Avant-garde

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Chanel Haute Couture Gown to First State Dinner

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted their first official State Dinner at the White House Tuesday evening, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron. In keeping with an unofficial custom, FLOTUS paid homage to the guests' country of origin through her …

Fashion

Jack White Covers the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso”: Listen

Jack White has shared a cover of the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso.” The song (which has also been covered by David Bowie) is part of his “Spotify Singles” set, which also includes a live take on his <i>Boarding House Reach</i> track “Over and Over and Over.” Hear both songs below.<p>Jack White is currently …

Jack White

Rolling Stones Announce ‘Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016’ Box Set

The Rolling Stones and Universal Music have announced the 15 June release of <i>The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016.</i> The limited edition vinyl …

Music

Album Review: IHSAHN Ámr

Since releasing his 2006 first solo LP, <i>The Adversary</i>, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist/vocalist <b>Ihsahn</b> (ex-<b>Emperor</b>) has become one of the most …

Avant-garde

A New Urbanist Developer Gives Saarinen a Reboot _

In 2007, the future looked bleak for Eero Saarinen’s Bell Labs building in Holmdel, New Jersey.<p>Once a factory of innovation, the Bell System monopoly that sustained it had dissolved—the remnants of a mighty 6,000-person workforce gone with no replacement tenant in sight.

This spiraling sculpture can absorb the emissions of 90,000 cars

Kengo Kuma just unveiled a spiraling, air-purifying sculpture that can absorb the emissions produced by 90,000 cars in a year. Kuma’s “Breath/ng” is …

Green Design

Melania Trump Wore Chanel Haute Couture for Her First State Dinner

France's first lady Brigitte Macron wore custom Louis Vuitton.<p>First ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron channeled high fashion for the Trumps' first state dinner at the White House—FLOTUS wore a shimmering Chanel haute couture gown while her French counterpart donned custom Louis Vuitton. The …

Celebrity Gossip

Kanye West Has Tweeted 140 Times in 10 Days, Backed Trump, Suggested a 2024 Presidential Run, Announced Several Albums, Lost His Manager

Home Celebrity Kanye West Has Tweeted 140 Times in 10 Days, Backed Trump, Suggested...<p>by - April 25, 2018 12:08 am<p>0 239<p>Kanye West’s 2018 spring …

Donald Trump

The story behind Melania Trump's Macron visit wardrobe, from Chanel couture to THAT hat

This week has been a busy one for Melania Trump. After attending Barbara Bush’s funeral on Saturday, the FLOTUS segued straight into hostess mode in preparation for the arrival of French president Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte on Monday evening. The French state visit occasioned the Trumps’ …

Donald Trump

The Queen of Bounce Music Shares Her Favorite Things

“ON THE LEFT is my 2014 album, Just Be Free. I recorded it in the Bay Area. The title helps explain who I am and what I want for other people.”<p>“The big cutout of me was a promotion for the fifth season of my reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, which ran on Fuse TV for six seasons. Marie …

New Orleans

Natalia Goncharova Laments Lack Of Competition In Russian Superleague

Dynamo Moscow had an easy season in the Russian Superleague Current Photo via FIVB<p>Dynamo Moscow had an easy season in the Russian Superleague. It …

Volleyball

So Loki Are Back with a Trippy New Video for "Spensive"

So Loki are keeping it anything but low key in 2018. In fact, they're high key killing shit—from dropping knowledge at artist seminars, to releasing …

Avant-garde

Nico 1988: the film about the Velvet Underground's doomed singer

The director and star of a drama about the latter years of the cult singer talk about her unusual life and how she battled against her beauty<p>• Sign up for Film Today and get our film team’s highlights of the day<p>According to the director of a daring new movie about Nico, the most notable aspects of …

Film (UK)

UK ticket holder wins entire £121.3m Euromillions jackpot

The lucky winner has bagged every penny of the £121.3 million jackpot, and will be the third biggest lottery winner in UK history.<p>With the numbers …

Andy Warhol

My Lunch With André Leon Talley

My longtime friend and mentor André Leon Talley stars in <i>The Gospel According André</i>, a documentary chronicling his rise and 48-year reign as one of …

African-American News

Gigi Hadid Wore 2300 Swarovski Crystals on Her 23rd Birthday

She changed into custom Juicy Couture.<p>Gigi Hadid rang in her 23rd birthday in style on Monday. The model arrived wearing a knockout gold Atelier Versace dress, but later did a low-key outfit change into none other than a Juicy Couture tracksuit.<p>Not only did she slip into an iconic look, but the …

Fashion

Otomo Yoshihide - Concerts, Biography & News - BBC Music

Otomo Yoshihide (大友 良英 Ōtomo Yoshihide, born August 1, 1959) is a Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, turntables, and electronics.<p>He first came to international prominence in the 1990s as the leader of the experimental rock group Ground Zero, and has since worked in a …

Concerts

Sylvie Chantecaille Is a Skin-Care and Animal Champion

Sylvie Chantecaille is a warrior for animals and your skin. Dressed in Dries Van Noten, her hair an “expensive” shade of blonde, Chantecaille could …

Skin Care

Rockefeller collection could become first art auction to top $1B

The vast art collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller, which includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, could make history by selling for more than $1 billion in May at Christie’s in New York City.<p>All proceeds from the auction will go to a variety of charities at the …

Fine Art

Igor Stravinsky Remembers the “Riotous” Premiere of His Rite of Spring in 1913: “They Were Very Shocked. They Were Naive and Stupid People.”

It can be a little hard to take the word “riot” seriously when applied to a contentious ballet performance, given how regularly we now see police …

Culture

2018 Fortress Festival Acts You Need To Check Out

Featuring an eclectic lineup breaching many different musical genres including classic hip-hop, funk, folk, blues, indie rock, psychedelia and more, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pitchfork Paris 2018 just got even bigger

CHVRCHES lead the latest announcement<p>Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has announced more acts for 2018 – with CHVRCHES, The Voidz, Dream Wife and more …

Music Festivals

What do Queen Elizabeth I and Surrealist Frida Kahlo have in common?

From Heni Talks<p>What do Elizabeth I and Frida Kahlo have in common? At first glance, there is little to link these women of different vocations, …

Art

Where has Melbourne's political graffiti gone?

On my daily commute from Brunswick to Hawthorn, I often look out the train window and ask myself, “Where has Melbourne’s political graffiti gone?” …

The Arts (Australia)

Morning Open Thread - La Blogothèque Take Away Shows by Aloe Blacc

Francis Marion Tarwater's uncle had been dead for only half a day when the boy got too drunk to finish digging his grave and a Negro named Buford …

Pablo Picasso

Galaxy of avant-garde sounds will play off planetary drawings

<b>Zeena Parkins</b> produces all kinds of sounds on the electric harps that she invented and equipped with a whammy bar, ebony fretboard and electronic …

San Francisco

Salvador Dali’s Women Aflame to light up downtown site

A four-metre tall sculpture by Salvador Dali is headed for a site at West Hastings and Hornby streets in downtown Vancouver.<p>Called Women Aflame, the …

Art

Here's What to Stream the Weekend of April 27

Spending the weekend indoors and not sure what to watch? TV Guide's Editor-in-Chief Mickey O'Connor has a few suggestions. Here's what you should …

TV

Seasonal Styles! NOM’s New Spring/Summer 2018 Capsule Collection

It is time to add some color to your style. Spring and Summer mark a drastic change from our style in Fall and Winter. Today the good folks over at …

Andy Warhol

Short Films: Studio Space Bristol Short Film

Casting a short film. Project description: "In a small-minded quirky town, our (yet to be named) protagonist feels purposeless and attends modern art …

Short Films