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Our favorite French mademoiselle (and former BUST cover girl) Charlotte Gainsbourg has been making a splash the past few weeks in the new Lars Von Trier film Antichrist, and now she's back with the new single 'IRM' from her forthcoming album of the same name. The album, produced by our favorite Scientologist Beck, drops next February. Head on over to her website for a free download of the title track, and look for the first official single 'Heaven Can Wait' soon! And Charlotte, if you're interested in singing the soundtrack to my life, I'm totally up for that. photo courtesy culturebully.
Because now it actually is Friday, and this video is HILARIOUS. video courtesy YouTube.
Will Sarah Palin ever stop being a punchline? Let's hope not. Wonkette had a contest to create Blingees of her new book cover, and the results are pretty awesome. I've posted my personal favorite here -- old Sarah looks good in shutter shades. Maybe she should have worn those during the campaign to improve her appeal with the 'young voters.
Cute? Yes. That's obvious. But the best word to describe Slingshot Dakota goes deeper than what's on the surface: it's passionate. Passionate about doing what they love. Passionate about supporting their friends. Passionate about making a difference. Get the idea? Sure, Slingshot can easily hook you in with their poppy tunes and adorableness. But there's so much more behind the blast of sound created by an amped up Yamaha keyboard, a deafeningly loud drum set, and two voice boxes.
The 45th Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicks off today, and this year, organizers have created the Reel Women program to spotlight films created by women or that address women's issues. And when they say 'women's issues,' they ain't kiddin' -- one of the films is a documentary about menstruation, and tonight's opening night feature is the Katherine Dieckmann-directed Motherhood starring Uma Thurman.
I was on the Craftster.org site today and this popped up, so genius, and not too difficult for the craft-impaired like myself. It's the creepy ghost kid Tomas from the movie Orphanage, go rent it if you've never watched, so good and scary! here is the link with how one crafty mom did it.
The Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit has been causing a legit uproar in Egypt.  What's in the phony purity pack?  Why, a diaphragm that trickles a blood-like liquid, of course!  And it's all in an effort to trick new hubbies into thinking their brides are carrying a V-card. The kit is seen as a tool of empowerment to some, but Egyptian conservatives believe it promotes promiscuity and ultimately threatens Islam.
 Gabba Gabba Hey! Guess what? It's The Ramones Museum in Berlin's first Birthday!  A celebration is definitely in order, cause it's the only museum in the world dedicated to our favorite ripped-blue-jeans clad punk rockers. Museum founder Flo Hayler collected Ramones memorabilia for over 18 years, spending his hard earned euros on everything from original copies of famous photographs to a pair of Johnny's Levis.  That is, until his girlfriend decided the stuff had to go and Hayler turned his collection into a Ramones shrine for fans to pore over.
I'm pulverized by this latest thing! Yet another book about our favorite residents of East Hampton has hit the streets. Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond is out now from Authorhouse and features correspondence written to Walter Newkirk between 1977-1987. Joe Landry, playwright of Reefer Madness, will also be working on a play called Little Edie and the Rutgers Boy, adapted from Letters and Newkirk's other book MemoraBEALEia. No word yet on when the play premieres, but both books are available for purchase at authorhouse.com.
I might have to become a crafty bird just so I can participate in this oh so awesome craft group and event...Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) presents the clever pieces from the Ossu! Shugeibu craft club from Japan Oct. 14th-Nov. 13th in an exhibition called Before and After. Ossu! Shugeibu, which translates to Yo! Crafting Club, uses repurposed materials and freestyle techniques free of rules and conventions to create oddball crafts that make me smile.