Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: May 30, 2006

© ℗ 2006 Odessa Mama Jazz

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Prince William & Kate Middleton Release Stunning Official Portraits From Prince Louis’ Christening Day

Prince William and Duchess Catherine (Kate Middleton) released four stunning photographs on Sunday, showing Prince Louis’ recent christening day. Taken by Matt Holyoak, the photographs capture the royal family and the Middleton family as they gathered together for little Louis big day.


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24 Sèvres Teams with Louis Vuitton on Exclusive Capsule

LONDON — 24 Sèvres is continuing its commitment to offer exclusive product from LVMH-owned labels that don’t have wide e-commerce presence.
After teaming with Céline on an exclusive range, the retailer’s next project includes the release of an exclusive capsule with Louis Vuitton.
Five of the most buzzy products from the label’s fall 2018 collection have been reissued for the capsule, including a black logo dress, the popular “Vanity” structured tote bag in taupe, the “Party” aviator sunglasses in blue-tinged frames and the famous Archlight sneakers recreated in a blue, yellow and white color palette.
“As the exclusive retailer for Louis Vuitton, 24 Sèvres has been a partner of the Maison since day one. This collaboration was a natural next step,” said a company representative, pointing to the retailer’s commitment to offering unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
“This has informed the regular capsules and collaborations released since the launch in June 2017. Exclusive product is at the center of our product strategy.”
The retailer added that more capsules are in the works and it’s looking to engage a mix of luxury and contemporary labels that reflect the “mix and match Parisian lifestyle” and the way its brick-and-mortar counterpart, Le Bon Marché is

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24 Sèvres Teams with Louis Vuitton on Exclusive Capsule

LONDON — 24 Sèvres is continuing its commitment to offer exclusive product from LVMH-owned labels that don’t have wide e-commerce presence.
After teaming with Céline on an exclusive range, the retailer’s next project includes the release of an exclusive capsule with Louis Vuitton.
Five of the most buzzy products from the label’s fall 2018 collection have been reissued for the capsule, including a black logo dress, the popular “Vanity” structured tote bag in taupe, the “Party” aviator sunglasses in blue-tinged frames and the famous Archlight sneakers recreated in a blue, yellow and white color palette.
“As the exclusive retailer for Louis Vuitton, 24 Sèvres has been a partner of the Maison since day one. This collaboration was a natural next step,” said a company representative, pointing to the retailer’s commitment to offering unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
“This has informed the regular capsules and collaborations released since the launch in June 2017. Exclusive product is at the center of our product strategy.”
The retailer added that more capsules are in the works and it’s looking to engage a mix of luxury and contemporary labels that reflect the “mix and match Parisian lifestyle” and the way its brick-and-mortar counterpart, Le Bon Marché is

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: January 1, 1999

© ℗ 1999 Geffen Records

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Virgil Abloh Writes New Chapter at Louis Vuitton

PARIS — It took just four years for Virgil Abloh to go from staging his first showroom presentation in Paris for his streetwear label Off-White to being named men’s wear designer for Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury brand.
But as far as the Chicago-born designer is concerned, his debut for the label on Thursday will mark year zero in terms of his fashion career. “To me, this is like my first show. Everything was sort of leading up to this,” Abloh said in an interview at the Vuitton studio on Tuesday.
“This is ‘life’s work’ territory, to distill, to be metaphoric in a poetic way,” he added, comparing it to Martin Margiela’s debut, when the Belgian designer laid out his groundbreaking design aesthetic. “For me it’s the same, but I gotta find myself, so this is myself on display and it’s simply about letting people see my silhouette.”

Virgil Abloh fitting a model in a Spring 2019 look. 
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That might sound presumptuous, but Abloh is right about the scale of the task. His debut collection for Vuitton, the largest and most profitable brand in the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton conglomerate, is being hyped as the beginning of a new chapter in

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Boots on the Ground (2017) – Louis Melville

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Boots on the Ground (2017)

Louis Melville

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: March 19, 2018


Afghanistan, October 2014. Five British soldiers trying to stay alive on the last night of the Afghan war face not only the Taliban, but also supernatural forces more terrifying than anything they've encountered before. As the night unfolds and their mission is finally explained, they find themselves engulfed in a labyrinthine nightmare, and forces seemingly from another realm.

© © 2017 Last Bullet Films

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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong On Verve

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 24.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 1997 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 39.99

Release Date: April 6, 2018

© A Verve Records release; ℗ 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Opie & Anthony, Louis C.K., January 27, 2009 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Louis C.K., January 27, 2009

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: January 27, 2009

© ℗ © 2009 XM Satellite Radio

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019

SAINT-PAUL-DE-VENCE, France — Accustomed to showing his Louis Vuitton collections in the majestic surroundings of the Louvre museum, Nicolas Ghesquière opted for an equally exceptional, but altogether more confidential, art destination for his cruise display on Monday.
Guests including Emma Stone, Jennifer Connelly, Léa Seydoux, Justin Theroux and Ruth Negga trekked up to the southern French hilltop village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence for the show, held at the Fondation Maeght, a private art foundation whose gardens are filled with works by the likes of Alberto Giacometti and Marc Chagall.
Those arriving from the Dior cruise show in Paris appeared to have brought the unseasonal weather with them. Mist shrouded the treetops, giving the venue a melancholic feel enhanced by the haunting live soundtrack that greeted guests at the pre-show cocktail.
Milling about in the Giacometti Courtyard, Grace Coddington sported silk pajamas blending the LV monogram with her signature drawings of cats. It turned out the fashion editor has created a capsule collection of accessories with Ghesquière that is set to hit stores in October.
“We’re very close friends and I love everything he does, so he asked me to work with him, and it was more than a pleasure,” she said. Coddington, who published the original

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Louis Vuitton Locks In Designers

PARIS — Louis Vuitton is primed to keep powering its growth trajectory with its trio of top talents.
On Wednesday, the French luxury brand, owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said it has renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women’s collections. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The announcement cements the relationship between Vuitton and Ghesquière, who was signed on to design the company’s women’s line in 2013, succeeding Marc Jacobs. Under his tenure, the world’s biggest luxury brand has seen “unprecedented” growth in ready-to-wear and leather goods, Vuitton said in a statement.
Renewal of Ghesquière’s contract completes the trifecta of moves Vuitton needed to lock in its design talent across its various product categories for the foreseeable future. The house in March appointed Virgil Abloh to head men’s design. Off-White’s founder succeeded Kim Jones in the role and Abloh will show his first collection in June during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital (Jones, after a few months’ hiatus, returned to LVMH to take on the role of artistic director of rtw and accessories at Dior Homme).
And in April, Vuitton revealed that high-profile designer Francesca Amfitheatrof, previously of Tiffany & Co., would take over the role

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British royal family releases first official photographs of Prince Louis

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The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories) – E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O’Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer

E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer - The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories)  artwork

The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 6 (30 short stories)

E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O’Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer

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If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it! Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. This sixth volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Louis Stevenson, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson, H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, Elizabeth Gaskell and John Buchan, among many others!

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Louis Vuitton Opens Sneaker Pop-Up in New York

Ugly sneakers have stampeded into luxury fashion to become the improbable “it” shoe in the last year. So much so that Louis Vuitton, where Nicolas Ghesquiere introduced the Nineties sci-fi Archlight with a generously proportioned cushy sole for spring, is opening a pop-up shop specifically devoted to the style for a month in New York City. The temporary store will open at 122 Greene Street in SoHo on Thursday in advance of the worldwide launch of the Archlight sneaker on Feb. 23. The store will remain open until March 10. The SoHo space, chosen because the sneaker clientele tends to be a downtown crowd, and designed by the Louis Vuitton team, will be the only sneaker pop-up — the house has done fragrance pop-ups in the past — and will carry an exclusive all-black colorway of the style. Sneakers aren’t new for Vuitton but the Archlight was a major statement on Ghesquiere’s spring runway, shown in contrast to the elaborate 18th-century inspired ready-to-wear pieces.

The Louis Vuitton Archlight sneaker in all black will be exclusive to the SoHo pop-up. 

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Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella and Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1955

© ℗ 2011 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2018

The rise of ath-leisure has many luxury brands scrambling to produce a version of the ubiquitous sneaker. Fortunately for Louis Vuitton, that wasn’t much of a stretch for its women’s wear designer Nicolas Ghesquière, whose aesthetic has always flirted with sportswear.
His spring collection featured 18th-century-style brocade frock coats paired with chunky trainers, in what many observers saw as the tipping point of the “ugly sneaker” trend. His pre-fall collection cemented the evolution, with not only a new sock sneaker style, but a wardrobe that matched it for ease of wear.
Cinched jackets and neat leather coats provided the working wardrobe options — a kind of loosened-up version of the Sixties-inspired, futuristic tailoring that has French First Lady Brigitte Macron hooked on Vuitton. A gray wool belted jacket, for instance, was paired with black chenille wool track pants and lace-up heels.
By contrast, floor-length skirts were dressed down with casual tops and chunky outerwear. These included a white, side-split skirt that was layered under a gray hoodie embroidered with letters spelling out “Louis Vuitton” — an upscale twist on the logo sweatshirt — and an azure blue fake fur coat.
“We are constantly in movement and on a journey, be it a physical or

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The Great Summit: Complete Sessions (Deluxe Edition) – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

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The Great Summit: Complete Sessions (Deluxe Edition)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: December 31, 1989

© ℗ 2000 Roulette Jazz (R) is a registered trademark of Parlophone Records Ltd. (P) 2000 Parlophone Records, Ltd.

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Kim Kardashian’s NOT Dropping Baby Name Hints with Louis Vuitton Posts

The name of Kim and Kanye’s third child remains a mystery but, despite juicy Internet speculation, it has NOTHING to do with Louis Vuitton. We’re told Kim’s Instagram post of the iconic Louis Vuitton print Wednesday that whipped fans into a frenzy was…

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Hypebeast Alert: Louis Vuitton Releases Ping Pong Set

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Now you can enjoy a game of table tennis in style. Louis Vuitton is releasing a ping pong set.

The luxury fashion house is extending their signature branding to pong. The Louis Vuitton set includes two sleek wooden paddles and regulation balls in a custom holder. Naturally the protective covers are crafted with their black and grey monogram canvas and accented with an circle medal for extra flossy measures.

Of course playing with LV approved equipment won’t come cheap. The entire set, just two paddles and two playing balls, will run you a cool $ 2,210.00 dollars.

Never forget—staying fresh to def (or debt?) comes at a cost friends.

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Ella & Louis for Lovers – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella & Louis for Lovers

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 2005

© ℗ 2005 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: May 12, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: January 1, 1968

© ℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Transporter 2 – Louis Leterrier

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Transporter 2

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: September 2, 2005


The best in the business is back in the game! Jason Statham returns in his signature role as ex-Special Forces operative Frank Martin aka "The Transporter." Now retired from his chosen profession of moving dangerous goods with no questions asked, he makes a living driving for a wealthy family in Miami, Florida. But when their young son is abducted, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to save the boy and thwart the kidnapper's nefarious master plan. Packed with high-octane car chases and high-flying martial arts action, Transporter 2 delivers nonstop excitement from beginning to end!

© © 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Conor McGregor Takes Dee Devlin On Louis Vuitton Shopping Spree, Great Timing!

What do you do when everyone in the world thinks you’re trying to bang Rita Ora??  If you’re Conor McGregor … you take your REAL girlfriend on a luxury shopping spree!! Check out the UFC superstar and Dee Devlin leaving the LV store in NYC with…

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 1997 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 13.99

Release Date: October 16, 1990

© ℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Meet Me In St. Louis – Vincente Minnelli

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Meet Me In St. Louis

Vincente Minnelli

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: November 28, 1944


St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.

© © 1944 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Johnny Manziel’s Fiancee At War With Ex Involving FBI, Diamonds, Louis Vuitton

Before Bre Tiesi said “yes” to Johnny Manziel … she was engaged to another man — and the backstory involves everything from money to diamonds to the FBI.  Bre’s ex-fiance is Chris Anzalone — who was a BALLER in Southern California until he was…

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Louis C.K.: ‘These stories are true’

Comedian Louis C.K. has issued a statement in response to sexual misconduct allegations.


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Stephen Colbert Addresses Louis C.K. Allegations, Rips Keith Urban’s ‘Female’

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Niall Horan Wants Louis Tomlinson To Appreciate His Rapping Skills

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 1999

© ℗ 1999 Geffen Records

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: June 21, 2010

© ℗ © 2010 XM Satellite Radio

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Katy Perry Fulfilled Her Wedding Crasher Dreams for 15 Minutes in St. Louis

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Louis Vuitton Unveils Second Installment of Jeff Koons Collaboration

PARIS — For the second chapter of its handbag collaboration with Jeff Koons, Louis Vuitton has co-opted two icons of French Impressionism: Claude Monet and Édouard Manet.
The new installment of the Louis Vuitton Masters collection, due to go on sale in 150 Vuitton stores worldwide on Oct. 27, will feature prints of paintings including Monet’s “Water Lilies,” on show at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, and Manet’s “The Luncheon on the Grass,” now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
“Manet has always been one of the most important artists to me. To work with the image of ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ gave me the opportunity to emphasize the importance of artists giving it up to each other,” Koons said in a statement.
“Within ‘The Luncheon on the Grass,’ Manet is referencing Titian’s ‘Pastoral Concert,’ as well as [Marcantonio] Raimondi’s engraving ‘The Judgment of Paris,’ which was based on a drawing by Raphael. It’s a history of humanism, of artists enjoying each other’s work and learning to find their way through each other,” he added.
One of the bags featuring Monet’s painting appears in an advertisement for the collection starring Léa Seydoux, one of Vuitton’s brand ambassadors, perched on a giant

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The Ultimate Collection (Box Set) – Louis Armstrong

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The Ultimate Collection (Box Set)

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 24.99

Release Date: January 1, 2000

© ℗ 2000 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Due to Violent Protests

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima – Louis Prima

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: May 12, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: January 1, 1997

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: December 31, 1893

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.

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Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 9, 2017

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Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 16, 1990

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Kelela on Losing Luggage in Paris and Finding a New Look on Louis Vuitton’s Front Row

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It’s the stuff of Paris Fashion Week lore: The R&B singer whose breathy vocals have become something of a siren call to designers for the Spring 2016 season, is en route to take her place front row at Louis Vuitton, one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season—and yet, her luggage simply doesn’t make it.



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Panic could have set in, but as Kelela, whose throwback slow jam “Rewind” popped up on the soundtrack everywhere from Opening Ceremony to Fendi, reveals, all was not lost.

“Luckily, Vuitton saved the day and outfitted me for my entire stay,” says the D.C.-born, L.A.-based singer, who chose a selvedged denim maxi skirt, cropped jacket, and ’90s raver-girl platform boots for her Paris Fashion Week debut. Perched on the front row at Louis Vuitton alongside Grimes, her ensemble was right in step with the cyberpunk-inspired looks Nicolas Ghesquière sent down the runway.

But it was the orange ribbed knit skimmer she wore later that night, to a dinner in celebration of the house’s new collection, that really spoke to Kelela’s sense of personal style. “My favorite piece of clothing was a ribbed tangerine dress that tulips out below the knee. The garment fit like a glove, and that second-skin made me feel sexy and confident,” she says. “Whether it’s body-con or an oversize silhouette, I focus on achieving that feeling when picking my clothes.”



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And of course when her music inspires the people making those clothes, it makes the art of dressing seem more like a collaboration. “It’s a very fulfilling experience to see my music paired with another artist’s blood, sweat, and tears,” says Kelela who recently released her new EP, Hallucinogen, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me. “I know a lot of the designers have put so much in, so it’s an honor to provide context for those pieces to shine.”



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Joe Louis Walker

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Louis Vuitton’s leather and metal closes Paris fashion week

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HER NAME IS RIO: The 2016 Summer Olympics aren’t the only big attraction in Brazil next year. Word has it Nicolas Ghesquière is heading to Rio next May to stage Louis Vuitton’s next cruise collection. The date of the show and other details could not immediately be learned.
France’s biggest fashion houses have been taking their itinerant shows farther afield. Last year, Louis Vuitton traveled to Palm Springs, Calif.

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20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong – Louis Armstrong

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Genre: Jazz

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Release Date: March 9, 1999

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Manny Pacquiao — KO’s $2,500 Louis Vuitton Bag … By Signing It

[[tmz:video id=”0_lko23cpd”]] Manny Pacquiao has some pretty passionate fans … including a dude in Tokyo who spotted PacMan in a Louis Vuitton store and IMMEDIATELY dropped $ 2,500 on a bag for the boxer to sign. 

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Apparently Minister Louis Farrakhan is not here for the way Beyonce dresses. He feels that it’s Jay Z’s job to keep her “in line” and to keep her clothed. He also seems to believe women tempt men and take their minds off of the Bible and Quran when they “disrobe” themselves. But isn’t she an entertainer and a grown woman?! Isn’t it her prerogative to be fully clothed or scantily clad? What are your thoughts?

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Louis Vuitton Christens ‘Series 3’ Expo in London

LONDON — The modern fashion show is entertaining and glamorous, but over in roughly 12 minutes flat.
Louis Vuitton’s “Series 3” exhibition that opens to the public at 180 Strand here on Monday is designed to decrypt the spectacle, and exalt all the craft and creativity that goes into it.
“Fashion is a circus. There’s very little discussion about the content. But you have to go into the before, the during and the after. And if you do it in an appropriate way, it’s unforgettable,” Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, said during a walkthrough of the sprawling, high-tech showcase. “We’re experimenting with how to make you feel the show more intensely than being at the show.”
The show in question is Nicolas Ghesquière’s fall collection, paraded in a series of geodesic domes erected at the foot of the Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris in March. A skeletal example of one dome lords over the ceiling of the darkened room that opens the exhibition, cuing the midcentury period that the French designer frequently mines. Visitors then traverse a futuristic tunnel that plunges them into the exhibition.
Even fashion professionals could easily miss key details from the front row, including

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Clayton Louis – EP – Clayton Louis

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Genre: Country

Price: $ 3.96

Release Date: September 4, 2015

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Dancing On the Edge – The Louis Lester Band

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Dancing On the Edge

The Louis Lester Band

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: October 8, 2013

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: February 25, 2006

Publisher: The Project Gutenberg

Seller: Scott Reid


Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of &quot;buccaneers and buried gold&quot;. First published as a book on 23 May 1883, it was originally serialized in the children&apos;s magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882 under the title Treasure Island or, the mutiny of the Hispaniola with Stevenson adopting the pseudonym Captain George North. Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, Treasure Island is a tale known for its atmosphere, characters and action, and also as a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality — as seen in Long John Silver — unusual for children&apos;s literature now and then. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perceptions of pirates is enormous, including treasure maps marked with an &quot;X&quot;, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen carrying parrots on their shoulders.

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Louis C.K. Debuts New Special Online Before Going On Hiatus

Louis C.K. announced Friday that he’ll be taking an “extended hiatus” from his much-loved series “Louie” in order to pursue other projects. But Saturday, the comic revealed a consolation prize for fans: He’s released a new special on his website called “Live at Madison Square Garden.”

Sure, it’s not all-new material. Some of the Madison Square Garden show, he explained in a letter to fans, was repeated from his last special, “Live at the Comedy Store.” BUT some of it wasn’t. So if you didn’t make it to New York City to watch any of the last three shows he did at MSG — most of you, probably — parts of it will be new to you. It costs whatever you feel like paying, anywhere from $ 1 to $ 85. 

Louis C.K. continued on in his letter to let us know he’s having a good summer, and feels pretty good about the world, even though parts of it are “a huge mess.”

“I hope you’re all relatively okay or better,” he wrote. “I hope that nobody shoots anybody today. What are the odds of that? Low. But I hope it.” Same.

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Porgy & Bess – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Porgy & Bess

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1957

© ℗ 1958 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Caleres, Saint Louis Fashion Fund Name Emerging Designer Finalists

On Monday night, a bit of the Midwest came to New York City for the announcement of the Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists, presented by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. Designers from six brands were recognized in contention for the award, a $ 25,000 grant to be chosen on Nov. 4, during Saint Louis Fashion Week: Julie Haus and Jason Alkire of Haus Alkire, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of Eckhaus Latta, Azede Jean-Pierre, Katharine Polk of Houghton, Brandon Sun, and Jordana Warmflash of Novis.
The announcement came in the form of a cocktail party, held at the Caleres (formerly known as Brown Shoe Company) and Sam Edelman showroom in Midtown Manhattan, and hosted by Diane Sullivan, chief executive officer, president and chairman of Caleres, along with Sam and Libby Edelman, Tomoko Ogura, Roopal Patel, Lisa Perry and Gary Wassner. Before presenting the finalists, Elizabeth Tucker, creator of Saint Louis Fashion Week, gave a brief introduction about the importance of the program. “The startup scene is booming in the city of Saint Louis, so I would love to recognize Diane Sullivan for her vision and realizing that a huge part of this equation is attracting, retaining and developing designers as a part of

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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition – Louis Christian Mullgardt

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The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition

Louis Christian Mullgardt

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: January 1, 2006

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


International Expositions are independent kingdoms in their corporate relation with other countries of the world. They are phantom kingdoms wherein the people do everything but sleep. They germinate and grow with phenomenal energy. Their existence is established without conquest and their magic growth is similar to the mushroom and the moon-flower they vanish like setting suns in their own radiance. Thousands of neophytes of every race creed and color come with willing hearts and hands to do homage and bear manna to nourish the sinews of a phantom kingdom.

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Action & Adventure

Publish Date: August 22, 2011

Publisher: Bookbyte Digital

Seller: Somerset Investments, Inc.


Buried treasure marked with an &quot;X&quot;. Parrots. One-legged pirates. Treasure Island gave birth to almost all of the images that flash to mind at the sound of the word &quot;pirates.&quot; It is the archetype of its genre, and one of the most celebrated adventure novels ever written. Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper, unwittingly finds himself caught between feuding pirates when a man named Billy Bones wanders into his inn. After narrowly escaping a raid by Bones&apos; old crewmates, Jim finds himself in possession of a map and a logbook detailing the location of all the treasure taken by the pirates&apos; departed Captain Flint. Jim reports his discovery, and before long is aboard the schooner Hispaniola with a crew bound for the Caribbean. While aboard the ship, Jim befriends the cook: a gruff, one-legged tavern owner by the name of Long John Silver, who may be much more than he appears. This e-book features 14 illustrations by artist N.C. Wyeth.

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way – Louis Armstrong

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Disney Songs the Satchmo Way

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: February 29, 1968

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The Incredible Hulk – Louis Leterrier

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The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

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Release Date: June 13, 2008


Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with his most formidable foe: the Abomination – a nightmarish beast of pure aggression whose powers match the Hulk’s own! Also starring Liv Tyler, Oscar® nominee Tim Roth, and Oscar® winner William Hurt, The Incredible Hulk is “steeped in action and spectacular special effects” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY) and delivers a mind-blowing final showdown that can only be summed up with one word…INCREDIBLE!

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Louis Vuitton Opens Private Museum Near Paris

ASNIERES-SUR-SEINE, France — Louis Vuitton is opening its second private museum in less than a year. But unlike the monumental Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris, its new venture has a more intimate feel.
Dubbed La Galerie, the 6,500-square-foot exhibition space is located on the historic Louis Vuitton grounds in the northern suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine, which also houses the former family home and the workshops where the luxury brand still produces its most exclusive made-to-order items.
Inaugurated on Sunday with a garden party, the invitation-only exhibit was curated by Judith Clark, a professor of fashion and museology who has previously worked on shows about brands including Chloé and personalities such as Frida Kahlo and Diana Vreeland.
“We wanted it to be perceived very much as a gallery intervention,” Clark said during a preview tour of the venue. “It’s like an installation reflecting on the idea of exhibiting the Vuitton archive. It’s intended to be kind of slightly disruptive in that way.”
Spread over two floors are around 400 objects and documents from the house’s archive of 26,000 objects and 165,000 documents. They range from couturier Paul Poiret’s trunk to items from the Vuitton family’s

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Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Livin’ It Up! In St. Louis – Sammy Hagar & The Waboritas

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Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Livin’ It Up! In St. Louis

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"Sammy Hagar And The Wabos – Livin' It Up Live! In St. Louis" on their sold out 2006 US tour, Sammy And The Wabos bring down the house with songs from their new album, Livin' It Up, as well as some of Sammy's famed solo work. Joined on stage for the second half of the show by legendary Van Halen bassist, Michael Anthony, the band rips through some of rock radio's classic tunes. From "I Can't Drive 55" and "Mas Tequila" to "Finish What You Started" and "Right Now", it's one big Cabo party with the "Red Rocker"!

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Louis Jordan

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 31, 1976

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Zayn Malik’s Street Style Is Pulled Straight from the Louis Vuitton Runway

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The men’s collections just kicked off in Paris, and while the runways are filled with everything from cross-body bags and athletic-inspired attire, the fashion in the front row is equally compelling. Taking his seat earlier today at Louis Vuitton was former One Direction crooner Zayn Malik, who put his own spin on vacation dressing in a distinctive rock-star ensemble from the house’s spring 2016 collection.

While florcore isn’t anything new—here’s looking at you, Pharrell!—the 22-year-old modified the motif with a retro vibe, and the jacket swung between collegiate prep and Hawaiian escape. Completing the singer’s blue note were tailored trousers and crisp white tennis shoes. If this is any indication of the look he’s crafting for his solo career, then expect to see him rise to the top of the charts.

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Louis C.K. Gets The Best Father’s Day Message From His TV Daughter

If any grumpy, balding, middle-aged dad is going to earn admiration from his kid, it’s going to be Louis C.K.

Hadley Delany, who plays one of the comedian’s daughters on “Louie,” had a Father’s Day message for her show-biz pop. It beats Hallmark treacle any day.

“You taught me the most important rule of all: never, ever get fat,” she says in a Made Man video posted last week.

Later in the clip, she asks, “What other dad would catch their daughter smoking pot and then take her out for burgers? That’s like an irresponsible level of cool.”

Hey, nobody said the guy was Ward Cleaver.

Check out the full video above. And a belated happy Father’s Day to all of you other stand-up dads, even if you don’t do standup.

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Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson dies

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. His death was confirmed by his nephew Troy on Instagram, though a cause of death has yet to be revealed.


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What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1967

© ℗ 1968 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Porgy and Bess – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Porgy and Bess

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: December 31, 1957

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010 – Opie & Anthony

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Opie & Anthony, Louis CK, June 21, 2010

Opie & Anthony

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 2.95

Publish Date: June 21, 2010

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Louis Vuitton Brings ‘Series 2′ to Rome

Louis Vuitton has brought its unconventional “Series 2” exhibition to Rome.
The French luxury label celebrated the opening of the exhibit on Thursday night at Palazzo Ruspoli, where “Series 2” will be open to the public until June 7.
Through a series of different installations, the exhibition explores Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière’s development of the brand’s spring women’s ready-to-wear collection, with special behind-the-scenes footage of the show, held at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
“Series 2” debuted in Los Angeles last February and then traveled to Beijing in March.

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Cuba Libre: Louis Vuitton Heads to Cuba

Ever the pioneer, Louis Vuitton is exporting its legacy of art sponsorship to Cuba, which is now opening up to the world. At the 12th Havana Biennial, which gets under way May 22, the French luxury giant is supporting several artists represented by the Galleria Continua in Miami, including Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Shilpa Gupta, Nikhil Chopra and José Yaque.
Vuitton is also organizing two of its Art Talks — one with Buren, the other with Pistoletto — on the eve of the opening.
Having been a trailblazer in retail — it was among the first to open boutiques in Korea, China, South Africa, Mongolia and Kazakhstan — Vuitton is now doing for paintings and sculpture what it did for handbags.

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

One of the most famous designers in the world working for one of the most storied brands in the world owned by the largest luxury conglomerate in the world would show his resort collection at an audacious midcentury residential masterpiece designed by a visionary, iconic architect for an even more iconic Hollywood legend and his wife. Anticipatory buzz? Of course. Nicolas Ghesquière’s cruise extravaganza for Louis Vuitton at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, Calif., on Wednesday evening lived up to the hype. And that was before Catherine Deneuve smoked a cigarette inside the house. Thank God, and John Lautner, for concrete.
 
Though a relative newcomer to the itinerant extravaganza, Ghesquière commanded the concept with the surety of an expert of the genre who understands how to transform a moment into a global marketing coup, one that — almost by definition these days — must strike a balance between high concept and commercial savvy.
 
Ghesquière’s boss credited the designer 100 percent with deciding on the spectacular setting, with its famous and endless vistas. “First of all, it’s Nicolas,” said Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, who attended the show with his son

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Louis C.K. sparks uproar with ‘SNL’ jokes about ‘mild racism,’ pedophilia

During his monologue on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ comedian Louis C.K. made a series of jokes that many on social media are saying went too far.




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Louis C.K.’s Shocking ‘SNL’ Monologue Compares Child Molesting To Eating Candy Bars

Comedian Louis C.K. really likes Mounds bars, perhaps a little too much.

On the Season 40 finale of “Saturday Night Live,” the comedian took his love for the candy bar to a new level by including it in a joke about child molesting.

C.K. tried to explain the risk child molesters take by saying that as much as he loves Mounds bars, he doesn’t love them enough to go to jail for them: “Because they do taste delicious, but they don’t taste as good as a young boy does — and shouldn’t — to a child molester.”

Even for a monologue that started out with jokes about “mild racism,” the audience’s shock was pretty evident. The monologue reportedly caused an uproar on social media, which the comedian seemed to anticipate.

During the opening, C.K. joked about how this was his “last show probably,” which Kate McKinnon also joked about in the promos leading up to the finale.

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Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — We’re Taking these Chicks in One Direction — Home!!! (VIDEO)

Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson got a couple of fabulous parting gifts Friday night from an L.A. club … 2 more than agreeable chicks. Two of the remaining members of One Direction were leaving Project L.A. when their…

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Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne — We’re Taking these Chicks in One Direction — Home!!! (VIDEO)

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One Direction’s Louis and Liam — Let’s Be Blunt … We’re Partying With Snoop (PHOTO + VIDEO)

One Direction is ripping a page out of the Justin Bieber playbook … shedding the whole teen heartthrob thing for Snoop and his mega-blunt. Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne got down at Snoop’s “Bush” album release party Monday night with the…

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The 10 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week, from the Met Gala to Louis Vuitton’s Resort Show in Palm Springs

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The Met Gala came and went this week, leaving a trail of glitter and tulle in its wake (as well as a rather remarkable rear view, if one takes Kanye Wests snap of a retreating Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez into consideration), and the chic set packed up for Palm Springs and Nicolas Ghesquières cruise collection for Louis Vuitton soon after; posing prettily on the grounds of Bob and Dolores Hope’s John Lautner–designed estate or the nearby Parker hotel. Some stepped out of the action to catch some sun (or dodge it, under an oversize straw hat) while others made a chase for monochromatic ensembles in seasonal verdant shades. Either way, spring has decidedly arrived.

 

Watch Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Cher, and more hit the Met Gala red carpet:

 

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One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is easing back into bachelorhood … by hooking up with multiple chicks at once — or so it seemed when a pack of at least 3 went to his London hotel room.  Tomlinson was partying at Cirque Le Soir Wednesday…

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Louis C.K. Will Host The ‘SNL’ Season Finale With Musical Guest Rihanna

Louie from New York, it’s Saturday night!

With just three episodes left in the 40th season, NBC announced that the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” will be hosted by Louis C.K. on May 16, with musical guest Rihanna. On May 2, Scarlett Johansson will host with Wiz Khalifa performing on “SNL” for the first time, and on May 9, Reese Witherspoon takes the helm with musical guest Florence + the Machine.

This will be C.K.’s third time hosting “SNL,” having first done so back in November 2012 the weekend after Hurricane Sandy and again in March 2014. The comedian has received two Emmy nominations for his performances on “SNL,” with highlights like “Lincoln,” “Black Jeopardy!,” nearly 10 minutes of new stand-up material in each monologue and, of course, his epic make-out session with Kate McKinnon

“Saturday Night Live” resumes Saturday, May 2 at 11:30 p.m./10:30 p.m. central on NBC.

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Louis C.K. Reveals He Recently Apologized to Sarah Palin for Those Infamous Profane Tweets

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Louis C.K.’s Master Plan For Making Sure His Kids Don’t Grow Up ‘Weird Or Spoiled’

Worried about raising your kids right? Louis C.K. has been there.

In the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the 47-year-old comedian talked about raising his daughters in New York and making sure they stay down to earth. Here’s what he had to say:

I talk to [my kids] about work, and I hope they both have shitty minimum wage retail jobs when they’re old enough. I really try to be aware of not letting them grow up weird or spoiled, which is easier to do here than it is in L.A. My 13-year-old daughter leaves the house at 7:15 every morning and takes a smelly city bus to school way uptown. It’s like 8 degrees out, and it’s dark and she’s got this morning face and I send her out there to take a bus. Meanwhile, my driver is sitting in a toasty Mercedes that’s going to take me to work once both kids are gone. I could send her in the Mercedes and then have it come back to get me, but I can’t have my kid doing that. I can’t do that to her. Me? I earned that f–ing Mercedes. You better f–ing believe it.

Louis C.K. has opened up about his parenting style in the past. While doing a bit on “parenting, kids and questions,” he said, “I’m not raising children. I’m raising the grownups they’re going to be. I have to raise them with the tools to get through a terrible life. That’s the way I look at it.”

It certainly seems like those kids are developing some solid life skills.

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Who’s That Girl? Meet Fernanda Hin Lin Ly, the Pink-Haired Model Who Stole the Louis Vuitton Show

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As model Fernanda Hin Lin Ly leans against a Pepto pink backdrop in SoHo on a recent Monday afternoon, a pair of passersby stroll past and crane their necks—twice. The bubbly Australian beauty had better get used to it: She inspired a similar double-take reaction last week when she walked the Louis Vuitton runway in Paris, where her rose-colored hair set her apart instantly from a sea of leggy blonde and brunette counterparts, prompting a “who’s that girl?” refrain amongst showgoers seated inside Nicolas Ghesquières hypermodern set.

As it turns out, there were no pre-show trips to the salon or last-minute gimmicks leading up to Ly’s statement-making debut at the fashion house’s fall show. The eighteen-year-old model has always taken her hair into her own hands. “I was fifteen when I started [dyeing it]. I did it because I felt like it,” says Ly of experimenting with her color, which has gone through several shocking shade changes. Most recently, “I tried to go to blonde, and it came out copper. It was a disgusting orange, so I dyed it red, and slowly made it lighter and lighter,” says Ly, who has also been through variations of lavender, silver, blue, dark blue, and countless gradations of ombré. A few years back, she bought a bottle of pink hair dye, which, she recalls, inspired “a shake of disapproval from my mother—but the damage was done!”



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That game-changing decision eventually led to Ly being spotted in a Sydney shopping center at the age of sixteen. Soon after, “I sent my photos in [to an agency], and now I’m here,” says the model, who was on holiday early last week “when I received a call to go to Paris the next day for Louis Vuitton.”

Now back in New York for a few months, her look is attracting its fair share of attention—but it doesn’t draw any stares back home. As an architecture student at the University of Technology in Sydney, “there are a bunch of us with weird hair,” she says of her classmates, adding that, if anything, “it’s odd to have normal hair.”

So what’s the upkeep for her particular shade of watercolor pink? It’s easier than you think: Ly’s favorite products include Redken’s All Soft shampoo, daily conditioner, and hydrating mask. As for the dye she uses to get her exact color, she recommends Manic Panic’s Cotton Candy Pink, which was bright at first, but has naturally faded into a seafoam variation of the shade. To maintain the integrity of the color, she washes it every third day. And while some girls her age may dream of snapping up the white shearling polar bear coat she wore down the Vuitton runway come fall, Ly is more likely to be plotting her next above-the-neck transformation. “Everyone else saves up to buy clothes—but I buy hair dye,” she admits with a smile. With dedication like that, we’ll can’t wait to see what turn her neon-toned strands will take next.

 

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About Last Night: Michelle Williams, Rosamund Pike Fete Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibit


Jennifer Connelly, Emilia Clarke and Charlotte Gainsbourg also arrived in L.A. on Thursday evening, celebrating the opening of the French fashion label’s new exhibit, which runs from Feb. 6-22.




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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: January 1, 1894

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book explores the idea of dual personality of jekyll that led him to his experiments, and his inexorable and finally fatal descent into evil.

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Now You See Me – Louis Leterrier

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Now You See Me

Louis Leterrier

Genre: Action & Adventure

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Release Date: May 31, 2013


Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).

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#Ferguson – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Genre: Photography

Publish Date: December 29, 2014

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On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. In the hours after the unarmed teen’s death, people gathered to protest the shooting. The police responded by blocking the road to the scene and coming out with canine units and riot gear. The events reignited the issue of race in America. The Post-Dispatch photography staff immersed itself in the story, from covering the big moments when thousands of mourners came for Brown’s funeral, to the smaller moments such as a gospel choir’s serenade from the back of a flatbed truck. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has covered this story from Day One. From the thousands of images the staff has produced, the best were selected for this book.

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Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Genre: Action & Adventure

Publish Date: January 1, 1920

Publisher: Public Domain

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Treasure Island is an adventure novel, a thrilling tale of &quot;buccaneers and buried gold&quot;. Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale of superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children&apos;s literature then and now.

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Ella and Louis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella and Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: December 31, 1955

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Ella & Louis for Lovers – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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Ella & Louis for Lovers

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 14, 2005

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Capitol Collectors Series: Louis Prima

Louis Prima

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: May 12, 1991

© ℗ 1991 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Catalog,

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

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The Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: August 25, 1997

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Pittsburgh Steelers — Partying with Louis XIII … $3,000 Per Bottle!

Nothing heals the pain of a loss like a $ 3,000 bottle of cognac … just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers who busted out TWO bottles of Louis XIII at a Pittsburgh casino last night. James Harrison, along with the rest of the LB crew, hit up…

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits – Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong’s All-Time Greatest Hits

Louis Armstrong

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Why I Use My Louis Vuitton as a Diaper Bag

I have always been frugal, some might even say thrifty or cheap. I don’t like to squander money, and feel a sense of comfort when my credit card balance sparkles green and my bank account balance is a number greater than my age. My favorite places to shop are discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and regardless of where I shop, I always gravitate towards the sale racks.

At first glance, you’d never guess any of these things about me. When I sit down next to my son at the park and pull a baby wipe out of my Louis Vuitton, you’ll make a passing judgment about me. And, because I’m a stay-at-home mom, your assumptions will include one or all of the following:

  1. I’m carrying a fake;
  2. I married rich; or,
  3. I am financially irresponsible in the shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood kind-of-way and, therefore, am carrying a significant amount of credit card debt.

In all three assumptions, you would be wrong.

However, you’re not wrong for raising your eyebrows at my bag. After all, as a stay-at-home mom, doing my taxes is a breeze: all arrows point to zero. So it really is a wonder why I’m sporting a handbag that comes with a price tag that gives the phrase ‘sticker shock’ a whole new meaning.

I have a few material prized possessions. They all have one thing in common: they didn’t just fall into my lap as luxurious gifts from boyfriends past. While my fellow Generation Yers were out spending money on alcohol and club cover in their early 20s, I was diligently saving a small portion of my modest teacher salary to splurge on my first designer bag. When the baby came along, I had to decide whether I would be trading in my Louis for a polyester, air-tight and stink-proof diaper bag. The reason I decided against it is very simple.

When you look at me, you see a mom. The baby, the stroller, the postpartum pooch, the ponytail, the track pants, and comfy shoes are all indicators of this title.

When I look at me, I see a woman; a woman whose present version is inclusive of the woman she use to be. The woman who had a career that didn’t involve baby wipes, who once enjoyed wearing heels and ridiculous amounts of eye makeup, who spent an hour straightening her hair, and who thought the best accessory was the perfect handbag. While that woman ceases to exist for the most part, I’m not ready to write her eulogy. The truth is, I don’t see why I should ever have to.

My priorities may have shifted, but under all the mommy clues that meet the eye, I am the same person I was before I was blessed with my beautiful baby boy. I may have grown in ways that are incomprehensible to me and have learned to love in ways I never knew were possible, but it doesn’t deter from the fact that I arrived at motherhood’s doorsteps with nearly three decades worth of life experiences that shaped me into the woman I am today.

That’s precisely why I am willing to accept the eyebrow raises in exchange for this small reminder that I am more than a mom. “Mom” is an addition, not a replacement, to the acronyms and titles that flock under my name at the end of every email. My bag is an attempt to break out of the rigid mommy mold that society imposes on me and show the world that I am a woman like any other who exists not only for her children, but for herself too.

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Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

It is hard to imagine, in our snug seats in the theater of modernity, that “Philosopher,” with a capital P, was ever an occupation in its own right that could hold our attention. Philosophers (much like models and actors in LA) often have to make liberal use of slashes: actor/model/singer, Journalist/philosopher, neuroscientist/philosopher, author/philosopher. It seems that “philosopher” is just a title used to salt an existing mantle, to bolster the main occupation with a little intellectual flavor. Furthermore, in the age of proliferating woo-woo, new age bestsellers and self-help books, it seems that the word “philosopher” is slowly becoming more elastic, and just as homogeneous and vacuous as the title of “rock star,” for example: what was once a very specific title with rigorous standards can now be applied to anyone that kind of, sort of, smacks of the original flavor of the thing. Madonna is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame–my personal bias aside, be assured this isn’t a value judgment on her work. It’s simply a case of misfiling and mislabeling, like putting a peanut butter label on a jelly jar. It’s simply the wrong category, and no one seems to care very much. So it is with the term “philosopher”–pop psych has replaced psychology, teenage girls with motivational quotes are cornering the self-help market, and these things are sometimes called “philosophy.”

In comes the unlikely figure of the thoughtful stand-up comic. In a community in which taking oneself too seriously spells ridicule and death, stand-up comedy ironically lends itself well to serious philosophical inquiry–it is the place where intuitions, common sense, and the setting up of expectations are the only measuring sticks, and the ability to convince “the mob” is the only real testament to a successful bit. The axiom is the setup; the reductio ad absurdum is the punch line, and one finds oneself waxing existential without even really thinking about the word “existential.” To name one example, I defy you to watch Louis C.K.’s closing bit from his 2005 HBO special, and think about the barrage of questions that Socrates would subject unsuspecting citizens to in his trademark method in Plato’s dialogues, and not see the parallel.

Today we find ourselves in an age where many people actually do get their views–and even their news–from entertainers. The Daily Show simultaneously refuses to take itself seriously, all the while being taken more and more seriously by a slowly aging mob of young people. It is a clever and hilarious satire, but it is satire nonetheless. It is apparent that somewhere between access to information and the anarchist freedom of the Internet, there emerged a palpable sense that not only the current events of our time strange, but they’re kind of absurdly funny, too. And, perhaps, the only way to properly articulate absurdity is through sarcasm, satire, and comedy (even when that satire is misunderstood, as it was with the “Cancel Colbert” hashtag “controversy”). “The world is a comedy,” comedian Joe Rogan said, “get high and watch the news,”1 and even without the weed, perhaps he’s right. Strangeness is now a part of daily life, and every once in a while, someone looks up from their desk and says, “this is odd, isn’t it?” What is a comedian, or a philosopher for that matter, if not someone who does this for a living, in such a way that we cannot help but laugh? It seems it’s a golden age for stand-up comedy simply because the world is becoming more bizarre, in sometimes exciting, sometimes macabre ways. I would argue that, even more than author/philosophers or journalist/philosophers, comedian/philosophers are inadvertently becoming the more relevant social critics of our time.

There was a moment when it seemed that Carlin was the end of the line–his jokes were so well-crafted, his output so prolific, that there seemed to be nothing else left to say. The next superstars were pure entertainers, who stayed safely within the box of sex jokes, observational humor, and silliness. Most comedians kept their good hour of material for years, while Carlin would throw his away annually, and start fresh. Arguably, no one after him could quite compete, at least for a time.

However, Carlin accomplished something more than entertainment–he knew that if he could make people laugh at an argument, he could poke and prod at deeply cherished opinions that would otherwise be off the table. His legions of fans not only laughed at his jokes–they were convinced by his theses, moved by his reasoning. It was the sound of people acknowledging truths that they might not have admitted to in a serious context.

Carlin was not the first to notice this phenomenon–Sigmund Freud wrote “The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious” about it. He postulated that we laugh because our subconscious desires and unacknowledged intuitions are being verified and fulfilled.2 This makes Carlin more impressive, considering how far down the rabbit hole he goes. Only in the context of standup could a theater full of people be made to give an ovation for what is, essentially, a diatribe in support of humanity’s greatest fear: death, and the extinction of our species. A people-less earth was his grand vision for the finale of his 1992 special, Jammin’ in New York. He remarked, “I’m an entropy fan…I thought, what a wonderful thing! …there’s nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The people are f***ed… the planet isn’t going anywhere. We are. We’re going away. Pack your sh**, folks.”3 In any other context, suggesting that the extinction of all humanity just might be a good thing would, safe to say, probably not inspire applause. But somehow, Carlin made even this quite literally inhuman point of view–sub specie aeternitatis–not only palatable, but preferable. Through Carlin’s eyes, his fans became god-like observers of an inanimate and ego-less universe, and they weren’t depressed by it. On the contrary, the vision was serene. They were made to grapple with an instinct that rarely comes up in the daily humdrum of conversation: maybe all this wasn’t made just for us. Maybe we are not that important. This is one of the oldest revolutions in thought that we know of– we are not the center of the universe, nor are we the point of it all, and it’s kind of funny that we thought we were in the first place. Apparently if you take the heliocentric revelation of Galileo, and pepper in the word “f***,” it makes people laugh.

Even more modern thinkers have been forced to acknowledge the power of comedy to persuade. Neuroscientist, controversial philosopher, and all-around contrarian Sam Harris made a strangely random appearance on comedian Joe Rogan’s popular podcast “the Joe Rogan Experience” (he has since come back a second time). Harris, the lesser-known originator of the so-called “New Atheist” movement, has become somewhat of a spectacle on Youtube, with lively debates on topics that would otherwise be considered intellectual snore-fests by young people. Much to the consternation of “serious” academics, the wit, vitriol and courting of controversy that Harris (along with Hitchens and Dawkins) have embraced since at least 2009 have drawn in a new, younger audience. Whether that is a good or bad thing for the intellectual honesty of the discussion has yet to be seen (Youtube comments are not good evidence of the former, but then, they never are). However, while the marriage of the mild, soft-spoken yet exceedingly academic Harris and the wacky, stoner-conspiracy-theorist character of Rogan seems like an odd mix, their conversation reveals they share a deeper connection in their two “fields” than seems obvious at first glance. The persuasive power of comedy has bolstered both of their careers: “People are pretty good about not having epiphanies in real time, in front of you…” Harris remarks, of the formal debate format, with subtly visible frustration in his placid face. “It’s amazingly unsatisfying…It’s like fighting with fog. No one ever falls down… It’s amazing how invulnerable people’s prejudices and biases are to argument… nobody has any hope that either side is going to change their mind in the context of the debate.”

Rogan jumps in, then, and Harris seems surprised that he noticed: “Well you do it with comedy.”

Harris responds, “Well yeah, that is what is brilliant about pure comedy… if you make someone laugh at themself [sic], or at the idea that they would otherwise defend…that actually is a sign that you have made contact. And you don’t get that when you’re playing it totally straight. Comedy is very powerful.”4 Whatever one thinks of Harris’ views, he is a prolific debater and writer of short, scathingly argumentative books. In other words: he makes a living attempting to change people’s minds about things that people do not often change their minds about. With this in mind, it is significant what he must admit, here–with both a neuroscientist’s and debater’s expertise. That is, that the only strategy that seems to work, at least in real time, is to make his opponent, or the audience, laugh. It is involuntary, instantaneous, and the only reaction that ever reliably betrays one’s inner states to the world. This is what Freud was talking about; even if one is emotionally attached to defending their views, what’s funny is funny, even if what’s funny happens to be one’s own views. The next incarnation of Socratic dialogue may just have to be taught in an improv class in order to be truly effective.

In his crude, everyman way, Rogan’s fans seem to consider him a citizen philosopher in his own right. His standup is rife with reefer-fueled musings about our place in the universe, and while his “theories,” as he calls them, often go off the deep end into conspiracy (a la “Ancient Aliens”), absurdity, or both, there are grains of real philosophical ideas, if not rigor, there. He admits his own ignorance, stating over and over for the record that he’s “dumb”, before going on tangents. But he seems to succeed in getting his audience interested in the topics–and maybe that’s what people need, in a way. Bill Nye is not an evolutionary biologist, a chemist, or an astronomer–but he has arguably done more to increase the public’s interest in these topics, and science generally, than anyone since Carl Sagan. Perhaps there is office space for figures like Rogan in the Public Relations wing of philosophy. His childlike wonder and frothing enthusiasm is contagious, as he waxes ridiculous about the concept of an infinite universe: “above you is the craziest thing you could ever look at, and you hardly ever look at it… those aren’t light bulbs motherf***er, those are gigantic nuclear explosions billions of miles away! And it goes on forever! Do you know what forever means? That means this whole universe of hundreds of billions of galaxies… might just be a part of one atom, that’s in the cell, of the balls, of another guy, who lives in another universe, and it goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and there’s no end ever!”5 This is, clearly, less actual philosophy and more an expression of scientific and natural awe. With balls. Though he may not have the intellectual rigor to actually solve philosophical problems or articulate them seriously–and who would want that, in comedy?–simply bringing them up and stimulating interest is a triumph in an age that still suffers from the “anti-intellectualism” that Bill Hicks touched on years prior.6 With Rogan’s layman gusto, you can feel your own keenness to explore rising as you listen–this is not an act. He’s actually excited, he wants to get out there, and he expresses it with an academic appetite and energy that smacks of a weed smoking, UFC watching Neil Degrasse Tyson. To make intellectual curiosity welcome again, in an entertainment setting, is hard won–even if it does sometimes come mired in a little new age woo-woo. The truth is, we might need people like this–people who can make us excited about science, and critical thinking again. We may need citizen philosophers who are not afraid to be openly enthused about the vastness of the unknown, and the unknowable.

This point of Rogan proudly announcing his own “dumbness” shouldn’t go understated–it isn’t just a superficial foot-in-the-door, just in case he’s wrong. It brings to mind the vastly over-quoted Socratic paradox: that the wise man only knows that he knows nothing. For this purpose, Rogan goes to great lengths to describe his own ignorance: “I’m really terrified to have kids ’cause I’m dumb…. That’s what’s unique about me–I know I’m dumb. Most dumb people don’t have a clue.”7 Even if this humility of perspective is all that Rogan brings to the table, it seems necessary amidst the post-Facebook age of selfies and overblown egos, where young people my age truly do run their own fan pages, and are often encourage to do so by society at large. Someone needs to express doubt, and self-critical vigilance, and furthermore express these things in a format that is easily digested by the young audience that needs to hear it.

But still, what comic could go deeper, or be as honest, as Carlin? Rogan is all good fun, but Hicks and Carlin set the bar rather high. For a moment, it almost seemed like this was as deep as comedy could go, as a medium. The rest seemed to be lateral moves or simply joke-tellers, uninterested in ideology or making points. And comedy need not have a point–it is fine the way it is. But would there be another comic who would push his medium toward the thoughtful in this way?

In answer, Louis C.K. emerged from obscurity, as die-hard fans always hoped he would. While he may not have been the first to do what he did, his final triumph in standup, along with his FX show Louie (which The New Yorker called “a tribute to truth”8), has ushered in a new era of what comedy means to people–and, arguably, how television is made. Here was Carlin stripped of his Carlin cool. C.K. was a man mugged by his life, perpetually descending into a kind of Office Space/Fight Club nihilism, wherein ceasing to care about anything freed him to do (and say) anything. His wife had, in his own words, “assassinated his sexual identity.” His infant daughter, in his own words, “is an a**hole.” In the wreckage of his personal life, he discovered a kind of honesty that was so pure and unfiltered, so raw, that it sounded almost familiar. Vanity Fair said of Louie: “If you don’t find yourself nodding along with C.K. in fierce agreement, and even occasionally pumping the air with a raised fist salute, you’re either dead inside or a member of that “crappiest generation” C.K. was talking about.”9 It’s those thoughts people have that they simply don’t share–because they’re scatological, because they’re unethical, or because they’re embarrassing. For example, Louis talks about the problem of moral responsibility in a society that embraces laziness and apathy over consistency: “I have a lot of beliefs…and I live by none of them… I just like believing them. I like that part…they’re my little ‘believies’… they make me feel good about who I am… but if they get in the way of a thing I want, or if I wanna jack off, I f****in’ do that.”10 No matter how dignified we think we are, surely there’s a moment where we can relate to this–not that we want to admit it. He addresses the competition between good and evil that exists within the mind, which he calls the battle between “of course,” and, “but maybe.” The former is the belief he holds, in his heart of hearts. The latter is a perversion, a dark underbelly of the truth: Plato’s forms versus their shadows. And he doesn’t “believe it…but it is there.” In this bit, he remarks on the problem of liberal guilt, and the problem of evil:

Of course, slavery is the worst thing that ever happened. Of course it is. Every time it’s happened… every time a whole race of people has been enslaved, it’s a terrible, horrible thing… but maybe, every incredible human achievement in history was done with slaves. Every single thing where they go, ‘how did they build those pyramids?’ They just threw human death and suffering at them until they were finished…There’s no end to what you can do if you don’t give a f*** about particular people. You can do anything… even today, how do we have this amazing micro-technology? Because the factory where they’re makin’ these, they jump off the f***in’ roof because it’s a nightmare in there. You really have a choice… you can have candles and horses and be a little kinder to each other, or let someone suffer immeasurably far away, just so you can leave a mean comment on Youtube while you’re takin’ a sh**.11

He’s clearly not one to sugarcoat. But it’s more than that. He’s past the point in his life where he could benefit in any way from not hurting anyone’s feelings–he was at rock bottom so recently, that he is free of the fear of political correctness. He articulates a moral evil to which everyone in the audience is most likely a party, without shrinking for fear of calling someone out too directly. And the end of the bit is a shrug, and a look of queasiness, as if to say–you and I already know all this. This is not new information. This is that dark suspicion that creeps into the mind at night–“maybe I’m not a good person if my comfort depends other people’s suffering. Maybe there’s something wrong, here.” This peeling back of the layers of our comfort can only come from a man who’s lost so much, worked so hard, and looked into the abyss. And, in a dark comedy theater, when you laugh into the abyss, the abyss laughs back.

A man who could be this honest about just how bad human beings get was free to notice it in himself–the microtechnology he was talking about? He took it out of his pocket to show the theater. It was an indictment of himself as well as everyone else–he is as much a part of the culture he criticizes as anyone watching, and it’s because of this anti-elitist attitude that we seem to want to listen to him. No comic, arguably, has captured the absurdity of the modern condition better–and I’d be hard pressed to find a writer or serious philosopher who has, either.

“See this is a terrible realization.” Louis says, “Because you should act in a way, that if everybody acted in that way, things would work out. Because it would be mayhem if everybody was like that.”12 I wasn’t the first to notice (a fair amount of Youtube comments, a New York Times article,13 and various others beat me to it) that Louis’ casually invokes Immanual Kant’s basis for morality, here: the categorical imperative. It is more than just an appeal to the audience’s moral intuitions–we see that this morality should apply to us simply because we are rational enough to understand it, and have will. Nowhere is this more apparent than in those crossroad moments, like Louis’ moment in first class when he realizes he should give his seat to the military man in coach. He never actually does, and instead luxuriates in the fantasy, reaping the satisfaction without ever performing the moral act. For the modern era, the problem of morality is not simply in articulating precisely what the oughts (as Hume would say) are, and trying to figure out if there are any oughts at all. The real problem, now, is that even if reason and rationality do give us our oughts, most of us still wouldn’t care to do them–on the largest and smallest scales. People, perhaps, simply aren’t as “good” as they’d like to believe. The Problem of Evil has turned into the Problem of Apathy. This is a predicament with which we still wrestle in philosophy, psychology, and even international relations: the disturbing fact that the sphere of our empathy is not naturally elastic enough for globalization. We are built to care about our tribe, and to maintain a distinction between in-group and out-group. So we develop toward cultures of selfishness and apathy. Louis points this out, and makes us laugh at it. He gives us a glimpse into the very origins of philosophy–here is an everyman simply looking closely, listening carefully, and dissecting steadily the absurdity of the world around him. He does all this, presumably, without much actual education in the philosophy he stumbles upon–it is unclear whether C.K. is aware that he’s paraphrasing Kant, or that he’s continuing a tradition that precedes him. However, whether he knows it or not, he finds himself happening upon classic philosophical problems that are likely being taught in college courses across the world at this instant. This is how philosophy began, after all–a man pondering his universe, trying to get to the bone of it all. In this way, Louis C.K. makes classic philosophy palatable for the masses, and spreads philosophy en masse in a way that the shrubbery of higher learning has been trying and failing to do for decades. And, surely, there are young people who, like me, did not realize they were learning philosophy until they heard it later, in class. The “aha!” moment that happens when you realize your favorite comedian beat your professor to the punch is something to savor.

If, to borrow a little Bukowski, “an artist says a hard thing in a simple way,” then Louis C.K. is an artist to the marrow. He is a master at encapsulating difficult, controversial, or absurd truths in memorable, frank tidbits. One gets the sense that this doesn’t come from training his eye for the hidden, necessarily–he just started being completely honest about things we all see every day, and illuminating their actual source a la “Plato’s Cave.” Louis said it best, in the viral clip from “Conan” that arguably ignited his rocket to fame and fortune–in the developed western world, “everything is amazing, and nobody’s happy.”14 It was the fortune cookie-sized bite of wisdom heard ’round the world, and he elaborated on this idea during a subsequent interview–when asked why he won’t give his kids a Smartphone, he said,

I think these things are toxic… you need to build an ability to just be yourself, and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away… That’s being a person, right? …Underneath everything in your life, there’s that thing…that, empty, forever empty, y’know what I’m talking about? …sometimes when things clear away, you’re in your car…you start going, ‘ohh, here it comes…that I am alone,’ like it starts to visit on you, y’know, just this sadness. Life is tremendously sad, just by, y’know, being in it… that’s why we text and drive …people are willing to risk taking a life and ruining their own because they don’t want to be alone for a second…[but] sadness is poetic, you’re lucky to live sad moments… when you let yourself feel sad, your body has like antibodies, it has happiness that comes rushing in to meet the sadness. So I was grateful to feel sad, and then I meet it with true profound happiness… the thing is, because we don’t want that first bit of sad, we push it away with a little phone… you never feel completely sad or completely happy. You just feel kind of satisfied with your product. And then you die.15

The clip is worth looking up–his delivery is the crux of why this is comedy and not a monologue, or a tirade. Written out this way, it could almost play as a serious bit of dialogue. But more than that, the sounds that come from the audience are not the same laughter and pauses that usually result from a comedian on a talk show. There is this sense of people following his logic with bated breath, a sense that he’s taking us on a journey somewhere. The audience (and Conan) is made uncomfortable when Louis brings up the “forever empty,” insisting that it lives in all of us–this is, incidentally, what most teenagers in “Intro To Phil” seem to think philosophy amounts to, in the end: nihilism. Even knowing Louis well, and having arguably discovered him, Conan begins to lean into that nervousness that comes with his post: he has to make sure the show stays funny, and doesn’t get too real. You can almost hear the studio audience shifting in their seats, wondering if this isn’t going to be the light-hearted entertainment they came for. The subsequent trek C.K. takes us on is hilarious, insightful, and near the end, almost heartbreaking — a far cry from nihilism. With this one, brutally frank tidbit, he encapsulates the escalating loneliness in the midst of social media, and depression in the midst of incredible luxury, which are the hallmarks of this generation. And in the laughter, there is a tinge of guilt, a tone of recognition: we’ve been made to understand our own absurdity, to look at ourselves as an archeologist might look at us, ages down the line. We’ve been made strange by a comedian who seems to possess a talent for articulating clearly what we already know to be true, deep down, and cutting to the core of that truth — and we’ve been given, perhaps, a prescription to fix it.

One of his contemporaries, the less successful but (in my humble opinion) no less brilliant Doug Stanhope did something similar, when he berated a hypothetical audience member with a camera phone: “Put your f***ing camera away, you stupid f***ing tourist of life. There’s a whole generation of sh**heads just filming every f***ing thing they do. ‘I’m gonna film my entire life and watch it later!'”16 This encapsulates our zeitgeist in parody, and it’s almost embarrassing to hear. We are the tech obsessed, lonely, antisocial generation, obsessed with a phenomenon aptly dubbed “FOMO”: the fear of missing out. It is an old, human, primal fear: fear of being alone, while everyone else is together, and safe. We must show everyone how much we’re doing, how much we’re enjoying ourselves, even if we have to hold a phone between the experience and us, ironically isolating us and making us miss out all the more. At the risk of bringing it up too many times, this is our modern incarnation of Plato’s cave dwellers, shackled to their cave wall and their shadows. Plato himself told us that if we are dragged toward the light, our reaction likely won’t be amiable–we will resist, at first, and it will feel uncomfortable, until we understand that the truth is out there to be discovered. If you’re like me, and your phone is always somewhere near, there is something horrifying when you realize that your reaction to having it taken away is somewhere adjacent to a drug addict being deprived of a fix. As comedian Bill Burr says, “I challenge you…run out of the house with no phone, turn the corner where you can’t see your house, and not have a full on panic attack.”17 But C.K. takes us to this upsetting territory and leads us through the woods, Virgil-and-Dante style, and makes us almost want to change. In Louie’s words, from his Q&A at Sundance, “I don’t believe in just upsetting people. I believe in taking people to upsetting territory and making them glad they went there… if you just make people happy, you’re a f***ing whore. If you just hurt them, you’re a murderer. But if you take them to a scary place and make them laugh, that’s worth doing.”18 So what do we do with a revelation that embarrasses all of us? What do we do with the discomfort we feel, seeing the sun for the first time, when all we’ve been seeing is candles and shadows? We have no choice but to laugh.

Though he bemoans the comparison, and though his popularity may never match Hicks’ or C.K.’s zenith, the clearest heir to the throne of Hicks must be Doug Stanhope. C.K. himself put Stanhope in one of the most memorable roles in his FX show, as a friend who plans to commit suicide. While C.K. will flirt with politics but rarely touch on them explicitly, Stanhope aims to displease anyone in his audience who harbors even a superficial attachment to the status quo. He wrestles with social and political issues with all the spit and vitriol of a revolutionary leading a mob, with much more profanity. In his words, his comedy “isn’t for everyone…I feel like I’m leading you into battle, you’re not all gonna be here at the end.”19 This is an understatement–his filth is for the fringe, the small percentage of people who can stomach his extremity. But if you can get past the filth, there is a rather profound thinker beneath. It is difficult to choose from his myriad quotes–almost everything he says is an attempt at offense and revolution of some kind. Some favorites:

  • If you really believe that death leads to eternal bliss, then why are you wearing a seatbelt?20
  • Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you never met. All of a sudden you take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever.21
  • Tradition and heritage are all dead people’s baggage. Stop carrying it.22

It is hard to know where to begin with these, especially since they only scratch the surface of what he’s capable of–these are tame. There are lines from his CDs that would make seasoned comedians cringe (and, incidentally, there are bits that he leaves unedited on his albums that don’t get laughs–uncomfortable silence is just as good, it seems, in his view. So long as he shakes people). But rarely does Stanhope say anything that doesn’t also smack of philosophy, of a revolution of perspective. They barely resemble jokes, when written out in this way–it’s his delivery, the frothing passion, and the absurd hyperbole that follows, that turns these large ideas into comedic bits. Stanhope champions absolute individual responsibility–he believes nationalism leads to fascism, he believes that tradition, or ritual, without reason or logic as bedrock deserves to be discarded. If David Hume drank more and decided to take a turn toward the scatological, he might have been Doug Stanhope. Even if you disagree with him, you’ll be laughing as you shake your head. This is nowhere near as dark as Stanhope gets. Try the bit where he describes assisting with his mother’s suicide–apparently a true story–and discover yourself laughing at a subject that should have made you cry.23 Again, we hearken back to what Louie C.K. said–Stanhope takes us to scary territory, and in the end, makes us glad we went there. We are still making our way out of the cave.

The reason comedy seems to work so well, as a cognitive device, seems to be due in large part to its execution–this seems true about Stanhope in particular. There are deep, troubling ideas at work here, but they are introduced in an accessible way: as every day observations about the unsettling parts of the human condition. Once we relate to the setup, the conclusion follows logically, and we find ourselves thinking deeper about the everyday than we normally would. Comedian Bill Burr turns his frank, filter-free perspective inward, in a bit that, in the same vein a Louis CK, touches on the thoughts people have in the privacy of their minds:

So I have a lot of f***ed up thoughts… you ever drive down the street and see, like, thirty people up on a sidewalk, and you just think: [turns his hand as if on a steering wheel, and makes a sound with his mouth that sounds like he is hitting pedestrians]. You don’t do it, you just think it. That’s what, like, separates the psychos from the functioning psychos, right? …But as a functioning psycho, not only do you not do it, you actually analyze it, like, ‘man, if I just leave my hand right here, nobody knows who I am. I move it two degrees over here, I’m on the cover of Newsweek. I am instantly famous.’24

This is no mere observational comedy–these observations cut into the very idea of who we are, and what makes us moral beings. This bit was edgy and hilarious when it came out, years ago, but now it especially rings eerie, since the Boston Marathon attacks and the subsequent Rolling Stone controversy. Burr’s dark thought experiment became reality when Tsarnaev was given what looked like the Jim Morrison star treatment on the cover of the prestigious music magazine. The bit confirms something unacknowledged for us–these thoughts are not the sole territory of psychotics. There is a darkness in everyone’s head. The difference seems to be action, and motivation. But can we call ourselves moral if we entertain these ideas? That’s the difference between “psychos” and “functioning psychos,” he says, and perhaps he’s right–perhaps the concept of sanity, the concept of a moral human being, is more tenuous than we like to admit as a culture. The true measure of Burr’s mastery is that he takes this tenebrous subject and whips the audience into a cackling, tear-streaked frenzy, where otherwise it would inspire an uncomfortable, church-like silence, and perhaps tears of a different sort.

Like much of philosophy, even in comedy things begin to look bleak once they are dissected and analyzed. There is a correlation–most comedians that dig deeper also tend to dig darker. So a ray of hope comes, of all places, from Louis C.K. once more. He brought us down, and then he brings us up in the same pure, honest fashion:

‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? …The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’25

There’s something telling about the fact that this scene of his show on FX is a conversation with a child, and yet the lesson is something that has resonated with adults–the Internet is a-buzz with this quote. It has been photoshopped onto motivational posters of skyscapes, over imagery that is usually reserved for snippets of Stephen Hawking or Carl Sagan. It was Sagan’s job as a pop scientist to articulate scientific and natural awe, and shake the foundations of how we saw the world and our place in it. But did even Sagan make these abstractions digestible by the masses (and by children) that have no interest in science or philosophy, and make them funny, too? Louie did, and if that’s not philosophy, maybe it’s something better.

Notes:

1. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
2. Freud, Sigmund. The Joke and Its Relation To The Unconscious. London: Penguin Group, 1940. Print.
3. Carlin, George. Jammin’ in New York. Laugh.com, 1992. CD.
4. Joe Rogan, Sam Harris and Brian Redban, The Joe Rogan Experience #192, Podcast audio, The Joe Rogan Experience, MP3, 2:50:14, accessed April 3rd, 2014.
5. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
6. See track entitled “Flying Saucer Tour.” Hicks, Bill. Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks. Rykodisc manufactured and marketed by Rhino, 2001. CD.
7. Rogan, Joe. Shiny Happy Jihad. Comedy Central, 2007. CD.
8. Nancy Franklin, “Man Alone: Louis C.K.’s Tribute to Truth,” The New Yorker, June 13, 2011
9. Spitznagel, Eric (2009-03-02). “SCBCB: Louis C.K.”. Vanity Fair (PlanetOut). May 1, 14.
10. C.K., Louis. Live at the Beacon Theater. Louis C.K., 2011. Digital Download.
11. C.K., Louis. Oh My God. Louis C.K. and HBO, 2013. TV special.
12. C.K., Louis. Live at the Beacon Theater. Louis C.K., 2011. Digital Download.
13. Zinoman, Jason, “Louis C.K.’s Blue Collar In First Class,” The New York Times, December 19, 2011
14. C.K., Louis. Hilarious. Comedy Central, 2011. Digital Download.
15. “Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones,” YouTube video, 4:50, posted by “Team Coco,” September 20, 2013.
16. Stanhope, Doug. Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere. The All Blacks B.V., 2011. Digital Download.
17. Burr, Bill. Let It Go. Released Sep 28, 2010. Digital Download.
18. “Sundance 2010 – Louis CK Hilarious – Intro and Q&A,” Youtube video, 9:47, posted by “Braddsky,” February 3, 2010
19. Stanhope, Doug. Deadbeat Hero. Stand Up! Records, 2004. Digital Download.
20. Stanhope, Doug. Die Laughing. Stand Up! Records, 2002. Digital Download.
21. Stanhope, Doug. No Refunds. Levity Productions, 2007. Digital Download.
22. Stanhope, Doug. Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere. The All Blacks B.V., 2011. Digital Download.
23. Stanhope, Doug. Beer Hall Putsch. New Wave Dynamics, 2013. Digital Download.
24. Burr, Bill. Why Do I Do This? Loner Productions, 2008. Digital Download.
25. “Country drive.” Louie. Writ. Louis C.K. Dir. Louis C.K. Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions, July 21, 2011.
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Beloved ’80s sitcom star Kirk Cameron is once again making headlines for his controversial views on marriage, and this time he has some pointed advice for Christians.

In an interview with AL.com, Cameron said that Christians need to focus their energies on cleaning up their own acts, rather than making the fight against marriage equality their number one priority.

“When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you’re distracted from the bigger problem — fornicators and adulterers,” Cameron stated. “If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God’s people mock marriage, God doesn’t take that lightly.”

Cameron has a long history of anti-gay sentiment and remains arguably one of the most vehemently outspoken anti-gay celebrities. The former “Growing Pains” star previously called the Grammys’ same-sex marriage ceremony an “assault on the traditional family” and called same-sex attraction “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive.”

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