Live From Apple’s iPhone 5S Announcement

TechCrunch

Here we go! After months of rumors and a seemingly endless torrent of speculation, it’s finally time for Apple to announce what they’ve been working on for the last few months.

While we can never be completely sure what Apple is set to announce, the signs have long been pointing at the debut of a new iPhone 5S, as well as the potential announcement of a second, cheaper iPhone variant that the ol’ rumor mill has dubbed the “5C”.

Apple’s announcement is set to begin at 10 AM Pacific (12PM Central, 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM London) today, and we’ll be bringing you all of the up-to-the-second news by way of our live blog down below. We’ll be kicking off the live blog a bit before then (let’s say, 9:30 am?) with commentary and photos from the scene, so tune in early! Update: And we’re live!

View original post

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

“Angles Are Attitudes”: Men’s Style Tips From Pop Culture’s Greatest Fashion Icons

Flavorwire

Brooks Brothers has unveiled its new limited-edition men’s clothing line, created in collaboration with The Great Gatsby costume designer Catherine Martin. Gatsby isn’t the first pop culture project to reinvigorate interest in the distinctive and discerning man of the Roaring Twenties. The gentlemen of Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey have recently donned wingtip shoes, white waistcoats, and straw boaters. With the “dreamlike world of pristine green laws and lavish parties” in mind, we gathered great fashion tips from ten cultural icons to learn the secrets of sharp-dressed men.

View original post 1,578 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

What Your Favorite Pop Culture Idols Were Wearing as Teens

Flavorwire

Our favorite photo of the week belongs to Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton who shared an uber nerdy image of himself wearing ankle watches (with friendship bracelets!), acid-washed jeans, and a ratty Depeche Mode tee. We’ve featured the image of the Stand by Me star after the jump, along with photos of other pop culture idols and their (mostly) regrettable teen fashions. It’s a snapshot of simpler times, before the stylists and PR managers thoroughly preened them. See what a few of your favorite, famous teen heroes were wearing back in the day, below.

View original post 293 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Music’s Greatest Gender-Defying Fashion Statements

Flavorwire

We spent yesterday thinking seriously about the role of gender in Shaking the Habitual, the fantastic new album by The Knife. Today, we thought we’d revisit the same topic in a rather more lighthearted way: by looking at some of music’s more memorable gender-defying fashion statements over the years. Androgyny and ambiguity have long been part of popular music, after all, and they’ve been responsible for some of its most memorable imagery. From The Knife to Grace Jones and a certain remarkable German countertenor, here are some of the best.

View original post 672 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Vladimir Nabokov’s Drawings of Butterflies

Flavorwire

In honor of Vladimir Nabokov’s upcoming birthday, we thought we’d take a look at the literary great’s artistic expression of the one thing he loved as much as language – lepidoptera. In his whirling autobiography, Speak, Memory, Nabokov writes, “From the age of seven, everything I felt a connection with a rectangle of framed sunlight was dominated by a single passion. If my first glance of the morning was for the sun, my first thought was for the butterflies it would engender… I have hunted butterflies in various climes and disguises: as a pretty boy in knickerbockers and sailor cap; as a lanky cosmopolitan expatriate in flannel bags and beret; as a fat hatless old man in shorts.” We must say, we love the idea of this in its every iteration. In general, most of the butterflies Nabokov drew were for “family use” – he sketched them as inscriptions…

View original post 176 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Eva Hesse: “Pre-Sculpture”

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Notes From a Native New Yorker: The Global Queens

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized