Maja Jovanović

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A Rookie’s Guide to Sleater-Kinney: the Best Rock Band on the Planet

As the no-shits-given trio return, we dissect seven of their most unerring songs.<p>When Sleater-Kinney announced their ten-years-coming reunion this past October, the legendary trio instantly became the best rock band on the planet. In a world where Royal Blood and Arctic Monkeys feel sufficiently …

Bill Maher’s Charlie Hebdo mess: Last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel” revealed why we need studio audiences

<b>(HBO/Janet Van Ham)</b><p>Kimmel had to be polite when the “Real Time” host spouted off about Charlie Hebdo — but the studio audience didn’t<p>Erin Keane<p>January 8, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Bill Maher failed to win over the audience on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” yesterday, when the "Real Time" host and longtime political …

Comedy

Girl With a Pearl Earring and Other Treaures from the Mauritshuis review

Not quite a substitute for the exhibition experience, and not quite a film in its own right, this PR exercise for the Dutch gallery is nevertheless not without interest<p>This latest gallery film concentrates on Vermeer’s celebrated Girl With a Pearl Earring painting, itself of impeccably middlebrow …

National Gallery review – a monumental study of a secular cathedral

Frederick Wiseman’s monumental documentary study of the National Gallery in London makes it look like a secular cathedral, full of hushed grandeur. The film is presented with Wiseman’s habitual clarity and austerity: no voiceovers, no obvious direction or overall “story”, just a succession of …

The 2014 Holiday GIF Guide

Welcome to<i>Vanity Fair</i>’s second annual GIF Guide! A personalized GIF is perfect for all of the people in your life who will still love you even if you give them this instead of a designer candle. And consider it eco-friendly, because there’s no shipping, wrapping paper, or really any thought or …

21 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Owned 2014

If you were going to select one reigning pop-cultural force from 2014, one that was both critically and commercially adored, one appreciated by tweens and grandparents alike, one that the bro-iest of bros and the most militant of the pumpkin-spice-latte brigade embraced with equal measure, it would …

The 10 Essential Films to See to Be Caught Up on the Oscar Race

The number of films vying for year-end awards can feel overwhelming, so we’ve picked the 10 biggies you ought to catch up on to be totally in the know. If you’re feeling extra-ambitious, we’ve included 10 bonus options as well.<p><b>Boyhood.</b> It’s the favorite to win best-supporting actress (<b>Patricia</b> …

Odiseo Vol. 5: (Not) Safe for Work

Since our initial introduction to Odiseo just over two years ago, we've been hooked. With each volume, the sophisticated adult publication delivers thought-provoking texts and essays on subjects ranging from art and culture to existentialism, interspersed between sections of artful nude …

Photo Essays

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

12 Beautiful Modern Worship Spaces

Religious architecture has been shaped by traditions that span thousands of years. But the times are changing. It’s not all soaring cathedrals and stained glass any more.<p><i>Faith and Form</i>, a journal exploring intersections between religion, art, and architecture, honored dozens of projects in the 2014 …

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

Sling TV brings cable TV to Xbox One, mobile, computers and more for $20 a month

Dish Network is jumping into the TV-over-the-internet fray with Sling TV, a service that will let customers stream a selection of cable channels including ESPN to a variety of devices for $20 per month, the company announced today.<p>Sling TV, which is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2015, …

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians