So Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar for Sexy Beast
, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was knighted by the Queen. He seems like a pretty OK guy, right?
Wrong! Well, maybe.
Ben Kingsley, or The Kings, seems to have a rare free pass when it comes to playing characters of different races. Everyone still cringes when they see Mickey Rooney's performance as I.Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's
and if you're going to go blackface (and aren't Robert Downey Junior in Tropic Thunder/on Hey, Hey It's Saturday!) you'll basically never work again.
But The Kings (who has an English mother and Indian father) has managed to play a Jewish-German accountant
, a Persian prince
and a Chinese super villain called 'The Mandarin'
. And that apparently is TOTALLY FINE.
Why is that The Kings gets a free pass to play any race that he feels like, but no one else does? We're not complaining, its just got us curious.
Our brothers and sisters in New Zealand have kicked off their jandals and filled up the chilly bin, because this week a joyous celebration is taking place! You've probably heard by now that on Wednesday NZ parliament legalised gay marriage
, a massive step for marriage equality in Australia and the international community.
They're happy, we're happy and to be honest, in these times of doom and gloom it's really nice to have something to be stoked about.
The Man of Steel, the Backboard Breaker, one of the realest OGs to ever hit the court; Shaquille O'Neal is back and promoting the much-anticipated re-release of his signature kicks, the Reebok Shaq Attaq.
Some of you may be to young to remember, but Shaq’s careers started all the way back in 92’ and lasted 19 long years. The Shaq Attacks originally dropped in '92 when the big man scored Rookie of the Year and haven’t been re-released since. Back then ,the shoe was built using the latest comfort technology of its time with the loud shoe design a worthy representative of Shaq’s on court presence and charisma.
Oh yeah, and aside from being king of court, don’t forget Shaq is also a platinum selling rap artist (as well as an actor), so basically these shoes have the ultimate street cred; they were made for the rappers and the ballers, what else you want from this shoe?!?!?!
The Shaq Attaq’s drop next week, and it would be safe to assume that they’ll be a queue outside the store.
The official release date is April 19 and will be available at Footlocker, Kickz101, Culture Kings, Highs and Lows and Laced.
It's 2013, and Courtney Love is still getting work. Can we all reflect on that for a second? As part of Saint Laurent's (R.I.P YSL) Music Project, celebrity photography Heidi Slimane has captured Love and Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordan in fancy French threads.
The pictures are nice, the clothes are nice, Courtney wears a crown and Kim scowls. Is it 1994 already? (We wish.)
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French actress Léa Seydoux is your new crush. The French actress (who you may remember from Midnight in Paris
) appears in the Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola directed Prada Candy l'Eau
, a short film for Prada's new perfume. She's blonde, cute and seemingly everyone in the film wants her well-scented babies.
Structured in three episodes, the first introduces us to Candy and a battle between two friends to win her heart. I think we're meant to think that deliciousness of Prada's perfume has prompted this sexy conundrum, but let's face it, we want Léa too.
POSTED BY NICKJ
ON 22 MAR 2013 @ 12:46 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most recognised and most loved Nike creations, the Air Max series has been the cornerstone for athletes and sneaker freaks across the globe for over 25 years. A seamless blend of style and innovation that originated in sport and eventually transcended lifestyle boundaries and making their mark as essential kicks.
In celebration of what he dubbed as "the greatest sneaker of all time", illustrator/designer Matt Stevens put together MAX100
, a collectible book featuring 100 visual interpretations of the Air Max 1. The book features Stevens' skills with melding CGI and photography to create some pretty dope images.
Now, to coincide with release of the Air Max Egineered Mesh series
, Nike have again enlisted the vision of Stevens' in further tribute to the Air Max in what is simply titled, #AIRMAX. The new series of images casts Stevens' eye across the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95 and the Air Max 97 taking thematic inspiration from colour, cultural significance and reinvention.