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I went all the way to planet earth and all I got was this lousy elixir

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I went all the way to planet earth and all I got was this lousy elixir

Potions, Recipes, and Concoctions From a Handful of Friends Who Exude the Glory of Eternal Mojo

Vintage Thierry corset  —or an Alaïa body suit makes me invincible. I try to put my toes in an ocean Or water every day— Bless all its creatures and powerful gifts to the precious planet— Meditate Pray. Respect yourself and others will. Be with people that love you And that you love. Love relentlessly Protection comes from Angels. Rescue animals […]

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James Bay

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James Bay

The Score Upon Which Reality is Written

What is James Bay? A) A Canadian body of water Located on the southern end of the Hudson Bay. James Bay is an extension of the Arctic Ocean, with a surface that routinely freezes over in the winter. B) A man discovered thanks to a YouTube video Cut to opening for Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in 2013, touring with […]

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SHAMEIK MOORE

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SHAMEIK MOORE

But What Time Is Forever Ever?

Young lion, coming out at dusk to cry for food—sated, at the end of the night, by mysterious hand—you know that the smallest hopes are wanting to be met, and you, with the blind wisdom of youth, are wanting to be met. You’re Shameik Moore, you’re 19, you’ve been dancing since birth, you’ve been acting since you were a child […]

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an identity that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future

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an identity that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future

Maggie Nelson on Relationships, Disindentification, and her new book The Argonauts

The Argonauts is difficult to categorize; it is an investigation of politics, sexuality, identity, and gender roles, told through the underlying narrative of Nelson’s own creation of a family unit. It is a study of the ways in which any true representation of a life defies categorization, despite our culture’s incessant need to do just that. Centered around her domestic […]

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Cruises & Striptease & Eating & Wrestling Matches

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Cruises & Striptease & Eating & Wrestling Matches

Paris Photo 2015, Los Angeles

As Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell pointed out on the occasion of the commencement of Paris Photo 2015 (the fair’s third installment on this side of the Atlantic), “There is great demand in Los Angeles for bold cultural experiences.” And lo, as the sun bore down, and we were sent out to pound the plaster of Paramount Studios, it seemed that demand […]

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No More I Love Ewes

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No More I Love Ewes

Hello Darling, It's Me, Your Weekly Revelations.

99 PROBLEMS AND NOW iOS IS ONE Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal, is facing nothing but upstream battles. After a series of confusing articles about the varied prices for the streaming service, reports of it falling out of the top 750 apps on Apple’s app store, and stinging media reviews, Jay Z took to Twitter, releasing a series of […]

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At five in the afternoon It was exactly five in the afternoon

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At five in the afternoon It was exactly five in the afternoon

Betsabeé Romero's Skull of a Thousand Faces on view this weekend at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hushed voices echoed throughout the cavernous room in which Betsabeé Romero’s work hung. The space, a large room at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, was an essential component of the show’s message and reception. More than once, I overheard people compare the work to the Sistine Chapel, though to me it felt more like a Mexican wake seen through […]

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The Thorn Should Never Crave the Rose

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The Thorn Should Never Crave the Rose

Photographed by Yu Tsai

Photographer: Yu Tsai for OpusReps.com and CartelAndCo.com Fashion Stylist: L Martina Nilsson for OpusBeauty.com Hair: John Ruggiero for StarworksArtists.com Makeup: Allan Avendaño for OpusBeauty.com Model: Fernanda Hin Lin Ly for TwoManagement.com Prop Stylist: Alex Baine for OpusBeauty.com Digital Capture & Post-Production: 88Phases.com Still Life Photography: 88Phases.com

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Blood from a Turnip

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Blood from a Turnip

We Went out and Tasted the Freshest Cold Pressed Juices Los Angeles Has to Offer

BRAND: Pressed Juicery NAME: Brazil Nut IMPRESSIONS: “Bro-nut” could be another good name. Like ham but also like frosting. BRAND: Pressed Juicery NAME: Chlorophyll IMPRESSIONS: Watermelon jolly ranchers; watermelon jolly rancher tea. Refreshing rain water, earthy, rainforest, herbal. Rain, plant based, extra refreshing, mineral. It tastes like water. BRAND: Pressed Juicery NAME: Roots 3 IMPRESSIONS: Ginger stands out once you […]

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