As a way to pass the time this weekend, I decided to take five minutes and make a list of all the people/places/things I love unconditionally. For the first 60 seconds, I couldn’t stop staring my dusty floorboards. However, once I finally focused on something other than the brood of dust bunnies huddled between my bed and my nightstand, I put pen to paper and came up with four sacred items. That might not sound like a lot, but I’m relatively proud of my choices.
On Leslie’s list of the things she loves unconditionally—and in no particular order—includes the following:
- My parents
- The family of Gund Snuffles teddy bears I sleep with every night. (Don’t hate the stuffed animal player; hate the stuffed animal game.)
- Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, particularly the #4 Turkey Tom with no tomato and light mayo.
- The phrase, “I want to go to there.”
- “Gilmore Girls”
Seeing that Netflix recently made the announcement that, starting Oct. 1, all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” will be available for streaming, you can imagine I’ve been walking on sunshine for the past week. Instead of gnawing on my cuticles and furiously cleaning my floorboards, I decided to put my Stars Hollow-inspired energy to good use and come up with a list of the Top 10 Must-See Episodes Of “Gilmore Girls.” Keep reading »
Yesterday was a big release day for music lovers. Not only did it mark the highly anticipated return of one Miss Jenny Lewis—did you see her star-studded new video for “Just One Of The Guys”?—but it also introduced fans to the debut album from Bleachers, the alter ego of singer/guitarist Jack Antonoff. Called Strange Desire, the LP features the alt-pop anthem “I Wanna Get Better,” which is a call to arms for anyone who has a permanent case of the Mondays and can’t seem to shake the black cloud overhead.
In recent years, Antonoff has become best known as one-third of the band fun. and one-half of the world’s most creative power couple (his girlfriend is actress/writer/director/goddess Lena Dunham). However, for anyone who was obsessed with the rock scene coming out of New Jersey in the early ’00s—coughmecough—then you’re probably well familiar with the singer/songwriter from his time as the lead singer of Steel Train.
It’s so great to see Antonoff back in front of the mic and fans should check out Bleachers when they roll through a town near you this summer/fall. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of Strange Desire out now.
If you’re still not convinced you should give Bleachers a shot, then allow me to present the following five-point case. Keep reading »
Last month, we previewed Jenny Lewis’ long-awaited comeback track, “Just One Of The Guys,” which featured a photo carousel of the singer wearing her now-signature rainbow suit—the one that also graces the cover of her new album, The Voyager, which is out July 29.
To celebrate the album’s upcoming release, Lewis has put out an official video—which she directed herself!—for the single. The clip is sort of a play on Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” set-up, but with a gaggle of the singer’s famous female cohorts standing in for the tube-dressed drones. The video stars Kristen Stewart, Brie Larsen and Anne Hathaway as Lewis’ white suit-wearing and barefoot backup band. (I also think I spy Tennessee Thomas, former member of The Like and owner of NYC boutique The Deep End Club, on drums, but I can’t be totally sure.) Keep reading »
From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.
It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »
No matter how many times he sadly sits down to eat a cupcake alone on a park bench — and you endlessly insert that same picture into images filled with cats or a reproduction of Lunch Atop A Skyscraper or whatever—Keanu Reeves will forever be known as the man who started Dogstar and, in turn, ruined it for all other actors to start bands without public outcry and critical mockery.
Lucky for us, there’s a new crop of fresh-faced thespians that might actually be able to shake the Dogstar curse and, dare we say, become both successful actors/actresses and musicians. So take a look—and a listen—at the following artists that are sure to be embraced by moviegoers and concertgoers alike. Keep reading »
For Amelia, it was Ryan Gosling, and for me, it was Lena Dunham. Either way, when both of us discovered Clashist—the too-hip-to-quit clothing line that mixes teenage nostalgia with pop-culture iconography—it was love at first sight. Their current line includes viral-print T-shirts, leggings and swimsuits, but that’s only the beginning. Patterns include snapshots of Zach Galifinakis, Seth Rogen and James Franco, who’s a huge Clashist fan and often features pics of various people wearing his face on his Instagram.
In order to know more about our new favorite cotton clothier, we decided to contact Heather Lipner, Clashist’s founder and creative director. No stranger to the fashion industry, Heather also oversees Uncovet, a subscriber-based online marketplace for indie designers. Read on to learn more about Clashist’s aesthetic, plans for the future and how Heather handles both budding businesses without losing her marbles. (Hint: She’s not a robot. We asked.) Keep reading »