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Beautiful Fabric Self-Portraits That Celebrate Identity

The photo series When Fashion is Losing its Sense of Self by artist Roos van de Kieft is an exploration of identity as it should be, not shaped by outside influences like the fashion world or social media. (We first spotted the series on Fubiz.) Self-portraits are printed on gauzy, draped fabric and then photographed […]

Radiohead Announces North American Summer Tour

Radiohead has announced a swing of North American tour dates this summer, beginning in Chicago on July 7 and wrapping in Philly on August 1. The group did a handful of U.S. dates last spring; this summer’s shows will hit several cities they didn’t play last time around. The dates are explicitly extending their world […]

Holy Shit, ‘Black Panther’ Made So Much Money

We knew it would be big, but… Jesus. Black Panther, Creed director Ryan Coogler’s contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, capitalized on deafening buzz, cultural relevance, and rave reviews to capture one of the largest opening weekends in movie history. According to Box Office Mojo, the picture delivered an estimated $201.7 million from Friday to […]

The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘The Florida Project,’ ‘Trophy’

One of our very favorite movies of last year hits disc and VOD this week, and that’s not even close to all; we’ve got a thought-provoking documentary on Netflix, a first-rate indie on Hulu, a ‘60s New York picture that’s ripe for rediscovery on Blu-ray, and another excellent Criterion double-feature on FilmStruck and disc. Dig […]

‘The Anthology of Amazing Women’ Illustrates the Achievements of Inspiring Trailblazers

Published just in time for Women’s History Month is an inspiring, illustrated book of empowering stories about 50 women who have broken boundaries and achieved their dreams. The Anthology of Amazing Women, written by Sandra Lawrence, looks at powerful stories about icons like Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Aretha Franklin, and Selena who rose to prominence and carved […]

All Female-Led Short Film ‘Pink Trailer’ Explores Girlhood in LA

You can see LA-based actress, writer, and filmmaker Mary Neely in the upcoming remake of Martha Coolidge’s Valley Girl, the 1983 film that stars baby-faced Nicolas Cage as a Hollywood punk who falls for Deborah Foreman’s Valley girl, despite disapproval from her straight-laced friends and family. We can see how Neely would be inspired by […]

Evocative Illustrations of Satisfied Solitude

So, everybody make it through Valentine’s Day? Because it’s a trial – especially if you find yourself between partners. Then again, maybe you prefer it that way. We’re certainly reminded of the pleasures of solitude by these lovely illustrations by South Korean artist Aeppol, which we first saw on Bored Panda. She tells the site […]

Here’s the Teaser for Janelle Monáe’s New Album and Accompanying Film

Janelle Monáe has been so busy starring in movies and classing up red carpets and generally being awesome that we hadn’t really noticed she hadn’t put out a new albums in… Jesus, five years. Luckily, she’s rectifying that, and doing so in her traditional high style. The new record is titled Dirty Computer, and she’s […]

Nostalgia For Places You’ve Never Been: Club 57 at MoMA

Though your Flavorwire is headquartered in New York City, we try not to make our coverage all that city-specific; we don’t want to alienate the rest of our readers, y’know, FOMO and all that. And yet it somehow feels acceptable to share some thoughts on “Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, […]

‘Phantom Thread’ Tops the ‘Village Voice’ Year-End Film Poll

We spend an awful lot of damn time on this here website complaining about the preemptive assessment of movies – how “year-end” award nominations start rolling out in freaking November, how “Oscar season” creeps earlier and earlier every year, you know the drill. So we should also stop to acknowledge a rare “year in review” […]

Charming Paper Cut-Outs That Transform World Landmarks

Photographer Rich McCor, better known as Paperboyo on Instagram, creates custom paper cut-outs that he cleverly superimposes on different spots during his travels. The result is a charming, pop culture-savvy collection of cut-out figures...Show More Summary

Listen to Frank Ocean’s Gorgeous Cover of “Moon River”

Frank Ocean sent out a truly lovely late-night valentine, surprise-releasing a moody and moving cover of the romantic standard “Moon River” on his Tumblr page late last night. Captioned simply “in the late nite,” the embedded YouTube link features an instrumentally sparse but vocally ornate take on Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s pop classic, originally […]

See the Quay Brothers’ ‘Black Drawings,’ a Series of Imaginary Film Posters

Stephen and Timothy Quay, identical twin artists from the suburbs of Philadelphia, started their careers in the city of brotherly love as students studying illustration and film at the University of the Arts. During the early to mid-Seventies, the Quay Brothers began to focus more on cinema, creating a language all their own full of […]

Tessa Thompson Will Play Famed Jewel Thief in Upcoming Film

In one of the most irresistible marriages of casting and premise in recent memory, Tessa Thompson has signed to play the leading role in an upcoming film based on the real-life exploits of Doris Payne, who charmed her way through six decades of broad-daylight lifts from high-class jewelry stores. Payne never used any weapon more […]

Ryan Murphy Will Make Shows (and Stupid Money) For Netflix

Ryan Murphy is gettin’ some of that Netflix money. The writer/producer/director behind Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Feud has inked a (deep breath) $300 million, five-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively for Netflix, effective this July. His next two original series, Ratched and The Politician, will premiere exclusively on […]

Adorable Illustrations of Pop-Culture Couples

Nan Lawson’s “Meet Cute” – in which the illustrator captures the profiles of iconic pop culture couples – was a big hit at L.A.’s Gallery1988, so like anything successful in that city, now there’s a sequel. “Meet Cute 2” features inspired pairings from the likes of Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy, Bob’s Burgers, and more; […]

Striking Black-and-White Photos of Mid-Century New York City’s Vibrant Street Life

We see a lot of photos about New York in the ’70s and ’80s when the city was grimy as can be and boasted a thriving underground arts scene. But mid-century NYC was just as fascinating, particularly through the eyes of former census taker and advertising copywriter Jonathan Brand, who photographed city life during his […]

‘New Girl”s Hannah Simone Is Your New ‘Greatest American Hero’

When it was first floated a couple of weeks back, ABC’s new remake of The Greatest American Hero sounded like yet another desperate network play for fading nostalgia affection, as Hero was a mediocre-at-best show that ran like three seasons and is mostly remembered, if at all, for its cheeseball theme song (and even that […]

Here’s a New Trailer for That ‘Overboard’ Remake

Things you liked (enough) from the ‘80s and ‘90s are popular again, as you’ve certainly noticed, and the 1987 comedy Overboard was the very definition of a good-enough ‘80s entertainment: a lightweight, warm, mildly amusing picture, less reliant on big laughs than the enviable chemistry of co-stars and real-life partners Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. […]

The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Wonder,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Two of the finest damn horror movies of all time (period, full stop) make their Criterion Blu-ray bows this week, and that’s not even all! We’ve got one of last year’s most charming heart-tuggers, two A-plus indies, a classic ‘60s heist picture, and a ‘90s private eye movie that you’ve probably never heard of, but […]

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