Today at Flavorpill, we caught up with the Nike sneaker controversy. We thought Anderson Cooper and Miss Piggy were a good team. We browsed these awesome book inscriptions. We wondered if anyone we know would end up on a billboard thanks to this cool NYC photo project. We… Read More
1. Fiona Apple played her first comeback show last night at the NPR Music showcase at SXSW; watch video of her performing “Anything We Want” and “Every Single Night” here.
3. Apparently Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad is a huge LMFAO fan. He also enjoys jamming to Leona Lewis and Chris Brown. [via … Read More
We’re going to do our best to keep from setting you up for a disappointment by overselling The Muppets (out in theaters tomorrow). Seriously, we’re going to try. But the fact of the matter is, it’s utterly delightful — a charming, witty, and frequently heartbreaking little gem. If we’re responding to it with more enthusiasm than it deserves, so be it; we grew up loving the Muppet movies, and this new effort somehow manages to summon up the spirit of (to borrow the Star Wars parlance) the “original trilogy” while also existing as its own wonderful addition to the Henson canon. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave singing “Mahna Mahna.” So, in celebration of the franchise’s return to form, we’d like to pause and enjoy a few of our favorite moments from the earlier Muppet movies; add your own in the comments. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we enjoyed this thoughtful analysis of Miss Piggy’s style evolution by our dear friends the Fug Girls. We wished that we’d been at the recent Adventures of Pete and Pete reunion at Cinefamily in LA. We read Leonardo da Vinci’s to-do list from the late 1490s.… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched a hilarious clip of Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Michael Stipe, and Martin Short playing “Password” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We were shocked to learn that Marc Jacobs’ entire spring 2012 collection was stolen from a train leaving Paris for London. We were not-so-subtly… Read More
Editor’s note: Welcome to Dear Costume Department, a new bi-weekly feature brought to you by our fashion-minded friends from Of a Kind, a curated shopping site of limited-edition goods by emerging designers. With each installment, they’ll bring you a head-to-toe look inspired by a buzzed-about pop culture personality — complete with info on where to grab the pieces for your own closet. Enjoy!
This is a movie of limitless hype. There was the massive amount of buzz when it was revealed in 2008 that Jason Segel — just ahead of his full-frontal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall — was developing a script with Nicholas Stoller for the movie formerly known as The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time. There were the plot leaks. There was news of the massive number of cameos — Jack Black! Emily Blunt! Pretty much everyone in The Hangover! But the one unknown we can focus of energies on now that there is nothing to do but pre-order tickets for Thanksgiving weekend: What the eff should Miss Piggy wear? … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we were surprised — but happy! — to hear that Miss Piggy will be the new face of M.A.C. cosmetics beginning in November. We finally watched a few episodes of Lena Dunham’s wonderful web series, Delusional Downtown Divas. We were particularly fond of this Star Wars… Read More
Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox swirls together contradictions in his latest series, Embroidered X-Rays. Weaving embroidery thread into plastic, skeletal slides, Cox’s collection provides an odd juxtaposition, both visually and conceptually, the vibrant colors and familiar characters setting a playful mood while the X-rays remain cold and clinical. ”Stitching has a nurturing aspect,” Cox has said of his work, “and acts as care giving or healing to the injured, a socially feminine sort of action, while the X-ray itself can be considered masculine and unemotional.” The intricately made collection not only includes original embroidered portraits, but pop-culture ones as well, with David Bowie, Snow White, and Miss Piggy grafted onto chest X-rays. Examine some of Cox’s most fascinating pieces after the jump. … Read More