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Cookie Lyon’s Costumes Are For Sale: Links You Need to See

Two major reasons why a TV show succeeds: viewers either want to be the people they watch on the show, or viewers already are the people they watch on the show. … Read More

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The Age of Perplexingly Warm Winters and Starbucks Delivery: Links You Need to See

#BeforeTwitter is trending on Twitter right now, and I’m having flashbacks to the days when computers were solely used for playing Duke Nukem. Is that going too far back through the sands of time? #AfterTwitter, we have what rapper A$AP Ferg calls the “culture of the Internet,” and in the same conversation he adds, “There’s no racism with the Internet. Racism only was—is probably like five generations ago.” #AfterTwitter, Ferg can probably see the Internet backlash forming on the horizon like an ungodly tsunami and should both immediately call his PR agent and order Jon Ronson’s book. … Read More

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Kendrick Lamar, James Bond, and Gastrointestinal Passcode Pills: Links You Need to See

The more that Gwyneth Paltrow keeps insisting that she does not live on Cloud 9 or Mount Olympus, the less the world believes her. Yesterday, she explained on CNN Money, “I’m incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman and I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts with compassion and love…,” yet one day, Gwen or her progeny will own one of these flying cars, and I’ll still be trying to get health insurance. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Björk at Carnegie Hall and Nintendo Games in Mobile Devices

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Stop Rehashing, Remixing, and Subverting Fairy Tales — Just Kill Them

Nearly everyone with a stake in how women’s lives are portrayed on film spent the first few weeks of February arguing over whether we were allowed to enjoy the story of one college graduate’s BDSM-tinged love affair with a human avatar of capitalism. There has been much less debate about a similar film that debuted Friday: the tale of a young girl who’s hurt and humiliated and forced into bondage before using her beauty and goodness to ensnare a man who will elevate her societal rank by quite a few notches. This PG-rated romance is Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella – a film whose $132.5 million opening weekend makes it likely to surpass Fifty Shades of Grey as the year’s biggest female-oriented blockbuster to date. … Read More

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Robert Durst Is Not the Lead Singer of Limp Bizkit: Links You Need to See

Everyone who’s been following The Jinx — or the controversy surrounding its recent revelation — now knows that Robert Durst (not to be confused with lead singer of Limp Bizkit) has not only been arrested by authorities, but is facing a charge of first degree murder after his sensational admission of guilt on television. Murder isn’t funny, but the way he got caught is ridiculous, and this parody of the confession shows us why.  … Read More

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Man Attempts to Attack Run the Jewels on SXSW Stage

Run the Jewels performed at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, but apparently a disgruntled audience member was displeased by the… Read More

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The Chicago River Turns Green, Obama and Kim Jong-un Impersonators Turn Into Besties: Links You Need to See

Saint Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and major cities are bracing for the sartorial eruption of green across their streets and, perhaps more notably, in their bars. (Even the Chicago River went green this weekend.) You can prepare yourself for the various forms of intoxicated revelers you’ll encounter with this video, and use it as a guide to avoid becoming one of them. … Read More

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Beyond Choreplay: 10 Other Ways to Lean In and Get Laid

If leaning in has never really appealed to you because you have a penis (or otherwise identify as male), rejoice, because Sheryl Sandberg has news for you: men, she wrote in the New York Times this week, can reap the benefits of gender equality by… well, by getting laid more if they do chores around the house. Whoa! There’s even a name for this: “choreplay.” And even better, this is only the beginning. There are plenty of other ways to get things happening in the bedroom of your tastefully decorated home in San Francisco. Read on, you naughty leaner-inners, you. … Read More

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Ridiculous Pizza-Inspired Merch for Your Cheesy Pie Obsession

Happy Pi Day! Today marks the annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi), but for many the greatest pi is a saucy one covered in gooey cheese. Internet food obsessions come and go, but pizza is the reigning champion. Eventually, pop culture aesthetes will tire of pizza as they did cupcakes, but we suspect it will always be a star, much like the former king of the Internet, bacon. If you love a hot slice and deep dish, click on for wearable pizza and other cheesy merch. … Read More

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