The Transformative Power of Clothes The relationship we have with clothing is intimate and often difficult to articulate. Our sartorial choices manifest as an extension of ourselves, a reflection of our personalities – whether or not we are wholly aware of this.
The Destroyer frontman and New Pornographers member shares affinities for Clarice Lispector, monochromatic dressing, “Game of Thrones” and more.
Lauded as “NYC’s best songwriter” by The Village Voice last year, Brooklyn-based Zachary Cale softly blends elements of folk, Americana rock, and blues.
Our relation to images is conditioned by the various pictorial conventions of Western culture. Paris and Berlin-based artist Nadira Husain addresses them in her work, albeit decidedly not from a traditional Western male perspective.
For his first solo show at East Hampton’s Halsey McKay Gallery, Ethan Greenbaum juxtaposes a new series of 3-D powder prints and larger-scale vacuum form paintings.
Slime: Hot Dog After two self-released EPs of exquisite, introspective songwriting – Increases and Increases II – and a youth orchestra-assisted performance at Tate Modern, Slime aka Will Archer signed to Weird World, the experimental imprint of Domino records. Curated from almost 400 demos, Company is his debut album, its final 10 tracks are a late night confessional; blurring dark electronica and fragmented instrumentation into swirling, psychedelic pop. For Slime’s latest single “Hot Dog,” director and artist Daniel Brereton tells a tale of British suburban stasis, albeit starring a sad-faced sausage, hinting as his surreal videography for Kindness, Metronomy and Connan Mockasin
All the places you should be hanging out online this week.
Ingrid Sischy more than helped shape how we see American pop culture.
The young American player has taken over the chess world, and now he has his sights on the crown.
Watching the video for “Day Trip” transports viewers into a fantastical reality—one in which we’d want to spend our entire summer.
Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.
Sharif Hamza: Horse Play The balletic grace of half a dozen gymnasts on horseback is captured in Sharif Hamza’s elegant film We Vault .
North East Hard West “My days of messing around on the streets are over, but I’m still fascinated by group mechanisms and why some of us end up good, and some of us so bad,” says director Bart van den Aardweg of his heavy-hitting documentary North East Hard West .
Mark Mahoney’s LA Stories The owner of notorious tattoo shop Shamrock Social Club, situated on Los Angeles’s Sunset Strip, Mark Mahoney is known for both his pioneering artistry and high profile clients, ranging from Tupac to David Beckham and Lana Del Rey – the latter of whom he starred opposite in the pop siren’s videos for “West Coast” and “Shades of Cool”. In surreal man-versus-myth-style documentary Wonder Mark , director Ivan Olita (who also helmed Fabulous James , a portrait of fashion and NBA icon Jimmy Goldstein) captures the artist and actor inking French troubadour Johnny Hallyday while he talks hopes, fears and LA stories
Plus, Amazon’s ascent, Costume Institute stats and more from the week in style.
The actress (and Sleater-Kinney guitarist) shares the books she’d want with her on a desert island: Capote, Woolf, and a little Didion.
We’re pleased to announce that indie-pop quartet Beat Connection recently signed with Anti Records and their sophomore effort will be released later this fall. Stream the first single here
The art world too global for you? Each week, Interview highlights in pictures the shows you’d want to see—if you could jetset from one international hub to the next.
First We Take Manhattan Take two budding dancers, 15 locations around New York and many late nights making instructional cards, and you have Casey Brooks’ improvisational short, Casi (almost) . The photographer, director and former tap dancer took to her favorite spots in Queens, as well as seminal landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, to explore how simple movements transform in different contexts. “This project will eventually include models and pedestrians, as well as dancers,” says Brooks, who cast Rutgers University graduates during some downtime from rehearsals.
The punky British artist has been using roadkill in her sculptures for years.