It’s not so much that designers are crafting hot-dog-leg pants or building entire collections to look like they’re being seen through the Rise filter. Rather, they’re using Insta as a way to keep up with which aesthetics the masses are digging these days, and even–in the case of no less a designer than Marc Jacobs–crowd-sourcing jewelry designs from time to time. Read More
Kanye West is a pretty tech-savvy gent–his most recent music video was available only on his website and tied in to Instagram, and his mysterious startup, Donda, is populated by tech guys and app guys. And on the rare occasion that he lets us into his creative process, it most often comes through a stream of artfully-caps-locked tweets.
Throw out your Ina Garten cookbooks, because you won’t be needing them anymore.
Included are healthy-ish recipes for crab cakes with mango salsa and beer-steamed snow crab legs. (He doesn’t eat beef or pork.) Hopefully there’s a good one for yams, except not that kind of yams. Read More
Old-money types love to hate on the nouveau riche–duh, we’ve all seen Titanic–but in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, one highfalutin lady throws major shade at Silicon Valley to hilarious effect.
Denise Hale is a Serbian-born San Francisco society staple who was once married to legendary director Vincente Minnelli. She channels everyone’s favorite cranky great-aunt when she tells contributing editor Evgenia Peretz that the Bay Area’s techies “bore the hell out of” her in a piece about the culture clash between WASPy elites and the region’s tech VIPs. Read More
Anybody who’s ever written a mildly critical article, blog post or tweet about Lady Gaga knows that her fans are some of the most fearsome, cutthroat buccaneers on the Internet. If you have the gall to ever critique Ms. Gaga, you should expect a torrent of tweets ripping apart your appearance, your writing style, your resume and probably your mom.
It’s interesting in light of the fact that the pop star is such a firm fixture on the anti-bullying bandwagon. We’ve often wondered if she notices the disconnect herself, and today, through a letter posted on the Tumblr of her Born This Way Foundation, she proved that, yes, she does notice that her fans can be dicks, and she wishes they’d quit it. Read More
If Her New Music Video Is to Be Believed, Katy Perry Is Just as Addicted to WhatsApp as the Rest of Us
If you were racking your brain wondering if Katy Perry litters her text messages with emojis, then you can stop now. Yesterday, in the video for her new single, “Roar,” she confirmed that she’s basically a teen, using WhatsApp to substitute (when applicable) emojis for words. (Spoiler: there were a lot of cat emojis.) Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio zipped around Ibiza on some sort of high-tech jet-propelled marine hoverboard recently, proving that even dorks in helmets can date Victoria’s Secret models (well, provided those dorks are Leonardo DiCaprio). Read More
Remember Ashton Kutcher, the huggable moptop from such comedy hits as Dude, Where’s My Car?, and That ’70s Show? Well, forget him. Forget he ever existed. Because the real Ashton Kutcher eats, sleeps and breathes tech and he always has, dummy.
You might have heard about the rollicking farce Mr. Kutcher is currently promoting, a film called Jobs. His part as the eponymous Steve Jobs “marks the all-in moment” solidifying his involvement in the tech world, CNet tells us. His foray into the industry began, of course, with his stint as “a popular Twitter user,” because that’s how all the greats get their start in tech. Read More
Tech, it seems, has become so integrated into mainstream culture that it is now simply commonplace for celebrities to just show up at hacker events. Take action star Will Smith, for example, who showed up willynilly (heh) at Defcon in Las Vegas for 20 minutes before slyly exiting to avoid getting mobbed. Read More
For Little Monsters, this might come as bad news; for everyone else who’s still trying to decipher the meaningless ARTPOP garble that Lady Gaga churned out three weeks ago, this’ll probably come as a relief. Gaga has admitted the ARTPOP app is just gonna be some lame-sounding “interactive jewel case.” Read More