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Natalie Portman is Displeased


Live Clothed Girls: Natalie Portman is swearing off nude scenes. We knew this day would come… [Blackbook]

A God Among Men: New rule: All considerations of modern masculinity should end with a John Holmes quote. (We’re looking at you, Chabon.) Check this one out, if only for the quote. [This Recording]

The Man Behind the Hair: Rod Blagojevich is out of his goddamn mind. [Esquire]

Billy Two: Billy Reid opens up with Mister Mort, and drops a few details on his upcoming Stetson collab. [T Magazine]

Natalie Portman Goes Punk


The Pompadour Rises Again: This is as threatening as Natalie Portman has ever looked, including when she was waving a pistol around. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Just in Time for Movember: An in-depth interview with John Oates and some other guy. [A.V. Club]

Japan Wins Again: Behold the strangely transfixing trailer for a game called My Boyfriend is the President. [Gizmodo]

Take This Broken Menswear and Learn to Fly: Valet sits down with the mastermind behind our second favorite Northwestern boutique, Blackbird. [Valet]

The Smell of Success


Perfume ads have been teetering on the brink of self-parody since the famous black-and-white spots of the mid-80s, but things may have reached a new level. This still is from an ad for a new perfume called Greed, which does not exist. Or, more specifically, it’s from an ad for an ad for Greed, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, which will be hitting the internet next week.

Perhaps more explanation is required»

Doing Donuts


The shaved head was enough of a 90s staple that it had a Seinfeld episode dedicated to it (“The Little Jerry”, for the curious), but it may be time for something else. The folks at GQ believe they’ve found it in “The Power Donut,” a look championed by the deftly macho Ed Harris and lovably bumbling Gerald Ford. The slideshow makes a pretty good case for letting your follicles make a last stand.

It’s definitely time for a change, but we can’t help but think wistfully of the 90s icons to rock the cueball: Andre Agassi, Michael Jordan, and even Natalie Portman. It was so good for so long! But by the time Moby came along, we knew it was on the way out.