“While other far-right elements intellectualize or excuse Trump’s authoritarianism, KANYE provided a concise explanation for the president’s appeal. In a world lacking order, Kanye seemed to say, TRUMP IS DADDY.
West’s new thought allies largely glossed over the red-pill undercurrent of his attraction to Trump. His incoherent grasp of traditional conservative principles would be ignored entirely. But in a movement that now defines itself primarily by its CULTURE WAR with liberal ideas and institutions, West – no matter how erratic he might be or tenuous his grasp of ideology – is a high-profile ally and, more important, a potent LIB-OWNING ASSET.”
“When Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from tha Dogg’s Kitchen comes out on Oct. 23, Snoop Dogg will officially join the pantheon of experts who are here to tell us all how to live well. He’s more relatable than Gwyneth Paltrow, more laid back than his pal Martha Stewart, and less intimidating than Oprah Winfrey—but no less canny an executive than any of them.” (Via Chronicle Books and Quartzy)
Read Jesse McCarthy’s “Notes on Trap” at N+1: “TRAP IS INVESTED in a mode of dirty realism. It is likely the only literature that will capture the structure of feeling of the period in which it was produced, and it is certainly the only American Literature of any kind that can truly claim to have a popular following across all races and classes. Points of reference are recyclable but relatable, TITILLATING YET BORING, trivial and très chic . . . the fusion core of endless momentum that radiates out from an efficient capitalist order distributing itself across a crumbling and degraded social fabric, all the while REPRODUCING and even AMPLIFYING the underlying class, racial, and sexual tensions that are riven through it.”
The late Stephen Hawking was convinced that humanity's time on Earth was coming to a close, and proposed Proxima Centauri b as a second planetary home. The transition off-world is one subject in a new fashion book by stylist Nicole Walker and Anders Haal, founder of Stockholm-based fashion label HAAL, that considers the illogic of borders on a cosmic scale. Here we preview the book's opening visual essay.More
Since 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy has provided a roving laboratory for emerging musicians to incubate ideas and grow. Twenty years later the Academy, which takes place every Fall, has returned to Berlin – the city where it all started. 032c spoke to co-founder Many Ameri for personal highlights and reflections on a city in flux.More
“We are not talking to Facebook and Google about whether or not to introduce a complete change where all their business models are completely upended overnight. We are not asking their permission.” TIM BERNERS-LEE wants to decentralize the Internet, and give you back your data, via Fast Company.
At Paris Fashion Week 2018, Rick Owens's self-possessed muses and flaming pyre created a dark counterforce on a day of reactionary triumph in Washington DC. Originally published in 032c Issue 19, Carson Chan interviews RICK OWENS at his home, studio and gym – and discovers how the American in Paris has managed to create a "total aesthetic."More
Today we remember our friend, dog lover, and sneaker king Gary Warnett, who died one year ago and would have been 40 this year. Here we republish an interview Warnett held with Adidas SPEZIAL chief Gary Aspden – just a tiny fragment of the journalistic output by the former 032c contributor.More
The South Korean artist will open her first solo exhibition in Germany this Friday, September 29, in Berlin, a collection of dreamscapes and architectural interventions that draw influence from speculative fiction, critical theory, and cinematic dystopias. Exhibition curator and newly minted Gropius Bau director Stephanie Rosenthal spoke to 032c in advance of the opening as Berlin gears up for its fall Art Week.More