What you wear to bed can often feel like an afterthought...
But not today.
Because today we’re giving sleepwear, in all of its glorious forms (including Marilyn Monroe’s lack thereof), its proper due. And after a painstakingly thorough search—no movie set, red carpet or private boudoir went unturned—we managed to assemble a definitive list of the 64 greatest moments in pajama-dom. That’s right, we found every last one of them.
Specifically, it’s a picture of Paul Rudd at the premiere of Our Idiot Brother, surrounded by four stunning co-stars. It’s a setting that would make just about anyone look good—although the midnight blue suit certainly doesn’t hurt. He even manages to pull off the tieless look, which has befuddled scores of red-carpet dwellers over the years. It goes to show, sometimes affability pays off.
For anyone who was worried (500) Days of Summer was going to be a soufflé of hipster melancholy…here’s a Smiths cover! For the soundtrack of the upcoming flick, Zooey & M. turn in a retro version of the maudlin Mancunian waltz, about what you’d expect given their track record. And based on what we’ve seen of the film, we’d guess it captures the mood almost exactly.
Ever since Brick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been one big movie short of movie star territory…which explains why you’ve seen so much of him in GQ. His chance this year—politely ignoring G.I. Joe—is 500 Days of Summer, a wistfully romantic flick with Zooey Deschanel that’s already earning a few favorable comparisons. Today’s New York Mag profile makes a good case for Gordon-Levitt as a potential star, but also lets loose two troubling facts: 1) Ms. Deschanel’s character is named Summer…just like the title. 2) There’s a dance sequence.
The line between the fans and the artists just got a little thinner.
Boston Globe arts reporter Geoff Edgers is taking it upon himself to reunite the Kinks. Luckily, he’s bringing someone along to document the process and wrapping the packaging the whole thing as a feature documentary titled Do It Again. The whole thing’s still in-progress, but that didn’t stop them from putting together this trailer to keep the ball rolling with crucial endorsements from Zooey Deschanel and Sting, among others.
Of course, the Kinks have only been broken up for twelve years, and their last decade of activity was kind of a shambling embarrassment…but hope springs eternal. And they still deserve a victory lap more than the Eagles.
A pair of econometricians have pored through the *Playboy* archives with an eye to economic trends and confirmed a preexisting theory that in times of economic crisis—like now, for instance—men like their women a little taller, a little older, and a little more muscular. In short, we want farmer women to help us till the soil after the revolution comes.
Pick Up: A wallet made for all you weekend guitarists. [Uncrate]
Steven Collaborates: Mr. Alan teams up with Urban Outfitters. [Racked]
The Ties That Bind: The Korean Green Foundation claims that, "Going without a tie lowers the somesthetic temperature by 1 or 2 degrees, which could lead to a reduction in the amount of electricity used and a corresponding reduction in CO2 levels in the workplace." Treehuggers. [Hani]