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by Jennifer Cooke

13 Feb 2010


Iconic British fashion designer Alexander McQueen died 11 February 2010. His incredible creativity and vision made him a favorite in rock ‘n’ roll and pop music from the inception of his career. His collaboration with Björk produced the cover of her 1997 album Homogenic, and he also directed the video for the song “Alarm Call”. It’s bizarre and off-kilter and wonderful and visually stunning, like everything that Alexander McQueen created. His loss will be felt far beyond the realms of the fashion industry.

by PopMatters Staff

13 Feb 2010


British girl poppers the Pipettes have gone all retro sci-fi on us in their latest video. The tune will be on the group’s upcoming and currently unnamed album.

by John Lindstedt

12 Feb 2010


If you’re one of those people who scour the internet for the latest viral clips and haven’t checked out Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, you probably should. The show has plenty of those clips (hope you like vomiting!), as well as guest appearances from infamous web celebrities attempting to redeem themselves.

The show is very in tune with web 2.0 culture and has many interactive features. The show has a well-kept blog showcasing highlights, lowlights, games, and viewer submissions. You even live tweet with host/comedian Daniel Tosh (@danieltosh) as the show airs.

This week Apple sent the tech savvy host the much-discussed iPad. Here’s the demonstration:

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by Crispin Kott

12 Feb 2010


The pomp and circumstance of the Winter Olympics are set to kick off in Vancouver tonight. And while athletes and enthuisiasts alike are girding their high-fives for triumph, there’s also plenty of room for tribulation. Thanks to the internet, the failed feats of Olympians both past and present are available at our fingertips. A rudimentary search of YouTube on the morning of the joining together of the world’s nations provides plenty of Olympic bloopers, including one set to the jarring tune most recognizable to anyone ever subjected to the high-speed bawdy chase scenes on the old Benny Hill Show. Hold the torch aloft, Olympians. Just hold it perfectly still, or you may soon wind up in a montage of infamy.

by Sarah Zupko

12 Feb 2010


Geez, now you can be a walking, talking store with your iPhone in your hand. Next time someone bores you to death through a date, ask them for their credit card and charge them for your time. I’m definitely carrying this along for my next doctor’s visit. Yes, that’ll be $100 an hour for the inconvenience of sitting in this bloody waiting room in a paper gown. Get that Amex ready.

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