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25 Essential Punk Rock Movies

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Penelope Spheeris’ legendary The Decline of Western Civilization trilogy finally saw home video release this week — and, in case you hadn’t noticed, everyone at Flavorwire is pretty excited about that. So, to celebrate their reemergence, we’ve rounded up 25 essential punk movies, from arthouse oddities to awesomely cheesy exploitation flicks to groundbreaking nonfiction… Read More

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Vintage Photos of Patriotic July 4th Pinups

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Nothing says the birth of the United States as an independent nation like vintage bathing beauties posing with oversized phalluses firecrackers. Happy July 4th, America! We’re celebrating with a slice of cheesecake from these historical hotties — including a few famous names like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and Ava Gardner. These beachy pinups, adored by G.I.s during wartime, are sure to put you in a patriotic mood.
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Life Advice from the Formidable Franz Kafka

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Today, on his birthday, the Tel Aviv court ruled that several rare Franz Kafka manuscripts, which the Metamorphosis writer left to his friend Max Brod to destroy following his death, would be sent to the National Library of Israel. The collection will be published online. For now, we look to a catalogue of quotes from the German-language writer who knows a thing or two about alienation, mystical transformation, and, apparently, self-help. Here are a few pieces of life advice, some cheerier than others, from the formidable author.
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Celebrate Independence Day With ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Speaking in American Accents

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Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones fame, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and apart from the fact that she’s pretty much unrecognizable with her natural dark hair, her appearance was most notable for a hitherto undisplayed talent: she does a pretty killer Valley Girl accent. Watching the regal and oh-so-English Daenerys bust out her best Moon Unit Zappa impersonation is kinda disconcerting, but it got us thinking about similar examples, because, y’know, 4th of July and America and all that. ‘Murca!
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Adorable ’90s Pop Culture-Inspired Lip Art

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Laura Jenkinson’s adorable lip art, which we first spotted on Ego-AlterEgo, is giving us all of the nostalgic feels. The London-based makeup artist uses eye-popping palettes to recreate pop culture’s most beloved characters as fun lip designs. Jenkinson clearly has a lot of love for ‘90s-era characters from series like The Simpsons and Rugrats, as well as Disney’s animated heroes. “I’d seen loads of other fantastic make-up artists on Instagram and I wanted to do something similar and on a bigger scale so I started doing about one a week,” Jenkinson said in an interview. “I find a picture and then just hold it up to the mirror as a guide and draw straight onto my face — it’s easier than you think!”
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July

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There’s a shocking amount of new and returning shows in July, far too many to keep up with (especially considering all the leftover episodes from June), but if you stick to Netflix and Comedy Central, you’ll get everything you need. Still, here are ten TV premieres to keep an eye on, from Hannibal Buress’ new comedy to the return of Sundance’s flawless drama Rectify.
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CBS’ Animal Apocalypse Drama ‘Zoo’ Is Just Silly Enough to Be Fun

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Here’s a disclaimer: Even if Zoo were the worst television series of the year, I would still watch every single episode. It’s an entrant in the ever-growing apocalyptic genre, a dramatic series that hinges on conniving lions and murderous kittens. Its hero is a zoologist, it proposes “controversial” theories about animals, and a woman gets fired for having a blog. It is ridiculous, and it is ridiculously fun.
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An OED Update Reveals the Surprising Place Where Hundreds of New Words Originated

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The June quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary, out this week, brings with it more than 500 new words. As with other lexicographical updates we’ve seen in 2015, the OED list includes new entries tethered to a rapidly evolving language of gender and identity (cisgender, intersectionality), as well as depressing, obligatory additions stemming from life under the technocratic regime of late capitalism (infopreneur). And, of course, there is no shortage of embarrassing gibberish (totes).
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‘Breathe,’ the Tale of Adolescent Obsession Written and Directed by Mélanie Laurent, Is Coming Stateside

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Actor turned writer/director Mélanie Laurent first debuted Breathe (or Respire if we’re being pedantic) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, but U.S. audiences — who were introduced to Laurent in a Hollywood context through Inglorious Basterds — will finally have the chance to see it. Arthouse distributor Film Movement acquired the rights to the film back in March, and it’s been announced that they’ll give Breathe a limited release across the country on September 11. 
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Paul Feig Tweets Photos of New ‘Ghostbusters’ Uniforms and Proton Pack

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It’s Manhattan, you want to look your best, but you also need to be practical and factor in the occupational hazard  of being covered in slime. So, the dark grey, no-frills jumpsuit it is. Paul Feig (who’s directing the upcoming female Ghostbusters remake) shared a picture of the new team of said busters’ (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones’) uniforms, as well as the  the latest “proton pack”, which looks possibly even more rustic than its first iteration, invented by Dr. Egon Spengler.
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Watch: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman Puzzle Over a Murder in ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ Trailer

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You may be puzzling over a remake of the 2009 Argentine film (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film) Secrets in their Eyes. Now with the first trailer, you can feel united with the film’s characters, who are also going through a serious bout of befuddlement: of course, as in the original, their form of confusion is over the details of a specific murder, while yours may be more generally over the prolonged death of originality in American cinema.
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