We’re big fans of Kanye West’s hilarious twitter account, and it might only be going a little bit too far to say that we think that pretty much everything Kanye West tweets deserves to be marked down somewhere and contemplated forever. So how could we resist these charming, hand-stitched tweets by Etsy member supervelma? As the artist opines, “Really, though, Kanye’s just saying what we’re all thinking – who amongst us hasn’t lamented the inability to procure a decent cherub-decorated rug or, at one time or another, needed to apologize to Taylor Swift?” Indeed. Click through to see a few of our favorites, and head over to the shop to request whichever tweet is your own cherished favorite. … Read More
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne has already been out for four months, but apparently this is official Watch the Throne Parody Week 2011. Yesterday, we watched a trio of hipster girls transform it into a mumblecore movie. And today brings a delightful, spot-on collaborative text/emoticon “cover” of “Niggas in Paris” from “Otis” video co-star Aziz Ansari and his friend, Matt Shawver. We imagine Tom Haverford printing out “Emoji in Paris” and mounting it on the wall next to his desk, flanked by the pocket watch and miniature throne Leslie Knope gave him for Christmas. … Read More
Just when you thought the Internet had already exhausted every possible Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Watch the Throne parody, one last dose of rapper-inspired hilariousness comes along. Chloe Holgate, Katie Dana, and Lily Holgate star in this three-minute clip, which adapts the album as an IFC-sponsored indie film that might remind you of certain mumblecore auteurs’ work. Is this video basically just three 20-something, hipster-y white girls in scarves and hunting caps reciting somewhat re-contextualized lyrics from Watch the Throne in their kitchen? Yes. And yet somehow, it is very funny. Enjoy it after the jump. … Read More
1. All of the details for Trent Reznor’s soundtrack for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which he composed with Atticus Ross, have been released — including the fact that it’s over three hours long. You can also now hear the full version of Reznor and Karen O‘s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant… Read More
1. The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and Kanye West leads the pack with seven nods; hot on his heels are Adele, Bruno Mars, and the Foo Fighters, who each scored six nominations. View the full list of nominees here.
2. Nicholas Cage’s rare copy of “Action Comics”… Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no more! Here, we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. What would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennett, Huck Finn or Harry Potter, Tintin or Humbert Humbert? Something revealing, we bet. Or at least something danceable. Read on for a cozy reading soundtrack, character study, or yet another way to emulate your favorite literary hero. This week: everyone’s favorite bloodthirsty dwarf, George R.R. Martin’s Tyrion Lannister. … Read More
It’s sad to say it, but yesterday’s news that the ever delightful Beyoncé Knowles is being accused of stealing dance moves for her new video (again) didn’t really come as a great surprise. Now, as ever, we’re well aware that there’s nothing really new in this world, but we’re also aware that there’s a fine but fairly clear line between taking inspiration from something and just, y’know, taking it. There are arguments to be made that all the videos we’ve listed after the jump fall on the wrong side of that line. And also, we can’t help but noticing that the people doing the copying are generally ultra-successful megastars who a) should know better and b) can afford to pay battalions of lawyers to make potential problems disappear. Funny old world, eh? … Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no more! Here, we sneak a look at the hypothetical iPods of some of literature’s most interesting characters. What would be on the personal playlists of Holden Caulfield or Elizabeth Bennett, Huck Finn or Harry Potter, Tintin or Humbert Humbert? Something revealing, we bet. Or at least something danceable. Read on for a cozy reading soundtrack, character study, or yet another way to emulate your favorite literary hero. This week: American Psycho‘s über-fit antihero, Patrick Bateman. … Read More
Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
In the first installment, we’ve taken on music’s biggest personalities and controversies of 2011. From the characters bloggers love to argue about (Lana Del Rey, Odd Future) to signature styles by the year’s most famous pop stars (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga), we’ve got you covered with ideas your friends only wish they’d had. … Read More
Hip Hop Heads is an ongoing project from London illustrator and graphic artist Dale Edwin Murray who is re-interpreting his favorite MCs, boiling down each rapper’s physical likeness, style, and essence into a minimalist rendering. We love the geometrical rigidity and expressiveness of each subject and their severe, symmetrical postures — from Pac to Snoop to Hov, except for, of course, Flava Flav with his head cocked to the side and smiling, because he’s Flava Flav, yyyeah boyyy! Check out the series in our slide show and see if you’re the hip hop head that recognizes them all without peeking at the captions. … Read More