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© Steve Schapiro, courtesy the A. Gallery, Paris

Photos Capturing Andy Warhol’s Influence on the New York Underground Scene

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” Andy Warhol once said. “I don’t paint anymore, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.” And Warhol’s influence stretched far beyond the canvas which is the subject of a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (with support from the Andy Warhol Museum), titled Warhol Underground.
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25 Things You Didn’t Know About MTV’s First Broadcast

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The MTV of today is packed with more reality television than music videos. But the groundbreaking network used to air music videos, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and promised that we’d “never look at music the same way again.” And we haven’t, after the channel’s maiden broadcast back in 1981. Today is the 34th anniversary of that first year on air. Here are some fun facts about the very first music videos played on MTV and the network itself that reveal the channel’s widespread cultural influence.
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Jon Stewart Announces the Guests Leading Up to His ‘Daily Show’ Finale

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Though days will continue to be days, and daily shows will continue to be daily shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will cease to be The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and the impending August 6 end-of-days(ly Show With Jon Stewart) seems to have people sitting shiva with their foreseeably Stewart-hollowed TV sets. And, to accompany them, the show’s funeral guest list, so to speak, was announced during last night’s episode.
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Eye-Catching Art Installations That Incorporate LEGOs

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This weekend, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge’s A LEGO Brickumentary opened in theaters — an ode to the colorful building blocks of our childhood that seem more popular than ever, today. While some are criticizing the film for basically being a 92-minute commercial for the toy company, it’s clear that a love for LEGOs persists regardless and has expanded beyond the nine to eleven age range. Artists are using LEGOs as architectural structures and more in their installations — especially public artworks that call to the crowds with their colorful design and nostalgia factor.
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Eye-Catching Art Installations That Incorporate LEGOs

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This weekend, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge’s A LEGO Brickumentary opened in theaters — an ode to the colorful building blocks of our childhood that seem more popular than ever, today. While some are criticizing the film for basically being a 92-minute commercial for the toy company, it’s clear that a love for LEGOs persists regardless and has expanded beyond the nine to eleven age range. Artists are using LEGOs as architectural structures and more in their installations — especially public artworks that call to the crowds with their colorful design and nostalgia factor.
…Read More

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About MTV’s First Broadcast

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The MTV of today is packed with more reality television than music videos. But the groundbreaking network used to air music videos, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and promised that we’d “never look at music the same way again.” And we haven’t, after the channel’s maiden broadcast back in 1981. Today is the 34th anniversary of that first year on air. Here are some fun facts about the very first music videos played on MTV and the network itself that reveal the channel’s widespread cultural influence.
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Steve Schapiro, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, 1966

© Steve Schapiro, courtesy the A. Gallery, Paris

Photos Capturing Andy Warhol’s Influence on the New York Underground Scene

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“I never wanted to be a painter; I wanted to be a tap dancer,” Andy Warhol once said. “I don’t paint anymore, I gave it up about a year ago and just do movies now. Painting was just a phase I went through.” And Warhol’s influence stretched far beyond the canvas which is the subject of a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz (with support from the Andy Warhol Museum), titled Warhol Underground.
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The Flavorwire Podcast: ‘Bojack Horseman,’ Vocal Fry and Is Weather Feminist?

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It’s Friday afternoon, and the Flavorwire podcast is back! Listen in as your learned Flavorwire panel discusses the key issues of the week, viz. how much we love Bojack Horseman, the policing of vocal fry, and whether this crazy weather we’ve been having is a manifestation of the patriarchy. Click through to listen and/or download from SoundCloud, and because this is a Proper Podcast, you can also subscribe via iTunes!
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: The Creepiest Lip-Sync

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Tom Cruise makes a PR push and Caitlyn Jenner fronts the most socially significant Kardashian spinoff yet. 
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In Praise of J.K. Rowling’s Post ‘Harry Potter’ Career: Messy, Fun and Badass

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For years in between Harry Potter installments, J.K. Rowling kept so much under wraps. She exerted tight control over the biggest literary juggernaut of our time, managing it with fierce pride, down to the last nondisclosure agreement.

After that final book was released and the hype slowly died down, however, we’ve really gotten to know Jo Rowling, beyond the archetypal origin story of the single mom on government assistance. It turns out she is everything we could hope for in a  world famous author-cum-celebrity.
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