Who knew the combination of spray paint and prominent literary figures would be so delightful? Flavorwire tracked down the best examples of literary street art, including a Robert Frost quote on a London street and a Sylvia Plath portrait in Portland. More of our favorites, after the jump… [Flavorwire]
In case you’re above following these sorts of things, Her Madgesty has been all over the news, the blogs, and the tabloids again lately. There was September’s much-disparaged hydrangeas incident. Critics’ chilly reception to her new movie, “W.E.” The “narcissistic” acceptance speech she gave upon receiving a Golden Globe award for best original song (beating out rival Elton John, who later snarked that she’d better “lip-sync good” at her upcoming Super Bowl performance).
As a devout Madonna fan since age six, as far as I’m concerned, she’s worked hard enough to earn every blip of press she gets. Say what you want about her — and you will — but if there’s one thing M knows how to do, it’s bust her ass to get something she wants. And if the recent onslaught of press is any indication, what she wants right now is to build buzz for her upcoming studio album, “MDNA” (to be released on March 26). What better way to do that than by performing at America’s most center-stage stage of all, the Super Bowl’s halftime show? Here’s why Mads is the perfect pick for such an exclusive gig — which, in classic overachiever form, she’s striving to make “the greatest show on earth.” Keep reading »
My boyfriend and I have been listening to Gotye’s song “Somebody That I Used To Know” on repeat for the past week, and so has everyone else, judging by my friends’ Spotify playlists and the video’s skyrocketing view count (about 50 million of those hits are from me, but still). It’s a great song, and totally worthy of a little obsessiveness, but my god, I need to diversify my musical choices before auditory exhaustion sets in. So can we talk about music for a minute? What song(s) are you obsessing over? Any new artists you’re excited about? Help me out of my Gotye rut! [Weirdly enough, Winona wrote this post without knowing that Julie had also just discovered Gotye and written up his album as a Crave. They are on the same music cycle! -- Editor]
Jenny Slate is one of our favorite comediennes and we’re huge fans of her Marcel the Shell character. This past week, she was on “Conan” and discussed the origin of the magical Marcel voice — which is almost as creepy as it is cute — and the amazing viral videos that have turned Marcel into a star. Marcel is also a book, titled Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, and there are other characters featured, with other voices inspired by Jenny’s grandmas. Watch as she demonstrates. [Team Coco]
Men, let’s not forget the real reason you should celebrate Valentine’s Day: so you can get laid. [Styleite]