Nicki Minaj Promises Her New Album Title is ‘Super, Super Iconic’

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In a new profile in T, The New York Times Style MagazineNicki Minaj dropped a few clues about her hush-hush upcoming fourth studio album.

For starters, she revealed, the title of the record is going to be “super, super iconic.” And, “Sonically, I know what the album’s about to sound like. I know what this album is gonna mean to my fans. This album is everything in my life coming full circle and me being truly, genuinely happy. It feels almost like a celebration.”

Minaj’s last album, The Pinkprint, gave us such megahits as “Anaconda,” “Feeling Myself,” and “Only,” and went double platinum.

“The last album was almost like my diary,” she continued. “Closing the chapter on certain things and not knowing if I was happy or sad about beginning new chapters. I was really writing about feeling unsure. Now, I can tell you guys what happened for the last two years of my life. I know who I am. I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”

While there’s as yet no release date, more from Minaj is assuredly on the way. And while you wait, it wouldn’t hurt to revisit this little number.


Sia’s Christmas Album Is Coming in A Month

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Sia’s released the album art and tracklist for her upcoming holiday spectacle, Everyday Is Christmas, her follow up to 2016’s This Is Acting. 

The new holiday record, composed entirely of original work (no more covers of “Jingle Bells”!) and is out November 17. It includes songs with names like “Ho Ho Ho” and “Puppies Are Forever.” It’s also interesting to mention that the first song is called “Santa Is Coming For Us” – perhaps Sia will be taking things in a more haunting, Nightmare Before Christmas type direction?

Take a look at the full track list and album art below.


1. “Santa’s Coming For Us”

2. “Candy Cane Lane”

3.  “Snowman”

4. “Snowflake”

5. “Ho Ho Ho”

6. “Puppies Are Forever”

7. “Sunshine”

8. “Underneath the Mistletoe”

9. “Everyday Is Christmas”

10. “Underneath the Christmas Lights”

Andy Cohen Will Replace Kathy Griffin to Host New Year’s Eve With Anderson Cooper

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Andy Cohen, the gay host of Watch What Happens Live!, is replacing Kathy Griffin as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve festivities, Vulture reports.

Griffin had previously hosted the live event in Times Square, but had her contract nullified in May after doing a photoshoot with a decapitated Donald Trump head.

“Andy is the life of the party wherever he goes, and what bigger party is there than New Year’s Eve?” Cooper said in a statement. “It is going to be a blast!”

The pair are longtime pals, performing in standup/discussion shows across the globe.

“I’ve been friends with Anderson for twenty-five years,” Cohen stated. “We’ve traveled the world together and performed in 30 plus cities with ‘AC2’ and it’s all led to this one huge night!”

Here’s a foreshadowing of what’s to come, a strange moment in which Anderson Cooper’s blue eyes remain striking but his face seems to have witnessed something life-altering.


St. Vincent Gives Gorgeous Performances of ‘New York’ & ‘Los Ageless’ on Colbert

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St. Vincent performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, haunting us with a gorgeous piano rendition of “New York” (sans guitar) and an electric take on “Los Ageless,” with three pairs of latex-clad legs dancing behind her.

For “New York,” Annie Clark (St. Vincent) wore a hot pink dress and leopard print gloves, standing in front of a curtain with a giant screaming face on it. She then transitioned into a tight green slip for “Los Ageless” and strapped her electric guitar over her gorgeous shoulders.

The performances came eight days ahead of her much-anticipated, Jack Antonoff produced new album, MASSEDUCTION – out Friday the 13th via Loma Vista Recordings.


Kelela Explains ‘Black People Don’t Have The Space To Suck’

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In a new interview with Fader, Kelela opens up about the higher standards black artists are held to in order to succeed within the music industry. Her cover story comes ahead of the release of her debut full-length album, Take Me Apart, out this Friday, October 6.

“White people don’t understand that the reason [black people] are so good is…because we don’t have the space to suck,” she explained. “The urgency in which you have to nail the thing is so high…”

Her new album is “fully grounded in R&B’s brave emotional honesty,” according to Fader, and is produce by Jam City records. Today she released a taste of what’s to come with the single “Waitin'” – listen below.


Kelela is represented by Solange’s Saint Heron Management, where she’s found a safe space to create in a consistently white male-dominated industry.

“There’s a way that white men were still able to hold all the power through the industry’s transformations,” she told Fader. “They still sit in those chairs. So when it comes to creating the ‘thing’ and promoting yourself in a mainstream way, you need to garner their support.”

St. Vincent Enters A World of Shiny, Technicolor Plastic in ‘Los Ageless’ Video

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In her latest music video, for “Los Ageless,” St. Vincent is immersed in a world of bright colors and frightening high-fashion plastic surgeons. It’s a satirical take on self-care and, well, salons.

It follows “New York” as the second single off her forthcoming album MASSEDUCTION, out next Friday, October 13. St. Vincent (Annie Clark) served as a producer on the album, alongside Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff (who recently co-wrote Lorde’s masterpiece Melodrama.)

“Every record I make has an archetype,” Clark  told NME. “Strange Mercy was Housewives on Pills. St. Vincent was Near-Future Cult Leader. MASSEDUCTION is different, it’s pretty first person. You can’t fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”

Take a look at the “Los Ageless” video below.

How to Live Your Most Comfortable Life According to a Design Expert

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Design expert Bob Williams, half of the creative minds behind the home furnishing brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, didn’t always plan on designing furniture. In fact, he originally studied to be a graphic designer. It wasn’t until he met Mitchell Gold, now his business partner, that he learned the intricacies of the furniture industry, and the rest is history. Post Studios had the pleasure of speaking with Bob to hear about where he draws inspiration from, what makes him tick, and how to make the family pet feel right at home.



What was it about interior design that led you to home furnishing?

I actually got into the furniture business because of Mitchell and just being at the right place at the right time. He worked for a big furniture company, and after a couple of years, he wanted to start his own. I was the only one willing to pick up the paintbrush and carry all the boxes and all that kind of stuff.

Where do you draw inspiration from? Is there a particular piece you can tie back to a specific inspiration?

I get inspiration from all kinds of places. Whether it’s watching movies, television or what I’m reading in books. Magazines are also a huge influence and just kind of getting inspired during my day-to-day. I’m a huge antique, flea-market type person, and it’s so interesting to go back and find something from a previous period and think, “How can I take that and make it more relevant for today’s consumer?” Sometimes it’s making a piece a little deeper, making the back a little fluffier, or putting a new or different cover on it. One of our best-selling pieces is the Hunter sofa, and I found something similar to that in a flea market and it turned into being one of our best-selling sofa collections.


Every day, there is a new opportunity that comes to you and you just need to be brave enough or smart enough to run with that opportunity and see where it takes you.

Where are you most creative? Where do you do most of your designing?

I live about 25 miles from the factory [where Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture is built] and it’s all through the country to get here. So every morning and every evening, I’ve got about a 25-, 30-minute ride and I’m seeing cows, farmhouses and barns and your mind just starts to think: What if we did this to this chair or what if we took this table and put this finish on it and make the knobs a little bigger? I just let it kind of stew there until I get it all figured out. And that’s kind of my litmus test for ideas: If I remember it or I’m real excited about it by the time I get to the office, then I know this is something really good. I write it down, pin it on the wall with all the other ideas and then when it comes time to come up with the ideas for the next season, I’ve already got a wall full of ideas and thoughts.



When you’re not designing, what are you doing?

Besides going to antique stores and flea markets, I love to garden. It’s interesting because it lets me design but in a completely different medium than furniture and interiors. It’s fun because it lets me use different kinds of thoughts and ideas and it’s also challenging to try and create a garden that’s beautiful and colorful 12 months out of the year.


One thing that I learned a long time ago: If it’s a really good thought or a really good idea, it’ll come back to you.

Do you have any tips for someone furnishing their first home?

I always tell people, think about how you want to use the space. Is this a space where I’m going to have friends and family over and we’re going to be able to talk? Or is this the place where I want to relax, lay back, take a nap, or watch TV? You need to find furniture that will allow you to do those activities in that space. If you want to be able to have a conversation and talk, you want a seat that is very shallow and lets you sit up straight. Now, if it’s a place where you want to relax or watch TV, then something that sits a little deeper or a little lower is perfect. I don’t really tell people you need to think about the color or you need to think about the style; I always stress to people to think about the function. Once you figure out the function, then finding those pieces that allow you to do that makes it so much easier.

How would you describe the look and feel of the fall collection?

One of the things that we try to do every season is to have things that are clean and classic. We try to put together a collection that will have great, incredible, classic, basic items that you can add to season after season. It’s one thing if you buy a shirt that’s a little crazy or a pair of shoes that’s a little “off the rack” because you’re not going to wear that or see it every day. But a piece of furniture — as soon as you walk in the room, it’s the first thing that you see. The last thing I want is somebody to regret what they bought; I want them to be able to build onto the pieces that they have.


A media sofa is great because it’s extra deep. It lets you lay back and put your feet up without having to have an ottoman.

Your company is very much focused on eco-friendly and sustainable designs. Can you give us some background on why that’s important to you?

In the manufacturing, or pouring, of foam, there’s a lot of fluorocarbons that get released into the atmosphere which is destroying the ozone layer. So we started calling the foam companies to find out what other kind of foams they had, and it just lucked out that this one company just created this new type of foam that didn’t release these particular fluorocarbons. We were really fortunate that immediately we were able to buy foam that was more environmentally responsible than other foams out there. Growing up in Texas during the ‘70s also introduced me to Lady Bird Johnson’s big campaign about “Keep America Beautiful.” The notion that it’s up to us to make sure that we keep the world clean and safe is just a part of my whole DNA. It’s amazing now to have a company that part of our whole ethos is making sure that we protect the environment.



We know you have two dogs. What advice can you give your fellow pet owners about choosing upholstery?

I always recommend you limit the furniture the pet can be on to one or two pieces and we suggest using performance fabrics. Sunbrella is a great fabric because it’s an acrylic yarn so it’s easy to clean and it’s practically indestructible. That’s what I have on my sectional in my house and I’ve got two dirty little French bulldogs on there every night. About a year ago, I came home from overseas, dead tired and decide I’m going to get a glass of red wine and sit on the sofa and just relax. My two dogs come running in, and next thing you know, they jump on the sofa and run across me. Of course I’m jiggling my glass of wine and think, “Thank goodness I didn’t spill any!” and before I even had a chance to move, one of them jumps on top of me. The glass of red wine goes right up in the air and I’m soaked, with seven of the cushions covered in red wine. I took them off the sofa, threw them in the washing machine, and they came out clean.


Just remember: Pets are dirty, so be sure to vacuum your upholstery because dog hair and dirt is just going to be part of it.


Click here to find out more about Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and shop their new Fall collection now.

HAIM Has A Heartwarming New Video for ‘Little of Your Love’

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HAIM have released a new music video for “Little Of Your Love,” to give you a tiny glimmer of hope on this horrible Monday morning. The clip is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also did their “Right Now” video and their short film Valentine. 

In the new video, the HAIM girls are seen with a room full of backup dancers, jamming out with cute little step-touch choreography. It’s possibly Anderson’s most giddy work yet. Take a look below.



And if you haven’t yet had your fill of HAIM videos, here’s the gorgeous Valentine short film.


‘Bodak Yellow’ Just Became the First #1 Solo Single for a Female Rapper in 19 Years

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is your new #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, making it the first solo single by a female rapper on the chart in 19 years (yes, Nicki has not landed one). It pushed Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” out of the way for the top slot.

The last female rap solo single to take the coveted honor was Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998, and before that, there was no one. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” hit number one in 2014, but featured Charli XCX, so doesn’t count as a solo single.

Take a listen to “Bodak Yellow” below, and below that, watch Cardi B sing “Look What You Made Me Do.”