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March 31, 2014

A Fendi Day in Munich

"Loic Prigent's camera eye captured the Fendi fete in Munich: the newly opened Fendi boutique was celebrated with the inauguration of 'The Glory Of Water' exhibition, a extraordinary photographic exhibiton lensed by Karl Lagerfeld."

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Solstice - Fendi Spring/Summer 2014 Men's collection

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Gen X re Gen Y

"Why are Millennials, um, well, there's no other way to say it: kind of boring?"

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Darkside - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

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March 30, 2014

Mississippi John Hurt - Avalon Blues

"In 1928, Mississippi John Hurt recorded thirteen songs on the Okeh label, including 'Avalon Blues.' Then he disappeared. His music influenced generations of folk and blues performers, but the mystery remained. Who was he? What happened to him? In 1963, Tom Hoskins, following the clues of the 'Mississippi' in Hurt's stage name, and the lyrics of this song, 'Avalon, my home town,' located Hurt living in a simple shack in tiny Avalon, Mississippi, the same shack pictured early in the video, and later as the reconditioned Mississippi John Hurt Museum. Not only was Hurt still alive in 1963, but the real miracle was that he retained his sweet singing voice and fluid guitar skills. He recorded dozens of songs and toured extensively in his final three years, sharing his beautiful music with the world. Sometimes there really are happy endings."

Live: You Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley.

And: The Ballad of Stagger Lee.

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March 29, 2014

L'Instant Chanel

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Rodrigo Amarante - A Take Away Show

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March 28, 2014

Tomorrow, and tomorrow - Ian McKellen analyzes Macbeth speech (1979)

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The main food source for the Morlocks

"England is suffering from a 'worrying cultural divide' with poor adults much less likely to read books than their richer neighbours, a report says. The country is divided into two nations, those who read weekly or daily, and those who prefer TV and DVDs, it says."

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Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou - The Hopeless Wanderer

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March 27, 2014

True Detective: Yellow King Theory

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L’Officine Universelle Buly

"Ramdane Touhami, the entrepreneurial French-Moroccan multi-tasker behind the successful rebranding of Cire Trudon, has launched a new 'historic' French beauty brand, L’Officine Universelle Buly."

On the look out for a “new legend” that could be transformed into a global business, Touhami toured France’s officines and apothecaries. London had Penghalion’s. Florence had Santa Maria Novella. There was an opportunity to create a “historical” French beauty brand, he thought. “I visited about 130 different old apothecaries dating back from the 15th to the 19th century,” recounts Touhami. “I found the Bully archives (at Les Archives Départementales de la Seine) and decided to awaken the past.”
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Louis Vuitton presents the Emprise Jewellery and Watch Collection

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London Grammar - Strong

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March 26, 2014

Gaga by Gaultier (2011)

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How to date Chanel bottles

"In this guide I will help you accurately date your Chanel bottle."

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Dominique Young Unique - Throw It Down

Hat tip to Mr. Percifeld.

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March 25, 2014

William S. Burroughs - Class On Creative Reading

"William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch."

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Jorge Luis Borges on Poetry

"I think young poets are apt to begin with what is really the most difficult—free verse. This is a very great mistake."

Now this does not mean that I prefer a sonnet to a piece of free verse. I like both. If you take some of the best pages in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and ask me whether or not I find them better than a sonnet by Shakespeare or Wordsworth or Keats or Yeats, I would say that the question is meaningless. There is no need to like one and discard the other, since you can keep both.

But the difference is this: if you attempt a sonnet, you already have something given to you, and the reader can anticipate the form, while if you attempt free verse, everything must come from within you. You have to be far more skillful technically to attempt free verse than to attempt what you may think of as being old-fashioned. Of course, if you happen to be Walt Whitman, you’ll have the inner strength, or inner urge, that makes you capable and worthy of free verse, but this doesn’t happen to many of us.
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Silent Cal

An apocryphal story has it that Dorothy Parker, seated next to him at a dinner, said to him, "Mr. Coolidge, I've made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you." He replied, "You lose." It was also Parker who, upon learning that Coolidge had died, reportedly remarked, "How can they tell?"

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Old Man Canyon - Phantoms & Friends

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March 24, 2014

Vice - The Giants of Iceland

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Ozymandias

"Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile."

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In defense of empire

"Compared with imperialism, democracy is a new and uncertain phenomenon."

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Warpaint - Love is to Die (Yours Truly Session)

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March 23, 2014

Kylie Minogue - Sexercize

Model Files - Season 3, Episode 2: "Preston's truly on the come up — Hot on the heels of his all-Asian modeling agency, The Asiancy, Preston was personally tapped by Kylie Minogue to cast a sweaty, sultry video for her new single SEXERCISE. It's hot, it's sexy, it's awkward."

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We're big enough, we're ugly enough, we're orange enough

The fake-tan map of Britain.

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At darkest midnight, the nostrils' North Star awaits you.

A bacon adventure beyond your wildest imagination.

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Iggy Azalea - Impossible Is Nothing

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March 22, 2014

Gwendolyn MacEwen - House of Mercury

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Gwendolyn MacEwen - You Held Out the Light

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Gwendolyn MacEwen - Dark Pines Under Water

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Biosphere - Spindrift

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March 21, 2014

Fame - Season 1 Ep 1 Metamorphosis (January 7, 1982)

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Hwæt!

"Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father 'enter[ing] into the imagined past' of the heroes."

Although the author completed his own translation in 1926, he "seems never to have considered its publication", said Christopher Tolkien today, announcing the Tolkien estate's new deal with HarperCollins to publish Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary on 22 May. The book, edited by Christopher Tolkien, will also include the series of lectures Tolkien gave at Oxford about the poem in the 1930s, as well as the author's "marvellous tale", Sellic Spell.
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So you want to be a writer …

"Last week Hanif Kureishi dismissed creative writing courses as 'a waste of time', yet they have never been more popular. Other leading author-teachers reveal their advice to students."

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Biosphere - Ancient Campfire

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March 19, 2014

Analytic-Continental Split

"Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Continental-Analytic split in Western philosophy. The Analytic school favours a logical, scientific approach, in contrast to the Continental emphasis on the importance of time and place. But what are the origins of this split and is it possible that contemporary philosophers can bridge the gap between the two? Melvyn Bragg is joined by Stephen Mulhall of New College, University of Oxford, Beatrice Han-Pile of the University of Essex and Hans Johann-Glock of the University of Zurich."

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The first org charts

"Back in the mid-1800s, the Erie Railroad was a thriving but disorganized company responsible for transporting goods throughout the Northeast. The railroad company had more than 500 miles of track, making it one of the largest of its time. This was good for business, but bad for organization."

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Looking glass Earth

"Scientists believe they have detected the first liquid waves on the surface of another world. The signature of isolated ripples was observed in a sea called Punga Mare on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan."

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Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty

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March 18, 2014

Burberry Prorsum Fall-Winter 2014

"From Tribal or Ethnic Prints to Safari Patterns, this is the Burberry mood for fall winter 2014-2015, designed by Christopher Bailey for women collection.

"Vibrant shades such as brown, military green, cognac, light yellow, purple and other natural nuances define the range. Trenchs with painted floral details are combined with high sandals and large bags. The dresses are a close fit and decorated with ethnic-style knitting patterns."

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Are stores becoming commoditized?

"In the Internet Age, fashion consumers increasingly know what they want long before they visit retailers, undermining the traditional role of department stores and boutiques as curators of style, argues Eugene Rabkin."

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Hermes Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Paris Menswear

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Pixie Lott - Nasty

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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March 17, 2014

Armani Prive Spring/Summer 2014 | Paris Couture Fashion Week

"FashionTV brings you the complete Armani Prive Spring/Summer 2014 show from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Deep blues and purples dominate the scene, and although it may not be the colors you think of for Spring/Summer, It looks fresh here. The designs feature a range of influences, but most apparent are the North African touches including long head scarves and vests with rich embroideries."

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Kashan rose otto

"It’s floral, fruity and hesperidic, with a honey note coming through slowly, yet steadily. It has an ineffable naughtiness that escapes all attempts to define it, an elusiveness that makes it simultaneously putting off and irresistibly attractive. But it’s inexplicably and irreducibly beautiful and sad, but a sadness that has more to do with nostalgia and longing than with mere absence and despair: a desperatio fiducialis (and my Iranologist friend have surely gotten my drift). The texture, which had left me perplexed the first time I tested it, is waxy and semi-solid at room temperature, due to the high ratio of stearoptene (courtesy of Chris), but liquefies quickly when heated."

A confident desperation: "Is it right to speak, as is often the case, of the pessimism of gnosis? Such a judgment assumes that one has forgotten what the struggle of the gnostic is about, what its origin is and what its outcome will be. This outcome makes it clear that if gnosis despairs of this world it is in the form of a desperatio fiducialis, a confident desperation. One can say the same thing with reference to Zoroastrian and Manichean cosmic dramaturgy. Where, then, is the optimism of this despair rooted?"

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Why film directors are taking over TV

"Showbiz and media writers predict that True Detective is a forerunner of a new era in TV drama. Writer-producer shows such as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire may slowly give way to the director-led format."

So says The Guardian.

So much for that idea: True Detective Season 2 will have more than one director.

We don’t have any plans to work with one director again. It would be impossible to do this yearly as we need to be able to do post while we’re still filming, like any other show. There’s some great guys I’ve consulted, and we’re all confident we can achieve the same consistency.
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Damion Rae

Toronoto landmarks at night.

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Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again (Remastered)

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March 16, 2014

Vionnet Mode à Paris Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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On the shores of Lake Admiralty

The 11,000 year-old footprints at the bottom of Lake Ontario.

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Gucci Menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

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Bombino - Azamane Tiliade

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March 15, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

Infographic and Forms: The shapes of stories.

"Graphic designer, Maya Eilam posted an incredible infographic on Kurt Vonnegut's theories of archetypal stories. I'm using it in my classroom to teach students how to structure the one-act play they're writing. First, we discuss the different forms."

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True characters in True Detective

James Franco:

Generally speaking, I don’t think it’s particularly easy for novelists to write screenplays. They tend to write in too much damn dialogue. Now, maybe, if we want to get more nuanced, we should distinguish teleplays from screenplays, and even miniseries/anthologies (especially those made for HBO) from long-running series, because there is more room to experiment on television. Compared with film, there is a lot more narrative time to fill, so the stories can handle more plot development without imploding and still have character development on par with the best movies. And the miniseries, as a form, inherently creates the expectation of long-form story development, whereas a normal series is more episodic. I’d argue that our favorite TV series nowadays, like Breaking Bad and The Wire, took on the narrative connectedness you find in a miniseries. Their popularity helped forge an audience for immersive anthology shows like True Detective and American Horror Story. This anthology format gives True Detective the shape and structure of a book more than a film or a conventional episodic television show.
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History of the Quidditch World Cup

J.K. Rowling has posted the first part of her History of the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore.

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Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon)

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March 14, 2014

The Asiancy | MODEL FILES, Season 3, Episode 1

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This is what the Internet actually looks like

The undersea cables wiring the Earth.

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Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola - Stella Artois

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Shania Twain, Top Of The Pops Special (1999)

Shania Twain, Top Of The Pops Special 1999, Man! I Feel Like a Woman, Honey! I'm Home, When, From This Moment On, If You Not In It For Love Remix, Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You Remix), You're Still The One, That Don't Impress Me Much.

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March 13, 2014

Luisa Beccaria Milano Moda Donna Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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A pirate utopia

"An alliance of pirates preyed on ships laden with treasure, outmatched Britain's Royal Navy, elected their own admiral and, ultimately, were destroyed in a cataclysmic battle against a Dutch fleet in 1614."

They were a pirate alliance which operated on the southwest coast of Munster, Ireland, in the early 17th century, and now new archaeological and historical research reveals new details about their adventures.
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Muhteşem Yüzyıl / The Magnificent Century (2011)

"Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Turkish pronunciation: [muhteˈʃæm ˈjyzjɯl], English: The Magnificent Century) is a prime time historical Turkish soap opera television series. It was originally broadcast on Show TV and then transferred to Star TV. It is based on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and his wife Hürrem Sultan, a slave girl who became Sultana."

Hat tip to Mr. Ayers.

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MTNS - Lost Track Of Time

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March 12, 2014

Versace Milano Moda Donna Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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Soundtrack: Pachanga Boys - Time.

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Perfume as an art form

Olfactory curator for the Museum of Art and Design, Chandler Burr argues "by any reasonable definition" perfume is an art form.

Burr, who also publishes a number of intriguing top 10 lists of fragrances (among which you will find Paris by YSL and Chanel No 5 as well as some surprising choices, such as Clinique’s Happy for Men and Hilfiger’s Tommy Girl), often uses artistic terms to describe perfumes: “Guerlain’s Jicky is a work of romanticism – it’s very Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – while Diorama is one of the greatest abstract expressionist perfumes in the world.”
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British fashion invasion

"The big French luxury fashion conglomerates have been making unprecedented investment in young UK designers lately, and no wonder – the current crop of British talent is some of the most forward-looking anywhere in the world."

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Stromae - Merci

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March 11, 2014

Gucci | Spring Summer 2014

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You can't really predict the future. All you can do is invent it.

"Frederik Pohl, who died last year at the age of 93, was a prolific author of science fiction and a writer whose ideas still resonate today. That resonance is just one of the reasons that his 1977 novel Gateway has been the subject of frantic bidding by TV production companies."

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James Booker - True

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March 10, 2014

Salvatore Ferragamo - Milano Moda Donna, Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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Brand DNA

"'Every guy wants to be a little bit of a rock star,' says John Varvatos, who has built a formidable menswear empire on this very notion. His seasonal advertising campaigns feature music icons like Iggy Pop and Kiss. His downtown New York flagship is housed in the space previously occupied by legendary punk club CBGB. Since 2001, he has collaborated with Converse, a brand beloved by The Ramones and The Clash. And his collection — which includes signatures like attenuated suiting, biker boots and knotted neckerchiefs — comes with a distinct rock n’ roll twist."

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The old age of youth

"It turns out that I wasn’t supposed to spend my 20s frantically looking for a husband; I should have been building my career and enjoying my last gasp of freedom. I then spent my 30s ruminating on grievances accumulated in my 20s. This time around, I’d like to save time by figuring out the decade while I’m still in it."

Entering middle age in Paris — the world’s epicenter of existentialism — isn’t terribly helpful. With their signature blend of subtlety and pessimism, the French carve up midlife into the “crisis of the 40s,” the “crisis of the 50s” and the “noonday demon” (described by one French writer as “when a man in his 50s falls in love with the babysitter”).
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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 in G major - I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen

Symphony No. 4 (Mahler): Lynda Russel, soprano. Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit, conductor.

For purposes of comparison Jo Vincent (soprano), Willem Mengelberg (conductor), Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, recorded in 1939.

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March 09, 2014

Chanel Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ready-to-Wear

I wanted the Coco Choco sign: "Bit of bad news for those of you relentlessly combing eBay hoping to score one of those Chanel 'Mademoiselle Privé' doormats (wait, I wasn’t the only one, right?): Chanel looters weren’t allowed to keep those goods."

Parité: Karl Lagerfeld says he likes fashion to be "part of daily life, and not something cut away from life." It looks like his trip to cool, relaxed, and comfortable took a long detour through Cara Delevingne's closet.


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Why Netflix would have ruined True Detective

"If HBO released the episodes of True Detective all at once, as Netflix regularly does, this show would get half the attention it currently draws."

The unsung brilliance of the show is not just found in the dialogue between 2012 Cohle and our present day pawns, but in the dialogue between the fans. After every show a new theory rears its confident head. The show is so dynamic that every episode is noteworthy; every episode lends itself to be dissected through a repeat watch, or four. If Netflix had the luxury of hosting and releasing this show, it would have its viewers no doubt, but it would not have drawn a fraction of the attention this phenomenon has seen over the weeks it has aired.
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All these worlds are yours

"If Europa's ocean is proven to exist, it would possess more than twice as much water as Earth."

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David Sylvian - Some Kind Of Fool

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March 08, 2014

Alexander McQueen | Autumn/Winter 2014

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Towers of Svaneti

"Svans -- a subgroup of Georgians, who speak their own unwritten Svan language, practice blood revenge and sing complicated polyphonic vocal songs -- were the traditional gatekeepers of mountain passes, and since the time immemorial have been hardy survivors, the archetypal highland warriors. Every household in Svaneti is a true fortress."

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Stephen King’s Reading List for Writers

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

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Darkside - Metatron

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March 07, 2014

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust (2004)

"It was a fine spring morning when Armageddon began."

"Carthage was Rome's equal, rival and almost her conqueror. In 146 BC Roman General Scipio destroyed the city of Carthage so painstakingly and utterly that not a single building was left standing. What did the Romans so fear about the Carthaginians that in the end they would be prompted to the most terrible acts of reprisal in the ancient world? A new archaeological dig by Dr. Richard Miles of Cambridge University, penetrates the burned layer of the Roman holocaust and uncovers fresh evidence."

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On the surface, this seems like good news

"Is Sony's The Last of Us movie a good idea?"

The old problem with video game movies was that the central stories and writing just weren’t on par with traditional films. The quality wasn’t there. Now the quality is there, and I would argue the best games, like The Last of Us, can create entertainment experiences even better than movies, giving the player investment in the story by controlling the protagonist’s actions and fully immersing them in the environment.

That’s the problem though. These game work great as games, but stripped of its “game-ness,” The Last of Us may turn into just another post-apocalyptic sci-fi zombie movie.

Encouraging: Sam Raimi is producing the film.

Naughty Dog related: "Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog."

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Plot device

"The worst thing that ever happened to the collective Screenwriters of the World was the invention of the cellphone. Seinfeld may still hold up pretty great for you today ('90s fashion is timeless, y'all), but think about that show from the perspective of someone who's 12 or 13 now. Half the "conflicts" in that (or virtually any '90s) sitcom could have been solved via a few hundred bucks worth of iPhone."

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Bear McCreary with Katee Sackhoff - All Along the Watchtower

The album version:

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March 06, 2014

Louis Vuitton Desert Philosophies with Matthias Schoenaerts

On Acting and Experience

On the Actor and the Character

On Travel and Discovery

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Louis Vuitton presents When Los Angeles is a Man

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March 05, 2014

Louis Vuitton | Fall Winter 2014/2015 Full Fashion Show

Louis Vuitton | Fall Winter 2014/2015 by Nicolas Ghesquière.

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Digital fashion

"Silicon Valley may be the historical mecca of the tech startup, but when it comes to the world of fashion technology, London has positioned itself to be the center of everything digital fashion."

Take Burberry, for example.

British fashion giant Burberry is noted as being on the forefront of technology as the first luxury brand to incorporate digital and social media into its marketing strategy, in order to bring about a newfound relevance to the brand. Former CEO Angela Ahrends has moved to Apple as its new Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, suggesting the fusion of fashion and tech isn't going anywhere if Apple sees the need to incorporate a fashion sense into its brand.
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The Adele Dazeem Name Generator

What's your Travoltified name?

Hat tip to Mr. Proctor.

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Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy

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March 04, 2014

Giorgio Armani Privé - One Night Only in Paris Runway Show Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture

The only proper couture show of the season. Paul Poiret lives.


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Rance 1795 - Le Vainqueur

"Francois Rance created Le Vainqueur for his client, Napoleon Bonaparte, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean atmospheres which were so dear to Napoleon and to Franois himself."

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Vogue - Tom Ford's Inspiring Advice to Designers at the Fashion Fund Awards Ceremony

"As the speaker at the 2013 awards ceremony for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, we hear Tom Ford share his inspiring words of advice to young designers trying to gain notoriety in the industry."

"Almost like editing your closet."

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Julia Holter - Horns Surrounding Me

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March 03, 2014

Dsquared2 Milano Moda Donna Autumn/Winter 2014-2015

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Space Age Hair Fashions

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Ivy Levan - Hang Forever

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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March 01, 2014

Wes Anderson - Hotel Chevalier (2010)

NSFW (mostly naked Natalie Portman)

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An army marches on its stomach

I like the look of the cassoulet with duck confit in the French army ration pack.

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Pal Zileri Spring Summer 2014

"The Spring-Summer season is bedecked in refined lightness comprising vintage overtones, poetic pursuit of colour and impeccably stylish style."

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David Bowie - Some Are

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