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Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 Auction: everything must blow!

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Quick! What do a sterling-silver Bulgari postcard, an invitation to the premiere of the 1978 film The Wiz, an Andy Warhol Polaroid of Grace Jones, and a diploma from Syracuse University have in common? Well, they’re all going on the block tomorrow in West Palm Beach, when Palm Beach Modern Auctions sells a collection of rare memorabilia from […]

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Flea-Market Find!: Unknown Rolling Stones Photos From 1965 Showing at L.A.’s Dilettante Gallery

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From Nowness, we see that Los Angeles’ Dilettante gallery is currently showing a collection of heretofore unknown, amazingly candid snapshots of the Rolling Stones on tour in the spring of 1965. Discovered by Lauren White at a flea market in Saugus, California, the images capture a fleeting moment of fragile possibility before the band’s career […]

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Peugeot and Pleyel Create a Piano for the 21st Century

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A collaboration between Peugeot Design Lab and French piano manufacturer Pleyel et Cie, this revolutionary baby grand reflects the visionary elements of automotive futurism. The streamlined design lowers the mechanics of the piano by aligning the keyboard with the cover, which allows the pianist an immediate and precise sound and gives the audience a clear […]

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The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

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Illustrator Neal Fox’s Decadent Cultural Saints in Stained-Glass Windows

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London-based illustrator Neal Fox, known for his quirky, humorous renditions of indelible pop-culture icons, is currently displaying his portraits of cultural figures in stained glass at a Berlin exhibition entitled “Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.” Fox’s work, described as a “phantasmagoric journey through the detritus and mythology of pop culture,” depicts the often debauched, […]

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Madonna 54

Clockwise from top left: With William S. Burroughs; a Herb Ritts portrait, a Steven Meisel photo from "Sex"; back cover art from her 1983 debut album; childhood photo; with dancer friend Martin Burgoyne.

  In 1984, Liz Rosenberg warned me: “Madonna‘s not very good in interviews.” This would be her first magazine profile in the U.S. (for Interview). That same month, a piece in The Face shredded her. That wasn’t why I was there. I had been following her since “Everybody,” and began obsessing when a Downtown friend […]

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Steven Klein Directs Lady Gaga’s New Fragrance Advertisement

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Provocative photog Steven Klein has helmed the new campaign for Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume, which will debut next week. A full wrap-up of fall’s hottest new fragrances will appear here soon.

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Queen’s Jubilee: Grace Jones Hula-Hoops to “Slave to the Rhythm”

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The iconic singer performs one of her classic hits yesterday in Trafalgar Square. Highlights from the concert will be televised tonight on ABC.

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