1. Nate Dogg, the California rapper known for his collaborations with Dr. Dre, Warren G, and Eminem, among others, died yesterday at the age of 41. He had previously survived a pair of strokes in 2007 and 2008. [via
1. Is it a coincidence that with only two weeks to go until the Oscars, two new pieces by Academy Award-nominated street artist Banksy have shown up in LA? We have no idea, but we think that the one of Charlie Brown lighting up with a can of gasoline is absolutely wonderful, and hope that… Read More
While it may be uncool to admit it, we’re pretty excited for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, which will air Sunday night on CBS. Performers range from gods of classic rock (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger) to indie superstars (Janelle Monáe, Arcade Fire) to some actually interesting pop stars (Lady Gaga, Rihanna). And if those don’t get you going, how about the sheer spectacle of Cee Lo doing “Fuck You” with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets?
For those of you who need even more encouragement to watch the awards — or would like to add an extra bit of fun to your viewing party — Flavorpill gives you our official 2011 Grammys drinking game. Enjoy at your own risk. … Read More
Well, here’s one way to try and save print media: Rolling Stone is opening it very own eatery. Rolling Stone Los Angeles will be “the first Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge” — which we assume means that if it’s successful, we should expect more to pop up. Should the Hard Rock Café be shaking in its studded boots?
Honestly, we’re not sure the world needs a music magazine-themed dining experience. But since it’s happening whether we like it or not, we thought we’d provide the new executive chef with ideas for some dishes inspired by some of Rolling Stone‘s recent covers. … Read More
Nobody likes the Super Bowl. We all know that the only thing keeping us remotely interested during football’s main event on Sunday are those ridiculous commercials. But why should the jocks who are actually watching the game get to have all the fun? We at Flavorpill are looking to rectify this grave injustice against the world’s athletically apathetic. After the jump, check out the Official Flavorpill Super Bowl Commercial Bingo Board. Print it out and play along — there’s really no better way to pass the time while those guys in helmets are passing skin and touching downs or whatever. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs share a “moment” on the set of Community. We visited Kraft’s 400,000 square foot underground cheese cave. We wondered if everyone is drinking their bagels in the future, then that means that we’ll have to chew our Bloody Marys… Read More
Celebrities are always dyeing their tresses one color or another. The normal ones usually keep it to colors that are found in nature on human heads, but then there are those other ones, who like to spice it up a bit. To help you keep up with the madness – and to get you from Patricia Field to Lil’ Kim in 6 steps flat – we’ve created this handy color-coded rainbow chart of celebrities’ day-glo hair color choices. But what do these crazy color choices mean? Do certain types of people choose certain colors? Do certain types of people just choose every color? Find out what your hair color – or the hair color you wish you had – says about you after the jump. … Read More
It’s the end of an era: the Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it would stop relying upon its color-coded terrorism alert scale, which means that no longer will the nightly news give us an inexplicable craving for Life Savers. We here at Flavorwire thought the government really had something with their Rainbow Brite approach to the truly terrifying, though, and decided to re-purpose their spectrum of scary things for the new year.
After the jump, take a peek at Flavorpill’s very own Pop Culture Advisory System and the celebrities, shows, and films that have terrorized 2011 so far and are on our cultural disaster watch list from here on out. … Read More
What do your glasses say about you? And more importantly, which famous spectacle-sporters do they make you look like? We’ve picked out some four-eyed artists, writers and cultural figures as our guides, and analyzed the shapes of their specs to determine what category you might fall into if you choose to rock their signature frames.
After all, whether round or square, big or small, glasses are always a statement, and we think the kind of statement you make on your face probably has some bearing on the kind of statement you make in your art. Do aesthetic choices track from accessories to prose to song lyrics? Or can you get a little closer to writing like David Foster Wallace if you appropriate his specs — literally the lenses through which he sees the world? We speculate on a few spectacles after the jump. … Read More
Painter Will Cotton has a sweet tooth when it comes to art, fashion, eye candy, and real candy — including Katy Perry’s bubblegum pop.
Cotton’s lustrous, sticky-sweet visions of seductive innocence depict nude angels nestled in confections suitable for Marie Antoinette (the Sofia Coppola version). An accomplished painter with an already impressive c.v., Cotton skyrocketed to international attention for the cover art on Perry’s Teenage Dream, before going on to art direct the pop-culture touchstone that is the “California Gurls” video. … Read More