The A&E blog covers a span of cultural artifacts as wide, fascinating, and bizarre as the internet itself, from reviews of the cheapest coolers at the liquor store to the best concert to see at the Triple Rock, with a bit of speculation at the meaning of it all stuffed in between.
Thu, 9/18, 10:39pm (3 days ago)
  For those of you college students who are studying theater, or even for those of you who aren’t, but have always wanted to audition, here are a few tips for winning over the director right from the start. It’s all about the entrance. You will hear this time and time again. The…
Thu, 9/18, 5:46pm (3 days ago)
I am new to Korean drama, testing the waters with what Netflix has to offer. “Shut Up Flower Boy Band,” marketed as “Shut Up and Let’s Go” in the U.S. is a member of the “Flower Boy” genre, a category which basically involves attractive young men occupying different professions. The…
Thu, 9/18, 5:44pm (3 days ago)
For some reason wearable tech is becoming a real thing. People want to wear their phones so they never have to talk to anyone or have a normal conversation ever again. Actually people will love to talk about themselves and their Apple Watches and I will have nothing to add…
Tue, 9/16, 4:09pm (5 days ago)
The recent announcement of the Apple watch has heads spinning, but lo and behold — clocks have always been awesome! With advances in technology, it seems that almost anything is possible with these guys. In light of the new school year, here are some alarm clocks to help even the…
Tue, 9/16, 12:56pm (5 days ago)
Boys will always be boys, but in this performance, golden-voiced boys will be cats.   In my research, I did not find much about the boy’s choir whose voices graced the world with beautiful cat noises in this meme-worthy video. The boys’ haunting harmonies must have lulled their audience into forgetting…
Tue, 9/16, 12:11pm (5 days ago)
Timeless style is hard to come by.  Trends ebb and flow, but some things look better weathered, like a chunky cardigan, a tweed jacket or a hardcover book.  The Volvo 240 is one of these things. I’m always in the market for a car, and I check Craigslist at least once…
Tue, 9/16, 12:01pm (5 days ago)
Staking the claim as a prominent female artist in the men’s club of hip-hop is no small feat, as is gaining membership to top-notch rap collective Top Dawg Entertainment.  Yet SZA has accomplished both in a short time span.  The soulful songstress won legions of fans with her spacey, old-school…
Sun, 9/14, 11:08pm (7 days ago)
Michael Cera, U2, Beyonce… This is not a call sheet for the weirdest Judd Apatow-produced comedy ever, but an excerpt from an expanding list of musicians who unexpectedly drop new albums, much to the delight of music blogs across the world (including this one).   With Apple’s announcement that U2’s “Songs of…
Wed, 9/10, 10:30pm (2 weeks ago)
Flamingos Divine Finds is a Powderhorn based store dedicated solely to flamingos — just kidding. With a flashy, pink storefront that can’t help but catch the eye, their home and garden themed antique furniture and trinkets are unlike anything you would find at a chain store. This Wednesday, September 10th to the…
Tue, 9/9, 8:24pm (2 weeks ago)
Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear is showing in New York just as we begin to think about fall and winter clothing. Gather inspiration from the warm-weather collections for a fresh look appropriate for the current season.   Gary Graham combines beautiful, delicate pieces with edgy boots and androgynous jackets like Marla from Fight…
Tue, 9/9, 8:21pm (2 weeks ago)
The Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear shows in New York are a mash-up of colorful garden ornaments on ‘60s suburban astroturf lawns and old-school preppy beach playwear so far.   Isa Arfen conjures Edward Scissorhands’ eerily manicured colorblocked suburb. Prim silhouettes and bright colors construct a candy-stained suburbia. Glamorous poofy sleeves, geometric sunglasses and…
Tue, 9/9, 7:16pm (2 weeks ago)
Rapper David “Tuki” Carter spent his share of time homeless, but he’s found new digs with his Taylor Gang labelmates. Always a creative, Carter’s breaks came from networking as a well-known and respected tattoo artist.  “I do a lot, I design — clothes, artwork, graphic design,” Carter said. “Painting, drawing, tattooing, sculpting…
Tue, 9/9, 6:18pm (2 weeks ago)
It’s true, everyone wants to see your ankles and no one wants to see those grimy knees of yours. It’s time to graduate from full breaks in your pants and get some cuffs on those trousers. The rarest cuffs are achieved with a certain type of pant. Tapered leg pants are…
Tue, 9/9, 12:33pm (2 weeks ago)
Many foods are eaten within a certain socially acceptable window of time to avoid a raised eyebrow or a condescending smile. Some designations are shrewd, for example, coffee before bedtime gives even the Rip Van Winkle-y of us the jitters. Morning donuts, however, make absolutely no sense. For some reason I found…
Tue, 9/9, 12:31pm (2 weeks ago)
People have strong feelings about kale. Some see it as the bile of the earth, others use it daily, for homemade smoothies, lotions and hats. The bottom line is that kale is trendy. It has its own twitter account. Kale makes people have opinions about cabbage. It’s the most talked about member…
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