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This mermaid definitely does not want to be part of your world. When design student Braden Graeber Photoshopped a pair of Ray-Ban glasses onto a still of an anguished Ariel from The Little Mermaid, he tapped into a latent hipster nostalgia for Disney films. The image took off online as people added text that combined memorable quotes from the film with snarky commentary on contemporary life. Within days, Little Hipster Mermaid had a Facebook page and a Twitter feed. Not bad for a girl who lives under the sea.
Of Maids and Men
They faxed their save-the-date, but to announce who would stand by their sides when they say "I do" on April 29, Prince William and Kate Middleton took to Twitter. "Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her Maid of Honour," read one tweet from Clarence House, the Prince of Wales' official feed. William has enlisted his brother Harry as best man. Filling out the bridal party is a gaggle of royal youngsters, including 3-year-old Eliza Lopes, granddaughter of Camilla Parker-Bowles. No word yet on how frilly the frocks will be.
Gaga for Food Fashion
In September, she wore a meat dress. At the Grammys, she emerged from a giant translucent egg. Since Lady Gaga seems determined to be an icon of culinary couture, we suggest a few more outfits to help the pop star cover all the food groups.
Radiohead: Pay for Our Album
Even the most ardent Radiohead fans were surprised by the British rock group's Feb. 14 announcement that it would release a new album online five days later. Equally surprising: the band ditched the successful pay-what-you-want method that it used for its 2007 release In Rainbows, choosing instead to go with the traditional pay-what-we-want model. What they want is $9 to $14 for a download of The King of Limbs (hard copies available March 28) and $48 to $53 for a deluxe version, containing two vinyl albums, a CD, MP3s and artwork, that comes out May 9. So far, there is no payment model that would allow Thom Yorke to just sing directly to you.
For guys who think breathing room is overrated
Stylish or Stifling?
Intended as a tribute to former flames, Levi's new Ex-Girlfriend skinny jeans for men raise the question, Did the ex-boyfriend T-shirt really need a male equivalent?
5 THINGS YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT
1. Getting a mild form of Legionnaires' disease, since you weren't at a recent Playboy Mansion event
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald's legacy, since someone has just released an 8-bit video game of The Great Gatsby
3. Donald Trump running for President, since he has a history of toying with the idea
4. Being unable to watch cinema classics, since the Criterion Collection and Hulu have just joined forces
5. Having to mock the Pacific Northwest alone, since IFC's Portlandia has been renewed