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lauren has been shooting all kinds of amazing photos in the Arctic, but  baby Arctic foxes? Damn. 

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In college, we’d watch week-old VHS tapes of ‘The Sopranos’ that my mom sent us in the mail. A few weeks after I started working at HBO in my twenties, the finale aired (and HBO.com went down from all the people trying to figure out what happened after the screen went black). But for some weird reason, whenever I think of Jame Gandolfini, I always see him in ‘True Romance.’  

In college, we’d watch week-old VHS tapes of ‘The Sopranos’ that my mom sent us in the mail. A few weeks after I started working at HBO in my twenties, the finale aired (and HBO.com went down from all the people trying to figure out what happened after the screen went black). But for some weird reason, whenever I think of Jame Gandolfini, I always see him in ‘True Romance.’  

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One of the greatest threats we face is, simply put, bullshit. We are drowning it. We are drowning in partisan rhetoric that is just true enough not to be a lie; in industry-sponsored research; in social media’s imitation of human connection; in legalese and corporate double-speak. It infects every facet of public life, corrupting our discourse, wrecking our trust in major institutions, lowering our standards for the truth, making it harder to achieve anything.
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“Look at what hip-hop can do.” - Dr. Dre
It was announced yesterday that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are donating $70 million to USC to create a new arts, technology and business program. We sat down with Dre, Iovine and the new school’s dean Erica Muhl to discuss why the school is necessary in today’s world, how involved in the new school the two music moguls plan to be and how both of them look to their home lives first for inspiration.

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Look at what hip-hop can do.” - Dr. Dre

It was announced yesterday that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are donating $70 million to USC to create a new arts, technology and business program. We sat down with Dre, Iovine and the new school’s dean Erica Muhl to discuss why the school is necessary in today’s world, how involved in the new school the two music moguls plan to be and how both of them look to their home lives first for inspiration.

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Thank you, GQ for being one of the last places with intelligent celebrity interviews. 

The GQ Comedy Q&A: Ricky Gervais

Just for creating The Office, his comedy-god status can never be revoked—and his career has only mushroomed since. But the bigger Ricky Gervais gets, the harder it’s becoming to tell if he’s still sending up rich, self-important celebrities or turning into one. (In his forthcoming Netflix comedy, he plays an uplifting simpleton. Yikes.) Gervais, for his part, says not to worry. He’s still the same run-of-the-mill comic genius he’s always been:

GQ: Last night you tweeted “Hope you enjoy my stand-up. If you don’t please let me know because I don’t give a fuck.”

Ricky Gervais: Yeah. We’d been out to dinner, and I’d just got back. It was because I was getting loads of tweets that Science was on TV, and everybody was tweeting me lovely things, so instead of going, “Oh, thank you so much, I really appreciate it,” I thought it was more in character. My stand-up persona of not giving a fuck. I was going along with the persona of the comedian that says the unsayable. Which isn’t true. Comedians who say the unsayable don’t usually get TV specials. I’m very considered. I can justify every joke I’ve ever made, really.

GQ: You once went on a British chat show and when the host noted that you were looking newly fit and trim and asked how come, you replied, “AIDS.”

Ricky Gervais: The joke there is that it was small talk. If that was the answer, I wouldn’t have said it. But what’s wrong with it? How would people be offended?

GQ: Well, to joke about a disease that is killing loads of people…

Ricky Gervais: I do that all the time! I do it all the time. If you can’t joke about the most horrendous things in the world, what’s the point of jokes? What’s the point in having humor? Humor is to get us over terrible things. That’s all it’s for. That’s why you should laugh at funerals. Of course it’s the wrong thing to say. That’s why it’s funny.

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A fitting tribute.

“In life you don’t really get to chose your family, your siblings – you get what you’re given. I got lucky cause I got two great sisters and two great brothers, but I got extra lucky because around 1982, I got the chance to choose two other brothers: Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch. And together our families have grown. I’d like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother, and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch park for other crazy New York kids.” - Ad-Rock
Adam Yauch’s loved ones helped rename a Brooklyn park in his honor today. Read about the ceremony and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz’s full tribute to his late friend and bandmate.

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A fitting tribute.

In life you don’t really get to chose your family, your siblings – you get what you’re given. I got lucky cause I got two great sisters and two great brothers, but I got extra lucky because around 1982, I got the chance to choose two other brothers: Mike Diamond and Adam Yauch. And together our families have grown. I’d like to thank the New York Parks Department and the people of Brooklyn for honoring my friend and brother, and recognizing how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch park for other crazy New York kids.” - Ad-Rock

Adam Yauch’s loved ones helped rename a Brooklyn park in his honor today. Read about the ceremony and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz’s full tribute to his late friend and bandmate.

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Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

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Guess I’ll have to keep an eye out for Nas rhymes in Queens …

Street Art of the Day: Rap Quotes
New York City artist Jay Shells is no stranger to street art. In 2010, he launched the Subway Etiquette project to inform commuters about noise pollution and stairway conduct through parody subway signs, followed by the Metropolitan Etiquette project in 2011. This week, Shells unveiled his latest street sign parody project Rap Quotes, which consists of 30 red signs featuring notable rap lyrics about New York City placed in their corresponding locations. Curious how he made them? Head over to Animal NY.

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Guess I’ll have to keep an eye out for Nas rhymes in Queens …

Street Art of the Day: Rap Quotes

New York City artist Jay Shells is no stranger to street art. In 2010, he launched the Subway Etiquette project to inform commuters about noise pollution and stairway conduct through parody subway signs, followed by the Metropolitan Etiquette project in 2011. This week, Shells unveiled his latest street sign parody project Rap Quotes, which consists of 30 red signs featuring notable rap lyrics about New York City placed in their corresponding locations. Curious how he made them? Head over to Animal NY.

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