At the conclusion of one of the most divisive years ever in British and American politics, it’s particularly important to remember that the issues being debated involve real consequences for real, everyday people, every day. Which is why we find ourselves applauding Brit songstress Abisha for rushing the pre-Christmas release (while everyone is so distracted with the holidays) of the video for her poignant new single “Love Like This,” which celebrates the beauty of young love, while also standing up for LGBTQIA+ acceptance. And if there is anything we need more of right now, it is most certainly acceptance and tolerance
The Turning It’s hard to imagine anything more terrifying than the thought of who the Democrats are putting up to run against Trump in next November’s presidential election. But 2020 has a few serious scares to throw our way well before then – with the January and February movie release slates notably featuring The Turning and The Lodge , respectively. The Turning is from Canadian-Italian director Floria Sigismondi, always well-regarded for her fearless plunges into the more caliginous depths of existence (as well as her astonishing music videos for Bowie, Björk, Marilyn Manson).
Photo by Jeff Forney For all the positive vibes, wheat germ colonics, and celebrity yoga retreats, La La Land has always had a particularly dark underbelly. If you don’t believe us, it has been astutely documented: John Fante, and his literary progeny Charles Bukowski, gave us reports from skid row; Christopher Isherwood and Brett Easton Ellis modern tales of drug fueled depravity and homosexual longing. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, David Lynch was always good for a reminder – i.e
Images by Amede Benestante When Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences was unveiled in his hometown of Valencia in 1996, he was a still fairly unknown commodity in America. Just 45 at the time – young for an architect – he had mostly built in Spain and Switzerland. But our excitement could hardly be contained, and our only thought was that we must get over there to see it…immediately
No matter our differences – and there are a lot of them – the love we all share for our canine companions has a way of bringing us together in a most heartwarming way. (But okay, yes, we suspect Trump doesn’t like dogs, either). To help show our appreciation for how much more colorful our pups make our lives, Missoni has again teamed up with Poldo Dog Couture, for a new line that will allow your pooch to definitively show off his/her impeccable fashion sense (and yours).
No matter our differences – and there are a lot of them – the love we all share for our canine companions has a way of bringing us together in a most heartwarming way. (But okay, yes, we suspect Trump doesn’t like dogs, either). To help show our appreciation for how much more colorful our pups make our lives, Missoni has again teamed up with Poldo Dog Couture, for a new line that will allow your pooch to definitively show off his/her impeccable fashion sense (and yours)
Like all good Francophiles / students of la révolution , we’d done the usual half-day trips from Paris. But for the first time earlier this year, we actually checked into a hotel for a couple of nights in the royal city of Versailles – in the process decisively confirming there is much more to recommend it than its eponymous, breathtakingly opulent Château . It is, however, that very Château for which we will surely be compelled to return in 2020
It’s hard to believe, after all the fevered anticipation, that Bohemian Rhapsody came and went a year ago already. But for all the hype and Oscar nabs, still no one holds a candle, of course, to the actual real Freddie Mercury.
Marking their half century birthday, Italian sportswear brand Kappa tapped Genovese artist Vanessa Beecroft to stage a live performance of their iconic logo at Lot 11, Miami’s newest public skate park (at 348 NW 2nd Street) on the opening day of Art Basel Miami 2019.
As luxury brands vie to connect themselves to the most celebrated creative figures of our time, quite a lot of it plays out as spectacular experiences during Art Basel Miami. Perrier-Jouët certainly outdid themselves this year, with their reinterpretation of a lavish nature banquet that was inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, a period which marked the inception of the storied champagne house