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Kanye West, Uncensored and Unfiltered, on the Fashion Industry: "I Wou

In June, Kanye West sat down for an interview. It was the night after Game 7 of the NBA finals and the Golden State Warriors were on his mind. Though on the face of it, West is a colossus in pop culture, a LeBron James if you will, he was feeling more like Stephen Curry - a winner, sure, but not a …

Golden State Warriors

Inside the Mind of Nate Brown, Creative Director to Beyoncé and Kanye

You might not know Nate Brown's name, but you know his aesthetic. It's an all-black Apple watch sitting on a white marble table. It's about fonts and 'vibe.' It's the deconstructed set you find backstage, along with industrial fluorescent lighting, concrete floors, mirrors, and wires.<p>It's also John …

Frank Ocean’s Blonde Songwriting Credits Revealed

Frank Ocean’s <i>Blonde</i> featured an all-star cast of collaborators, but almost a month after the album’s release, we still don't know exactly who played what. An accompanying magazine called <i>Boys Don’t Cry</i>, briefly available at pop-up shops in three cities on the same day as <i>Blonde</i>’s release, listed …

Steven Spielberg vs. Harvey Weinstein: Both Are Prepping Films about the Same True Crime Story

Who will win this big-screen battle?<p>In the immortal words of <b>Michael Buffer</b>, let's get ready to <i>rumble</i>! It's recently come to light that Hollywood heavyweights <b>Steven Spielberg</b> and <b>Harvey Weinstein</b> will have a film face-off, as both are preparing to make a movie about the true kidnapping of Edgardo …

Ralph Lauren Polo Bar Mixologist Box

Inspired by The Polo Bar on the corner of 5th Ave and 55th St., the Ralph Lauren Polo Bar Mixologist Box brings select pieces from the restaurant to …

Ralph Lauren

19 secret references you never noticed in your favorite movies

These hidden references are sometimes known as Easter eggs. They can be anything from an inside joke on set to a shout-out to another film.<p>From "Star Wars" to "The Godfather," let's go on a scavenger hunt for some of the best hidden references in your favorite films.<p><i>Frank Pallotta contributed to a</i> …

Creative Alphabet Based on Cities Around the World

Le graphiste et typographe écossais Jack Daly a commencé un projet visuel intitulé <i>Wanderlust Alphabet</i> qui a pour but de représenter chaque lettre de …

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Forgotten Mother of Rock-and-Roll

Chuck Berry borrowed her guitar stylings. Little Richard said she was responsible for his career. Elvis was influenced by her. Who was the real …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Get You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

<i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party …

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

Entertainment

A Brief History Of Rihanna Dominating The Music Video

At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards Rihanna is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, joining the likes of Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Madonna, Taylor Swift and more. It’s solid company; a crew she more than deserves to be a part of. Throughout her career, starting …

Music

Watch Kid Cudi Debut New Pharrell-Produced Track At Trillectro Music Festival

Cudi had the crowd dancing during his headlining set.<p>During his headlining set at Trillectro Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Kid Cudi …

Branding Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Your brand is so much more than a fancy tagline and a logo. Once you develop your brand and integrate it properly, it should become an aspect of every single part of your business. Since your brand encompasses so much of your identity as a company, it’s important to get it right by avoiding these …

25 tips for becoming an online influencer

Influencer marketing has become a powerful strategy for brands who want to reach their audience in a non-pushy, non-promotional way. Instead of …

Public Relations

How artists understood the value of brand building

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in the print magazine.<p>Receive our …

7 Reasons Why You Need to Embrace Procrastination

Those who delay are sometimes smarter.<p>We hear it all the time--procrastination is a terrible habit. It interferes with productivity and kills momentum, and if you want to accomplish anything ever you better never ever procrastinate. As with so many things, the truth is more complicated. There are …

Quitting Smoking: What It Really Does To Your Body

Unless you’re living in a Mad Men era, where Don and Betty Drapers are lighting up like chimneys everywhere from the living room to the office …

Music exec L.A. Reid's latest hit is a modern mansion on the Westside

Architectural trophies are found far and wide throughout Greater L.A., but few have an "X Factor" like L.A. Reid's new home. The music executive, producer and television competition judge recently paid $17.99 million for a modern mansion on the Westside, and it's quite a sight to see.<p>Completed in …

Michael Jackson: Dangerous Album Review

On the night of November 14, 1991, 500 million people scattered across 27 nations simultaneously watched Michael Jackson grab his crotch 17 times. He simulated masturbation, shattered car windows with crowbars, and unleashed the primal screams expected from a man who owned publishing rights to the …

12 Things You Say Without Realizing You’re Quoting Poetry

Last year, we collected 21 idioms and expressions that have entered everyday language from Shakespeare’s works, from the original “wild goose chase” …

I’m Not Even 30 and I’m Too Old for Music Festivals

Never again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last weekend was my first (and last) attempt at festival camping.<p>I've been to music festivals before, but they were either day-long events or I wussed out and chose to stay at nearby accommodations instead of slumming it on the campgrounds with …

Three Mindsets Blocking Your Way to Invention Success | Inc.com

Pushing past naysayers and those who don't see your vision absolutely requires a thick skin and perseverance for any inventor. However, giving up too soon is not likely to be the biggest problem blocking your success getting your innovation to market. <i>You are.</i><p>Here are three mindsets that might make …

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This 1960 Jazz Film Shaped Concert Documentaries as We Know Them

With Newport Jazz Festival this weekend, we look back at 'Jazz on a Summer's Day' and the documentary's influence.<p><i>A still from the 1960 documentary</i> Jazz on a Summer's Day<p>Bert Stern was a legendary photographer whose images, like the iconic Egyptian-pyramid ad for Smirnoff and the poster photo for …

Building his brand: rapper Nas ventures into filmmaking

ATLANTA (AP) — Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking.<p>The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix's "The Get Down" and IFC Films' "The Land," which opens in New …

Mozart doesn't make babies smarter — and other brain myths debunked

The brain is the most amazing organ in the human body. Somehow, this collection of billions of cells gives rise to thoughts, feelings, action — all the things that make us who we are.<p>So it's no wonder that there are lots of misconceptions about how this three-pound hunk of flesh actually works. …

Eric Carle, Your Favorite Children's Book Illustrator, Is 87 And Still Making Art

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" debuted almost 50 years ago.<p><i>Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia.</i><p>Consider these nostalgia-inducing book titles of your youth: <i>Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The</i> …

Bitcoin isn't money, a Florida judge rules

Circuit Court Judge Teresa Pooler has dismissed a money laundering case brought against a website developer, ruling that "nothing in our frame of references allows us to accurately define or describe Bitcoin."<p>It's a judgment that has been cheered by advocates for the digital currency (or token, or …

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The Top Creative Entrepreneurs in Media and Marketing Today

Creatives are often stereotyped as being disorganized, pie-in-the-sky dreamers. But combined with a great idea and some entrepreneurial thinking, these entrepreneurs show how to turn creative ideas into a full-fledged business.<p>Creative people tend to prefer complexity and ambiguity. They extract …

Meet the people with almost nothing in their closets

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing? How about just 10?<p>The best part of Joshua Becker’s morning routine: he doesn’t need to spend time thinking about what to wear. After all, he’s got very few options.<p>Becker, author of The More of Less, is part of Project 333, a movement where …