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Kimya Dawson is the queen of all things cute and uplifting. Her songs are the perfect remedy for a shitty day, even when she's singing about familiar insecurities or broken hearts. That girl just can't turn her charm off!  Anyone looking for their daily dose of cuteness doesn't need to search for sloth videos or sleepy puppies. Instead, have a look at the latest Kimya Dawson video, "Solid Strong," directed by Clyde Peterson, Forrest Baum, and Kimya herself. ... Read More
Last year, comedian Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp introduced us to the adorable Marcel The Shell with Shoes On and gave us a little insight into the life of an average mollusk. We learned that lentils make good hats, strands of hair can be used for basically everything and that it isn’t so easy being a little shell. Things sure have changed since the last time we heard from our favorite shell in pink sneaks though. First of all, ... Read More
Catch the world's first boy band in high definition tonight at MoMA PS1. No excuses. Presented by DIS Magazine, tonight's event is the closing celebration for video/performance artist Ryan Trecartin's exhibition titled "Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever." Enjoy live performances by #HDBOYZ, AraabMUZIK, 15-year-old Glasspopcorn (prod. Ryder Ripps), and other special guests. You like art, you like music, and most of all you like boy bands. Be there. DIS Magazine got to spend ... Read More
A little bit '60s psychedelic revival', a little bit 'garage rock', and all 'up in your face'. Here are two clips of the Pandoras performing for the Los Angeles cable show, "L.A. IN!", circa 1985. This is my kind of band. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
On a recent episode of Conan, Anne Hathaway spat a rap - inspired by Lil' Wayne - to let us all know that she goes hard when she's angry. And because it's Anne Hathaway, it's somewhat charming. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
The summer might be winding down to a close but that doesn't mean that the music that makes you wanna grab your bike or skateboard and cruise down your nearest boardwalk is ceasing to exist. With their dreamy pop tunes the band Veronica Falls can be compared to favorites like Best Coast. Made up of Roxanne Clifford, Patrick Doyle, James Hoare, and Marion Herbain I'm pretty sure you can find a place to put them among the other jams in your "Summer Time" playlist. ... Read More
While looking for videos under search terms like "how to dance at a beach party" and "how to be an impressive dancer at cool parties", I ran into this little gem. (Note: I am not going to the beach this weekend, or cool parties for that matter.) It's the trailer for 1965 cult classic/B-movie Beach Girls and the Monster. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 31% rating; a critic described it as "so bad, it's just bad." All the more reason to watch it with the people you ... Read More
If like me you have an addiction to spending way too much time on the internet looking at memes, you have probably already heard of Slenderman. If not, you are in for a delightfully spooky treat. Slenderman is an internet-generated urban myth. Atypical of most folklore, however, his origins are easily illuminated. On June the 8th 2009, the infamous online forums, Something Awful launched a “paranormal pictures” photoshopping contest, wherein one user, ... Read More
My week has been rather stressful: the election results were distressing, I'm churning out my thesis, and I'm cramming for my GRE next week. This presents a range of emotions that I haven't been able to articulate. Enter Don Draper. I love Mad Men, and had noticed his effective use of "what?" to express a multitude of feelings: astonishment, confusion, disappointment. This video, a compilation of the best Don Draper "what?"s both spoke to me and made me laugh out ... Read More
   Okay, so this Sunday he's celebrating his 90th birthday. And okay, so this is not the first song to lionize a specific writer or even just being a writer, but dude. Dude. Rachel Bloom is adorbs, you can't get it out of your head once it worms its way in there, and really, you can totally dance to it. I give it a Fahrenheit 69.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
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