Melbourne The exalted Economist Intelligence Unit has just released its 2017 report on the World’s Most Livable Cities – with Melbourne, Vienna and Vancouver, hardly surprisingly, taking the top three spots.
In the wake of the still shocking events of Charlottesville , and the utterly egregious response of President 45, many who had continued to back him (including Republican party heavy-hitters) were left reeling, and grasping for…”excuses.” But no surprise to those who had steadfastly supported her candidacy (including this publication), a Hillary Clinton speech from August 25, 2016 has resurfaced, which incisively and startlingly accurately foretold of the Trumpian future that lay ahead – one that culminated in a fatal Neo-Nazi march on a small, peaceful Virginia college town this past weekend. A nation was forced into one of its most painful moral self-examinations, when he who the country had voted into the White House last November made it clear that he was, in fact, aligned with the white-supremacist message of hatred, exclusion and, yes, violence.
Photo: @andreltalley on Instagram A new documentary acquired by Magnolia Pictures will explore the journey of how André Leon Talley became, in Tyra’s words, one of the most influential names in the fashion industry. The film is titled The Gospel According to André, and it will make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. The Gospel According to André is directed by Kate Novack, who tapped the talents of some of the industry’s biggest insiders to give their two cents on Talley’s talents
It hardly needs to be said: the title of the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem album American Dream could not be more timely, more prescient – unless it had perhaps swapped out “Dream” for “Nightmare.” The third single from the record, the ferociously funky ‘Tonite,” finds James Murphy in a particularly philosophical lyrical mode. Over an exceedingly infectious groove (think Remain in Light Talking Heads), he ponders the monotony of pop music (“All the hits are saying the same thing”), mortality (“Life is finite / But it feels like forever”) and trust (“Enemies haunt you with spit and derision / But friends are the ones who can put you in an exile”).
Here’s a great example of the stark difference between this presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, President Obama tweeted a three-part quote from Nelson Mandela, the first tweet of which has become the most liked post on the site in its entire history. Here’s what Obama said: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017 “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017 “…For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017 Trump’s response to the attack, meanwhile, condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA. A refresher: Trump: “You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent” https://t.co/PpAT7Qku0M — NBC News (@NBCNews) August 15, 2017 The previous record-holder for most-liked tweet was that of Ariana Grande’s after the Manchester concert bombing
Photo by Jessica Castro Photography, hair by Charles Dujic, make up by Andre Sarmiento, styling by Lo VonRumpf Neon and spandex have made a comeback in one of Netflix’s latest hits. GLOW is a scripted series that follows the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, an actual competitive wrestling show that aired during the ‘80s
Kyle Mooney is a very nostalgic person.
Image by Tom Bender Hard to believe that the beloved Cobra Starship have been gone going on two years this autumn. But for those still in withdrawal, singer and (yes) keytarist Vicky T has some solo love for you
Photos by Glenn Garner It’s a slightly skewed reality of Pete Holmes’ scripted HBO series that’s presented one evening at The Bell House in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus. The comic and star of Crashing came out for a night of hilarious standup to celebrate the DVD release of season one. The designated seats of the venue were quickly claimed as the rest of the audience found standing space in the back and even sat on the steps up to the bar