Lawrence Rothman Summons Graham Parsons In His New Video

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watch “users” now

Los Angeles-based Lawrence Rothman is more than a singer-songwriter—he's a visual artist. He's been working on a full-length album with Justin Raisen expected for release sometime in 2016 via Downtown Records. Guest features on the project include Angel Olsen, Kim GordonCharli XCX, and Ariel Pink. 
Today, we're premiering the official music video for "USERS." It marks the third alter from the album, co-stars SOKO, and it was filmed at the hotel room in Joshua Tree where '60s alt-country legend Graham Parsons overdosed and died.
"I wrote the beginning stages of the song in this room a year before we shot there," Rothman told us in an email. "It is a snapshot of a larger long-form piece Floria [Sigismondi] and I are creating around my alters. The two characters in the video are unaware of what they are doing, they're stuck in a state between a dream and waking, much like a lucid dream."
Watch the video below, and also check out Rothman's newly released "24 Hour Church" mixtape.
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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.