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this was a good week

This was a good week! Wanna see?• Alex made it through finals week (alleluia), the weather has turned lovely and springlike so we’re having some friends over for a barbecue this weekend, and we have bean sprouts! It’s all good.• Since we’re having a barbecue, I’m thinking of this salad — what do you think?• I guess this horse is a Star Wars fan?• These man-made, floating islands on Peru’s Lake Titicaca are beautiful.• ...
Tags: Photography, Peru, Greenland, Alex, Lola, Lake Titicaca, This Was A Good Week, Marcus, Frank Ocean, Emma Haruka Iwao

Richard Chiem 's Playlist for His Novel "King of Joy"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Richard Chiem's novel King of Joy is absurd, profound, and utterly engaging. Nylon wrote of the book: "A disturbingly beautiful portrayal of trauma and grief, loss and redemption,...
Tags: Music, David, San Diego, Stanley Kubrick, Grimes, Smith, Bombay, Ciara, Frank Ocean, Chromatics, Robyn, Elliott Smith, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Tim, Perry

Concert Review: James Blake, Hip-Hop’s Go-To Singer, Warms Up a Chilly Philadelphia Night

With his quavering vocals and math-wiz electronic melodies, James Blake is a pretty unlikely candidate for a hip-hop go-to singer: His high, icy baritone is about as far from rap as one can get. But there he is, collaborating as a singer and co-composer on Jay-Z’s “4:44,” Jay Rock’s “Redemption,” Frank Ocean’s “Blonde,” Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Jay Z, Jay Rock, Frank Ocean, James Blake, James Blake Hip Hop

How Has Playlist Culture Affected Our Listening Choices? An Experiment

In an age where playlist culture reigns supreme in our consumption of music, one curious music blogger from NYC took some time to investigate  what today's music consumers are listening to, on what platform, and most of all how they're discovering it.   ___________________________ Guest post by Noor Kalouti of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever really considered how you find the music you cherish so deeply? Music surrounds us wherever we go, throughout our day. But where do we go ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Instagram, New York City, Guest Post, Streaming, Chris Brown, Drake, Griffin, Migos, Music Business, How I Listen, Frank Ocean, Urban Outfitters, Olivia, Christina

An Evening in Dallas with a British Superstar

This is sponsored advertising content by Chase. All opinions, as always, are my own. It’s evening in Dallas and the moment has arrived. Our performer, a legendary British rocker and singer-songwriter whose music has permeated our lives for decades, is stepping out onto the stage. No opening act, because who on Earth could open for him?! And there he is, as I’ve always imagined him. A sparkly lavender suit. Outlandish sunglasses. He sits down at the grand piano dwarfing the stage and plays a sin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Florida, Usa, UK, England, New York, Texas, Featured, San Francisco, Blog, Chicago, Nicole Kidman, New Hampshire, David Bowie, Moscow

Are these celebrities gay or straight? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Is Vin Diesel gay? Is Tyler the Creator gay? Is Cameron Monaghan gay? Is Kenny Chesney gay? You've got questions, we've got insights into your favorite LGBTQ and gay actors and gay celebrities.
Tags: Entertainment, Ryan Seacrest, Lifestyle, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, Eminem, James Franco, Bruno Mars, Anderson Cooper, Jaden Smith, Evergreen, Zac Efron, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Stewart, Queen Latifah, Tyler The Creator

'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

With Valentine’s Day in view, the veteran author and more come clean about their crazy, stupid, teenage lovesGrace Kelly’s career began as a 10-year cluster of roles for US television, but we didn’t see those in Australia, so her first movies made a terrific impact. She arose out of nowhere. I was still wearing short trousers, but I fell romantically in love with her when she arrived at James Stewart’s apartment in Rear Window and crossed the room fluttering. Hitchcock did something to the camer...
Tags: Books, Music, Media, Film, Australia, Relationships, US, Life and style, Debbie Reynolds, Culture, Julie Burchill, James Stewart, Clive James, Frank Ocean, Grace Kelly, Olivia Laing

Rostam Takes the Spotlight at American Songbook Show

While Vampire Weekend fans have a lot to look forward to in 2018, the band's first new album in six years (Father of the Bride) is on the horizon and the group will be touring later this year. But they may be disappointed to find that one of the founding members has parted ways with the group. Rostam Batmanglij left the group in 2016 to work on other projects including producing tracks for Maggie Rogers, Haim, and Frank Ocean, and finishing up (and releasing) his debut solo record Half-Light i...
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Lincoln Center, Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij, Frank Ocean, Nick Drake, Don, Appel Room, Rostam, Indie Rock, Columbus Circle, Gaby Moreno, American Songbook, Pink Moon

Frank Ocean Hints at Collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar & André 3000

OMFG. Despite failing to keep his promise that 2018 will be better than 2017, it looks like our insatiable Frank Ocean thirst will be quenched big style in 2019. This morning, Frank posted two typically cryptic messages on his Tumblr, one hinting at three mysterious releases between now and next year. And the other teasing a collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar and André 3000 dropping on March 1. Frank has worked with 3 Stacks twice before, of course, on Channel Orange‘s “Pink Matter” and ...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Andre 3000, Music News, Frank Ocean, Frank, Kendrick, Instagram Continue, SZA, Kendrick Lamar Andre, OMFG, Frank Ocean Hints, Channel Orange s Pink Matter

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Every Trick You Need To Seduce Someone With A Playlist

A woman goes home with a man. She looks around his bachelor pad, taking in his wall art: Klimt, Lichtenstein, and an Arcade Fire concert poster — clearly, he contains multitudes. While she's making the rounds of his black-leathered pad, he slips over to his record player (no matter what year it is, he has a record player, because he is “smooth”) and drops that needle. The dulcet sounds of Lana Del Rey’s “Cherry” start to pipe through the apartment. Or maybe it's Chet Baker’s “I Fall In Love Too...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, David Byrne, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean, Chet Baker, Jagger, Khia

Will Instagram Kill A Musician’s Famous Mystery?

Maybe the pressure of being mysterious was getting to superstar Frank Ocean, or maybe … well, who knows, with Ocean? But “with Ocean’s mask slipping, it is worth wondering how audience perceptions towards him might shift. From the off, Ocean felt like a pre-social-media artist, with a privacy that forced listeners to focus on the intricacies of his music rather than the life of the man behind it, adding to his enigma and giving rise to one of music’s most dedicated fanbases.” – The Guardian (...
Tags: Art, Music, Ocean, Audience, Frank Ocean, 02.01.19

Here are 19 awesome people of color who inspire my life as a young black gay guy

A young black gay man writes about his influences to kick off Black History Month.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Black History Month, Michael Sam, Ad Friendly, Angela Davis, Frank Ocean, James Baldwin, Alvin Ailey, Wade Davis, Audrey Lorde, DeRay McKessen

Frank Ocean Denies Endless Is Coming To Streaming

Well, it looks like we published a bit of fake news, folks! Last week, we heard that Frank Ocean's years-old video album Endless would finally come to streaming services. The album was released as a 45-minute music video on Apple Music in August of 2016, and then on vinyl, CD, DVD, and VHS … More »
Tags: Music, News, Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean’s Endless Is Coming To Streaming Services

Frank Ocean's years-old video album Endless is finally coming to streaming, multiple sources tell Billboard. While it has existed as a 45-minute music video on Apple Music since its 8/18/2016 release, it has never before been released as a proper, track-by-track album on streaming services or on digital retailers like Apple’s iTunes Store. More »
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Teases Cover of SZA’s “The Weekend”

Frank Ocean loves to perform covers. The Grammy Award-winning singer has previously given his own personal twist to songs by Aaliyah and Aubrey Hepburn in recent years. On Thursday morning (Jan. 24), Ocean posted a video on his Instagram Story, where he’s heard singing a cover of SZA’s CTRL standout “The Weekend.” In the short teaser, Frank Ocean’s voice singing the song’s hook can be heard as he drives down a road towards a beaming sunset. “Nowadays, I have to live with the song for a bit an...
Tags: Ocean, Jazz, Aaliyah, Music News, Frank Ocean, CTRL, SZA, The Weekend, Aubrey Hepburn, Mikelle Street

Frank Ocean Previews SZA Cover

Late last year, Frank Ocean made his Instagram account public and for the most part he's used it to shed a little light on his stylish lifestyle. But today he's used it to share a snippet of new music. Earlier this morning, Ocean uploaded a video of him driving as the sun rose … More »
Tags: Music, Ocean, Frank Ocean, SZA, Frank Ocean Previews SZA

Into Horoscopes? Spotify Just Made Your Life Way Easier

Spotify wants us all to be that person. You know the one — horoscope lovers, astrology devotees, Mercury-in-retrograde apologists. The streaming service is letting everyone embrace their love for astrology by curating custom playlists based on horoscope signs.The decision to do so is just short of genius.Here's how it works:1. Click this link.2. In new browser page, look for your sign and click it on your "Cosmic Playlist." (Don't know what yours is? Check here.)3. Voila! The music you were des...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Frank Ocean, Don, Nicholas, Sampha, Chani Nicholas, Rilo Kiley Coldplay

I Traded My Box Braids For A Frank Ocean-Inspired Buzz Cut

There are two types of people when it comes to haircuts: There are those who squint at the sight of shears for a two-inch trim, and those who walk in the salon with box braids and walk out with a buzz cut. Monica Ananonu, a freelance illustrator, falls into the latter category.In the latest episode of Hair Me Out, Ananonu crops her hair down to a fade and dyes it platinum blonde for a look inspired by Frank Ocean’s Blonde album art. “I guess I’m nervous because my hair grows really slowly, so...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beverly Hills, Frank Ocean, Kazumi, Aaron Watkins, Frank Ocean Inspired Buzz Cut, Monica Ananonu, Ananonu

Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

In this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an inspiring and overwhelming launchpad for preternaturally gifted yodelers, abnormally adorable dogs, and generational artists who set new sta...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, US, Bbc, Ocean, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal, Sunil Singhvi, Will Page Spotify, Sunhil

Frank Ocean Shared His Skincare Secrets, and Honestly, Everyone Should Take Note

A note to men everywhere: Frank Ocean would really like for you to stop sleeping in your day face. In a cover story for GQ's February issue, the singer shared his nighttime skincare routine and talked about why he thinks more men should wash their faces before bed. "I feel like men just go to sleep. They may wash their face or they don't even bother - they go to sleep with the day face on," he said. "You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on." Retinol, Frank explained, ...
Tags: Beauty, Pharrell, Gq, Skincare, Frank Ocean, Frank, Retinol Frank

Twitter Has A Lot To Say About Frank Ocean's Skin-Care Routine

Many people know Frank Ocean for his lyrical genius and his entertaining Instagram page. (I mean, clips of Brad Pitt breaking it down on the dance floor? Epic!) But apparently Ocean has a whole other area of expertise: skin care. For GQ's latest cover story, the music artist spilled the details on his skin regimen and explained how men need to do better when it comes to their nighttime routines. Sure, he also touched on politics and music in his interview, but there's something extra special ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ocean, Pharrell, Brad Pitt, Gq, Lindsay Lohan, Michael, Frank Ocean, Ben Dean, While Ocean

Hollywood's Bleach-Blonde Bro Club Just Gained Another Member

Just when you thought getting an appointment with your colorist was complicated enough (with everyone going blonde nowadays), there's a new client base starting to book time under the bleach bowl. We're talking about dudes. Yep, the streets of L.A. are starting to resemble Eminem's performance of The Real Slim Shady at the 2000 MTV VMAs. A look well worn by stars like Frank Ocean and trademarked on classic movie characters like Draco Malfoy is now being embraced by more and more male celebritie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, Ariana Grande, Eminem, San Diego, Zac Efron, Lindsay Lohan, Pete Davidson, Miguel Layun, Halsey, Javier Hernandez, Frank Ocean, Brown, Efron, Malik

Frank Ocean Talks Music, Politics, Skin Care in Rare Interview

Since he first emerged as a member of the Odd Future collective around the beginning of this decade, Frank Ocean has managed to build an admirable arms-length relationship with fame, releasing music, touring and communicating only when and how he wants to. He’s even used that relationship as its own form of performance art: In […]
Tags: News, Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Covers ‘GQ’, Talks Instagram, Activism & More

Frank Ocean is the cover star of GQ Magazine’s February issue. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is interviewed by his Blonded Radio co-hosts, Vegyn and Emmett Cruddas, via phone last month. Frank discusses the decision to make his Instagram public, covering songs like Aaliyah’s “At Your Best…” and Aubrey Hepburn’s “Moon River,” moving to New York City, finding inspiration over the past year through photography, and using his influence to get people to vote during midterms by incenti...
Tags: Quotes, Photos, Instagram, Interviews, New York City, Jazz, Aaliyah, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, Frank, Travis Scott, GQ Magazine, Aubrey Hepburn, Alasdair McLellan, Frank Ocean Responds, Vegyn

Frank Ocean Talks Skincare, MSNBC In Rare Interview

Frank Ocean almost never does press. For an artist as high-profile as he is, Ocean is extremely private, and when he's not making music, he really only communicates with the public via his newly-public Instagram and his Apple Music radio show. So it's news that Ocean is on the cover of GQ's February … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Ocean, Frank Ocean, Frank Ocean Talks Skincare MSNBC

Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Pop, Indie, St Vincent, Andre 3000, Janelle Monae, Listenup, Frank Ocean, Robyn, Empress Of, Dreampop, Synthpop, Serpentwithfeet, Lonnie Holley

Rose Parade 2019: Meet a perfectly composed Royal Court

Thoughtfully join together a set of uniquely different notes and you can create a wonderful melody — and so it is with the seven young ladies of the 2019 Royal Court. Each uniquely accomplished in their own lives, together they bring smiles everywhere they go, and their actions and words inspire young and old alike. The Court — six princesses and the Rose Queen — represent their community as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and Pasadena during their reign. Starting soon after they were sel...
Tags: New York, Russia, India, Court, Sport, Syria, Ukraine, Stars, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Jesus, Pasadena, Local News, Neil Diamond, Diwali, Frank Ocean