The season is on total cruise control and this past week included some of the best summer news yet! Here's our favorite tid-bits:
Pluto reminded Earth of what a self-centered asshole it is on Monday when the New Horizons spacecraft sent back images of a giant heart-shaped geological formation on the beloved once-planet-now-dwarf-planet's surface.
Even after its downgrade in 2006, an exploration to Pluto and the outer reaches of the Milky Way was in the works. Launched in 2009, New Horizons took nearly a decade to travel the three billion miles to the little ice ball. And in a total space version of the Mariah/Jay-Z collab, "Heartbreaker", some interwebber created this terrific meme.
Planets say the darndest things!
Apart from the fact that DC actually does comic book films justice (boo cheese ball Marvel), what's mesmerizing us most about the Suicide Squad trailer is Harley Quinn, played by the strikingly lithe Margot Robbie. In the comics she's the Joker's right hand woman. In the trailer released this week at Comic Con, she's double caged and performing some seriously hot Cirque du Soleil moves with her prison issued bed sheets. Pretty sure she's the one to watch in this long awaited anti-hero flick.
Regardless of where you stand on the recent transformation of Bruce to Caitlyn, you have to admit, girl looked rul good at the Espy's Wednesday night. Her speech was even better. Courage is not simply anchored in the physical; it manifests itself it all forms. And as Caitlyn demonstrated, conversations about fundamental human rights should always be spoken about plainly, so that even the slow, hard-of-hearing folk in the back get it.
M.I.A. is back in action showing us once again that bad girls do it well. Her new video "Matahdatah Scroll o1 Broader Than a Border" is a piece of visual art - as per usual - bathing in rich cultural tropes and metaphors. It features two new songs from her upcoming album Matahdatah.
"Swords" celebrates feminine power in Indian culture and features groups of young women skillfully wielding swords and staffs.
"Warriors" juxtaposes powerful women with men in the Côte d’Ivoire. This ritual dance is bananas.
But the best part is that his outfit matches Maya's manicure.
Ok, we're done. But we missed her so much! We even have a card for it.
Get the card HERE.