Today at Flavorpill, we found out the real-life inspiration behind The Simpsons’ Springfield. We voted for Lucy. We discovered what happens when unicorns attack. We celebrated the Internet getting what it really needed: an animals vertical at BuzzFeed. We watched a watercolor speed painting. We laughed at 50 Shades of Grey — the color, anyway. We saw an 11-minute documentary about a 9-year who built his own arcade. We read a history of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album art. We read up on the “lurid effect” of Thomas Kinkade. We wanted to try on Elsa Schiaparelli’s skeleton dress, which she created in collaboration with Salvador Dalí. We wondered if Mattel’s Katniss Barbie was befitting of The Hunger Games’ heroine. We waved at 520 lucky cats. And finally, we revisited the story behind Bob Dylan’s screen test at Andy Warhol’s Factory in 1965. We wondered if Dylan ever regretted trading one of Andy’s artworks for a couch.
Written by Alison Nastasi