Charli XCX’s Latest Video, “Doing It,” With Rita Ora is Like a Flaccid Version of Aerosmith’s “Crazy”

There was a time when lackluster music videos featuring a duo of women doing licentious things would not have been permitted to be in any way lame. But alas, those days are gone, and to replace them we have Charli XCX’s latest video featuring Rita Ora, “Doing It.” While there’s …

New Castle May Or May Not Have Just Had An Innovative Advertising Moment With Aubrey Plaza

When you think spokesperson, Aubrey Plaza isn’t exactly the first face that pops into your head. Regardless, New Castle–wielding the tag line “No Bollocks,” which makes Plaza seem like a more fitting choice–has chosen her to be in their advertisement for an eventual advertisement, pending they can get the funds. …

Jesse Eisenberg: The New James Franco of the Literary World

Just when you thought James Franco was the only actor vexatiously parlaying his fame into a writing career, Jesse Eisenberg came along and submitted a twelve installment series to McSweeney’s, called Bream Gives Me the Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews From a Privileged Nine-Year-Old, that ran from May 2012 to December 2013. …

Damon Albarn Simultaneously Delights & Causes Concern By Announcing Plans to Adapt Alice in Wonderland

Damon Albarn, the musical wunderkind who brought America Britpop at its purest and then went on to co-found the animated group Gorillaz, is gravitating toward the stage again–this time with a theatrical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. After his previous adaptations of two operas, Monkey: Journey to the West and …

Kim Kardashian Continues to Perfect the Art of Vanity with Latest Project, A Coffee Table Book of Selfies

When one is playing at the art of being an artist, it’s important to have a consistent gimmick to fall back on. In Kim Kardashian’s case, it has always been the selfie. This trademark is further evidenced by the release of a coffee table book called Kim Kardashian: Selfish. Published …