If New York is a hell of a town, Fashion Week is its Fourth Circle. The week drew insiders and influencers aplenty for the Fall 2019 runway shows — and the the delightfully decadent chaos that surrounds them.
India. The land of yoga, meditation, call centres, software engineers, Bollywood, cricket, 1.3 billion people and now the most exciting new underground rap culture on the planet. For decades, the loud, cheerful cadences of Bollywood dance music drowned out all forms of independent music in India.
The therapist and the film critic occupy a similar space in the culture. The latter cracks open the fundamental truths of our popular cinema; the former, of ourselves. For our series On the Couch , we ask New York therapists to pick the brains of the characters within their favorite films. 2019 may be the year of the pig, but 2018 was the year of the Panther . Black Panther , Ryan Coogler’s superhero film of epic proportion, broke several records, becoming not only the nation’s highest-grossing film of the year, but also the highest-grossing film of all time by a black director, and the biggest comic book superhero film ever released in the US. At the end of this month, the film will go head-to-head at the Oscars with critically-acclaimed dramas like Roma and A Star Is Born as the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture — making it the perfect time to revisit all the reasons the film has become such a hit
From the observation deck at Hudson Yards, you can observe city lifeforms from above. Courtesy of Related Companies. On the 24th floor of 10 Hudson Yards , there is a place called the Experience Center.
Canadian musician Marc Martel has uploaded a stripped back rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to Youtube that will melt your friggin’ heart. Martel toured the US with his Christian rock band Downhere for more than a decade, and while they managed a certain degree of recognition in the indie scene, their band never really gained any major traction. In 2011, around the time the band was thinking about calling it quits, Martel received an email that changed his life.
2018 was an enormous year for Australian music, but 2019 is set to be even bigger.
Festival reviews are always fraught. Writers will try to tell you who the best acts of the day were, but in reality it’s just the best of who they wanted to see. Not that this is their fault, it’s just that the human race hasn’t yet discovered a failproof method of traversing spatial and temporal planes – and as such, we can’t be at multiple stages at once.
Scott literally set fire to the Super Bowl stage, and now he’s coming for the entire world — dressed in head-to-toe Saint Laurent , no less. Today, the rapper dropped the video for his song “Can’t Say” from his widely hailed album Astroworld , featuring Don Toliver . Produced by Saint Laurent and directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, the video picks up where La Flame left off at the Super Bowl
Photo by Titanic Sinclair.
Jack Walls and Robert Mapplethorpe by Gilles Larrain, 1982.