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Read A Love Letter That Lena Dunham Sent To Her Boyfriend

My love life is currently in flux, best described as “genuinely complicated” with a heavy dose of “timing sucks,” and I admit I’m prone to occasional moments of unfair irritation in my encounters with folks who are seemingly simply and easily in love. I expected such a flare-up when I started reading a love letter (well, love email) from “Girls” writer/star Lena Dunham to her boyfriend Jack Antonoff (who’s in the band fun.), which was included as part of artist Miranda July’s “We Think Alone” project (20 emails sent over 20 weeks by a variety of famous and semi-famous people). But honestly, Lena’s letter to Jack is so sweet and speaks to our very human desire to soak up everything we can about the ones we love, that I could nothing but relate, in the very best way, complicated relationship situation or not. Read it after the jump! Keep reading »

Alexa Chung, Miranda July & Tavi Sing “You Don’t Own Me” To Mitt Romney

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  • This rocks: Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me.” As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can’t believe you ever thought was not a douchebag. [YouTube]
  • Uh oh: “Lea Michele” and “pregnancy rumors” in the same sentence. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Watch 17 actors in the tiny background parts they played before they got famous, like Ryan Gosling on “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” [The Week]

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Money Shot: Miranda July’s Hole-In-One

Miranda July is open to the many future possibilities of holes her fingers may find themselves in. I think this qualifies as performance art. My goal in life is to one day discover that I’ve become as effortlessly eccentric as she is. [Penny For Ur Thoughts] Keep reading »

Get Your Fortune Told By Miranda July

In honor of her upcoming film, “The Future” (which I predict I will love based on the trailer), Miranda July has created an interactive web oracle wherein she divines your future via a colorful spinning wheel. While she understands that we may be super skeptical of this new form of divination, she encourages us to remember that every form of fortune telling, including Tarot and astrology, even the Magic 8 Ball, had to start somewhere. I am always a sucker for a prediction, so I took a deep breath and clicked the spinning wheel’s button as instructed. It said something about me figuring out if I was oily like a rat. Hmmm. No, I don’t think so. Maybe this means I will wash my hair today? Yes, I believe a good shampooing is in my future. Wow! She’s amazing! I’ve opted to subscribe to her personalized divinations, which will now be sent directly to my inbox every Monday and Thursday. [The Future] Keep reading »

Miranda July’s New Exhibit Is Adorable

We love Miranda July‘s book (No One Belongs Here More Than You) and movie (“Me and You and Everyone We Know”). So, shocker, we also dig her art. She has a new exhibit up in New York’s Union Square called “Eleven Heavy Things” and it’s pretty awesome. Most of the “things” are pedestals and screens with text scrawled on them by July. The difference between this setting and an art museum is that people are encouraged to interact with the sculptures. One person-sized rectangle has a hole where you stick your face—on the front it reads, “What I look like when I’m lying.” Another is a set of three pedestals folks are supposed to stand on for photo ops—one says “The Guilty One,” the next says “The Guiltier One,” and the tallest reads, “The Guiltiest One.” Another personal favorite, a tall wall with a tiny hole in it, says, “This is not the first hole my finger has been in. Nor is it the last.” Cheeky! And there’s one pedestal that we bet will bring together at least one couple this summer; it reads, “We don’t know each other. We’re just hugging for the picture. When we’re done, we’ll walk away. Quickly.” [Flavorwire, ArtINFO] Keep reading »

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