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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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Waiting for the End of the World: ‘Fallout’ and the Lure of the Apocalypse

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been obsessed with the Fallout series of video games. This isn’t an unusual development in and of itself — I have the sort of personality that dictates that if I like a book or a film or a game, I want to immerse myself in it 24/7 and read everything about it. And the Fallout games are great. They’re prime examples of why video games can be compelling art, four consecutive masterpieces of storytelling and world-building. But the strange thing is this: I’ve found myself starting to look forward to my forays into the Fallout world, not just to advance the plot or increase my character’s level or something, but as a sort of alternative world into which I can escape from this one. … Read More

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Words of Wisdom From Haiku and John Oliver: Links You Need to See

Daylight Saving Time has returned to rob us of our coveted hour of sleep for no apparent reason and unify us in fatigue and crankiness. But the Nacho Punch comedy group appreciates how precious our time is to us and has decided to do something about it. In this dramatic film we see a group of heroes embarking on what’ll surely be classified as the greatest mission in the history of humanity: getting our lost hour back and returning us to our original sleep cycles. Wish them well. … Read More

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LARPing ‘Hamlet': Links You Need to See

Perhaps it’s best to get the bad news out of the way first: you may not have known, but Earth is currently home to an Art Selfie museum, called Art In Island. To be clear, it is not a museum of artistic selfies, nor is it a museum collecting art selfies and recontextualizing them as pure art: it is a museum that generates art selfies; it’s full of 3D art made for this sole purpose. … Read More

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