Word of Mouth: Copenhagen

The Danish capital's alluring culinary, architectural, creative and cultural treasures

Located on the Danish islands Zealand and Amager, the country’s capital Copenhagen is ever-changing. While it garners attention for its culinary scene, it’s also host to a kind of renaissance in its fashion, coffeehouse, art and architecture scenes. The Danish concept of “hygge”—a general notion of coziness, and extracting warm pleasures from the nooks of life’s tiny moments—has long been a way of life in …

Johan Deckmann’s Imaginary Book Titles

Poignant, humorous works from an artist who's also a psychotherapist

Much of Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann’s work has the graphic (not to mention internet-friendly) appeal of text-based art, yet it manages to be both thought-provoking and poetic, as well as visually arresting. Most striking, his made-up book covers happen to convey plenty of good advice—for example, “To avoid thinking of death, I dance” and poignant, fun titles such as, “How to forgive but not forget …

Interview: Danish DJs Den Sorte Skole

Stitching together thousands of samples from around the world for the album Indians and Cowboys, plus a CH track premiere

John Oswald, Girl Talk, DJ Shadow and even Pogo are recognizable artists who made their name creating new music exclusively from samples. Copenhagen-based collective Den Sorte Skole distinguishes themselves not just because of their numbers—their latest album Indians and Cowboys (releasing as a free download next week from their website, the only way to avoid legal issues) features thousands on thousands of samples off 350 …