#BornThisDay: Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau, Jean Marais

July 5, 1889- Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau I am a hyphenate: ne'er-do-well-bon-vivant-hedonist-reluctant-star-cultural icon-star fucker. My husband is a hyphenate; most people in Portland are, as an artist-designer-business own, he is a bit of an underachiever, but not ... See the Rest

New Armani Code Commercial: “In a World Where Everybody Looks Like Chris Pine…”

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Fabulously inscrutable Armani Code commercial featuring Chris Pine, another Chris Pine, two more Chris Pines, and finally Chris Pine as a bartender (with Chris Pine drinking at the bar). Even if you aren't a Chris Pine fan, you'll love the jaunty dubstep version of "Barber of ... Watch Now

First Look: The Brokeback Mountain Opera

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The opera, based on the Annie Proulx short story and best movie EVER, opens tonight in Madrid. Here, 75-year-old American composer Charles Wuorinen talks about retooling the tragic love story into an opera. YouTube commenters seem worried that the complex operatic styling will ... See the Rest

Flashback 1960: Maria Callas Arrives at the Cannes Film Festival


Says OperaQueen (perhaps a little bitterly): "A time and place where people were educated, had taste, and when an opera singer could be one of the worlds greatest celebrities." Another even MORE FAB pic of Maria, circa 1960, after the jump.  ... See the Rest

Bizarre Bizet


A fabulously surreal, raucously moderne (robots!) gay gay gay reinterpretation by August Schram of "Habanera" from Bizet's 1875 opera Carmen. (via towleroad) ... See the Rest

On the Red Carpet: Opening Night of the Metropolitan Opera Season

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Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore— “The Elixir of Love” — opened the season in dramatic style. Courtney Love looked every inch the grande dame in her elegant beaded black gown and upswept hair. Former boytoy Lorenzo Martone matched his bow tie strap to his shoes, which is totally a ... See the Rest

Hip-Hopera: The New Kia Soul Commercial


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Il Castrato


Did you all catch this shit? There ain't nothing like a surprising goth to start your day out right. Watch, then pick your jaw up off of the floor. ... See the Rest