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A Day in the Life…Renaissance Style

At Cheeky, no two days are alike. Most of the time, you’ll find us running all over Chicago, making the nearest coffee shop our “office.” Last week however, I had the luxury of setting up shop in one of my favorite areas, at one of my favorite hotels: the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago, located in the [...]

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Channing Tatum Joins the Cast of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

Following up 2012’s Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s next grand cinematic endear, The Hateful Eight, will finally go into production next month. And today, The Weinstein Company officially announced the full cast for the film, which of course features some classic Tarantino favorites, as well as some welcome surprises.  With Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis [...]

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Why the Hell Does Michael Alig Want to Become a Pop Star?

Photo by  Taylor Ghrist Around the time I interviewed Michael Alig, he tweeted “Spent all day yesterday filming new hit music video, ‘What’s In’ in Thompkin’s Swuare [that’s what it said] with Floyyyd and Michael Wakefield #Eastvillage.” I’d met him through Twitter, and after being struck with a brush of irony while at The Cock on 2nd [...]

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5 Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now: Nils Frahm, Phantogram + More

Hookworms – On Leaving Leeds-based band Hookworms will be releasing their sophomore album The Hum on November 10th, so this is the perfect time to introduce yourself to the group if you’re not already acquainted. “On Leaving” will give you a good sense for their sound, with its distant vocals and reliably monotonous tone that [...]

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The 5 Best Moments from Last Night’s ‘AHS: Freak Show’

1. TELEVISION IS INTRODUCED. Elsa (Jessica Lange) performs David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” yet again,and this time the sold-out show actually boos her. It’s heart-wrenching as we watch her fall apart, but it’s just what she need to realize that television is the future. Mr. Spencer (Denis O’Hare) introduces television, as he’s from Hollywood and [...]

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Love and Nature and the Drone is in the Air

Just in case if you haven’t heard of the flying device, the drone is a newly adopted filmmaking tool that flies like a kid’s toy helicopter attached with an HD camera and accompanied with almost an old-school video game remote control.  You control it. It flies. It films in HD. Cool, right? While I’ve seen [...]

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Just Why Isn’t Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ On Spotify?

Photo courtesy of Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com Taylor Swift isn’t on Spotify. Wait, why? Previously, she’d been one of the most showcased artists on there, drawing in almost 25% of listeners. Not many may have known that Taylor Swift broke a deal with Spotify when Red premiered. Initially, the album had been set to premiere via Spotify, but she’d refused—and [...]

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5 Ways Die Antwoord’s Latest ‘Ugly Boy’ Could’ve Been Better

1. WHY USE BLACKFACE. The use of blackface is highly offensive and doesn’t really add anything to the video. It’s just….there. It’s in your face and there’s nothing particularly provocative, clearly focused, or perhaps even important about it. An offensive ploy that I think takes away from the video, for sure. 2. DITA. We all know that [...]

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Celebrating the Extraordinary Presence of Tilda Swinton on Her Birthday

Photo courtesy of David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com If you haven’t been attend BAM’s Queer Pagan Punk: The Films of Derek Jarman series, you certainly should. Not only is Jarman’s unique world incredible stunning and emotionally arresting in its execution, but many of his best films also feature a very young and very brilliant Tilda Swinton, who happens [...]

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13 Times Anna Wintour’s Bob Won at Life

Photo: Leandro Justen/BFAnyc.com  She’s the most influential person in fashion, so naturally her hair makes some sort of an impact, too. Anna Wintour has had the same hairstyle for as long as she’s been Anna Wintour. Being Anna Wintour’s hair isn’t really that hard of a job — it just must be immaculate and uniform at all [...]

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