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    beasley.jpgKevin Beasley

    New York artistKevin Beasleypresents a new sound installation, "Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site," on the High Line at West 30th Street and 12th Avenue this week.  He has been recording ambient sounds nearby and will "amplify, accentuate and process" them while also layering the recordings of each performance onto the following days'. Check it out on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23rd and 24th, at 6 p.m. It's FREE and open to everybody.



    Rashaad Newsome
    's video installation,"The Conductor," depicting the hand gestures of hip-hop MCs, continues nightly through September from 11:57 p.m. to midnight on the electronic billboards in Times Square. On Monday, September 28th, there's also a get-together with Newsome and several young hip-hop recoding artists.

    surfacesq.jpgKnockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth) opens a group show, "Surface Matters," on September 24, 6 to 9 p.m.  The works focus on familiar materials that are deconstructed and transformed.  The show was curated by Holly Shen and Samantha Katz and the artists are Brett Day Windham, Carolyn Salas, Daria Irincheeva, Katie Bell and Leah Dixon. It's up until October 17th.

    0c80a449ec4a9c67530e944dbad01eaf.jpeg"Tension."

    Head out to Red Hook on Thursday, September 24, 6 to 8 p.m., for the opening of a big, new installation by Joseph La Piana featuring over 2,6000 feet of yellow latex stretched across a warehouse at 202 Coffey Street. The work, "Tension,"is presented by theDenis Gardarin Galleryand it will up through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. daily.  There's also a La Piana exhibition,"Contiguous: 30 Works,"at the Brooklyn artist's studio that you can check out before October 8th by making an appointment via the gallery: info@denisgardarin.com

    L.A.-based artist John Seal has a exhibition of new works called "I Upon My Frontiers Here Keep Residence"opening on Wednesday, September 23rd, 6 to 8 p.m., at Gavin Brown's Enterprise (291 Grand Street, third floor).  Up until October 25th.

    Agathe Snow presents the last in a performance series coinciding with her current "Coyote Ugly" exhibition on Wednesday, September 23rd, 7 p.m. in Albertz Benda's new project space at 515 West 26th Street. The gallery has been configured as a labyrinth "to channel sensations of divided identity, time and space."  Because space is limited, please RSVP to: rsvp@albertzbenda.com

    MM-Calendar-Blog-sm-blurred.jpg"Red Velvet"

    360 Design Gallery
    (104 Charlton Street) opens a new exhibit of Marilyn Monroe photos on Thursday, September 24th, 6 to 9 p.m. The show includes the color separations used to produce the iconic "Golden Dreams" calendars from the 1949 "Red Velvet" photo shoot and other rare photos of Marilyn with Carl Sandburg taken by Len Steckler.  Also on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 25th and 26th.

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    Catch more "Marilyn" at the opening of the Jewish Museum's (1109 Fifth Avenue)  "Becoming Jewish: Warhol's Liz and Marilyn" on September 25th. The show presents several portraits of the two celebs, both of whom converted to Judaism in the 50s.  On view until February 7th.

    murrin_header.jpgThe late, great Tom Murrin

    The presentation of the annual Tommy Award in honor of the late/great performance artist, actor, comedian (and PAPER contributor) Tom Murrin is on September 27, 5 p.m. at the HOWL! Happening Gallery (6 East First Street). The honoree for the third annual award is the performance artist Monstah Black. The gallery is also the new home of The Tom Murrin Archive and the presentation is part of the Luna Macaroona Full Moon performance series.

    AA21.jpgAndeshi Avini

    Marianne Boesky Gallery (118 East 64th Street) opens a new show by Andisheh Avini on Thursday, September 24th, 6 to 8 p.m.  For this, his second show with the gallery, the artists takes over the entire townhouse while "re-staging and challenging his visual memories with tableaux vivants that allude to the past." On view until the end of October.

    ONGOING (and worth a look):

    02_51777-1frame31.jpgDebbie Harry by Christopher Makos

    "The Downtown Decade: NYC 1975 - 1985"
    at Glenn HorowitzRare (17 West 54th Street) until October 10.  (You should have saved those Danceteria invites and Club 57 flyers.)

    CO575.jpgJim Walrod

    "Difficult"
    curated by Jim Walrod -- featuring design pieces that were originally ridiculed -- at R & Company (82 Franklin Street) until October 29.

    Martha Cooper Photos7.jpgMartha Cooper

    "KIDS"
    featuring works by Martha Cooper and John Ahearn at Dorian Grey Gallery (43
    7 East 9th Street) until October 4.

    892JP_-__Habana_y_Cuarteles.jpgJose Parla

    Jose Parla at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (505 West 24th Street) until the end of October.

    Brooklyn-Navy-Yard-Hospital-Building-R95-Interior-When-We-Were-Soldiers-once-and-young-WWWS-Bettina-WitteVeen-Photography-Exhibit-NYC_11-copy1.jpgBettina WitteVeen. Photo by Michelle Young for Untapped Cities

    Bettina WitteVeen
    photo installation, "When we were soldiers...," at the abandoned Hospital at the Brooklyn Navy Yard(Flushing Avenue at Grand Avenue, Brooklyn) until October 24.

    Foco_na_verdade_72dpi1.jpgStephan Doitschinoff

    Stephan Doitschinoff solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street) until October 10.

    Joseph_Nahmad_Contemporary_Piotr_Uklanski_Collages_Install_51.jpgPiotr Uklanski

    "Piotr Uklanski: Collages" up until October 28th at Nahamd Contemporary (980 Madison Avenue).










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    Now that the spectacle of the Emmys is over, TV is... over? Not quite -- the fall TV is in the process of starting in earnest, with all of your faves returning, and every network under the sun (and a few that only exist in the cloud) trying to get you to watch their new programming, holding on to the scraps left in the industry. 

    If you don't own a TV (as, increasingly, many #youths do not), think of networks and streaming services as, basically, sports teams -- and your allegiances tending to lie with the team that produces the shows you like the most (depending on whether or not someone will let you steal their HBO Go password). Going into the season, here's a power ranking of where the networks stand (leaving out streaming services for now, because "Netflix and chill" is too strong to go up against any of these normal networks):


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    CourtesyHBO
    9. HBO
    We're surprised, too! But the only thing HBO has coming up in the next couple of months (before it moves to squash all criticism in January) is a new season of The Leftovers, a show that -- for all that it inspired divisive reactions, and even a fair amount of devotion -- ended its first season with the TV equivalent of someone distracting you with a shiny object and then repeatedly punching you in the genitals, stealing your money, and spitting on your face. (It was bad.) For all that The Leftovers' pilot ruled (and rule it did) and occasionally did achieve moments of real beauty, maybe stay away from HBO for a few months? 


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    8. AMC
    Well... The Walking Dead is coming back pretty soon. Lots of people like that show, right? Zombies and misery are... cool? Wake us up when it's time for the new seasons of Better Call Saul and Halt and Catch Fire. (Dear AMC: Please renew Halt and Catch Fire.)


    homeland.jpg7. Showtime
    It's tough to compare the cable networks to the broadcast networks (even though they increasingly receive comparable shares of total viewership), but Showtime is probably in the least interesting position of all of these providers (sans AMC) -- mostly because its primary programming strategy is to greenlight shows and then have them run for years and years without changing much at all. Masters of Sex's deeply disappointing third season is about to come to a close, to be replaced by the fifth year of Homeland -- a show some people still watch, maybe? -- and The Affair, a show some people watch but maybe should not. Showtime has some cool stuff in development (especially an adaptation of excellent comic book Sex Criminals). But that's still a ways off.


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    6. NBC
    The broadcast networks are the primary ones unveiling new shows over the next few weeks, so they should default be in the top few spots. But NBC's slate of pilots, which rests on the back of ridiculous-looking tattoo drama Blindspot, sets it back behind one of the bigger cable networks. It has a minor hit in The Blacklist (to which Blindspot is strongly indebted), and new show The Player looks like it could be fun -- Wesley Snipes, on our TVs! -- but for the most part, the Peacock is reliant on, like, The Voice to avoid being in total dire straits.


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    5. FX
    The second seasons of You're the Worst and Married continue to chug along, even while The Bastard Executioner, Kurt Sutter's hilariously-named follow-up to Sons of Anarchy, appears to have flopped critically and premiered to decent-at-best numbers. The second season of Fargo has the potential to cement the Coen-inflected series as a new staple for a network that could be in a vulnerable position without mean of its old favorites. And that's before the premiere of the Lady Gaga-starring American Horror Story: Hotel.


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    4. CBS
    CBS has many of the biggest shows on the air (including the entire CSI franchise and The Big Bang Theory), and will continue to do so for some time. The new Limitless show, based on the Bradley Cooper movie, is a thing that exists for some reason. A couple of other new shows look decent (especially Life in Pieces, which has a more experimental structure than you might expect for a network family drama) and now CBS has its very own superhero show in Ally McBeal-meets-capes series Supergirl. No reason to sell CBS stock (metaphorically speaking, of course), no reason to buy more of it than you already had. Stay steady, guys.


    catch.jpgThe Catch cast, courtesy ABC
    3. ABC
    This one depends mostly on how much you like Shonda Rhimes (we like Shonda Rhimes) and how much you like the adult version of The Muppets, which is ABC's biggest new show. (The premiere did pretty well, so maybe you liked it!) There are a couple of bombs in its new shows (Ken Jeong vehicle Dr. Ken and oil soap/Empire ripoff Blood and Oil), but for the most part, if you like what ABC has been throwing out so far, you'll like what it has on now.


    Empire.jpgCourtesy FOX
    2. FOX
    Empire comes back tonight, and it's by far the biggest new hit any broadcast network has -- its finale was bigger than Shondaland, bigger even than the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, which is still, somehow, still one of the most popular shows on TV. But there's still the creeping (if remote) possibility that Empire might stumble a bit in its second season, and putting so much of its weight on a single show might not be the best strategy. While Fox has a few options to keep you around (New Girl is bringing on Megan Fox, if you're into that sort of thing), most of its new offerings -- like the garbage Minority Report series -- are mostly depressing, with the possible exceptions of Scream Queens and Rob Lowe-Fred Savage (?) lawyer bro comedy The Grinder.


    janethevirgin.jpg1. The CW
    You might be surprised to see The CW at the top spot, in which case you haven't been paying attention. The fifth network has spent years building a roster of legitimately excellent, teen-pitched entertainment that includes some of the most thoughtful shows on TV (like The 100, the true heir to Battlestar Galactica) and the ones with the most devoted fanbases (Supernatural, which will basically run until the sun has burnt out and humanity scrambles to survive amidst the oncoming night). And that's before mentioning its DC superhero empire, which includes Arrow, The Flash, and soon (next year) time-travel anthology show Legends of Tomorrow. Add in Jane the Virgin, one of the most exciting shows of last season, and you've got a juggernaut that will keep powering ahead while the other networks are in tatters.

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    Joe's Coffee and Cafe on 170 Commercial St.

    Two full days is the perfect amount of time for a sampling of all the diverse activities Provincetown has to offer.


    Day 1


    Start the day by getting your caffeine fix at Joe's Coffee and Cafe, a no-frills shop with reliably great drinks and breakfast pastries to satisfy both sweet and savory tastebuds

    Joe's Coffee and Café, 170 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-6656


    The Monument.jpegCoffee and breakfast consumed, head to a place where you can admire the town's roots by looking up: the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest structure (at 252ft) in town that commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. Climbing the tower's 116 steps is an invigorating way to start your day and feel connected to the village's history.

    Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-1310


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    After leaving the monument, keep the energy up by renting a bike and getting off the main streets. The entire town is only 17 square miles so almost everything is accessible by bike. Give yourself a DIY architectural tour by cycling the smaller residential streets that lay beyond Commercial. The main roads that run parallel to the beaches and Dunes are bike-friendly and offer a new perspective of the seaside.

    Bike Rentals
    Gale Force Bikes. 144 Bradford St. 

    The Bike Shack. 63 Shank Painter Rd.
    Ptown Bikes. 42 Bradford St. 

    Arnold's Bike Shop. 329 Commercial St
    .
     The Canteen.jpeg By now, you'll be ready for some serious food and there's no place better for a casual, satisfying meal than Canteen. The sandwich-heavy menu is tailor-made for city-dwellers looking for laid-back, beachy food, ie. cod bahn mi, pulled pork tacos, and local craft beers. A side of the crispy brussels sprouts covered in tangy fish sauce is a must. Non-negotiable.

    The Canteen, 225 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, Phone:(508) 487-3800

    With your feet properly rested, take a stroll down Commercial Street, where small galleries line block. Far beyond standard-issue watercolor seascapes you find in other small-town East Coast galleries, these fixtures reflect the diversity of the town and include contemporary styles, mixed mediums and more avant-garde works. 

    Keep the eye candy going by taking in the impressive views on the deck at Aqua Bar, a cocktail bar slightly hidden from the main road. The beach views are made even better with a drink in hand, of which there are many. Bring a snack, too -- outside food is allowed on the deck and there are a number of small vendors just outside for grabbing a quick and easy dinner.

    Aqua Bar, 207 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA; 02657
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    Day 2

    Sleep in the next morning and make your first stop at Relish, a grab-and-go place with a great mix of provisions. Grab a coffee and a baked good to get you going, but order and stash one of their awesome sandwiches -- like the chicken salad with sweet onion, gorgonzola and pear or quinoa and chickpea wrap with Asian pickled veggies -- to eat later on the beach.

    Relish, 93 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-8077

    Get zen with a trip to the serene Long Point Beach.  Since the area is much less trafficked by tourists and is away from most of the civilization there's a very welcome edge-of-the-earth quality to the environment. A lone lighthouse provides the perfect scenic touch to the most relaxing beach around. To get there, call the local Long Point Shuttle service (508-487-0898) for availability and tickets, or if you're particularly advanced and adventurous, try kayaking out. 

    Once back on dry land, do some souvenir and gift shopping. While most of the boutiques on the Commercial Street stretch will offer you something unique, Botanica is a particularly great blend of P-Town retail -- think: nautical, natural and vintage-inspired art, gifts and small "objects of interest."
     
    Botanica, 374 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 413-9580
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    A nice meal and some wine is the only way to spend your final night, which means making reservations at Joon Bar and Kitchen.  The restaurant takes a no-frills farm-to-table, or sea-to-table, approach and strips it down to its most delicious and simple. Seasonal flatbreads, salads and plates both big and small mean you can eat heartily without feeling over stuffed. The more dishes you order the more justified you'll feel in pairing each with a wine from their extensive list.

    Joon Bar and Kitchen, 133 Commerical Street, Provincetown, MA 2657 (508)-413-9336
     
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    End with one of the many drag cabaret shows that take place in Provincetown. The city attracts big-name Broadway and drag talent for various one-weekend performances, but the real appeal here should be a show that feels a little naughty, a bit ludicrous, and a lot of fun. Taking in a deliciously campy offering at the wild Post Office Cabaret is a must.

    Post Office Cabaret 303 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-0006

    For more on Provincetown, check out PAPERMAG.com/ptown



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    [UPDATE 09/24/15, 4:15 p.m.: According to a statement released by New Community Management's Bryan Ling, the interview in question was inadvertently cut off when it was forwarded to Oyster's PR team, who were assured it was the full transcript.]

    The Strokes'Julian Casablancas and Blood Orange's Dev Hynes had a lengthy conversation in 2014 about police brutality, racism and the industry -- which never saw the light of day due to a series of snafus affected the publication of the interview. However, Casablancas has just taken things into his own hands by posting the full interview on his own website in its unaltered and uncensored entirety, and it's a fascinating read.

    Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 4.39.19 PM.pngOriginally supposed to be a feature in Interview, according to the duo it was left unprinted because the magazine wouldn't print it unedited. So they subsequently sat on it until Oyster published an edited version last week (that's since been taken down), which Hynes said was "fully edited and censored," adding that, "[they cut] out everything to do with race and my past that I discussed, which was not easy for me to do. Why? So they can have another bullshit piece to add to the noise of the internet?" Which is valid, seeing as how he shared personal stories about things like getting illegally arrested, bullied for not "acting black" and having his passport taken away in the process. Like, what?

    Either way, you can read the interview in its entirety here. Be forewarned though, as Casablancas says at one point, "I apologize on behalf of white people, we're the worst."

    [h/t Pitchfork]


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    You know shit's dead when your parents have caught on, and in recent memory no Internet slang term has devolved as fast as the nefarious, memeable euphemism "Netflix & Chill."

    A phrase that roughly means hooking up, it's derived from the timeless "make moves while watching movies" principle and according to Fusion really came to fruition in the past year thanks to the meme vortex that is the worldwide web. And in the span of mere months, it's already outlived it's time as a legitimate meme, as memes have been scientifically (not really) proven to last a month max. That is, unless they're Pepe.

    Besides, even though "Netflix & Chill" seems like it should be the result of an well-executed mass marketing campaign (side-eye, Netflix Marketing), Fusion's probably right in thinking that the term was actually coined by black youths -- as most of the cool Internet slang you use is, just btw. But now that it's hit peak Internet dispersion, most kids in the know have stopped sincerely tweeting about everything from "Let's Chill Starter Packs" to Spongebobn' Chill images in favor of, well...anything else.

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    tumblr_ntciv03Bck1tkdq4co1_500.jpgVia Labias

    tumblr_nu2q3fEOxn1tw70rzo1_1280.pngVia Roymedina

    And like Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" before it, you know shit's hit rock-bottom if the elders feel the need to write a BusinessInsider article about said hook-up euphemism. Living Down Under? Well turns out Australians aren't exempt either, as your National News Corp also just wrote a super-helpful guide for parents. 

    And as if a Business Insider/Aussie News scoop wasn't bad enough, turns out there's also an article from The Deseret News, a Salt Lake City-based newspaper which is owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, comes a brief explanation of what exactly your kids are up to when they "Netflix & Chill." The same article also strangely cites WebMD as a legitimate source for the slang term "cheddar" (which apparently means money to the young ones), but needless to say if Deseret News' "Family" vertical knows what "Netflix & Chill" means, you're probably not going to be able to go on many more "turned up" movie dates with your "tope" (that's "tight"+"dope") bae.

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    Besides, it's not like the term is quote-unquote cool anymore, seeing as how it was just the tongue-in-cheek basis of a facetious fashion campaign à la Opening Ceremony's recent "Are You Still Watching?" editorial. R.I.P. Netflix & Chill, you were so last season.





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    Who loves iconoclastic musician and inimitable performance artist, Peaches? Basically everyone. Especially if everyone includes Yoko Ono, R.E.M front man, Michael Stipe, and actress, Ellen Page -- all of who wrote an essay for her heady photography book, What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches, released in June.

    The monograph is a lovely springboard for the release of Rub, her fifth album, following up from 2009's Cream, out tomorrow and featuring collaborations with Kim Gordon and old roommate and longtime bud, Feist. The record, a beat-thumping album full of Peaches' signature self-aware lyrics, has already been teased out with music videos for songs "Light in Places" and "Close up" (which saw Peaches and Kim Gordon playing wrestler and coach, respectively, in a raunchy Lucha Libre-themed clip) and will continue to release conceptual videos for each track.

    We recently spoke with Peaches from her home in Berlin to talk about her approach for What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches and Rub and what normalcy looks like for an artist like her.

    What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches, your new photography book, captures many "off-duty" moments in the life of Peaches, such as bathing with two women, laying on the couch in a cast, and walking alongside your sister.  What was the impetus to share such intimate, everyday scenes in this book?

    It's funny, because Holger [Talkinski,Peaches' tour photographer] approached me a few years ago to take photographs, and he was just a really nice, nonchalant guy. He took really good pictures and never got in the way, and after four years he said, "Maybe we should make a book out of this." At first he made a dummy book -- and of course me being a complete micro-managing control freak, I told him I understood what he was getting at, but I really needed to be involved with the editing process and help craft. So we began to collaborate and understand each other's aesthetics. It took about two years to edit all those pictures! And for me to see myself -- as you say -- during the more banal moments, and not be afraid to just hang out, and "so what ift I don't have make up on?" -- I think that's important, because I always try to be a grounded person off stage and a superhero on stage. It's a constant struggle of me being able to survive, you know?

    Completely. Trying to stay humble during the day, but aiming to be larger than life while performing. 

    Exactly -- so for this book I like that you can see I'm a human and have a duality. A lot of "rock" books have photos onstage and backstage. Well, backstage for me is the same sort of feeling as being onstage, because you're still in that heightened moment; you think you're the queen of the world -- I mean it's your backstage. But maybe on another day I'm just on a ferry ride to another country just like everybody else. And you have to embrace that.

    You said that "things sort of just happen to you" and you tend to stumble into things. Are you a believer that what you put out to the universe you receive?

    Yes -- that and I try to not "get in" somewhere else or be opportunist in any way. I just want to do my thing and be a part of a community of like-minded people where I can share my ideas. It's very important for me to share ideas and know that I'm part of that world, too, because I don't ever want to feel isolated.

    Right. And as an artist you've truly blazed your own path in the face of a built-to-please music industry. How were you able to stay true to your own ideas and craft your image as you please?

    The first song off my first album is called "Fuck The Pain Away." If people weren't down with that, they wouldn't get much out of me. I just established early on that I'm the producer, I'm the writer, I'm on my own terms, and I say what I want to say -- are you with me or not? If you're not with me, forget it. So, I went on an independent label. And in the beginning they were sort of just taking a chance because they heard I was "cool," but then things began to shift and it doesn't feel like I should even have a label anymore. Now I can find a way to do it on my own, which is always how I wanted it to be. It's an exciting time for me because I can express myself in videos and not feel like I have to worry about being on a big channel. I can share my music with people online and really make what I want. I'm using my own money towards my videos, and now instead of someone at a label saying "Um, I don't think we can show this on MTV," it's like, no, people want to see this and they can.

    For your new album, Rub, and with your other records, do your visions for concept videos come before you write or after?

    It's always the music first and then everything comes after that. It's usually during writing that some new conceptual project or a video comes to be. I don't write everyday. Writers always say, "write everyday," and that's fine, but for what I'm doing I prefer not to write everyday so that I'm excited about what I'm doing again. When I start an album I start from scratch. And it's painful and it's exciting. It's all of those things. I don't want to have a pre-conceived notion of what I wrote four years ago or last year, I want to be in the moment. My attitude for this album was post-ageist and post-gender celebration. There's a song called "Mean Something," that says no matter how old, how young, how fit, I mean something. It's about checking privilege, assessing where you're at, and reminding yourself that you matter.

    What would you say about being in your 40s surprises you most?

    That it doesn't really matter. All that I have is more experience and more confidence, and I'm just excited to continue with whatever happens. I don't feel restricted and I don't feel "oh, I'm too old for this," I just feel excited about learning and about being me.

    Lastly, what was it like developing a personal and professional relationship with Yoko Ono?

    First of all, I think why John Lennon loved her so much is because she's just such an incredible, influential artist. The more I found out about her the more I couldn't believe how basically all contemporary art is inspired by her, and even how music is influenced by her. She was never afraid to expand. Even at 80 years old, she's still open to experiment and say how she feels or create projects that are politically relevant. I also love how she has these seemingly simple ideas that are so complex once you execute them. When I collaborated with her for the Cut Piece that was the most powerful thing I've ever done on stage, and the first time I was ever totally still and at the mercy of my audience. They became the performers and I watched. There were so many things I would have never realized had I not done that.  



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    So much has been written about Donald Trump that I have resisted adding my own two cents. But as a New Yorker living in one of the world's most liberal, tolerant cities, I take a personal affront at the Trump talking points that have made the sociopathic, narcissistic, racist, flimflam man beloved by Americans who don't know any better. A loser who's been bankrupted four times and married three selling himself as a winner. Only Carly Fiorina comes close to him in the outright lie department.

    But now's the time to speak up. You know, kick him when he's down. Sportsmanship be damned when we're fighting for nothing less than the survival of what's left of America's good name. He insults Mexicans, women, anyone who disagrees with him, shows no compassion, serves up birther bullshit and is generally the Ugly American come to life.

    I say he's down because his numbers have dropped and I sense that the media has had enough of him, too. We've seen his schtick too many times. He's crossed over from perversely amusing to gratingly annoying with only one direction left to go. Down for the count. Trump, you're fired!

    Others have pointed out -- there's no shortage of punditry when it comes to the subject of Trump -- that he's done nothing more than unleash what was already there, bubbling under the surface, a righteous indignation shared by many blowhard politicians indebted to campaign contributors who care about nothing more than holding on to their ideological bonafides and pandering to their electorate. The greater good of the country be damned. Trump has successfully tapped into that sentiment and enjoyed the media's obsession in return.

    Back in the day, before he emerged as a right wing bigot, Trump enjoyed the limelight that's granted to anyone who makes it as a celebrity in New York. His presence on the social scene was common, considered a "get" at charity events as well as a desirable photo op for the likes of Neil Young, Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton, Bill and Hillary and Diddy. When this moment passes -- as it will -- and Trump is once again relegated to being just another rich New Yorker with an ego to match, I hope that all will not be forgotten, that he will be shunned by these same people who once courted him. He has crossed the line from being a buffoon to being dangerous, contributing to the unleashing of prejudice and mean-spiritedness throughout the land. This is not something New Yorkers should let slide. Perhaps he should move his headquarters to Iowa where the polls tell us they like him -- or at least 25% of the Republicans do.



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    Sia's just released a new cut from her forthcoming album This Is Acting, and it's everything we could have hoped for.

    Dubbed "Alive," the song was written with a little help from indie heartthrob Tobias Jesso Jr. and motherfucking Adele (!!!). And while that may cause some concern for a few Sia diehards, we can assure you that it's still solidly self-affirming, soul-shattering Sia -- disco-tinged electro-pop and all. Get ready to belt that chorus in the club.

    Listen to the banger below.


     [h/t Pitchfork]

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    Ellen DeGeneres'"Just Keep Dancing" challenge feels, in some respects, pretty familiar -- like, say, the Ice Bucket Challenge, it asks people to make a series of silly videos to promote awareness for a particular cause. In this case, that's pediatric cancer. And, like all such viral charity things, some of the videos are actually pretty funny, like this one from the recently-retired Jon Stewart, who was challenged by wrestler Triple H. Come for Jon Stewart trying to dad-dance to Drake, stay for what his son does in the middle (no spoilers). [via Vulture]


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    tfw u lose ur voice in tha club and all u wanna do is dance so u put ur #skechers #shapeups on.

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    When Paper cover girl Kim Kardashianproudly endorsed Skecher Shape-ups in 2011, the fashionable elite quickly turned up their noses at the clunky calorie-burning sneaker. Fast-forward a few years and the gym shoe has become an unlikely nightlife staple, actively sported by two leading ladies in the club scene: NYC's Miss Queen Sateen and Chicago's Jazzeppi Zanaughtti.

    "They're the perfect shoe for a girl who wants to walk seven miles [and] look like a Spice Girl in the process," says Sateen, who copped her pair at a local thrift store. "I really only wear my Shape-ups while serving day looks; I'm 5'7" and usually never go to the club without at least a six-inch boost. All my friends are drag queens, so if I wore Shape-ups to the club, I'd be speaking to the breast plates and chest hair of all my girls."

    IDK what to pack 4 LA, so I'm just bringing this dress, my shape-ups, and a whole lot of attitude

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    Styling the Skechers calls for an outfit that makes Zanaughtti look "as puss as possible," she says. Cascading pigtails, a pouty lip and dewy highlighting are all essentials and to round out the perfect ensemble, she recommends a size 3T Hollister polo, light wash denim mini skirt, "leg, leg, leg," and baby ankle socks that peek just out the top of her Shape-ups.

    Sateen's approach is a bit more trash-glam, opting instead for cheap stripper bustiers and lingerie. During her VFiles "URL 2 IRL" episode, she paired her Shape-ups with a red vinyl teddy and Galliano Dior logo mini skirt. "My pillowy white Skechers perfectly offset the overt sluttiness of the look," she says.

    Though she's adamant about leaving her sneakers at home, Sateen remembers an evening at Susanne Bartsch's weekly On Top party when her Shape-ups "saved the night." While hosting with her husband Exquisite, she suddenly lost her voice from speaking over the loud music. "As a singer, I didn't dare utter another word to save my voice," Sateen says. "But as a host, it's my duty to entertain the club goers, so thank Goddess I packed my Shape-ups. I slid them on and proceeded to the dance floor, [where] I vogued, dipped and swirled the night away."

    u better shape up #shapeups #sketchersgirl

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    Though they might be a lifesaver when you want to extend your stamina at the club, Zanaughtti challenges the workout draw of Shape-ups, suggesting that a kitten heel would lead to more shapely calves. But unlike Sateen, she says she'll turn up to a party wearing her Shape-ups and not just pack them in her bag for when her feet hurt. She says they help her "dance without being inhibited because you're worried your [heels] are one twirl away from you hobbling home."

    Like any micro-trend, the lingering question is if the look is palatable enough to affect a wide-reaching audience. "The world probably hasn't caught on yet because Shape-ups are totally tacky," Zanaughtti says. "I myself love to have a tacky bitch moment regularly." Sateen confessed to genuinely loving the sneaker's synthesis of form and function, but like "in all great fashion, a sense of humor is required." 

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    How many times has this happened to you? You're eating a bowl of cereal when you realize, "Hey! This would be a cute selfie moment" -- but you don't want to put down your spoon to get the perfect mid-bite angle. If so, you might be the marketing exec at Cinnamon Toast Crunch who came up with the #selfiespoon. You know, for when you need the utility of a spoon and the questionable functionality of a selfie stick combined into one strange, Franken-object. 

    You can get one of these for yourself (because let's face it, you know you want it) for free, plus shipping and handling, off Cinnamon Toast Crunch's website while supplies last. 

    [h/t Buzzfeed]




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    Brooklyn-based artist Frances Waite, like any twenty-something in the age of Tinder and unsolicited Internet harassment, has probably seen her fair share of dick pics, boobs and butts -- granted instead of hitting "delete," she decided to make art.

    Yep, that's right, Waite is drawing all the nudes she gets from anonymous senders -- which may puzzle some of the shyer amongst us, but according to an interview with Dazed, it was just an exercise to keep drawing while she figured out her next move.

    However, since the project's start on her Instagram two months ago, Waite has also started a Tinder to collect more "inspiration," so it doesn't look like she'll be stopping anytime soon, which is titilating to say the least...Sure takes the artistic nude to the next level.

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    [h/tDazed and Confused] 



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    Nashville Garage rockers Pujol will release their new EP KISSES on November 27th, and Paper has the truly insane new video for the single "Sleepy Doni," which is directed by the VHS mash-up collective Everything Is Terrible. The video is not terrible at all, but it might give you nightmares about giant red men that have the world as their head. It's hard to explain, just watch.

    "This is a warm-up for a new record. I will demo the next LP this winter. I have a few songs finished for it," says Daniel Pujol, the brains behind the Pujol project. "I would like to record the next LP in a way similar to this EP. Live tracking as much as possible helps things move along, and frankly, it is fun. It is important for this to be fun. People can feel things. People can hear things. Everyone sounds like they want to be there. I'll be able to remember it that way."

    "Sleepy Doni," is also available as a t-shirt/digital download package designed by Pujol and Nashville-based designer Alexa Sullivant.  $1 of each "Sleepy Doni" order will go to the Southern Bunny Sanctuary.

    Pujol Tour Dates

    Tour dates:
    9/24 Whitesburg, KY @ Appalshop
    9/25 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies *
    9/26 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
    9/27 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival *
    9/29 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
    9/30 Detroit, MI @ UFO *
    10/1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *
    10/2 Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge *
    10/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *
    10/4 Providence, RI @ Aurora *
    10/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu *
    10/7 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
    10/8 Harrisonburg, VA @ Clementine Cafe *
    10/9 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone *
    10/10 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
    10/22 Huntsville, AL @ Vertical House
    10/23 Columbia, TN @ Variety Records
    10/24 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
    10/25 Birmingham, AL @ TBA
    10/26 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
    10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
    10/28 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
    10/29 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
    10/30 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
    10/31 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar


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    Some of our favorite photographers around, JUCO, set up an official portrait studio at this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival to shoot the event's many famous famous before they took to the stage. Click through to see awesome shots of everyone from our cover girl, J. Lo, to Nick Jonas, Diplo, Rita Ora and more. If you weren't at the fest, you can watch it on the CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on September 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.


    J. Lo


    Nick Jonas


    Howard Lawrence of Disclosure


    Jason Derulo


    Shaggy


    George Ezra


    James Bay


    Blake Shelton


    Diplo


    Rita Ora


    Guy Lawrence of Disclosure


    Ryan Searest


    Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes


    Tove Lo


    Tori Kelly


    Luke Spiller of the Struts


    Hozier


    Trey Songz


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    As Missy Elliott Week goes on, it seems like a good idea to take a step back from our awe at her tracksuits and videos to focus a little more directly on the music. But we don't just need to consider the music Missy has made under her own name -- she's also had a long, often undervalued career as a producer (frequently in collaboration with Timbaland), quietly shaping the sounds of hip-hop and R&B for decades. Let's dig in to five classic Missy productions that you might not know she worked on -- and even if you did know it, it's always a good time to give these tracks another spin.



    Aaliyah, "If Your Girl Only Knew"
    Missy Elliott heavily contributed to One in a Million, Aaliyah's second album after she had already struck a nerve with her debut, along with producing partner Timbaland. And it's a good thing she did, because the beat for this song (and for most of the album, really) still bounces, hard. That sound might be more heavily associated with Timbaland's highly visible production work now, but it's worth remembering how much Missy contributed to its early formation. She also makes a cameo appearance in the music video, giving her some extra visibility before even releasing "The Rain."


    Mariah Carey, "Babydoll"
    This is just classic Mariah, and has a lot less aggression than most of Missy Elliott's beats, which is quietly pretty impressive given the way her work with Timbaland tends to lodge itself in your ears. Just accept that this is a good Mariah track, and accept that Missy Elliott has some damn range as a producer. Smooth. 


    702, "Where My Girls At"
    This track by the Las Vegas group went to #4 on the Billboard charts, partly on the strength of Missy Elliott's song-writing and production skills. Amusingly, although the single eventually went gold and was a huge success for 702, becoming their signature track, the song went to them after being originally rejected by TLC (who, by this point, maybe didn't need the song). Everybody wins when Missy Elliott is involved. 


    Destiny's Child, "Get on the Bus"
    This track, written for the soundtrack of the Frankie Lymon biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love (a movie that stars Halle Berry and Vivica A. Fox), is a pretty incredible snapshot of Missy and Timbaland's sound in 1998 -- it also features the sounds of chirping birds as part of the beat. (Aaliyah contributed to the choreography in the music video -- truly, a family affair.)


    Fantasia, "Free Yourself"
    This ballad of extraction from an abusive relationship is just a little more lush and nakedly emotional than normal Missy productions, but that makes it all the more impressive that she managed to work in a pretty different mode. The track still works for the most part, and Fantasia was definitely lucky to have Missy Elliott helping to shape its overall classic R&B sound, fresh off her American Idol win.

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    In a recent interview with Vanity Fairfollowing the debut of Yeezy Season 2, Kanye West discussed everything from not wanting to step on fashion industry toes to his forthcoming album Swish. But we were probably most excited by his re-affirmation of running for President in 2020.

    "[After] the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of 'We don't like Kanye'...as soon as I said [I'd be running for President], it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he's extremely thoughtful. Every time he's ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He's probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'"

    Kanye went on to describe, current Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson as "brilliant" as he laid out his own vision of the ideal election;

     "I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I'd prefer not to run against someone. I would be like 'I want to work with you.' As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together."

    However, we have some issues with standing behind the ultra-conservative Dr. Carson, especially as he's infamously likening homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in the past. TBH, probably not the best potential running mate for Kanye's 2020 bid.
     
    Read the full interview here.

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    A new study has found that the world is so easy on white dudes that they just don't know what to do when negative stuff comes around -- meaning they often fall into depression when faced with tough life events.

    According to the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, white men are more likely to face depression in the wake of life stress than black men or women of any other race. Which is ... super interesting seeing as how black men typically report having more stressful life events with things like poor health, financial and employment hardship, family problems, police harassment, etc. etc. etc. And the same can be said in regard to women across the board, who also reported experiencing more exposure to stress, with, surprise, black women reporting the highest number of stressful life events. A phenomenon the researchers chalked up to "post-traumatic growth," which is when a person perseveres and emerges even stronger from a traumatic experience.

    "White men were experiencing the least stress in their lives," lead author Dr. Shervin Assari said. "They don't get a lot of it and they are not used to it, so they are more prone to its harmful effects."

    As seemingly eye-roll-inducing the outcome of this study is, mental health, regardless of race and gender, are serious issues that shouldn't be brushed aside. It's just further proof that external support is vital to those who haven't had to develop post-traumatic coping mechanisms others have. Above all, though, make sure to remain compassionate and aware if someone you know is suffering from mental illness.

     

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    Drake and Future have just dropped a behind-the-scenes video blog to follow-up on the release of their joint mixtape What A Time To Be Alive.

    Following an "inside look" Instagram video posted to Future's account a few days ago, this extended vlog shows the two rappers vibing with executive producer Metro Boomin' and DJ Esco during the recording of the album. The first glimpse into the rappers' creative collaboration, there's no word on whether Champagne Papi and Future Hendrix will continue to release behind the scenes footage  -- but from the way both artists have continually left a trail of breadcrumbs for their fans, it wouldn't be far-fetched to believe that even more could be in the works. Fingers crossed, fam, fingers crossed.

    Watch the vlog below.



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    The legacy of Drake and Future's joint mixtape What A Time To Be Alive keeps getting better as the duo just released another surprise component to the WATTBA movement. 

    After Future released few clips of the album's behind the scenes 5 days ago on his Instagram page, an extended version of the WATTBA vlog was released today. It shows the two rappers vibing with executive producer of the album Metro Boomin and DJ Esco in an Atlanta studio and is the first glimpse into the rappers' creative process.  

    "This shit we making is a whole new wave," explained Future about the project. "We never, ever thought this would happen." 

    "Yes, that's the best part," Drake adds. 

    "Who let this happen? It's so many questions after history get made," says Future.  

    There's no word on whether Champagne Papi and Future Hendrix will continue to release behind the scenes footage as a vlog series, but from the way both artists have continuously left a trail of breadcrumbs for their fans about the album from the beginning, it wouldn't be far fetched to believe an entire documentary short will be in the works. 

    <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/139726701" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/139726701">Future x Drake - WATTBA vlog</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/4evernyce">Rick Nyce</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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  • 09/24/15--11:01: 10 Badass Biker Babes Movies
  • When Roger Corman's biker movie The Wild Angels was unleashed in theaters 1966 it made a killing at the box office, made a star out of Peter Fonda and spawned scores of similar exploitation movies. But I remember at the time being more fascinated by the bikers "old ladies" like Nancy Sinatra as "Mike" and the best of all was Joan Shawlee as Momma Monahan, the blowsy, tough, boozy, maternal mother of the gang. Fortunately directors saw the potential in beefing up the girl power angle and some pretty unforgettable grindhouse magic was made. Here are 10 badass bests:


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    Bury Me An Angel (1972)
     "A Howling Hellcat Humping A Hot Steel Hog On A Roaring Rampage Of Revenge!" was the notorious ad for the first biker film directed by a woman, Barbara Peeters ("Humanoids From The Deep"). 6-foot blonde amazon Dixie Peabody plays Dag who grabs a shotgun and gets on her motorcycle to track down the guy who killed her brother.Two friends Bernie (Clyde Ventura) and Jonsie (Terry Mace) tag along. Handsome Clyde Ventura went on to become a celebrated theater director but sadly Dixie Peabody only made one more film, "Night Call Nurses," before leaving acting behind.

    tumblr_n65763ZIBl1qzn0kbo1_1280.jpgShe-Devils On Wheels (1968)
    The godfather of the gore film Herschell Gordon Lewis ("Blood Feast", "2,000 Maniacs") gives the cycle film a run for its money with this bonkers biker epic, beginning with the theme song: "Get off the road before we have crossed...Or you might get your rear-end tossed." Queen (Betty Connell) is the cackling, tough-as-nails, leader of the "Man-Eaters," a ferocious girl gang who enjoy racing. (The winner gets first pick on the stud line.) When one becomes too fond of a guy they make her drag her boyfriend behind her motorcycle (tied by a rope) until his face looks like chopped meat. When Joe Boy (John Weymer), the head of a rival gang, kidnaps their new sister "Honeypot" and brutalizes her, the gals string wire across a road and decapitate him.Best line in the movie: "Go fumigate yourself, craphead!"

    090e42ad5902c6e08fc991b787c15eeb.jpgHell's Belles (1969)
    Basically a western disguised as a biker movie. Jeremy Slate plays Dan, who wins a motorcycle after competing in a race. His dream is to sell the bike and buy a ranch but it gets stolen and ends up in the hands of gang leader Tampa (Adam Roarke) so he rides through the desert with Tampa's grumpy ex girlfriend Cathy (Jocelyn Lane) tracking down each member using his fists, ropes and even rattlesnakes to get his bike back. The real reason to watch is Jocelyn Lane as the motorcycle mama who snarls throughout.  Lane, a former UK model, was sadly underused in movies but she's a spitfire here. "You recognize that bike?" Dan asks. "They're like men --  they're all the same" she snaps back.

    tumblr_nos57hlPty1uwsfmlo1_1280.jpgThe Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
    I absolutely love Diane McBain. The big blonde with the throaty voice from such films as "Claudelle Inglish" and "Parrish" was best at playing vixens and in this film she is fabulously deranged as Shayne, the vengeful leader of the Mini-Skirt Mob. They are all way too clean-cut to look truly fearsome and they ride scooters rather than real hogs but the patches on their backs are cool. Her ex, a rodeo star named Jeff Logan (Ross Hagen), is on his honeymoon with his new bride (Sherry Jackson) so Shayne riles up the rest of the gang which include actors Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Slate and "The Bad Seed's" Patty McCormick (who sings the theme song). They beat them up, tie up the bride, try to run them off the road, shoot at them, and even corner them into a gully throwing Molotov cocktails at their trailer. Hell hath no fury like Diane McBain.

    tumblr_moi9gqBJX81srt3fgo1_500.gifThe Girl On A Motorcycle (1968)
    Marianne Faithfull looks spectacularly gorgeous decked out in a skin-tight leather jumpsuit as Rebecca, a woman who leaves her newly married schoolteacher husband, jumps on a chopper and heads down the highway to her lover (Alain Delon). Along the way there are lots of erotic reverie and psychedelic imagery in this arty, weirdly memorable, movie directed by Jack Cardiff based on a novel by Andre Pieyre d Mandiargues. This was rated X at the time and has a bummer of an ending.

    tumblr_n405i8WyiY1r4ro7yo1_500.jpgSisters In Leather (1969)
    A sleaze riot about a lesbian motorcycle gang who blackmail a guy by taking pictures of him getting it on with an underage girl. "Butch" the leader of the "Sisters In Leather" then strikes up a weird friendship with the guy's wife, Mary, and even takes her on a picnic (!) which includes some nude sunbathing, while her other gang members ride around on their motorcycles stark naked.

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    Miki Sugimoto plays Sachiko, the leader of the Shinjuka Red Helmet Gang. When these motorcycle babes get hassled by male bikers, Sachicko bares her tattooed breast and the girls start kicking ass. When the gang arrives in Kyoto, they find themselves involved with turf wars, a handsome boxer and a ruthless yakuza boss. "We follow the rules of our gang, but break all the rules of society," one girl says in this outrageous example of the "Pinky Violence" Japanese exploitation films.

    tumblr_mfamt9JKXH1s0abjco1_500.jpgBarb Wire (1996)
    This futuristic action rip off of "Casablanca" stars a bodacious Pamela Anderson as the owner of a raucous club called Hammerhead who's also a bounty hunter on the side. When her freedom fighter ex shows up she has to make a, "of all the gin joints, he had to walk into my hellhole"-moral decision. Anderson, with her sexy form fitting outfits, is almost a cartoonish Jessica Rabbit on a motorcycle in this ludicrous but stupidly enjoyable movie.

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    When a detective is murdered, his army sergeant brother (Ross Hagen) and fiancé (Dee Duffy) decide to infiltrate the motorcycle gang he was investigating to find out why he was killed. There, they uncover a drug-smuggling operation trafficked by some tough motorcycle mamas for a criminal syndicate. One of the gals sports an eye patch and another makes love to the soldier on a box spring out in the woods. How romantic.

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    Another fabulously cracked celluloid atrocity from director Al Adamson. A biker gang goes on a run, so their girlfriends decide to get on their motorcycles and have some fun. They ravish a farm hand who cries "This just aint natural!' They have a scuffle with cops who deliver one-liners like, "look at those eyes. She didn't get that from reading a bible!" They end up at Spahn Ranch (the actual Manson family hangout), which has been taken over by a creepy cult led by a longhaired caftan-wearing leader named "King" who is secretly dealing drugs. It all ends with a ritual sacrifice and a huge rumble. The best is the whip-wielding, buxom blonde, gang member Margo (played by Adamson's wife, the late, great, Regina Carrol). The ad screamed: "They'll beat 'em, treat 'em, and eat 'em alive!" Amen.










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    Its been seven years since Janet Jackson's last album Discipline, and Unbreakable, the heavily-anticipated follow-up drops October 2nd. We've already gotten a sneak peek with "No Sleeep" release earlier this year and now she's previewed the full version of her Missy Elliot collab "Burnitup!" Die-hard fans might recognize the track from Ms. Jackson's recent World Tour. First airing on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 Show, you can scope out the full track here around the 55 minute mark.



    And make sure to check out our full Missy Elliot Week coverage:

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