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Behold, The Hipster-Zoic Era

Paste Magazine has put together a genius spread, “Evolution of the Hipster,” detailing the ascent from The Emo to The Meta-Nerd. Having witnessed an embarrassing number of these stages, I’ve got to commend them on their accuracy. Especially for the evolution of accessories like American Spirits, beards and Sparks, the queen of alcohol-enhanced energy drinks. It’s tragic that it took a whole decade to discover and eschew so many mediocre things, like keffiyahs and trucker hats. Have hipsters run out of cultures to appropriate? What’s next? Do we start over with yuppies? I’ve got my fingers crossed for a hipster “Mad Men” phase that never ends. Back to Prohibition fashion! It’s time to put your new years predictions down for 2010, what’s the next evolutionary step for the hipster? Adulthood, maybe? [Paste Magazine] Keep reading »

Will.i.am Signs Kelis To His Label

Kelis has had one crazy year. First, she got pregnant with then-husband Nas‘ baby. Then, she filed for divorce and had to fight him for spousal support. After that, she gave birth with her mother and sister by her side. We’re pretty sure she’s looking forward to the new possibilities that come with a new year. “2010 is around the corner and I can’t wait to put out new music and spend time with real music fans on tour again,” she said in a released statement. And the stars are already lining up for her. Keep reading »

James Lipton Wants You To Stop Sending Incriminating Texts


To stop crazy young people from sending sexual, mean or just plain stupid texts, LG is launching a PSA campaign encouraging peeps to “Give it a Ponder.” The ads star James Lipton of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and—randomly—his removable beard. Watching James, who is pretty much a universal father figure, say “junk” makes this whole weird campaign totes worth it. Watch this one and then check out the others, after the jump. Keep reading »

The 10 Essential Sundance Films

For all you filmies out there, Sundance 2010 is just around the snowy corner. You know what that means—the best “diamond in the ruff” indie flicks will be hitting your local art house theaters soon! So if you like low-budget shots, complex plots, and subtitles as much as I do, you need to know more about this year’s lineup. After the jump, the 10 most buzz-worthy Sundance flicks this season. Keep reading »

Adam Lambert Courts “Eclipse” Soundtrack

Adam Lambert has garnered heaps of attention lately, what with his on-stage gay kiss, the blurring out of said kiss by CBS’s “Early Show,” dis-invitation to “Good Morning America,” and subsequent media frenzy. If he gets his way, he’ll triangulate even more focus his way. In an interview with MTV, he explained that he’d really love to see an unused track from his new album find its way to “maybe Twilight.” The reason the song was discarded — “too campy, too theatrical.” The Twi-hards are gonna love that. Lambert’s frothy sexuality and “Twilight”‘s hot, girl-focused abstinence could be perfect together, though I’m not too sure the sparkly vampire set would agree. [MTV UK] Keep reading »

Ladies Looking Good For Grammy Gold

Last night was the Grammy nomination special, featuring performances by the likes of Nick Jonas (solo for the first time, though his brothers did introduce him), Maxwell (who is hard to listen to when all I can think of is this picture), and LL Cool J. (How is he not around more? I love this guy, “Deep Blue Sea” aside.) But the real story of the night was the ladies of music land. Beyoncé led the pack, with ten nominations. Taylor Swift followed her with eight nominations. And Lady Gaga picked up four. Let’s just hope that the world has been so fully saturated with Taylor-Kanye-Beyoncé jokes and recreations that they won’t try to do any more come the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Top Pop Albums Of The Decade 2000s

As the decade nears its end, one thing that will be missed is the music. Remember those albums we left on repeat because they really were worth listening to? From the catchy dance tracks to the political rock records that defined the 2000s, we saw artists like Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse grow up and deliver pinnacle records we never saw coming. When it came to the Top 40 set, this was a great time to love music. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Pop albums of the ’00s. Read more Keep reading »

Photos Of Girls Twirling Their Hair

Around seven years ago, photographer Jeff Mermelstein started taking photographs of women twirling their hair. Walking the city streets with camera in hand, Mermelstein found he wasn’t lacking for subjects. Over the years, he became an “expert” in female hair twirlers. Reportedly, women twirl their hair more in the summer, and women of all races and nationalities do it. Some women twirl a thin strand; other women twirl bigger chunks. So, why do women twirl their hair? “There’s an easy interpretation: reflective of anxiety and tension,” says Mermelstein. “And nervousness.” Now, he’s turned his preoccupation into a book, Twirl / Run, which also features his other preoccupation, photographs of people running. [NYTimes.com] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Erica Kennedy, Author Of “Bitch Lit” Novel “Feminista”

Erica Kennedy is known to many readers for her hip-hop novel Bling, but her latest novel, Feminista, has been making waves for its so-called entry into the “bitch lit” genre and its unapologetically ballsy protagonist, Sydney, a writer who finds love almost despite herself. Kennedy, who blogs about “feministas” in pop culture, from Michelle Obama to “The Princess and the Frog,” at The Feminista Files, answered our questions via email. Check out the interview, after the jump! Keep reading »

10 (More) Male Literary Characters We’d Like To Bone

If you want to escape your real love life, why not get lost in the pages of a great book … with a sexy leading man? I mean who hasn’t wished that they were coming home to Mr. Darcy after a long, stressful day? Asylum compiled a list of their 15 most sex-worthy ladies of literature after reading Lemondrop’s top 15 most do-able literary men. But I think they forgot a few characters with whom you might really want to curl up in bed. After the jump, 10 more fictional characters we really, really wish were real. So we could bone them. Sometimes it pays to be an avid reader. Keep reading »

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