It’s a “My Little Pony”-themed resume. Yes, yes it is. And it refers to the potential employee as a pony. Be afraid, be very afraid. [Dorkly]
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We’re covering all the action at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight, and it all starts with the stars on the red carpet in front of the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Stick with us tonight on Twitter — @TheFrisky — for all the latest. And check back here often for more amazing red carpet looks.
Another year, another MTV Video Music Awards show. Oh, the irony. When was, after all, the last time you saw an actual music video played on that channel? Even MTV’s more or less dropped the ruse, no longer referring to themselves as “Music Television.” But still, the VMAs persist. And we love it!
That’s why we’ve created this helpful drinking game, to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action during tonight’s show. But please, just don’t get, you know, too wasted over Justin Bieber’s career choices.
The “burneshas” live in the mountain villages in the hinterland of Albania — they’re women who’ve lived their entire lives as men, forgoing sex in the process.
They’re also the subject of photographer Jill Peters’ collection, The Sworn Virgins of Albania. The women choose to live as men for a number of reasons, many having to do with the strict societal restrictions put on women in traditional Albanian culture. As Peters explains it: Keep reading »
The Sydney Living Museum recently made public a series of mugshots taken from the 1920s. Yes, I know, I know, Australia’s always had a rep for being an island of criminals, but these mugshots are actually super cool. The collection comprises both male and female convicts, posing artfully in both close up and full-body shots.
The pictures make me wonder what these men and women did to get arrested int he first place. Taken out of context, they could be inspiration for the latest J. Crew or Madewell collections. The photos are part of a collection of more than 2,500 images the museum has archived. Explains the collection’s curator, Peter Doyle:
“Some subjects were repeat offenders, and we find their names in police records and newspaper reports again and again, sometimes over many decades. A small number achieved notoriety in their time. But, generally, the subjects of the Special Photographs make only one or two fleeting appearances in the records. Some have left little more than a single amazing photograph. At the time these portraits were taken personal identity was a fluid, indeterminate thing. People drifted in and out of the lives and affairs of others, often never to be heard of, or from, again. Names were freely invented and changed. An individual’s origins and history could not be easily checked and, indeed, perhaps were not often sought. The sense of trustworthiness that a man or woman communicated in the flesh counted for much, and if you could fake that, as they say, you had it made.”
Check out a few more after the jump! [The Phoblographer]
This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments! Keep reading »
Most of the time, those of us who live in busy urban areas do our best to avoid bumping into or grazing the hands of our fellow city-dwellers. We’re too afraid of being admonished for violating someone’s personal space, too aware of when our own personal space feels threatened. But when given permission to actually touch one another, to share a bit of intimacy, everything transforms. That’s what photographer Richard Renaldi is trying to provide with his “Touching Strangers” photo series. For the project, Renaldi poses two (or three) perfect strangers together, giving them them the opportunity to safely explore intimacy with an unknown. You can see how the experience transforms people — from awkwardly trying to maintain a sense of personal space, to finally relaxing their bodies and leaning into the experience. “We are probably missing so much about the people all around us,” said one willing participant in the project. Truly, we are. Which is why Renaldi’s “Strangers” series is so powerful: It offers us a glimpse at what could be, or might have been, between two people. A book featuring many of his photos will be coming out soon on the nonprofit Aperture Foundation press. [Instinct Magazine]
You know that recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians”? It’s one of my faves. This YouTube video of a man — who refers to himself as “The Illusion” — giving himself a sweet bowl cut seems to have jumped right out of that world. “The Illusion” lives in Malibu, California (natch) — “somewhere on spaceship Earth” — and enjoys three things: 1) A sweet bowl cut, 2) hot rock jams, as evidenced by the music playing in the background as he gives himself a haircut, and 3) referring to himself in the third person.
Anyway, I’ve watched “The Illusion”‘s instructional video more than a few times, and have culled the following tips on giving yourself his signature look… Keep reading »
The secret is out. by now, everybody knows Daft Punk is playing the MTV VMAs this weekend. Yay! That’s great. “Get Lucky” is one of the best songs of the summer. But let’s face it, their mysterious-dudes-in-helmets thing is getting a bit old. We all know that there are two middle aged French dudes under those motorcycle helmet visors — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. And this is the VMAs, an event where Tim Connerford from Rage Against the Machine rushed the stage and climbed a piece of the set. Where Madonna kissed Britney. Where Busta Rhymes and Martha Stewart could fully express their love for one another.
If Daft Punk really wants to surprise us, they’ve got to step it up a notch.
Which is why we suggest they change up their helmet game, like so:
Fashion magazines are constantly trying to push the envelope when it comes to edgy, racy content. I get that. But something made me pause when I saw the Autumn Noir spread in the latest issue of Allure magazine. The editorial features models Edita Vilkeviciute and Candice Swanepoel in various stages of undress going at one another with tweezers, waxing strips and the like. In each of the four images presented in the spread, the models are depicted inflicting pain — beauty pain, but pain — on one another. There’s Vilkeviciute giving Swanepoel what appears to be an unwanted tattoo; Swanepoel ripping wax off of Vilkeviciute’s armpit; and perhaps the most violent of the images, Swanepoel holding down Vilkeviciute and piercing her ears with a piercing gun. There even appears to be a bit of blood on Vilkeviciute’s earlobe to really punctuate the pain. Keep reading »