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    kendalljenner.jpgBest Unearthed Myspace Profiles of the Week: Kendall and Kylie Jenner's. Buzzfeed found the sister's official MySpace profiles from 2007 and OH MY GOD THEY ARE AMAZING. Kendall's bio was "It's All About Me," naturally. -- Gabby Bess

    skymall3.pngWorst News of the Day, NEIGH, YEAR, NEIGH, CENTURY: Sky Mall has filed for bankruptcy. WHERE will get our pet's portrait done as Elizabethan nobility? HOW will we buy our next Cobra Goddess Sconce? WHEN will we recover? Never. This is awful. --Elizabeth Thompson

    Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 5.45.05 PM.pngBiggest Hater of the Week: Karl Lagerfeld. He hates your ugly face. And your selfies too. -- E.T. 

    Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 2.30.44 PM.pngBest News for Music of the Week:  Drake's dad is launching his music career. That's right, The Real Dennis G is about to drop the hottest single of 2015. GET READY. -- G.B.


    Best Panel Discussion, Like, Ever: Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's interview with Sleater Kinney reveals that it is, indeed, possible to be an artist AND a woman. Can you even believe it? -- E.T.

    enhanced-14989-1421810242-21.pngProudest Person at the State of the Union
    : Joe Biden, duh. Never stop existing on your own, weird, dad-joke planet, Papa Joe. -- E.T.


    Best Motivation to Book a 3-Day Weekend Trip to Anyplace Warm of the Week: Coco & Breezy's fashion video, "Eye Love Sunny Daze," which shows a cute couple frolicking on the beach and in the bedroom, all while looking chic-to-death in the eyewear designer's Black Era Shades and 3rd Eye Glass. In case you were wondering, the handsome dude is rising R&B/Hip-hop/Electro artist Sellah whose song "No Peeking" plays in the video. Get. Us. Out. Of. The. Cold. Stat. -- Abby Schreiber


    Best Scrim Job On Broadway: John Cameron Mitchell's return to the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this Tuesday. Also best Vanity Fair quote, in an article documenting Cameron's rehearsals leading up to the big night: "Can we do something to the padding so I'm not crushing my balls? My balls really hurt. -- James Rickman

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    Best Excuse to Go Up On a Tuesday In NYC This Week: The Clicquot Chalet, a little party Veuve Clicquot hosted at The Standard that had really well-dressed people standing around drinking champagne, playing air hockey and eating German sausages and fondue. Now that's our kind of party. -- A.S.

    Best "Complete Heartbreak Album": Björk's new one, Vulnicura, which appeared three days ago, two months ahead of schedule. It's her first since 2011, which means we can finally stop singing "Welcome to Iceland / A demon takes yourrr faaaaace," á la Kristen Wiig.

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    Ballsiest Move of the Week: Rick Owen's choice to send three models down the runway in outfits that showed their dangling penises. -- A.S.

    Crazy Kanye Quote of the Week: This one in which 'Ye explained to us why he never smiles in photos: "Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything...I looked at all these people's photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren't smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, "Why you not smiling?" and I think, not smiling makes me smile...When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn't look as cool.'" So the moral of the story is that Kanye doesn't smile because he wants to look like old-timey people. Sounds about right. -- A.S.


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    Following rumblings this week that Kanye's new single with Rihanna and Paul McCartney was very soon to dropping, here it is! You can stream "FourFiveSeconds" on Rihanna's site. The stripped-down acoustic guitar track features several collaborators, including Ty Dolla $ign and the Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and will either be included on Rihanna or Kanye's new albums. Seeing as Sir Paul and Kanye have already collaborated for a similarly softer-side-of-Yeezy single, "Only One," we'll go with the latter. #AllDay.

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  • 01/25/15--08:50: The Sunday Funnies


  • Saturday Night Live's extremely catchy country ode "The Wishin' Boot" has been in our heads all morning. The hair and styling in this is absolute perfecion.
     12GW9.jpgWE'RE SURE THEY WERE, TOM BRADY. [Mlkshk]

    goatsUS.pngYou're crazy for this one, Texas! We're booking a one-way flight there right now. #TeamGoat. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

    tumblr_nhlvg9qlK51qhyk7lo1_1280.jpg"The DreamWeaver." [FYouNoFMe]

    tumblr_m6tuqi7Z7Q1rt2vlao1_500.jpgHands off Wacka's Sabra Grab & Go, SON. [AfternoonSnoozeButton]

    tumblr_nil2nfJLKm1qb8avro1_1280.jpgtumblr_nil2nfJLKm1qb8avro4_1280.jpgHappy Vtines from Toxic Nice Guy Fedora Man, y'all! [LaughterKey]

    tumblr_nik89tVBzB1qgnkj5o1_1280.jpgIt's as easy as 1-2-ennui! [AfternoonSnoozeButtton]


    In this deleted scene from Mortdecai, a nice dog rushes to help a cat with a cup stuck on its head. [TasfeullyOffensive]
     


    Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany -- stars of Mortdecai -- played "Never Have I Ever" on Ellen and it was fun. We wanted to be annoyed by this clip, but it's actually a delight.

    tumblr_mno71lknbX1qkn4lko1_500.jpgWhat if this is what you see when you die? [Coinfarts]
     
    Watch a super-smart macaw turn on a faucet and play in the water. Macaws are scary and can live to be like 70 years old, but they're also cool.  [TastefullyOffensive]

    tumblr_mcf5lk4hK61qg996lo1_1280.jpg:/ [FYeahDementia]

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    Cheers! Have a great Sunday. [Mlkshk]










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    Last fall, we tirelessly reported on a too-good-to-be-true collaboration developing between one of the most important hip-hop acts of our time and perhaps the most important cat of our time. As of last weekend, it appears that impossible dream is actually coming true: Run the Jewels MC and producer El-P posted three Instagram videos that feature the sampled bleats of Internet-breaking celebrity cat Lil Bub. To which we can only say that Kanye might have been a little shortsighted with his whole "best rap verse of all time" thing.

    Watch the videos below, and forget for about thirteen seconds about the frigid oblivion that's about to royally fuck up your week.



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    and so it begins. #MeowTheJewels

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    Over the weekend, Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and Jenji Kohan participated in a panel at Sundance, moderated by New Yorker critic Emily Nussbaum, that discussed the opportunities and challenges female writers, directors and actresses face in Hollywood. Their entire hour and a half-long conversation is fascinating but if you only have time to watch a few minutes, their thoughts on whether audiences more frequently associate female actresses with the characters they play than they do male actors is particularly insightful and also includes a withering aside (courtesy of Dunham) about Woody Allen. Lena says:

    "I don't think that Larry David or Woody Allen or anyone else playing some version of themselves is walking around with a million people that think that they know and understand them on a deep and abiding level or that everything they say in their films -- I mean, Woody Allen is proof that people don't think everything he says in his films is stuff that he does because all he was doing was making out with 17-year-olds for years and we didn't say a word about it. And then he did it! A bunch! No one went, 'Oh Woody Allen is making out with a 17-year-old in Manhattan, I guess he's a real perv.' And then lo and behold..." 

    Their conversation begins around the 35:00 mark and Lena's comments start at 37:30.

    More Sundance: 10 Faces to Watch at This Year's Fest


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    Once again, comedian Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric) has "leaked" a special song from the Super Bowl halftime artist -- this year it's Katy Perry ft. Lenny Kravitz -- and it sounds like a cross between an '80s commercial jingle for Lil Miss Makeup and a synth'd-out Rebecca Black track. In other words, it's genius. There's even thoughtful, football-inspired lyrics like "I like to watch the football game / It makes me totally insane" and "Don't like to dribble, you pass the ball / You run the ball, you go to the endzone to score the points."


    While the Katy Perry impersonation leaves a little to be desired, the Lenny Kravitz voice -- which may or may not be clipped together from the singer's real voiceovers and interviews -- is awfully convincing. He starts his guest verse by getting on the mic and saying, "Hey I'm Lenny Kravitz, brought to you by T-Mobile" and returns at the very end of the song with some thoughts on the sorry state of modern civilization at the very end. Can't wait to see them perform this onstage next Sunday!

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    You might think adorable actress Piper Perabo hasn't had much food and beverage experience since starring in Coyote Ugly but last week she added full-blown restaurant mogul to her resume with the opening of the second location of her restaurant with Maya and Dean Jankelowitz, Jack's Wife Freda (she's also an investor in West Village cocktail bar favorite, Employees Only). The new location in the West Village mirrors the cozy, old-fashioned atmosphere of the original on Lafayette Street and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Groups of 6 or more can reserve but otherwise it's all about walking-in. They serve a mix of comfort classics with exotic additions in a style New York Magazine called 'South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine'. Perabo hosted the opening night on Thursday and welcome a ton of well-dressed creatives who table hopped and nibbled vegetable cous cous, greek salad and burgers. 

    Jack's Wife Freda is located at 50 Carmine St., New York

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    In case you haven't heard, there is a giant blizzard descending on New York City right now that everyone is losing their minds over. And though we're trying not to be big babies about it, all the end-of-days snowmageddon news coverage has us a little unnerved today. The only thing that's been able to take the edge off is Michelle Chamuel's soaring, insanely catchy new single "The Fall" from her upcoming album Face the Fire. The material isn't necessarily soothing stuff -- make no mistake that this is a break-up song -- but her gorgeous falsetto trill paired with the track's booming hooks makes it one of the more triumphant-sounding heartbreak anthems we've heard in a while. Chamuel, who was runner-up two seasons ago on The Voice, is releasing the album next month, and we're excited to premiere this track on Papermag.com.

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    The third installment of an ongoing collaboration between Ariel Pink and director Grant Singer, "Dayzed Inn Daydreams" is also the darkest -- more of a short film than a video, one that is actually, when you think about it, Darren Aronosfsky's The Wrestler boiled down to five minutes, with beefy Micky Rourke replaced by impossibly lank Rick Wilder, frontman of the long-lost L.A. rock band the Mau-Mau's. Both men don supermarket aprons by day and shine their dying lights on whoever will pay attention at night (cue Ariel Pink cameo), and both are desperately in need of what Wilder mutters in the video's last shot.

    Watch "Dayzed Inn Daydreams" above and the two other Pink/Singer videos here and here.

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    This weekend is the Super Bowl and we're pretty pumped to eat all day, drink all day and watch TV until our brains feel like room temperature soft serve. You know, how we usually spend our Sundays. T-Mobile just released its game day commercial, featuring our current cover girl Kim Kardashian, and though most Super Bowl commercials are usually just a combination of crazy special effects and dudes getting hit in the balls, it's actually pretty funny. Watch as Kardshian gives a PSA about the unused data most people unwittingly let go to waste on their phones (and which T-Mobile allows you roll over into the next month) and all of the Instagram selfies you're throwing away as a result. You could also be using all that leftover data, Kardashian notes, to spend more time looking at her Instagram, something 25.1 million people do every day. (Just for frame of reference, the entire population of Australia is 23.13 million.) If anything, this commercial proves Kardashian, indeed, has a sense of humor about her selfishness. And you said she didn't have talent.

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    horoscopes copy.jpgTrouble with love? Work problems? Mercury retrograde? Don't worry. Rapper, author of the forthcoming novel O.K. (Sorry House), and expert astrological navigator, Kool A.D. will safely guide you through the coming month. 


    LIBRA 

    Buy some sunglasses. Push them down ur nose a little and peer over them. This is called "shade-tipping" and it's a crucial thing for u in February. 

    SCORPIO 

    Patience is required, bruh. Do a perfunctory google of Buddhism, then get bored and look at World Star fights for an hour or two. Do some pushups. Stay hydrated. Cook up weed butter (quarter ounce weed, one stick of butter (salted), melt weed into butter, simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, careful not to let it smoke, strain, refrigerate) and then put it on everything u eat all month. Listen to "classic jazz greats" like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, etc. Like Aries, listen to Turk's Young & Thuggin'. U should also listen to The Clash's Sandanista!

    SAGITTARIUS 

    Listen to the whole Bad Brains discography. Make weed butter too (see Scorpio for recipe). Listen to a lot of Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and early Bob Marley. Stay hydrated. Listen to Danny Brown's XXX and Old. Listen to Death and then watch the documentary on them. Take a long bike ride. If u don't have a bike, just buy or borrow a bike. 

    CAPRICORN 
     
    Eat hella fruits and vegetables. This is a big salad month for u. Keep ur nights mellow this month, particularly on the full moon. Read a book that's not written by a white dude and only listen to music made by women of color this month. 
     
    AQUARIUS 

    Like Capricorn, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables this month. U should probably stop reading books by white dudes too. Try to kick it with a Capricorn at least once this month, or just try to have two long phone conversations with a Capricorn. You should also kick it one-on-one with an Aries. Be attentive to Taurus and Gemini. 

    PISCES 

    If u play a musical instrument u should be playing it a lot this month. If u don't play a musical instrument, pick one up and try to play it. Listen to Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. Also listen to Alice Coltrane and Erik Satie. Listen to the seminal 1968 Ornette Coleman album, Free Jazz at least twice in a row. Meditate on the concept of "keeping it real" and its multiple significances.

    ARIES 

    U've been killing it, no lie. Keep up the good work. Ur playlist this month is Rae Sremmurd (not the singles, the deep cuts), Rich Gang (same here), Turk (Young & Thuggin', Convicted Felons), Kilo Ali, Kilo Kish, Heathered Pearls, XXYYXX. U might have some romantic prospects, but don't jump into anything ur not sure of. U have time, so be patient and cherish ur alone time when u can. 

    TAURUS 

    The sun is important this month for everybody, but it's important for you in particular because the sun is one of ur main things. Ur probably the luckiest sign in February, so spread those positive vibes -- especially to Aquarius and Pisces, who need special attention around their birthday this year more than other years. When choosing seating, always sit next to a window. Listen to some Gangsta Boo. Tweet something disparaging at Iggy Azalea, she needs a little more friction in her life. 

    GEMINI 

    Read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. If u've already read it, read it again, fuck it. Flip thru the Koran, find a random passage and write it down. Think about what u wrote down the whole month. Like Taurus, u should listen to some Gangsta Boo. Stay charismatic, diplomatic and attentive. Focus on work. Not ur job, per se, but work that is meaningful to u. Light a white candle on the full moon and burn some palo santo, sage or sandalwood. Stay hydrated. 

    CANCER 

    While the sun is the big mover in February, Cancers should focus on the moon. Go out on the full moon and drink dark liquor. Spend a lot of time being active at night this whole month. Ask a stranger on a date. If they say no be like, "U A DAMN FOOL BUT DO U." This is a time to be working on creative projects, building things, making things, etc. Play some chess. If u don't know how to play, consider learning. 

    LEO 

    Ur money making game is particularly fleekish this month, so focus on connecting with people. It couldn't hurt to listen to FUTURE: FINESSIN one more time. Neptune and Pluto are in ur corner this month so listen to Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love U" (Give It 2 Me) (Prod. Neptunes) and Future's 2013 album, Pluto. Read a book by a Japanese author. 

    VIRGO 

    Go to Beni-Hana's. Smoke weed. Burn incense. Light a white candle, a yellow candle and a red or pink candle on the full moon. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Skim the Bible and the Koran. Listen to Snoop Dogg. Try to hang out around a bonfire, if possible. If you can find some fireworks, set those off on the full moon. Lean is a bad habit, but double-cup it one night this month if u can. Everything in moderation, including moderation. 

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    Telling people you're an "artist" living in a cool, formerly industrial urban neighborhood used to give you the type of clout the rest of the world would simultaneously scoff at and secretly admire. But nowadays, every other bearded dude with an arm full of geometric tattoos is a part-time-graphic-designer-part-time-DJ living in an abandoned train station-turned-luxury loft in a part of town that was technically in a state of emergency until 2005. Creatives are the new standard in the workforce and a new web series, All Over It, is putting a satirical spin on right brain culture.

    Centered on an under-motivated group of Philly-based artists, The Batatat Collective (peep their Tumblr HERE), All Over It features a gaggle of wannabe artists, jaded musicians, and people who are cool with just hanging out and staying exactly where they are. We spoke with the show's directors, Melissa Silverman and Ted Pauly, to get the jist of the series as well as two of its biggest guest stars, Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance) and H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers), to hear more about their upcoming appearances.

    Melissa Silverman & Ted Pauly


    How did the idea for the series come about?


    Although neither of us have had to live with co-workers or work with our 'co-livers,' it's
    certainly the kind of thing we imagined a lot in our twenties with roommates -- "Hey, we
    all play guitar -- what if we wrote jingles for three guitars? Where's that drum machine?...Does anybody know anyone who needs a jingle?" or "Great idea, let's start a kids' birthday and bar mitzvah party planning/videography/who can say what else business." We had troves of ideas marked by boundless optimism and very little follow through. We both work in commercials now and struggle with the idea of creativity by committee and selling out on a semi-regular basis.

    Who can we expect to see in All Over It?

    Chris O'Brien is Mike, the de facto "leader" and writer; Nadia Quinn is Shannon, the group's optimist and musical mascot; Kate Dearing is Elyse, Mike's ex, equal parts ingenue/serious filmmaker; Alex Malaos is Hans, the dour English van-wrap designer; Jim Santangeli is Darren, Elyse's boyfriend and a fly-by-night entrepreneur; Ben Sinclair is Finn, a local scenester/hanger-on/guru; and H. Jon Benjamin is Landlord, their landlord. He crashes their parties and may or may not be involved in a "pipe-napping."

    What's the vibe of this show?

    It's a comedy that is equal parts existential and persnickety. Somewhere between Friends, Party Down, and The Young Ones. We think the ensemble cast is a force.

    What is All Over It trying to say about America's young creatives?

    It feels like for artists/creative people the idea of "selling out" being a negative is fading
    away. The Batatat Collective, some of whom are in their late 20s/early 30s are, in fits
    and starts, aging out of their idealistic phase into their "I'm too old for this shit" phase.
    We encounter them somewhere in the middle, in their desperate hustler phase. The
    group dynamic is, by turns, toxic and sweet.

    Ben Sinclair

    Let's talk about your character.
     
    I play Finn, a kind of odd artist-type who seems to know the lay of the land of the Philly
    art scene. He says some pretty out-there shit, but he says it confidently so it makes you wonder if you're the weird one. He starts collaborating musically with Shannon from the Batatat Collective and he makes some weird shit with her that's met with mixed results later on.

    What's the dynamic of The Batatat Collective?

    To be honest, these people seem pretty bitchy with one another. Everyone seems to
    only be interested in their own art, and this guy Mike seems to be rallying them all do something that none of them really want to do. My character is kind of the outsider , and my understanding when I came on was that he was just a guest star on the pilot.

    How does All Over It compare to High Maintenance?

    All Over It might slightly share a similar look to some episodes of High Maintenance because I met one of our favorite DPs [Director of Photography], Charlie Gruet, on the set of All Over It. I also met a couple of actors on that set that we've used in some episodes of HM as well. But All Over It is more of a long narrative arc told in short installments (because it was originally shot as a 22 minute pilot), whereas High Maintenance is self-contained short stories.

    H. Jon Benjamin

    Who do you play?
     
    My role is 'Landlord' unless it is 'Len Lord' -- I'm not quite sure -- but my profession in the show is a landlord, but that does not preclude the possibility that his name is Len lord, the landlord.

    Are you handy? Could you fix the heat in my apartment?
     
    In the real world, I am not very handy. I could rewire your lamp, but couldn't fix your heat. Or are you just asking me over?

    It's kinda both.

    The show premieres HERE on February 2nd and they're rolling out 9 episodes throughout the rest of the month. Watch the trailer, above.

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    Renaissance woman Cara Delevingne, who is making significant headway on her New Year's resolution (world domination), has been busy guest editing the next issue of Love magazine.

    We already knew that a brow-less Kim Kardashian is set appear in Love's Spring issue and now the official cover has finally been revealed. Like the supermodel's Love cover shoot with the other headline-making spawn of Kris Jenner, Delevingne really gets up close and personal with Kim K. Like, really close -- in a slightly creepy, "I can see into your soul and now your soul is MINE" type of way.

    Inside the issue, Cara Delevingne interviews Kim Kardashian and hopefully uncovers more of her fellow cover star's favorite Vine videos because we will ALWAYS need more "Broom Broom, get out me car" moments. See more photos of Cara and Kim in Love, below. 

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    We're not sure what's going on with Blink-182 right now. First we see on Twitter that Tom DeLonge has indefinitely left the band and read statements from Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker confirming the news, then we get a frazzled email from his publicist emphatically telling us that the guitarist DID NOT quit the band and now the pendulum has swung back with a blistering interview between Hoppus and Barker and Rolling Stone that calls their ex-bandmate "disrespectful" and "ungrateful," among other things and says there's "no ambiguity" about the fact that he left Blink-182.

    Well, whatever is going on in DC Shoe-wearing, SoCal-vibing, Blink-182 land, we can at least take some solace with this new cover of their 1999 smash, "All the Small Things," by PC Music producer GFOTY. Like much of what the collective of anonymous UK-based producers pump out, this version is glitchy, pop-y and features vocals that sound like they're from a member of B*witched. The cover is part of a larger mix from GFOTY called "Cake," which the producer says was inspired by the following:

    "Basically Cake Mix was created after I got with this really hot guy who had a GF - I mean, I thought he was hot at the time but in reality he looks like that really weird bloated face when your making a Mii character on your Wii - you know the one yeah? It's kinda just about me stealing people's boyfriends and being abnormally huge. This one guy on Twitter said he saw me out once and I was way smaller then he imagined and to 'never meet your heroes' or something like that and I mean like I'm 169cms (5’5”) and I wear high shoes all the time too so like HOW TALL DID HE WANT ME TO BE? So I guess - yeah it's kinda inspired by that guy on Twitter primarily. So I guess cake has nothing to do with the mix apart from me making cakes and stuff."
    The cover starts around the 9:35 mark and you can give it a listen, above. Also be sure to send positive thoughts to the boys of Blink. Let's hope they figure that shit out.

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    For years, Karen Walker has reigned as Eyewear Designer With Seriously the Best Ads Ever. Walker's advertised her coveted '60s and '70s-inspired frames on the faces of everyone from adorably chic child models to fierce-as-hell octogenarian fashion plates. Her latest campaign, featuring tongue-wagging canine Instagram superstar @ToastMeetsWorld, is no less delightful. Scope Toast, who appears in our current issue alongside her dad and fellow IG royalty @TheFatJew, modeling Walker's newest designs below. Joan Didion who?


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    Although the great NYC blizzard of 2015 has turned out to be pretty tame, the sun-drenched landscape of LA in Petra Collins' short film Drive Time still seems like a welcome escape. 


    In honor of their just launched New York City flagship location, European fashion brand COS commissioned artists Aaron Rose and Petra Collins to direct short films celebrating the creative hubs of the American east and west coast: LA and NYC.  

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    Photo courtesy of Petra Collins and COS

    New York artist Petra Collins took on LA and the result is Drive Time, a short film in which she explores the city as a haven for female artists in the male-dominated art world. Watch the clip, above. 


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    Screen shot 2015-01-27 at 3.48.04 PM.pngPoor Taylor Swift. The newly-minted New Yorker was probably looking forward to spending her snow day drinking lattes and playing with her cat but now she's got a cyber crisis on her hands: both her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked by the Lizard Squad! The creepily-named group took responsibility for North Korea's Internet shutdown last month and are alleged to have gone on the pop star's Twitter account to ask her fans to follow their leader, @Lizzard, and @veriuser, another Twitter user likely affiliated with them. They also are thought to have posted weird pics to her Instagram, including a shot of a guy on the toilet.
    Screen shot 2015-01-27 at 3.44.59 PM.pngAfter the singer confirmed on her Tumblr that her accounts were hacked, Team Taylor was quick to shut the whole operation down, and both @Lizzard and @veriuser's accounts were suspended -- but not before @Lizzard boasted that he'd release some nude photos of the singer if someone offered to pay him in Bitcoin. Swift quickly called his bluff, tweeting, "PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you!" once she regained access to her account.

    Well, at least she can mine this experience for new song material. #HackersGonnaHackHackHackHackHack




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    In a dream-world, the cast for an all-female reboot of Ghostbusters would look something like this: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and then Beyoncé again, somehow. 


    But in a Beyoncé-less reality, the movie's cast is still pretty much a dream: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and SNL cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are all currently in final negotiations to sign on for the Paul Feig directed Ghostbusters. 

    In honor of this all-star team of funny ladies let's all revisit that time Kate McKinnon made fun of Justin Bieber's penis in a way that even Justin Bieber himself couldn't help but love. But, just to be clear, in a time of crisis -- ghost related or not -- we're still gonna frantically and futilely attempt to call Beyoncé. 

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    No one rocked harder than feminist grunge punk quartet L7. The band, featuring Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch and Dee Plakas, produced some of the best, monster-riffed rage anthems of the '90s grunge era. They were loud, tough and dirty, and singer Donita Sparks pulling out her bloody tampon mid-show at the 1992 Reading Festival and flinging it at mud-slinging hecklers remains the Grungiest Moment of All Time. Disbanded since 2001, the group hinted at a reunion tour with their original line-up back in December. Today, they announced upcoming tour dates in Europe as well as a Kickstarter campaign to help fund filmmaker Sarah Price's documentary on the band and their place in history as one of the most influential -- but mostly ignored (we'll give you one guess as to why) -- bands of the grunge era. Watch the Kickstarter video above for Price's documentary and check L7's site tomorrow, when more tour dates will be announced.

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    The constant stream of brand collaborations that have popped up in recent years is enough to make anyone's head spin. We've seen everything from Target's annual designer, mania-inducing collaborations to Hello Kitty teaming up with the Playboy bunny to Pharrrell Williams working with basically everyone. Sometimes these collaborations hit the mark, while others, um,  miss completely. Today, Champion Athleticwear, in conjunction with three designers curated by the trade show Capsule, is launching Champion Select, a collection exclusively available at Urban Outfitters. Designers Timo Weiland from New York, Craig Green form London, and Wood Wood from Copenhagen were each tasked with giving Champion's basics a modern update. We'd say they succeeded, creating athleisure pieces that perfectly blend Champion's heritage and their own design perspectives. Take a look at the line below.

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    Photographer: Devyn Galindo
    Models: Luka Sabban, Request; Imaan Hamman, DNA Models


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