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It's Been a Great Week For Local News

ICYMI: here's a clip of a local TV news reporter accidentally drawing a penis on a traffic map, while live on the air. [via Uproxx] And, while we're on the topic of local TV news, here's a Vine...

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If You Haven't Seen Nicki Minaj Twerk Enough, Here She Is In Busta...

Whether you occasionally glance at her music videos or obsessively follow her Instagram, you know Nicki Minaj is good at twerking. So obviously her appearance in Busta Rhymes' new video for "Twerk It"...

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The Last Look: Martha Wilson

"America the Beautiful," 2013 A living legend and pioneer of radical expressions, Martha Wilson founded the seminal New York City performance space Franklin Furnace in 1976. A faculty member of the...

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Vibe Out to Filligar's Dalí-esque Video, "Money on the Dark Horse"

Blues rock Chicago four-piece Filligar have a new album out this week, Hexagon, and a new video for album track "Money on the Dark Horse," which we're excited to be premiering here on PAPERMAG. In the...

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Talking to Artist Martín Gutierrez About His Photo Series on Real Dolls

Real Doll, Raquel 4, 2013Real Dolls, those life-size (and creepily life-like) sex dolls found in adult stores, the Internet and Lars and the Real Girl, are the focus of a new photographic series by...

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The TLC Biopic Looks Like an Episode of VH1's Behind the Music

If the new trailer for Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story makes the upcoming TLC biopic look like the intro to an episode of VH1's Behind the Music, that's probably because it's made by VH1 and will...

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Here's a Man Dancing With a Raccoon to Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools"

We don't know who this man is, but he's got some sweet, sweet moves and a cute, furry dance partner. [via Death and Taxes]BuzzFeed went to Richard Simmons' dance studio and challenged him to sit still...

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Celebrities! How Similar To Us They Are

Welcome to our new series "Celebrities! How Similar to Us They Are," a surrealist send-up of celebrity weekly's' "Stars Are Just Like Us!" features. Each installment is written by Eli Yudin and Carey...

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Why the Opening of Detroit-Based Shinola's Tribeca Flagship Is a Big Deal

The opening of a new store is not usually big news around here, but Shinola on Franklin Street in Tribeca is an exception. What makes a store selling hand-crafted watches, bicycles, leather goods and...

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A History of Critics Praising Woody Allen's Films as a "Return to Form"

In an annual occurrence as surefire as the Superbowl, Woody Allen's latest movie -- in this case, Blue Jasmine -- is praised as a "return to form," used as a cudgel for critics to beat down the recent...

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Designers and Twins Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim Find Fans of Their Line Mataano...

(l-r) Designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim with models wearing clothes by Mataano. Born in Alabama but raised in Somalia, Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim -- the founders and identical twins behind the label...

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GIFs of the Week: A Flaming Birthday Unicorn + A Day in the Life of a Tree

Welcome to our weekly GIF roundup, featuring a collection of important, amusing and/or newsy GIFs and GIF sets by Mike Hayes of BuzzFeed and Gifhound. GIFS OF THE WEEK! EVERYBODY IN THE POOL! [via...

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The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week

Best Anthony Weiner-Scandal 2.0 Cover of the Week: The New Yorker, FTW. -- Elizabeth ThompsonBiggest Cronut Kerfuffle: Last night's Piers Morgan Live, guest-hosted by Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain...

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Locked Up A-Broad: Orange Is the New Black X Lauryn Hill Songs

In this weekly column, MC/DJ Hesta Prynn pairs pop culture stories with an original playlist. Two of my current favorite pop culture obsessions center around prison life. Of course I'm referring to...

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Mary Poppins Rearranged As Trip Hop

Some strange, wonderful soul spliced and rearranged clips of the 1964 Mary Poppins to make it into a jaunty little trip hop song. Learn all your lessons from childhood while cutting a rug. [via Death...

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The Black Eagle at Battery Harris

Back in 1988, Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared in a clunker of a martial arts film, Black Eagle. At Williamsburg's Caribbean snack den Battery Harris, head barman Saul Ranella's drink of the same name...

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Please Enjoy Nigerian Singer Temi Dollface's Cover of "Teenage Dirtbag"

Nigerian singer Temi Dollface's video for "Teenage Dirtbag" may not feature a baby-faced Jason Biggs acting out a watered-down version of American Pie, but it's great nonetheless. The video is part of...

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Icona Pop Make Jay-Z and Beyoncé's "Bonnie & Clyde" Into an Anthem for Best...

Icona Pop have taken Jay Z and Beyoncé's hit "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" -- which actually originated from 2Pac's "Me and My Girlfriend" -- and made it into an anthem for besties with their video for...

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Philly's Jose Garces Heads to Chinatown for Chicken Wings and a Secret...

Each week in our Chefs Off Duty series, we talk to some of our favorite chefs and industry folk around the country to find out their secret late-night spots where they like to grab a bite and a pint...

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#SELFIEWALL: A Pop-Up Exhibit Turns Selfie Photos Into Art

My selfie#Selfies as high-art? This weekend we stumbled on #SELFIEWALL, an exhibit on the LES all about exploring selfie culture. The pop-up show was sponsored by Interrupt Magazine, an all-female...

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