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Entertainment

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice Give Us a Sneak Peek

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice Give Us a Sneak Peek

Jenny and Johnny's Debut Album

It’s not every day you find yourself in the backseat of a glittery blue 1979 station wagon with a former child star-turned-amazing singer/songwriter at the wheel.

Lucky for us, Jenny Lewis is a good driver — even with a camera in her face while being asked about her new record with boyfriend/musician Johnathan Rice.

In today’s video (one of the duo’s first media appearances together), Jenny and Johnny — as they’re calling the act — tell us all about their album, I’m Having Fun Now (out August 31), from the front of their $900 ride. Even better, they agreed to give our readers (that means you!) an exclusive free download of their unreleased song “Big Wave.”

As you’ll see and hear, their chemistry is palpable. And we’re not just saying that because they manage to pull off jackets that have their names painted on the backs.


To preorder the album or buy tickets to their sure-to-be-sold-out nationwide tour, go to jennyandjohnnymusic.com. If you’re still craving more, check out our gallery of their five favorite things.

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Holiday

How to Pose for a Picture

How to Pose for a Picture

Expert Tips for Looking Good in Photos

Shiny forehead, freak grimace, bulging eyes — you’ve got an uncanny ability to ruin a photo. And thanks to Facebook tagging, the entire world can witness your awkward mugging until the end of time.

You could avoid cameras altogether. Or you could just watch today’s video, with its simple tips for looking great in pictures.

Our expert, Sardi Klein, longtime NYC photographer and professor at The School of Visual Arts and Pratt, has seen it all, from mothers of the bride who peer skyward to avoid double chins to businessmen whose phony smiles turn head shots into mug shots.

Follow her advice, and the next time someone tags you in a photo, you might just share instead of hide.


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Holiday

How to Create the Perfect Messy Side Bun

How to Create the Perfect Messy Side Bun

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Tonight will probably be filled with bad decisions (that last glass of champers, for starters).

Ring in 2011 with at least a little dignity by avoiding the drunken late-night ponytail. You can stay classy all night long with the perfect messy bun, courtesy of NYC’s Fox & Boy salon (and one of our favorite how-to videos of the year).

Because even if you want to be a hot mess, your hair doesn’t have to be.

Not feeling the messy bun? Try out the around-the-head French braid, modern beehive, or pinned-up curls (for shorter hair).

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Food & Drink

Throw a Successful Dinner Party

Throw a Successful Dinner Party

Dinner Smarties

At your last mealtime gathering, you did everything right: big, pricey steaks; fancy-schmancy china; stimulating conversation cards (what’s your animal soul mate?!).

No wonder the whole thing was so awkward.

Next time, take a cue from Tamara Reynolds and Zora O’Neill, the hilarious Astoria-based hostesses with the mostest behind Forking Fantastic: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party.

In today’s video, the gals, who’ve been hosting wildly popular Sunday night shindigs for six years, walk us through dinner party faux pas — and they’re not what you’d expect (the tips or the ladies).

You’ll feel so inspired, you’ll start planning another soiree immediately.

Just don’t bring your sexy panda friend.


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