Remembering those Notables we’ve lost in 2014…may they ALL R.I.P.

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Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on February 2 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Hoffman died of “accidental acute mixed-drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine.” — ©ourtesy of UPI/Dennis Van Tine

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PAPER MAG: Meet the Original Gangsters

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rudePaulSqueezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.

AZZEDINE ALAIAPEDRO ALMODOVARSARAH ANDELMANANDRÉ BALAZSJOHN BALDESSARIAFRIKA BAMBAATAAKLAUS BIESENBACHDANNY BOWIENRICHARD BRANSONNICK CAVELARRY CLARKJEFFREY DEITCHDAVE EGGERS HERBIE FLETCHERHIROSHI FUJIWARA KIM GORDONJEAN-PAUL GOUDEBETHANN HARDISON DEBBIE HARRYANGEL HAZEJAMES JEBBIAMICHELE LAMYGIORGIO MORODERSHIRIN NESHATRICK OWENSMARISSA PATERNOSTERRUPAULJEREMY SCOTTCINDY SHERMANJENNY SLATEPATTI SMITHSHANE SMITHPAT TENOREALICE WATERS JOHN WATERSOLIVIER ZAHM

Can We Talk……AGAIN? A Chat with Joan Rivers.

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Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997

Where would you like to live?   Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.

How would you like to die?   Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?   Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.

What is your motto?   I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center x4My movies, I made them just with my friends, the way every kid today makes a movie with your cellphone. I just started out doing it and they were basically made to startle people with their own values. People who thought they were open minded, I wanted to make fun of their limits and play with the boundaries of whatever was correct at the time. We were always making fun of the peace and love movement—and even though I certainly looked like a a hippie, I was more of a yippie. I would go to riots, but not so much for the political thing, I would go to get laid. Riots were a great place to make a date, you could always find people at riots. So it was always great cruising at riots. I tried to take that the spirit and make fun of it and make fun of myself by calling my films trash. Critics couldn’t say they were trash because I already said it. Continue reading

Meet the Coolest Guy in New York City

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Most people give the homeless change or leftovers Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

Mike Bustros x5For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

Mike Bustros x2For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job. | See the  Inspiring thanks he received from one man.

WOW! This Guy has got the Right Idea about Life in This World. Go Mark…! – – More pics

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5 most incredible surprise discoveries of the week, revealed.

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chinaA pair of surprise discoveries, one in a museum basement and the other from a plane over the desert, highlight the week’s list

1. 6.5K-Year-Old ‘Noah’ Found in Museum Basement: An ancient skeleton gathering dust in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia for 85 years finally has an ID: It’s a 6,500-year-old man newly nicknamed Noah. Turns out, he was rather big and long-lived for his day.

2. Sandstorms Reveal Ancient Designs in Peru Desert: Sandstorms in Peru have revealed mysterious designs believed to have been etched into the desert thousands of years ago. The newly exposed geoglyphs include a snake nearly 200 feet long as well as a bird and some llama-like creatures. The discovery is courtesy of a pilot flying by.

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The British on a Mission to Remember All Their Fallen

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Remember UkBritish Ads Remember World War I Dead Who Aren’t as Famous as Their Names Quest to honor every soldier

The Royal British Legion is behind a weighty ad campaign called “Every Man Remembered,” featuring soldiers from World War I who share names with famous people a century later (although “Tom Jones” really is an insanely common name) and making the case that the soldier should be famous, too. Each ad provides a mini-biography of the featured soldier, including when and where he was killed. Heavy stuff, yes, but it’s respectful and not gloomy or maudlin, to ad agency RKCR/Y&R’s credit. It’s a pity organizations like this have to invoke celebrities at all, but at least they picked some relatively classy ones. I doubt a Russell Brand execution would have gone over as well.

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29 of The Biggest BALLOONS in Hollywood!

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hollywood-balloons-intro-imageIf there is something that is guaranteed to get you noticed in Hollywood, it is an amazing set of boobs, sometimes an actresses cleavage becomes more famous than she is!  But are they fake or real?  Does it matter?  Check the list out today!

Bridging the Gap

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bridging the gapThe world’s highest bridge, The Bridge Of Immortals, is situated in the Yellow Mountains, also known as Huangshan. From the bridge you will have a breathtaking view, and see how the clouds are touching mountainsides beneath you.

Baron: The Future of Sex

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Virtual Lovers and Hybrid Positions in the London Journal’s Latest Spread |

Dutch photographers Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm depict the best of both sexes in today’s exclusive series taken from the third issue of Baron magazine. Founded by Jonathan Baron and Matthew Holroyd, the self-published title lies at the intersection of art and pornography, and for its latest edition, “The Future of Sex,” the journal gets under the skin of relationships in the digital age. Eighty-eight-year-old Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman provides the unlikely reference point with a rumination on the allure of “virtual relationships,” while the list of guest editors includes the co-founder of the New York Club Kids movement, Michael Alig, and Night editor Henry Rubin (issue two saw Tyrone Lebon take the reins). Here, the magazine’s quick-witted “spoof” editor The Baron talks tapping into online desires, and logging off.

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