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Top 10 summer thrillers that will give you chills

Top 10 summer thrillers that will give you chills

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Looking for a great way to beat the heat? Summer has always been a time for everything to run high: temperature, hormones, blood pressure, nerves. And a summer thriller is the perfect way to make them all go over the top. This is the season that has seen some of the best horror and thriller classics of all time, like ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and THE SIXTH SENSE. And those titles are in great company with the following list.

Summertime: Some tips for opening beer bottles without a bottle opener

Summertime: Some tips for opening beer bottles without a bottle opener

Summer is upon us and that means a season of rooftop, balcony and pool parties. Expect the most common question (after “Where are the drinks?”) to be “Where is the bottle opener?” In my best Seinfeld voice: “What is the deal with parties of a hundred people and there’s only one bottle opener?” I think at every party one person should be designated the keeper of the bottle opener. We could chain it on a necklace around that person. So instead of looking for a bottle opener, you just have to look for Jason, that 6-feet-9-inch tall guy. In the meantime, until this rule is implemented, watch this short film BOTTLE CAP BLUES. In it Adam Young and Chris Sumers (Get it? Sumers like Summers) sat around and came up with various ways and methods of opening a bottle of beer without the use of a bottle opener. Some methods, such as those involving a machette for example, it seems the loss of a digit or two is the cost of failing to open the bottle. They filmed the results set to some good old fashioned olde timey bluesy music. In some ways, this reminds of those YouTube “trick shot” videos I’ve posted here in the past. The creators however I think missed a golden opportunity here to make a “99 Bottles of Beer…” version.

Em & Lo's top 10 summer movies (a guess)

Em & Lo's top 10 summer movies (a guess)

Spider-who? Bat-who? Bourne-who? Forget the summer action blockbusters. This season we’re much more interested in the softer, sassier, saucier flicks. Instead of aliens, action and adventure, sex, love, family and friendship are the big themes with these movies. Women make up a majority of the lead roles (for a change). Most are indie. And for some reason they all come out this month. Guess it makes sense to get your summer love on early.

Top 10 ways that warm weather is good for your sex life

Top 10 ways that warm weather is good for your sex life

And no, we’re not talking about sex on the beach. Call us square, but we fail to see how a sandy crotch improves anyone’s sex life. Not to mention a mouthful of seaweed. Here are ten much better reasons why the arrival of warm weather is good for your love life:

The Alternative Guide to Summer Films

The Alternative Guide to Summer Films

Paul Rudd in this summer’s OUR IDIOT BROTHER. The time has come for summer film releases, and we wouldn’t dream of a better way to spend the hot days. Summer, great films, and air conditioned movie theaters simply go together. From notable directors to surefire blockbusters to Sundance Festival favorites, we’ve got your Alternative Summer…

Carole Feurman's swimmer sculptures

Carole Feurman's swimmer sculptures

Thanks to Sprayblog, we were just introduced to Carole Feurman’s hyper-realistic, larger-than-life sculptures. She currently has a one-person show going on through September at the Louise Alexander and Ilan Engel Gallery in Italy, which is particularly well-suited for the end of the summer: large sculptures of swimmers in caps, suits and goggles. They don’t exactly represent the physical variety we see at our swimming pool, but there’s no doubt she knows how to capture wet perfection. Check out a few of them below. You can see a lot more on the gallery’s website.

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Fashion producer and musician Yannick Aellen This multi-talented fashion producer does it all – from mood lighting to soundtracks to the makeup and nail polish on the models themselves – he’s involved in everything seen, heard and felt on the catwalk. Fall in love with the magic of fashion with Yannick Aellen and discover what…

How do I love summer? Let me count the ways…

How do I love summer? Let me count the ways…

Magnetic North (Derek Kan, Theresa Vu, and Taiyo Na) recently released this new music video for “Summertime” featuring Conchita Campos and directed by Davidian Shaw. The song is a tasty dose of pop music goodness that counts down all the things that are great about summer. This song is the perfect aural drink for hot summer days.

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Designer Makin Jan Ma It’s time for your summer reading list! Here are a few books, new and old, that will feed your brain on the trains, buses, assorted beaches and backyards where you’ve been escaping to. You wont want to miss this fine selection of stylish summer reading. Find out why (capsule) is the…

Summer fun in the hot city

Summer fun in the hot city

GaGa shows off to the press. That’s my girl! Photo by Nick Laham / Getty Images.

With it being summer, I thought I’d put together a little cheat sheet about what’s hot in my imagination for this summer, my summer in the city.

LADY GAGA
Let’s face it, the last two years have been years of Gaga, but there is something so personal about her music and her style that inspires me every day. From the mini short clad dancers in her new “Alejandro” music video, to her whimsical display of her middle finger at major sporting events, there’s nothing not to love. Lady Gaga’s adoration for her fans is something that everyone who is blessed enough to have fans should learn from. There isn’t a morning, day or night in these hot months that I am not rocking my “Poker Face.”

FASHION
Summer fashion isn’t always something that I go for, I have disproportionate leg muscles which can make shorts and issue, and my skin is paler than Casper’s, but I love letting some skin show and making my skinny rib statements on every hot, sticky, miserable day. Chanel has some amazing tanks from their summer collection, Garreth Pugh put out an insane pair of leather leggings for those frisky nights out grinding to the “thumpa thumpa” and J Brand has introduced “Jegging” shorts, which are basically denim inspired biker shorts that make my booty look glorious. I may prefer bundling up in fur for winter, but this summer there are a lot of hot things to try.

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

FULL FRONTAL FASHION highlights

Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. No flip-flops at the opera, black is your best friend, and regardless of the heat, bras and underwear are still a must. Even though she won’t say these things to your face, Lynn Yaeger has no problem dishing out her summer fashion advice HERE. Size…

Top 10 summer love movies

Top 10 summer love movies

1. Body Heat

2. Adventureland

Eight more after the jump!