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Rare Zeb Atlas interview.
Kristen Stewart's in a lesbian relationship, has a cool mom.
Mexico legalizes gay marriage.
Rachel Dolezal resigns as NAACP chapter prez.
Dolezal, when she was white, sued Howard University for reverse discrimination (!).
Dolezal is also a copycat.
The shoes in Jurassic World are stupid.
But can Chris Pratt run in high heels?
James Bond Spectre set video.
First-ever Nathan Sykes solo show.
Janet's insane tour poster deconstructed.
Jeb Bush is running for president.
Good hed regarding Hillary Clinton.
Make-believe Clinton Dynasty better than Real Bush Dynasty.
Romney shamelessly flip-flops on Iraq.
Duran Duran's new album is Paper Gods (September 2015).
Towleroad gets a makeover.
Hot men in the shower.
If you love Venfield 8's work as much as I do (not possible, but nice try), I've got great news for you: He's offering a very limited edition of one of his coolest, most refreshing images.
Whether you love Coca Cola or eating ass or both, head over to his Work Unfriendly site (under Collect) and see the image that I'm only able to show in part here. It's an edition of only 5 and is 24"X24".
Posted by Ishe Smith on Sunday, May 17, 2015
That horse can't spell, but sure can run: American Pharoah WINS.
What Michelangelo Signorile says Hillary needs to do RE LGBT rights.
Scott Eastwood gets naked, bangs Kim Matula.
Duggars used locked doors to deter Josh's molestation hobby.
Check out this project linking pot legalization to HIV/AIDS.
Listen to Walter Delmar's Pride 2015 mix!
Old Dogs & New Tricks season 3 on DVD.
World's oldest cat dies at 27.
Official Princess Charlotte/Prince George portrait taken by their mom.
Broken news: Courteney Cox was high-maintenace in 1997.
Check out this piece on 19 works of art (not the kind that entail people running around on a stage, emoting about incest and cannibalism to great effect) by the late Tennessee Williams. I really like his style.
Richard Prince is an artist who for 40 years has been at the forefront of (sometimes barely) repurposing images in his work. Controversially, he uses found images from advertising, for example, and presents them from a different perspective, taking full credit for the new use.
He's in the news because he has a new series of images taken directly from Instagram posts to which he has replied. Prince has blown up the entire screen (capturing a user's image, user name and all the comments--including his own--as part of the new work. They sell for nearly $100,000, which is why the Post's article has latched onto the idea that our Instagram photos don't really belong to us.
It's not about Instagram. If you create an image, you are the owner, unless you post it using a service that claims ownership of anyone availing themselves of the service. Coca-Cola can't use your Instagram photo. If a pesky blogger like me uses it, you'd also be well within your right to send a take-down notice. Publicly posting something does not constitute relinquishing any rights to it; that's not what the concept of public domain means.
Rather, the story is that anything you create can be commandeered by artists, with some limitations. Usually, the use is supposed to be somewhat transformative, but art is impossible to quantify in this way. Prince has created ... assembled? ... some brilliant work that truly removes items from one context and forces viewers to consider them in another; that's art, and that should be okay, even if it should also be understandable for an ad agency designer and the photographer he or she paid a standard fee to both be uncomfortable that their work could legally appear in another person's artistic output without their input and for no fee. (The article is primarily concerned with money, but the practice also means your work can be used to evoke opinions you disdain. There is a control issue there as much as a licensing issue. But people would be less up-in-arms if the new works were not for sale ... that's guaranteed.)
Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis flaunts his magic wand.
Oh, and Pietro Boselli ain't chopped liver, either.
George W. Bush offered to officiate a gay wedding.
GOP's nomination battle looks ENDLESS.
Sofia Vergara's nutty Republican ex can sue for her embryos.
Runaway pussy returned to owner.
Amazing Madonna tee.
ABOVE: Chocolate City's Tyson Beckford shows the goods!
Lackluster Dheepan takes Cannes.
Rockin' a Teri Nunn 'do, Agnès Varda talks up Girls.
Do not miss Jobriath A.D.!
NON-STOP HOT GUYS.
Colton Haynes's very gay vacay.
If you like your men scruffy.
The Huck Finn's Café special is N-word catfish???
Sharon Osbourne collapses, takes TV time-out.
River Viiperi flashes his pubes.