Willie Nelson

Best Friends: An Art Show Inspired by Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson

Did you have any idea that Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson were the best of friends? Outside of the occasional collaboration, neither did we, but we suppose that this celebrity odd couple makes more sense when you consider their shared passion for making music, smoking weed, and rocking braids. Inspired by the idea of the legends as BFFs, Los Angeles-based R&R Gallery is hosting a new group show called Willie & Snoop which opens on June 24th. In the meantime, they’ve kindly allowed us to preview some of the images that will be on display. Click through to check them out. … Read More

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Literary Mixtape: Tintin

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: Tintin, boy reporter for Le Petit Vingtième. … Read More

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

Today at Flavorpill, we met 10 of the most underrated women in history. We watched the new extended trailer for the US version of Skins — and while it looks better than the first promo, we remain dubious. We looked at

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Celebrity Liquor Brands, Ranked from Nauseating to Delicious

Flavor Flav announced last week that, since the flavor of love apparently remains elusive (we assume), he will launch a new line of flavored vodka and a fried chicken franchise (though we hope there will be no vodka-flavored chicken or vice versa). He’s not the first celebrity to go beyond perfumes and clothing lines and into the heady world of alcohol branding. From vodka encased in a crystal skull to Marilyn Manson’s unfortunate-sounding Mansinthe, we’ve ranked celebrity poisons in order from most to least disgusting-sounding. You’re welcome. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. After two songs from The Suburbs were leaked yesterday, Arcade Fire has announced that their new album is due out on August 2. [via NME]
2. Apple has surpassed Microsoft as the world’s largest tech company. [via Wired]
3. Way too random not to share: What Kurt Loder thinks of… Read More

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69 Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Dylan

On this day in 1941 at 9:05 p.m., little Bobby Zimmerman — a.k.a. His Dylanness — was born. Earn your degree in Dylanology with our primer on unexpected Bobster trivia, featuring one fact for each of his 69 years, after the jump. Don’t think twice! … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. With the Oscar nominations out, which arthouse films were able to sneak into major categories? [via indieWIRE]
2. That wasn’t your TV set acting funny during the Grammys; CBS censored the medley by Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Drake — in at least ten spots. [via LAT]
3. Six of… Read More

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The Third Rail: A Year of Magical Books About Drinking

December is the month of the listicle. Every magazine, newspaper, and Web site has its own series of year-end round-ups. While there may be plenty of best-of lists for books (heck, the New York Times Book Review alone has at least three), they tend to play to the cut-and-dried categories of Fiction, Non-fiction, etc., and as a result, plenty of interesting works get thrown under the bus. After the jump, we’d like to pay tribute to the year’s best books for scholars of the bar, so pull up a stool and get comfortable. … Read More

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Music News: Finn Working with Radiohead, Kanye Arrested, and M.I.A. No Longer M.I.A.

Finn draws on Radiohead, Wilco for new jams: New Zealand rocker Neil Finn has assembled a sweet group for his forthcoming charity album, a sequel to 2002’s Seven Worlds Collide. He will collaborate with musicians from Radiohead, Wilco, Modest Mouse and Soul Coughing, and all the proceeds will go toward Oxfam, an international organization that fights poverty and injustice. We love good music for good causes! [Stereogum]

After arrest, Kanye smears the paps: After a paparazzi frenzy on Friday, Kanye was arrested and released without charges in England. Later this weekend, he went off on the paparazzi, claiming that there should be a law preventing photographers from selling pictures without permission. “Let us not forget the paps killed Princess Diana,” he said, maintaining that “the paps” shouldn’t have the right to exploit his image. Fair enough. [MTV]

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