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Nothing Is Embarrassing: On Kim Kardashian’s Strangely Liberating Book of Selfies

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Selfish, Kim Kardashian’s new 445-page book of selfies, is a bit of a party trick. Pull out the compact, three-pound art book at a social function, and people clamor to flip through the hundreds of near-identical selfies that chart Kim’s evolution both as a human and as a brand (is there a difference?). Some took a meta selfie with the book, Kim’s damp bosom and dewy face overshadowing their own smiles in the foreground.
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Why Grow Up? Philosophy for a Generation of Adult Infants

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Are we living in an infantile age? Are millennial minds populated with pastel balloons, cartoons, piñatas, and other accoutrements of childhood as a Platonic ideal? These and other questions are avoided in Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age by the philosopher Susan Neiman. Instead of wondering whether the diagnosis is correct, Neiman doles out the prescription. What the millennial mind needs, she suggests, is a dose of Enlightenment philosophy. After all, Immanuel Kant famously pitched the Enlightenment as “man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.” Without this, Neiman warns, society risks caving into bellicosity. “It may not be an accident,” Neiman writes, “that Peter Pan was published shortly before the First World War.”
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Music Video Sex Scenes That Will Scar You for Life

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This week, Adan Jodorowsky (aka Adanowsky), son of cult film maestro Alejandro Jodorowsky, released his extremely NSFW music video featuring cat faces, crucifixes, and sex with adult film actress and writer Stoya. Blending an ‘80s-style vibe with some pornier “Je t’aime… moi non plus” murmurings, “Would You Be Mine” has a surrealistic tone that might spook the uninitiated. Jodorowsky’s freaky music video is hardly alone. Just like those movie sex scenes we wish we could forget, here are ten music video sex scenes that have embedded themselves into our mind grapes and won’t be leaving any time soon.
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“And That’s How I Got To Be Rich”: George Lucas and Stephen Colbert on the New ‘Star Wars,’ Critics, and Those Special Editions

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Okay, first things first: George Lucas has not yet seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that we all lost our minds over this week. But, as with that brief tempest-in-a-teapot over not seeing the last one, it’s not a question of snubbing, but of trailer-viewing preference. “I just saw it on CBS, but I’m gonna try to look at it,” he told Stephen Colbert at a Tribeca Film Festival “Tribeca Talks” conversation Friday afternoon, explaining, “I want to see it on the big screen.”

“I’ve got it on my phone,” Colbert interjected, taking out his device helpfully.
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