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30 8 2015

New Lovers: Artist PAUL CHAN Talks About his Foray Into the World of Erotic Literature

In 2010, artist PAUL CHAN founded his publishing project Badlands Unlimited with the mandate of “creating books in an expanded field.” With works ranging from a collection of essays by Saddam Hussein entitled On Democracy (2012) to How to Download A Boyfriend, billed as the first-ever group show in the form of an e-book for the iPad, the…
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Warm Leatherette: DSTM’s Twisted Up SS16 Look Book Images

Berlin-based label DSTM‘s lookbooks are a perennial favorite in Berlin. Since the brand’s inception, designer JEN GILPIN has worked in tandem with photographer and 032c collaborator MAXIME BALLESTEROS, who is also her husband. Together, the pair create photographs imbued with a dark femininity. Black leather and silk dominate the looks, and Ballesteros has his models…
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A Cow Called Exctasy: JAMES GILES and AKEEM SMITH Go Bovine

Marked by its hyper-sculpted physique, the Belgian Blue is a cow amongst calves. Its genetic proclivity for muscle growth—described in cattle terminology as “double-muscling”—has endowed the breed with an uncanny, Schwarzenegger-esque beach bod. The fashion story by photographer JAMES GILES and stylist AKEEM SMITH places this unlikely summer goddess in a deranged context, chronicling an…
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Time Traveling with ALEX MULLINS by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and AARON SILLIS

Since landing on the London design scene in spring of 2013, menswear designer ALEX MULLINS has become known for his self-contained fabricated realities which nevertheless evoke a sense of the familiar. His obsession with Americana is clear; References to 1950s Baltimore, native American biker gangs, cowboys, and surreal patchwork are all rooted in archetypal images, imbuing his designs…
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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT – erudite, pithy, inimitable – has a fluid attitude towards script and character. "I'm not an actor that says, ‘these are the circumstances I need in which to work.' Every project, every different group of actors, dictates the way you work." An interview with the Australian actor.
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The story of NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE and how BALENCIAGA became 21st Century Fashion

On November 5, 2012, Balenciaga announced that it was parting ways with its creative director of 15 years: the legendary innovator NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, who for months following his departure remained quiet amidst endless rumor and speculation about his plans for the future – and, significantly, about those plans’ potential impact on the future of the industry. For 032c, Ghesquière not only …
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We Do What We Want

We Do What We Want

ROBERT SILVERS ignores the market. He’s also the juggernaut behind the New York Review of Books. Robert Silvers doesn’t skip a beat; his heart operation is behind him. The 82 ­year ­old is in his kingdom, the editorial offices of The New York Review of Books. The gentleman of large stature wears a dark suit and…
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Seize the Right Moment: INGE FELTRINELLI

She’s almost 82 and she’s been at the helm of one of Europe’s most significant publishing houses for over 40 years: INGE FELTRINELLI, widow of publisher cum-political activist, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, and heir to his fortune of billions. However, she was successful before her marriage, when she was called Inge Schoenthal, taking iconic images of Greta Garbo and Ernest Hemingway. Here is a …
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THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

FRITZ J. RADDATZ: Quite possibly the brightest – and certainly the best dressed – culture journalist Germany had ever seen. As a major player at the respected weekly Die Zeit in the 1970s and 80s, he shaped the cultural life of West Germany. Always on the Left but never a “lefty,” he drove a Porsche when it was more fashionable to go to demonstrations. He brought James Baldwin to the …
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FRANCESCO VEZZOLI: Plastic, Saturday Night, Milan

The artist FRANCESCO VEZZOLI ­recently had an epiphany. It was not the result of a ­spiritual journey or the discovery of a new author – Vezzoli had his revelation at PLASTIC, a disco heaven in Milan where the rules of club culture are upended and renewed. When he told us that the legendary institution was on the verge of closing, we knew what needed to be done: a series of ­embroidered …
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