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PUNK COUTURE: THE BEST OF THE 2013 MET GALA
Every year Vogue's reigning terror Anna Wintour organizes the star-studded Costume Institute Gala to celebrate the opening of the institute’s new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s punk theme was gloriously embraced across the board, making it one of the most memorable Met Ball red carpets in years.
Here are a few of our favorite looks:
Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy
Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood
Florence Welch in Givenchy
Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney
Rooney Mara in Riccardo Tisci
Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier
Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon
Blake Lively in Gucci Première
A VERY ‘GOOD PERSON’ INDEED
How can you be a good person when the world can seems like its out to ruin you? Are people even supposed to be good? What is goodness?
These universal moral questions are the core of Bertolt Brecht’s timeless masterpiece, Good Person Of Szechwan. Brecht, a visionary of the 20th century avant-garde wrote the play in Germany during World War II. In the face of intense evil unfolding all around him, he challenged audiences to contemplate their actions in society. Brecht had no interest in simply entertaining people, his theatre was designed to keep you with one foot in the story and the other deep in self reflection.
In todays culture of escapism and excess, this technique of deliberately alienating the audience is difficult for contemporary theatre makers to pull off. Modern revivals of avant garde masterpieces often feel antiquated and academic. However, The Foudry Theatre's production of Good Person currently playing at LaMama's Ellen Stewart Theatre is a triumphant testament to the power of Brecht’s idea’s and a pungent parable that left me struggling with issues of morality and existentialism.
NEMO PREPARATION GUIDE
Everyone is losing their shit over Nemo, the snowstorm that has just started to fuck up everyone’s day in the Northeast. It’s pretty insane; not the storm itself, just the myriad of ways that people are going crazy about some snow. Everyone is stocking up on bread and milk and cheese puffs and Weather.com has really dramatic background music playing and lots of flashing red alters. But worry not, we’re here to tell you the best ways to prepare for this meteorological event.
Skip work. Why would you go through torturous cold and ice to sit at your desk and check Facebook for a few hours. You can do that at home.
Eat a lot. You’ll need to fatten yourself up for warmth.
Crank the heat. So what if you’re electric bill makes you wet your pants next month?
Get REALLY stoned. This one sort of speaks for itself.
Man up and party. Don’t let Nemo ruin your night, there are plenty of events still going on tonight and if you’re going to spend all day tomorrow watching Netflix in your Slanket, you might as well get crazy tonight.
Find a cuddle buddy. No matter how warm that Slanket is, body heat is always better.