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ADELE
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Interview: Songwriter, Producer + Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Wilson
It's impossible to weave the accomplishments of Dan Wilson into a simple introduction. But his forthcoming album Re-Covered offers a nice snapshot of the sonic landscape. Wilson might not be a household name, but the works he's delivered as a singer...
CADILLAC
CADILLAC HOUSE
ART
EXHIBITIONS
ANDY WARHOL
ART SHOWS
MUNICH
GERMANY
NYC
DUBAI
"Letters to Andy Warhol" Traveling Exhibition
by Nicolas Stecher The Cadillac-produced, traveling "Letters to Andy Warhol" exhibition is now calling a small but opulent wing of the grand Deutsches Museum home, under the title of Cadillac House Munich. One of the more well-received private...
MUSIC
MUSIC FESTIVALS
FESTIVALS
LUXURY
MEXICO
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
RHA Festival, Punta Mita
by Nicolas Stecher With boutique music festivals now a booming business, Mexico's four-day RHA Festival organizers knew there had to be something more. Of course, the musical talent was carefully selected for the stunning location, but RHA...
PHOTOGRAPHERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
MICHAEL HOERNER
ILEGAL MEZCAL
NEW YORK CITY
EXHIBITIONS
ILEGAL PRIDE
GAY PRIDE
PRIDE PARADE
LGBTQ
Photographer Michael Hoerner's "Ilegal Pride" Exhibition
No image may ever be able to capture the complete sensations of NYC Pride—the ferociousness, liberated joy and unbounded togetherness—but photographer Michael Hoerner certainly comes close. In a series of vibrant images, punctuated by a large-scale...
DANIEL ARSHAM
COLLABORATIONS
SNEAKERS
SCULPTURE
LIMITED EDITION
ADIDAS
ADIDAS ORIGINALS
ART FILMS
INTERVIEWS
ARTISTS
SNARKITECTURE
Interview: Daniel Arsham on His Multi-Faceted Collaboration with adidas Originals
About two minutes into the first segment of Daniel Arsham’s trilogy, "Hourglass," we see a brief shot of a TV screen showing the colorful swirl of a hurricane barreling toward Miami—an image that has been burned in to my head since seeing it first...
SUCHI REDDY
PUBLIC ART
OUTDOOR ART
THE CONNECTIVE PROJECT
PROSPECT PARK
PARKS
NYC
AREA4 + Architect Suchi Reddy's Prospect Park Pinwheel Flower Garden
As Brooklyn's Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, an underused patch of land in Frederick Law Olmsted's sprawling wonder now contains a temporary public work of wonder. Situated in the 2.5-acre Rose Garden, 7,000 flower-like pinwheels...
JASON M PETERSON
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
OVERTHROW BOXING
NYC
BOXING
BOXING CLUBS
OVERTHROW
PHOTO SERIES
Photographer Jason M Peterson + Overthrow Boxing
As a sport of force, stamina and speed, boxing delivers many impassioned moments that aren't easily captured in all their glory. Photographer Jason M Peterson—Creative Chairman of North America at Havas and an acclaimed Instagrammer who just crossed...
FILMS
ANIMATION
ANIMATED SHORTS
PILOTS
BLACK HISTORY
HISTORY
FEMINISM
CHILDREN
KICKSTARTER
INTERVIEWS
BESSIE COLEMAN
Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
OPERA
SOUTH OF FRANCE
AIX EN PROVENCE
MARSEILLE
MUSIC FESTIVALS
FESTIVALS
CARMEN
PINOCCHIO
DON GIOVANNI
BAROQUE MUSIC
Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, or Festival d'Aix, isn't your average collection of acts in the already crowded festival season. Though, in its 69th year, it's certainly not new. Set in various theaters (one of which is outdoors...
CAPYAC
KD KINETIC
NEW MUSIC
PREMIERES
NUDISCO
TECHNO
DANCE MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
Premiere: "Bubblegum" by CAPYAC feat. KD Kinetic
For every empty electronic track out there doing little more than moving bodies on a dance floor, one's like "Bubblegum" exists for those paying closer attention—for people who want to dance but know if they tune in a bit more, something of value...
MUSIC
EDUCATION
FENDER
GUITAR CHORDS
LESSONS
ONLINE COURSES
SELF-TAUGHT
GUITARS
ELECTRIC GUITARS
ACOUSTIC GUITARS
INSTRUMENTS
Fender Play
by Sun Bak Guitar, bass and amp manufacturer Fender wants to build lifelong relationships with their customers—and they're working toward this by providing useful services to make sure new guitar owners don't become "it's-somewhere-in-the-closet...
ARTISTS
ART
EXHIBITIONS
LA
TAKESADA MATSUTANI
HAUSER AND WIRTH
GALLERIES
Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Artist Takesada Matsutani’s work is full of movement despite its minimalism. The art represents both an intellectual physicality and expressive groups of creations that were recently brought together at the Los Angeles...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
BEAUTIFUL BOY
EXHIBITIONS
CLAMPART
GENDER
GENDER IDENTITY
LISSA RIVERA
NYC
Lissa Rivera's "Beautiful Boy" Exhibition at ClampArt
We exist in a time when conversation around gender identity slowly shifts into greater public consciousness. In no way has this been adequate enough to protect those who remain isolated or in danger, but some progress has occurred. And while every...
CONVENTIONS
MARKETING
EVENTS
BRANDS
INFLUENCERS
SOCIAL MEDIA
FESTIVALS
WORLDZ Summit 2017
Gathering some of the brightest and most creative brains and brands in one place, WORLDZ is more than an event—it's also a community. With speakers ranging from Shiza Shahid (CEO of The Malala Fund) to Marc Mathieu (CMO of Samsung) to Brad Jenkins...
WAVE WALK
DAVID KING REUBEN
PADDLE8
SOTHEBYS
AUCTIONS
PROJECT 0
LA MER
DUSTIN YELLIN
TALI LENOX
ART AUCTIONS
Paddle8 + Sotheby's La Mer Wave Walk
For a month now, 50 works by 50 different artists—hailing from various artistic backgrounds—have been scattered throughout the iconic streets and important edifices of NYC. In the form of a circular wave (or, in the case of Julian Schnabel's contribution...
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
NYC
NEW YORK
FILMS
KIDS
MEL STONES AND HIGH
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
LARRY CLARK
Mel Stones and High's "That's a Crazy One" Photo Book
by Anne Kristoff In early '90s NYC, it seems that just about every sort of gathering featured a photographer with camera in hand. For a group of kids hanging out in Washington and Tompkins Square parks during that era, that role was filled by Mel...
ART
ARTISTS
EXHIBITIONS
EXHIBITS
PAINTING
NYC
CHINATOWN
SOLO SHOW
THOMAS C BRADLEY
CHINATOWN SOUP
Thomas C Bradley's "Many Paintings of Sound Composition and Inoffensive Material" at Chinatown Soup
When it opened a few years back, Chinatown Soup gallery in NYC's Lower East Side tapped Portland-based designer Thomas C Bradley to create their logo. It only makes sense that Bradley's first solo NYC show is at that very same gallery now—after...
FAILE
CALIFORNIA
VENICE BEACH
PUBLIC ART
OUTDOOR ART
RANCHO V
ROCCO GARDNER
TILES
BEACH CULTURE
FAILE's Large-Scale Venice Beach Installation
741 California Ave in Venice Beach isn't your average city corner. Here, Brooklyn art duo FAILE have installed, by hand, 16,000 custom tiles inspired by the city's iconography. It stretches across the home of Rancho V's Rocco Gardner, occupying a facade...
TV BABY
MUSIC VIDEOS
NEW MUSIC
MATT MCAULEY
BRIAN PECK
THE RAPTURE
ARE WEAPONS
PREMIERES
STEPHANIE CERINI
Premiere: TV Baby's "Beware the Holy Whore"
As a nun dances across the rainbow-painted Salvation Mountain in TV Baby's brand new music video for their track "Beware The Holy Whore," directed by Stephanie Cerini, the song provides a gyration-worthy soundtrack to the surrealist visuals. The...
NEW MUSIC
MUSIC VIDEOS
KAI LANDRE
SPAIN
BARCELONA
SOCIAL MEDIA
TONI PONIX
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Premiere: Kai Landre's "The 1st Kiss"
Social media plays a role in so many real-life love stories—sometimes to the detriment of those in the relationship. Some individuals document every moment, building a digital trail of emotion-saturated moments, some of which must be purged upon...
MUSIC FESTIVALS
DEKMANTEL
INTERVIEWS
RECORD LABELS
AMSTERDAM
HOUSE MUSIC
TECHNO
MUSIC
EYE FILM INSTITUTE
SAO PAULO
Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
JOSEPH REUBEN
DAVID REUBEN
EXHIBITIONS
ART EXHIBITIONS
PORTRAITURE
DRAWINGS
PAINTINGS
PHOTOGRAPHS
ARTISTS
Composer + Artist Joseph Reuben's "Starlets" Exhibition
By day, London-born, Brooklyn-based composer Joseph Reuben crafts the orchestration for feature documentaries, short films and global advertising campaigns. By night and in periods of self-exploration, Reuben's been producing a body of artwork...
ROSS GOODWIN
GOOGLE
MACHINE LEARNING
NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI
SAN FRANCISCO
FILMS
FILMMAKING
Interview: Artist + Filmmaker Ross Goodwin
By Fiona Killackey Ross Goodwin's brain isn’t wired like most. Part creative writer, part engineering genius, this 30-year-old San Francisco native struggles when it comes to filling out occupation forms. Since graduating from MIT (Economics) and...
SCIENCE
ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
FRIEZE
NYC
ART FAIRS
NASA
SPACE
AUCTIONS
AI
TIMEPIECES
DESIGN
RELIGION
RAMADAN
MAGIC MUSHROOMS
MOON DUST
NSFW
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York Frieze New York 2017 has ended but the visual treats keep coming. In a hilarious, sweet mockumentary by W magazine, the island-based art fair and its curious attendees are explored...
ACLU
TED
TED TALKS
TED 2017
POLITICS
SOCIAL AWARENESS
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero's TED Talk
"The mother of all disruptions" is how lawyer and ACLU Executive Director Anthony D Romero described the 2016 US Presidential Election. "Once again," he said at this year's TED in Vancouver, "Politics is personal." And indeed, the election and...
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