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  • November 13, 2013 • Fashion

    The Five Diffusion Lines We Want To See Next Year

    Tonight at midnight, the perennial queen of just-rolled-out-of-bed, French cool girl fashion—aka Isabel Marant—will unveil her collaboration with Swedish mega-retailer H&M to the credit card-dropping masses. Marant is the latest in...

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  • November 13, 2013 • Music

    Introducing: GEMS, the next best band you’ve never heard of

    When you write about music, you quickly realize one not so subtle trend—about 90% of the bands you talk to have one request: they want you to make them sound cool. That’s not the case with DC-based outfit GEMS. “We strive to create a...

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  • November 11, 2013 • Culture

    Why Did Richard Prince Cross The Road?

    Sometimes when I walk into a gallery and I see someone’s work, I think to myself, “Gee, I wish I had done that.” I remember thinking that if I had seen someone make the hand-written joke and call it their work, I would...

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  • November 8, 2013 • Culture

    The Blow’s Seven Year Itch

    For Khaela Maricich and her girlfriend and bandmate, installation artist Melissa Dyne, there is no separation between “work life” and… everything else. “We wake up, we start talking about ideas, we don’t have our clothes on yet...

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  • November 7, 2013 • Fashion

    The New Russian Fashion

    In the center of Moscow, there is a museum dedicated to – or more accurately, gifted to – the designer Valentin Yudashkin. It’s a private museum, accessible by invitation only and housed in an 18th century Baroque mansion with rooms...

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