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See Karlie Kloss and Your Other Favorite Models Styled As Badass Superheroes

Karlie Kloss for 'GARAGE Magazine'

Garage magazine has a dope new cover, and it’s Karlie Kloss as Black Widow. Just in time for New York fashion week, the spring/summer issue features a variety of supermodels in some super rad Marvel superhero garb. The clothes are street wear interpretations of each hero, and they’re pretty interesting, and empowering! Adriana Lima morphs into She-Hulk, Candice Swanepoel is Spider-Gwen, Cuba Tornado is Thor, and Lexi Boling is Captain Marvel. I love this, not only because women need to be featured in more of their own superhero movies, but because it’s creative and different. To me this is 10,000 times better than heroin chic. More »

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Shia LaBeouf Is At It Again, And This Time He’s Watching All His Movies

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf has recently been known less for his performances in major blockbusters, and more for his ahem…interesting performance art. Art collective LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner (Luke Turner, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and LaBeouf), have put out a variety of pieces/performances, including #STARTCREATING, #IAMSORRY, #METAMARATHON, #FOLLOWMYHEART (remember when we got to follow Shia’s heartbeat?), and #INTRODUCTIONS. 

Well, their latest is called #ALLMYMOVIES, which kicked off yesterday at noon in New York. Shia will be at the Angelika Film Center watching every single one of his films, in reverse chronological order, for the next three days. Damn. More »

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Shonagh Scott Turns Disney Princesses Into Delicious Gore Queens

Bloody Cinderella

Just in time for Halloween! There have been a lot of artists creating new spins on the classic Disney Princesses, including Joel Santana’s tatooed pinup versions, and T.T. Brett’s princesses imagined as a difference race. No one has gotten as gory as makeup artist Shonagh Scott, though, who used some of her amazing special effects makeup skills for her “Happily Never After” series. In the series, Scott imaged the princesses as victims of their own tales. For instance, Princess Ariel’s vocal chords look like they’ve been ripped out by Ursula, and Cinderella’s famous glass slipper is coming out of her cheek. More »

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First Look: You Need Amandla Stenberg’s Comic Book In Your World

A sneak peek at "Niobe: She is Life"

Shouts-out to our intern Iris B. for tagging me on this photo because, yassss! Now, I know I’m hella late to the party, and all the cool comic-reading kids are going to want to kick me out, but in the next few months it looks like I’ll be purchasing my very first comic books. As a kid, I was never interested and also really wasn’t exposed to the world of comics, but you can’t really work with someone like Trent for three years and not begin to develop some interest. Now that two of my favorite people are about to release their own comics—Ta-Nehisi Coates is taking on Black Panther, and Amandla Stenberg has created Niobi—my body and mind are ready for a deep dive. Click inside for more about Stenberg‘s latest project!

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Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure Now Needs Bodyguards Because Gross People Are Gross

This is probably not funny [anymore].

So, here’s my thing about Nicki Minaj‘s Anaconda wax figure up at Madame Tussauds. First of all, I agree with Azealia BanksNicki is considered by many to be one of the best rappers alive. Anaconda may have been a huge hit, but they could have chosen another pose for her, if say, they’d really thought about her overall impact on rap. My other thing is that gross people are gross. After you’ve seen a bunch of photos online of people putting their hands and tongues all over this wax figure, why would you show up and do the same damn thing? Now wax Nicki is getting bodyguards/bootyguards to keep it from being wax sexually assaulted. Nice work guys! Click inside for more.

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Watch: Banksy Releases An Official Commercial Advertisement For Dismaland

"A place where all your dreams come true'
"This is a theme park like no other"

Last week we got to see the first photos and first video from Banksy‘s ambitious new art exhibit/installation Dismaland Bemusement Park currently on display in the UK and today we get to see a just-released “commercial” for the dystopian theme park. Banksy himself has put together an official “promo video” for Dismaland that is embedded above. The narrative is pretty dismally straightforward and the accompanying music is disturbingly saccharine, perfect for this promo video of the theme park art exhibit. Have a look and see, once again, why Dismaland is the Crappiest Place on Earth.

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Banksy Interviewed Run The Jewels, Said Their YouTube Video Made Him Cry

They also talked Kanye West, Rihanna and artistry

As of this moment, I am incredibly jealous of all the people who right now who are enjoying (or, you know, not enjoying because it’s not exactly for their enjoyment) the artist Banksy’s life-size bemusement park, Dismaland. LIFE IS NOT FAIR, as evidenced by the fact that I will not get to see it, nor will I get to see this performance by Run the Jewels at the opening. I am pleased, however, that the Guardian managed to orchestrate an interview between Banksy and Killer Mike and El-P AKA Run the Jewels. It’s a really interesting meeting of the minds, so click inside for more!

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Watch: Channel 4 News Takes Us On A Tour Of Banksy’s Dismaland Amusement Park Art Installation

"This is Banksy's graffiti rendered into 3D"
"Welcome to Dismaland'

Earlier today we saw photos of Banksy‘s new art exhibit/installation Dismaland, which is a 2.5 acre life-size dystopian amusement park that showcases the artwork of over 50 artists. Right now, we get to see an excellent video tour of Dismaland, provided by Channel 4 News. The photos we saw earlier are great but this video tour gives us a much better understanding what this Banksy exhibit truly entails. For those of us who are unable to travel to the UK to visit Dismaland in person, this video is a nice consolation prize. Have a look above and see what Banksy‘s Dismaland is all about, in all it’s depressing glory.

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Banksy Unveils A New Art Exhibit Called Dismaland, An Entire 2.5 Acre Dystopian ‘Bemusement Park’

The Crappiest Place on Earth

Back in the Fall of 2013, UK street artist Banksy orchestrated a month-long art residency in the city of NYC, NY where he unveiled a new art piece/installation every single day for 30 days straight. The residency was so popular that it was turned into a brilliant documentary film titled Banksy Does New York. Today we learn that Banksy has produced a new art exhibit in the UK by transforming an abandoned vacation resort called the Tropicana into a 2.5 acre, life-size amusement park called Dismaland. The exhibit/installation will be open to the public for 5 weeks only (it opens officially to the public on August 22) and will feature artwork not only by Banksy but by other artists like Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty and others. Banksy describes his “bemusement park” as a “family theme park unsuitable for children”. The photos gathered in this gallery were shot by Christopher Jobson for Collossal and give us a pretty good feel for what attendees will see on display when this exhibit opens to the public. HERE is the official site for Dismaland which offers official information about how folks can secure the very in-demand tickets to visit, as well as official promo photos for the exhibit as provided by Banksy. I am absolutely crushed that there is no way that I can fly out to the UK to see this exhibit in person because I am obsessed with the idea of this show. Dismaland may be the Crappiest Place on Earth but it looks like a really amazing place for art fans … street or otherwise.

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Is The World Ready For Ronda Rousey As Captain Marvel?

I'M INTO IT

I’d been hearing little things here and there about Ronda Rousey, and it felt like she and I were totally on the same page about certain things. But when I read her explanation of her body (a result of the fact that she’s not a do-nothing-bitch), I fell in love immediately. I mean, how can you not love her? This is a person who unapologetically kicks ass (because, seriously, what is there to apologize for?) and who’s bold enough to star in her own biopic. LMAO! Come on! She’s incredible! And she should totally be in all of the superhero movies forever, which is why it’s great that she’s sharing these fan-made images of herself as a Captain Marvel character. Click inside for more!

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