By now you’ve probably heard of Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers. That hot, semi-scandalous film Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson that follows four college girls running away from their mundane realities in search of fun and freedom at ‘Spring Break’ in Florida. What follows is a twisted, hypnotic tale that in classic Korine fashion will make any mother or boyfriend overprotective.
Since Spring Break is all about escaping your present situation, we’re running a contest over on instagram highlighting a place that you want to run away from. Simply photograph your own everyday banality and upload it to instagram with the hashtag #SBEscape. Gives us a brief explanation as well, and if you’re convincing enough (and over 18), you’ll win this Spring Breakers vaporizer courtesy of A24 Films and Silver Surfer Vaporizer. That prize is an escape within itself.
For the second year in a row Chris Johanson is putting on the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, “a two day celebration of quiet music as well as the act of quiet listening.” Taking place at 8pm on both June 15th and 16th at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center (8371 N Interstate Avenue / Portland Oregon 97217) the mood set by performances from Dan Sasaki, Grouper, Kevin Thomson, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Sam Coomes, Scout Niblett, Sonny Smith, Strawberry Smog, The Lichens, Ural Thomas, and Vetiverrelaxing, will be mellow.
To celebrate the festival, we’ve got a couple posters signed by Chris to give away. To win one, just leave a link to an image your favorite quiet, relaxing place in the comments section. We’ll pick our favorites, and that’ll be that. Unfortunately, due to shipping this is only for US folks.
By now you’ve seen and read Dallas Clayton’s recurring column The Greatest Writer Alive on our website. Building upon it, we’re happy to announce that Dallas has just released a new collection of poetry and illustration work in print. Boasting over 100 pages, it’s a great book to pick up at any time of the day. To celebrate the release of the book, we’ve put together a fun giveaway with Dallas that will net you a signed copy of The Greatest Writer Alive, plus an original drawing. The scoop is below:
To become eligible to win the signed book and original drawing by Dallas Clayton, go into the comments section and write some words (a short poem, perhaps?) about an awkward moment in your teenage years. On December 22nd, we’ll pick our favorite and to top it off Dallas will make a drawing to accompany your words. Simple, and awesome. You have until Wednesday 11:59pm to enter, so go for it!
For those who are shy, or lazy, or indifferent The Greatest Writer Alive is available here
This was by far the toughest contest/giveaway we’ve had to judge. Thank you to all who entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash. You can still get tickets to the MoMA party here. After the jump, see the 5 finalists and Seyran Dalipovski’s winning entry.
We’ve partnered with MoMA to give our readers a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash this March. If you’ve never partied in the Museum of Modern Art, you’ll be in for a one-of-a-kind experience. Since gifs are advanced modern art, we thought what better way to celebrate than to have a gif party. All you have to do be entered to win this competition is submit an original animated gif that you’ve created. We’ll be continuously updating on this page. You have until February 25th to submit your gif, after which time we’ll select our favorites and put it to a public vote the following Monday. For those not in NY, try your luck anyway, we’ll figure out some way to reward you.
Whether you’re lounging in the living room writing a blogpost, or on the back patio remembering what sun is like, Zakhs Premium Kazakh Slippers are necessary accessories for comfort. In fact, it’s very easy to forget that they are on your feet at all. Made out of camel wool from KaZakhstan, the slippers come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, and protect and insulate your feet during the winter season while keeping them clean and cool in the summer.
We like them so much, we’re giving away a pair. In the comments below tell us your favorite thing to do on your feet. The weirdest will be selected by a surprise judge Monday night. If you just cannot wait, head over to Zakhs facebook page for a $10 coupon
We were blessed by The Standard last Thursday when they presented to us a set of KAWS’ lightbulbs to giveaway to a lucky reader. Our server however had other plans, and went down for a week. In that time, the lightbulbs sold out. The awesome thing though is that we still have the lightbulbs to give away. To make it interesting, you’re going to have to write a haiku to score the unopened, coveted set. In the comments, write a haiku (5,7,5) based around KAWS, The Standard, Lightbulbs, or just why this would make your life better. The contest will run until February 4th, 2011. After that, our favorite Haiku will be picked as the winner February 7th, 2011. Enter as many times as you like but, please do not get slanderous. That’s just boring.
Here’s a sample:
The Standard and Kaws
After Thomas Edison
Made Lightbulbs as Art
Our friends at Montana have a pretty cool app for their facebook page that randomly awards a new prize daily to those who sign up for it. The grand prize is 696 cans of spray paint, which I can say that after seeing that many cans this past week is A LOT. Try your luck, and sign up on their facebook page here.
Depending on who you talk to, Pelé’s birthday was either October 21st, or October 23rd. To celebrate, the New York Cosmos are having a celebratory event at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. For those that aren’t keen on trekking into Times Square on a Saturday, no worries, we have one of these balls to give away. To win, just tell us in the comments how old Pelé is turning. First one correct wins.
I sat down and watched Taylor Steele’s latest surf film Castles in the Sky a couple nights ago, and was really blown away by the beautiful imagery on the DVD. That, and it was totally relaxing. I have the opportunity to give one dvd away to a lucky reader, so to win it (US Only), be the first to name Taylor Steele’s first directed documentary in the comments section, and it is yours. For those that don’t win, you can pick up the Castles in the Sky immediately through iTunes.
Check it out, courtesy of the kind folks over at Cornerstone we are giving away a Lomography camera and CD/DVD package from One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. The original 12 song soundtrack was done by Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie–with lyrics based on prose from Kerouac’s 1962 novel Big Sur. The documentary is a definitive look at Kerouac’s book Big Sur, and the camera…well, the camera is awesome in its own right. So to recap, you have a chance to win a camera, cd, and dvd, for just typing your name and email address (we don’t share that stuff, either). How hard is that?
Register now until January 6th and you might win a really cool gift. Also, while your at it sign up for our newsletter!
Check out the trailer after the jump.
We had a chance to see a screening of (Untitled) a couple moments back, and liked it enough to give you all the heads up about it. Starring Adam Goldberg, a sexy Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch, and Vinnie Jones (as a mix of Maurizio Cattelan and Vinnie Jones), the film is based on the NY Art Scene in all of its idiosyncracies. We definitely recommend seeing its debut in theaters this weekend. As a bonus, we have a package containing a full size movie poster and the original soundtrack for the movie to giveaway. Since the movies tagline is “Everyone’s got an opinion”, watch the trailer after the jump, then give us your opinion in the comments. Best one wins.
I stopped by my friend Kenzo‘s studio yesterday, and upon my exit he blessed me with a bunch of promotional cd’s of his really dope sampling epic, City of God’s Son. Lucky for you, we’re giving some away. Just email giveaway (at) theworldsbestever (dot) com with subject heading God’s Son, and I’ll mail one out. For a refresher, the trailer is after the jump.
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