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Rebel Heart, Madonna's thirteenth album, hit #1 on iTunes over the weekend, even though only six of the album's 19 songs are currently available; the full album comes out in March. For now, we have some very Die Antwoord imagery, two songs whose titles include the word "bitch" and a stream of album opener "Living for Love." Play the track above, and don't be surprised if your mind wanders to "Vogue" or the brief, wondrous administration of George H.W. Bush.
Even if you're a back home baller, the holidays can still be a fraught, stressful time filled with prying relatives, eggnog hangovers and office holiday party embarrassments. But not if you're Miley Cyrus, the new Princess Elf of Christmas. Ms. Miley took to Instagram over the weekend to share a slew of photos of her trying on various cuckoo outfits, partying in pasties with her friends and riding a pizza. It's not even December 24th and Miley has already won Christmas.
Vagina floss? Check. Tinsel wig? Check. Elf hat? Check. Fake machine gun? Check. "I have no tits" clutch? Check. Cowboy hat that looks like it's made from an old Keystone Light box? Check, check, check. Time to hit Stefon's Christmas party, which, we hear, has everything.
On the 12th beard of Christmas, my true love gave to me: twelve pepperoni pizzas, eleven felt fedoras, nine dirty bongs, eight doggy earrings, seven nipple pasties, six fresh-rolled joints, five thong bikinis, four horse print onesies, three twerking dancers, two questionable tattoos and one bag of mo-oooo-llllllyyyy.
DJ TT on the ones and twos, y'all!
The holy trinity.
She sprang to her pizza sleigh, to her team gave a whistle, and away she flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard her exclaim, as she drove out of sight, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
All photos via Instagram
Since the holiday season is the perfect time to invest in a pair of elastic waistband pants and indulge a little, we can't think of more perfect stocking stuffers or Hanukkah presents than gourmet candies, sea salt and other tasty items. PAPER's Kim Hastreiter rounds up ten of her top picks.
1) QUIN fresh fruit lollipops, $7.50 via QUIN
2) Askinosie pepermint bark, $30.00 for a large box via Askinosie
3) 1958 Raymond Loewy Coquelle Le Creuset limited release, $375.00 via Le Creuset
4) Breads Bakery chocolate babka, $12.95 via Breads Bakery
5) June Taylor Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Marmalade, $15.00 via June Taylor Jams
6) Healdsburg SHED fresh-ground polenta, $10.00 via Healdsburg SHED
7) A six-month subscription to Zingerman's Forbidden Food Club, $650.00 via Zingerman's
8) Jacobsen Salt Co. salty caramels and salty black licorice, $25.95 via Jacobsen Salt Co.
9) Boulettes Larder smoked sea salt, $10.00 via Boulettes Larder
10) Marin Sun Farms short rib dog bones, $2/piece for short rib bones via Marin Sun Farms' Oakland Butcher Shop (5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA)
See more holiday gift guides HERE!
And we thought Balmain's entire Spring campaign was going to be about snackwave. The fashion house released new Spring '15 ads today featuring our current cover girl Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West in a loving embrace. The partnership isn't much of a surprise, as Kim and Kanye sat front row at this year's Balmain show (walked in by Kendall Jenner) and have been known to rock matching Balmain ensembles that make them look like awesome his and hers extraterrestrial futurist fashion gods. More photos, more photos!
There's a scene midway through the Dardenne brothers' quietly gripping social drama, Two Days, One Night, where Sandra (portrayed with deep humanity by Marion Cotillard) -- a depressed mother and Belgian factory worker fighting to save her job -- is sitting with her husband on a bench, holding a melting cone of ice cream. Wearing a neon pink tank top, no make-up, and looking entirely depleted from having to convince her coworkers one by one that they reject their bonus in favor of inviting Sandra back to the factory following her medical leave, Cotillard is a woman dwindling between what fight she has left and giving up entirely. As Sandra, Cotillard is a nervy mix of resilience and collapse, occupying the entire screen with a power that challenges the story's otherwise everyday odyssey. Over the course of a weekend, we witness her battle not just for her livelihood but with her psyche; within the film's first few minutes, she repeats to herself, "You mustn't cry, you mustn't cry."
Though recently snubbed from Oscar's Foreign Language shortlist, Cotillard's performance in Two Days, One Night has been receiving much acclaim. We sat down with her in the fall during the New York Film Festival to talk more about the film.
After you're done with a role like this -- a role in which you've created a character who is in so much pain -- where do you store her?
Of course I keep things from the lives I investigate and I think I do this job to understand a little more about human souls. Each role brings me to a deeper understanding of how we function or how we dysfunction.
What kind of work went into preparing for this type of role?
I didn't find anything hard [about the preparation] because I had time. I had time to explore. I had time to experience different versions of scenes, different versions of her because we had a month of rehearsal, which is really amazing. And it was really like a theater-type of rehearsal. It's a real luxury. And also there was this osmosis between the [Dardenne] brothers. When you have this level of confidence and of sharing and understanding, and respect I would say, everything becomes easy.
What first attracted to you to this role?
I've always had a lot of questions and a lot of thinking about how our society creates human dysfunctional behavior, and I think that our society created this phenomenon of questioning your place in the world, which sometimes leads you to think you're actually worthless, useless. It's a very, very hard, deep, and terrible feeling that can lead you to end your life because you have no purpose. And that's one of the themes of this movie and it really resonated with a lot of my questions. Not that I've ever felt...I did actually [feel this way] but it was never deep enough for me to get depressed. But I think it's something that comes up a lot with me. And also solidarity is a very interesting subject. Are you able to show solidarity to other people you don't know? Because that's the point. I mean showing solidarity with people you know and you love is not that hard in a way.
I like that you used the word 'purpose' because that was Sandra's core. Do you ever feel like you lose a sense of why you're an actor? And, if so, how do you re-orient yourself?
I question myself all the time about the purpose of doing what I do. But I was lucky enough to meet people who explained to me that being an actor was not something that was useless. By calling up the woman who loves seeing movies inside of me and by just asking me, Do you like to see movies? Why? Well because, because I love to have emotions. I love to laugh. I love to enter a world or a story and be moved by it. This guy asked me, "What do you feel when you laugh and when you cry?" and I said, "Well, I feel alive." So there's a purpose to being an actor. I think questioning yourself is a way of never losing...what is the word...I don't know it in English...complaisance...
Yeah. If it's a true question that will bring an interesting answer and that will push you further away on your path. Then it's good. If you start being complacent, then I guess you lose the thread.
Two Days, One Night opens on December 24th
River Styx, a free-spirited, Mediterranean restaurant named for the mythological Greek boundary between Earth and Hades, opened in a remote part of Greenpoint last year. Co-owner Dennis Spina, 34, and chef Homer Murray, 32, are throwing a Sicilian-style blowout New Year's Eve party with an eye on having fun, not making a ton of money. Winter melon punch will be complimentary. Oysters doused with Champagne are $4 a slurp. Everything is à la carte, from $8 nachos to roasted goose and lentils for four ($70). Music and drinking will not end at midnight. Spina and Murray (son of Bill) say reservations are still available.
The part of Greenpoint you're in is so obscure. How did you end up there?
Dennis: A friend of ours who lives in the neighborhood said the space was really cool. Sixty years ago it used to be a bar called the 21 Club. Somewhere along the line it became an engine machine shop. We kept the pulleys from the shop; one has a disco ball hanging from it.
I love that you have nachos on your menu, but they're not the kind of crappy nachos I've had at other places.
Dennis: Originally, we had friends and family in and did simple party food like nachos. When you get opening jitters, you don't want somebody looking at your menu and saying, "There's nothing for me here," so we'll always have them. We make them with fresh chips, cheese sauce with pickled jalapeno juice, chicken breast braised with beer and chiles, crema with Japanese mayonnaise, chives, fresh radishes and cilantro. On the weekends we sell hundreds of orders.
How did you get into the restaurant business?
Dennis: I was a fine artist for a little while and used to design record albums. I went to the School of Visual Arts and worked as a line cook. Ten years ago I started Roebling Tea Room. I'm still the chef there and go back and forth.
How did Homer come on board?
Dennis: We went to college together at SVA. Six or seven years ago I was putting together a new team at Roebling and wanted more energy, less formally trained cooks. I wanted it to be fun and creative and reached out to those kinds of people. He was one of them.
Homer, did you have any cooking experience?
Homer: Murray Bros. Caddyshack at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida and Myrtle Beach, making shrimp cocktail.
Is that for real?
Homer: It's real. My dad is one of nine kids and it's owned by five uncles, inspired by their mutual love of golf. When I was in art school it was my summer job, but I didn't know what my career was going to be back then.
At River Styx are you the chef de cuisine or sous chef?
Homer: We don't have any silly titles. You can call me whatever you want.
Did you ever do any acting?
Homer: I was in one movie, but I'm not an actor. It's a drag to just stand around all day. Of course, I stand all day now, but it's different.
What movie was it?
Homer: Broken Flowers.
Jim Jarmusch? How did you end up in that?
Homer: I had a passing resemblance to the lead -- my dad.
Does your dad come to the restaurant?
Homer: He's been in.
So you decided to cook professionally when Dennis contacted you for Roebling Tea Room?
Homer: I liked that he used the term 'gastronaut.' My girlfriend dragged me down and made me do it.
Are you with the same girlfriend?
Do you and Dennis have anything to do with the arts anymore?
Homer: We both have that drive toward creativity but found a different way to express it.
Do you have anything else in the works for 2015?
Homer: It's quite hush-hush, top secret, but yes, we're looking for another place, mostly in Brooklyn, maybe in Greenpoint. All I can say is it'll include food and liquor.
River Styx, 21 Greenpoint Ave., (718) 383-8833
There was a lot to hate on in 2014, but here's who did it best.
We here at Paper magazine love Azealia Banks, but you can consider yourself lucky if the fiery rapper loves you back. Banks is Lana Del Rey's BFF, but she's made enemies of far more people on Twitter. Justifiably and awesomely, she threw massive shade at Eminem after he rapped about punching Lana Del Rey in the face and she also has a lot of understandable issues with someone called "Igloo Australia." Less justifiable, however, is the time that she railed against vegans, sending a warning to them and their sheisty vegan ways: "not everyone wants to wear paper shoes and rub lemons on their armpits!!" -- xoxo, Azealia Banks.
Eminem has been a low-key hater for a while now. He's doled out some downright awful verbal assaults on his tracks, but none made news like his cypher that mentioned punching Lana Del Rey in the face. In our books, Eminem is something far worse than a hater.
Big Sean makes the list since he wrote the biggest haters anthem of all time. "I Don't Fuck With You" is literally made up of insult upon insult, save for the line, "I know that karma's too real so I hope you're doing cool."
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is perhaps the most notorious cannabis edible hater of the year. As we pointed out earlier in the year, "You, madam, are correct: The edibles in Colorado are way too god damn strong. But you didn't have to be a dick about it."
This year, The Strokes frontman had some real beef with New York's favorite pastime, brunch, citing that he fled the city because he "[didn't] know how many, like, white people having brunch I can deal with on a Saturday afternoon." To this we asked: Why do you hate heavenly, delicious breakfast foods served at a hangover-friendly hour, Julian? And, to his credit, he promptly clarified that he was joking. Phew.
Professional bubble-burster Fran Lebowitz has made a career out of penning devastatingly perfect essays that more or less boil down to the concept of "well, no." She is, in short, the shit. And don't even get her started on New York City tourists. Of the wide-eyed vacationers who flock to the city every day, Lebowitz told Paper in September: " I don't want these people to come here.... Stay home. Sometimes I walk around and go, "Go home." Can't you just taste the haterade?.
Rivera, who you may or may not know from her role on Glee, led the celebrity faux-outrage charge against the photos of our current cover star, Kim Kardashian. (Other detractors included Candace Cameron Bure.) When Kardashian shared our "butt cover" on her Instagram, Rivera commented, "I normally don't. But... you're someone's mother..." Sadly those ellipses weren't filled with "I just wanted to say you look amazing and I think the fact that" and "just shows that you won't let motherhood rob you of your identity as a sexual being or make those things exclusive to each other. You inspire me daily."
You would think that all that weed would make Snoop pretty mellow but then you'd think wrong: back in October the rapper took a break from creating post-modern art to fire shots -- some of which were pretty inappropriate and very offensive -- at Iggy Azalea on Instagram. Even his alter-ego, White Guy Tod, got in on the action.
Believe it or not, we didn't spend all of 2014 watching dancing divas on YouTube but actually read quite a few worthwhile tomes. Below, we select our ten favorite books of 2014.
1. The Martian by Andy Weir
Started as a serial blog and then the hardback came out this year. A timely tale about being stranded on Mars that's scientifically accurate and funny at the same time. Coming this fall: the movie directed by Ridley Scott (and a soundtrack with disco music?).
2. Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste by Carl Wilson
An expanded version of Wilson's 2007 book for the 33 1/3 series with additional thoughts from 13 writers including James Franco, Ann Powers, Nick Hornby and others. An incredible look at pop culture -- and Celine Dion.
3. The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle by Francisco Goldman
The first part of this book will make you book a flight south for the winter -- and the lack of a resolution to the whodunnit in the second part will drive you crazy. Again, a super-timely tale.
4. The Son by Jo Nesbo
Love (almost) all of his novels and this is one of the best, but also the most violent. Unlike Frozen, it might make you re-think that trip to Oslo. (We went last summer, didn't see any junkies or crooked cops, and are going back this year.)
5 & 6. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande and Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast
Two books about life and death: The first makes you think twice about the money spent to keep people alive and the second makes you laugh at the golden years.
7. Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Benjamin Black
A perfect facsimile of Raymond Chandler by John Banville using the pen name "Benjamin Black." More, please.
8. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
I still remember the summer that I discovered Connelly -- 2000, Void Moon -- and have since read (almost) every book. Yes, this came out in 2013, but I read it this year. I promise to read The Burning Room (his newest) in January.
9. Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
He writes a novel at age 5, moves from Russia to Queens, gets an asthma inhaler and goes to Hebrew school. All the above (and much more) makes for one hilarious memoir. I'm changing my name to" Igor."
10. World Without End: The Global Empire of Philip II by Hugh Thomas
Part three of a brilliant trilogy on the history of the Spanish Empire -- don't skip the first two (or Thomas' classic tale of Cortes and Montezuma, Conquest.)
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So, yeah, there's only two more days until Christmas but that doesn't mean holiday shopping has to end. There's often great sales to be had right after Christmas and, plus, what are you going to wear on New Year's Eve? Below, we've rounded up some great party-appropriate men's gift ideas for your favorite guy (even if that's you!).
Vivienne Westwood Notch Lapels Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirt, $490.00 via Louisaviaroma.com
Neil Barrett Lightning Bolt Shirt, $645.00 via Ssense.com
Larose Paris Rabbit Felt Fedora, $330.00 via Barneys New York
Saint Laurent Single-Breasted Sequin Tuxedo Jacket with Satin Trimmed Peak Lapel, $6,550.00 via Saint Laurent Boutiques
Louis Leeman Quilted High-top, $638.17 via Farfetch.com
Alexander McQueen Skull Cuff, $165.00 via Ssense.com
Lanvin Black Wool Flower Pin, $245.00 via Select Lanvin Boutiques
Sandro Peak Black Wool Suit Pant, $272.00 via select Sandro stores
Thierry Lasry Kendry Acetate Sunglasses, $428.00 via matchesfashion.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Black and White Houndstooth Spud Socks, $18.00 via Ssense.com
See more holiday gift guides HERE!
Perhaps the most historically charged fashion moment of the year was when previously disgraced designer John Galliano presented his mentor Anna Wintour with a trophy at the British Fashion Awards. Galliano was already partially rehabilitated when he was hired by Renzo Rosso to design the couture line of Maison Martin Margiela but any doubt of his triumphant return to the front row of fashion prominence was erased when Wintour wore his first design for Margiela to the awards.
Despite the fact that many top stars have had nude photos or sex tapes leak there's no better way to get attention than to bare your ass (and we should know). That was proven once again when Rihanna showed up to this year's CFDA Awards in a barely-there sparkle dress by designer Adam Selman. Thanks to social media the look flew around the world while Rihanna was still on the red carpet.
From the moment she started appearing on red carpets Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o established herself as the chicest star in Hollywood. My favorite look was her not universally-acclaimed Prada outfit at the Met Ball. In a world where celebrities' biggest fears are ending up on the worst dressed list, no one wants to take a chance on something different or unusual. Well Lupita doesn't seem to have that problem and her sparkled, feathered, multi-layered ensemble gets my vote as one of the most memorable red carpet appearances ever.
When you think of old school glamor and chic you think Oscar de la Renta. The designer dressed generations of the world's most fashionable women and was himself a New York City institution. After years of talk about a successor, Peter Copping, formerly of Nina Ricci, was confirmed as the house's new Creative Director. Of course Oscar made sure everything was tidied up and in perfect order before moving on to the next world. We miss him dearly.
5. The Louis Vuitton show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
The departure of Marc Jacobs and the appointment of Nicolas Ghesquiere as his successor at Louis Vuitton was one of the biggest fashion news stories of the decade. Ghesquiere has put his own stamp on the brand and in a way his most recent show at the incredible Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton was a triumphant coming out party. Many luxury brands have museums or cultural centers but this art center in Paris' Bois de Boulogne takes things to a new level. Vuitton is teaching the other luxury brands how to do it.
6. Julia Roberts for Givenchy
There aren't many surprises in fashion advertising. That's why Riccardo Tisci's choice to cast Academy Award-winning superstar Julia Roberts in the new Givenchy campaign was such a treat. Seeing high fashion on such a familiar figure forces us to look at it in a whole new way and casting outside the usual pool reminds us that these clothes aren't just for 15 year-old Ukrainian models.
7. Lipstick lesbians take center stage
The 'is it a romance/ are they just friends?' magic of Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner, which seems to culminate in next year's Love Magazine cover of the two embracing, has made cute girl on girl dating the hottest thing. Move over gay boys, it's the ladies' turn!
Spanish luxury goods brand Loewe has a rich history and has been poised for years to join the top ranks of leather houses like Fendi and Vuitton. Now that London-based wunderkind Jonathan Anderson is creative director, the brand might finally make that leap. The combination of buzz and Anderson's avant-garde yet chic designs might be just what the brand needs to enter the upper echelons.
Yes she could be brutal on Fashion Police and she would say anything for a laugh even if it was insulting. Nonetheless Joan Rivers INVENTED red carpet coverage. Long before every channel jumped on the band wagon Joan was working the carpet outside every award show that mattered and she deserves a place in the hall of fame for that.
Gaultier is a legend and unlike many other legends whose relevance is starting to wean JPG had the brilliant idea of closing his ready-to-wear business to focus on couture and fragrances. The grind of doing a million RTW collections a year has sapped the creative juices from many of today's designers and now Gaultier will have the free time to focus on developing ideas with the luxury of time. A brilliant move.
Classic, simple and sophisticated, Lizzy's gown was a red carpet knockout.
9. Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the British Fashion Council Awards
Cara took home the 'Model of the Year' award and looked like a million bucks in this shimmering, floor-length gown that still manages to feel modern and streamlined with the black panels, cap sleeves and thigh-high slit.
Pharrell who? Our former PAPER cover girl rocked her BFF Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy designs at the Met Ball and, in a sea of voluminous ballgowns that paid homage to the gala's theme -- the work of Charles James -- Badu's bold choice paid dividends. She looked elegant, funky and memorable.
7. Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé at the Oscars
Cate can do no wrong and this luminous, nude gown with exquisite Swarovski crystal bead work is a real class act.
6. Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab at the Oscars
Angelina looked radiant and confident in this diaphonous, beaded dress that didn't shy away from showing off her post-reconstructive surgery decolletage following her discovery that she has the breast cancer-causing gene. We're throwing up emoji prayer hands just looking at her.
Who would've thought we'd like a gown-pants combo? We've enjoyed Raf Simons' thoughtful, modern designs for Dior since he took over the house and this look on Emma is one of his strongest we've seen on the celebrity red carpet (no shade, Jennifer Lawrence). The bold color complements Emma's glowing skin and the slits and black trousers underneath evoke a certain strength and confidence that, by all accounts, the actress possesses on and off the carpet.
4. Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at the Oscars
It's not news that Lupita was one of 2014's biggest style stars and while Mr. Mickey may have favored her over-the-top Prada ensemble at the Met Gala, we were partial to her other Prada gown, whose goddess cut and baby blue color was quieter -- yet no less breath-taking.
3. Amal Alamuddin in Stella McCartney at the civil ceremony for her marriage to George Clooney
With her perfect brunette hair and sophisticated wardrobe, Amal often gets compared to the Duchess of Cambridge but we think her style is more interesting than that of her royal counterpart. Case in point? The ivory pantsuit she wore to wed America's former Most Eligible Single, George Clooney, which she accessorized with a wide brim hat.
2. Rihanna in Adam Selman at the CFDA Awards
What can we say that hasn't already been said about RiRi's uber-sheer beaded gown at the CFDA Awards? The dress fit her like a glove but it was the choice to pair it with the stole and glittery turban that really pulled the look together and turned it from sexy to High Fashion with a capital "F."
Snagging the top spot, Solange's unexpected wedding dress knocked our socks off. In an ocean of strapless-dress wearing brides, Solange's caped gown and gold cuffs makes her look like a celestial queen of the future and will no doubt inspire a ton of brides-to-be in 2015.
Score another point for the West Coast in the Cuckoo-Crazy Christmas Video department. Last week, we shared holiday fever dream video for SSION, Hunx and his Punx and Samantha Urbani track "Pink Christmas," and now singer and performance artist and-all around desert pin-up babe Actually Huizenga is here to make things a whole lot freakier with her "Krampus Redux Video." For those unfamiliar with Krampus, he's a nightmarish German folklore character who works with St. Nicholas to punish the bad kids. Didn't do what your parents told you to do? Punch your sister when no one was looking? The goat-like devil man is coming to beat you with sticks. We wish we were making this up. Huizenga, who made a video for "Krampus" a few years back that has since become somewhat of a viral legend, is back to up the antee with her "Krampus Redux" video. And boy does she deliver. Keep you eyes peeled for goth surfers, whips, chains, a 30-inch tongue, Dog Show co-owner Christine Stormberg and nightlife star Gage of the Boon. Watch it above and keep one eye open for Krampus tonight.
Whoever is responsible for this is our ONE TRUE HERO. [FYouNoFMe]
Maximum Dad-dom. [TastefullyOffensive]
A cat closely watching some bearded dragons eat lunch is the best holiday blockbuster of 2014. [TastefullyOffensive]
Pick up, pick up! [FYouNoFMe]
Benny the lab loves opening presents. [TastefullyOffensive]
Say cheese! This should be a backdrop option you can choose at Olan Mills. [Mlkshk]
And the taters gonna tate, tate, tate, tate, tate! [AfternoonSnoozeButton]
The San Diego Zoo has a new baby rhino and he's the cutest. Scream forever. [TastefullyOffensive]
So remember that, kids. [Mlkshk]
From John Waters to Kim Kardashian, the best of what was said in PAPER and on Papermag.com in 2014.
"I've been eating like a bawse for a long time. Now I want to eat clean." -- Rick Ross. From We Shared an Intimate Italian Meal With Rick Ross and Kanye Showed Up.
"When I left school at 16 to start my first venture, Student magazine, my headmaster said I'd either become a millionaire or go to jail. I did both." -- Richard Branson. From "Richard Branson; The Ethical Tycoon"
"The biggest success in my career so far is staying engaged in my work. I'm a powerful witch, we all are, and depending on how I choose to see a situation that's the experience I will have. It's outrageous what I've been able to do; doing drag in a male-dominant culture and becoming the world's most famous drag queen." -- RuPaul. From "RuPaul: Work Force."