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Remember Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Well that’s Amy Poehler’s life, according to this hilarious interview on the new IFC show, “Comedy Bang Bang.” Created by one of the guys who invented “Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis,” “Bang Bang” features host Scott Aukerman and musician/comedian Reggie Watts, who is literally everywhere these days. Also, check out Amy’s sweet hairdo, guys. She’s looking mighty fly. (Psst, this episode also features a special song from Will Forte!) [Cinema Blend]
This is the new video for “Night & Day” by the band Hot Chip. It features my favorite feral-looking supermodel, Lara Stone, along with Terence Stamp and the ubiquitous Reggie Watts. Seriously, that dude is everywhere. Also, there are some dancing monks. Do you die for Lara Stone’s teeth? Because I do.
Artists with obsessional focus in their work have always fascinated me, but none more than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work literally drove her insane. “Obsessions, phallus obsessions, obsessions of fear are the main themes of my art. Accumulation is how stars and earth don’t exist alone,” she explains. For the last forty years, she’s live in a mental institution in Japan, where she continues to produce extraordinary works. This is an excerpt from project by filmmaker Heather Lenz, titled “Kusama Princess of Polka Dots.” Though the film remains unfinished, this 7-minute cut is a part of an exhibition on Kusama at London’s Tate Museum currently on display.
Whoa guys, how come nobody ever told me about Fancy? I consider myself something of a connoisseur of crappy ’80s bands, and somehow I have totally missed Fancy, which is the brainchild of German songwriter and fabulous man Manfred Alois Perilano. This 1984 video features a high-class chick being driven through a barren wasteland, followed by creepy Mr. Perilano, who sings, “I’m like a cake that wants to be baked/ I’m like a pie made for hungry guys.” So yes, of course I love it.
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Jack Wills has been a staple brand for British coeds for years. But it’s just been in the last three that the company has made the jump over the pond and established roots stateside. We wanted to give you a look, and found 10 perfectly lovely English-inflected shirts, shorts and dresses — all for under a hundred bucks! Keep reading »