The whimsical work of Heads, who has photographed campaigns for Levi's and Betsey Johnson, never fails to evoke the halcyon days of youth. Marrying vibrant color with an earthy ambiance, Heads creates a perfect backdrop for Miss September Kelly Gale, whose radiance pops on every page.
No list of brave comic routines can be considered complete without including Stephen Colbert’s performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (The Wildest, Craziest, Most Offensive and Fucked-Up Jokes Ever Told, July/ August).
"Just because I'm a girl doesn't mean I want something darling and pink."
“I grew up a tomboy in New York. I also grew up pretty poor. I couldn’t afford name brands, so I’d go to the Salvation Army, buy something vintage and design my own clothes. For me, being an artist wasn’t just about self-expression; It was a way to survive.
Jägerbombs certainly have their time and place—namely college. But the bittersweet German spirit the drink incorporates is actually mixology friendly, and the artisanal-cocktail community is starting to embrace the complex ingredient.
Poke (poh-kay) has arrived on the mainland. The raw fish snack, which hails from Hawaii, exploded on the West Coast over the past year—Los Angeles alone has more than a dozen poke shops—and now it’s gone as far as Chicago and New York. “I took a family trip to Hawaii in 2012 and fell in love with the stuff,” says Drew Crane, who opened one of Manhattan’s first poke-dedicated restaurants, Wisefish, in January.
You don’t need 27 blades and a subscription service to get a close shave. New versions of the redoubtably sleek safety razor give a design-worthy spin to the classic shaving implement. Unlike plastic razors, which can require excessive pressure, weightier metal razors do most of the work for you.
Downloadable songs and streaming music may have doomed the compact disc, but their popularity has helped breathe life into something much older: the vinyl record. After a nosedive in the 1980s, every facet of the vinyl ecosystem is rebounding.
Pulling off an appealing new take on a classic without seeming lame is easier said than done. Regardless of how much you may admire your old man’s 1970s sense of fashion after bingeing on the dearly departed HBO show Vinyl, you wouldn’t dare pair one of those psychedelic shirts with a Tom Ford suit in 2016.
Q: We’re a heterosexual couple in search of a “unicorn” (an attractive bisexual woman) to join us for a few date nights a week. We’ve had some one-off threesomes but can’t find a partner to join us more long-term. Apps, dating sites, friends, acquaintances—nothing has worked.
Some things you can’t explain, such as the fact that an activity like big-wave surfing is what brings happiness or meaning to your life. When I was 15 years old, my sister was dating a guy from San Clemente by the name of Jon Walla, the best underground big-wave charger in southern California.
Monday Night Football owes much of its immediate success to the filmic style and technical innovations of its first director, Chet Forte. Using about 10 strategically positioned cameras (twice the norm)—some mounted on golf carts, some handheld—as well as “shot-gun” mikes to capture every call and tackle, Forte coaxed a stop-start sport into telegenic narratives.
Who says the Western is dead? Granted, recent sagebrush epics Diablo, Jane Got a Gun and Forsaken bit the dust, but The Revenant made wagonloads of money and won three Oscars. So don’t mourn the noble American genre just yet— especially when director Antoine Fuqua, known for the edgy cop dramas Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest, delivers alean, mean and timely take on the 1960 classic The Magnificent Seven.
September of an election year is the cruelest month. In addition to experiencing the standard winter-is-coming heebie-jeebies, most anyone who cares about politics is worried that the end is nigh. Family dinners become battlegrounds; e-mail forwards provoke fistfights in office parking lots.
I am dropped off at the Israeli Burning Man by Amir (not his real name), a professional tour guide born 60 summers ago in a cave somewhere nearby in the desolate expanse of the Negev Desert. He was with me the night before, when I came as close as I ever have to being murdered.
Arguably, the pop-culture divide between East and West is nowhere more apparent than in the realm of role-playing games. In Asia, the fashion is for depth and rigor, as you see in 100-hour epics such as Star Ocean and Persona. American gamers prefer the slick and streamlined punch of Mass Effect and The Witcher.
FRANCO: You’ve written for my new show The Deuce, but I hear it’s hard to get you to come to the set. PRICE: I find the most boring thing about a movie is the making of the movie. I was the creator of this show for CBS called NYC 22. It was about Harlem rookies.
It was week seven of the 2010 NFL season and we were in Kansas City in front of a riotous crowd. I knew we were in for a bloodbath from the national anthem. I stood on the sideline, hand over my heart, feeling the vibrations of the stadium. Adrenaline and cortisol pumped through my veins, along with Adderall, hydrocodone and Toradol.
A top Republican ad maker sits in the living room of his house under the Hollywood sign, explaining how he uses a three-act structure to sell a candidate. “My spots introduce the candidate in a broad, glorious, positive way,” says Fred Davis, founder of Strategic Perception, a firm that has produced GOP commercials since 1994.
<p>When freelance artist Langley Fox shed her Hemingway last name, it signaled a rebirth— and, as a testament to her abilities, it hasn’t hurt her career. Fashion houses and art-pop magazines have commissioned her work, which “emulates the things around me,” she says.</p>
A black flag whips in the early-morning breeze. Planted in the middle of a rocky hill a few hundred yards south of the mud-walled compound where the Afghan commandos have taken shelter, the flag’s message is clear: ISIS is here, waiting. The mission of the commandos of Afghanistan’s First Platoon, First Special Operations Battalion is straightforward: Find the ISIS fighters and take them out.
A great pair of boots is an investment that will give your look character. And as they get worn in, they’ll become a part of your personal signature. You can wear a classic work boot everywhere and with everything from jeans at a concert to a suit on a date at a nice restaurant.
I told her I was on my way to find my wife, and she offered me a discount at her shop, if I was willing to stop. “These will show her that you care,” she said, stripping the thorns from the marked-down bouquet. I’d had to let the cargo, but it was easy enough to order another, and, in the spirit of our new penny-pinching arrangement, again I shared the ride.
<p>“Women have gained more freedom in both business and everyday life than ever before,” says Miss September Kelly Gale. “Of course, I say that as someone influenced by Swedish culture.” Yes, Kelly is a Swede—born in Göteborg, the country’s second-largest city—but she’s also ethnically Australian, via her father, and Indian, via her mother.</p>
The music video for “I Need a Girl (Part Two)” is peak Puff Daddy absurdity, a guys’ night out of epic proportions that begins with a helicopter landing and ends at a mansion party featuring a girl-to-guy ratio of about 10 to one. For Chauncey Hawkins, then known as the rapper Loon, it was the first time he felt like a hip-hop star.
Black metal, satanic imagery and biker-gang iconography are all subjects that San Francisco-based artist Ben Venom (a.k.a. Ben Baumgartner) lovingly transforms into quilts. Yes, quilts. How exactly did a metalhead with an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute gravitate toward the methods of your great-grandma’s sewing circle?