THE CONGRESS stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Danny Huston.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema,

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Yes, that is an oil painting of #BillClinton jogging in a #MiTierra t-shirt. Festooned with garland and Christmas lights. Like that’s weird where you’re from? (at Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia)

Yes, that is an oil painting of #BillClinton jogging in a #MiTierra t-shirt. Festooned with garland and Christmas lights. Like that’s weird where you’re from? (at Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia)

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Today the Department of Beguiling Book Art explores the exquisite work of New York-based artist Brian Dettmer, a self-described Book Surgeon, who uses knives, tweezers and surgical tools to transform old books into amazing, multi-layered sculptures. Taking one page at a time, Dettmer painstakingly carves out illustrations and text from old medical journals, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias and other beautifully illustrated books. Nothing is ever added or rearranged, only removed. The pages and spines of the books are manipulated to further shape the book sculptures. He also combines multiple books, folding, bending, rolling and stacking them to create larger and even more complex sculptural forms.

Dettmer views his artwork as an intensive collaboration with the existing material:

“Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories, ” explains Dettmer in the artist’s statement. “My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.”

Visit Brian Dettmer’s website to check out more of his astonishing book book sculptures.

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Today the Department of Marvelous Makeup pays a visit to London-based hair and makeup artist Laura Jenkinson, who has fun using her talents to transform her own lips into playful depictions of all sorts of pop culture characters, ranging from Shrek, Mr. T and Cartman to a host of Looney Tunes and Disney characters. We love how she even turned herself upside-down to accommodate the long face of Wallace from Wallace & Gromit.

Follow Laura Jenkinson’s Instagram account to see many more of her creative cosmetic transformations.

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A reminder from #Houston museum district (at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

A reminder from #Houston museum district (at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

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State Fair of Texas Releases 2014 Big Tex Choice Award Finalists

Deep-fried Texas bluebonnet: “A blueberry muffin, scone-style batter that is stuffed with cream cheese, blueberries and sweet morsels of white chocolate.  It is baked and deep fried to a perfect golden brown.  This mountain of flavor is topped off with whipped cream, chopped white chocolate morsels, powdered sugar, blueberries, and a delicious blueberry glaze.”

Fried Sriracha balls: “A lip-smacking combination of shredded chicken, corn, green chilies, tomatoes, and Sriracha hot sauce, formed into balls and coated with crispy tortilla chips.  It is then flash-fried until golden brown.  For those who like their food higher on the Scoville Scale, extra Sriracha Sauce is available.”

Twisted Texas taco: “What do you get when you combine the four major food groups of Texas?  Chicken Fried, Barbecue, Tex-Mex, and Chili – Twisted Texas Tacos!  This taco starts off with tender, juicy hickory smoked Texas beef brisket, double-dipped in a barbecue spiced buttermilk batter and deep fried until it is robust and beefy.  It is served in a warm flour tortilla, generously layered with a Mexican cheese blend, crispy fried okra, and a sweet and crunchy tri-color slaw, accented with zesty poblano and sweet pepper corn.  Served with a creamy country gravy, spicy Texas Chili and a miniature salute from the Lone Star flag.”

Because TEXAS

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