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Life Dream Status: You Can Go Camping On A New York City Rooftop

Artist Thomas Stevenson launched art project/pop-up campground Bivouac NY to allow city dwellers to spend the night in tents on secret New York City rooftops. The experience may not offer much in the way of forests or meadows, but there is a great big starry sky to gaze at when night falls and a pretty sweet view of city high-rises. No phones are allowed on the campsite and there are no showers or electricity, which creates more of a true “roughing it” experience. Stevenson, who serves as a camp counselor at the events, told Yahoo! Travelthat the two principles of the project for are “disconnecting from the world at large and people convening together” — basically, exactly what you’d gain from a weekend in the woods. “You have a camping experience and go back to work the next day. It’s very convenient and has a lot of depth to it.” Magical things happen when people share a space and simply spend time together, and that, at least to me, has always been the allure of camping that cancels out the many downsides of being in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception.

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Ancient Footage Reveals That 13-Year-Old Kim Kardashian Was The Worst, Surprising No One

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  • Here is the most narcissistic footage of Kim Kardashian you’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something. Being a 13-year-old does not give her a free pass. [Gawker]
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  • An iTunes glitch caused a 9-second clip of white noise titled “Track 3″ to show up under Taylor Swift’s new album, and fans snatched it up so quickly before realizing the error that it rocketed to the top of Canada’s iTunes chart. Oh Taylor, you really can release whatever music you want and still make millions. [Jezebel]
  • Is this unreleased Ke$ha song about Dr. Luke’s abuses? [Gawker] Keep reading »

The Lulu App Now Lets Men Ask Women For Anonymous Dating Advice, Thoughts?

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Lulu, the app created last year to form an all-lady network and enable the power of girl talk, has launched a new feature that allows dudes to ask Lulu users dating questions. Lulu is most famous for its feature that enables women to rate men they’ve dated and leave comments about their character, but this new Q&A feature, called Truth Bombs, is a whole different animal. The Truth Bombs are anonymous posts that allow guys to ask their most burning questions about love, and enable Lulu users to anonymously reply. This is the first time the app has enabled guys and girls to interact. I don’t want to sound grim, but considering how full of pretense the dating world is these days, this kind of thing may be the only way for some people to seek unbiased opinions — and that makes the questions very enlightening to read. Keep reading »

The Most On Point Looks Of Kim’s Kanye Era

Kim’s relationship with Kanye West ushered in an era of high fashion and inspired Kim to embrace neutrals and looks that are timelessly chic. I’m not going to lie, it’s definitely influenced the way I look at her. I feel like the Kardashians’ goal has always been to make their lifestyle look aspirational to their fans, and while the noucheau riche look she rocked for so long didn’t exactly inspire jealous, her new style is all kinds of enviable. I still am generally opposed to the Kardashians’ narcissitic money machine, but that doesn’t mean I can’t love their clothes, right? Click through for some of Kim’s finest sartorial moments since becoming a West.

Watch These Little Princesses Fight Sexism With F-Bombs

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FCKH8 put together this amazing video of little girls summing up the women’s equality movement more succinctly than any grown-up ever could. After all, it’s their future we’re so worried about, right? The video highlights their T-shirt fundraiser, which goes toward supporting anti-sexism organizations and funding FCKH8 to keep pushing activist causes forward. I am head over heels for this one. Can I adopt one of those little girls? [BuzzFeed]

Matthew McConaughey Tried To Defend The Redskins’ Racist Team Name To GQ

  • Matthew McConaughey weighed in on the campaign to change the name of the Redskins football team. The team’s name is a racial slur, but apparently McConaughey just doesn’t care. He told GQ: ”I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, ‘No, we really want the name.’ That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit…What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, ‘No, gotta change it’? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.” Ugh. [Gawker]
  • Rainn Wilson will produce a new comedy series called “Hollywood And Vine,” starring accused rapist Curtis Lepore. Lepore is a Vine superstar, and his ex Jessie Smiles accused him of raping her when she was unconscious. He pleaded no contest to the assault and proceeded to post smug jokes about it on Twitter. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »
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