Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Girl Talk x Freeway: Broken Ankles EP [MUSIC]



Two worlds will collide on Broken Ankles, a collaborative EP between veteran rapper Freewayand mash-up connoisseur Girl Talk. Both artists hail from Pennsylvania, though their paths have been anything but similar. Now, the two join forces on this high-octane project that samples everyone one from Beyoncé and OutKast to Nine Inch Nails and Notorious B.I.G. Also included are appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss, and Freeway's fellow State Property memberYoung Chris.

"I wanted to work closer to traditional song structure compared to my last few albums, but still include some detailed sample splicing and change-ups when it felt appropriate," Girl Talk says of their collaborative effort. "The overall structure is what I thought worked best with Freeway's style... It's always important to me to have an album that works as a whole; something that has a calculated flow to it, which is intended to be listened to front to back."

Check out the video for the lead off single "Tolerated"which features Waka Flocka HERE.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

FED UP [MOVIES]


This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever... that being said, pizza is a vegetable!

Watch the trailer HERE.

OutKast x Coachella 2014 Full Set [VIDEO]



Outkast's reunion at Coachella on Friday night after nearly 10 years away from performing was followed up with some fans criticizing the group's on-stage energy and the set's bizarre ending. Outkast played 27 songs for the Coachella crowd, but a 28th track, "The Whole World" with Killer Mike, was nixed because of time.


"I'm sorry, but they actually cut us off," Andre 3000 said to the crowd. "I really appreciate you all coming out. I know it's kind of weird, 20 years later and shit. Thank you for coming out."


Some reactions from Outkast's Coachella performance cab be found HERE.

Naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus x Rolling Stone Magazine [COVER]





"Julia Louis-Dreyfus is wearing absolutely nothing but the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson on our new cover," boasts Rolling Stone, dubbing the 53-year-old "The First Lady of Comedy." With the new season of her whip-smart HBO political comedy "Veep" underway, we couldn't agree more.


In the issue, Louis-Dreyfus talks about her career evolution, from "Saturday Night Live" through "Seinfeld" and "The Old Adventures of New Christine" to "Veep." She also talks about real live veeps Al Gore ("who did win, by the way") and Joe Biden.


The actress also addresses a common misconception about her -- that she is a billionaire by family fortune, thanks to her father's wealth.


"I've been attached to that," she tells Rolling Stone, clarifying that it's her father'sbusiness that's valued in billions. "It's unbelievable, because whatever I do, people just assume it's true. Welcome to the fuckin' Internet."


To be noted it was the declaration of independence that was signed by John Hancock, not the constitution as it appears just above the dimples on the small of her back.


Her most recognizable character is Elaine Benes for the hit comedy show Seinfeld (A personal favourite) has long since been my TV crush. HuffPo has put together an editorial outlining why she is actually one of the worst people in the world.


Read 'Why Elaine Benes Was Actually The Worst Role Model Ever' HERE.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wes Anderson's: The Grand Budapest Hotel [MOVIES]




THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustava, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Starring Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraha, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, and introducing Tony Revolori.



*****

Flatbush ZOMBiES - Better Off Dead [MUSIC]



The girl I'm currently seeing put me onto the BK, New York trio Flatbush ZOMBiES just recently, and these dudes are dope... err hope! Breathing life into hip-hop, all hands down; 6:30! They have released their heavily-delayed, but finally available new mix-album, Better Off Dead. I'd call them a hybrid of Wu-Tang and The Ruff Ryders... you remember them, right?


Included on the bulky, 19-track free release is the Booth-featured, reader-approved "Palm Trees." Special guests are limited to buzzmakers Action Bronson and Danny Brown, while group architect and resident producer Erick Arc Elliott handles the bulk of the set's boardwork. Both Harry Fraud ("LiveFromHell") and Obey City ("TP4") contribute one track a piece.


Download HERE.

Hot Docs Film Festival 2014 [FILM]






The 2014 Hot Docs Festival, April 24 to May 4, will feature 197 official selections from 43 countries, and will open with the international premiere of Brian Knappenberger’s The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz. I have list of another 47 films I want to see this year, notably Advanced Style, You Won't Regret That Tattoo, Ai Weiwei The Fake Case, and The Notorious Mr. Bout.





Find films online, or download a printable version of this year’s screening schedule.


Hot Docs tickets, packages, passes, can be purchased online, by phone at 416.637.5150, or in person at the Hot Docs documentary Box Office, newly located at 2 Bloor Street West (Cumberland Terrace – Lower Level).
For more information on this year’s Festival, visit www.hotdocs.ca.

Billionaire Boys Club x Timberland Collaboration [FASHION]





Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland have a new collaboration on the way... or least we hope so!


The streetwear brand just posted a photo of a pair of all red six-inch boots on Instagram. The caption reads: "SAMPLE cc: @timberland #BillionaireDevelopment."


It's looking like Timberland's and shorts type of summer!

MIJLO: A Better Bookbag [FASHION]








The Better Backpack is...




1 ) A Premium Backpack That's Built to Last a Lifetime. In an era defined by disposability, we designed a bag that’s built with tough, time-tested materials, and stitched together with precision.







2 ) Timeless. If you ever feel the need to part ways with your backpack, send it back to us for a 10% rebate and our pledge to recycle it. We want the materials to live on. Let’s make this bag timeless.







3 ) Minimal. We have combined a simple, clean appearance with neutral, muted colors - four in total - resulting in a backpack that’s fit for any era and any style.







4 ) Functional. 100% cotton canvas, heavy-duty water resistant lining, and a reinforced, padded laptop compartment mean style and substance were considered equally in our design.







5 ) Co-operative. Our mission was to build a better backpack – so we designed one. Now we need your help! Let’s make disposable design a thing of the past, and let’s do it together.




Did I mention that the backpack is also $39 including shipping? So not only can you do good and look good, that price will make you feel good too.













More Info HERE

'This Is Not A Toy' Exhibition with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams [ART]



This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickleson with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik.


The exhibition explores the conceptual toy – a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic, concept or idea – as an art and design object as well as a contemporary cultural signifier. On display until May 19, visitors dive headfirst into the realm of designer toys as the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a vibrant and whimsical environment, filled with forms ranging from tiny trinkets to enormous free-standing pieces.


This Is Not A Toy is generously supported by Artworkers Retirement Society, Hal Jackman Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council.


Purchase admission tickets for This Is Not A Toy here.

Stephen Colbert Will Replace David Letterman [TELEVISION]





Comedian Stephen Colbert will be taking over as host of the Late Show, CBS confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.





Colbert is the current host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, and is fucking awesome!

Earlier this month, long-time Late Show host David Letterman announced that he would be retiring in 2015. It now begs the question, who/what will replace The Colbert Report? Good question, right?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Bar Chef [BOOKS]




One of the world’s pre-eminent mixologists serves up the theatre, mystery and science behind his signature modern cocktails.




Vanilla-and-hickory smoked Manhattan, anyone?




`BarChef is a cocktail lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. Dedicated to the art and science of the cocktail, its beauty lies in the colours and details behind the bar—from apothecary jars filled with bitters and syrups to bell jars and 100-pound blocks of ice. Owner Frankie Solarik holds court in his fedora, chipping ice, talking to patrons (a mix of rockers, hipsters, business people, locals and celebrities) and enjoying his craft thoroughly.




Solarik is a leading figure of the global cocktail renaissance. His book, The Bar Chef, explores the importance of engaging all the senses when creating modernist cocktails. Depth and balance—the ideas behind great wines, and great food and wine pairings—are vital to a magnificent drink. Chapters detail the elements of the set-up, the art and craft of mixology and, of course, include recipes for syrups, infusions, bitters and the cocktails themselves. A chapter for non-alcoholic drinks rounds out the book.




This book is aimed at adventurous mixologists, enthusiasts whowant to hone their skills and taste, and who want to experience something of Solarik’s genius at home. This book is neither comprehensive nor “general.” Rather, it is a carefully curated sampling of Solarik’s creations, featuring recipes that are challenging but achievable, and oh so delicious.




Pick it up on Amazon HERE or stop by the Bar.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

BlackBerry BBM For Android and iOS [TECH]



BlackBerry has announced that the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will no longer be exclusive to BlackBerry device users, and will be available as a free app for the iPhone and Android smartphones.

The service allows you to chat and share information with up to 30 users in a single conversation, and ensures your privacy with a unique PIN which you can use when deciding if you want to share your contact information with others.

BBM is available through the Play Store now for Android, and will be available for download via The App Store for iOS starting at 12:01AM EST Sunday, September 21st 2013.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Daria Movie [TRAILER]



Is Aubrey Plaza portraying the intelligent, sarcastic, monotone '90s heroine Daria Morgendorffer everything you hoped for? If so, you have College Humor to thank for the visual come-hither that is the above trailer.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nike Air Max 90 Essential “Infrared” [SNEAKERS]


I haven't done a sneaker post in a very long time, but the infrared Air Max 90 is my favourite Nike sneaker of all time, hands down, 6:30! My beloved “Infrared” hue returns to its rightful place on the classic Air Max 90 with the introduction of a brand new take on the Air Max 90 Essential. Donning a combination of black and anthracite throughout its suede and mesh upper, the kicks see a contrasting white midsole and metallic silver hits to the Swoosh and text branding as Infrared appears on the likes of the outsole, midsole wedge, eyestay, mudguard branding window and heel. The Nike Air Max 90 Essential “Infrared” is now available online HERE.