Guide to Summer, Part 3: The Best Outdoor Film Series

Summer is in full swing, and it’s got us doing our best to spend as much time as we can outside and enjoy it while it lasts. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve teamed up with Victoria lager to present a Guide to Summer, a four-part series presenting some of the best outdoor spots, events, and ideas in the country. In this installment, we take a look at our favorite outdoor movie screenings, from Cinespia’s takeovers of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery to the L Magazine‘s perennially packed screenings in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park. Check it out and let us know what we missed. Then be sure to catch our other posts on themed BBQ ideas, top picnic spots, and the greatest outdoor music venues. … Read More

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Take a ‘Fear and Loathing’ Inspired Road Trip to Vegas

Of all the literary road trips we admire and revisit, none are as zany and dare we say, enviable, as Raoul Duke and his lawyer, Dr. Gonzo’s drive from LA to Vegas in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. And because we’re not nearly reckless enough to do the trip justice, we’re enlisting you to relive it for us. That’s right. We’ve teamed up with Greyhound to encourage you to live out some of the standout road trips in American literary history, and this one tops our list. Romp around Vegas and pop into some of the spots mentioned in the narrative. Reports from the field are not only welcome; they’re expected. … Read More

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Road Trip to Niagara Falls Like John Steinbeck

While literary road trips are nothing new, there’s still no denying their stranglehold on our imagination. The fact is that a disproportionate number of our all-time favorite books (On the Road, The Lost Continent, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) are constructed around a road trip. That’s why we’re teaming up with Greyhound to encourage you to live out some of the standout chapters for us. Consider it an exercise in revisionist travel. Reports from the field are not only welcome; they’re expected. For our second installment, John Steinbeck and his French poodle visit Niagara Falls in Travels with Charley. … Read More

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Introducing Stomping Grounds, the Flavorpill Video Series

As part of our resolution to create more original video content for you guys, Flavorpill is launching a video series in tandem with PUMA. Wonder what your favorite rock stars’ night lives look like? Spoiler alert: they’re funnier than yours. Stomping Grounds shadows Flavorpill-approved musicians in different cities on a night out at their go-to spots. Hilarity generally ensues. In the first installment, NYC art-rock scene mainstays Les Savy Fav tear it up in Williamsburg. … Read More

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Relive Part of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ Journey

From Travels with Charley to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, road trips figure prominently in a host of our favorite books. That’s why we’re teaming up with Greyhound to encourage you to live out some of the most exciting chapters for us. Consider it an exercise in revisionist travel. Reports from the field are not only welcome; they’re expected. First up, one of the classics: Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous voyage from San Francisco to Los Angeles in On the Road. … Read More

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Seattle's Greatest Cultural Contributions of the Past 40 Years

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve been harboring a healthy obsession with what might be called The Seattle Cannon for years, and you probably didn’t even realize it. Not only is Seattle one of the most literate cities in the US, it’s also home to a group of writers who have advanced America’s literary tradition, and considerably. Because the life of American letters is so often the subject of Flavorpill coverage, we are excited to announce our launch in Seattle. Be sure to tell all your friends from Washington to sign up for Flavorpill!

Starbucks is sponsoring our Seattle launch, and by way of a thank you (and in honor of their recent 40th anniversary), we’re running a retrospective of the city’s most noteworthy cultural contributions over the past four decades. Check out our final spotlight on Mary McCarthy, Jon Krakauer, and Tom Robbins after the jump. … Read More

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Seattle's Greatest Cultural Contributions of the Past 40 Years

You’ve probably read by now that Flavorpill is launching in Seattle, and we can’t think of a more apropos cultural environment for our brand of arts and event coverage. We’ve already reported on the contributions to film and music that Seattle and its citizens have made over the course of the four decades that Starbucks has been in town. Today our focus is on the Seattle Art Museum, an institution that is offering up a new model for how a museum can contribute to a city’s culture at large.

Starbucks is sponsoring our Seattle launch, and by way of a thank you (and in honor of their recent 40th anniversary), we’re running a retrospective of the city’s most noteworthy cultural contributions over the past four decades. Click through to check out our spotlight on the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). … Read More

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Seattle's Greatest Cultural Contributions of the Past 40 Years

Not only did Portlandia land us with a serious crush on Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, it reminded us of why we fell in love, almost 20 years ago, with the oddball spirit of northwestern cities. From Eugene to Portland to Olympia, northwestern cities attract — and keep — some politically, socially, and culturally inspired folks. Of all these parallel-universe towns, none has made more tangible and lasting contributions to American film, music, or literature than Seattle, and Flavorpill finally is set to launch our Emerald City Edition. We think it’s a good fit.

Starbucks is sponsoring our Seattle launch, and by way of saying thank you (and in honor of their recent 40th anniversary), we’re running a retrospective of the city’s most noteworthy cultural contributions over the past four decades. Click through to check out our spotlight on grunge, the Seattle sound. … Read More

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Seattle’s Greatest Cultural Contributions of the Past 40 Years

At long last, Flavorpill Seattle is launching, and we’re excited to be descending on the Northwestern capital of the good kind of weirdness. As the hometown of more than a few objects of Flavorpill affection (Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Morris, and Rainn Wilson, to name a few), Seattle has spent the last forty years quietly evolving into a hotspot for film, music, literature, and museum culture.

Starbucks is sponsoring our Seattle launch, and by way of a thank you (and in honor of their recent 40th anniversary), we’re running a retrospective of the city’s most noteworthy cultural contributions over the past four decades. Check out our spotlight on the Seattle International Film Festival after the jump. … Read More

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Your Pretty Little Face on Gaga’s Dress

Collaborate with M∙A∙C Cosmetics and Gaga on a piece of couture for a cause. Join M∙A∙C’s Viva Glam to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and AIDS prevention and you might just get your photo included in a piece of art to be worn by Gaga.

While AIDS cases are on the decline in many parts of the world, it’s still our most pressing global epidemic. Thirty-five million people are affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics has been doing more than their part to trim the numbers. With all of your help, over the past 17 years, the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund has raised more than $202 million to support HIV/AIDS programs around the world. The Fund subsidizes projects that deal directly with the most marginalized, stigmatized, and under-heard victims of HIV/AIDS. Every Viva Glam lipstick they sell goes to improving and saving lives. This year, M∙A∙C is introducing a Gaga-inspired lipglass and lipstick, with 100% of the proceeds from sales going to the Fund. … Read More

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