3100 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

May 29 2015
Need To Know: Well-Hung + No Sweet Love Lost + Craigslist Killers + Are You SO EXCITED For Janet? + Ironic Quote From Crooked Speaker + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThese Quinn Jaxon posters (Work Unfriendly) are wall-worthy.

*widget boy cultureBianca Del Rio LOVES Madonna.

*widget boy cultureCheryl Lynn and Anita Baker are in a Twitter fight.

*widget boy cultureMajor donation for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund.

*widget boy cultureYoung lesbians guilty of killing closeted gay man in Craigslist trap.

*widget boy cultureChimps who helped us in hepatitis battle left to die on an island.

*widget boy cultureSan Francisco median rent is more than you've got.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson's “So Excited” single coming within 30 days.

*widget boy culture2 dudes vying for The Bachelorette hook up in the shower.

*widget boy cultureReisner & Weiderpass generositied that 20something to death.

*widget boy cultureRepublican former Speaker of the House Hastert indicted.

*widget boy cultureHastert accused of paying hush money ... hushing what, pray tell?

 
May 28 2015
Need To Know: See More Lutz + Lynch's New Goal + Kiss Your Health Good-Bye + Don't Duggar Your Sister + Tom Cruise Gets Notaro-ized + MORE! Comments (0)

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BcKellan Lutz offers a peek.

BcMichael King, key Oprah Winfrey Show player, dies @ 66.

BcFinally confirmed, AG Loretta Lynch boldly goes after Big Soccer.

BcSupreme Court may be ready to strip MILLIONS of health care.

BcDan Savage wants to make “Duggar” the new “Santorum.”

BcFormer NY guv George Pataki is running for prez because why not?

IBcan Reisner & Mati Weiderpass continue their self-aggrandizing press tour.

BcMatthew Lewis plays Longbottom, but projects more Thicktop.

BcTom Cruise is now Tig Notaro's doppelganger! (Love her. Hate him.)

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Yours, Mine & Ours: Why $90,000 For Someone's Instagram Pic Isn't (Totally) Fucked Up Comments (0)

The Washington Post's take on this buzzworthy story is slightly deceptive in using Instagram as a lure; in reality, the situation has very little to do with social media.

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.)

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Need To Know: Montreal In + STRANGE Casting + Death Penalty Put To Sleep + Disastrous Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: “Trailblazing” athlete Michael Sam moves to Canada, starts over.

*widget boy cultureHollywood Book & Poster owner dies at a film noir convention.

*widget boy cultureHilariously, Rick Santorum is running for president.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna “Ghosttown” remix.

*widget boy cultureMS MR's “Painted” Lindstrøm Remix

*widget boy cultureTilda Swinton joining Doctor Strange?

*widget boy cultureCher's new ad campaign for Marc Jacobs.

*widget boy cultureBorna Coric covers (very young) Men's Health.

*widget boy cultureSam Heughan gets naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNebraska does away with the death penalty.

*widget boy cultureSan Andreas sucks, seismologist live-tweets its many ... faults.

*widget boy cultureThe Pope is not a progressive.

*widget boy cultureDr. Renée Richards, trans icon, opens up to GQ.

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May 27 2015
Virgin On Lesbianism Comments (0)

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Tatum O'Neal has said she's been dating mostly women lately, and looks forward to going steady with one. Both of the Little Darlings (1980) are now confirmed Sapphic sistas.

 
May 26 2015
Monroe Doctrine: A Review Of IAMFAMOUS Comments (0)

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I've known Marcus Monroe, a juggler and comedian, since he was a teenager. But I only knew him remotely—he would pitch me when I ran a teen mag, and I would put him in when possible because he was charming indefatigable in getting the word out about his unique talents.

Finally, we met in person last week when he did his show IAMFAMOUS at Joe's Pub at the Public. It was the perfect venue for his act, which could be described as a mix of groaner-stoner humor, anarchic witticisms and, you know, throwing stuff and catching it.

Marcus-Monroe-heroWhen he cracked a 420 joke, Monroe followed with, “I'm a professional juggler—figure it out.”

Monroe skillfully displays a supreme unconfidence on stage, playing a dippy character so well that his occasional zingers are doubly surprising—the topics of politics, drugs,  race, gender, sexual identity and, predominantly, popular culture are touched on.

UnnamedHe was occasionally off the mark, such as the time he shouted, “Black-out!” to indicate the lights should go down, and two black audience members in the front row hurriedly got up to leave. Stuff like that felt a little less carefully conceived than his elaborate run-down (and stealth running-down of) what it means to be Internet-famous.

The show ended with a fake money shot of geyser-like proportions and Marcus gussied up as “Angel” from Rent, but those moments weren't nearly as outrageous as when he aggressively juggled razor-sharp knives.

The guy is good! Glad I wrote about him back in the day; turns out he deserved it.

10659-4655The audience included actor Fred Weller and, front and center, Lucie Arnaz and Larry Luckinbill. I'd met Lucie after her amazing cabaret show, but had always wanted to meet Larry so I could gush to him about The Boys in the Band (1970), which I was finally able to do. It was very interesting stealing glances at Lucie as she took in the show (she has produced him in the past), thinking of the old-school comedy greats she had known and seen in action; she seemed as impressed as anyone else, and as surprised by the steady stream of out-of-nowhere one-liners coming from the dude tossing around bowling pins.

 
Delano Way Out Comments (0)

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Adore Delano discusses if pizza and rimming go well together as well as overnight fame in Brazil on the new Hey Qween! Read on ...

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Need To Know: So Joe + Drake's Passive Aggression + Pit Upon + Fonda Fashion + Please Do Say You're Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTravis Smith does Joe Dallesandro justice, no?

*widget boy cultureDrake continues to dishonor Madonna.

*widget boy cultureFrench flight escorted to JFK following bomb threat.

*widget boy cultureThe male version of that Desperately Seeking Susan scene.

*widget boy cultureIf you like facial hair and bulging biceps ... click here.

*widget boy cultureIncredible Jane Fonda interview. She looks like Farrah Fawcett!

*widget boy cultureWhen was the last time Katy Perry spoke to Russell Brand?

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly Mike Huckabee draws the line at the Supreme Court.

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly GOP angry at whistle-blowing cop in Duggar case.

*widget boy cultureFeminist zinger from Jessica Lange.

*widget boy cultureGuess I'll never get prostate cancer.

*widget boy cultureTouching tribute to the late Rona Newton-John.

*widget boy cultureOmar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt is (hilariously) pre-sorry.

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