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Puro Instinct

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Puro Instinct

We caught up with the sisters to discuss the music that constitutes the soundtrack of their lives, the psychic synergy of siblings, and the beauty of L.A.

L.A is a place that doesn’t appear to need any more of its stories to be told. From The Big Lebowksi to Mulholland Drive, Maps to the Stars and Knight of Cups, the city has had its seedier underbelly carved up and dissected in film and music to the point where everyone believes they know what it is as a place, a symbol […]

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Fancy your having no sunshine in London

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Fancy your having no sunshine in London

Photographed by Easton Schirra
Modelled by Alex Boldea
Styled by Natalie Hemmati
Makeup by Crystal Liz
Hair by Sean Harris

Easton Schirra: My work is always in a whirlpool of turmoil and intimacy. The connection that is made between the subject and myself, always proves to be the most igniting force in my imagery. I love people. The way they move, the way they act and the intricate pieces of their beauty attract me. I feel the light and let it dance upon their […]

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Istanbul Water And Power

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Istanbul Water And Power

From the Flaunt Archives, a story photographed by Louis Canadas in the Jewel of the East, for Issue 122, the first Denim Issue.

“The urban blur that Parr so poetically captured is not just palpably pulsing—rather, it feels like an energetic, gleeful, full throttle fever of an 14 million strong, truly modern city, recently risen again out of thousands of unmistakably unique years.”

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Frank Oz at the Geffen

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Frank Oz at the Geffen

"At once subtle, personal and spectacular"

Part magic show, part puppet show, part ethereal interactive brain-child of veteran director Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, The Dark Crystal), In & Of Itself is, among other things, very aptly named. It is a show that occupies its own unique place in the world of theatrical experience. Creator and master magician Derek DelGaudio holds the audience of the Geffen Playhouse in rapt attention as he […]

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S.F. Bart and L.A. Metro had a transit haiku throwdown

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S.F. Bart and L.A. Metro had a transit haiku throwdown

Here are the highlights.

It started like this: We challenge @metrolosangeles to a transit poetry slam. Haikus only. Your move, LA. — SFBART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016 Believe it or not There’s a subway in LA (Transit, not sandwich)@metrolosangeles — SFBART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016 Accept our challenge Your silence is deafening NorCal is best Cal@metrolosangeles — SFBART (@SFBART) June 24, 2016 Then LA […]

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Jules Kim

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Jules Kim

"I trial run every concept to see how it responds to real life scenarios like working, hailing cabs, getting tipsy..."

Jewelry design is seldom as avant-garde as the sartorial world, but a rare exception lies in the NYC-based Jules Kim. Her cutting-edge precious metal pieces have made waves with celebrity clients like Rihanna and Beyoncé, and have appeared in high profile films like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Kim takes old metals and stones  and turns them into entirely […]

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The rumors were true: Betty Davis’ secret sessions to be released

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The rumors were true: Betty Davis’ secret sessions to be released

The never-before-heard session planted the seeds for her groundbreaking funk albums

The world was not ready for Betty Davis, the afro-embracing, fishnet-clad soul sister and goddess of funk. She was unapologetically sensual and unadulteratedly open, a rawness that infused her voice, her music, and the stars she influenced. For nearly half a century, Davis fans have debated rumors of a session recorded in 1969 at Columbia’s 52nd Street Studios in NYC. The session would have been […]

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25 retrospective years of Faggotry with Bruce LaBruce

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25 retrospective years of Faggotry with Bruce LaBruce

The aptly titled "Faggotry" is at L.A.'s Lethal Amounts Gallery

Maybe it is particularly difficult to find financing for queer feminist films with a little porn action thrown in. Unless you’re Bruce LaBruce, babe. A shit-hot force to be reckoned with in queer cinema, photography and way, way beyond. In 25 years he’s started, edited and written queer punk magazines so underground you’ll never hear of them (Google “J.D.s” and “Don’t Be Gay […]

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Scarlett Carlos Clarke

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Scarlett Carlos Clarke

"I put everything into my work, my blood, sweat and tears"

The rising British image-maker Scarlett Carlos Clarke is waging a war upon the narcissistic selfie culture of our era – producing candid explorations of identity that re-introduce a no-filter proto-punk feminist aesthetic into style culture. The daughter of the late great photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, often described as the British Helmut Newton, she creates work that is by turns shocking, […]

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Delorean Muzik LP

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Delorean Muzik LP

If the album were a drink, it would be whiskey on the rocks

Muzik. So reads the title of Spanish alternative dance band DeLorean’s new LP, and the title is apt. The album’s rhythmic beats and dreamy vocals are simple, straightforward, and sweet, but the tracks are more than effortless alt pop or repetitive house music. The tracks are layered, manicured, and dense, a conglomeration of many different sonic aesthetics and influences. It’s […]

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