Previously unreleased Prince, new music by Bibio, a rager from MC Bin Laden and more in our musical wrap-up
MC Bin Laden: É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau An incredibly catchy vocal sample sets up the simple rhythmic structure in "É Grau Olha pra Traz e da Tchau," a vrooming track from Sao Paolo sensation MC Bin Laden, and it's a great introduction to the...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
An '80s all-girl skate gang, a Jaguar E-Type hearse, mapping NYC's LGBTQ+ landmarks and more in our look around the web
1. Extraordinary Aurora Given a Very Ordinary Name Termed as an aurora, but technically an aurora-like feature, this phenomenon behaves differently—and has been named differently too. While most auroras ripple and fade horizontally, this one appears...
Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights
Embracing, excelling beyond and avoiding traditional cinema at this year's event
In its 16th year, NYC's Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize...
Test Drive: 2018 Audi S4 + S5
Behind the wheel of the subtly, but impressively, updated cars in Palm Springs
by Sue Mead A snaking, high-desert road course is the ideal test of the all-new 2018 Audi S4 and S5—cars that are spawned from the petri-dish of their ultra-high performance stablemates, the Audi R8 and RS. (To clarify: the German automaker...
Object_ify 139 + Ace Hotel's Flag Project
Commissioning nine artists to create designs that represent their ideals, and support their chosen organization
After collaborating last year in NYC, Object_ify 139 and Ace Hotel have teamed up on a new project that celebrates design, supports activist organizations and explores hopeful and important values for the future. Simply called "Flags," the endeavor...
Making Miniatures Fly at Gulliver’s Gate
We talk to Adrian Davies, head of model-making, about the 2,200 square foot airport they’re building
In order to get a New York City resident into the heart of Times Square, the attraction must be one of pure magnificence. That's exactly what we found with Gulliver’s Gate, a massive world of miniatures unlike any other. This isn't a novelty experience;...
Word of Mouth: Adirondacks
A weekend through spots in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake
Six hours from Toronto, Boston and New York City, the Adirondacks region is the largest publicly protected area within the 48 states (one just can't compete with how big Alaska is). One of the most unique aspects to this state park is that there are...
Interview: Radish Fiction Founder, Seung Yoon Lee
A new model for publishing and a destination for lovers of serialized stories
As many writers know, it's not easy to make money in the literary world. Sure, most industries need scribes and there are many writing-centric fields, but for aspiring fiction writers, the industry appears much as it did 100 years ago. Publishing...
Interview: Snowshoe Artist Simon Beck
A mastermind of ephemeral works on imagination, planning and creation
With snow-covered terrain as the canvas, artist Simon Beck snowshoes mind-boggling geometric art into the surface. Beck is a master of ephemeral murals, and his process is one of calculation and patience with each step as a stroke in the bigger picture...
FOOD + DRINK
Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists
Author Julia Sherman's collection of more than 75 recipes drawn from the creative world
After years developing and sharing a sensory collaboration unlike any other, author and artist Julia Sherman has reshaped her famed Salad for President blog into book form. "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists" incorporates a little...
Museum of Ice Cream, LA
Downtown's Arts District serves as a temporary home for the photogenic monument to dessert
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick From 22 April through 29 May, a warehouse space in Downtown LA's Arts District will stand as a monument to dessert: it is the temporary home of the Museum of Ice Cream. The Museum lies at the sensory intersection of sweet...
TID’s Minimal Watches
The Swedish brand gives select designers the chance to create their own limited edition timepieces
TID’s minimal yet distinctive watch design is sleek on its own, but has also always been crying out for reinterpretations. Up until now, the brand has done a grand job of subtly iterating its timepiece into new material and color combinations...