When news of Karen Black’s death spread around the office yesterday, among the wailing and gnashing of teeth were whispers of “Who’s she?” from the younger cubs. The heresy! Karen Black was only the most vivid, iconic, and versatile actress of ALL TIME! With her slightly crossed eyes and big, frizzy hair, she was the perfect everywoman. Here’s a primer for those who don’t know, and a fond look back for those who do.
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Posing as Angelina Jolie at the Oscars on the cover and “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil inside the mag, Musto recaps the highs and lows of 2012. Check it out here.
I’m just going to say it: The Grey. BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Liam Neeson KILLS IT. And I don’t even like Liam Neeson. Well, nobody DOESN’T LIKE Liam Neeson. I’m just not a Liam Neeson SUPERFAN. But he’s FANTASTIC. If you haven’t seen it, Netflix it NOW. He survives this plane crash in the middle of nowhere, see, and there are these WOLVES. Fuckin’ wolves, man. Tear shit UP. Who knew? They will FREAK YOU THE FUCK OUT. You will NEVER want to be outdoors again. Fuck nature. It’s SCARY. These wolves are scarier than sharks, scarier than grizzly bears, scarier than serial killers. These wolves are the WORST. And it was really filmed in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a real life blizzard, so when the characters are freezing to death, THE ACTORS ARE REALLY FREEZING TO DEATH. Harrowing, harrowing stuff. And yet it just sort of came and went last January. But omgomgomg. Just rent it. The Grey. YES! BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR! What was YOUR favorite movie?
Or, The Best of Nicolas Cage. Bringing back many disturbing memories, here are 100 clips of the hair-challenged star delivering dialogue in that patented manic, ear-splitting, over-the-top way he has. Some might call this the clip reel from Hell. We call it heaven. This should BE a movie.
The most painful post you’ll see all day.
We aren’t ones to gush over Michelle Obama’s sleeveless blouses. There will be no peaons to Pippa Middleton here. We don’t think cutting edge fashion begins and ends with Lady Gaga. And while we sometimes rhapsodize over Daphne Guinness, she’s not on our 2011 Best Dressed List because, frankly, she’s a little overexposed, and we find her Haute Goth getups a wee bit predictable. Mix it up, girl.
Instead, we’re honoring those individuals who truly take it to the edge of fashion… the rule-breakers, style-makers, and no-hostage-takers who make us sit up and take notice. Celebrities, sublebrities, and celebutantes who live without stylists, without fear, and are without QUESTION the most interesting people in pop culture.
Below, we celebrate the STAUNCH individuals whose personalities ACTUALLY INFORM their look – can you IMAGINE? – and the style icons who make us question the very nature of style. It’s about the semiotics of clothing as costume, as emotional armor, as socio-political statement that gets our juices running. Now, sit back, relax, grab yourself a nice cup of absinthe, and BEHOLD! the men and women of the WOW BEST DRESSED LIST!