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Time and laugh

Laughter is bizarre: we like to laugh, and value it, but we can also find it irritating and can take great exception to it. Conversely, we almost never recognize the real reasons behind why we are laughing, and we do it a lot more than we realize. I started researching laughter scientifically around 15 years ago, as part of a […]

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Black Atlass

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Black Atlass

The Lover

“What does happiness mean to you Camilla?”
“That you can fall in love with whoever you want to, and not feel ashamed of it.” — John Fante, Ask the Dust (1939) The lover is tied to threads that doom them or deliver them to the murky firmament—crossed stars, tangled fates—the lover is a half of a whole, a yin to a yang—who […]

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Lou Doillon

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Lou Doillon

We speak to the French model, singer, actress after she kicks off her US tour

Lou Doillon is asking us, her audience at the Roxy Theater, to sing along with her. In a sober state of mind, I’m not one to sing along with anything, but Lou’s earnest voice, soothing in its soft wispiness, makes a convincing case. “I also love to see the audience dance,” she tells us, which she acknowledges is a bit […]

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Do You Like Scary Movies?

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Do You Like Scary Movies?

For porn-editor-turned- satirical-auteur Wes Craven—a man of great humor and compassion—there’s a delicate balance between fantasy and reality.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
and the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
and how else can it be?
the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. —Khalil Gibran, The Prophet (1923) Following in Gibran’s sublime synthesis, could it be the same with horror film directors? Do they—by forcing us […]

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I love… money

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I love… money

Photographer: Samantha Casolari.
Stylist: Martin Waitt.
Model: Briar Montana for Re:Quest Model Management NY.
Hair: Elsa for SEE Management Using Oribe.
Makeup: Cedric Jolivet for SEE Management Using M.A.C. Cosmetics.

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Here is
 John Carpenter enjoying a good time.

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Here is
 John Carpenter enjoying a good time.

John Carpenter photographed in his Los Angeles home.
March 2016.
Photo: Sophie Caby

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New Pharaohs

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New Pharaohs

The Peacock—part of our 10 act musical dramedy

“My duty as a gentleman has never interfered with my pleasures in the smallest degree.” — Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1894) The Peacock: beauty-keeper, snake-eater, symbol of resurrection. With it’s dazzling tail, the Peacock has personified beauty and pride since Ovid wrote his Amores in 16 BC. in roman mythology it was associated with the goddess Juno, […]

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What won’t they construe this as?

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What won’t they construe this as?

Featuring Gypsy Sport Spring/Summer 2016

“Ooh these shades make me look like an I’m-about-to-fuck-you-‘90s-bitch,” proclaims slick—a model who was discovered via Instagram—as she tries on a pair of large brown sunglasses that overwhelm her slim face. I am sitting on a couch at the Hell’s Kitchen-based studio of gypsy sport—the four-year- old high-fashion streetwear brand run by Rio Uribe, the label’s 30-year-old designer and founder—on […]

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The Bones of J.R. Jones “Bless Your Soul” Video Premiere

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The Bones of J.R. Jones “Bless Your Soul” Video Premiere

Linaberry’s soulful vocals set over the backdrop of a tense quarrel on a serene winter day makes ‘Bless Your Soul’ a must watch.

In an era where spectacle often seems to trump substance in entertainment (and politics), people like Jonathon Linaberry are a refreshing throwback to a time when music was music and artists were storytellers. A time chock-full of American folky-blues goodness. Linaberry, a New York-based musician, credits legends such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin’ Hopkins for the inspiration behind the […]

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Kirstin McKirdy

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Kirstin McKirdy

"I’m drawn to primitive “pagan” forms because of their minimalism and their suggestive power. They have the force of natural forms."

“I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men’s minds without their being aware of the fact.” — Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mythologiques, Volume 1 (1921) Anthropology—the study of humankind—is one of the primary and earliest influences of Canadian-born, Paris-based ceramicist Kristin McKirdy. Beginning her academic career studying art history and cultural anthropology at […]

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