Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands

We discuss touring and guitar geekery with the 20-year-old Memphis powerhouse

Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly to let Baker play what she refers to as “bummer tunes” from her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Baker grew up in Memphis, …

The Denim Dudes Guide to the World’s Best Jeans

The author gives us the international lowdown on where to buy the perfect pair of jeans

Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, “Denim Dudes” showcases a number of dudes working that ultimate American fabric, the blue jean, in a myriad different ways. But where do they find those deep indigo …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tomas Maier's desk, posterior portraits and a museum for worthless but sentimental objects in this week's look at the web

1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the “official era of the big booty.” Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian’s enviable tuchus, it’s easy to forget that they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Refinery29 celebrated all butts from the “round booty to the pancake-ier …