I have to give Parenthood some credit: even with only 12 episodes left of the series, it’s not going out without a bang. Last week, we learned that the show’s final season will revolve around a huge story that influences all of the ensemble, and it wasn’t long before fans began brainstorming theories ranging from Kristina’s cancer reoccurring to the death of a Braverman. Just one big drama, though, apparently isn’t enough…
Remember back when Charlie Hunnam bailed on Fifty Shades of Grey, leaving the title role of the BDSM-loving corporate executive in the very able and attractive hands of Jamie Dornan? Well, Hunnam is now saying that leaving the movie was absolutely devastating because Fifty Shades is totally stellar. In fact, according to the Associated Press, Hunnam went so far to say that leaving the movie “was pretty heartbreaking.” Okay, Hunnam, can we call your bluff, or are you really, really into Fifty Shades?
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.
Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.
During her lifetime, Frida created some 200 paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences in life, physical and emotional pain and her turbulent relationship with Diego. She produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.”
She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” (x)
So often, being a woman at college can mean intense pressure to shape your body to a certain standard. It can be tempting to aim for that elusive thigh gap, or worry about the way you wear your makeup influences the thoughts of those around you. In a welcome reversal of those kinds of concerns, the Harvard women’s rugby team has come forward with a series of photos that celebrates their bodies as strong, inspiring, and capable.
ICYMI: It’s been a wild year for Transformers’ Shia LaBeouf, from outlandish art statements to last week’s arrest during a Broadway performance of Cabaret. While it wasn’t the first run in the controversial star has had with the law, it was certainly the most bizarre. But now pieces of the puzzle concerning LaBeouf’s erratic behavior might be coming together.
If you’re suffering from a Fourth of July come down, fret not! July is also National Ice Cream Month and there is oh so much to celebrate. From deliciously frozen ice cream cakes to decadent floats and sumptuous ice cream sandwiches, we’ve come up with the best recipes we could find to pay proper homage to our frozen friend.