Good music: Kanye feat. Rihanna “All Of The Lights”

One of the stand out tracks from Kanye’s Runaway has to be this great collabo with Rihanna “All Of The Lights”. Here’s a little snippet c/o the homie Archna at Punchbowlblog. Tracks like this make me excited for Ye’s upcoming album.

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Nerding it up with The Simpsons

My brother Rohan just sent me this awesome paper “Logarithmic History and the Music of The Simpsons” which combines two of my favorite things: The Simpsons and nerdishness. Thank Durrell Bowman for accomplishing the task of extracting highlights from a show chocked full of voiceovers, inside jokes, and too many pop culture references to name.

Read the article here you dorkus malorkus.

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Nail color for every season

I’m not sure if it’s the unseasonably warm weather in NYC or my penchant for blue-greens and hot pinks, but I have been super hesitant to transition my nail color for Fall. The good folks at Refinery 29 have broken down the top Fall trends.

The Metallics are calling my name. Check out the yummy Lippmann Collection Nail Polish in Bad Romance (word to Lady Gaga) and Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Black Sequins (loves!) below. Might have to take a trip to the store at lunch today…

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Kanye’s “Runaway” (full version)

This weekend, MTV and BET aired the full version of Kanye’s much-hyped about (pun intended with helmer Hype Williams) extended music video “Runaway”. Several awkward commercial breaks interrupted the piece, which I guess could signify the greater argument of art vs. commerce. Despite this, the piece itself was visually stunning with an understandably solid soundtrack.

Is this the greatest cinematic work ever made? No. Citizen Kane and Ben Hur can rest assured that their spots are safe. “Runaway” is so significant because it shows how hip hop continues to push artistic boundaries and expectations. 10 years ago, no rapper would make a short with a five minute ballerina interlude. Kanye is an artist that challenges himself and hip hop is better for that.

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