09:19 AM EDT 04/24/2014
Originally posted 04/23/2014 01:00PM
[YOUTUBE "IWbGtAWi3QY"] There comes a time when a pop star needs to throw off the shackles of her old identity and embrace a new culture – specifically, someone else's culture. On Tuesday, Avril Lavigne reached that moment.
Lavigne had flown under the radar since her "Sk8r Boi" heyday, releasing a few albums of pretty-good music that all got less attention than her marriage to Chad Kroeger.
That changed with the arrival of "Hello Kitty," the fourth single from Lavigne's 2013 self-titled album, which is quickly reminding us that there's no news like bad news to a pop provocateur.
Originally posted 04/23/2014 03:00PM
Katy Perry, eat your heart out. (Because of "Firework." Get it? Never mind.)
Flying a camera-equipped drone copter into the middle of a fireworks display may not be the soundest idea, but it certainly paid dividends in this instance.
Originally posted 04/23/2014 12:30PM
The NYPD may need a new social-media guru.
New York's finest attempted to institute a Twitter promotion Tuesday with the hashtag #myNYPD, in which they asked people to Tweet "a photo w/ a member of the NYPD." The results were probably not what they expected.
Originally posted 04/22/2014 04:00PM
What if The Little Mermaid were a large merman?
Did we just blow your mind?
Well, we can't take full credit for it. Sakimi Chan, a digital artist based in Canada, specializes in exactly this sort of thing. And Chan's gender-swapped portraits of female Disney characters are a) very pretty, and b) excellent for raising questions about just what Disney films are saying.
Originally posted 04/22/2014 11:55AM
Let this spaniel sing you the song of his people.
Rocco the springer spaniel enjoys chasing squirrels, as most dogs do. However, we can't really say we've ever heard a dog express his love quite as uniquely as Rocco.
Originally posted 04/21/2014 11:30AM
Originally posted 04/21/2014 09:00AM
The simplest solution can sometimes be the best one.
Unless you're a luggage handler and it involves a 20-foot drop.
But that doesn't stop one dedicated Air Canada worker.
Originally posted 04/19/2014 06:00PM
Record Store Day 2014 is April 19. The annual holiday, conceived as a way for people to celebrate a cherished and once-dormant musical medium, sees record stores nationwide stock collector's editions, hold special in-store events and celebrate vinyl's resurgence.
Eilon Paz knows about vinyl. The N.Y.C.-based photographer started photographing record collectors in 2008 after emigrating from Israel, and his hobby/labor of love gradually grew into full-fledged work.
Originally posted 04/17/2014 02:00PM
It's a mix of high and low culture – literally (high culture being opera and low culture being ... the subway).
Opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to liven up the Paris subway with arias. This video captures him performing a comic selection for daily commuters.
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