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Aaron Rose’s Coney Island

The Coney Island of today is but a shadow of what it once was. As far back as the 1830s, the beachside community was a shining oasis from the city grime, and—long, long before you could get there by taking the F train—was far enough away that it felt...

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Celebrating the Irrational with Artist Zeren Badar

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Turkish-born New York-based artist Zeren Badar recreates classical work with a pop-worthy irreverence. His “Accident Series”–aptly named, given its genesis, but we’ll get to that later–became something of an Internet sensation last year, when the image doyens at Tumblr scooped up one of his...

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From Van Gogh to Kandinsky to Now

“I heard it once said that in order to see…good French one has to go to Germany.” This quote is placed on the wall above Pierre Bonnard’s The Mirror in the Green Room, 1908, an oil on canvas featuring a nude woman bathing and another, sitting, through the reflection...

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SIXTY Listens: Jack White’s Throwback to the Future

If you missed Jack White perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, take a look here at of one of its amazing hoedown moments. If you didn’t, you know that this is one for the books. Besides releasing Lazaretto, White’s second solo album as a CD, he’s recruited...

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Michel Gondry Takes on Love and Boozy Pianos

Reason enough for it to be included as one of our most anticipated indie pictures coming soon. Michel Gondry’s latest film debuts July 18 in both New York (at the Sunshine Cinema) and Los Angeles (to be determined). “Visually enthralling fantasia,” as The New York Times previewed it, we’re...

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Rae Morris “Do You Even Know?”

The beautifully affected, hyper-stylized video for Rae Morris’ “Do You Even Know?” brings to mind the fashionably awkward (though less ’80s gauche) posturing of Guy Bourdin. Directed by Nadia Marquard Otzen, previously responsible for Niki and the Dove’s excellent video for “Tomorrow,” the shoot conveys the paralyzing discomfort of being...

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He is…the Most Interesting Man in the World

In a new updated coffee table book, Oscar de la Renta opens his photo albums for an exclusive peek behind the hedgerow inside his ridiculously sexy-time environs.You got to love Oscar de la Renta. The Dominican Republic-born couturier and world-class Renaissance man has always made it look chic, easy,...

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