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August 2014

Power Up

Continental-chic Valentino meets tech-giant Mophie for the limited-edition Rouge Absolute power-station—the utmost refinement in getting charged and ready.

Melitta Baumeister Breaks the Mold

It's a natural fit that Dover Street Market, the high-minded eclectic retail brainchild of Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo, has added German-born, New York-based designer Melitta Baumeister's collection to its stable of designers.

Night Swim

With romantic-sounding ingredients like resurrection flower, a personalized, effective eye cream can be hard to find.

Discovery: Bosco

Bosco is a talented multi-disciplinary R&B songstress who is thoughtfully strategic when it comes to what people hear. Head to her Soundcloud, and you'll find four distinct tracks spread over a 10-month period.

Getting Reacquainted with The Antlers

The Antlers are one of the few bands in modern music that are able not only to delicately straddle the divide between beauty and despair, but to make the dichotomy seem perfectly natural.

The Track
Of The Week

The Philosophy of Cormega

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Anton Corbijn's Spy Games

Anton Corbijn has directed music videos for the U2, Depeche Mode, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Joy Division, and Nirvana.

Trailer Face-Off: Laggies vs. The Guest

This week: Laggies vs. The Guest, two Sundance-premiered films that star British leads with faux American accents as unexpected houseguests.

New Again: Alain Resnais

From the emotional and physical wreckage of the American bombing of Hiroshima emerges a romance between a nameless French woman (referred to only as She) and Japanese man (He) in Alain Resnais' 1959 masterpiece of Nouvelle Vague cinema, Hiroshima Mon Amour.

Naomi Foner

Very Good Girls, screenwriter Naomi Foner's directorial debut, is an earnest film. But earnest shouldn't be an insult.

The Focus of Mike Cahill

In his second film, Mike Cahill expands on many of the themes he explored in 2011's Another Earth; most notably, both the vast possibilities of science and everything it leaves unexplained.

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Japanamerica: Ivan Orkin x Cibo Matto

Ivan Orkin—chef and proprietor of Ivan Ramen, the Lower East Side's gem of a ramen shop—looks on as Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori, the frontladies of New York-based Japanese band Cibo Matto, delicately slurp up his immaculately prepared noodles, chopsticks in one hand and spoon in the other.

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Weekend News Roundup!

Here's our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the holiday weekend.

Peter Markus, Bird by Bird

In The Fish and the Not Fish, Trenton, Michigan-based writer Peter Markus takes us inside rustic river towns turned mythic through the eyes of childhood and the innovative use of language. 

The 24th Hour

Four years ago, Manny Coto and Evan Katz stopped dreaming up new missions for Jack Bauer, the dogged counter-terrorist agent played by Kiefer Sutherland on Fox's serial thriller, 24

Armchair Traveler: Free the Form

The art world too global for you? Each week, Interview highlights in pictures the shows you'd want to see—if you could jetset from one international hub to the next.

Occupy George

The "Disobedient Objects" multimedia exhibition showcases items created by various protest movements over the past 30 years, at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, from July 26 to February.

Sly Vision

Calling Christopher Williams a photographer's photographer might be somewhat reductive.

Zane Fix and Stella Michaels

On Tuesday, July 22, the Delphian "Jap Pop" artist Zane Fix and his partner in crime, the self-possessed and highly expressive painter Stella Michaels, will be holding a nocturnal celebration at the always-evolving Stray Kat Gallery, now located in a cavernous warehouse space in the shadow of the High Line on 14th Street in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. 

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Glimpses of the performance artist Boychild being slathered with paint are interspersed with the visage of a wistful-looking young woman, and men in cutoff denim hold a canvas while the artist, similarly attired and seen only from the back, flings himself at it. 

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Shailene Woodley

Perhaps now more than ever, pop culture is neurotically obsessed with—and commercially geared toward—the very young and the interminably restless. But as it turns out, the next generation of actors, musicians, artists, designers, athletes, models, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses-in-the-making—many of them still in their teens or early twenties—are less concerned with romanticized notions of youth and reveling in some kind of pre-packaged rebellion than they are with doing something meaningful and making their own marks

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Emporio Armani Sounds x Standard Sounds

July 22, 2014 @ The Standard East Village, NYC