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MRKT DESIGN: SHEPARD FAIREY’S ‘LET FURY HAVE THE HOUR’ POSTER (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Shepard Fairey, best known for Obama’s 2008 Hope poster and the lawsuits that followed, was tapped to create the poster for Antonio D’Ambrosio’s indie documentary Let Fury Have The Hour, about politics in the Reagan and Thatcher 1980s.
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PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS CLUELESS ABOUT SURVIVING NIRVANA BAND MEMBERS (DETAILS)

In Lifestyle, News on December 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

He’s set to perform with the remainder of the band at a benefit for Hurricane Sandy in NYC tonight  but music royalty Sir Paul McCartney had no idea who the surviving members of iconic rock band Nirvana were. 
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BOOK WITH COLORS FOR TEXT LEAVES INTERNET SPEECHLESS (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

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I’d hazard that this massive and colorful book was a creation of British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor because of his penchant for pigments and scale. Its not a Kapoor, though. Its too rectangular,  there aren’t any curves; plus the scale is off. Found on imgur where the  comments run from awe to FAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBUUULLLOOOOOOUS.Some favorite reactions after the break

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MRKT STYLE: JEREMY SCOTT TURNS TO CHINA WITH LATEST WINGED OFFERING FOR ADIDAS ORIGINALS (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

He may type in all caps on Twitter but there’s no denying Jeremy Scott’s pathology for adding wings to EVERYTHING. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  The above, posted on Scott’s Instagram: works. Expect them on January 4, 2013, just in time for the Chinese New Year, the year of the Snake.
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METEOROLOGIST FIRED FOR RESPONDING TO CRITICISMS ABOUT HER AFRO ON FACEBOOK (DETAILS)

In News on December 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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Meteorologist Rhonda Lee works in Shreveport, Louisiana,  had been for 11 months until she was fired for breaking an unwritten rule: she dared to defend her right to wear her hair short and natural on TV while doing her job. Yes,  Black women in America are still going through it in 2012, what with their erasure from history via media; as well as negative attitudes regarding their hair.

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SECOND ‘MAN OF STEEL’ TRAILER LOOKS PROMISING, HAS ‘GLADIATOR’ SCORE (DETAILS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

2013 looks like it will be a year of blockbuster sci-fi fantasy movies. The latest offer is the reboot of Superman by Zac Snyder, the man behind 300 and Gladiator. Henry Cavill plays Suoes/Clark kent, Diane Lane is Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner is Pa Kent. Interesting thing: note the music: it’s from Gladiator.
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MRKT STYLE: KOREAN KNOCK OFFS & SWEATPANTS FOUND ON HONG KONG EBAY (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

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Shopping for sweatpants recently, I decided to turn to ebay. Why? I wanted something different, avant garde and cool.And when looking for all of the above, one must turn to Asia, I think. The results of my search led me to below,  a pair of nice, drawstring, drop crotch harem styled sweats with a skinny leg.The cost? $20 including free shipping.From Hong Kong.
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MRKT STYLE: IN 1918 NYC, EVERYONE WORE A HAT (PHOTO)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

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That’s Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd in NYC. The year was 1918 and everyone wore a hat. Yes. EVERYONE.

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WILL & JADEN SMITH SHINE IN ‘AFTER EARTH’ TRAILER (VIDEO)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

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Its not often you see black father-son relationships on the big screen in Hollywood sci-fi movies. But if you’re Will Smith, you can make things like After Earth happen. The first trailer of this ambitious film, set 1000 years in the future after a cataclysmic event, by 6th Sense director M.Knight Shyamalan hit the web a few hours ago, and so far I like what I see.
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MAKE IT STRONG SO IT WILL LAST FOR YOU AND FOR ME (ESSAY)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on December 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

The camera circles the room slowly as Dorota speaks. They say there is only a handful of us. But we don’t care what those people say- who turned our country over into the hands of criminals. A close up on each face as a cigarette is passed from hand to hand. Everyone is listening. So are we. We are listening to Dorota but also to the faces in that room.
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SCANADU TRICORDER, THE SCOUT, WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND LOWER YOUR MEDICAL BILLS IN 2013 (VIDEO)

In Lifestyle, TECH, Uncategorized on December 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

Science fiction will become science fact in 2013 when a new $150 medical device, modeled after Star Trek’s tricorder and designed by Walter de Brouwer, will be available to US citizens. The device will be handheld and compatible with either your Android or iPhone, and will accurately diagnose your ailments without you rushing to an emergency room. Video of the device in action below.

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FOUR ARTISTS PUSHA-T SHOULD SEE WHILE AT MIAMI ART BASEL (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle on December 7, 2012 at 10:34 am

Virginia rapper Pusha-T landed this morning in MIA for his first (we think) art festival, the 13th Annual Miami Art Basel held from the 4th through the 9th. Pusha tweeted his landing at around 8:50 AM and was unsure what do or what to see writing excitedly: “Okay Miami now that I’m here at what point or what do I have to do to become a cultured connoisseur of the art world?? #ArtBasel”

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