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Franz Kafka Turns 131, Seinfeld Turns 25, and Robin Thicke Stays Creepy: Links You Need to See

It’s a week of very important birthdays: today, Kafka turns 131 and Seinfeld turns 25 (and it seems like we were changing its diapers, spoon-feeding it babka, and telling our friends, “You’ve gotta see the baby!” just yesterday). Of course, it can’t be everyone’s birthday: here you’ll also find material on the perpetually mopey Nick Cave and the infidelity-insinuating Beyoncé. … Read More

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Some Odalisques Are Only About That Thing: Amazing Tumblr Juxtaposes Hip Hop Lyrics and Classic Artworks

In the grand Tumblr tradition of mashing up seemingly unrelated art forms (see also: the eternally relevant Slaughterhouse 90210) — and perhaps in tribute to the increasing overlap between the worlds of hip hop and high art — comes a delightful project called Fly Art. Billed as “an homage to the finer things in life: art and hip hop,” Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano’s Tumblr superimposes lyrics from the likes of Kanye West and Lauryn Hill on complementary artworks by Renaissance and Modernist masters alike. Click through to see some of our favorite juxtapositions from Fly Art, which we spotted via Beautiful/Decay. … Read More

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Read Beyoncé’s Poignant Tribute to Michael Jackson

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing. True to ever-respectful, always-killing-it form, Beyoncé took to her … Read More

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HBO to Air 10-Episode Beyonce Concert Series

Beyoncé will return to HBO with BEYONCÉ: X10, a series of concert performances from the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Every Sunday… Read More

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A Guide to Celebrities Who Are the Absolute Worst On Social Media

Ah, yes, celebrities: they’re just like us. Which means some of them are just as annoying as your aunt on Facebook, as unnecessarily cranky as your old college roommate on Twitter, and as insufferable as your #humblebrag colleague on Instagram. They’re basically The Worst, with the icing on the cake being that they have a built-in web audience since they’re celebrities. Here’s a guide to the worst offenders, from Ted Nugent to Jason Biggs to… Read More

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Celebrity Fad Diets Photographed as Classic Still Life Paintings

Artist Dan Bannino, who we first learned about on Dangerous Minds, highlights the absurdity of celebrity fad diets by photographing them as baroque still lifes that are reminiscent of classic European paintings. Examining popular weight loss plans touted today, and those used by centuries-old celebs, Bannino wanted to portray the diets as “significant, like classic works of arts that are becoming more and more weighty as they grow older.” Opting for high camp rather than crass, Bannino used quilted rolls of pink toilet paper and bright yellow lemons to portray the Master Cleanse — the same diet Beyoncé used to lose weight for her role in Dreamgirls. His ultra leafy photo representing the Cabbage Soup Diet that Bill Clinton used to drop pounds for daughter Chelsea’s wedding reminds us that it is possible to eat greens in an unhealthy way. See more photos capturing ludicrous weight loss fads, below. … Read More

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Just How Feminist Is Your Favorite Pop Star?

On a ranked scale from Lana Del Rey to Beyoncé, here’s how feminist your favorite pop stars… Read More

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Watch Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Star-Studded Short Film Promoting Their ‘On the Run’ Summer Tour

Here’s a Bonnie and Clyde-esque short film from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, released just before their On the Run summer… Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Sharon Van Etten, Lil Wayne, M.I.A.

So. Much. New. Music. This. Week. A respectful shout-out to Bob Dylan’s Frank Sinatra cover, but these songs were the soundtrack to my week.

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