Pop Culture

Pharrell’s Hat Will Never Die: Links You Need to See

Welcome to the new week! SO far, what we’ve deduced is that Pharrell’s hat might be receiving new life as we speak, Shanghai is fast developing an obsession with mystery and Kate Middleton once aspired to be a STAAAAAH (that’s “star” for the uninformed and/or unimaginative). … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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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8 Money-Soaked Tales of Wall Street Excess

Just a few years removed from the worst economic crisis to hit the United States since the Great Depression, we’re suddenly in the midst of a newfound cultural fascination with the fat cats on Wall Street, and their excesses of bacchanalian proportions. We’re still arguing about The Wolf of Wall Street a month after its release, and the recent news that the Goldman Sachs elevator-gossip Twitter account, @GSElevator, has sold a book to Simon & Schuster is further proof that while we might despise the traders making untold millions, we’re still really interested in hearing their tales of excess. The forthcoming book and Scorsese’s film are the latest chapters in a long history of famous (and notorious) accounts of Wall Street. Here are some of the best examples. … Read More

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Kanye West and Steve McQueen Had a Meeting of Minds: Links You Need to See

Happy Martin Luther King Day! Here are your links for the day, which you should definitely read because what else could you possibly be doing today? … Read More

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The Most Wonderfully Wistful ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Quotes

Happy birthday, A. A. Milne. The English author is most famous for his books about an anthropomorphic bear obsessed with honey, Winnie-the-Pooh. Inspired by his son Christopher’s stuffed toy (originally named Edward), Milne and artist E. H. Shepard set out to create a magical world of talking animals. Milne’s books have fascinated generations for almost 90 years, but there’s no denying that Pooh and friends are a maudlin bunch. In fact, based on these quotes from the Pooh canon (the films included), the wistful creatures were absurdly melancholic and surprisingly existential. If you never appreciated Pooh in your youth, check out these lines that could easily be scrapped Morrissey lyrics. … Read More

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Adventures in Photoshopping With Vogue Magazine: Links You Need to See

We’re not going to lie. Today has been a weird day for internet folks today, so it’s only fitting that we pass on a healthy does of “What the blazes is this?!” to you, dear reader. Buckle up. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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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25 Women Poised to Lead the Culture in 2014

Look: I don’t like writing these lists either. I long for the day in which I will no longer have to write them, when women will just be the people participating in the culture as full human beings like everyone else, because the culture will have quit giving disproportionate airtime to the other gender. In the meantime: Don’t listen to the old fogeys who insist that the reason women don’t make a lot of noise in the culture is that they do unremarkable work. You just don’t hear enough about the remarkable work. Here are 25 women who will do great things this… Read More

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Your 2014 Golden Globe Picks and Predictions

The Golden Globes are Sunday night, and after months of campaigning, analysis, and poring over those puzzling nominations, we can get down to the business at hand: laughing with Tina and Amy, laughing at the drunken celebrities, and generally ignoring the awards, which we all know are bought and sold anyway. BUT JUST IN CASE you’ve got an office pool going somewhere, or a keen interest in this kinda-but-not-really Oscar predictor, here are our picks and predictions for Hollywood’s booziest night: … Read More

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