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zoe kravitz explains why she isn't a "black artist"


zoë kravitz has often shared her thoughts on race and the perception of people of color in hollywood, but the actress faced criticism after a post on social media confused fans.read interview: zoe kravitz dishes on her latest role in ‘mad max: fury road’on wednesday (july 12) the rough night actress shared a quote from the late jean-michel basquiat along with a sarcastic message about the title of black artists. “i think i’ll go take a black walk. and have a black talk. with my black friend. maybe have some black lunch. watch a black movie, sing a black song, smoke a black bong… then take a black nap in my black bed in my back sheets and have some back dreams. …..happy to be be black. just don’t need to say it in front of everything,” she said with the hashtag #artisart.”thoughts #roommate






nicole kidman reveals past engagement to lenny kravitz


new york — actress nicole kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician lenny kravitz.kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with net-a-porter's magazine "the edit," in which she discussed her upcoming hbo series "big little lies." kidman said she already knew co-star zoe kravitz because she was once engaged to her father.kidman dated lenny kravitz a couple of years after her divorce from actor tom cruise in 2001. she never disclosed an engagement, although she talked about a failed engagement in 2007 with an unnamed ex. she's currently married to country singer keith urban.in the interview with "the edit," kidman said "it's all in the family" when talking about working with zoe kravitz and said lenny kravitz is "a great guy."






nicole kidman reveals past engagement to lenny kravitz


new york (ap) — actress nicole kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician lenny kravitz.kidman confirmed the engagement with the rocker in a recent interview with net-a-porter’s magazine “the edit,” in which she was discussing her upcoming hbo series “big little lies.” kidman said she already knew co-star zoe kravitz because she was once engaged to her father.kidman dated lenny kravitz a couple of years after her divorce from actor tom cruise in 2001. she never disclosed an engagement, although she talked about a failed engagement in 2007 with an unnamed ex. she’s currently married to country singer keith urban.in the interview with “the edit,” kidman said “it’s all in the family” when talking about working with zoe kravitz and said lenny kravitz is “a great guy.”most read s






zoe kravitz just aced the #nickiminajchallenge (video)


perfect person zoe kravitz is the clear winner of the recent social media craze, the #nickiminajchallenge.read interview: zoe kravitz dishes on her latest role in ‘mad max: fury road’the actress took on the viral game this week while promoting her new film rough night. before heading to good morning america, kravitz flaunted her crushed velvet sleeve-tie dress from sies marjan on the gram while showing us how to be a bad b***h.“attention, this is how a bad b***h leaves her hotel room to do good morning america,” she said. “ya’ll b***hes can’t even spell good morning america.”  after hitting a few twirls, kravitz leaves her tea cup on the floor as she continues to slay.#pressplay: did #zoekravitz nail the #nickiminajchallenge, #roommates!?a post shared by the shade room (@theshaderoom) on j






zoe kravitz just aced the #nickiminajchallenge (video)


perfect person zoe kravitz is the clear winner of the recent social media craze, the #nickiminajchallenge.read interview: zoe kravitz dishes on her latest role in ‘mad max: fury road’the actress took on the viral game this week while promoting her new film rough night. before heading to good morning america, kravitz flaunted her crushed velvet sleeve-tie dress from sies marjan on the gram while showing us how to be a bad b***h.“attention, this is how a bad b***h leaves her hotel room to do good morning america,” she said. “ya’ll b***hes can’t even spell good morning america.”  after hitting a few twirls, kravitz leaves her tea cup on the floor as she continues to slay.#pressplay: did #zoekravitz nail the #nickiminajchallenge, #roommates!?a post shared by the shade room (@theshaderoom) on j






riley keough and zoë kravitz host tiffany & co. hardwear collection party in l.a


zoë kravitz reunited with her former “mad max: fury road” costar riley keough to host a tiffany & co. jewelry preview party wednesday night at the art of elysium’s elysium art salons in los angeles. between bites of ahi tuna, the actresses perused the new “tiffany hardwear” collection, inspired by women who embody the spirit of new york city.“i’m 100 percent a new york girl,” said kravitz. “i feel like the city is a part of me and who i am and who i’ve turned into. new york women are hard in a good way. we’re warriors and we’re unafraid. it’s nice to see tiffany evolve into something that’s modern and young and still maintain their elegance.”zoë kravitzbranch / wwd / rex / shutterstockzoë kravitzzoë kravitz (branch / wwd / rex / shutterstock)“i love this collection,” added keough, a native






ashes to art: the artist who paints with human ashes


artist bea haines explains how she creates works of art using the remains of her uncle.she has worked with scientists to create watercolour from them.video journalist: sophie van brugen.






british artist with exclusive rights to use vantablack pigment is forbidden to b


british sculptor sir anish kapoor drew the ire of some people when he secured the "exclusive rights to use vantablack (the blackest substance known) for artistic purposes." but instead of getting mad, british artist stuart semple developed black 2.0, "the world’s mattest, flattest, black art material." it sells for $15 for a 150ml bottle, and is available to anyone on the planet, with the exception of one person - the website states that black 2.0 is "not available to anish kapoor." [via]report this ad






what 'big little lies' left out from the book ending


“big little lies” finally answered the questions viewers have been asking all season: who died, and who killed them? and who is ziggy’s dad?(if it’s still waiting on your dvr, or if you were planning on reading the book version in the near future, this article contains spoilers. you’ve been warned.)perry’s dead, and bonnie did it. and the witnesses — madeline, jane, celeste and renata — helped cover it up by telling the police that he tripped and fell over the ledge on his own.just before that happens, jane realizes perry is the man who sexually assaulted her and fathered ziggy. based on the looks she exchanges with the other moms, they all figure it out it too.that’s all true to liane moriarty’s original book ending. on the show, we see perry’s funeral, and then all the women and kids tog






celebrity tattoo artist brian woo, a.k.a. dr. woo, opens a secret studio inside


ask for directions to the new hollywood studio of tattoo artist brian woo, a.k.a. dr. woo, and you’ll get a number of conflicting answers.“i’ve never heard of it,” says one passerby. “i hear it rotates spots every month,” offers another. “good luck,” adds a third.and woo is just fine with that.“once you have the golden token to come, you know it’s here,” says the 36-year-old father of two, who started working out of the hideaway at suite x, his new by-appointment-only studio inside the hollywood roosevelt hotel, in november.it’s a space where the artist can not only tattoo clients but also draw them into his finely curated world of art, furniture and design. and for now, woo likes the idea of his first spot having an air of mystery and seclusion.celebrity tattoo artist brian woo's new stud






makeup artist under fire for turning a white woman into a black woman


a makeup artist is under fire after posting a picture of a white woman who was made up to look like a black woman.        






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white artist slammed over emmett till "open casket" painting


a painting of emmett till caught attention for all the wrong reasons at the 2017 whitney biennial. in “open casket,” brooklyn-based artist dana schutz depicts the aftermath of the african-american teen’s death at the hands of two white lynchers after he was falsely accused of harassing a white woman in mississippi back in 1955.schutz – a white woman herself – has since been accused of exploiting and profiting off of black suffering. according to the huffington post, a group of protesters blocked the image of till’s mutilated face from public view on the biennial’s opening day (march 17), including african-american artist parker bright whose shirt bore the words “black death spectacle.”“i feel like she doesn’t have the privilege to speak for black people as a whole or for emmett till’s fami






zoë kravitz and emile hirsch star as lovers who can't escape violence in 'vincen


shot through a sun-filled lens by cinematographer alex disenhof, “vincent n roxxy” is filled with quiet moments punctuated by scenes of startling violence. directed by gary michael schultz, this uneven rural romance and thriller has echoes of terrence malick, jeff nichols and andrew dominik, but its dueling tones battle with neither side emerging victorious.after vincent (emile hirsch) witnesses roxxy (zoë kravitz) being attacked on the street, he steps in to rescue her. they take refuge at his family’s farm, where the two fall in love, as they live alongside vincent’s brother (emory cohen) and his girlfriend (zoey deutch). but “vincent n roxxy” dwells on the idea that violence is inescapable for some people, and their quiet existence is again interrupted.there’s an absence of character de






ta-nehisi coates' 'black panther': marvel cancels new comic


just one month after its launch, marvel’s black panther and the crew has been canceled, according to its co-writer.the comic book series is co-written by ta-nehisi coates and teams black panther with other black superheroes, including luke cage and storm of the x-men.coates revealed the fate of the series to the verge this weekend. the series, which will now end with its sixth issue, is scheduled to release its third issue on june 14. according to coates, the reason for the series’ cancelation is low sales, although the current storyline will be completed by its final issue.the first issue of “black panther & the crew” is in stores now! “black panther, storm, luke cage, misty knight and manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series by






these are not photos of black holes


is this a birthday cake? (image: nasa goddard space flight center)the event horizon telescope, actually a network of telescopes across the world, has successfully completed its highly-anticipated ten-day-long observation period. researchers pointed the array of dishes at the center of our galaxy and the m87 galaxy in order to snap pictures of some black holes. that’s really exciting! it’s awesome! we will maybe soon see a real image of a black hole! but not for, you know, a bunch of months.black holes may be one of the universe’s most bizarre phenomena. they’re literally divide-by-zeros…read more read more you’ve probably seen lots of really beautiful images of black holes this week. here’s one. and here’s another one, and there’s one here and another one here. you, readers, already know t






rachel dolezal, former naacp leader, says she can't find a job


the former spokane, washington, naacp leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness.rachel dolezaltells britain's the guardian newspaper that she cannot find a job and the only work she has been offered is in reality tv and porn.dolezal has acknowledged that she is "caucasian biologically," but says she identifies as black.she explains to the guardian that she "began to see the world through black eyes" as a teenager after her parents adopted four black children. dolezal says she decided to be publicly black years later following a divorce.dolezal maintains that she did nothing wrong.dolezal details her experience in an upcoming memoir titled "in full color."






list of winners in top categories at billboard music awards


a list of winners in the top categories at the 2017 billboard music awards, held sunday at the t-mobile arena in las vegas.— top artist: drake.— top hot 100 song: the chainsmokers featuring halsey, "closer."— top billboard 200 album: drake, "views."— top female artist: beyonce.— top male artist: drake.— top duo/group: twenty one pilots.— top collaboration: the chainsmokers featuring halsey, "closer."— top r&b artist: beyonce.— top rap artist: drake.— top country artist: blake shelton.— top rock artist: twenty one pilots.— top latin artist: juan gabriel.— top dance/electronic artist: the chainsmokers.— top christian artist: lauren daigle.— top gospel artist: kirk franklin— top social artist: bts.— top touring artist: beyonce.— chart achievement award: twenty one pilots.— icon award: cher.__






painting of tamir rice shooting withdrawn from art festival


pittsburgh — the artist of a painting depicting the fatal shooting of tamir rice has withdrawn the piece from a pittsburgh arts festival after an outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.tom megalis' painting "within 2 seconds, the shooting of tamir rice" was among 54 works accepted into this year's three rivers arts festival, according to the post-gazette (http://bit.ly/2ryaza8).before he delivered the work to the june 2-11 festival, megalis posted an image of it on facebook. that's when the intense reactions started pouring in.megalis, a cleveland resident and a carnegie mellon university graduate, said he was shocked by the response. he said his intention was to document his outrage about the police killing of the 12-year-old black ohio boy."that's the last thing i wanted






former naacp leader rachel dolezal says she can't find job


the former spokane, washington, naacp leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness.rachel dolezal (doh'-leh-zhahl) tells britain's the guardian newspaper that she cannot find a job and the only work she has been offered is in reality tv and porn.dolezal has acknowledged that she is "caucasian biologically," but says she identifies as black.she explains to the guardian that she "began to see the world through black eyes" as a teenager after her parents adopted four black children. dolezal says she decided to be publicly black years later following a divorce.dolezal maintains that she did nothing wrong.dolezal details her experience in an upcoming memoir titled "in full color."






pitbull, hudson, kravitz performing at all-star events


miami (ap) — pitbull will performe during ceremonies monday night before the all-star home run derby.bebe rexha will sing “the star-spangled banner” tuesday night before the all-star game at marlins park and jocelyn alice will sing “o canada.”jennifer hudson will sing at a private party in miami beach hosted by stand up to cancer and mastercard on sunday night, when there also will be a new era event with amine and metro boomin.lenny kravitz will perform monday night at the major league baseball players association party in miami.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.rapper lil jon was to perform at the all-star 5k on saturday night and don omar at the all-star zumba experience on sunday, when flo rida is to give a show at marlins park between the all-star futures game






film artist explains what's wrong with new 'spiderman: homecoming' poster: digit


there's a new spiderman movie coming out (yes, really - another one) and the most recent poster been generating a lot of comments. mostly they're comments about how it looks like the creation of a fevered teenager that just discovered photoshop.while the film itself looks like it might not be terrible, the poster is a technicolor mishmash of disparate elements from the movie, thrown together with gleeful disregard for scaling or uniform lighting:in an interview with the verge, veteran illustrator tommy lee edwards explains what probably went through the designer's mind: "here’s a bunch of references i got from the movie. let’s put it all together and see how it looks.’ from there, you might be inspired to do a real poster. instead, they just stopped at that point".well, to be fair, nobody 






kendrick lamar's 'damn' officially went platinum


prepare to see kendrick lamar’s name be synonymous with “no. 1″ for a long while. in reports that should surprise absolutely no one, kung-fu kenny is a mainstay at the top of the music charts, with his damn. album dominating both the billboard artist 100 and the billboard 200. according to neilsen music, the lp did 239,000 equivalent album units in the week ending april 27.read: kendrick lamar: “it’s my calling to share the joy of god, but more so the fear of god”according to billboard, unlike the billboard 200, the artist 100 list “measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.”to add fuel to the fire, your boy has






viola davis crowned harvard artist of the year


viola davis is set to add another honor to her extensive list of wins. according to the root, the how to get away with murder actress will accept the harvard foundation’s “artist of the year” medal at the 32nd annual cultural rhythms festival in memorial hall’s sanders theatre on march 4.“the students and faculty of the harvard foundation are delighted to present the acclaimed television and film artist viola davis with the 2017 artist of the year award,” said harvard foundation director s. allen counter. “our student committee praised her outstanding contributions to american and international film and theater.”read: viola davis is a grammy away from being an egot winnerdavis, who started the year off with a star on the hollywood walk of fame, has been having quite the award season. on su






kerry james marshall's paintings insist on black self-representation


in 1951, a controversial jackson pollock exhibition at betty parsons gallery in new york featured paintings made by pouring only black enamel on white cotton duck. the work was panned as emblematic of a hugely important artist hitting the skids. parsons could barely give them away.since then, a genre that came to be called black paintings has been a critically contentious subset of american art. kerry james marshall, whose exhilarating 35-year retrospective is newly opened at the museum of contemporary art, has turned that conflicted legacy into a powerfully sustained exploration of american history painting.the path he took to get there is remarkable. marshall, if i might crib from cézanne, wanted to make “something solid and lasting like the art in the museums.” that’s no small task for






artist jann haworth talks about the fashion and style featured on the beatles’ i


it’s 50 years ago today that the beatles released their “sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band” album in the u.s. and with it came one of the 20th century’s most iconic pop art images. now venerated as a defining moment in the band’s psychedelic phase of the late sixties, the cover art is shrouded in conflicting memories as foggy as the drug-fueled days during which the record was produced.“there are various parallel narratives,” explains artist jann haworth in an elegant mid-atlantic accent that hearkens to an earlier era. “paul [mccartney] now claims it was his idea and [my ex-husband and collaborator] peter [blake] has always claimed it was his idea. so that’s 100 percent to paul, 100 percent to peter and i claim 50 percent. that means it’s a really, really super cover, obviously.”a loo






inside the black market of laughing gas


you might not have realized that there even is a black market for laughing gas––you know, the stuff you get at your dentist when you don’t want to feel the drill. this video explains.full story at youtube.more about crime. posted by josh urich






makeup artist rachel goodwin explains banks’ looks for second weekend of coachel


much hullabaloo is always made about coachella weekend one, but it’s weekend two when many artists hit their stride — not to mention when most celebrities like to come to enjoy the concerts instead of press-laden parties. banks, née jillian rose banks, is one such artist. during her coveted 7 p.m. (aka sunset) performance slot on the main stage, she also unveiled an edgy new body makeup look by her longtime makeup artist, rachel goodwin.goodwin, known best for her red-carpet work on oscar winners emma stone, brie larson and alicia vikander (you can’t get much better than that), is also an artist at heart, so she took wwd backstage for an exclusive look as she created the body — and face — look for banks hours before her friday night show.“we’ve worked together for over three years and she’






charlmagne tha god crowns kodak black donkey of the day


charlamagne tha god is no stranger to pissing people off. the power 105.1fm co-host has made many enemies for the things he says, but no matter how you feel about the south carolina native he’s never threw stones and hid his hands. if uncle charla said it, he said it and he’ll take whatever slander that comes along with it.florida rapper kodak black came under fire last weekend when he took to his instagram live and said black girls aren’t really his cup of tea. after his mentions earned the digital version of a drive-by shooting, the 20-year-old tunnel vision artist doubled down on his comments and said it’s not that he doesn’t like black girls per se, he doesn’t like dark-skinned black girls. feeling the heat, kodak deleted his social media.read kodak black says he doesn’t really like bl






an artist hated the 'fearless girl' statue - so he put this at her feet


for nearly three months, the "fearless girl" statue has stared down the "charging bull," an iconic, 11-foot, three-ton monument to "peace, strength, power and love," according to the artist.this weekend, new york artist alex gardega decided he'd had enough.while "messing around" in his studio, gardega decided to create a small sculpture of a urinating dog, which he placed beside the "fearless girl" statue's left leg for several hours monday, drawing curious and angry onlookers and unleashing the latest round in the battle of wall street statues.the name of the sculpture: "pissing pug." (though he told nbc news that it was called "sketchy dog.")"the logic explains itself," gardega told the washington post. "the dog invading her space is reflective of her invading the space that belongs to t






correction: whitney biennial-emmett till protest story


new york — in a story march 23 about a protest at the whitney museum of american art, the associated press erroneously reported the length of the demonstration. artist parker bright spent two days standing in front of a painting of lynching victim emmett till, not several days over a week.the story also used the wrong personal pronoun to refer to museum patron elias schultz. schultz is male, not female.a corrected version of the story is below:white artist's emmett till painting under fire at ny museuma painting of lynching victim emmett till on display at the whitney museum of american art in new york was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as "an injustice" because it was painted by a white womanby alina heinekeassociated pressnew york (ap) — an abs






kodak black says he doesn't really like black girls


kodak black is meriting all the side eyes and eye rolls because of his latest comments about black women. the florida emcee took to instagram live saturday (june 24) to speak to his fans, and answer a few questions. one question posed to project baby was would he date singer/actress keke palmer, to which he stated black girls aren’t really his thing.read there he go: kodak black released from jail#pressplay : #kodakblack is getting heat in the streetz for saying that he doesn’t prefer black women when asked if he would date #kekepalmer . he admitted he would date #kyliejenner #jlo #taylorswift #cardib and others on the same live feed. what are your thoughts? @blackwomenarepoppina post shared by the shade room (@theshaderoom) on jun 25, 2017 at 4:52am pdt“keke palmer, she straight,”the 20-y






metal gear artist draws some cool art for call of duty


gif if you start to get metal gear solid vibes off of the new zombies chronicles expansion for call of duty: black ops iii, there’s a good reason: treyarch has tapped artist yoji shinkawa to create portraits of the game’s characters.advertisement“to be able to work with him and have him realize our main characters in his very unique and distinctive style was an opportunity i couldn’t really pass up,” said treyarch co-studio head jason blundell on a livestream today showing off the upcoming expansion. if you pre-order the $29.99 black ops iii expansion pack for playstation 4 between now and its release on may 16, you will get the dynamic console theme shown above, which uses the portraits. but you don’t need to own ps4 to see them in-game; treyarch says that they’ll also be used for “callin






kent jones gets romantic on the groovy "different lover (tokyo)"


kent jones killed his verse alongside jadakiss, fat joe, busta rhymes, and fabolous on dj khaled’s “don’t ever play yourself,” from his 2016 album, major key. read: kent jones brings ty dolla $ign, lil dicky & e-40 together for the “sit down”this week, the rapper/singer comes through with a ’80s vibe on “different lover (tokyo),” where he taps into his romantic side — and he keeps tge creativity flowing like a stream. jones croons about an affair with woman from the far east that he met on a trip to tokyo. read: we the best artist kent jones explains the success behind his ‘tours’ mixtape“she was a girl from tokyo/she got a switch, drift, drift/she loves a pearl before she goes/now i roll, twist, hit and no miss,” sings the we the best artist.back in february, the tallahassee, fla-born mc






how were they visualized? (video)


a new video from nasa's jet propulsion laboratory explains the art of visualizing astronomical data and concepts, like what the trappist-1 planets may look like.space art like this is essential to public understanding of astronomy, as it helps people picture other worlds, said tim pyle, a multimedia producer at ipac (infrared processing and analysis center), a science and data center for astrophysics and planetary science at the california institute of technology (caltech). "artist concepts are going to be the public face for some of these objects, and there's a lot of responsibility that comes with that," pyle said in the video. pyle works with robert hurt, a visualization scientist at ipac, to illustrate "regions where stars form and cores, the stellar remnants after a star like our sun






kodak black goes platinum after jail release


apparently, we actually do like to see lil kodak winning. just days after the florida native was released from jail, black joined the platinum club.kodak was released from broward county jail on monday (june 5), and the internets rejoiced for the “skrt” artist’s return. little to anyone’s knowledge, the rapper would be going platinum on two of his singles just days later.read: kodak black already has new music coming, one day after his releasekodak black’s latest buzzing track, “tunnel vision,” gifted him his first platinum plaque on wednesday (june 7). the three-way produced record has over 130 million views on youtube since its release back in february. metro boomin, southside and cubeatz all contributed their production chops on the now-riaa certified platinum single.the 20-year-old rap






lust and gore abound in trashy horror film 'the black room'


veteran exploitation filmmaker rolfe kanefsky has directed a handful of horror pictures over the years, but has spent more time helming soft-core erotica, which probably explains why his supernatural thriller “the black room” is unusually sexy. it’s a throwback to the days when b-movies loaded up on skin as well as blood.natasha henstridge and lukas hassel costar as jennifer and paul hemdale, a middle-aged couple who move into a nice-looking old house, then realize it’s haunted by an evil spirit that draws strength from human sexual arousal. before long, husband and wife are being molested day and night by an unseen force.“the black room” has moments where the practical makeup and gore effects combine with the wildness of the premise to create something imaginatively bizarre. at times, kan






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin