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- 04/19/12--11:33: Colorful Cool Kids Raving at XTAPUSSY Dance Party
- 04/19/12--11:48: Macy's + PAPER Celebrate Launch of Alberta Ferretti for Impulse
- 04/19/12--12:05: Coachella Cuties
- 04/19/12--13:45: Diddy Tops Forbes' List of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
- 04/19/12--14:30: Watch Channing Tatum Strip Down in Magic Mike Trailer
- 04/19/12--14:40: Win PF Flyers Shoes For a Year!
- 04/19/12--15:10: Meet David Rees, Artisanal Pencil Sharpener
- 04/19/12--16:08: Euro Hip-Hop Poses + Gotye Is #1 = Eight Items Or Less
- 04/20/12--08:03: The Morning Funnies: Sex-ay Times on the Daily Show + Vagine Cuisine
- 04/20/12--13:40: Cocktails You Could Eat: A Boozy Ode to 4/20
- 04/20/12--14:20: Flashback: The Curious Case of Tonight's 4/20 Rave
- 04/23/12--06:10: Tips for Today: The Big Pink, Grantland Quarterly + HelloGiggles
- 04/23/12--07:05: The Morning Funnies: A One-Pup Parade + Bart Simpson Furniture
- 04/23/12--08:00: Kardashians Dot Kom
- 04/23/12--09:00: THEESatisfaction's "Queens" Is Our Music Video of the Day
Hugo Boss' F/W '12 fashion show, held in Beijing, will be the first of its kind to have a 3D livestream. [via Hugo Boss]
Jacob & Co. jewelers are selling a near identical ring to the one Brad Pitt made for Angelina Jolie. [via Fashionista]
Zac Posen's Z Spoke capsule collection for Lord & Taylor launched yesterday. All items are $200 or less. [via Fashionologie]
Giorgio Armani has designed Lady Gaga's stage outfits for her Born This Way Ball tour. [via WWD]
Vera Wang recently launched her first cosmetics line, sold exclusively at Kohl's. [via Style.com]
Roberto Cavalli, designer of leopard print ikat patterned pants, said in a recent interview that American fashion was "terrible and you almost can't even look at it." Guess he and Jean Paul Gaultier don't see eye-to-eye. [via Refinery 29]
Over the last few months, a roving, quasi-private rave of sorts called XTAPUSSY has attracted a healthy following. It's basically a grimy polysexual dance party where artistic types let loose among low-budget lasers and fun, jerky beats. The crowd seems to come from Brooklyn but for Friday's edition (as well as a previous one) the location was a raw, grafitti-filled Soho loft, which might be a less remarkable fact if this were an earlier decade. Some people were overheard comparing the vibe to that of Berlin. Apparently the Soho space came courtesy of a major player in the fashion industry but we're sworn to secrecy about all that. Some of the people we spotted at the party included members of bands like Prince Rama, Liturgy, Bad Brilliance, Hexawhorra, House of Ladosha, and Mykki Blanco, plus DJs PHYSICAL THERAPY, GOBB, HAYLEY PISATURO, ++4EVA, 1@1 SOLOMON CHASE, DANIEL LEYVA. Pics of some of our fave looks above.
What will Cali girls be wearing this summer? It goes beyond daisy dukes and bikinis on top (thatKaty Perry song was two years ago, anyway). The annual music party in the desert, theCoachella Arts and Music Festival, usually offers an indication, though. We saw the feather thing, the high-waisted shorts look and even the maxi dress resurgence donned by trend-setters way, way before any of these styles got to the masses or in the malls. And certain looks are seen so frequently that you can't help but take notice... it's like the cool chicks all get the same memo or something!
The party scene at Coachella is in many ways an even better forecaster for frock rocking than the festival itself. After all, gals can wear whatever they want and don't have to consider the heat and hiking through the festival grounds. Plus, the abundant pool parties are the best testing grounds for a hot, new skimpy summer look.
At the brand new Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, Dub Frequency and Flaunt hosted some colorful crowds (almost as colorful as the hotel!) like the eclectic group found at the "A Club Called Rhonda -- Queen of the Desert" bash. The next day, similar -- if more stream-lined -- looks were seen at the Lacoste party held at a private ranch in Indio. Click through our slideshow to see examples of crochet lace, sheer tops and bottoms, polka-dots, grandma florals, faded crazy-colored hair, massive hats, shirts as dresses, and, of course, LOTS AND LOTS of outrageous color.
Even if you're not being swarmed with invites to parties and screenings during this year's Tribeca Film Festival, that doesn't mean you can't get in on the action. There's plenty of free (and open to the public) events during the fest and there are even a few opportunities to hear the directors and actors talk about their projects. Head to the Apple Store at 401 W. 14th St. this weekend and next week for the chance to hear everyone from Morgan Spurlock to Emily Blunt talk about their films during free panel discussions.
Friday, April 20th:
Lynn Shelton, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister, 8pm
Director Lynn Shelton discusses her new film, which centers around two sisters, Iris (Blunt) and Hannah (DeWitt) who get caught up in a rivalry -- and other revelations -- when a grieving friend (Mark Duplass) comes to stay at their family's remote getaway home.
Saturday, April 21th:
Bradley Rust Gray and Riley Keough, Jack and Diane, 6pm
Filmmaker Bradley Rust Gray joins actress (and Elvis' granddaughter), Riley Keough for a discussion of their new film, which stars Keough and Juno Temple as two teenage girls who embark on a relationship after meeting in New York City shortly before Temple's character must leave for Europe.
Morgan Spurlock, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Ben Silverman, Mansome, 7pm
Join the folks behind Mansome talk about Morgan Spurlock's new documentary on male grooming habits.
Sunday, April 22nd:
Chris Colfer and Brian Dannelly, Struck by Lightning, 5pm
Chris Colfer of Glee (Kurt) and director Brian Dannelly talk about their new film about a young man who gets struck and killed by lightning and then goes on to explain how he blackmailed his classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Forbes magazine released
their 2012 list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists and Diddy (whom we will forever prefer to call Puff Daddy) came in at #1 with an estimated net worth of $550
million. The magazine notes that sales of his Ciroc vodka brand rose
122% last year. Whoa. Number two was Jay-Z with $460 million, followed by Dr.
Dre ($270 million), Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Birdman"
Williams ($125 million) and huge asshole 50 Cent ($110 million). Hey, what about
This movie looks, uh, really bad, but you know you'd freak the eff out if Channing Tatum showed up as a cop to bust your party but ended up busting something else out instead...
Watch the trailer for Magic Mike above.
Matt Bomer on Stripping, Canklets and Being Arrested
How great would it be to get some colorful new kicks just in time for summer? If you enter our giveaway contest, you'll have the chance to win twelve pairs of PF Flyers shoes -- a new pair a month! -- and can choose from any styles you like (though we're always partial to the classic Windjammer or Windjammer II models). All you need to do to win is the following:
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3) Be a fan of Papermag's Facebook page.
We'll pick a winner at random on next Friday, April 27th.
Just think -- with a new pair of shoes each month, you can dress based on mood!
There's a hole in the sidewalk in front of Ted Allen's Brooklyn townhouse as I arrive for our interview. A cluster of city workers are gathered around it, looking concerned. A gasline
has burst. The Food Network host steps outside and a female worker greets him, "Hi, Teddy. I'm sorry but I don't think you're gonna get your tree back." Allen is let down, but the workers are quick to console him by suggesting alternatives. Maybe a shrub? A rosebush? The workers are eager to help him out because he exudes niceness, both on TV (Allen was on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and currently hosts the Food Network's cooking competition show Chopped) and in person. If there were an award for Mr. Nice Guy, Allen would win it. But he'll have to settle for a James Beard Award instead. Allen has been nominated for best Media Personality/Host and his show, Chopped, is a contender in the Television Program category. We sat down and talked TV, food, fashion and his upcoming cookbook, In My Kitchen.
Congratulations on the Beard nominations! If you could come up with a new category
for the awards, what would it be?
Thanks! How about for charcuterie? Or what about a category for new artisanal food
products? I think that could be awesome with Salvatore Brooklyn Ricotta and McClure's
Pickles and there's this great mayonnaise company in Brooklyn.
Speaking of ingredients, I love the 'mystery basket' aspect of Chopped, in which the contestants cook with mystery ingredients. How much input do you have into those baskets?
There is a committee at Food Network that picks the ingredients. Once in a while, myself or
the judges might object to an ingredient and then ask that it be removed or swapped out.
Because sometimes we've had baskets that just looked so impossible that we pleaded for
mercy to have something changed. Not that often, though.
Do you ever feel bad about what you give the contestants in the basket?
I feel terrible all the time. We had Rocky Mountain oysters [bull calf testicles] the other day.
But that's the show. It's not about making it easy on them.
What would you do if you got pink slime as an ingredient in the mystery basket?
I would demand it be removed. That's disgusting. It's horrifying. You have to treat it with
ammonia to make it safe to serve? That's not my idea of good food.
I was so surprised to find myself crying when I watched the school lunch ladies
compete on "Chopped." What was it like to film?
The moment those women walked in and we started talking to them, it hit us all how
profoundly disrespected those people are. We all remember bad food from school and we
blamed them for it. But the reality is that they're underpaid, they have no budgets and many of them don't have much training. They're restricted by all these laws and regulations and for the most part are handed 50-gallon drums full of frozen product and are expected to serve it. And we realized that they love children and some even go as far to spend their own money to send poor kids home with food in backpacks. It was a profound and moving day. I have done a lot of TV with emotional wallop in it and the Queer Eye guys would tear up all the time. I had never shed a tear on television until the Lunch Ladies episode.
Is there a reason why you don't plug the judges' restaurants on the show?
We are starting to now. That has driven me insane from the very beginning of the show.
The thinking was that Food Network doesn't do product placement and they didn't want
the show to seem like a commercial. Our writer had to write these torturous, meaningless
descriptors of them. Pasta perfectionist, Scott Conant! The Bistro Baron, Marc Murphy!
Rock 'n Roll Chef Chris Santos! I bitched about it for the first two years. And finally I put
my foot down and said that these people deserve to have their restaurants plugged. It only
makes "Chopped" look better when you say that your judge is the creator of Scarpetta,
for God's sake. All of these people have written cookbooks. They have shows. They have
multiple restaurants. I finally just broke down and pleaded, and now we're doing it.
I loved you in the Onion video Pretentious Foodie Bullshit. What inspired that amazing satire video?
The Onion News Network asked me to come on and do a segment with them. I was so
delighted. It was a chance for me to do something where I wasn't so stiff and uptight, the
way I look on Chopped. I probably should not have said the word 'gaywad,' though, but it
was in the script and I didn't want to be that guy changing the script.
Is there a trend going on right now that you feel is real pretentious foodie bullshit?
I have no problem with modernist techniques as long as they're a means to an end and not
just silliness. I've been to a couple of very, very expensive, fancy, precious restaurants that
are all about this theatricality and doing things like putting food on the tip of a twelve inch-
long needle and blowing smoke at it and lighting fires around it. But it's kind of like porn,
you know? It's kind of hard to define it but I know pretentious foodie bullshit when I see it.
What was your reaction to Simon Doonan's take on gay food versus straight food in
the New York Times and PAPER?
Well, he is such a creative visionary genius and such a funny, witty guy. I love Simon but I
don't really think there is such a thing as gay food. I used to get that question when I was
on Queer Eye. If you wanted to be silly you could say, 'Yeah, gay food is quiche, Tic Tacs,
M&M's, Marlboro Lights...and the Supermodel guy.' He's just being silly. He's having a good
time with it. More power to him.
Is the way your clothing is styled on Chopped close to your own style?
Yes, very. And it's affected my own personal style since I don't have time to go shopping so I
keep some of those clothes and I rock the Converse All-Stars.
But this season I noticed that you are not wearing sneakers so much.
The producers go through phases where I must always be in a necktie and suit. I would
prefer jeans and a jacket myself. I'm much more comfy in jeans and sneakers. Actually,
Converse All-Stars themselves are not very comfortable at all. But the look is fun. Right now
the producers are very much in a suit phase. I'm in a tie almost every episode and I'm all
right with that. As long as the collar doesn't squeeze my ever-fattening neck.
So what do you like to wear when you're cooking at home?
Pretty much this -- jeans and a sweatshirt or T-shirt. I never wear an apron. I don't like how
aprons look. I've got like 20 chef's jackets that people have given me from various festivals
but I never wear them. I feel kind of silly, like I'm wearing a period costume.
I know you have a cookbook coming out May 1. What did you think of that recent
Julia Moskin story in the Times, about the whole cookbook ghostwriter
Scandal! That was an interesting story. I wrote my book in its entirety. And I also developed
all of the recipes, with a few exceptions. My partner Barry [Rice, an interior designer] did
most of the desserts and I did enlist some help to develop a few of the recipes because I
just ran up against my deadline. Moskin's story had some valid points. One thing about that
story that pissed me off, though, was that they showed a picture of April Bloomfield's book, the cover of which says 'by April Bloomfield with JJ Goode.' That's not a ghostwriter. That's a co-author. Ghosts are invisible; you can't see 'em. So I thought that was an unfair inclusion. April didn't use a ghostwriter in that case. She used someone to help her. To think that there's
anything wrong with a very busy chef hiring somebody to help with writing.... First of all,
as Bobby Flay said in that story, he's not a writer. And not only that, he's a professional
chef who owns multiple restaurants and is super busy. It's the height of naïvete if people
think that somebody like that doesn't need help. Sure, the chefs should be nice to you. They
shouldn't belittle you. They shouldn't throw veal chops at you. And they should credit you
the way you agreed upon being credited. But to feel resentful -- and there was this definite
tone of resentment to that whole story -- to feel resentful toward star chefs like Emeril
Lagasse or Martha Stewart, about them hiring you and paying you to develop recipes under
their direction is ludicrous. It certainly got people talking. I don't think it's going to help
Julia Moskin get a lot more book deals.
Your background is in journalism. Did it feel good for you to write again?
Yes. I love writing. But I feel that I have an opportunity right now to do this television
business. I think you could write when you're 80. I have one friend who's a columnist at the
Sun Times who complained that I was wasting my life in reality television and depriving the
world of my brilliant voice..... Look, there are so many people bloviating on-line and in
books and in articles. I'm not saying that I have nothing to say; I have something to say. But
I think I'm being perfectly productive right now.
What else can Ted Allen fans look forward to besides the cookbook?
I'll be on a book tour. And believe it or not, the 10th anniversary of Queer Eye is July 23rd.
I don't know if Bravo would go for it but I would love to do a reunion episode. Just one. Of
course, we would have to find the ultimate straight guy. And I'm not sure who that might
In My Kitchen is out May 1st via Random House.
Photo by Peter Ross.
Yep, you read that right. Artisanal. Pencil. Sharpener. Our friends over at Motherboard TV met David Rees, a former political cartoonist-turned-pencil-sharpening-artisan who alleges he fell in love with the trade after working for the census and having to sharpen a lot of #2 pencils. What's more, lest you think this is some kind of ironic performance art, apparently Rees has made thousands of dollars carving pencils through his Artisanal Pencil Sharpening service and he even has a new book out this month, instructively titled, How to Sharpen Pencils. His website writes of his work:
REACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH THE PLEASURES OF A HAND-SHARPENED PENCIL. In New York's Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. Shipped with their shavings and a "certificate of sharpening," these extra-sharp pencils make wonderful gifts.
Traditionally people mail in their pencils to be sharpened; however David now offers a new service: He will provide the pencil.But to get a real sense of this unusual profession, we suggest you watch the video above. It's strangely soothing.
[via Motherboard TV]
1. Azealia Banks has a new track! [via Death + Taxes]
2. Check out Euro dudes straight frontin' in Cause We Got Style!: European Hip Hop Posing from the 80s and Early 90s. Where can we get a copy? [via World's Best Ever]
3. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" is the #1 song on the Billboard 100 Charts, replacing Fun.'s "We Are Young" and making two "alternative" (read: indie) songs the back-to-back #1s for the first time. [via Gawker]
4. Mitt Romney will give the commencement address at Liberty University, an evangelical college started by the late Jerry Falwell. [via Jezebel]
5. Gloria Steinem doesn't know what Girls is. [via nymag]
6. In honor of Record Store Day, participating stores will be selling Bonnie "Prince" Billy condoms. [via Pitchfork]
7. Is New York City getting down with 4/20? [via Animal New York]
8. Meet Jesper Bruun, The World's Most Downloaded Man. Bruun is a male model who is "the most popular face in the stock image market." [via Time]
Shuffle Culture at BAM
LA-based comedy troupe Olde Payphone made an '80s-esque parody commercial about an 'intimacy inhancer that alters the taste of a woman's most intimate parts.' Tagline: 'Vagine Cuisine: It's Time to Eat.' [World's Best Ever]
Bad Lip Reading Joe Biden not that far off from real Joe Biden. Highlight: 'Is this a Jeep? That's a pancake? Damn.' [The Daily What]
Our new favorite site: LeastHelpful.com, a collection of insane Amazon user reviews. We especially love this review of Margaret Wise Brown's beloved children's classic The Runaway Bunny.
New Hampshire artist Cecilia Webber has made a series of photographs of birds, butterflies and flowers made out of...tiny naked people! [Lost At E Minor]
Hologram Tupac has a twitter. And, naturally, is celebrating 4/20 on the inter webs. [Twitter]
Our favorite line from 30 Rock last night, courtesy of Emily Nussbaum: "What did Theodore 'Bazooka Joe' do when his eccentric millionaire father left him nothing but a tiny pink rock quarry?....He BAKED those rocks. And sold them to children. As gum."
Now that PB&J vodka is a thing, we suppose it's not so difficult to have your booze and
eat it too. But assuming you're not the type to sidle up to a bar for Swedish fish and whipped cream martinis, we've put together a little guide for anyone who may experience late afternoon tummy grumbling and cotton mouth. Here is your Friday meal plan:
To pique appetites head straight to Rouge Tomate for their consistently ripe and fresh concoctions. Go for the Blood Orange Crisp, a lushly tart combination of vanilla rum, blood orange, lemon and lambrusco the psychedelic color of crushed velvet and currants.
Even when imbibing, make sure to eat your vegetables. The Celery Cup, a savory aperitif at Isa, will semi-fulfill that section of the food pyramid with an icy combination of vodka, Chartreuse, celery soda, and black pepper. It goes pretty darn well with the bar's super-salty, sticky chicken wings.
Even vegetarians dream about bacon. Back when New York was overdosing on smoky pig sides with bacon cupcakes and the like, the Benton's Old Fashioned, a smoky-sweet mix of bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters, emerged at PDT and stuck around because, well, everyone still loves bacon.
Whether it's 4/20 or not, the Williamsburg outpost of Momofuku Milk Bar should be on your speed dial for all late night fixes. Fancy milkshakes combine the bakery's wacky soft serve combinations with the only other logical ingredient -- booze. Think riffs on the White Russian and frozen bananas.
Raving isn't back, it never left! The flyer on the top is from 1992 and the one on the bottom is for a big 4/20 rave happening tonight. It's the same DJs, the same music, the same drugs. Oh, sorry, it's not the drugs...we really do love you! Let the hipsters have their Williamsburg and the yuppies can keep the Meatpacking District -- we're heading far out into the depths of Queens to Amazura (9112 144th Place). It's a "concert hall/mega-club that's the epitome
of class and style." See you there.
1. Cash Cab is getting cancelled. [via Vulture]
2. The New York Times took a peek inside MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch's party house, which is suitably kooky and colorful.
3. Well, this was unexpected: Biz Markie turns out to be an avid collector of Barbies. [via Gawker]
4. Maybe 4/20 should be a more superstitious occasion: our own editor-in-chief David Hershkovits was getting treats at the Ace Hotel and he got back $42.00 in change!
5. The New Yorker wants people to answer, via Twitter: "If you could eliminate a single word from the English language, what would it be?" A few words that came to mind: panties, henpeck, inchoate, literally. We could go on for days.
6. One more reason to love aspirin: it cures our hangover and burns fat. [Via ABC Science]
7. Taylor Swift may play Joni Mitchell in a movie based on Girls Like Us, a book cataloging the careers of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon. [via Vulture / Dlisted]
8. A sonar picture reinvigorated the search for the Loch Ness Monster. Only on 4/20... [via The Daily Mail]
The Big Pink at Bowery Ballroom
One pup parade: Before the Pope was set to make an appearance during a parade in Mexico, this little guy had himself a moment in the spotlight. [via The Daily What]
Whoa, the mom from My So Called Life was on Mad Men last night as a free-wheeling psychotherapist hosting an LSD party. [Via PopWatch]
Kristen Stewart does her best to blend in with the crowd at Coachella. [via Oh No They Didn't]
The red Solo cup gets the high class treatment. [via BuzzFeed]
The ever-subtle Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing Kanye West's initials as earrings. [via Daily Mail]
Giant marionette alert! [via Laughing Squid]
With a combined Twitter following of over 21 million, few rule the social media world more completely than Kim and Khloe Kardashian. (If you count Kourtney, it's 27 million.) Of course, the reality-show sirens also rule the roost when it comes to weekly magazine covers -- but it's on the Inter-web that they let their luscious brunette locks down. While some people hound them for exclusive scandalous secrets about their lives, we just wanted to know which websites they go to, and whether they've ever deleted a tweet.
Mickey Boardman: Do you guys have Google Alerts?
Kim: I used to, and I got rid of my old e-mail address, and they were on there. It was the big question in my mind: Do I add my Google alert to my new e-mail? I haven't, and I just feel I have peace of mind now. I would look at it all day long. It doesn't consume me. I hardly look on the Internet like I used to.
Khloe: I've never ever had a Google alert; I think they are so toxic. I know what I'm doing, so why do I need to go on a website to see what I'm doing?
Kim: Preach it, sister!
MB: What types of websites do you visit?
Kim: HuffPo has a real estate section that I'm addicted to, saying this celebrity bought this house, this is what it looked like when they re-did it. It's interesting to see how other people live.
MB: Have you ever met someone in real life through Twitter?
Khloe: I've met other celebrities who have introduced themselves on Twitter. Which I always think is kind of weird but cool. And we'll have conversations like we're lifelong friends, but we've never met. Later I'll see them backstage at a talk show, and it's like, "Oh my God, it's nice to meet you, but I already know so much about you." I once tweeted that I wanted a puppy, and Miley Cyrus is so into animal rights, and adopting animals, that she said, "DM me your number immediately." We became closer.
Kim: I think I met Nicki Minaj that way. I see her all the time at these different events but on Twitter, I was like "I'm so excited about your new album," and she wrote back cute stuff. I tweeted "NeNe Leakes is so amazing." We met up in Atlanta. How do you go to Atlanta and not meet up with NeNe?
MB: Do you think you guys would have become famous without the Internet?
Kim: I don't think so. I think a lot of our fanbase, and a lot of our connection with people is Internet-based. I think that the Internet has brought on a different kind of celebrity. We are very well aware of who we are, and what our place is. We are so active on Twitter, on our Facebook pages, we are writing back, we are connecting. We enjoy it.
Khloe: It took me a long time to get on Twitter. Kim was the one who got me on it during a trip to Mexico.
Kim: Ryan Seacrest was like, "You've got to get on Twitter. Just try it. Please." So I went to Mexico, and got the craziest sunburn. I tweeted a picture of it, and within an hour it was on CNN in Mexico. I was like, "I don't understand this," but I've been addicted ever since.
MB: Have you ever deleted a tweet?
Kim: Yes! One time I wrote, "Fuck yeah!" and all my younger fans were like, "What are you turning into?" So I deleted it.
Khloe: I don't delete things. You look like such a little punk when you delete things. You should have kept that "Fuck yeah!" Our brother Rob deletes almost every tweet, and follows people and then un-follows them. If he's in the mood to just date random people, he follows them, then un-follows. He un-follows me like once a month. He's bipolar on Twitter.
MB: Were you on MySpace or Friendster?
Kim: Oh my God, I was obsessed with Friendster. Then I was obsessed with MySpace. I remember working in my Dad's office and finding people on Friendster from high school.
MB: Do you use Instagram?
Kim: Yes. I follow all of my high school friends, like my real friends who I grew up with and have known since kindergarten. And I wrote an e-mail about my profile, saying, "Be warned, I'll probably be posting some slutty pictures." But I haven't yet. I think Instagram is more artsy. Twitpics are all about glitz and glam. I've learned so much about my sisters Kendall and Kylie from following them on Instagram. They Instagram 500 times a day.
MB: Do you sleep with your phone with you, or is it in another room?
Kim: It's on my end table, next to the bed. It's my alarm.
Khloe: Yeah, mine is my alarm too, and I have a home phone. I love it, because when Lamar comes home from work he's not on his cellphone. He doesn't like if I'm on my phone too much, especially after 7. He's like, "No, it's family time." We're not allowed to have phones at meals, which I like, so at our house I try to keep it down as much as possible.
MB: Do you ignore the haters who bad-mouth you on Twitter?
Kim: I love writing them back. People will write me, "My phone battery lasts longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage," and I'll write back, "Oh, which phone is that?" When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it. Someone [without a profile photo] will say I'm fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I'll write back, "Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous."
MB: We here at PAPER are obsessed with a music video your mother made in the '80s, "I Love My Friends," that's gone viral.
Kim: Honey, that's been a video sensation since we've been like ten. We actually do family music videos all the time. Our mom's video is what inspired us, her running on the treadmill in her shorts that look like a diaper.
Khloe: Those shorts were cool back then.
MB: That's what the kids were wearing.
Kim: Yeah, I mean that video is iconic, and it started the family trend.
Khloe: My Dad directed it and went around to all of his friends and made them say, "I love you!" which was really cute. And do you remember, Kim, Dad had that record that he gave out as an invite to a birthday party that featured him singing? They used to do really creative invites for any party they'd have.
Kim: We just finished our own video to the Biggie song "Hypnotize" that the whole family sang in the Dominican Republic. Have you seen our Katy Perry and "Lady Marmalade" ones?
Kim: OK, stop the recorder and go watch them.
Khloe: And then come back and ask us more questions.
MB: [He watches videos.] OK. Wow. How did that come about?
Kim: We were shooting our Christmas card, and we have a theme every year for it. This year we wanted to do tuxedos. So we were just listening to music while we were getting ready and "Lady Marmalade" came on. We all started singing different parts, and we were like, "music video!" We ended up not finishing it. Kylie filmed it, but her computer crashed, but we had the first minute, so we put it out. The Katy Perry video we made in Bora Bora.
MB: Khloe says you always have to have a solo scene in the videos?
Kim: They're making fun of me because in our new video for "Hypnotize," I'm the only one who did solos -- but I was also the only one that was really into it! In the future, I have to make sure I'm not the only one who does solos so it doesn't look like I'm hogging the camera.
Photographed at Smashbox Studios, West Hollywood.
Khloe wears a top by Ann Demeulemeester, jeans by J Brand and earrings by Kardashian Kollection. Kim wears a dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez and earrings by Belle Noel.
Hair: Clyde Haygood for margaretmaldonado.com using TRESemmé
Makeup: Mario Dedivanovic using M.A.C cosmetics
Manicurist: Kimmie Kyees for Color Club
Photographer's assistant: Frank Schaefer
Digital Technician: Ronn Brown
Styling Assistant: Jaz Gandhi
Here's the latest swag-free single from THEESatisfaction. We profiled the incredible Seattle duo of Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White back in 2010 and this track, "Queens," is off their awE naturalE album, out now on Sub Pop records. It was directed by New York-based author and filmmaker dream hampton. You're all invited over for a little house party, but BYOlollipop!