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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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10 Fascinating and Fabulous Cultural Eccentrics

This month, we celebrate the lives of two great cultural eccentrics: Albert Einstein and Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. The German-born theoretical physicist, who smoked cigarette butts he picked up off the street, would have been 135 today. Grey Gardens resident Little Edie’s unusual life is being revisited during a Film Forum screening of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, by Albert Maysles (who sadly passed away earlier this month) and brother David Maysles. Since Einstein and Little Edie have left us with so many strange and fascinating stories, we’re looking at the lives of other famous eccentrics who did it their way. … Read More

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To Dance or to Click? Links You Need to See

Should you need something to nudge you out of post-workweek torpor this weekend, it’s probably best that you start your Friday evening off with this mashup of the best scenes of people dancing in movies. Though, come to think of it, that won’t get you dancing, it’ll just get you sedentarily watching other people dancing, likely alone, and likely clutching nondescript snack-food and/or cat, and it’ll probably just be a gateway to a long Internet-consuming fugue state, which you’ll come out of wondering why you (and possibly aforementioned cat) can’t get the haunting image of Kim Jong-un bent over out of your head(s).  … Read More

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The Mysteries of Powdered Alcohol and David Bowie: Links You Need to See

The pendulum of hate and adulation swings freely in Kanye West’s life, oscillating seemingly daily between the two camps. On Sunday, West walked the streets of Paris in black mid-calf, high-heeled boots on his way to the Givenchy fashion show. Today, the rest of the internet noticed, and comparisons to Mary J. Blige, Rick James, and Shrek‘s Lord Farquaad are flying. … Read More

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Here’s the ‘Game of Thrones’/’Princess Bride’ Mash-Up You Never Knew You Wanted

You gotta figure the Venn diagram for Game of Thrones fans and Princess Bride fans looks something like two… Read More

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DiCaprio Collects Art and an Albuquerque Home Collects Roof-Pizza: Links You Need to See

I’m repeating what thousands have already said…the ruling awarding Marvin Gaye’s family 7.4 dollars is awful. No, wait. It’s okay. No…wait. I have no idea, and my attention span is wavering…to food. Besides having these oh-so-viral photos of U.S. States shaped like food to ponder, there’s also another food story that’s been circulating: Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, has had to ask literalist fans who’ve been enacting a famous scene to stop throwing pizzas onto the roof of the Albuquerque home where Walter White “lived” — which is occupied by actual people who, crazily enough, don’t want pizzas on their roof.  … Read More

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Staff Picks: ‘Maude,’ ‘Semele’ at BAM, and Panini Jokes

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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Cindy Sherman Emojis, Apple Watches, and Ireland’s One-Day Legalization of Ecstasy and Ketamine: Links You Need To See

Vanessa Bayer is once again flexing her formidable PR skills as Above Average‘s Janessa Slater, and this time she has some “Sound Advice” for Sleater-Kinney. Slater (not to be confused with Sleater) advises the band to do things like carry forth Susan B. Anthony’s famous message: “Be a girl, get dressed up, be pretty.” Watch Sleater-Kinney’s faces as they discuss the technicalities of indecent exposure and whether or not men should be buying women lobster dinners. … Read More

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Michael Kenneth Williams Will Be the Star of ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams has been announced as the star of the Funny or Die-produced The Spoils Before Dying, IFC’s follow… Read More

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