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10 of the Weirdest Places Bands Have Played

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Sometimes, nothing challenges an artist more than playing in an unconventional location, eschewing the stage for a unique environment that can either help or hinder their performance. And sometimes the best gigs come from impromptu decisions, creating a memorable experience for all involved. We explored some of the weirdest places bands have played shows, including an abandoned fish factory, a mental hospital, and a sleazy hotel.
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©Ralph Ziman, courtesy of C.A.V.E. Gallery

Haunting Photos That Challenge Trophy Hunting in South Africa

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Last year, the widespread backlash over the killing of a 13-year-old Southwest African lion named Cecil by a wealthy white dentist prompted discussions about poaching, trophy hunting, animal rights, and racial/class inequality. In his newest body of work, South African photographer and filmmaker Ralph Ziman addresses some of these issues in a series of photographs and sculptures. The artworks are on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, California through March 5.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy, who is set to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot directed by Paul Feig, was back on the SNL stage last night. It’s her fourth time hosting the series — four and 1/16th time, really, she lets us know. And the actress always seems right at home with the crew. Her hysterical antics and physical comedy were on-point as always. Musical guest Kanye was Kanye — but Beyoncé was there in spirit. See how it all went down last night, below.
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Art Installations That Examine Love and Relationships

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Lest we get too mushy around here on Valentine’s Day, the art world is here to keep us in check. Artists have been inspired by love since the dawn of time, but these art installations dive deep to examine the complicated, sometimes ugly, and occasionally really sweet side of romance and relationships. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments, below.
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10 of the Weirdest Places Bands Have Played

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Sometimes, nothing challenges an artist more than playing in an unconventional location, eschewing the stage for a unique environment that can either help or hinder their performance. And sometimes the best gigs come from impromptu decisions, creating a memorable experience for all involved. We explored some of the weirdest places bands have played shows, including an abandoned fish factory, a mental hospital, and a sleazy hotel.
…Read More

©2016/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Melissa McCarthy

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Melissa McCarthy, who is set to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot directed by Paul Feig, was back on the SNL stage last night. It’s her fourth time hosting the series — four and 1/16th time, really, she lets us know. And the actress always seems right at home with the crew. Her hysterical antics and physical comedy were on-point as always. Musical guest Kanye was Kanye — but Beyoncé was there in spirit. See how it all went down last night, below.
…Read More

©Ralph Ziman, courtesy of C.A.V.E. Gallery

Haunting Photos That Challenge Trophy Hunting in South Africa

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Last year, the widespread backlash over the killing of a 13-year-old Southwest African lion named Cecil by a wealthy white dentist prompted discussions about poaching, trophy hunting, animal rights, and racial/class inequality. In his newest body of work, South African photographer and filmmaker Ralph Ziman addresses some of these issues in a series of photographs and sculptures. The artworks are on view at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice, California through March 5.
…Read More

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The Best David Bowie Street Art Tributes Around the World

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This week marked the month anniversary of the death of David Bowie. The music world and fans of the artist continue to honor to his legacy and vision, sharing stories, music, and artworks in his memory. Murals and street art tributes have been popping up in locations across the world. We highlight some of the best, captured by passersby and the artists themselves. Feel free to share any significant street art tributes we missed in the comments.
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10 Essential Horror Films for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as a day of heteronormative displays of affection mass-produced by a corporate giant, is upon us. If you side with the anti-Valentine camp, eschew the Hallmark holiday sentiment by watching these horror films featuring bad romances, bloody sexcapades, and twisted love stories.
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