César Pesquera, co-founder of Actop, guides us through Barcelona’s underground arts scene, describing its unapologetically chilled-out atmosphere as something only achievable by proximity to the Mediterranean, “There is definitely a Mediterranean influence that makes everything more playful. You can tell … Continued
Author Archives: Allison Becker
Frank Ocean’s performance of “Forrest Gump” at the Grammys got some mixed reviews, but everyone agreed that his immersive visual set-up was just right. As the singer stood in front of a large video projection, a group of BMX-riding acolytes … Continued
Before director Allen Hughes began to describe to me his jazz-inspired approach to making movies, he introduced himself with a smooth yet unintentional rhyme, “I just got home from a month on the road, my battery is low, so as … Continued
Dora Budor and Maja Cule, the artist duo that brought Vitamin Vajazzlers, The Salmon Skin Durag, and Air Purifying Bongs to stores everywhere (read: art galleries), will open a solo show, Body Surfing, Thursday, December 13th at Stadium Gallery in Chelsea. … Continued
We’ve shown you the best moments in menswear for women, but what about when men play dress up? Here’s a list of some famous actors who have worn dresses for art (and money).
East Village gallery Ed. Varie is known as a vital anchor for the best emerging artists, delivering new talent to Manhattan’s oft-impenetrable art community. They found their latest catch in Bushwick, where artists Caedron Burchfield and Chase Chivers work out … Continued
Charlotte Cory is a Renaissance woman in every sense of the phrase. The London based artist moonlights as a novelist, designer, playwright, photographer, PhD in Medieval Literature and even a BBC Radio personality. Cory is perhaps best known for her … Continued
You love to hate them. You hate to love them. But they are everywhere, breaking hearts with their quirkiness and crazy antics. Here’s some of the best Manic Pixie Dream Girls throughout movie history.
In light of YSL picking a woman to front their menswear line and Ford Models signing a woman to their men’s division, we’ve taken a trip through gender-bending history to celebrate the women who wore the pants.
Tel Aviv, the cultural heart of Israel, hosted its second Fashion Week revival, drawing editors, models, and designers to witness the sartorial achievements of the White City. Moschino brought wares across the Mediterranean to open the shows. New designers such … Continued
This is the first post on Anton Yelchin’s new photography blog: “Welcome I will post pictures. Some will be unsuitable for minors (legally speaking.)” No elaborate manifesto, no clever façade, no bullshit. It’s the perfect introduction to a collection of … Continued
Pharrell Williams gets deep into the headspace of provocative artists in his new YouTube talk show, ARTST TLK. The show is part of Uncommon Content’s new original series on Reserve Channel, and it enjoys the freedom a show can only … Continued
Heyerdahl is what happened when four seasoned Norwegian indie veterans came together to record no-nonsense pop music in a lighthouse turned studio (yes, a real lighthouse.) Their first single ‘Mirage’ features infectious synth melodies and reverby lyrics symptomatic of the … Continued
At first, Philco Fiction seems like any Scandinavian pop dispatched overseas for glassy-eyed night crawlers, until you discover its nuances. Dreamy electronic arrangements, endearing yet melancholy lyrics, and beat-dropping catharsis, result in the purest form of pop. The Oslo trio just … Continued
Full moons are rumored to have eerie transformative qualities, capable of exciting deviant behavior from the least likely suspects. Last night’s full moon transformed Beekman’s Beach Club into a synth-pop utopia, drawing out New York’s most cultured masses and converting … Continued
Imagine a Ford car. You conjure images of soccer practice—carpool replete with moms wielding orange slices, or a Big Mac at arms reach in the drive-thru, or simply the blurred Midwestern landscape as you haul your sister to state school. … Continued