the floral print dress on that clickthrough
Adult Swim just announced the debut date of beloved, raucus coming-of-age anime Fooly Cooly’s second
Adult Swim just announced the debut date of beloved, raucus coming-of-age anime Fooly Cooly’s second iteration, or FLCL: Progressive. On June 2nd at 11:30 PM, fans can watch 14-year-old protagonist Hidomi and her classmate Ide come up against some chaos-loving alien beings (with very, very good music, too). FLCL 3 is…
they should start by making the voting machine code open and heavily scrutinized like slot machines, but nooooooooo
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a draft of recommendations to improve the nation’s election infrastructure, outlining the need for IT upgrades, universal adoption of paper ballots, and increased funding to safeguard against future cyberattacks.
In support of her TRIP sophomore LP, Jhené Aiko returns with two new music videos for the Kurupt-featured “Never Call Me.” In one visual, the R&B singer goes with a more spiritual and symbolic clip, based around culture and rituals in the far east. For the second video, Jhené takes viewers on a tour of her hometown in South Central Los Angeles.
The feel-good visual is heavy with cameos, as Kurupt, Nipsey Hussle, DOM Kennedy, Hit-Boy, Jay 305 and Aiko’s own sister Mila J all appear throughout the video. The tour ends with a good old kickback and barbeque in the park with close friends and family. Watch both below.
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Jhené Aiko Feat. Rae Sremmurd – “Sativa (Remix)”
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that is a very pretty woman
Longtime fans of Lara Croft turned out this past weekend to see the newly rebooted Tomb Raider franchise. If you are a big fan of the past adaptations, you might be in for a surprise. 2018's Tomb Raider isn't full of over-the-top explosive action, nor does it have the trademark tackiness of a video game film. Instead we are given an emotional origin story that has left some people feeling let down. As critics and audiences disagree about the quality of the film, one question is standing out from the rest; how feminist is this new Tomb Raider?
It's hard to take a fresh look at this film without referring back to the original Tomb Raider films, starring Angelina Jolie. It's only when you contrast these two very different interpretations that the reality of this modern Lara Croft takes effect. Alicia Vikander's Lara is not the busty seductress that Angelina Jolie embodied with an effortless sensuality.
The new Lara is missing her trademark braid, wears long pants, doesn't have a padded bra, and isn't constantly portrayed through a hyper-sexualized lens. This Lara isn't put on display to pump up your libido- in fact, the only lingering shots featured aren't of Vikander's chest, but her incredibly defined arm muscles. Appearance wise, this new Tomb Raider look is realistic, refreshing, and definitely feminist. That being said, appearance seems to be one of the few feminist aspects of this film that they got right.
If you take this film as a stand alone, it will leave a lot to be desired. It can seem disappointing to watch Lara Croft come into her own while being outwitted, beaten up, and struggling throughout the start of this film. I take that with a grain of salt, because unlike the video game character who has been kicking ass for a long time, origin story Croft is just getting her start. It can be refreshing to see a woman who hasn't been training as a soldier her whole life, learn to find her inner power throughout the film. It feels very human to see Lara's failures make her stronger and smarter.
Her journey is perfectly embodied during the sequence where she breaks free from a headlock. At the start Lara has to tap out, bite and scratch to escape. She fails numerous times before she finally frees herself. She is a relatable female badass, and that is the second (and last) feminist breakthrough of this film.
The lack of representation in this film is, honestly, incredibly disappointing. One might argue, this whole movie is centered around a woman, so how could it lack representation? I would respond that, if women make up around 50% of the population, then why is Lara Croft the only woman in this film? Sure, there are a handful of badass fighting women who make an appearance at Lara's boxing gym, but that first scene makes up the majority of the female cast and lasts about 2 minutes. Ethnically, this could be almost be considered diverse cast…. of men. There are only a handful of women, and none of color. The majority of people won't see themselves represented in this film.
There is so much potential here, but it doesn't quite come to fruition. However, this is a win for women who want to see a realistic action hero that is so much more than tits and ass. It just isn't the best it could be, and that's a problem. It does enough to get by, but with so many films doing better, it feels like it's time for everyone to step up their game.
As for whether or not the film is a good movie, I really enjoyed it. It had me on the edge of my seat at times and Alicia Vikander carries this role with strength, grace, and a tiny dash of humor. As it stands on it's own, this movie isn't a true feminist victory. But, if it's meant to entice audiences into a series, where Lara Croft has developed into her role, then there's plenty of promise for the future. Here's hoping.
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I’m really blown away by John Vogl’s new art show at Helikon Gallery. There are a TON of pieces, and they’re all available as prints in various sizes and prices. Check out the whole thing at HelikonGallery.com.
you have to explain stuff cause it sucked sweaty balls as a star wars movie. it was just fine as a random sci fi movie but it was crap direction to take star wars IMO
It’s been just under a month and a half since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, and whether they loved or hated the movie, many, many people have had questions about the things that happen in in it. In age where a director like Rian Johnson is both widely available on social media and willing to talk to an eager…
this prompted me to listen to their music and it reminds me of a more poppy tatu
this is weird right? i mean, kind of really weird
In a follow up to Kim Kardashian’s paparazzi shots for YEEZY Season 6, Kanye West’s brand has recruited names including Paris Hilton, Jordyn Woods, Amina Blue, Sami Miro, Abigail Ratchford, Kristen Noel Crawley, and twins Shannon and Shannade Clermont to promote the line further.
The YEEZY SEASON 6 campaign continues and now includes IG models, influencers & friends in the same looks and locations as Kim’s pics.
All the photos were debuted on instagram by the models. pic.twitter.com/igsRpYAIoK
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) January 31, 2018
With a few familiar faces and some smaller niche influencers, the new campaign has already drawn serious media attention. To keep you in the loop of who’s who, we’ve compiled a selection of shots and bios you can check out below.
Starting with Paris Hilton, Kim took to Twitter to call her former boss an “OG” in these easily recognizable shots. Hilton referred to herself a “Kim Clone.”
A post shared by Paris Hilton (@parishilton) on
Video vixen and YEEZY model Amina Blue managed to get her time to shine.
Shannon and Shannade, also known as the Clermont twins made their name on the 14th season of the reality TV show, Bad Girls Club, and now as YEEZY models.
Miami-based model Yovanna made a quick lookbook of her campaign shots.
Formerly linked to living icon Jaden Smith, model Sarah Snyder was caught stepping out her car.
Fashion designer Sami Miro also caught a windswept moment.
Former beauty columnist turned beauty brand entrepreneur Kristen Noel Crawley looked super cozy for her model moment.
Adult film star Lela Star did her best to become a shoe model in her takeover.
— Lela Star (@mzlelastar) January 31, 2018
Let us know what you think of the campaign in the comments below.
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After breaking out in 2017 thanks to her Preditah-produced “On My Mind” and double appearance on Drake’s More Life, Jorja Smith kicks off what’s sure to be an even bigger year by dropping her new single, “Let Me Down.” The stripped down song finds the Walsall-born singer showcasing her stunning vocals while teaming up with fellow Brit Stormzy, who’s also basking brightly in the limelight right now.
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“The version that you’ve got now that’s the demo version because I hate re-recording,” Jorja Smith told Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga during a recent interview. “[Stormzy] hit me up after ‘Blue Lights’ and then I was in the studio with Ed and he came through to the session, but I had already wrote the beginning of it and then we just left verse two. Stormzy was so late. But it was cool because his verse made up for it and he is sick, it just made sense and it worked.”
Listen to “Let Me Down” below.
Check out a few clips from Jorja’s interview with Julie Adenuga below.
what a totally enforceable law
Every nonfiction fan should read Consider the Lobster, the late David Foster Wallace’s incredible essay on the morality of boiling the crustacean alive simply because it tastes nice. It appears that officials in Switzerland have at least skimmed the essay: New regulations will require food preparers to stun or…
I love seeing food in art, whether it’s an illustrated recipe, a make-believe dish like a floral pizza or seeing food in a different away. Here are some interesting ways artists from Society6 are incorporating food in their artworks:
In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk Dairy, a special collection of Society6 artists’ work curated by Design Milk and our readers. Proceeds from the The Design Milk Dairy help us bring Design Milk to you every day.
i really like it, kind of weird voice quivers
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TRUE STORY, WE HAVE A THE SITUATION ORNAMENT, AND HE IS SHOWING HIS ABS
maybe im a pervert, i mean i definitely am a pervert, but these are pretty racy and make me want to buy lingerie
Kate Upton channels her inner Serena Williams in the latest LOVE Magazine advent video.
Wearing a bra by Agent Provocateur, Upton takes part in some intense stretches pre workout before running and diving all over the court in an intense tennis session.
Speaking to the magazine Upton says, “LOVE Advent is a great Katie grand tradition. It’s silly and fun, and I love shoots where I don’t have to take myself too seriously.”
Judging by the model’s skills with the racket though, she definitely takes her tennis seriously and you’d rather have her on your side of the net than playing against her.
For more LOVE advent goodness, scroll through the latest videos below featuring the likes of Bella Hadid, Alexis Ren, and Winnie Harlow.
In other news, you can now watch the trailer for the upcoming all-female Ocean’s 8 movie here.
wow i actually love it
But girl, we are getting off at this stop.
To be fair, we’re not opposed to a little horse-boob action — we’ll start again.
To be fair, we think horses can be a fun thing to put on your che–
Having stipulated that, this is just about the worse way we’ve ever seen a horse slapped on a dress. Putting aside our near-automatic dislike of sheer bodices, the shape of this one seems designed to be as unflattering as possible. Who wants their curves turned into a square? The same gals who want their bust to look like horseheads, we suppose. Miss Z, we didn’t think you were one of those girls.
Love the hair, though.
Vivetta Black Dress with Swarovski Star-Embellished Sleeves and Horse Embroidery from the Fall 2017 Collection
Leticia Linton Jewelry
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]
well these are incredibly enjoyable
David Dockerey hat einen fantastischen Youtube-Channel voller Videos, in denen er den Sprach-Rythmus aus Film-Dialogen auf Drums nachspielt. Awesome stuff!
denim jacket that says BYE LOSER thats great
The rising star on the modeling scene Kaia Gerber stars in Penshoppe‘s Generation Now 2017 advertisement captured by fashion photographer Taylor Tupy. Beauty is work of hair stylist Michael Long, and makeup artist Misha Shahzada at See Management.
Discover more of the campaign bellow:
Read the rest of Kaia Gerber is the Face of Penshoppe Generation Now 2017 Collection
wow its beautiful
The ever-expanding city block that is the Lego Creator Expert line of building sets gets a welcome splash of neon pink and green with the January 1 release of the Downtown Diner. It’s 2,480 plastic pieces that combine to form three floors of 1950s-style entertainment.
welp i want to play the dumb game
A bunch of white dudes sit in an office, all of them wearing black suits and white collared shirts. Everyone sits in the same lime green swivel chairs. For a video game, Last Man Sitting sounds really boring. Add shotguns and ragdoll physics, though, and you have a recipe for the only battle royale game left to make.