The loudest buzz at this winter’s Art Basel in Miami was centered around Avant Gallery . Their roster includes some of the biggest and boldest names in the art world, as well as notable comers. Skyler Grey, for instance, is only 19 years old, and known for pop transformations of iconic brands into cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse as Karl Lagerfeld.
One of our fave collabs of 2018 was Foster the People ‘s thrilling single with The Kooks “Ride or Die” – for which we had them interview each other about the creative process. But last November we were equally thrilled to premiere the FTP video for “Worst Nites,” taken from their hit 2017 album Sacred Hearts Club
Image by Inga & Lilja Birgisdottir Yes, yes – it’s become a shopworn cliche…bands from Iceland make music that is seemingly not of this Earth. Yet since the first appearance of Sigur Rós in 1994, we have wondered if anyone would ever again achieve a sound as gossamer, as ineffable as had they. Admittedly we say it with caution – but the Icelandic twosome HUGAR have indeed captured our aural imagination, with their blissful but abstruse intersection of classical and (for lack of a better word) ambient inspirations
Of all the binge-worthy shows coming out on Netflix these days, Russian Doll has risen quickly to the top of everyone’s list. Created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, the series takes us on a wild ride with Nadia (played by Lyonne), who finds herself stuck in some kind of tripped out universe glitch.
Though they only made it to 11 years and eight months before John Lennon was infamously assassinated by Marc David Chapman on December 8, 1980, Yoko Ono and the Beatles legend would have been celebrating their 50th anniversary today, March 22, 2019.
In the perhaps overambitious lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a zealous program of hotel development left the city afterwards with too many places to stay, and not enough people to stay in them. Especially as Shanghai was emerging as the new hub of contemporary Chinese finance and business. Eleven years on, that situation has carefully righted itself – and so the arrival onto the scene of the plush new Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing is being met with the requisite enthusiasm
We can veritably feel the electricity in the air, as the annual arrival of spring approaches (though admittedly, this was a wimp of a winter). Extended daylight, warming temperatures, and let’s face it, serious FOMO, make for the perfect inspirations to spend these more pleasant evenings sipping your way through seasonal cocktails at the newest downtown tippling hotspots. Soho’s hotel bar scene, for one, just got much more interesting with the opening of A.L.B.
Mostly marginalized in the States, in Europe, jazz still retains a particularly high level of cache amongst the cultural cognoscenti.
A+R It’s without question that Downtown Los Angeles has been undergoing a rapid transformation in recent years, after about a dozen notable starts and stops. The LA Times wrote just last year that the construction boom was the biggest the area had seen since the 1920’s.
The name Dario Cecchini , who runs his family’s 250 year old butcher shop in Tuscany, has been everywhere recently. Earlier this year, he taught The Top Chef Kentucky crew how to butcher a steak to yells of “Carne! Carne!” In an even more recent episode of Chef’s Table (about him), the Netflix star Samin Nosrat, creator of “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” waxed poetically about Dario’s attitude towards meat: “You can taste the care that he has for the animals.” The shop in Panzano (in the Chianti region of Toscana) has been doing things the same way for eight generations. So you may be surprised to learn that Dario almost became a veterinarian.
The name Dario Cecchini , who runs his family’s 250 year old butcher shop in Tuscany, has been everywhere recently. Earlier this year, he taught The Top Chef Kentucky crew how to butcher a steak to yells of “Carne! Carne!” In an even more recent episode of Chef’s Table (about him), the Netflix star Samin Nosrat, creator of “Salt Fat Acid Heat,” waxed poetically about Dario’s attitude towards meat: “You can taste the care that he has for the animals.” The shop in Panzano (in the Chianti region of Toscana) has been doing things the same way for eight generations
Seaport District On a drizzly winter day recently, we took a temporary elevator up to the dizzying heights of the elaborate construction project that is One Wall Street .
At the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo nothing gets…lost in translation.
We admit we never imagined it was possible – but could SoHo nightlife be back? Enter into evidence A.L.B