In a cruel, cruel irony, the day after the inaugural Flavorpill Media
office piss-up karaoke night turns out to be… the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. The last thing anyone wants to be doing right now is thinking about alcohol, but this seems like an anniversary worth commemorating, especially since alcohol has had an all too intimate relationship with art over the years. In particular, it’s an integral part of music, for better or worse — and beyond the ranks of silly drinking songs, plenty of songwriters have investigated the pernicious nature of the demon drink over the years. So here’s a selection of songs about getting wasted, both celebratory and, well, less so.
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This morning, InTouch posted a portrait of Kim Kardashian by Andy Warhol’s alleged cousin Monica. Originally rumored to… Read More
Everyone knows that the holidays are a time for tradition, so here’s one of Flavorwire‘s long-time favorites: doling out gifts to some of contemporary culture’s biggest and boldest icons. Whether they’re dead or alive, naughty or nice, whether they’ve been a cultural touchstone for five decades or five minutes — everyone deserves presents this time of year, right? So with that in mind, click through to find the perfect gift for the Miley Cyrus, Joss Whedon, or J-Law in your life. You know you’ve got… Read More
So, yes, James Franco and Seth Rogen released “Bound 3,” a shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ video. If you were somehow hiding under a rock yesterday, you can compare the original and the parody here. We don’t really have a great deal to add to Jody Rosen’s verdict on the Franco/Rogen spoof at Vulture — honestly, if anyone still wants to argue that West doesn’t know what he’s doing, it probably says more about them than it does West. But still, the video does open up the idea of all sorts of other reinterpretations of the, um, distinctive imagery of “Bound 2.” Behold.
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Last week, the release of Kanye West’s video for “Bound 2″ sent everyone clamoring towards their keyboards. Opinions varied but,… Read More
Did a Brooklyn artist inspire the imagery of Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ video?
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.
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Strip away the creeping pumpkinspicization of fall, and there’s something somber and inherently melancholy about this time of the year. It’s when the days get shorter, the leaves fall off the trees, the skies are gray, and the air is cold enough to demand scarves and hats. And it’s also the time to huddle up by the open fire, drink tea, and listen to sad music! With that in mind, here’s a playlist inspired by our recent list of heart-wrenching movies — an epic selection of songs guaranteed to make you cry, from the tear-jerkingly forlorn to the moving and… Read More