Wednesday, October 31, 2012

'Star Wars: Episode 7' to hit theaters in 2015

A new "Star Wars" film, so far titled only "Star Wars: Episode 7," is coming to theaters in 2015 now that Disney has bought Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, for $4.05 billion, according to reports.

And that's not all – at least two films will follow episode 7, according to chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert E. Iger.

"Our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years," Iger said in a statement.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," George Lucas said in a statement. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Indian Ocean

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?

Under the sea, under the sea
Darling it's better down where it's wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we're devoting full time to floating
Under the sea, ha ha...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

$100,000K Gold Leggings By Balenciaga

pop-superstar Beyonce in Balenciaga’s $100,000K gold leggings for a performance!!! The stylish pair of leggings gives an impression of stitched in metallic fabric with gold designs but is apparently made of some sort of metallic fabric than actual gold. The exclusive design is made only at request with a price tag over of $100,000.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Cold Light of Day

Gertrude Stein wanted Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation yesterday in celebration of Jewish Heritage Month that lauded Nazi supporter Gertrude Stein, the Algemeiner reports.
Stein, who was Jewish, supported the puppet Vichy regime in France in the Second World War through her friend, historian and Nazi collaborator Bernard Fay. The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently agreed to update an exhibition of Stein's work with a reference to her Nazi connections.
The White House claimed that the inclusion of Stein had been a mistake, the result of an earlier draft of the proclamation released in error. However, Algemeiner preserved a screen shot of the original proclamation, which remained on the White House website after the new press release had been drafted.
A mistake my arse..
Update by DMartyr below the fold.
Update by DMartyr: Gertrude Stein, a Nazi collaborator during the terrible holocaust, was praised in a Presidential proclamation honoring Jewish Heritage Month. One of Stein's closest friends was a Nazi operative in charge of hunting down Jews to send to concentration camps.
Stein and Toklas survived the Holocaust for one simple reason: Gertrude Stein was herself a major collaborator with the Vichy regime and a supporter of its pro-Nazi leadership.
According to a new book entitled Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Fay and the Vichy Dilemma, by Barbara Will, Stein publicly proclaimed her admiration for Hitler during the 1930s, proposing him for a Nobel Peace Prize. In the worst days of the Vichy regime, she volunteered to write an introduction to the speeches of General Phillipe Petain, the Nazi puppet leader who deported thousands of Jews, but who she regarded as a great French hero. She wanted his speeches translated into English, with her introduction, so that Americans would see the virtues of the Vichy regime. In that respect she was like other modernist writers, such as Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot who proudly proclaimed their pro-Fascist ideology, but Stein’s support for Fascism was more bizarre because she was Jewish.

Stein’s closest friend, and a man who greatly influenced her turn toward fascism was Bernard Fay, who the Vichy government put in charge of hunting down Masons, Jews and other perceived enemies of the State. Fay was more than a mere collaborator as suggested by the Met exhibit. He was a full blown Nazi operative, responsible for the deaths of many people. After the war, when the horrendous results were known to all, Gertrude wrote in support of Fay when he was placed on trial for his Nazi war crimes.

The Last Interview with Georgina Glanville

1. Who are you and what do you do? I'm Georgina Glanville and I'm an artist, I make mostly sculpture, and I work at a couple of galleries.--------------- 2.How do you work? I work intuitively and haptically. ------------------------------------3.Name three artists you’d like to be compared to? Eva Hesse, Simryn Gill and Gabriel Orozco.-------- 4.Is the artistic life lonely? No I find the artistic life incredibly social and full of companions and like-minded people. ------------------------------------- 5.What do you like about your work? I like that my work is unique to me.---------- 6.What do you dislike about the art world? That it relies so much on the dollar.------------------ 7. What would people be surprised to learn about you? That I didn't always think I'd be an artist.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The throne of our queen is empty

Where do I begin?! Most of the creative people I admire are very close to home. At the top of my list is Mirka Mora, who is an artist in the true sense of the word. Her free spirit, use of colour and part in Australia’s art movement continue to inspire me.


Robert Whitaker

It is with sadness that we note the recent passing of great Australian celebrity photographer Robert Whitaker. Although born in England, Whitaker spent his teenage years and early twenties in Melbourne, where he became friends of the iconic Mora family.

In 1963 Whitaker took this striking double portrait of Mirka and Georges Mora -- an image that in turn inspired Nat Thomas and Concetina Inserra's 2008 Bowness Photography Prize-winning picture "Portrait of mother and daughter". Whitaker went on to become court photographer to Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, and was in many ways responsible for the cool image of the Stones, the Beatles and many of the 1960s' other cultural icons.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Game Goes too DAMN FAR!

The Game new album cover "Jesus Piece" sparks some controversy!
According to RapUP, " Game is no stranger to controversy and he’s about to ignite another firestorm with the illustrated cover for his upcoming album Jesus Piece. The religious-themed artwork features a portrait of Jesus with a teardrop tattoo under his eye, a Jesus piece chain around his neck, and red bandana over his mouth.
The image has already sparked outrage from some fans. “You took this shit too far,” wrote one of Game’s Instagram followers, while another added, “Open minded people see this concept, but I think this cover can push some people away homie.”
Jesus Piece, Game’s fifth and possibly final album for Interscope, is due in December featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and Kanye West, who is featured on the title track.

Kings of the Sun 1963

Thursday, October 18, 2012