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Oh Snap! Nick Cave Says "Thank You...But No" to MTV Nomination in 1996 Rejection Letter

Oct 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It’s good to be reminded sometimes that the media circus most of us are so fascinated by is merely a chaotic show designed for fleeting entertainment and means very little in the long run. And who better to remind us all of that than the creative genius Nick Cave? In the above video, singer Kylie Minogue beautifully reads a rejection letter that Cave penned on October 21, 1996 after hearing of his MTV Best Male Artist award nomination.

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Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin’s $455M Bubble Palace is For Sale & is As Amazing As it Sounds

Oct 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Iconic fashion designer Pierre Cardin has put Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) on the market for a rumored $455 million and yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. With its own 500-seat amphitheater and an obvious dislike for right angles, the 13,000-square-foot property is an epic ode to art and design. 

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Eerie Halloween Photos That Are Sure to Keep You Awake at Night

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Halloween is on the perfect day this year, meaning that you can celebrate with parties, costumes, and candy all weekend long. In the days leading up to All Hallows' Eve, in between pumpkin carving nights and spooky movie marathons, we've been compiling some pretty great photos that encapsulate everything we love about this holiday, from eerie clowns to spooky witches. But some of these photos are creepy in less obvious ways, like a figure laying face down in shallow water, and some of them are just downright cool. 

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These 22 Creepy Photos Will Scare the Crap Out of You

Oct 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Halloween is on the perfect day this year, meaning that you can celebrate with parties, costumes, and candy all weekend long. In the days leading up to All Hallows' Eve, in between pumpkin carving nights and spooky movie marathons, we've been compiling some pretty great photos that encapsulate everything we love about this holiday, from eerie clowns to spooky witches. 

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Karina Wiciak Imagines a Desert Fortress-Turned-Restaurant for Ongoing Pastel Collection

Oct 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Wamhouse designer Karina Wiciak has finally revealed the third design in her four-part Pastel Collection, Suszarnia. Polish for “drying room,” the restaurant interior follows the fantasy-like theme of its predecessors, featuring interconnected furniture and fittings. 

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These Adorably-Spooky Human Skulls Are Carved From Precious Oyster Pearls

Oct 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

These tiny skulls may look like hard proof that fairies exist, but they’re actually carved pearls. Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba has been painstakingly mapping and carving oyster pearls into human and animal skulls since 1974, making what he calls “wearable sculptures.”

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Christie's Expects to Get Over $100M for Defining Modigliani Nude

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The current sales record for a work by Amedeo Modigliani is $70.7 million, but Christie’s is hoping to smash that at The Artist’s Muse: A Curate Evening Sale of 20th Century Art on November 9. The specific work that is expected to do the trick is Nu couché (Reclining Nude), which was painted in 1917-18 and is estimated to fetch at least $100M at the New York auction.

“This is quite simply one of the most important paintings I have handled in my long career at Christie’s,” says Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President and Chief Auctioneer. “There are a very small number of masterpieces that we dream of handling: this magnificent Modigliani has always been one of them.”

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Can Scott Eastwood's First Western Movie Diablo Be As Good As It Wants to Be?

Oct 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Scott Eastwood has been diligently avoiding doing a western ever since he made his acting debut in 2006’s Flags of Our Fathers, and considering he is sent around 50 gun-slinging scripts a month, that’s a lot of avoidance. His apprehension makes complete sense seeing as his dad Clint Eastwood basically created what we know of the western genre.

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Adrien Brody's Septembers of Shiraz Makes for a Lackluster SDFF Opening

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival is officially in full swing, having kicked off on Wednesday night with a packed screening of Septembers of Shiraz, which was followed by a Q&A with star Adrien Brody. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Dalia Sofer, the film follows an affluent Iranian family after the husband is arrested, thrown into prison and tortured. If there’s one thing this film has succeeded in, it’s in making me want to pick the novel up, because it just has to be better than what I saw.

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Local Artists Flock to DesignPhiladelphia to Shift Perceptions of the City

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Held annually since 2005, DesignPhiladelphia celebrates the city’s creative community, highlighting design, technology and businesses with a collaborative backbone. Taking place October 8-16, this year’s art event is centered on the theme of “Shift Everything” and will feature over 130 public programs, including exhibit openings and hands-on workshops. 

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Kate Hudson Plays Naughty and Nice in the 2016 Annual Campari Calendar

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Kate Hudson is officially the star of the new 2016 Campari Calendar, which revolves around the eternal battle between bitter and sweet by paying homage to their iconic red Italian aperitif. Though the full unveiling won’t happen until November 18, we have some awesome behind-the-scenes shots of the actress on set that give a pretty good indication of what to expect. 

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David Beckham Plays Biker Outlaw in Belstaff's Circus Film-Inspired Short

Sep 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new 17-minute short film Outlaws may be for the British brand Belstaff, but it’s more a homage to iconic circus films than anything else. In the short, David Beckham plays an outlaw biker who comes across a circus and falls for a lonely trapeze artist, thereby being thrown into the show by the unstable performance director (Harvey Keitel). 

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Lupita Nyong'o Answers 73 Rapid Fire Questions About Star Wars, Growing Up in Kenya & Her Inspirations

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Lupita Nyong’o has been on everyone’s favorite list ever since she blew film lovers away with her feature film debut performance in 12 Years a Slave—not to mention slaying every red carpet appearance since. The Mexico-born, Kenya-raised Oscar winner recently appeared in one of Vogue’s 73 Questions videos where she divulged some interesting (and totally endearing) facts about herself.

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The 9 Star-Studded TIFF Premieres & Parties You Can't Miss This Weekend

Sep 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While the Toronto Film Festival is obviously about movies, it’s also about spotting your favorite stars at premieres and mingling with them at after parties. Since the event lasts a whopping 10 days, there are definitely plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of festival favorites, like Eddie Redmayne and Emma Roberts, but it always seems like the weekends have the most going on. 

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Stunning Balloon Installation Becomes the Breathing Heartbeat of London

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Covent Garden has been filled with 100,000 white balloons that take on the form of a giant low-hanging cloud to precede The London Design Festival (September 19-27). Called Heartbeat, the commissioned piece is by Charles Pétillon and marks the French artist’s very first public art installation.

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