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Newly Discovered Artworks from Provocative Performance Artist and New York City Art-World Icon Colette

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Before Madonna and Lady Gaga were exploring the boundaries of gender and adopting fashionable personas for the stage, pioneering performance artist Colette, aka Colette Justine, had established herself as a New York art-world icon doing just that. In her 1973 debut, Colette “used stuff like ruched parachute silk to turn her living space into a walk-in artwork.” Colette is the subject of a new online exhibition at Gallery 98, which features a group of rediscovered works from the provocative artist, unearthed from her old storage spaces in Germany — where Colette currently resides (and lived/worked for a time during the 1980s).
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10 Fantastic David Bowie Interviews

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It’s been a long and trying week for David Bowie fans. The influential musician died on January 10, shortly after the release of his new album Black Star. So much has been written about the artist, but we want to end this week by reading Bowie’s own words about his career, beliefs, inspirations, and the things he loved. Here are ten interviews with Bowie that demonstrate why he was such a profound figure in the world of art, music, and beyond.
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Striking Black-and-White Photos of Toronto’s Tight-Knit Hip-Hop Community

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Toronto-based photojournalist and cinematographer Ajani Charles has captured some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and Drake. But the photographer feels an intimate connection to the local community in Ontario’s capital city, which is the subject of his ongoing black-and-white photo series. Project T Dot aims to shine a light on the dynamic Toronto subculture, raising awareness about the works of lesser known hip-hop figures, including members of the LGBT and aboriginal communities, women, youth from underserved neighborhoods, and recent immigrants.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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The hosts we’ve all been waiting for finally returned to the SNL stage last night. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler debuted their new movie Sisters this weekend, which we’ve been highlighting all week, but the real fans flocked to the telly to see the women resume their rightful place on the “Weekend Update” throne, dish out sassy banter, and bring some bite back to series. See how it all went down last night, below.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Chris Hemsworth

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Last night’s episode of SNL was the embodiment of Chris Hemsworth’s career: playful, safe, pretty vanilla, and good for a few chuckles. While nothing stood out as being extraordinary or absolutely awful, sometimes that’s ok. We’re all just biding our time for the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler-hosted episode on December 19 anyway. See how it all went down last night, below.
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Someone Finally Bought That Multi-Million Dollar Wu-Tang Album

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After nearly ten months at auction, the Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, a two-hour long album that may not be heard by the public for 88 years, has finally been sold to an American collector for a price “in the millions,” according to Forbes and auction house Paddle8. “Millions of what?” you might find yourself asking, given that the album spent much of the year in limbo and was ridiculed even by members of the group who appeared on its 31 tracks.
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The “So-Vain” Roles of Warren Beatty

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Carly Simon solved a 40-year mystery this week, revealing to People magazine that the second verse of her breakup anthem “You’re So Vain” is about actor Warren Beatty — a former Hollywood playboy, who some sources estimate slept with almost 13,000 women. The news comes in advance of Simon’s soon-to-be released autobiography, Boys in the Trees. “Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!” Simon commented — and we can totally see that.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey hosted last night’s SNL for the first time in 14 years. His gift as a storyteller, something Lincoln Motor Company tried to bank on following the cult success of his role in True Detective, was on display during the show’s opening with an explanation about the origin of his famous catchphrase. Adele joins the episode for a rousing performance of “Hello” and “When We Were Young.” See how the British singer’s post-breakup ballad found its way into last evening’s sketches, below.
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