Kung Fu Feminism
Women in film are often portrayed as damsels in distress. Even in the films with strong badass women, oftentimes they end up being saved by their male counterparts or partners. Not so in many of the classic Shaw Brothers kung fu films. The legendary studios recognized that feminism = equality, and equality = badass lady warriors. Here are ten of our favorite feminist kung fu films.
The Absolute Best Quotes From Jim Morrison's Miami Trial
One of the most memorable incidents of The Doors’ legend is the controversy surrounding Jim Morrison’s arrest for “indecent exposure” after the band’s March 1, 1969 show in Miami. The updated Doors App, available now on iPad, features details about Jim's subsequent trial, original court documents, and transcripts of the testimony . In addition to the trial, the app features essays from David Fricke, Hunter S. Thompson, and Patti Smith, comprehensive explorations of each of the band's albums, its touring history, photos, music, and more. Download the app now, and immerse yourself in everything Doors. http://www.smarturl.it/doorsapp
Pop Star Daniel Bedingfield Releases NAKED Video To Support "Secret Fear"
UK pop star Daniel Bedingfield released his latest creative project, a self-directed, NSFW video for his latest single, Secret Fear, the title track from Daniel’s latest EP. This visually stunning and boundary-testing video finds Daniel and his lover locked naked in the eternal spin-cycle of yin and yang, opposing force, desire, murder, tenderness, entrapment and escape. This abstract art piece stands alone as a visual work inspired by the song's dark revelations. Conceived, directed and produced by Daniel himself, this video is an inspiring example of the artist’s extraordinary ability to carry creative impulses from idea through to execution.
Coolest Road Video Ever...
See what happens when talented artists have downtime on the road? They make something awesome like this. Neil Pauw, drummer from The Parlotones, took every single one of these pictures at SXSW 2011 and then made it into a stop-motion video set to their song "Rock Paper Scissors" from their debut LP, Radiocontrolledrobot. Step aside, Rebecca Black!