bayonet Records - a record label co owned by Payseur and his wife Katie Garcia. On releasing an album on his own label, Payseur remarked that, "it's always been a big goal of mine. It's nice because I don't work well with pressure, and I have a problem with authority figures - even if it's just with a label that's really nice to me."Somersault , the first Beach Fossils record in four years, was well worth the wait. The music and lyrics of the album are a great achievement, which are much in part due to Payseur's departure from lyrical escapism, and the wiggle room provided from working for your own label. And what's next for Beach Fossils? Lots of touring - the dates of which are available on their website
i needed this today so i hope it helps you (you understood) as well
boogie is great
Since his breakout a few years ago, Boogie has consistently combined powerful song concepts with compelling visuals (like last year’s “N*gga Needs,” which even got a rare co-sign from Rihanna), and his latest offering doesn’t buck the trend. Teaming up with directors Ricky + China, the Compton rapper delivers a simple yet stirring video that captures the complicated nature of relationships; the internal conflict of knowing you need to move on but not being able to let go (“three mixtapes in, still talking about the same person”).
“Won’t Be the Same” is taken from Boogie’s must-listen mixtape, Thirst 48 Pt. II.
Cloak and Dagger by June Brigman - Marvel Fanfare #54
Referencing his life of five years living in the high plains of the southwest United States through his iconic illustration style and annotation, “Notes from the High Ground” allows an intimately personal view into the mind and dreams of Giant, an artist I consider to be one of Contemporary Art’s most important.
“Notes from the High Ground” will be on view throughout June and should be absolutely be viewed in person.
Das holländische Radio NPO hat eine eigene Instanz von Christopher Hesses Pix2Pix auf 'nem Server installiert und dort kann man nun, wie schon mit Hesses Katzen-Compositing-Browsertoy, mit den „Trainingsdaten“ eines Neural Networks seltsame Dinge malen, nur diesmal mit Menschen.
Hier Frau May und Herr Corbyn von Cyriak:
Leider ist die Implementierung eher mau. Der Sender trainierte sein Pix2pix-Model mit grade mal drei Bildern (Profil, Halbprofil und Frontalansicht) und dementsprechend unflexibel ist das ganze Browsertoy. Das Neural Network hat mit diesen Grundlagen keine Ahnung, „wie ein Mensch aussieht“, sondern grade mal so eine viertel Ahnung davon, wie die holländische Reporterin aussieht, die in den Portrait-Aufnahmen zu sehen ist. (Man vergleiche alleine die Anzahl der unterschiedlichen Augen, die Hesses Toy ausspuckt mit derer des Radiosenders.)
Man malt also weniger mit „maschinen-abstrahierten ästhetischen Merkmalen des Menschen“ sondern mit „maschinen-abstrahierten, ästhetischen Merkmalen von Frau Dingsbums in einer ganz bestimmten Haltung“. Aber na gut. Solange ich mit Menschenfleisch malen kann, nehme ich, was ich kriege. Mehr Flesh auf Twitter unter dem Hashtag #fotogenerator.
Hier ein paar meiner Experimente: