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ArtPrize is a Mega Art Event You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

The Louvre, the Vatican Museums, New York’s Guggenheim and…Grand Rapids, Michigan. Indeed, the very city of Grand Rapids joins the pantheon of the world’s most attention-getting art destinations by holding ArtPrize, the innovative brainchild of Rick DeVos—the grandson of innovative billionaire Rich DeVos. 

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7 Standout Peter Dinklage Roles From Before He Became Tyrion Lannister

Jul 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some may have been introduced to the talented Peter Dinklage through his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, but the Golden Globe award-winning actor has been paving his way through a diverse portfolio of roles since his film debut in 1995’s Living in Oblivion. Uniquely, even at the beginning of his career, he has never been afraid of putting his foot down and saying “no” to roles designed to exploit his four-foot-two stature—even if it meant struggling to pay rent. 

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Artist Erin Hammond Peels Back the Paint Layers to Give Us a Peek at Her Process

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Erin Hammond's art pieces are deceptively simple at first glance, a few lines drawn with color washes. But if one looks long enough, you can see layers of effort, with each addition adding further detail. With a host of influences from her cr

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We Weigh In On the Heavy MMaterial Indoor/Outdoor Sculptural Furniture Collection

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the brain child of Brooklyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo, MMaterial is the only outdoor furniture collection we’re eying right now. Mastrangelo, who was once artist Matthew Barney’s assistant before breaking out on his own, is a seasoned sculptor who has been utilizing natural casting materials (like sugar and salt) for over a decade. 

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Interview: Jason Segel On His Career-Defining Role and the "Real Beauty" of David Foster Wallace

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it was announced that a movie about author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) was on the way, the literary world nearly imploded. Opinions were fierce, loud and on occasion, vicious. From the author’s estate publicly denouncing the project to diehard fans questioning whether a film about the figure should even be made, The End of the Tour was surrounded by skepticism.

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Jeff Bridges' $29.5M Montecito Estate is Up for Grabs

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jeff “The Dude” Bridges has moved on from his Montecito, CA estate, making the $29.5 million home available for a new owner. Not only is it pretty rare to find a property of this size (the lot spans 19.5 acres) in the area, Bridges and his wife Susan bought the house from musician Kenny Loggins way back in 1994 and raised their three daughters there—meaning that those walls have a lot of cool stories to tell.  

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5 London Shows and Exhibitions You Won't Want to Miss (Hint: Benedict Cumberbatch)

Jul 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though some people equate summer months with being the best time to visit London, it’s certainly not true this year. The famed city has an incredible lineup of events to close out the rest of the year and when we say incredible, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch onstage playing the title role in Hamlet. 

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Win a Star Trek Beyond Walk-On Role for Charity & Become Besties With the Cast

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to put that Trekkie shirt back in your closet just yet! The Star Trek franchise, in partnership with philanthropic organization Omaze, announced this morning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for die-hard Star Trek fans. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign features a selection of goodies that... Read More

Our 7 “You Should’ve Been There” Moments From Comic-Con

Jul 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Every year, networks and studios have to really do their best to wow fans and cosplayers at Comic-Con, and they certainly outdid themselves this time—just maybe not in the way you assumed. Though some of 2015’s most anticipated panels were worth the wait (holy moly, Star Wars), others failed to deliver anything new (like the contractually-silenced Game of Thrones cast). 

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History Lives on Through Dutch Artist Henk Pander's Paint Brush

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

With mixed emotions, Henk Pander left his native dwelling in the Netherlands for Portland, Oregon. He was only 27 when he immigrated to the United States and although already having made his mark in the art world, Henk continued on with his creative lifestyle, drawing inspiration from a new land and a new life.

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The Overnight's Adam Scott Chats Fake Penises, Awkward Preschool Camping Trips, & the Next U2 Podcast

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Adam Scott is one of those actors who you see everywhere, but never get enough of. Whether he’s brooding in The Vicious Kind, mocking Will Ferrell in Step Brothers, or winning our hearts in Parks and Recreation, Adam Scott is always on point with an incredible range not often seen in Hollywood. With his new indie sex comedy, The Overnight

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The Doobie Brothers Drop a Truth Bomb About Where Rock 'N' Roll is Thriving in Modern Music

Jun 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to commenting on the current state of rock 'n’ roll, there’s really no band more qualified than The Doobie Brothers. They helped create the now-iconic California sound of the '70s, after all. Since first starting up back in 1970, the American rock group has sold over 40 million records and have gone through some incredibly distinct sounds.

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Adorable Alert! Kids Become Art Critics and Give Yayoi Kusama's Newest Show a Sticker of Approval

Jun 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Creators Project have reminded us all, in the cutest way possible, that art is truly in the eye of the beholder. For the first Kids Critique episode, the project took a group of kids to see Yayoi Kusama’s newest show entitled Give Me Love at the David Zwirner gallery in New York. Without any preconceptions of what “good” art is, the kids responded naturally to the Japanese artist’s use of bold psychedelic colors and fun interactive installations. 

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Yoko Ono Tortures Us By Staying Silent About New SKY LANDING Public Installation in Jackson Park

Jun 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

John Lennon once said that Yoko Ono was “the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does.” Considering people still refer to her in relation to Lennon and The Beatles, we have to agree with him. 

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ME by Meliá Opens First Italy Location Plus Piazza della Repubblica’s First Rooftop Bar

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Summertime in Milan just got a little nicer with the opening of ME Milan Il Duca, the very first Italian luxury hotel from ME by Meliá. Not only does it have a prime location in the Piazza della Repubblica shopping area—which is just a little north of the city’s design district Brera—the hotel was also designed by the renowned late architect, Aldo Rossi, and has interiors by Mortini’s Studio. 

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