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Bon Iver’s Imagined Director’s Commentary For His Vegan Shoe Commercial

Y’all know I’m not a huge Bon Iver fan, and though he has wide acclaim as some sort of indie rock heartthrob, I find the idea of sexing Bon Iver…

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5 Very Necessary Lessons I’ve Learned From My Personal Trainer

For the past three weeks, I’ve been going to a personal trainer. I realize that’s not very long, but according to my muscles, it’s nigh near forever. I am not…

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Celeb Style Poll: Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice Edition

On Thursday night, the Young Hollywood Awards brought together a bunch of famous people to grant themselves yet another round of accolades. It seems a bit contrived, but since we’re…

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When Fashion Shows Were Psychedelic Happenings

This is a short glimpse at 1971 Yves St. Laurent fashion show in Paris for which St. Laurent, who was wildly ahead of his time in most respects, booked the…

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There Is Nothing Better Than This Dancing Guy

As someone who is apparently not intelligent enough to follow the steps on my “Step Up Revolution” workout DVD, I’m in awe of the dancing in this clip from a…

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Behold, The OstrichCopter!

Artist Bart Jansen thrilled us all with his dead cat helicopter. Well, now he’s back, with a much bigger, more bizarre (is that possible?) dead animal ‘copter project. Jansen and…

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Totally Coveted: Beach Sprays, Lip Stains And Super Fancy Computer Sleeves

Welcome to the newest edition of Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey,

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The Good, The Bad & The WTF: 2013 Young Hollywood Awards

On Thursday night, Hollywood feted the newest and nextest at the Young Hollywood Awards. I believe it’s supposed to acknowledge the young whippersnappers who are clawing their way to the…

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Woman Pays $1,200 For New iPhones, Gets Fruit Instead

Pro-tip: If you are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase something from a stranger, it’s wise to check and make sure you’re actually getting what you’ve bought. Case…

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Dream Life Status: I Want This Burrito Cake In My Mouth

I’m absolutely tickled by food that looks like other food. I love burritos. And cake. So this burrito-shaped cake is totally hits my sweet spot (no pun intended). The cake…

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11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

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Celeb Style Poll: Who Looked Nicest In Neon?

I have very specific neon associations, related to the rise and demise of electroclash music in the early aughts. (Don’t pretend like you weren’t also all up in the club…

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Let’s All Look At Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List, Shall We?

Vanity Fair, that magazine that your parents probably have in their bathroom magazine rack, does a yearly analysis of the best-dressed celebs, socialites and entrepreneurs. Generally, it seems, the only…

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Wearing Your Makeup To Bed Will Turn You Into A Flaky-Skinned Hag

Chronic makeup-to-bed-wearer here. As such, I read with interest a new, very scientific study undertaken by Anna Pursglove, a writer over at the Daily Mail, who spent a month wearing…

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Jay Z’s Hyphen Seeks Understanding Apostrophe Friend

Fun fact: Jay Z apparently did away with his Jay-Z hyphen around three years ago. Of course, most of us didn’t pay attention. We liked the hyphen. We wanted it…

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Be My Boyfriend: Just A Hillbilly & His Raccoon Dancing To Aretha

Love is a many-splendored thing, and it can exist in a variety of permutations. I mean, who are we to judge the love shared between a man and his raccoon?

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Artist Makes Very Special Piece Of Art For Rapper Riff Raff

Rapper and professional James Franco hater Riff Raff is a pretty special guy. So it makes sense, then, that Cranbrook graduate Tré Reising would want to make him a super…

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Today In Terribleness: High School Dean Accused Of Having Unprotected Sex With 4 Students

Malik Taylor was the dean of the Business of Sports School, a high school in midtown Manhattan. But in May, he resigned after admitting to “inappropriate sexual relations” with four…

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Yes, Women Can Be Real D-Bags To Each Other

Admit it, you’ve had a frenemy or two in your life. We may not mean to get in these weird passive-aggressive one-upping relationships, but suddenly there you are, saying something…

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Moreos Prove That A Brilliant Child Still Lives Inside Of Us

I think it’s really hard to keep up your childhood wonder and curiosity as you get older. Your priorities shift, you suddenly have to pay “rent” and “feed” yourself and…

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