One man’s trash is another man’s … trash. But trash that’s actually art, too. London street artist Francisco de Pajaro uses tossed out refuse as his medium, making cheeky and sometimes thoughtful sculptures from discarded garbage bags. “Rubbish is the only legal place you can make art on the street,” said de Pajaro of his work. “With the street art I’m trying to do things which haven’t be done before, I started working on the street with a clear conscience, like a virgin. You start with a purity and your mind changes as you go further into it, because the streets are very tough.”
The sculptures are fleeting, lasting only as long as the trash sits on the sidewalk, uncollected. “We consume a lot, and rubbish is part of that, it’s people wasting things,” said de Pajaro. “There’s a romantic aspect, somebody’s given it up, they don’t want it, because one little bit is broken, because they don’t want to fix it, that’s the Capitalist mindset, so I give it life, so there’s a sensitive and romantic side to the work. It’s not all about monsters and nightmares in the work. Even when I’m making monsters, I’m taking things and bringing them back to life, giving them meaning.”
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Yesterday afternoon, Amelia and I met
Jordan Catalano Jared Leto, erstwhile actor and singer for the band 30 Seconds to Mars. He and his bandmates were visiting our company video studio to do an interview, and they were all lovely. We were even lucky enough to snag a photo of ourselves with Leto and his beautiful silky hair. But of course, immediately after he went on his way, we realized there was so much more we should have said to him, but didn’t. In lieu of sending his publicist crazy emails (which is not entirely out of the question), we’ve compiled this post of fantasy things we wish we could have said to Jared. Keep reading »
The MTV VMAs weren’t the only game in town on Sunday night. Overstimulated moppet James Franco — the guy we love to hate then love then hate again — was the subject of a Comedy Central roast, too. Franco’s BFF Seth Rogen officiated the event, which will air on Monday, September 2, and comedy mainstays like Jeffery Ross and Andy Dick roasted the multi-”talented” Franco. There were also plenty of foine ladies in attendance, too. From left to right: comedienne Sarah Silverman, actress Kate Walsh, Busy Philipps (who worked with Franco on “Freaks & Geeks”), Maribeth Monroe (from “Workaholics”) and actress Natasha Leggero. There were lots of jewel tones and shiny fabrics on the red carpet, but which look do you like best?
The MTV VMAs have come and gone, but our memories of the terrible outfits and criminally bad hair live on. We sat down with our friends over at Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen to dish on the best and worst looks of the night, and what exactly was up with Miley Cyrus’s hair. Take a look, and then tell us which looks you loved and hated in the comments.
Robin Thicke has found a formula that works for him: Naked girls, plus rappers, plus the Futura font, equals a magical video experience. The video for his new single, “Give It 2 U,” features 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, and brings the scantily clad ladies, previously found employing sheep to cover their naked bosoms, to a football field. The Albany Passionettes and the Alabama State Stingettes — two stellar dance teams — shake their booties, while grown ass women in cotton candy outfits prance around, carrying oversized, paper mache bottles of Brut. There’s a shocking amount of product placement; Thicke swigs from a bottle of Remy Martin, the models are delicately planted around the new Beats by Dr. Dre music players, and there’s a Mini Cooper that gets prime real estate. Thicke positions himself as a campy Lothario, a harmless middle-aged Glenn Quagmire type that you really can’t take seriously — but the song is gooooood. And here’s what else I like about this video, aside from the song, the dancing and the general lighthearted cheekiness: everyone in the video is given credit. The dance teams are named and the solo dancers are named, giving them a level of subjectivity not often seen in music videos. And I’m certainly not mad at that.
It’s hard to choose the best part of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, but if I had to pick just one memorable nanosecond, it would be the bored, faintly annoyed reaction Rihanna gave to Miley Cyrus’s out of control tongue-out twerkathon performance of “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” (with Robin Thicke). Rihanna had the same expression that I put on when my dad tries to explain my tax returns to me or tells me about how much he loves the new John Mayer record: I can it the “when will this be over?” face. Also, she was likely very, very out-of-her-mind high.
With that in mind, we imagined what Rihanna might do when face with some other incredible moments/unbelievable shitshows. Like the following: Keep reading »
I haven’t auditioned for anything since Clearview Regional High School’s 1992 production of Sweet Charity and that, naturally, didn’t go so well. Howevs, I think it’s safe to assume that if the casting director is cracking up while you’re reading your lines — the way the “Breaking Bad” casting director is giggling while a young, long-haired Aaron Paul auditions f0r the show in 2007 — it’s going pretty well. I missed last night’s episode (NO SPOILERS, THANKS!), but it’s safe to say that Jesse Pinkman is one of the greatest characters on TV right now, and most of that is thanks to Paul’s love and dedication to Jesse’s story. Pinkman was, after all, supposed to be killed off after the first season of the show, but Vince Gilligan saw something in Paul and kept him around. We do too. [YouTube]
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won big at Sunday night’s VMAs, taking home two moon men, one for the song “Same Love,” which features a stirring vocal hook from singer Mary Lambert. After winning the award, Lambert took to the stage with Macklemore and surprise guest Jennifer Hudson to sing the track and pretty much brought down the house. We were moved by Lambert’s performance, and wanted to know more about the 24-year-old Seattle, Washington-based singer. After the jump, five things you should know about the vocal powerhouse that is Mary Lambert. Keep reading »
I don’t care what you say, Bella Thorne’s name sounds like it was made up specifically to appeal to the “Twilight” generation. But do I like her mustard yellow overalls? Yes, yes, I do. I realize they’re not for everyone, specifically anyone with, say, yellow undertones to their skin (yellow on yellow just makes you look like a slightly rancid banana), but paired with a stripe-y tank top and a dye job in sort of the same color family, and I think it really works. Granted, she’s screwed up overalls before, but I think she’s earned a second chance. Plus, I like to imagine she’s carrying a box of donuts in there, which endears her to me even more. Who doesn’t love a lady cradling donuts?
But what do you think of her look?