Karen O

Pharrell’s Hat Will Never Die: Links You Need to See

Welcome to the new week! SO far, what we’ve deduced is that Pharrell’s hat might be receiving new life as we speak, Shanghai is fast developing an obsession with mystery and Kate Middleton once aspired to be a STAAAAAH (that’s “star” for the uninformed and/or unimaginative). … Read More

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The 10 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Throwing Muses, Karen O

It’s Friday, which means your correspondent is about to head off on vacation (wooooo!) and also that it’s time to look back at the best new music we’ve heard over the last few days. This week, there’s the return of Throwing Muses, a ballad by Karen O from the soundtrack of the new Spike Jonze film, Eminem taking it back to 1986, a taste of the Angel Haze album, various heavy psychedelic guitar workouts, and plenty more. All this is streaming for absolutely nothing after the jump, so click through and get listening! … Read More

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25 Photos of Glamorous Musicians Doing Regular Stuff

From a young Iggy Pop vacuuming his apartment to a costumed Lady Gaga making eggs, here’s a photo roundup of our most endearingly flamboyant musicians doing incongruously domestic… Read More

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Watch the Video for Trent Reznor and Karen O's Cover of Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song"

By now, you’ve probably heard the Karen O-fronted cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s soundtrack for David Fincher’s much-anticipated The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you haven’t, it’s worth a listen — the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman, who claims total ignorance to the classic band, sings a… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t believe that the giant Lego man that we told you about last week that washed up on a Florida beach is now in — we kid you not! — police custody. We were glad that Splitsider took the time to rank all 66 segments from every… Read More

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Listen to David Lynch’s “Pinky’s Dream” with Vocals by Karen O

There is never a bad time for a collaboration between David Lynch and Karen O, but the weekend before Halloween is very possibly the best moment for one. With the November 8th release of his solo album right around the corner, “Pinky’s Dream,” a cut that features lead vocals by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman,… Read More

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Karen O's 'Stop the Virgens' and Other Bizarre Operas

Here at Flavorwire, we’re always up for new forms of artistic expression, particularly those that take traditional notions of genre and performance and turn them on their heads. We’ve been hearing whispers of Karen O’s new ‘psycho opera’ since July, but as more and more information has trickled in, we’ve gotten more and more excited, if only for the spectacle of it all. To tide ourselves over until the show arrives in NYC in October, we’ve taken a look at a few other wonderfully insane operas we’ve caught wind of over the years. Note: though we’re sure everyone has their own idea of what constitutes an opera, the first definition in the dictionary is “a dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists,” so we’re casting a wide net in terms of form — but strangeness is not optional. … Read More

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Gallery: Carmen Ortiz’s Lifelike Celebrity Pencil Portraits

Since the days of Andy Warhol, the art world has openly engaged with the cult of celebrity. It’s not uncommon for an artist to use celebrities’ likenesses in their pieces — Daniel Edwards has made a career out of sculpting public figures like Britney Spears in provocative positions — yet rarely does one see works as lifelike and simple as Carmen Ortiz’s illustrations. A self-taught artist, Ortiz creates pencil portraits that are remarkably detailed and beautifully shaded. With the increasing popularity of digital artwork, her hand-drawn portraits are a refreshing change. Click through to see some of our favorite portraits of actors and musicians, including Thom Yorke and Anne Hathaway. If you’re interested in seeing more of her work or purchasing a print, head over to Ortiz’s website. … Read More

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