“But it’s an impossible role in an impossible movie that has no reason for being other than as another pop-culture palliative for a trauma it can’t bear to face. In truth, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” isn’t about Sept. 11. It’s about the impulse to drain that day of its specificity and turn it into yet another wellspring of generic emotions: sadness, loneliness, happiness. This is how kitsch works. It exploits familiar images, be they puppies or babies — or, as in the case of this movie, the twin towers — and tries to make us feel good, even virtuous, simply about feeling. And, yes, you may cry, but when tears are milked as they are here, the truer response should be rage.”—
“4.94: Average number of times “Paris” played, per night.
18: Minutes, on average, per date.
40:25: Running time, in minutes, of “Paris” in Vancouver, after being played 11 times.
613.2: Total live running time, in minutes.
194: Running time, in minutes, of the movie Titanic.
705: Running time, in minutes, of Band of Brothers miniseries.
26.7: Full House episodes one could watch, in that time.
2: Seconds of “married Kate and Ashley” per “Paris.”
5:36: Minutes total, as performed on tour.
93: Running time of Blades of Glory, in minutes.
10: Seconds of dialogue from Blades of Glory, on the CD version of the song.
28: Total number of minutes of Blades of Glory dialogue, when played 168 times.”—'Ni**as in Paris': The Definitive Breakdown
“I’ma be real, man, this might sound like the craziest thing to you. I, and others like me – trap stars – we always considered ourselves Robin Hoods: we go out and get the money. Just think, if you was in the village and you a hunter, you take pride in going out to hunt the prey and bring it back for the village to eat. In our situation, we took pride in getting money so that the hood could eat. A part of the hood was the strip club, so – in our minds – we looking at it like we putting kids through school, we buying school clothes, we paying tuition, we paying car notes. We felt like we was the providers. And that’s what we are! When you a ghetto star, when you a hood star, you gonna take care of your grandmother, your mother. When you on that next level, you gotta take care of the city, the streets. All of that consists of going to the strip clubs and throwing up money; like, I’ma have fun doing it, but I’ma give back. And, like, in doing so, they don’t gotta take the risks that we did. The women shouldn’t have to go out and kill the goddamn elk.”—Young Jeezy: Rappers Are the ‘Robin Hoods of the Hood’ | Music News | Rolling Stone
Kat Murray’s TAKING THE REINS, in which a woman inherits her family’s near-bankrupt stud ranch and hires a sexy horse trainer to help her turn it around, the first in the Studs & Spurs series, to Alicia Condon at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Emmanuelle Morgen at Judith Ehrlich Literary Management.
“Cummings has none of Ball’s shining charisma or her buzz of anarchy. Yet she does share Lucy’s rictus grin, her toddler-like foot-stamping tantrums, and especially her Hobbesian view of heterosexual relationships as a combat zone of pranks, bets, and manipulation from below. “This is war,” Whitney announces, before declaring yet another crazy scheme to undercut her boyfriend, and it might as well be the series’ catchphrase. In Ball’s era, this was a depressing but subversive perspective: it was exciting simply to see a woman clown, even if she always lost, even if she was literally spanked for her rebellion. But, in the age of “Bridesmaids” and “Parks and Recreation,” “Whitney” ’s battle of the sexes feels off, airless—self-loathing disguised as self-assertion.”—Emily Nussbaum on “Whitney” and “2 Broke Girls” in the New Yorker
I compiled this video gallery of Swift covering everyone from Springsteen, the Beach Boys and the Jackson 5 to Fall Out Boy, TLC and Nelly. Plus, she sings with Bieber, Usher, T.I. and Nicki Minaj. Making this made me appreciate Swift just a bit more. I like that she’s mixing it up like this.
Reviews of the Steve Madden Shoes I Bought for My Sister's Wedding
“I bought these shoes to wear with my wedding dress in Nov 2011. I have them sitting in my room and practice walking around in them. I love the look! They’ll be great to wear to Magic games when the season starts.”
“I bought these gorgeous shoes for my best friends wedding this coming weekend, and I can’t wait to wear them! I even altered my dress to match them! I love them. They are beyond HOT and SEXY! I also know that they will look fantastic on a night out with some skinny jeans or a pair of leggings. I bought the Blue Satin, although my more practical side said I should buy the Black Satin, I could not say no to the Blue Satin, and I know I made the best decision!”
“i wore this shoe to vegas and everyone commented on it. they were soo confortable through all of the dancing and festivities we did.”
“I bought these because of a certain….celebrity and they are so beautiful in person! If I had the money I’d buy them in every color! :D I’m not used to heels but I will be getting used to these puppies ;D”
“OH MY GOD WHAT CAN I SAY I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!I WENT CRAZY TRYING TO FIND THE PERFECT SHOES FOR MY SISTERS WEDDING AND WHEN I SAW THEM I KNEW THOSE WERE IT!THEYRE AMAZING AND STYLISH AND SOO AFFORDABLE!”
“I bought these shoes today and when I tried them on a group of women in the store just crowded around me and began to tell me how great the shoe was and how great I look in it.”
“I bought the shoes for my wedding. I haven’t got to wear them yet, but I absolutely can’t wait. The shoes are as beautiful in person as they are on the website. The placement of the jewels are spectacular and really add that extra bit of fabulous. After the wedding I plan on wearing them clubbing and such.”
"They’re wonderful and I feel confident in them. I wear them to church and to work almost every week."
“This r my every girls nite out shoes and everybody r in love w my shoes”