Topic: Marilyn-Monroe

10 Awesome Dresses You Can Use For Halloween (And After!)

10 Awesome Dresses You Can Use For Halloween (And After!)

Halloween is fun and great and wonderful… until you end up spending $100+ to cobble together some costume you’ll wear for a single drunken evening before it sinks to the back of your closet, never to be worn again (those whiskey stains don’t help).

So, we’re here to help: these ten dresses will work great for various decade-spanning Halloween costumes… but you can also repeat wear them because they’re not actually costumes. Sure, you might spend a little more, but you also get a nice dress out of it. More »

Extremely Important Fashion & Beauty Moments In Lady Gaga’s New “Applause” Video

Extremely Important Fashion & Beauty Moments In Lady Gaga's New "Applause" Video

Lady Gaga has finally released the music video for her latest single, “Applause,” directed by fashion photography powerhouse Inez & Vinoodh. Since the singer is currently preoccupied with a supposed “exchange” between arts and pop culture (as if one would somehow make the other better?), the video is predictably… arty.

It’s also kind of incoherent–a pastiche of performance, dance sequences and costumes for costumes’ sakes. But since Gaga is some kind of Russian nesting doll of pure expression and radio-friendly hooks–”art’s in pop culture in me”–we know that even her seemingly random fashion and beauty decisions have artistic value.

Using our two and a half semesters of art history class at the junior college, we’re here to guide you through some of the video’s most noteworthy looks. More »

Paul Schrader Thinks Lindsay Lohan Is Like A More Talented Version Of Marilyn Monroe

Paul Schrader Thinks Lindsay Lohan Is Like A More Talented Version Of Marilyn Monroe

In the now infamous New York Times article Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan In Your Movie, The Canyons director Paul Schrader made no secret of his ambivalent feelings towards Lindsay Lohan. But she is still, against all odds, the star of his upcoming movie, so that doesn’t mean he can’t say ridiculously nice things about her. (Emphasis on the ridiculous.) More »

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Seriously, Why Are We So Obsessed With Marilyn Monroe?

Love, Marilyn, a one-hour special on HBO about Marilyn Monroe airs tonight, and at the risk of seeming being insensitive, why are we still so obsessed with her? Sure, she was beautiful and talented and damaged and tragic, but a lot of people are those things, and we let their memories slowly fade over the years. She was mesmerizing in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons, but I don’t think any of those reasons quite explain the cultural fixation; at least not in a way that’s satisfying to me. More »

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would’ve Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would've Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

Yesterday, Justin Bieber said something that irritated a lot of people (in fact, Amanda literally threw stuff across the room and screamed). While visiting the Anne Frank House in Germany, he wrote this message in the guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

Yeah. Uhm. More »

Megan Fox Throws Shade At LiLo And Marilyn Monroe, Gets Tattoos Removed

Megan Fox Throws Shade At LiLo And Marilyn Monroe, Gets Tattoos Removed

This February’s Esquire features one of men’s magazines’ favorite covergirls: Megan Fox, open cardigan and pouty queasy facial expression included! In the accompanying interview, she discusses everything from her sex appeal, why being famous is like being bullied in high school on a “massive scale” and the Book of Revelations. Of course, this interview wouldn’t be complete without some Megan Fox quotes wherein she gets sassy about other people, would it? More »

Shelved Dolls: Judy Campbell: JFK’s Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

 Shelved Dolls:  Judy Campbell: JFK's Favorite Mistress (Who Was Not Marilyn Monroe)

Did you know that JFK was the first American President to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey? He was. The tradition is often said to originate with George Bush (#41) but that was just the first Official Pardon. When JFK was presented with a turkey wearing a bib emblazoned, “Good eating, Mr. President”, he apparently turned to Jackie and declared, “Why don’t we just keep it?”

I think about that anecdote a lot when I consider JFK, because otherwise I just judge him as that jerk who really dicked over Marilyn Monroe.

Well that . . . and Civil Rights. Those two things. More »

25 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Stuff You Already Own

25 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Stuff You Already Own

Every year we say the same thing, “Nope, not spending money on a Halloween costume, just going to stay in, not a chance, harrumph, bah humbug” and all that. And every year, we inevitably end up at some Halloween party, looking like the one asshole who’s too cheap or too morose to wear a damn costume. So, this year, we’re cutting that off at the pass (and helping you out, if you’re anything like us) with ideas for 25 last minute homemade Halloween costumes, all assembled from stuff you probably have in your closet. You don’t even need a very interesting closet, either. More »