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A Couple Two Three Palm Fronds and A Wanderlust’s Playlist

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A Couple Two Three Palm Fronds and A Wanderlust’s Playlist

In Conversation with Kai Hugo of Palmbomen II

Although the electronic scene is currently stuffed to the gills with Dutch DJs and producers, the 25-year old Kai Hugo, who goes by the alias Palmbomen, has no trouble establishing his own brand of electro-synth music. Here’s why: According to his bio, he seeks to deliver “a tropical escape from the mundane.” Appropriately so, Palmbomen means “palm trees” in Dutch, where, […]

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Abandoned America

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Abandoned America

Matthew Christopher Speaks about His New Book

Matthew Christopher used to work in mental health, he liked to take pictures for fun. His co-workers suggested that he photograph the Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, one of the infamous state mental hospitals that have been systematically shuttered since the ’70s. He’s been taking pictures of abandoned institutions ever since. His book Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences comes […]

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HONEST AS THE CAT WHEN THE MEAT’S OUT OF REACH

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HONEST AS THE CAT WHEN THE MEAT’S OUT OF REACH

A Conversation With Valerie Phillips About Her Newest Book: "hi you are beautiful how are you?"

Valerie Phillips is not known for putting up with bullshit, which is why I am panicking when our Skype call (the third attempt) malfunctions. She messages me: “Why don’t you just email me some questions?” I am terrified that I have pissed her off, but maybe she’s just tired, it is 11:30 p.m. London time and she is flying to […]

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Christian Rosa

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Christian Rosa

A Thousand Separate Heavens for All My Flying Parts

Despite the occupations and the preoccupations we choose (whether they hue closer to light or nearer to the dark—or whether we volley between the two with a bipolar clarity) at the end of it all our forks converge. Painter Christian Rosa uses his pencil, oil, and spray-painted works—and their titling—to coolly embrace these dichotomies. His large abstract canvases with titles […]

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Hanna Müller

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Hanna Müller

No Such Thing As Static Happiness

Some indigenous peoples renounce imagery of the dead because they know that to see the dead portrayed is to summon and agitate their immortal spirit—to revive and reawaken them through memory. Swedish illustrator Hanna Müller’s work is an imprint of an imprint. An abstraction from a photographic form that is itself abstracted from some fleeting moment of existence. Photography adds […]

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Escape from L.A.

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Escape from L.A.

A Weekender's Guide: Kern County

We plan on hiking the Rincon Trail to Salmon Creek, the Packsaddle Cave Trail to Packsaddle Cave, want to revel in the wainscoted supper-club schmaltz of the Paradise Cove Lodge as we munch prime rib and guzzle Old-Fashioneds from heavy-duty Slovenian glassware. We want to float the Kern River with a couple pints of Kern River Brewing Co. sloshing around […]

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Worldview: The Nine Lives Issue

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Worldview: The Nine Lives Issue

Written by Susan Logan-McCracken, Editor at Cat Fancy Magazine

My worldview was shaped during two of the most significant losses of my life. My sister died of breast cancer at the age of 41 while I was going through a divorce. Within the same year, I lost my two best friends. I was so overwhelmed by loss that I had a hard time doing some of the simplest tasks, […]

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Escape from L.A.

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Escape from L.A.

A Weekender's Guide: Gemini Manor

I toss back a preliminary shot of whiskey and shoot Stark an intrepid look. Brimming with prospect, the night could very well end up an amalgamation of Eyes Wide Shut and 120 Days of Sodom. I hope for the former, imagining a nightlong carnival of masked orgies, secret corridors, pseudo-religious rituals, and well-dressed Japanese businessmen. I summon the spirit and […]

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You Got Me In Chains

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You Got Me In Chains

The Grind Issue Release Party with Performance by Nick Jonas

We teamed up with our pals at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, along with Ksubi and William Henry, and kindly requested your attendance to celebrate the release of The Grind Issue, all hosted by delightful crotch-grabbing cover star Nick Jonas. We sipped a little (read: a lot) Tequila Avión and Absolut Elyx and did what we do best: rooftop hobnobbing with […]

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Catwoman

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Catwoman

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Landing on Her Feet

Julie Newmar first stepped on set in 1966, clad in a skintight black suit, belt slung low around her hips, cat eared and cat eyed, all purrs and smolder, Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, was already 26 years old. But Newmar brought the sex and titillation to the television, catapulting Catwoman into the public’s collective consciousness, away from the McCarthyist ghetto […]

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