For this week’s issue, Lauren Collins travels to France, where the actor Gérard Depardieu’s decision to become a Russian citizen and escape the Socialist party’s threatened tax increases is causing shock and turmoil: http://nyr.kr/12qc6pd
(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)
This morning, I woke to Rihanna Instagramming photos of herself on the banner of today’s Sunday Times and on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine (above).
The Barbadian pop-star had this to say:
badgalriri: When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana’s on the cover of The Sunday Times…. I mean… #extraordinaRIHbehavior
badgalriri: Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan behind, never thought these many people would even know my name, now it’s next to Princess Diana’s on the front of a newspaper! Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be #yourejealous :)
But I don’t get the impression she actually read the article. What caught my eye was not Diana or Rihanna but Camille Paglia! Paglia makes the call that “Rihanna is the new Diana,” primarily based on the claim that “both developed a false intimacy with photographers and the public and began to cannibalize themselves in their futile search for security in love.” I don’t think Rihanna should be so flattered, after all.
Do you know where you’re going to?
(Source: howtobeafuckinglady, via yungandreckless)
Destiny’s Child by Hayden Williams
This is stunning. It reminds me of the fashion sketches that I would look at in seamstress’ books with my late mom, who was a seamstress.
Fabulous. How very Bob Mackie.
My favorite scene from Silver Linings Playbook, a true “Hollywood ending” not in the original source text but that upholds the romantic comedy genre.
(Source: jenniferlawrencedaily, via andrew-michael)
The First Lady says, “Swerve.”
(Source: The New York Post)