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    usherhammersmith325.jpgUsher told Oprah that he has sex to his own music. Ursher!! [via Gigwise]


    Honey Boo Boo and Mama June stopped by SNL's "Weekend Update" to talk politics. [via Hulu]

    enhanced-buzz-17770-1347853990-3.jpgLady Gaga wore a "face wreath" to Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week showcase. Thoughts? [via BuzzFeed]

    Screen Shot 2012-09-17 at 9.01.29 AM.pngShe then wore this burka-esque number with fur pelts and a "cunt" clutch to Treacy's fashion show a few nights later. Thoughts!?! [via Daily Mail]

    414a1e9d8bdd3b5c10b882d4ac12d1d3.jpgGirls in bed, courtesy of Vogue UK. [via Oh No They Didn't]


    jgllonghair.jpgWhat Joseph Gordon-Levitt would look like if he hadn't cut his '90s hair. [via Vulture]

    tumblr_m8auphlqUx1rd0fk5o1_500.jpgIn other '90s news, vintage photo of Dylan and Brandon, sans pants. [via OldBH90210]

    2012_08_kmartree.jpgChristmas trees are already on display at a Kmart in New York. #toosoon. [via Gothamist]

    tumblr_mabai9YSaL1qbztsvo1_500.jpgWe'd watch that. [via Vondell Swain]

    tumblr_maan98GVDg1rn7bzro1_1280.jpg
    No backsies. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]
    tumblr_ma48q0PFzg1rxhp3lo1_500.jpg
    7-in-1 [via Advice Animal]

    tumblr_mabbbxJoDg1r9zmjko1_1280.jpg"Yesss? Can I help you?" [via anthonyguajardoodoo]

    tumblr_ma7cswgcQP1qggu0io1_400.png
    No no no no no. [via Troll FTW]

    tumblr_m79fh989mt1rx8cyjo1_500.gif
    Need this. [via Blink If You Have Eyes]



    The trailer for Lincoln, using Pee-Wee Herman's voice, courtesy of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. [via Laughing Squid]


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    Frank Ocean dropped by the season premiere of Saturday Night Live over the weekend and played "Pyramids" with John Mayer and his guitar-O-face. He also released this video for the track -- again featuring Mayer -- taken from his super-hot Channel Orange album and directed by Nabil (Santigold, Kanye, Antony & the Johnsons). Ocean headlines the NYC edition of All Tomorrow's Parties on Friday, September 21, over at Pier 36 (LES, just north of the Manhattan Bridge). 

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    Girls is back, Girls is back, Girls is back, Girls is baaaaack. And by "back" we mean Lena Dunham's comedy about adult female children living in Greenpoint is not really back at all and will return to HBO in January 2013. Which is a long, long time away. It's next year! And there will probably be like 5 more trailers released for this season between now and then to confirm season 2 details we've known for a while ( i.e., Donald Glover's going to be on, Patrick Wilson will play Dunham's love interest, and The New Normal's Andrew Rannells is Dunham's new roommate.) But still, we're not complaining and we'll take what we can get. And from what we can tell from this 30-second clip, what we're getting is a trailer about the fact that Girls is back. (And Adam Driver and Christopher Abbott are apparently still on the show. And some people will be rocking side braids. And Allison Williams has an umbrella.) Check it out above.

    [Via PopCultureBrain


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    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 11.10.27 AM.png
    Sturdy, asymmetrical suits and dresses alternated with wild prints and bionic bomber jackets at Christopher Kane's show during London Fashion Week. [via Style.com]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 11.14.28 AM.pngLove, love, love that Vivienne Westwood -- the designer herself, that is -- never changes.  Here she is at her show during London Fashion Week. [via Daily Mail/Image via Getty]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 11.24.24 AM.pngAnd, speaking of Westwood, here are some looks from her recent Vivienne Westwood Red Label show, which some have already compared to Mad Men fashion -- except for, you know, the orange, (and yellow, green and blue) faces. [via Style.com]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 12.09.12 PM.pngCheck out André Saraiva's new collaboration with Converse -- the artist/hotelier/nightlife king designed three different pairs of Chuck Taylors, including a "Love Sneaker," a "Purple sneaker" -- a shoutout to his pal, Purple EIC Olivier Zahm (above) -- and a not-for-sale Le Baron sneak that's for friends and associates of his famous clubs. [via press release]

    zipperitems.jpg
    Oooh, we like ACME's new collab with legendary NYC artist Ron English on a "zipper" pen and card case, no doubt inspired by the artist's "Dandy Warhol Banana."

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 12.28.00 PM.pngLove the chic postage-and-currency-inspired prints seen on Mary Katrantzou's runway at London Fashion Week. [via The Cut]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 12.47.17 PM.png"I'm a little disappointed that in New York the FIT kids and the Parsons kids don't bring the same enthusiasm. They don't try to sneak into shows," The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman told Fashionologie.



    And...here's a video to accompany Lana Del Rey's new ad campaign for H&M. [via Refinery 29]


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    In our latest installment of our "Regular Guys Doing Awesome Things" series (see 'Call Me Maybe Business Card Guy' HERE and 'Snackman' HERE), we present a young man by the name of Max Rice who, for reasons unknown, was booked by Fox News to appear in a segment on Fox & Friends about "Boomerang Kids" (that would be young adults who move back home with their parents after graduating college) that once supported Obama but are now planning to vote for Romney. Now, as you'll see, this was a weird choice by the Fox Booking department -- and vetting department -- for a few reasons:

    1) Some digging shows that Rice is a current student at University of Texas-Austin (or maybe Columbia College in Chicago) and not a graduate, which means he's not technically a "Boomerang kid"...yet
     
    2) And, after concluding that it's the same Rice who gave this 2010 high school graduation speech in a suburb of Chicago, we assume he's around 20 or so now, which means he was probably 16 in 2008 and, not being of legal voting age, could not have voted for Obama in the election

    and finally

    3) The budding comedian just straight-up trolled Gretchen Carlson during the segment.

    After Rice greets the Callista Gingrich-coiffed anchor with a "sup," it becomes more cringe-inducing by the second. Watch him explain to Carlson that he's switching political allegiances after losing a bet on a basketball game, tell the anchor he met Obama "in third grade," and just generally derail the whole thing.

    Daily Intel spoke to Rice -- read what he has to say about his experience and, shockingly, Fox News' supposed disinterest in actually verifying his story before putting him on air, here.

    And, Max, we'd also  like to say "sup" to you so please get in touch at wordup@papermag.com.


    RELATED:

    We Called "Call Me Maybe" Business Card Guy and Here's What Happened
    Meet Charles Sonder, Chips-Eating Subway Hero a.k.a. Snackman

    [Via Uproxx and Gawker]

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  • 09/17/12--12:30: Am I Dreaming?
  • AmIDreaming1new.jpg

    View image full-size Jacket by Red Valentino.

    AmIDreaming2.jpgDress by Sonia Rykiel, belt by Burberry, stockings by Falke, head piece by Laura Kranitz and shoes by Robert Clergerie.

    AmIDreaming3.jpg(l-r) Sweater by A Detacher, top by Louis Vuitton, skirt by Chris Benz and shoes by Robert Clergerie. • Jacket and pants by BLK DNM, belt by Richard Chai and shoes by Red Wing.


    AmIDreaming4.jpgCardigan by A Detacher, top and skirt by Lover, belt by Acne and shoes by Robert Clergerie.

    AmIDreaming5.jpgTop by Marni, skirt by Mandy Coon, belt by Eleven Objects, hat by Creatures of the Wind and shoes by Robert Clergerie.

    AmIDreaming6.jpgView image full-size (l-r) Dress by Jill Stuart, earrings by Delfina Delettrez and shoes by Prada. • Shirt by A.P.C.

    AmIDreaming7.jpgView imag full-size (l-r) Cape by Creatures of the Wind, top by Preen and hat by Louis Vuitton. • Jacket by Charles & 1/2.

    AmIDreaming8.jpgDress and bra by Carven, bracelet by Delfina Delettrez and shoes by Aldo.


    AmIDreaming9.jpg
    Sweater, blouse and skirt by Dior, bow by Laura Kranitz, socks by Falke and shoes by Robert Clergerie.

    Shot at Milk Studios.
    Art Directed by Brett Day Windham.
    Hair by Cash Lawless using Oribe at The Magnet Agency.
    Makeup by Andrea Helgadottir at The Magnet Agency.
    Models: Sophie Yall, Quirine Engel, Ella and Malcolm Cills.
    Backdrops by
    Danny Balgley.

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    We nearly didn't recognize Cat Power (a.k.a. Chan Marshall) with her cropped blonde hair in the new video for "Cherokee," but indeed it is the singer -- looking very "badass biker babe" -- whom we see in the desert playing sidekick to a dude engaging in a zombie laser battle.  And, while fashion may have us believe that it's all about the 90s, Power's new video -- along with a slew of similarly-styled clips by Ellie Goulding and Grimes -- gives strong evidence for futurism taking over the sartorial and design landscapes.  Aside from fashion statements, the video leaves a lot to contemplate -- the ending, for instance -- and it's a pretty fun watch. Check it out above.

     "Cherokee" appears on the artist's recently-released album, Sun.

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  • 09/17/12--12:34: Seuss It or Lose It.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Dr. Seuss

    20120731_CR_Paper_1221_CMYK.jpgOveralls by Jeremy Scott, tops by Edith A. Miller, jewelry by Delfina Delettrez shoes by Nicholas  Kirkwood and hat by Jeremy Scott.

    Gertrude McFuzz

    20120731_CR_Paper_1894_CMYK.jpgCoat by Blumarine and dress by Christopher Kane.

    Fox in Socks
    20120731_CR_Paper_0967_CMYK.jpgSweater, skirt, hat, socks and shoes by Marc Jacobs and bracelet by Jennifer Fisher.

    Zizzy Zozzfozzel
    20120731_CR_Paper_0847_CMYK.jpgJacket, pants, top, belt and shoes by Prada and headpiece by HEIDI LEE.

    Miss Fuddle Dee Duddle
    20120731_CR_Paper_1399_CMYK.jpg Jacket by Chanel, pants by Carven, hat by Yuasa and scarf by Jeremy Scott.

    Circus McGurkus

    20120731_CR_Paper_0169_CMYK.jpg
    Coat and shoes by Comme Des Garcons.

    circusm-2.jpgCoat and shoes by Comme Des Garcons.

    Birthday Bird
    20120731_CR_Paper_1514_CMYK.jpgDress by Marc by Marc Jacobs, pants by Rochas, hat by Gigi Burris, belt by Miu Miu, glasses by Anna Sui, bracelet by Kenzo and Jewelry by Kenzo Bijoux by Delfina Delettrez.

    Aunt Annies

    20120731_CR_Paper_0999_CMYK.jpg(L-R): Coat, skirt, pants, hat and shoes by Louis Vuitton. Jacket, dress, pants, hat and shoes by Louis Vuitton, ring by Michael M. and bag by Kenzo.

    Yertle the Turtle

    20120731_CR_Paper_1949_CMYK.jpg
    Top and pants by Acne, belt worn as headpiece by Burberry, bracelets by Miriam Salat and shoes by Louis Vuitton.

    Colliding Collusions
    20120731_CR_Paper_0629_CMYK.jpg
    Blazers, shirts, pants, dickies and ties by Miu Miu and shoes by Marc Jacobs, sunglasses by Louis Vuitton and ring by Michael M.

    The Whos Down in Whoville

    20120731_CR_Paper_2298_CMYK.jpg

    (L-R) Coat by Calvin Klein, sweatshirt and skirt by Mulberry, clutch by Nada Sawaya, ring by Miriam Salat and shoes by Pollini. Coat by Valentino, dress by Nina Ricci, ring by Michael M., shoes and socks by Marc Jacobs.

    The Cat in the Hat
    20120731_CR_Paper_1554_CMYK.jpg

    Dress by Calvin Klein, Necklace by Delfina Delettrez, Hats by Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Marc by Marc Jacobs and HEIDI LEE Couture.

    Foona Lagoona Baboona
    20120731_CR_Paper_1750_CMYK.jpg
    Dress by Oscar de la Renta, sweatshirt and shoes by Jeremy Scott.

    Thumbnail: Jacket and top by Kenzo, hat by Deryck Todd and vintage Chanel sunglasses at Depuis1924.com
    Photographed at Dune Studios
    Hair by Thomas Hintermeier for Art Department
    Makeup by Souhi Lee at Walter Schupfer Management using M.A.C.     
    Digital Tech: Eric Jukelevics at Versatile Studios
    Photographer's Assistants: Thanis Maretis, Joe Toto
    Stylist's Assistants: Corinne Krishnan, with Patricia Tremblais, Emma Cusson, Bryan Urena  Prop Assistants: Xavier Ames, Kareem Morgan
    Hair Assistant: Maribel Carrero
    Models: Liv at IMG, Malwina at IMG, Anabelle at Women Management, Cece at Wilhelmina.  




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  • 09/17/12--13:15: In the Fold
  • benfoldsbig.jpg


    Ben Folds Five, the piano-based trio (not quintet) known as much for manic, potty-mouthed thrash-fests like "Song for the Dumped" as for sensitive ballads like hit single "Brick," are set to release Sound of the Life of the Mind -- their first album in more than a decade -- on September 18.

    Ben Folds, the group's irrepressible leader, has spent the years since the band disbanded in 2000 playing solo, with a capella groups and symphony orchestras, as well as judging on NBC's The Sing-Off. He took a some time from his hectic touring schedule and making Fraggle videos to chat on the phone with PAPERMAG.

     

    Chick-Fil-A has been in the news lately due to their stance on gay rights, and the public's response to said position. You sing about the place in "Army." Did you really work there?

    No. I thought Chick-Fil-A was just a good, trashy, funny place to put in a lyric. I worked at Hardee's. But I could have easily worked at Chick-Fil-A instead.

    What's your take on the controversy surrounding them?

    Well, I think they're really mean to chickens. I take offense to that, and I wouldn't eat that shit for all the money in the world.

    It doesn't surprise me if any company steps across the line. That, I think, is their right. It is also my right to say they're a bunch of fucking assholes, you know? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they're nice people. But it's my right; I can say that if I want to. It's their right to take the stands that they take. But is it right? [Laughs].

    The other thing that I think about is that we don't have time to really take on every issue we'd like to. It strikes me as really interesting what people decide to just go nuts over all of a sudden. Because I would have gone nuts over what they did with chickens, but no one seemed to care about that. And then they actively oppose gay people's rights, and that's horrible, too. But they're not rolling them in their own shit, driving them around scared in a van before they kill them pumped up on hormones, and that's what they do to chickens.

    So I don't know. I don't have much interest in a trashy company like that in the first place. I think they have an awesome name, and it's good for my song, you know?

    You guys are among many '90s bands to come back lately. What did you like about that era?

    I have bands that I really love. I'm always happy if Liz Phair makes a new record. I was always happy if Rage Against the Machine made a record. Sebadoh would be cool. Pavement, Built to Spill -- I mean, there were great bands in that era. What I liked about the '90s is that it was an era where the bands actually had a sound when they started to play, even before the singer came in. It's organic; it comes out of the hands.

    Is there anything you're hoping stays trapped in the '90s and never returns?

    Well, most of it; but I think it's safe to say that's happened already. That happens in all eras. You hear people do throwbacks to an era, and we're far and away in a time of recapitulation and revisiting. It's like the '80s. There's this overarching sound to the '80s that will never come back. It was the main thing, and it's just so horrible. No one, even ironically, is going to do that shit. When people say: "I made an '80s record," part of me thinks I'd be really interested if they actually did, like, Dirty Dancing-soundtrack '80s. What kind of a hipster would it take to actually pull that shit off? That would be really funny.

    The new album has its fair share of classic Ben Folds Five harmonies. Are you inspired to write differently because you're working with Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee again?

    I know what's available. I know that Robert's a violin and Darren's a viola. That's the way I've always thought about it. They have such unique tambours in their voices, and we've always sounded a certain way together. I think one way I tend to arrange with Robert and Darren that I don't with others has to do with the way my voice becomes the harmony on vowels, and that's kind of geeky and boring. But if I have a sustained note, and it's on a nine, that's awesome--then, OK, I'm going to give Robert the fifth above, and then Darren's going to come in, like, the seventh below, just for a second--and it creates a really cool three-part harmony where it sounds as if there are three people singing background vocals and one singing lead, when actually it's only two singing background.

    Why was this the right time to get the band back together?

    It just felt right at the moment. I don't think that we really make decisions [Laughs]. These days, I think people in general are so busy that the things we do are sort of random. If you make a to-do list, you don't get to any of it anymore. Nobody does. Because if you're lucky enough to be working, you're getting paid half of what you used to get paid, and you're working twice as much as you ever thought you could. I think that's the way it works with the band. If we all hadn't been free on the same day to talk on the telephone about coming to the studio, the record might not have even happened.


    1342505351642.jpg


    Where did the album title come from?

    That's the title of the song Nick Hornby wrote. Nick's a writer, so I figured that his title was probably going to be better than mine.

    Does it mean something to you? Or did you just think, "heck, this sounds pretty cool?"

    I think I thought it sounded pretty cool. [Laughs]. It's long enough to command some sort of -- like, I don't know, it must be important, it's got fucking 20 words in it.

    But I also think there's something to it. The album is a little bit about the stripping of the ego; the story that one has acquired over a lifetime that you suddenly realize you have to get rid of if you're going to survive. That's a real 40-year-old thought.

    I put it together with the album cover, which is by an artist I've always wanted to work with [Eric Joyner]. I was always drawn to the solitude of his robots. They're all going through the same things I feel like I'm going through when I look at his paintings, and his submerged painting of the robot really reflected The Sound of the Life of the Mind. It's all in your mind. It's all there. When I see that title and see the album cover and I hear the strains of the music, it all seems right to me. We're really making this record by feel completely, so I don't know. Maybe there's no reason for it, but it feels like there is.

    So sometimes you feel like an underwater robot?

    I do! I do! I mean, don't you? I totally do. Like, you just feel like an underwater robot.


    Photo by Autumn de Wilde
    (L-R): Robert Sledge, Ben Folds, Darren Jessee.


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    benfoldsbig.jpg


    Ben Folds Five, the piano-based trio (not quintet) known as much for manic, potty-mouthed thrash-fests like "Song for the Dumped" as for sensitive ballads like hit single "Brick," are set to release Sound of the Life of the Mind -- their first album in more than a decade -- on September 18.

    Ben Folds, the group's irrepressible leader, has spent the years since the band disbanded in 2000 playing solo, with a capella groups and symphony orchestras, as well as judging on NBC's The Sing-Off. He took a some time from his hectic touring schedule and making Fraggle videos to chat on the phone with PAPERMAG.

     

    Chick-Fil-A has been in the news lately due to their stance on gay rights, and the public's response to said position. You sing about the place in "Army." Did you really work there?

    No. I thought Chick-Fil-A was just a good, trashy, funny place to put in a lyric. I worked at Hardee's. But I could have easily worked at Chick-Fil-A instead.

    What's your take on the controversy surrounding them?

    Well, I think they're really mean to chickens. I take offense to that, and I wouldn't eat that shit for all the money in the world.

    It doesn't surprise me if any company steps across the line. That, I think, is their right. It is also my right to say they're a bunch of fucking assholes, you know? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they're nice people. But it's my right; I can say that if I want to. It's their right to take the stands that they take. But is it right? [Laughs].

    The other thing that I think about is that we don't have time to really take on every issue we'd like to. It strikes me as really interesting what people decide to just go nuts over all of a sudden. Because I would have gone nuts over what they did with chickens, but no one seemed to care about that. And then they actively oppose gay people's rights, and that's horrible, too. But they're not rolling them in their own shit, driving them around scared in a van before they kill them pumped up on hormones, and that's what they do to chickens.

    So I don't know. I don't have much interest in a trashy company like that in the first place. I think they have an awesome name, and it's good for my song, you know?

    You guys are among many '90s bands to come back lately. What did you like about that era?

    I have bands that I really love. I'm always happy if Liz Phair makes a new record. I was always happy if Rage Against the Machine made a record. Sebadoh would be cool. Pavement, Built to Spill -- I mean, there were great bands in that era. What I liked about the '90s is that it was an era where the bands actually had a sound when they started to play, even before the singer came in. It's organic; it comes out of the hands.

    Is there anything you're hoping stays trapped in the '90s and never returns?

    Well, most of it; but I think it's safe to say that's happened already. That happens in all eras. You hear people do throwbacks to an era, and we're far and away in a time of recapitulation and revisiting. It's like the '80s. There's this overarching sound to the '80s that will never come back. It was the main thing, and it's just so horrible. No one, even ironically, is going to do that shit. When people say: "I made an '80s record," part of me thinks I'd be really interested if they actually did, like, Dirty Dancing-soundtrack '80s. What kind of a hipster would it take to actually pull that shit off? That would be really funny.

    The new album has its fair share of classic Ben Folds Five harmonies. Are you inspired to write differently because you're working with Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee again?

    I know what's available. I know that Robert's a violin and Darren's a viola. That's the way I've always thought about it. They have such unique tambours in their voices, and we've always sounded a certain way together. I think one way I tend to arrange with Robert and Darren that I don't with others has to do with the way my voice becomes the harmony on vowels, and that's kind of geeky and boring. But if I have a sustained note, and it's on a nine, that's awesome--then, OK, I'm going to give Robert the fifth above, and then Darren's going to come in, like, the seventh below, just for a second--and it creates a really cool three-part harmony where it sounds as if there are three people singing background vocals and one singing lead, when actually it's only two singing background.

    Why was this the right time to get the band back together?

    It just felt right at the moment. I don't think that we really make decisions [Laughs]. These days, I think people in general are so busy that the things we do are sort of random. If you make a to-do list, you don't get to any of it anymore. Nobody does. Because if you're lucky enough to be working, you're getting paid half of what you used to get paid, and you're working twice as much as you ever thought you could. I think that's the way it works with the band. If we all hadn't been free on the same day to talk on the telephone about coming to the studio, the record might not have even happened.


    1342505351642.jpg


    Where did the album title come from?

    That's the title of the song Nick Hornby wrote. Nick's a writer, so I figured that his title was probably going to be better than mine.

    Does it mean something to you? Or did you just think, "heck, this sounds pretty cool?"

    I think I thought it sounded pretty cool. [Laughs]. It's long enough to command some sort of -- like, I don't know, it must be important, it's got fucking 20 words in it.

    But I also think there's something to it. The album is a little bit about the stripping of the ego; the story that one has acquired over a lifetime that you suddenly realize you have to get rid of if you're going to survive. That's a real 40-year-old thought.

    I put it together with the album cover, which is by an artist I've always wanted to work with [Eric Joyner]. I was always drawn to the solitude of his robots. They're all going through the same things I feel like I'm going through when I look at his paintings, and his submerged painting of the robot really reflected The Sound of the Life of the Mind. It's all in your mind. It's all there. When I see that title and see the album cover and I hear the strains of the music, it all seems right to me. We're really making this record by feel completely, so I don't know. Maybe there's no reason for it, but it feels like there is.

    So sometimes you feel like an underwater robot?

    I do! I do! I mean, don't you? I totally do. Like, you just feel like an underwater robot.


    Photo by Autumn de Wilde
    (L-R): Robert Sledge, Ben Folds, Darren Jessee.


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    L.A. artist workshop and print studio Gemini G.E.L. is undertaking a big fundraising push for the President this month, selling limited-edition "Artists For Obama" portfolios of prints by 19 artists at $28,000 bucks a pop. Contributing artists include John Baldessari (whose print may have been inspired by the Romney family dog, Seamus), Frank Gehry, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha and Richard Serra among others. Proceeds will go to the Democratic National Committee, and the Obama Campaign. Between the portfolio's unveiling at Gemini's L.A. location last Thursday and an NYC event scheduled for September 24th at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, Artists for Obama aims to raise $4.2 million for POTUS.

    See a complete list of participating artists below as well as few images included in the portfolio:


    John Baldessari
    Jonathan Borofsky
    Chris Burden
    Frank Gehry
    Robert Gober
    Ann Hamilton
    David Hammons
    Jasper Johns
    Ellsworth Kelly
    Brice Marden
    Julie Mehretu
    Bruce Nauman
    Claes Oldenburg
    James Rosenquist
    Susan Rothenberg
    Ed Ruscha
    Richard Serra
    Joel Shapiro
    Richard Tuttle




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    John Baldessari
    Double Play: Feelings

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    Chris Burden
    Married


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    Frank Gehry
    In Town

    davidhammons-obama.pngDavid Hammons
    Obama Shrine - 16th Century - Obama, Japan

    bruce-nauman-o.pngBruce Nauman
    O

    EdRuscha-obama.pngEd Ruscha
    We the People

    serra-obama.pngRichard Serra
    NOROMNEY


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    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.28.16 PM.png1. Russia just declassified information indicating a massive diamond field in the country that has "trillions of carats" of gems that could "supply global markets for another 3,000 years." [via Christian Science Monitor]  


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    2. Grub Street has a great round-up of "secret off-menu dishes" in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philly and San Francisco. Pictured above is the "large-format pork" at NYC's Craftbar.

    bayrle.jpg3. Thomas Bayrle will be the next artist to display his work on a High Line billboard -- following the likes of Maurizio Cattelan and John Baldessari -- and has chosen his 1970 piece, "American Dream." [via Gallerist]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.45.23 PM.png4. Military officials and police officers will start training for a "zombie apocalypse." [via HuffPo]


    5. Here's a new track from Danny Brown and his Bruiser Brigade. [via Pitchfork]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.59.56 PM.png6. Wyclef Jean revealed in his new book that The Fugees split, in part, because of his affair with Lauryn Hill and her leading the singer to believe that her son with Rohan Marley was, in fact, his. [New York Post via Daily Mail]


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    We are shocked -- shocked! -- that this video of cats morphing into croissants is purportedly from 2010 and we are only watching it now. It will make you very weirdly hungry. [via YouTube]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.22.09 PM.pngYes it is. [via Facebook]



    Even though we've seen these Obama rap mash-ups a million times, this one of the Prez saying "You U Didn't Build That" to MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" made us really, really laugh. [via Gawker]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.22.35 PM.pngWho isn't? [via Facebook]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.29.58 PM.pngOh jeez, here's a story about "human billboards" or people with tattoos for brands and companies that don't exist anymore. Pictured above is a reference to a site that tried to keep Martha Stewart out of prison. [via Buzzfeed]

    bD5h0.jpgWehr wernt ter ger ter wherever thers Sterbercks ers. Immerdiately. [via The Clearly Dope]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.39.49 PM.pngWe wouldn't have guessed that Furby was that booked these days. [via HuffPo Comedy]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.46.09 PM.png#3. [via Paris Hilton Sex Slave]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 5.48.18 PM.pngHoly crap! Here's what Gordo from Lizzie McGuire looks like now! [via Mean Plastic]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.04.26 PM.pngWhat you lookin' at? [via Bunny Food]



    We'd buy Ezra Miller's whale noises mixtape. [via Buzzfeed]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.09.26 PM.pngVICE went to Fashion Week and reported on butts. [via Vice]

    Screen shot 2012-09-17 at 6.20.13 PM.pngLove this "behind the scenes" photo from the set of one of the Harry Potter movies. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]



    Wisely, "Shit Girls Say" has decided to lay low for a little while but now they're back with a new episode and...it's pretty funny! [via The Daily What]

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    At least Lil B hasn't gone all auto-tuned-in-Ibiza ravey on us.  He said he was making a rock album and, tah-da, here's "California Boy." Okay, we weren't expecting the Sex Pistols, but we also weren't expecting Jim Croce (sorry, Jim). While we wait for the album, lets crank up the Based God's super-catchy foray into a whole new genre. (The track is now available on iTunes, too.)

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    We really hope we're not the only ones who feel like the radio airwaves have been a little less bangin' since 2005 -- or the date of Missy Elliott's last album. Hopefully 2012 will rectify that because, for all of you who, like us, still listen to playlists in which "Pass That Dutch," "Gossip Folks" and "I'm Really Hot" regularly make appearances, Misdemeanor, has two new songs.  "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning," both of which feature Timbaland, are currently available on iTunes and appear on Missy's forthcoming LP, Block Party, expected to come out later this year.

    Listen to them above.

    [via Billboard]



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    Adele.jpgOoh, Adele is maybe, possibly designing a plus-size line for Burberry. [TheCut]

    enhanced-buzz-2667-1347976274-4.jpg SHIFT confirms that leather track pants are a trend and gives a convincing argument about why they're on board. Please let cashmere Pajama Jeans be next!

    rihanna-vogue-april-2011-hq-cover.jpgRihanna tweeted yesterday that she'll be appearing on another cover of  U.S. Vogue, and will be photographed by Annie Leibovitz. And then she deleted that tweet. Oops. Nervous laughter, nervous laughter. [FashionBombDaily]

    marnellleggingsl.jpgCat Marnell is now modeling leggings for Married to the Mob. A press release includes this quote from Marnell: "I write about controversial shit, but at the end of the day, creativity is the fucking drug, man -- it's what downtown, MTTM, and our circle of friends is all about. Get involved! Incidentally, you can start by buying some leggings." [TheCut]


    patlrowcrew.jpegP.S. Gwyneth Patlrow is modeling for J.Crew now. The brand saw an 8% uptick in sales after she posted her eight-look editorial on Goop last week. [Fashionista]


    stylist-tent-event_email.jpgHester Street Fair's 3rd Annual Stylist Tent Sale is this Saturday, 9/22, where you can shop looks given by 40 stylists, editors, designers and retailers. Labels featured at the sale include: Barneys, Surface To Air, Repetto, Rick Owens, Maria Cornejo, Bolzoni and moooore.


    dim-mak-2012-fall-winter-lookbook-featuring-iggy-azalea-12.jpgIggy Azalea stars in the new S/S '12 look book for Dim Mak. (We like her better in a giant purple fur coat and matching glasses, but that's just us.) [HighSnobette]


    Carole-Middleton.jpgKarl Lagerfeld is very into Pippa and Kate's mother, Carole Middleton, and gave this quote to Grazia about how great she is for daring to be 50 and still alive. "I think Carole is very sexy. I think the mother is sexier than the daughters. There is [something] full of life about her. For a woman who must be 50 or so I think she's great. Full of energy." [TheCut]


    hedi-slimane-saint-laurent-campaign-3-1.jpgFor your files: Here's another ad from YSL's new Hedi Slimane-helmed Saint Laurent Paris ready-to-wear collection. [HighSnobiety]


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    Let the Jeff Buckley movie-mania begin. The first to get out of the gate, Greetings From Tim Buckley, which premiered to quite positive reviews at the Toronto Film Festival last week, stars Penn Badgley as the much-beloved singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley -- who after releasing his 1994 masterpiece Grace, drowned tragically at the age of 30 -- and focuses on his complicated relationship with his estranged musician father Tim Buckley, and romance with a young woman named Allie, played by one of our favorite young actresses, Imogen Poots. It takes place over the course of four days in 1991, those leading up to a Tim Buckley tribute concert at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights, at which Jeff has reluctantly agreed to play, and features flashbacks to Tim Buckley as a young father, played by Ben Rosenfield. The filmmakers didn't have the rights to any of Jeff's songs (rights were given to another upcoming Buckley biopic, Mystery White Boy, which stars Reeve Carney), but apparently they were able to secure the rights to Tim's music, which Badgley sings and plays himself. A third movie supposedly in the works, A Pure Drop. What do you think of Penn as Jeff? It's hard for us to think of him not as Dan Humphrey, but he seems to do that tortured musician thing quite well. And apparently he did all the singing in the movie, and his voice does sound very Jeff-life. After watching the trailer above, check out this spine-tingling live version of Jeff Buckley singing "Hallelujah" in Japan.


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    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 2.50.30 PM.pngInspired by the above photo from This Is Colossal of a "terrifying deep sea angler lamp made from recycled objects" by Justin La Doux, we started remembering all of the creepy/weird/scary furniture and home design objects we've come across in recent memory -- some of which have even popped up in a Morning Funnies, or an 8 Items Or Less along the way -- and decided to assemble a list of our 20 Favorite Freaky/Gross/Oh-My-God,-Why Design Objects. Enjoy.

    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 12.59.09 PM.png1. Headless Teddy Lamp by Matthew Kinealy. [via Elle Decor]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 12.57.08 PM.png2. Human Anatomy Pelvis Rocking Chair. Designer Unknown. [via Feed Furniture]
    Hella Jongerius_frog table.png3. Frog Table by Hella Jongerius. [via Phaidon]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 1.05.19 PM.png4. You Only Live Once Lamp. Designer Unknown. [via Mental Floss]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 1.13.08 PM.png5. Vintage Armadillo Basket. Designer Unknown. [via Etsy]


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    6. Peeing Table. Designer Unknown. [via DeMilked]


    draft_lens18072084module150986503photo_1308638089greg_brown_002.jpg7. Dancing Bananas Objet d'Art. Designer Unknown. [via Squidoo]


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    8. Wooly Chair by Jason Miller. [via Fast Company]


    161777811584949947_winKqHAd_f.jpg9. Doll Limbs Coat Rack. Designer Unknown. [via Pinterest]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 1.00.33 PM.png10. Crocheted 'Carrie' Bear by Shove Mink. [Croshame via Laughing Squid]


    33143747228288384_3rLJemsh_f.jpg11. Scorpion Chair. Designer Unknown. [via Pinterest]


    Jake Cress clock.png12. Literal Grandfather Clock by Jake Cress. [via Manolo Home]


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    13. Blood Bath by Spinning Hat. [via Spinning Hat]


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    14. "The Gatekeeper" Tray. Designer Unknown. [via Etsy]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 12.59.23 PM.png15. Crawling Larva Lamp by Gitta Gschwendtner. [via Elle Decor]


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    16. Scissors Spider by Christopher Locke (made from scissors confiscated by TSA!). [via All Top]


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    17. Pooping Dogs Lamps by Whatshisname. [via Fresh Home]


    weird-furniture-design-6.jpg18. Limp Handshake Door Knob. Designer Unknown. [via Feast to the Eyes On the Net]

    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 2.54.45 PM.png19. Horror Movie Shower Curtain and Bath Mat. Designer Unknown. [via Geek Stuff]


    Screen shot 2012-09-18 at 12.51.02 PM.png20. And, finally, a Teeth Mug. Designer Unknown. [via Cluster Flock]


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    Jessie Ware is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about acts of late-2012 and for good reason: her sultry vocals are reminiscent of some of the best 90s R&B artists but her use of electronic beats -- included those produced by SBTRKT and Joker -- makes her music entirely contemporary.  Her latest video, "Night Light," hews mostly to the former, though, and the stark, black-and-white video has already reminded some of old Madonna clips (we'd also add Janet Jackson in there). It features striking shots of Ware surrounded by a skirt of legs (literally...you'll see what we mean within the first 10 seconds), dancers in stretchy body suits and alleged cameos by her sister and boyfriend (although we can't tell if her beau is the muscle-y guy she's holding at 0:42 or the super-tattooed dude who appears at 1:31). Watch the video above and read our interview with the singer-songwriter HERE (she's also in this month's issue of PAPER).

    "Night Light" appears on Ware's recently released album, Devotion, out now via PMR.

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  • 09/18/12--14:34: Cream of the Crop
  • Bourbon and toasted cornflakes. Peanut butter and curry. Strawberry and candied jalapeños. These pairings may sound like fodder for a $200 tasting menu, but on an unassuming corner of San Francisco's Mission District, they're just three of the 12 listings on the daily flavor board of Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream. Founded four years ago by pastry chef Jake Godby and his business partner Sean Vahey, Humphry Slocombe has a reputation usually reserved for four-star restaurants: Michael Mina awarded it with a Google Favorite Places prize, Todd Selby photographed it and even Ferran Adrià has dropped by for a cone.

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    "We're very personality-driven," says Godby. While he hammers out new flavors like Jesus Juice Sorbet (with red wine and Coca-Cola) and Elvis (the Fat Years), featuring bananas and bacon peanut brittle, Vahey maintains the shop's nearly 300,000-follower Twitter feed, posting dirty jokes ("Lick some melons!" recommended one endorsement for Salted Watermelon Sorbet) and photos of the cool, heavily tattooed staff. "At any given time, half of our employees are in a band," says Godby; when local rockers Girls blew up, he lost a scooper who doubled as their tour manager.

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    "Did they manage to sprinkle crack into my scoop of ice cream on my last visit, or am I just being paranoid?" -- Tiffany M., Yelp Reviewer


    Humphry Slocombe is so popular that the queue for a scoop has become almost as famous as the shop's innovative flavors. "Any ice cream parlor that needs a dedicated bouncer to shut down their line is clearly powered by something greater than high-butterfat cream," says San Francisco Examiner food critic Jesse Hirsch, who once spent an evening following Slocombe employees as they turned away hordes of customers who showed up after the shop's 9 p.m. closing time. One longtime employee tells us he's heard every excuse in the book, from weddings to engagements to dying friends in the hospital. Customers' devotion to Slocombe's ice cream even extends to their pets: Godby recalls a woman who bought a pint of Malted Dulce de Leche as a last meal for her leukemia-stricken cat, and McEvoy Olive Oil is a favorite treat for dogs, whose owners dish it up to help improve their coats.

    Thanks to breathless word of mouth, press and, of course, those 300,000 Twitter followers, the world beyond San Francisco is beginning to take note. Godby and Vahey recently published their first cookbook, in which every recipe can be made with Cuisinart's $60 ice-cream maker. Some naysayers might consider his concoctions too unusual, but Godby's sticking to his guns. "We'll have flavors that are a little bit more divisive than others, that won't sell as much, but they're flavors that we love."




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