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Roundup: Miu Miu, Kurt Cobain’s Art, Abbi Jacobson’s New Podcast, and More

Culture

Roundup: Miu Miu, Kurt Cobain’s Art, Abbi Jacobson’s New Podcast, and More

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A lot goes down in a week. From the latest celebrity drama to the newest must-have fashion trend, it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, we’re here for you with a curated list of the week’s most can’t-miss cultural moments. No need to thank us.



The campaign: The images for Miu Miu’s A/W 17 campaign dropped this week, and they are both stunning and star-studded. Brace thyself for appearances by Moonlight actress Naomie Harris, Adwoa Aboah (along with her sister Kesewa), and even the one and only Kate Moss (draped in blue fur, natch). With cameos by both the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and some canoes, the Alasdair McLellan-lensed campaign somehow perfectly pulls together the brand’s seeming disparate influences.



The protest: Clothing inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale just had a high-fashion moment thanks to Vaquera, but it’s also making an appearance off of the runway. In protest of the GOP’s proposed health care bill, which would cut Planned Parenthood off from federal funding for a year, protestors donned DIY handmaid’s red cloaks and white, face-shielding hoods to march on the Capitol.



The podcast: If you’re anything like me, you can’t go a full day without someone chewing your ear off about some new podcast that you absolutely have to hear. It’s incredibly annoying, I know, but this time is different: Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame is hosting a podcast in conjunction with MoMA and New York Public Radio, which basically means your three favorite entities are joining forces. Called “A Piece of Work,” the ten-episode series will explore contemporary works from the museum’s collection, calling on the expertise of curators, conservators, and a rotating cast of celebrities like Hannibal Buress, RuPaul, and Tavi Gevinson. The first episode drops July 10.



The exhibition: Frances Bean Cobain isn’t the only member of her family with a penchant for creating dark, edgy (and apparently highly in-demand) visual art. A cache of paintings by Kurt Cobain will be available from UTA Artist Space at the Seattle Art Fair from August 3 – 6. They’ll be shown alongside pages from the Nirvana frontman’s famed notebooks, which have been in storage since his death, as well as work by Dash Snow, Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, and Nate Lowman. As art fairs booths go, the whole thing sounds decidedly punk rock.



The video: The xx’s new video for “I Dare You” is a veritable who’s who of contemporary culture. Directed by Raf Simons (yep, the same Raf Simons who helms Calvin Klein), it stars Millie Bobby Brown, Paris Jackson, and Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders. The plot is roughly as follows: Brown, your standard bored preteen, misses the school bus and convinces her hot older sister and hot older sister’s boyfriend to take her to a spooky haunted mansion where the xx just happen to be playing by the pool. You know, as they do.



The spoof: The single silver lining of the Trump presidency has been watching everyone from the cast of SNL to the tabloids lambast our orange-fleshed leader. This week, The View got in on the action, thanks to reports that Trump displayed fake Time magazine covers (featuring himself, of course) at various Trump-owned golf clubs. Hearing the President’s desire to be on more magazine covers, they photoshopped him into some, most notably Kim Kardashian’s famous Paper magazine “Break The Internet” cover. It’s a disturbing image, to say the least.