The Air Jordan 1 “New Love” Returns With a Subtle Update

After offering a closer look at the forthcoming Air Jordan 1 "Royal" retro, we now give you a first look at the Air Jordan 1 Mid "New Love" 2017 retro — the first return of the model ten years after its original drop. The brazen colorway stays true to its OG version, boasting a yellow and black leather upper, mid-top cut, white midsole and translucent yellow outsole. What’s slightly different, however, is the "Wings" logo on the ankle collar, which gets rid of the clear plastic overlay that appeared on the 2007 model and opts for the same embossed branding other current AJ1 models have. The Air Jordan 1 Mid "New Love" 2017 retro will launch sometime in April for $110 USD. Stay tuned for the exact release date and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Watch Disney Pixar’s New Animated Short ‘Dante’s Lunch’

After releasing the first official trailer for its upcoming new film Coco, Disney Pixar is treating fans to the feature film’s accompanying short animation months ahead of the feature film’s anticipated debut in theaters. Directed by Lee Unkrich of Toy Story 3, the short animation gives a glimpse of Coco’s world through the eyes of his dog Dante. Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel who is determined to become a talented musician, but finds himself in the Land of the Dead after getting entangled in a mysterious chain of events.

Coco will arrive in theaters on November 22 of this year.

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Russell Westbrook’s Air Jordan XXX1 “Why Not?” Is Set to Release This April

Oklahoma City Thunder‘s superstar Russell Westbrook is seeing an incredible 2016/17 NBA season, having just gained the first perfect Triple-Double in NBA history just last week. As Westbrook makes his path towards this year’s MVP, Jordan Brand caught up with the power of Westbrook to release a pair of Air Jordan XXX1s in honor of the Triple Double king. The Air Jordan XXX1 “Why Not?” pays homage to Westbrook’s current go to shoe he’s been playing with all season. Fitting with his style, the shoe is dressed in a mix of OKC colors and the iconic “Black Cement” motif of the Air Jordan 3. The shoe also features Flyweave at the midfoot and forefoot, while an elephant print covers the heel. An Air Jordan XXX cushioning with signature galaxy print and icy outsole with the text “Why Not?” completes the entire assemble.

The Russell Westbrook’s Air Jordan XXX1 “Why Not?” are expected to drop on April 29 during the NBA Playoffs for an estimated price of $200 USD.

In other Westbrook news, Kendrick Lamar gave a shout out to Russell Westbrook and dropped a diss at Kevin Durant in “The Heart Part 4.”

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Kanye West & Mary J. Blige Teach You To “Love Yourself” in Their Latest Track

After revealing the tracklist to her upcoming Strength of a Woman album, Mary J. Blige recently dropped the track “Love Yourself” featuring Kanye West. Funkmaster Flex premiered the intro track with Kanye West on his latest Hot 97 show in anticipation of the songstress’ 13th studio album. Blige notes that “Love Yourself” is rooted in hip-hop soul and that she reached out to Kanye as a fan stating she had always wanted to work with Kanye. “Love Yourself” featuring Kanye West will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight and look out for Strength of a Woman to drop April 28.

Listen to the track below and find out why NBC wants Kanye West to be the new face of American Idol.

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A First Look at The “College Navy” Nike Air VaporMax

After unveiling “Triple White,” “Oreo,” “Dark Grey” and “Pale Grey” iterations of the Air Vapor Max, Nike seems to be gearing up for the release of a “College Navy” colorway of the latest Air Max model. This time around Nike’s Air VaporMax displays a gradient navy Flyknit upper, which is complemented by the dark Dynamic Flywire and transitions to a darker tone as you move towards its lacing. While matte black Swooshes on the lateral and medial of the shoe along with a full-length black Air Max unit round up the design of the shoe. No official release notes just yet, but stay tuned for more details when they become available.

For more Nike news, Dennis Rodman’s Nike Air Shake NDestrukt is set to make an exciting comeback after 21 years.

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Uniqlo’s MoMA Collection Celebrates Renowned Artists Warhol, Haring and Basquiat

Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo is going back to the world of contemporary artists for its latest Uniqlo x MoMa 2017 collection. Celebrating renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring, the collaboration will feature an assortment of wearable items featuring designs from each. From Warhol’s signature Campbell Soup cans to Haring’s street graffiti, their designs grace everything from pullover hoodies and T-shirts to caps and tote bags. Prices run from $20 USD for a T-shirt to $30 USD for a pullover hoodie. For the full collection and to purchase, head to Uniqlo’s online store.

Uniqlo has recently added J.W.Anderson to its list of collaborators.

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Craiglist-Casted Models Have Real Sex in Eckhaus Latta’s NSFW Campaign

Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta of NYC-based label Eckhaus Latta have always been known for their daring and inventive approach to fashion. But for the label’s Spring/Summer 2017 campaign, the creative duo took the age old tactic of sex sells to a whole new level, showing real couples and Craigslist’s cast having real sex in front of the camera. Shot by photographer and friend Heji Shin, the bold NSFW campaign offers a full-frontal, no-frills look at sexuality and its role in culture, fashion and advertising. Though the provocative subject matter of the campaign attracts the attention of many, Eckhaus Latta is more “amused by the relationship between fashion advertising and sexuality, and more interested in producing images that are open to interpretation.”

“Real sex, after all, is beautiful” and is an “acceptable — and integral — part of being a human being,” says the duo. Flip through the photographs above and share your thoughts in the comments.

For more NSFW content, see if you can get through Rick Owen’s X-rated cameo in “Butt Muscle” music video.

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Nike Air Max 95 Releasing in a “Silver Bullet” Colorway

April 15th is a big day for Air Max 97 fans, as the coveted “Silver Bullet” OG will finally land Stateside at retailers everywhere. Accompanying the famed 20th anniversary style will be the Air Max 95 also in the aforementioned colorway.

The classic Metallic Silver/Red palette will now adorn the Air Max 97 predecessor in conjunction with its anniversary release in mid April. Official images of the Nike Air Max 95 “Silver Bullet” haven’t yet been released, but grab a first look below and stay tuned for more details right here at Nice Kicks.

Nike Air Max 95 "Silver Bullet"
Nike Air Max 95 “Silver Bullet”

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Nike Air Max 97 “Gold” Lands in Europe Next Month

While U.S. consumers await the general release of the Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet” OG on April 15, Euro sneakerheads are already on to the next. The next release that is; which in their case happens to be the “Gold” iteration of the 1997-produced silhouette.

Dropping on April 20 at select European retailers, this Metallic Gold edition is undeniably one of our favorites of the AM 97. A U.S. release date for the shoe hasn’t yet been announced. Stay tuned for more news on the Nike Air Max 97 “Gold” in the weeks ahead.

Nike Air Max 97 "Gold"
Nike Air Max 97 “Gold”

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Super Realistic Pencil Drawings by Arinze Stanley

Super Realistic Pencil Drawings by Arinze Stanley

Super Realistic Pencil Drawings by Arinze Stanley

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Mar 29, 2017

If you like super realistic drawings you have come to the right place. Take your time to admire the exquisite work of Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley. Arinze has some impressive hyperreal pencil drawings in his portfolio. The images look so perfect you will wonder if they are photos or not. At least I was so amazed with all the details and realism of the images that I had to stay focused on the fact that I was looking at drawings. His images look so soft and realistic, it is amazing. The artist works with graphite and charcoal pencils and creates huge portraits that take hours (around 150 to 200) to be completed. From beautiful hair to droplets of sweat and subtle light reflections, the portraits are pure perfection.

It is nice to see the stages of each drawing Arinze publishes. This way you can keep track of the amazing work he creates while reminding yourself that you are looking at a pencil drawing. Check out the images we have here and make sure to visit his Instagram for more info about each piece. Enjoy!

Arinze is a passionate Nigerian artist who is keen to capture and represent the essence of individual life forms and expressions through his drawings.

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The Infuriating ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ Trailer Arrives as Donald Trump Orders Rollback of the Obama Clean Power Plan

Yesterday, in another round of “doing the exact thing you absolutely shouldn’t do in 2017,” Donald Trump signed an executive order aiming to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and reinvigorate the coal industry. Around the same time he was doing so, a conveniently-timed trailer for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth or Power was released. As you might expect, the trailer very much frames the film around the new imposition of the Trump administration on the global fight against climate change.

Documentary sequels aren’t the most common thing, but when you have a subject that people refuse to acknowledge until the world around them is melting, you apparently end up with a bounty of material! The trailer kicks off at a Trump rally wherein the soon-to-be-President complained about how cold it was outside, and the destructive stupidity of him using this observation as a means of denying the entire existence of climate change to his doting fan base. It then backtracks to some of the climate-oriented cataclysms experienced throughout the world since his original film was released in 2006, focusing on how ignoring climate change is not only environmentally catastrophic, but also woefully inhumane.

Gore is an interesting spokesperson for the issue — as in 2006, he represents some of the lost potential for American progress thanks to the country’s electoral college, as we find ourselves at the beginning of yet another regressive presidency (and one that’s far worse on the environment than George W. Bush, who was bad enough) that wasn’t won by a majority popular vote. (Not since 1989, with George Bush Sr., has a Republican President come into office through the popular vote; the sole popular win for the Party was the reelection of W. in 2004.) Between Bush Jr. and Trump, there was of course Barack Obama, and the movie looks at the potential for progress exhibited during his time in office, before returning to the fact that that progress is now under direct attack. (And while Obama’s climate record was far from perfect, due to both egregious obstructionism from the Right and the President’s own efforts at bipartisan appeasement, it at least signaled progress.)

As excessive crony capitalism continues to wreak havoc on the globe, we can at least find hope — and hopefully a reminder to get active — in the notion that the majority of voters actually didn’t Trump or his manipulative promise of “jobs” at the cost of essentially advocating global catastrophe (like, you know, the mere 35 permanent jobs that’ll be created by his recent signoff on the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.) So, anyway, at this bleak time, if you’re feeling too content, watch this trailer — and make some calls to your representatives opposing Trump’s environmental policies, and begin organizing for the two big climate marches (the People’s Climate March on April 29 and the March for Science on April 22).

The doc, directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, will be released July 28.

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Watch Louis C.K. Get Spiffy for His New Standup Special in the Trailer for ‘Louis C.K.: 2017’

He’s known for his trademark stage outfit of jeans and a black T-shirt, but in the new trailer for his upcoming special, Louis C.K. suits up.

Louis C.K.: 2017 marks a break from the veteran comedian’s recent habit of releasing his specials independently on his website. It’s his first new hour of standup since 2015’s Live at the Comedy Store and Live at Madison Square Garden (in 2015, C.K. became the first comic to sell out the legendary New York venue three times in the same tour). 2017 was filmed in Washington, D.C., which is appropriate considering C.K. looks more like he’s preparing for a campaign rally than a standup comedy routine; the trailer, which doesn’t tease any actual jokes from C.K.’s set, sees him exiting a limo and entering the backstage area of the venue, where he puts on a snappy suit and heads out to the adoring crowd that awaits him.

Louis C.K.: 2017 is just the first of two new specials that C.K. will release on Netflix this year. Eager to assert its dominance in the comedy world, Netflix has expanded its standup programming this year, releasing a new hour every week for the rest of 2017. Last week, the streaming giant heralded the comeback of Dave Chappelle by dropping two new specials on the same day (a third is on the way), and new material from Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld is on the way. Louis C.K.: 2017 is out Tuesday, April 4; watch the trailer below.

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Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey” // Release Date

The Nike VaporMax continues as the “next big thing” for the Swoosh. After debuting at retail this past weekend, Nike is readying more colorways of the Air centric model including this Dark Grey pair dropping for both men and women.

A shade (or two) lighter than the Pure Platinum pair that dropped over the weekend, the Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey” comes equipped in premium Flyknit fabrication with visible Dynamic Flywire cables and full-length Air of the icy blue translucent persuasion.

Take an official look at the Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey” below and be sure to calendar the May 3 release date.

Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”

Colorway: Dark Grey/Pure Platinum-White
Style #: 849558-002
Release Date: May 3, 2017
Price: $190

Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”
Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”
Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”
Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”
Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”
Nike VaporMax "Dark Grey"
Nike VaporMax “Dark Grey”

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UNION Teams Up With Vans On Three California-Inspired Colorways of the Old Skool


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This week Union Los Angeles announced its first collaboration with fellow California brand Vans. It is actually strange that it took the two this long, considering that the store has been carrying Vans for many years. Good things take a while though, and the result is a beautiful pack of Vans Old Skools. The iconic silhouette comes in Dusty Pink, Muted Gold and Off White. Overall a simple design, yet with some striking details. A lux twill weave has been used across the upper of the sneaker, matching the buttery suede and the soft pebble grain leather used on the Vans stripe logo. Each shoe is tonal, down to the outer sole and the stitching. The UNION logo has been embossed on the tongue. The only contrasting detail on the sneaker are the top white eyelets.

UNION will launch its new Vans collaboration with some accompanying apparel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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UNION Teams Up With Vans On Three California-Inspired Colorways of the Old Skool


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This week Union Los Angeles announced its first collaboration with fellow California brand Vans. It is actually strange that it took the two this long, considering that the store has been carrying Vans for many years. Good things take a while though, and the result is a beautiful pack of Vans Old Skools. The iconic silhouette comes in Dusty Pink, Muted Gold and Off White. Overall a simple design, yet with some striking details. A lux twill weave has been used across the upper of the sneaker, matching the buttery suede and the soft pebble grain leather used on the Vans stripe logo. Each shoe is tonal, down to the outer sole and the stitching. The UNION logo has been embossed on the tongue. The only contrasting detail on the sneaker are the top white eyelets.

UNION will launch its new Vans collaboration with some accompanying apparel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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UNION Teams Up With Vans On Three California-Inspired Colorways of the Old Skool


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This week Union Los Angeles announced its first collaboration with fellow California brand Vans. It is actually strange that it took the two this long, considering that the store has been carrying Vans for many years. Good things take a while though, and the result is a beautiful pack of Vans Old Skools. The iconic silhouette comes in Dusty Pink, Muted Gold and Off White. Overall a simple design, yet with some striking details. A lux twill weave has been used across the upper of the sneaker, matching the buttery suede and the soft pebble grain leather used on the Vans stripe logo. Each shoe is tonal, down to the outer sole and the stitching. The UNION logo has been embossed on the tongue. The only contrasting detail on the sneaker are the top white eyelets.

UNION will launch its new Vans collaboration with some accompanying apparel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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UNION Teams Up With Vans On Three California-Inspired Colorways of the Old Skool


Visit the original post to see all 3 images from this gallery.

This week Union Los Angeles announced its first collaboration with fellow California brand Vans. It is actually strange that it took the two this long, considering that the store has been carrying Vans for many years. Good things take a while though, and the result is a beautiful pack of Vans Old Skools. The iconic silhouette comes in Dusty Pink, Muted Gold and Off White. Overall a simple design, yet with some striking details. A lux twill weave has been used across the upper of the sneaker, matching the buttery suede and the soft pebble grain leather used on the Vans stripe logo. Each shoe is tonal, down to the outer sole and the stitching. The UNION logo has been embossed on the tongue. The only contrasting detail on the sneaker are the top white eyelets.

UNION will launch its new Vans collaboration with some accompanying apparel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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