So, not only is Lisa Frank real, but the famously reclusive 90s icon has a headquarters for her company in Tucson, Arizona. The bright, airy space includes giant teddy bears, inflatable furniture, unicorn sculptures, a rainbow color scheme, and a fireproof vault of every single Lisa Frank illustration and product ever produced. It’s basically exactly what you would expect, and it makes my inner child squeal with delight. In related news, suddenly I feel like my life is profoundly lacking when it comes to dolphin stickers. [The Atlantic]
If you spent any time near a television in the late-’90s and early 2000s, then you are familiar with TRL. If this is the case, you are also surely familiar with the TRL photobooth, the last pit stop Britney, or Christina, or Da Brat would make before grabbing the mic and standing next to Carson Daly. I always assumed that the celebs in the photo booth were flashing the camera or making out, but what do I know? Thankfully, MTV has ALL the photos from this pop culture touchstone up on their site, so, before you take off for the long weekend, peruse our favorites from the photo booth, and check out the whole thing over at MTV.
Teen movies from the ’80s are basically the winter of our discontent. Why wasn’t high school that cool when we were slogging through 11th grade? The 1987 documentary “All American High” takes a look at the high school oeuvre through the eyes of a foreign exchange student from Finland. Filmmaker Keva Rosenfeld explores the punks, preps and “metalers” of Torrance High School’s class of 1984, and, boy, does it look amazing. So much hair spray! So many popped collars! The film was shown on the festival circuit back in the ’80s, but was recently remastered and is making the rounds once again. So far, there have only been screenings in Los Angeles, but fingers crossed the film will make its way across the country. [Facebook]
Any Jonathan Taylor Thomas sighting is a reason to celebrate, but when he’s standing next to his sitcom brother? Even better! JTT came out to support
Brad Zachery Ty Bryan at the screening of “Dark Tourist,” which Bryan produced. It’s been almost 15 years since “Home Improvement” went off the air, and these two child stars look much different than they used to, but also kind of exactly the same (right?). It’s good to see that JTT still loves plaid. (Also, those glasses? Hot.) [Us Weekly]
One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases, you also have a large group of friends who live 10 feet away and are willing to discuss the existential details of any topic til the early morning hours. This all adds up to thinking and saying, “Whoa, that’s deep” a lot. Looking back, some of the things we found super meaningful in our college days might be a bit cringeworthy now, but some of them still hold up, and either way, we’re grateful for the time we got to spend laying on the floor of our dorm rooms reciting Tool lyrics and thinking it was the most profound thing in the world. Here are some other books, movies, poetry, art, music, and scientific concepts we thought were mega deep in college… Keep reading »
This is a short glimpse at 1971 Yves St. Laurent fashion show in Paris for which St. Laurent, who was wildly ahead of his time in most respects, booked the Jean-Claude Vannier’s psych rock band L’efant Assassin des Mouches to keep time for the runway models. Vannier was also known as one of Serge Gainsbourg’s most successful collaborators. I love the druggy, dreamy look and feel of this clip. [YouTube]