Björk and the TV Set

Watch Björk take apart a TV in 1988 to show its "scientifical truth" and to warn against lying poets...

Apr 22, 2016 10:46:00
YSL Coloring Book

YSL is Now a Coloring Book

Finally, a coloring book featuring Yves Saint Laurent's most iconic designs. Made with the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, it's truly flattering imitation.

Based on the designer's original sketches, the line drawings show the breadth and versatility of his creations, ranging from harlequins and the Carnival of Venice to Pop Art and Piet Mondrian, as well as the cultures of Asia, Africa, and beyond.


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Apr 21, 2016 21:30:00

RIP Prince

His publicist has confirmed that Prince died this morning in his Minnesota estate, days after he was rushed to the hospital with a severe flu. He had been battling the illness for several weeks.

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Apr 21, 2016 13:33:00

A Moment for Barbette

Barbette was a drag pioneer, circus acrobat, toast of Paris, friend of Josephine Baker, muse (and lover, briefly) of Jean Cocteau, and frequent subject of Man Ray's lens.

It's been a century since the Texas native first stunned audiences by performing trapeze and high-wire stunts in full drag, yanking off his wig and striking a masculine pose.

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Apr 20, 2016 23:19:00
Drowning World

Stirring Images of a Drowning World

South African photographer Gideon Mendel spent nearly ten years traveling to flood-stricken parts of the world — Haiti, Pakistan, Nigeria, Thailand, Brazil — to make these remarkable portraits of submerged inhabitants.

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Apr 19, 2016 20:13:00
Francisco Costa, Raf Simons

Two Major Exits from Calvin Klein

Big news out of Calvin Klein today. Both the brand's women's and men's creative directors, Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, respectively, are out. In a statement today, the company revealed it will bring together its divisions under one global strategy, effectively becoming a behemoth in the style of its European counterparts.

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Apr 19, 2016 15:19:00
Triadic Ballet, 1920s

The Bauhaus Ballet Turns 100

It's been a century since the Bauhaus Ballet, more commonly known as the Triadic Ballet, was first developed by Oskar Schlemmer. In 1916, the notion of avant-garde was also in its infancy, thus the two came of age together. The ballet toured all during the 1920s, helping to spread the philosophy of the German art school — that is, extreme minimalism and functionality — throughout Europe and the world.

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Apr 19, 2016 10:15:00

The Arresting Art of Keith Haring

While exploring the internet underground, we uncovered this fantastic 80s-era video of Keith Haring illegally chalking up subway walls with his inimitable pictographs. The arresting cop was apparently oblivious that the artist also happened to be the subject of a solo show at a Soho gallery (can you spot Francesco Clemente in the crowd?).

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Apr 18, 2016 14:07:00
Pope Francis

The Pope and Trans Youth

Two years in the making, Pope Francis has come out with his long-awaited report regarding the Catholic church's official teachings on the topic of marriage and family — and it doesn't look good for LGBT. Calling trans youth “self-centered” and “self-absorbed,” he states, "The young need to be helped to accept their own body as it was created, for thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation."

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Apr 17, 2016 13:01:00

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