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THE LADY IS A TRAMP

October 17, 2011 at 14:00

We reckon blue-haired Gaga rather suits the old-time vocals of this collaboration with legend Tony BennettThe Lady Is A Tramp is taken from the crooner's latest LP, Duets II, which also features a song with Amy Winehouse (which we first told you about here).

 

THAI FLOODS

October 17, 2011 at 13:00

Here are some incredible images of the devastating floods currently sweeping across Thailand. Our thoughts are with those affected, as well as the families of the 300 people who have already lost their lives. Head over to the Thai Red Cross to make a donation and find out how you can help.

GET WELL SOUP

October 17, 2011 at 11:00


The lovely people at digital agency We Are Social have devised a rather nifty campaign with canned  goods specialists Heinz.

 As the colder months roll in and everyone around you gets the sniffles, pop over to Heinz's facebook page and send your ailing friends a personalised 'get well' can of eiher cream of tomato or chicken-flavoured soup, for just £1.99.

MOTHER, BROTHER, LOVER

October 14, 2011 at 13:00

Jarvis Cocker has a new book of lyrics out this week, entitled Mother, Brother, Lover. To celebrate its release, the Brit folk-pop-rocker made a little short film where he traces his steps back to where it all began: Cocker's secondary school in Sheffield, which he attended in the 1970s, and is coincidentally also where Pulp played their first gig. Ah, bless.

NADAL 4 ARMANI

October 14, 2011 at 12:45

Armani are rolling out the sexy fashion films like nobody's business at the moment. Last week we told you about Steven Klein's noir affair with Rihanna, and it seems we now have the male counterpart, in the fine form of Rafael Nadal shot by Johan Renck.


PRINT V DIGITAL

October 14, 2011 at 11:00

If you were in any doubt as to the future generation's preference when it comes to print vs digital, have a look at the video below for some interesting insight... We think it's a fairly strong argument for the publishing world to plunge head first into digital content.

 

DIRTY BEACHES

October 13, 2011 at 12:15

Dark + moody seems to be the order of the week in our Music Vid Crushes, and today's is no exception.

Taiwan-born & Canada-based Alex Zhang Hungtai, aka Dirty Beaches, brings his trademark lo-fi rock to brand new single Lone Runner.

The video is directed by Kevin Luna, and the track is off Alex's EP of the same name, Lone Runner, out on October 18th.

THE CONFESSIONS OF STEVE MCQUEEN

October 13, 2011 at 11:15


One of this/next year's most anticipated and controversial films is director Steve McQueen's dramatic tale of sexual addiction, Shame.Michael Fassbender stars as Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life.


Head over to Nowness (HERE), where filmmaker Alison Chernick catches up with McQueen at the Toronto Film Festival for a deeply intimate insight into his creative mind. His thought on addiction and our systems of dysfunction as human beings make for a very worthy interview.

AI WEIWEI

October 12, 2011 at 14:00

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has just been named the most powerful person in the art world, according to a poll conducted by ArtReview magazine.

The mag said Weiwei, who was released in June after being detained for more than 80 days by Chinese authorities, was chosen by the panel because of his political activism, as well as his art work.

Damien Hirst is the only other artist to have previously topped the list, both in 2005 and 2008. Click here for more info on the power list. Here he is (below) talking about his Sunflower Seeds piece for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.


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