YOLO of the Day: Drake Goes to Strip Club with $50,000 in Dollar Bills
Canadian rapper Drake lived up to his “YOLO” reputation last weekend, when he showed up at a strip club in North Carolina with a cardboard box full of $50,000 in dollar bills and made them rain. According to The Urban Daily, Drake pulled a similar stunt at a Miami club back in 2010, when he showed up with fellow rappers Baby, Lil’ Wayne, Akon and DJ Khaled with a stack of $20,000 in singles.
DAILY PIC: Another picture from the little Accademia Carrara show, closing soon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. This one was painted by the Milanese artist known as Bergognone in around 1490, and shows a fourth-century encounter between Saint Ambrose of Milan and the (mostly) Byzantine emperor Theodosius I. As much as anything this painting is about its wonderful textiles, but I wonder if we tend to misread them: The emperor’s robes look gloriously Renaissance, and European, to us, but they may in fact derive from (or even be) silks from the Ottoman east. (Experts are only now sorting out who influenced who in the luxury trade between Italy and Turkey.) Bergognone could have deliberately chosen fabrics recently woven in Constantinople, in order to clothe an emperor he knew had once ruled there. Geography, that is, trumped chronology in his notions of accuracy.