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  • Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing (with a swing) {Astaire Rogers}

    01/17/2017 11:50:11 PM PST · by Sontagged · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 25, 2011 | Sironaca
    Astaire and Rogers' dance routines are edited down to the beat on Benny Goodman's Sing Sing Sing...
  • Ralph Lauren Will Reportedly Dress Melania Trump for the Inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lauren Alexis Fisher
    Since November, fashion designers have been debating the ubiquitous question: to dress or not to dress future First Lady Melania Trump? Ahead of this Friday's inauguration, it looks like Ralph Lauren has chosen the former. According to WWD, the American label (Ralph Lauren himself stepped down as CEO in 2015) is reportedly working on a gown and an Inauguration Day look for the First-Lady-to-be. Throughout the presidential election, Lauren was a Hillary Clinton supporter and even designed all the pantsuits worn by the Democratic nominee at the presidential debates (along with many more along the trail). But unlike some of...
  • I am in DIRE need of help with a photoshop issue...calling all FREEPERS!

    01/16/2017 2:29:55 PM PST · by republicanbred · 35 replies
    I have to change the size and ppi of an image of my husband in photoshop because he is presenting at a conference. I am supposed to have it to them within the next few hours, and I am stuck! It is currently 5.042w x 7.68h at 72ppi. It is supposed to be 2.5w x 3.5h, 300ppi at 100%. I opened up the photo in PS, and then clicked on "new" so I could make the changes, but when I do that his picture disappears and a white page loads. I am pulling my hair out...any help would be SO...
  • Shotgun Guitar played and SHOT by Rev. Peyton

    01/15/2017 5:29:56 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | bigdamnbandofficial
    Shotgun guitar played and shot by Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band. The three string Guitgun was conceived by Rev. Peyton and custom made by our pal Bryan Fleming who is an expert custom pickup designer (He hand wound the pickup for it!).
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • Chez Assange: Paris Museum Recreates Living Quarters of WikiLeaks Founder

    01/14/2017 3:49:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 1/14/17 | Staff
    Visitors to a new exhibition in Paris can check out Julian Assange's room at the Ecuadorean Embassy. © AFP 2016/ THOMAS COEXAssange to Agree to US Extradition If Obama Grants Manning Clemency - WikiLeaksJulian Assange is unable to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but visitors to a Paris museum are now able to see where he is living in London thanks to a new exhibition called "Whistleblower" in the Gaité Lyrique, from January 11 to 29. The artwork was produced by a Swiss art collective called!Mediengruppe Bitnik, who reproduced Assange's room at the Ecuadorian Embassy down to the finest...
  • Spectacular cloud formation spotted over Australia from passenger plane

    01/12/2017 2:09:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 12 January 2017 • 11:19am | Helena Horton
    A spectacular and beautiful cloud formation was spotted in the skies above Australia by a passenger on an aeroplane. Ilya Katsman, 22, saw the phenomenon on a Virgin Australia flight from Perth to Adelaide. A spokesperson from the Met office explained to The Telegraph that the cloud is of a type commonly seen in Australian skies, but they are rarely as beautifully distinctive as this example.
  • Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

    01/12/2017 11:25:34 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Salena Zito
    This week we saw a few perfect examples of why liberal coastal elites are so resentful of middle America: It’s because the supposed rubes and rednecks aren’t more resentful of the elites — or, more specifically, the elites’ “success.” They don’t aspire to be like their self-appointed betters. Some Americans just don’t need much; they don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to have a 1,500-square-foot house, watch football and go to church on Sunday. They don’t want to leave their hometowns to come to Silicon Valley or Washington, DC, or Manhattan. They place great value on community and living...
  • Video: And Now, A Special Message to Predictable, Self-Important Hollywood Celebrities

    01/06/2017 9:40:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    townhall ^ | January 6, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Before you take in our latest creation, feel free to check out the (latest) video we are satirizing -- which may not even be necessary, to be quite honest.  Why?  Because it feels like the lefty glitterati has been making this exact same video, using the exact same tired format, for at least the last five election cycles. It's been especially bad this year, to the point that they've already been ridiculed for it.  Anyway, in case you could use a refresher, here are some famous and quasi-famous people broadcasting their "demands" to Congress. They are super serious, you guys:
  • Are people going to complain about Melania Trump’s wardrobe for the next four years?

    01/05/2017 11:27:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    By any fashionable standard, the little black dress that Melania Trump wore on New Year’s Eve was quite chic: a $3,000 cocktail dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana with bejeweled bows on the shoulders. Italian designer Stefano Gabbana thought the incoming first lady looked quite fetching in his dress and said so on Instagram, where he thanked her for wearing it. He called Trump, a reported longtime fan of the label, a #DGwoman. (TWEET-AT-LINK)But the post infuriated Donald Trump critics and further fueled the ongoing debate in fashion circles about whether designers who dress the future first lady are, in...
  • 20 Feet of Snow Expected at Mammoth Mountain in Next 10 Days

    01/04/2017 10:03:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/04/2017
    Since Tuesday, 26 to 48 inches of fresh snow had fallen, with the deepest totals at the summit. Plows were working furiously to keep lots and streets clear. Normal resort operations could be affected as personnel struggle to deal with the snow.
  • Among Designers Debating Dressing Melania Trump, Dolce & Gabbana is Not Only Willing but Grateful

    01/03/2017 11:30:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    W Magazine ^ | January 3, 2017 | Karen Brill
    mong fashion designers, a debate is raging about the merits of dressing Melania Trump and whether doing so is a complicit endorsement of her husband Donald J. Trump's racist and misogynistic rhetoric. Some designers, like Tommy Hilfiger, have admitted they'd be happy to dress the future first lady, others have said they wouldn't do so under any circumstances. "I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters,” Jacobs told WWD. The latest designer to join the pro-Mrs. Trump camp is Stefano Gabbana of the Italian label Dolce & Gabbana. Trump...
  • {snip} revellers see in 2017 with a night of fighting, vomiting and a LOT of flesh on show

    01/01/2017 2:40:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | 01/01/2017 | Thomas Burrows
    It was a wild night of celebrations and booze-fuelled mayhem on the streets of Britain last night as revellers welcomed in 2017 - and no one was wrapping up warm. Millions of raucous party-goers packed out pubs and clubs, with some braving the freezing temperatures in skimpy dresses. However, as Britons waved goodbye to 2016, there were some unsavoury scenes with fights breaking out in Swansea and Manchester.
  • Impossibly Big Dogs Play with their Children in Russia

    01/01/2017 12:43:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 106 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 1-1-17 | Sheyla
    A Russian photographer explores the relationship children have with their big dogs. These photos are gorgeous.
  • Pissing off the left better than most. MILO Confirms: ‘Yes, I Am Doing The Audiobook’

    01/01/2017 9:38:07 AM PST · by tony75034 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 31, 2016 | Charloe Nash
    Milo, who calls Trump 'Daddy' has been a supporter of MAGA since Trump first said it. This has pissed off the entire left, especially on campus in what Milo has named 'The Dangerous Faggot Tour', in which he destroys feminists, Clinton supporters, the racists of the Black Lives Matter movement, Soros, Podesta and the rest. He even has a city named after him in that furturistic fantasy novel series that is pissing off the left. Like how dare an author not be a socialist or communist? Look on Maps at this article posted here a month ago, there is a...
  • Disney could receive $50M for Carrie Fisher's death

    12/31/2016 2:41:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 31, 2016
    Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider.
  • Have CanoScan D660U Scanner. Need driver so it will work with Windows 7. Suggestions?

    12/31/2016 12:39:57 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 69 replies
    31 December 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Need help. Had Windows XP. Computer crashed. Have replacement with Windows 7 and can't get some older software to work in compatibility mode. Also, have CanoScan Scanner and need to get it working on Windows 7. Any help appreciated.
  • Singer resigns from Mormon Tabernacle Choir, says she ‘could never look myself . . .

    12/30/2016 2:03:09 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 49 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 29, 2016 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's acceptance of the invitation to sing at Donald Trump's inauguration has spawned widespread debate among the faithful and thousands of signatures on a petition demanding the decision's reversal. Now the choir's participation has even more fallout: the resignation of a female singer. "Since 'the announcement,' I have spent several sleepless nights and days in turmoil and agony. I have reflected carefully on both sides of the issue, prayed a lot, talked with family and friends, and searched my soul," Jan Chamberlin wrote in a resignation letter to the choir president and choir members. "I've tried to...
  • Thieves in Germany Nowadays

    12/30/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 3 replies
    Thieves in Germany Nowadays ^ | 12/20/16 | Liveleak
    Quick video of what looks like one of the Middle East's finest doing a mea culpa on camera. Fake?Video Here.
  • Painting of Cops as Pigs Hung Proudly in US Capitol

    12/30/2016 3:08:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    IJR ^ | December 29, 2016 | Jason Howerton
    A piece of art depicting police officers as pigs with guns terrorizing a black neighborhood is currently displayed proudly inside our nation's Capitol. . . . The painting was selected on behalf of Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO). While it's unclear whether Clay personally selected “Untitled #1” as the winner, he offered heavy praise for the controversial painting in a press release
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss - The Wexford Carol

    12/23/2016 7:10:40 PM PST · by shibumi · 17 replies ^ | 10/25/2009 | YoYoMaVEVO
    A work of true beauty, fitting for this upcoming Christmas weekend, performed by two consummate artists in their prime.
  • New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

    12/23/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 12-21-2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in the Cave of the Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel, in a salvage excavation by Israeli authorities. The pieces are small and the writing on them is too faded to make out without advanced analysis. At this stage the archaeologists aren't even sure if they're written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic or another language. “The most important thing that can come out of these fragments is if we can connect them with other documents that were looted from the Judean Desert, and that have no known provenance," says Dr....
  • Considering the Ankara Assassination Photos As History Painting

    12/21/2016 12:04:44 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Vulture ^ | 12/20/16 | Jerry Saltz
    I've never seen anything like the photographs of the assassination of the Russian ambassador at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. A pathological act of bloodletting, terrorism, nationalism, a state of political siege. But in the stark white, pristine setting of an upscale art gallery showing contemporary art, with patrons, assassin, and victim all dressed in elegant black, the photographs themselves look strikingly surreal — uncanny, even — and, in some very painful ways, beautiful.
  • Holy Cow! This Really Happened.

    12/20/2016 6:59:16 PM PST · by lafroste · 45 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 12/20/16 | lafroste
    This happened the same day michelle said America has no hope. Just astonishing in my opinion.

    12/20/2016 8:31:02 AM PST · by freedomlover · 114 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 2016-12-20
    The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia's female police officers, Izvestia reported Monday. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. ... As for the problem of female officers shortening their skirts, Pashkin said he did not see any reason to complain. "Perhaps the girls want to get married. Incidentally, they are thinking about the demographic situation," Pashkin said.
  • NYC Artist that MUST Be Supported!

    12/20/2016 6:49:53 AM PST · by freddy005 · 15 replies
    NY POST ^ | 12/20/16 | Scott Lobaido
    Trump-backing artist blacklisted from art show puts on his own f—ing event December 20, 2016 Scott LoBaido is an outspoken artist from Staten Island and the star of our series "Diary of a Mad White Patriot." In this installment, Scott wages war over a decision to not feature his art at an event for political reasons, and stages a yuge, super-sexy, hyper-patriotic art show of his own.
  • 200 clips of HEE HAW

    12/20/2016 5:13:52 AM PST · by knarf · 25 replies
    The 1970's ^ | December 20, 2016 | knarf
    As one FReeper has said ... we're done.Trump is President and there's nothing left to do until January 20 ...Let's relax and enjoy
  • Occasional Birdy thread (in memory of Swampsniper)

    12/19/2016 3:08:56 PM PST · by Islander7 · 89 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | FR
    It was sunny and warm in Florida today. High was 86. Got a little camera and nature time today too. Hope you enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I believe 2017 is gonna a great start to the Trump revolution to restore America! - - - Anhinga on a pier sunning his feathers. Great egret in the swamp (Highlands Hammock State Park) Red shouldered hawk looking for mice.
  • Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Being Eyed by Sony for Reboots

    12/19/2016 2:30:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies ^ | December 16, 2016 | 07:00PM PT | Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway
    Sony Pictures Television is in very early stages of rebooting several classic sitcoms from TV legend Norman Lear as miniseries — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” — Variety has learned exclusively. The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions. “There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear...
  • What Is an American?

    12/17/2016 6:20:38 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 8 replies ^ | 2 years ago | Reid Henrichs
    What makes an American an American?
  • [Vanity] – Star Wars: Rogue One – My First Impressions of the Film (No Spoilers)

    12/16/2016 11:47:43 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 55 replies
    12/16/2016 | vladimir998
    Saw Star Wars: Rogue One at 2 AM this morning. Here are my first impressions of the film (No Spoilers). There's nothing anti-Trump about it as far as I could see, by the way.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Filth, chaos, weird religious symbols, feral animals and orgies - inside Oakland

    12/06/2016 10:51:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies ^ | Ryan Perry
    The footage and photos, obtained exclusively by, shows the living quarters of some of the residents of the building known as the Oakland Ghost Ship. While photos on the art collective's website show an eclectic and creative space for artists and musicians, the reality of life behind the scenes in this dilapidated building is horrific. Dark and dingy rooms don't look fit for humans, with exposed electrical wires and panels, venting pipes and piles of junk and old clothes everywhere. Tenant Shelley Mack, who disclosed the pictures to also revealed that there were three fires while she lived...
  • Slow Mo Pile Up on Montreal's Snowy Streets

    12/05/2016 2:36:57 PM PST · by fella · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 Dec 2016
    Slow Mo Pile Up on Montreal's Snowy Streets
  • Prolific film and television actor Don Calfa dead at 76

    12/03/2016 6:40:30 AM PST · by day10 · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | Today | FN
    Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," ''Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died. His publicist Michael Perez tells The Associated Press that Calfa died Thursday in Palm Springs of natural causes. Calfa died two days before his 77th birthday. The New York City native started out on Broadway in the 1960s. Calfa appeared in dozens of comedies, dramas and horror flicks, notably as the mortician Ernie Kaltenbrunner in "The Return of the Living Dead." Calfa worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg ("1941"), Martin Scorsese ("New York, New...
  • Million Dollar Sculpture at FBI Headquarters Made People Seriously Ill

    12/02/2016 6:32:39 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 65 replies ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | James Grebey
    The sculpture — which cost $750,000 — sent more than a dozen people to the hospital due to serious health complications... Several people suffered severe allergic reactions to cedar dust the sculpture constantly shed, and a dozen workers were hospitalized... “One employee required an 11-day hospital stay and none have been able to return to work at the new field office.”
  • Hitler Finds Out Neil Peart Is Retiring

    11/30/2016 11:23:22 PM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Whatever Date This Is | Not Me
    Rush fans? Don't judge me. I pay 25 bucks a month for Free Republic. :)
  • 14 Fashion Designers on Whether They’d Dress Melania Trump as First Lady

    11/30/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Cady Lang
    "I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump"  Fashion functions as a reflection of the times that we live in, which is why it should come as no surprise that sartorial choices can be extremely political. Michelle Obama’s embrace of young American designers of color like Tracy Reese and Jason Wu during her two terms as First Lady or Melania Trump’s choice to wear a dress to the RNC by Roksanda Ilincic, viewed as a nod to how Ilincic’s Serbian background paralleled Melania’s own Slovenian upbringing. (Obama has also supported the popular designer.) A style decision at momentous...
  • Album Review: 'Blue & Lonesome' by the Rolling Stones

    11/29/2016 7:16:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | November 29th, 2016 | Unattributed
    It shouldn't be a surprise, really, but still it's a bit startling to hear just how well the Rolling Stones can play the blues. Strip away the glitz, the oversized stages and the pyrotechnics, and you're left with two terrific guitarists, a frontman who can play an exuberant harp — and a drummer named Charlie Watts. No wonder Blue & Lonesome sounds so solid. Their first studio album in more than a decade has the simplest of concepts: Put the guys in a studio for three days, give them a songbook heavy on Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf,...
  • VANITY: Help needed with a work of classical art seen posted here at FR

    11/25/2016 5:28:24 PM PST · by OKSooner · 39 replies
    Vanity | 11-25-2016 | Vanity
    Earlier today I was having a conversation about the flood and other historical things from the book of Genesis, and I mentioned a work of art I'd seen posted here at FR, actually, picturing an "earth chick" and a fallen angel. It might have been in one of the threads featuring a well-known former freeper who was really into UFO's and stuff... I tried the search engine solution and could only find a multitude of trash that looked like it all came from the same place at the mall. I don't recall the title so that's really about all the...
  • CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally

    11/25/2016 7:10:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | S. Noble
    CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally by S. Noble • November 25, 2016 IBD Times tells us that CNN, a fake news channel accidentally broadcast 30 minutes of hardcore pornography to viewers in Boston on Thursday 24 November. Even funnier, they were looking for the travel and food show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, They got to see parts unknown alright. It was R-rated porn. They blamed the cable provider RCN but it did take them a half hour to notice the error. Fortunately it was 10 at night and not daytime.
  • Inside the VERY flashy Mar-a-Lago resort where Trump is spending the holidays surrounded [tr]

    11/24/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Donald Trump and his wife Melania are spending the Thanksgiving holiday at the business mogul's Mar-a-Lago resort.  Trump bought the estate for $10million in 1985 for his then wife Ivana. The resort was developed in the 1920s for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.  After he acquired the resort, Trump redeveloped the main house and created his own private quarters - decked out in gold.
  • Selfie deaths are slowly rising around the world Updated

    11/21/2016 6:09:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2016 | 1:06pm | | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    More people are dying for the perfect selfie. A new study – titled, “Me, Myself and My Killfie: Characterizing and Preventing Selfie Deaths” – found that 127 people have died in a 29-month span through last September while trying to get photos of themselves at dangerous or exotic locations. The overwhelming majority of the deaths compiled by researchers occurred in India, where 76 people died. In the United States, there were eight selfie-related deaths. The most common factor behind the so-called “selfie deaths” – defined as a death of an individual or group that could have been avoided had the...
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad?

    11/21/2016 12:53:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 88 replies
    Prager U via You Tube ^ | September 1, 2014 | PragerU
    Prager U Video link 5:49 minutes
  • Exclusive: The Scoop On America, Marvel's New Queer Latina Superhero Series

    11/20/2016 9:24:45 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 20 replies
    refinery29 ^ | Nov 18 2016 | Yael Kohen
    We’ve got the goods on America Chavez, Marvel’s latest genre-busting superhero helping to transform the comic book business into the entertainment industry’s most surprising mecca of diverse leading characters. Chavez is the queer, ass-kicking Latina...We sat down with America Chavez writer Gabby Rivera, who first garnered fame as the author of Juliet Takes a Breath, a YA novel about a Puerto Rican lesbian...Gabby Rivera: "I work at an LGBTQ non-profit called GLSEN as a youth programs manager. I got an email from Marvel when I was at work. And I was like, whaaat?...America is from this Utopian dimension where I...
  • The Best 24/7 Live Streams Currently on Youtube

    11/18/2016 10:45:39 PM PST · by fella · 17 replies
    The Best 24/7 Live Streams Currently on YouTube
  • Jony Ive’s design book is much more than an ego trip

    11/18/2016 8:44:07 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Cult of Mac ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2016 • 5:30 AM | BY LEANDER KAHNEY
    Apple's Industrial Design team has published a book of its work over two decades: Designed by Apple in California. Increasingly, some Apple fans think Jony Ive has lost it. He’s killing ports and headphone jacks left and right. The latest MacBooks value form over function. He’s designing gold watches for the 1 percent. And now his glossy new photo book, Designed by Apple in California, looks like a $300, linen-bound ego trip. The iconic PowerMac Cube. The giant, 300-page book is a retrospective of the products developed by Ive’s celebrated industrial design team. Filled with 450 photos of Apple products,...
  • Vince Neil Set to Play Presidential Inauguration

    11/18/2016 12:37:09 PM PST · by southern rock · 48 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11/18/2016 | Michele Amabile Angermiller
    Vince Neil is set to perform at the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on January 20. The singer tells Billboard he was asked about his availability “months ago.” The longtime Motley Crue frontman will be performing with his own band. Neil is also set to appear on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, airing on NBC this January. “The promoters asked if I was available, and I said yes,” Neil reveals. “So we sent all of the band’s passports to the Secret Service so everybody can get in, and all of the crew people,...
  • Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction

    11/17/2016 7:19:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Scott Reyburn and Robin Pogrebin
    After a 14-minute battle involving five bidders — four on the phone and one in the room — a new auction high was set for the French Impressionist Claude Monet on Wednesday evening when the artist’s radiant 1891 canvas “Meule,” or “Grainstack,” fetched $81.4 million with fees at Christie’s in Manhattan. “The Impressionist market is alive and well,” said Brooke Lampley, head of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at the auction house.
  • Welcome to Trump Central: Inside the gaudy $100m penthouse from where the President-elect [tr]

    11/15/2016 10:03:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2016 | Gareth Daview
    It could be a difficult farewell for Donald Trump when the time comes to take up residency at the White House. Although he has hinted of commuting from New York City in his helicopter, the U.S. President-elect is likely to have to say goodbye to the $100million suite which sits at the top of Trump Tower. The lavish building can be found on Fifth Avenue and is home to the Republican's business as well as his three-level, 66th floor penthouse.
  • Lost Vincent van Gogh sketchbook contains 65 drawings from artist's 'most important years'

    11/15/2016 8:15:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/2016 | Anthony Bond
    A lost sketchbook belonging to Vincent van Gogh includes 65 never-before-seen sketches. The sketchbook - which is set to be published today - contains drawings from his most significant period while he was living in France. During this time, he was suffering from mental health problems which famously led to the artist cutting off his ear. However, he also produced some of his most famous paintings in this period. The discovery was made by retired University of Toronto professor Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov. She was asked by an art scholar in France to look at an album and was left stunned by...