Sarah Silverman Talks Boobs: Links You Need To See

One of Sarah Silverman’s first jobs was passing out fliers at a comedy club in New York, which lasted two years. On her last day, she says, “I was breaking up a fight between some scary gaggle of teenagers drinking 40s who were beating up on the Pluck You chicken… I got punched in the temple and knocked unconscious.” After that, she quit. If you want to read about how she feels about her boobs, you’ll have to read the rest of the interview A.V. Club. … Read More

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History Begins Here: Starting a Legacy in NYC

Presented by Cole Haan

Proving that substance is the best style, earlier this month we teamed up with Cole Haan to present the Inspiration Workshop. Against the backdrop of New York Fashion Week, General Assembly teachers helped unlock guests’ potential via intimate classes like Sales Bootcamp and Cracking the Glass Ceiling. The Sketchbook Project inspired us with their mobile library of thousands of artist, inventor, author, and philanthropist notebooks. And evening panel discussions highlighted the incredible stories, successes, and challenges of driven and creative pioneers like the Mr. Gif team and Jerri Chou of The Feast. We hope you came away empowered. If you missed our Inspiration Workshop, check out our video recap and pics of the entire event, and learn why History Begins Here. … Read More

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You Guys, We Just Weren’t Smart Enough to “Get” Alessandra Stanley’s Shonda Rhimes Piece!

“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away with Being an Angry Black Woman.” I must have read that sentence five times, unable to believe that multiple editors would OK it as a lede in The New York Fucking Times. But what followed wasn’t much better: unsupported judgments and inaccuracies about one of America’s most powerful television voices, particularly when it comes to portrayals of racial diversity in the workplace. … Read More

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Haunting Black-and-White Photos of ‘Bronx Boys’ Capture the Real New York

Starting with an assignment for Look Magazine in 1977, photographer Stephen Shames captured the comping-of-age of a group of boys growing up in the Bronx, then one of the grittiest and poorest neighborhoods in the United States. It was a magazine assignment that became a life’s work, because Shames followed this group of young men from 1977 – 2000 through all corners of their lives, navigating poverty and drug addiction in beautifully personal, intimate photos about growing up in New York City. … Read More

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Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro': A Trip Into the Border Zone Between Music and Sound Art

There’s a meme doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment whereby instead of choosing your 15 favorite albums or ten songs that changed your life or whatever, you write a list of the sounds you most enjoy hearing. It’s a rather lovely idea, and I got to thinking about it this morning as I was listening to the new Aphex Twin record. Music has, of course, long since left the boundaries of the song behind — and, indeed, the whole idea of a neat verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-etc. structure is a modern invention anyway, because in the past songs were far more unruly beasts than they are now. But even so, Richard D. James is probably the most consistently fascinating modern explorer of the border zone between music and sound art. … Read More

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“This Is My ‘Six Feet Under'”: Jill Soloway on the Amazing ‘Transparent’

Jill Soloway’s Transparent came bursting out of the gate during its February pilot premiere on Amazon Prime with such an exquisite, melancholy handle on tone and mood that its potential as the next great television series about the nature of families and love was obvious to any viewer. … Read More

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Absurd, Uncanny Photos of John Malkovich Recreating Iconic Snapshots

Everyone’s favorite Siri spokesman John Malkovich has graciously lent his talents to photographer Sandro Miller, who’s given the world the gift of Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. The idea’s pretty self-explanatory: Miller recreates indelible images, from Andy Warhol’s self-portrait to Diane Arbus’ image of identical twins, with Malkovich replacing the original subjects. The effect’s sometimes eerily exact (with a mustache, Malkovich is sort of a ringer for Albert Einstein) and sometimes hilarious (no amount of makeup is going to hide the fact that Malkovich is not Marilyn Monroe). Click through for the full experience. … Read More

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: “This Is War”

From the beginning, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow was going to have to prove itself: How could a show about Ichabod Crane, 18th-century professor resurrected in the 21st century to combat the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse — alongside Orlando Jones and Harold from Harold and Kumar — actually be any good? The answer turned out to be, through relentless myth-building, and, from the very beginning of last night’s Season 2 premiere, “This Is War,” the show jumped right back into it. … Read More

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The 10 Creepiest Kids in Movie History

This week, the Criterion Collection releases The Innocents, Jack Clayton’s magnificently moody and psychologically complex adaptation of Henry James’ novella The Turn of the Screw. Aside from the crisp, deep-focus black-and-white cinematography, the elegant scares, the edgy abstract imagery, and Deborah Kerr’s terrific leading performance, the film is made particularly memorable by the two truly disturbing children at its center — and thus, with Halloween sneaking up like a well-dressed child with a knowing smirk, we take a look at some of cinema’s creepiest… Read More

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Rudy Giuliani Defends ‘Call of Duty': Links You Need To See

Today’s been a strange day for news. Rudy Giuliani is serving as co-counsel on a suit filed by Manuel Noriega – former dictator of Panama (who’s currently in prison for, you know, murder). His suit asserts that his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops is a “blatant misuse” of his image, and, according to PC Gamer, he’s offended by his portrayal “as an antagonist and… as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes.” I definitely recommend watching the video (viewable at PC Gamer) in which Giuliani haughtily defends the “good American company” that made Call of Duty. … Read More

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