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Comedian Bill Cosby Gives Voice to African-American Artists By Loaning His Massive Art Collection to the Smithsonian

Sep 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

It's no secret that beloved comedian Bill Cosby is an art collector and has, over the years, amassed a pretty impressive collection. Today, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington announced that Cosby’s entire collection will soon be featured in an exhibit titled Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, and we can't wait to check it out. 

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The Drop Is Worth the Film Festival Hype & So Much More

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With every movie he does, Tom Hardy keeps showing just how dang good he is. Who else could have pulled off Locke?(A movie in which his character was the only one you saw and spent the entire movie making phone calls while driving on a freeway.) And I'm still in awe of his performance in&a... Read More

Karina Wiciak Unveils New Fairytale Bathroom Restaurant Design

Sep 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Now that Karina Wiciak is finished with her lengthy XII design collection, she's started on her next project—the Pastel Collection. We're not sure how many looks she's planning on realizing for the series, but with the second one officially revealed, we can't wait to see what else she has in store.

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You Need to See These 12 Flicks Screening at Toronto Film Festival

Sep 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

For those of us who are obsessed with movies, fall means a slew of new films to drool over and is typically seen as the start of Oscar season. The Toronto Film Festival (September 4-14) is typically a pretty good indication of how the Academy Awards will play out, letting everyone know ahead of time which flicks are the best and which are big disappointments. 

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Hamilton Leithauser Talks Post-Walkmen Black Hours, His Writing Process, the Coen Brothers & Drunk Cross-Eyed Germans

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

High school marked my musical awakening, a time when I started to really construct my own identity outside of my mom's water-damaged Cat Stevens records, my dad's old Johnny Cash, and the popular boy bands of the early 1990s (I'll never live that down). It was then I discovered my affinity for Nick Cave's poetic brutality, Morrissey's dramatic flair, Billy Bragg's political fortitude, and of course, The Walkmen's confident frontman Hamilton Leithauser who made every note seem essential.

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Indie Artist Allman Brown Should Be Next On Your List of Music Finds

Aug 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you were listening close enough last season during an especially emotional moment on NBC’s Parenthood, you may have heard Allman Brown’s beautifully written song Sons and Daughters playing in the background. For me, it was when vocalist Liz Lawrence joined him on the chorus, filling his melodies with wonderfully placed harmonies, that I knew I had to hear more. 

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Art Pops Off The Walls of These 11 Creative Hotel Rooms

Jul 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Would your sleep be sweeter if you bedded down in this one-of-a-kind art room guarded by a Yakuza-style mural of Avanyu, the Tewa tribe’s deity of water? Or is original pop art by Warhol more to your taste? Or maybe, Victorian run amuk. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or not, these over-the-top art rooms will add color and excitement to your dreams.

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12-Year-Old Child Prodigy Autumn de Forest is Selling Paintings for $25,000

Jul 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's not uncommon for discerning art collectors to drop thousands on a new artwork for their walls, but it's not as commonplace for the piece to be by a 12-year-old. Then again, most people would never guess these seemingly Warhol-inspired works to have been painted by a kid.

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Annie Leibovitz's Massive Career Consolidated in $2,500 476-Page Book

Jul 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With a career that's lasted over 40 years, everyone knows Annie Leibovitz by now. The iconic artist was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone, the first contributing photographer for Vanity Fair after its revival, and has been behind some of the most famous advertising campaigns. Many may try and copy her, but her portraiture style is instantly recognizable as something inherently her own. With so much work in her catalog, it must have been quite the feat to collect her photos in a SUMO-sized book for Taschen, but she did it and the art world rejoices. [Warning: One of the following pictures is NSFW]

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Official Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey Finally Gives Us a Peek Inside Christian Grey's Sex Dungeon

Jul 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The first official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey finally hit the Internet today after premiering on Today, and the world was never the same. The trailer opens with mousy Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) preparing herself to meet the sexually dominant Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for the first time and if knee grabbing and longing looks are your thing, this film clip has it all. 

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Salvador Dali's Rare Collection of Etchings, Tapestries & Watercolors Make Their Way to SD

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

Beginning Friday, July 25, Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection will make its stop at Meyer Fine Art in Little Italy. The traveling collection will be on display and available for acquisition until September 6, and includes rare pieces curated by Madame Christine Argillet, the daughter of Pierre Argillet, Dali’s publisher and close confidante for more than 50 years. The summers Argillet spent with Dali and her father, as well as their close relationship is demonstrated through the carefully-selected etchings, tapestries and watercolors.

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20,000 Days on Earth Investigates Nick Cave's Psyche & Boldly Redefines the Music Documentary Genre

Jul 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There's a scene in 20,000 Days on Earth in which Nick Cave chauffeurs Kylie Minogue around Brighton in a black 1980s Jaguar XJ as she reflects back on having first met him. The front passenger seat is left open for us, the audience, as an invitation into a music documentary that's not quite real. In fact, everything you see has been constructed and the car you're in is more like a dream. Though the ambitious film is artistically pieced together and wrapped in fiction by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard—and co-written by Cave himself—it's actually the most beautifully honest reflection of art's transformative power you may ever see. 

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Get an Inside Look at the Man, the Myth, & the Legend David Bowie in Chicago

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s never a bad time when Bowie is involved (Am I right?). Celebrating the famed musician’s traveling exhibit “David Bowie Is,” the Thompson Chicago is offering an exclusive package for its guests. The 247-room hotel announced its “Day and Night with David Bowie” VIP experience this week in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Italian Roots: 5 NYC Destinations with Strong Italian Culture

Jul 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the most beloved countries in the world, Italy has played a huge part in shaping many nations and lives through its food, art, architecture, culture and its beautiful philosophies such as la dolce vita. Even those who don't come from Italian decent can appreciate the amazing and timeless items that have come from Italy. To celebrate their culture, let's take a look at our favorite NYC destinations where you can go to learn more about this vibrant society.

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Artist Eric Joyner Reimagines The Usual Suspects With Donut-Loving Robots

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Artist Eric Joyner combines two of our favorite things in the world: donuts and robots. His art depicts an alternative outcome of World War II, one in which those little tin toy robots exported from Japan from the 1940s to the 1960s live out their lives among us.

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