Nico at the Mabuhay Gardens, 1979 with her epithet “She runs through the world like an open razor blade, watch out or you might get cut.” It was the best of times. It was the loudest, angriest, and most “god awful” of times.
Stephen Malkmus is a quarter-century removed from the time he offered up the simple aphorism, “You gotta pay your dues before you pay the rent.” One is curious if the sentiment, taken from the song “ Range Life ” off Pavement’s 1994 classic Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was fully clear to Malkmus at the time, a 27-year-old embarking on the halcyon festival circuit that was Lollapalooza. Paying rent, dodging the painful fall-out of relationships by heading to new cities, finding a wife, having kids, looking for schools for said kids, fly-fishing with said wife — all of these might not have been the life young Malkmus was sardonically pining for
Photo by Lula Hyers. Courtesy Dreezy. With a fan base that includes Rihanna, Lil’ Kim , Kash Doll , and a Toy Poodle named Chanel, Chicago-based rapper Dreezy is set to conquer the Internet airwaves, as well as the NYFW runways.
With Daylight Savings upon us, and with it the unleashing of a contagion that can only be described as “spring fever,” the stars are escaping the cozy confines of their Tribeca penthouses and Brooklyn Heights brownstones for the streets of our beloved city. From Brie Larson munching on some Artichoke pizza with a magician, to Justin Bieber’s smiley-face trucker hat, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of March 11.
British computer scientist, and author, Kate Devlin addresses our curiosities (and fears) about the ongoing relationship between touch and tech. ——— LUZ: Why are people scared of sex robots? DEVLIN: I think there’s a lot of fear that has to do with a general reluctance to talk about sex combined with a fear of robots
The violin occupies a curious place in Western culture, conjuring images of powder-wigged men cradling its hollow, dainty body, and long-limbed women at weddings meditatively drawing its bow. That is not the same stodgy instrument played by the electro-R&B musician Sudan Archives, who has awakened the full potential of the violin to dizzying, dazzling, and, at times, disturbing effect. “Have you seen that movie Queen of the Damned ?” she asks me, referring to the 2002 Aaliyah-led horror film
Photos by LAURENT LUFROY / FABIEN SARFATI. Courtesy of A24.
Jacket, Vest. and Shirt by Gucci. Skirt and Tie by Bess NYC.
Dress by Stella McCartney, Earrings, Cuff, and Belt by Chanel.
Roman Bindert, Luki von der Gracht, Hansol “Bobo” Kim, Josie Haar, and Benji Wohlrah. Johann Sebastian Bach’s aria Have Mercy, Lord, on Me is played a bit faster by Die Hässlichen Vögel than it is in most renditions of the German composer’s St. Matthew Passion