Art & Style

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APTITUDE UK REVEALS THE BIGGER PICTURE OF ICONIC ALBUM COVERS

In an ode to the dying art of physical album packaging, UK digital agency Aptitude has created extended versions of album covers that feature “quirky reveals to future happenings, from Justin Bieber to The Beatles.” Said of the project, We all have a favourite album. One that means something to us more than others. Album

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA’S MOST INSPIRING QUOTES

  Legendary fashion designer, Oscar De La Renta, passed away yesterday at 82 years of age. Designing pieces iconic as the boy scout uniform to formal wear for the likes of first lady, Jackie Kennedy, and many patrons of high society, Oscar’s creations were always known for their stunning elegance. The following four quotes are

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ALEXANDER WANG FOR H&M LOOKBOOK

Alexander Wang‘s collaboration with H&M is almost here and will feature designs for both men and women that provide a new take on the lifestyle product offering that goes beyond fashion. The collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014.

Entertainment

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JADEN SMITH KEEPS THINGS ABSTRACT IN HIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘BLUE OCEAN’

Jaden Smith‘s latest music video entitled Blue Ocean is directed by Moisés Arias and features the son of Will Smith singing and rapping in various locales, while looking sad and distant. The clip features a brief appearance from Kylie Jenner but honestly makes little sense with its random images and perplexing lyrics. I understand that Smith is looking

Music

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JADEN SMITH KEEPS THINGS ABSTRACT IN HIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘BLUE OCEAN’

Jaden Smith‘s latest music video entitled Blue Ocean is directed by Moisés Arias and features the son of Will Smith singing and rapping in various locales, while looking sad and distant. The clip features a brief appearance from Kylie Jenner but honestly makes little sense with its random images and perplexing lyrics. I understand that Smith is looking

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BAAUER TAPS ALUNAGEORGE FOR ‘ONE TOUCH’

American producer, Baauer, recently teamed up with the London EDM duo, AlunaGeorge, to make a delightful track that recently popped up on Baauer‘s SoundCloud account entitled One Touch. The tune features a stunningly fun beat that goes from drum-laden to club-worthy, with playful vocals that repeat “you’ve gotta give me something to work with.” This

Celebrity

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JASMINE V IS THIS WEEK’S ‘WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY’ PICK

Jasmine Villegas or (Jasmine V) is a stunning 20 year old singer from California who initially got her start in the entertainment industry by acting in various commercials and small roles, including the portrayal of Justin Bieber‘s love interest in his music video for Baby. Shifting her focus to a career in music led Villegas to signing a

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REMEMBERING JOAN RIVERS IN FIVE VIDEOS

Legendary entertainer and style critic, Joan Rivers, recently passed away at 81 leaving behind a comedic legacy and career that spanned over 50 years. Pioneering her style of confessional comedy that had not yet been executed by female comedians before her, Joan juggled a myriad of entertainment presences that included stand up comedian, talk show host, author,

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LISA D’AMATO IS THIS WEEK’S ‘WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY’

Lisa D’Amato is an recording artist, fashion model and television personality who initially gained mainstream notoriety from her two appearances on the Tyra Banks fronted reality competition show America’s Next Top Model. Before Top Model, Lisa had already gained extensive modeling experience representing numerous brands and designers since the age of 12. After ANTM and her Cycle 17 win,

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Rants

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MY LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY BIRTHDAY IS FACEBOOK

Today is my birthday and while I’m having a great day so far, one thing is particularly annoying to me; the celebration of my birthday on Facebook. I find its execution redundant and unnecessary. If someone truly cares about you, they’ll find a way to make an effort outside of social media. It just doesn’t feel

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6 WAYS TO LESSEN YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING OR SPREADING EBOLA USING EBOLA JOKE MEMES

Ebola is here. The virus that has taken many lives in Africa is making an appearance in the United States and has already claimed one American life so far. News outlets are encouraging people not to panic while simultaneously over-promoting the existence of this worldwide epidemic. I personally think panic is understandable, because let’s face it.

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FREDERICK WILSON II’S INSPIRING MESSAGE TO BLACK PEOPLE

Avid Facebook user and video blogger, Frederick Wilson II, recently posted a video to his account, above, that has obtained viral status to the point that the clip has found its way onto YouTube. In his post, Wilson encourages blacks to work on correcting image stereotypes to change misconceptions that have led to police brutality and

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SUBSTANCE OVER SELFIES

When the Oxford English Dictionary inducted the word selfie in 2013, it felt like the world had officially reached a new low. The phrase that’s defined as, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media,” has spurned hit dance songs, television shows

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MY LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY BIRTHDAY IS FACEBOOK

Today is my birthday and while I’m having a great day so far, one thing is particularly annoying to me; the celebration of my birthday on Facebook. I find its execution redundant and unnecessary. If someone truly cares about you, they’ll find a way to make an effort outside of social media. It just doesn’t feel

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5 THINGS I LOVE AND 5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MY iPHONE 6 PLUS

Before I start my review of the iPhone 6 Plus, I’m gonna keep it real. You’re not going to get an unboxing video or extensively detailed technical specs here at RAMrants.com because let’s face it, the iPhone hasn’t really evolved very much in the last four years. Sure, it grows in screen size or gets a better camera

Tech

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2 NEW iPAD’S, A NEW iMAC, OSX YOSEMITE AND APPLE PAY ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE TODAY

Technology giant, Apple Computers, made a slew of announcements about their latest offerings today during an event that took place at their own Cupertino, California headquarters. Unlike the last event that spotlighted the latest iPhone models, this event was all about software, iPads, and the new iMac featuring a 5K retina display. The new iPad

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2 NEW iPAD’S, A NEW iMAC, OSX YOSEMITE AND APPLE PAY ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE TODAY

Technology giant, Apple Computers, made a slew of announcements about their latest offerings today during an event that took place at their own Cupertino, California headquarters. Unlike the last event that spotlighted the latest iPhone models, this event was all about software, iPads, and the new iMac featuring a 5K retina display. The new iPad

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2 NEW iPAD’S, A NEW iMAC, OSX YOSEMITE AND APPLE PAY ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE TODAY

Technology giant, Apple Computers, made a slew of announcements about their latest offerings today during an event that took place at their own Cupertino, California headquarters. Unlike the last event that spotlighted the latest iPhone models, this event was all about software, iPads, and the new iMac featuring a 5K retina display. The new iPad

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2 NEW iPAD’S, A NEW iMAC, OSX YOSEMITE AND APPLE PAY ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE TODAY

Technology giant, Apple Computers, made a slew of announcements about their latest offerings today during an event that took place at their own Cupertino, California headquarters. Unlike the last event that spotlighted the latest iPhone models, this event was all about software, iPads, and the new iMac featuring a 5K retina display. The new iPad

Leisure

A DEVIOUS SCREENING

If you’ve been following me on twitter, you’d know that I’m a huge fan of the Lifetime Network television show Devious Maids. The second season is debuting soon (4/20/2014 at 10 PM, don’t miss it!) and the Lifetime Network hosted an exclusive event for fans (otherwise known as the #DeviousArmy) of the show, an event

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MY FIRST TIME IN TEXAS

Unforgettable is an understatement. Arriving in San Antonio and seeing the river walk and The Alamo, supporting our Oregon Ducks at the Alamo-Bowl and witnessing them win was amazing. I was in the presence of wonderful company and feel like this trip ended my 2013 beautifully… Go Ducks!

Books

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NICKY HILTON’S STYLE IS OFFICIALLY ONE FOR THE BOOKS

Impeccable street style is something Nicky Hilton has practically always possessed. Turning her passion for fashion into a career as a designer and panelist for Project Runway makes Nicky’s impending debut as an author conspicuous. The quieter Hilton sister apparently has a lot to say about fashion in her new book, 365 Style. A quote from Nicky’s website says

Movies

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GET CREEPED OUT BY THE ONE MINUTE HORROR FILM ‘TUCK ME IN’

Tuck Me In is a new horror film short directed by Ignacio F. Rodó, originally adapted from a two-line horror story originally written by Juan J. Ruiz. In the minute long film, a father puts his son to bed with creepy results. Check out the clip, above, that understandably won this year’s international Filminute Award.

TV Shows

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15 TWEETS THAT REVIEW THE NEW FOX SHOW ‘GOTHAM’

Fox debuted their new Batman prequel spinoff last night, aptly named Gotham, to satisfying viewership that even garnered the series a rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Led by Benjamin McKenzie from The OC and Jada Pinkett-Smith, the show sparked trending status on twitter that continued days past its initial premiere. View the mostly positive, but still mixed, reviews of Gotham from

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