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Edgar Ramirez: Venezuela’s leading man, and ascending Hollywood hero

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Edgar Ramirez: Venezuela’s leading man, and ascending Hollywood hero

“Edgar was in a car accident this afternoon.” The email read, “We will need to reschedule his interview this evening.” The adventure that is life is profoundly unpredictable. You can be riding high, riding low, riding in the middle, or sitting next to your horse not even riding at all, and some tameless externality can run a stop sign and […]

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YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II

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YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II

“I want my career to have the freedom of a theater school. I have played kings and clowns and everyone in between."

When Yahya Abdul-Mateen II suggested meeting at a tattoo shop in Chinatown instead of a café, I had reservations. My fears were assuaged, however, when Abdul-Mateen II, beaming, shows me his first tattoo—two sparsely rendered stick figures on his wrist representing him and his father. For his other wrist, he plans—today, with me—to get a small ladybug to remind him […]

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The Repercussions Isssue: Edgar Ramirez

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The Repercussions Isssue: Edgar Ramirez

Photographed by Ian Morrison and styled by Dani Michelle
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture coat and pants and Madeworn shirt.

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Ward Robinson doesn’t want you to try too hard

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Ward Robinson doesn’t want you to try too hard

The photographer and Animals Magazine founder on his unique aesthetic and fake intimacy in photos

Ward Robinson is the black sheep. While other members of his family chose more societally upstanding life roles like “financial guy” or “SF MoMA Chairman of the Board,” Ward took 47 hits of acid before he could vote and started drumming for plural punk bands. His sister, also known as “Mom” to some, did not approve, his Mom, also known […]

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The Secret Life of Bloodboy

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The Secret Life of Bloodboy

On the eve of her ascension, L.A.’s rising pop provocateur exposes herself.

If you were in a philosophizing mood, you could easily argue that music is like a poorly kept secret. Both things originate from an unseeable event or process in someone’s life. Both mutate, expand, evolve and gain meaning as time goes on. And, like a secret, music is something you catch wind of secondhand — it’s spread by hurried word […]

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Michael Rakowitz is not a political artist

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Michael Rakowitz is not a political artist

“I want reality."

Although he inaccurately receives a “political art” label, Michael Rakowitz is interested, rather, in creating projects that foster community and provide visibility for communities through methods of idiosyncrasy. Consider one of his most well known works, “Enemy Kitchen,” first held in New York before moving to his adopted home of Chicago (Rakowitz teaches at Northwestern University). Exploring the connections between different […]

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Todd Solondz on filmmaking, aging, and Weiner Dog

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Todd Solondz on filmmaking, aging, and Weiner Dog

"Life definitely got better as I got older. You have less time so you have to use it more wisely."

“I’ve got a blow up doll, and she looks like you, little girl…” sings ultra-cool high schooler Steve Rodgers in a garage while 12-year-old Dawn Wiener watches from the hood of a car, dancing in Todd Solondz’s 1995 cult film Welcome to the Dollhouse. The relationship between Rodgers and Wiener— her idolizing him with an ardent, pre-teen lust; him drinking […]

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THE WALK OF GAME

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THE WALK OF GAME

A women's fashion story featuring looks from FW '16 from Gucci, Kenzo, and more
Photographed by Ben Lamberty
Styled by Joseph Episcopo
Models: Eva Klimkova, Gabriel Marques, Louis Mayhew, and Ian Mellencamp
Hair: Matthew Tuozzoli
Makeup: Stefanie Willmann

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But I swear mom, house painting is a growing industry

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But I swear mom, house painting is a growing industry

Model: Hirschy
Hair: Stacey Tan for Art Department
Makeup: Michal Cohen
Stylist: Zoe Costello for Jed Root

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The Smoking Guns share their summer playlist

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The Smoking Guns share their summer playlist

"We dare you not to dance!"

Flaunt scored the lowdown on London’s most exciting DJ duo The Smoking Gun’s summer playlist. The girls — London born singer/songwriter Iraina Mancini and Canadian actress/ filmmaker Samantha Michelle — have proven their uniqueness as DJs, spinning Northern Soul, 60s rhythm & blues and old school rock-n- roll, mixed with rare grooves, classic tunes, beats and soul. Their playlist (with commentary) proved […]

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