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Rent in the U.S. is Killing the Middle Class in Major Cities

Rent in the U.S. is Killing the Middle Class in Major Cities

Just as the inequality gap is rising all over the world, so is our inability to pay rent. That is why more often than not, [...]

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Pérez Art Museum Miami: Glitter Glue

Pérez Art Museum Miami: Glitter Glue

“I decided to create a whole new body of work using glitter because nobody has the nerve to paint with glitter glue.” – Edouard Duval-Carrié Edouard Duval-Carrié [...]

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How FIFA has Failed as an Institution

How FIFA has Failed as an Institution

FIFA is an embarrassment today more than ever. The Federation de Football Internationale has been failing as an institution while it promotes free-play and transparency [...]

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Peace, Love, and Phone Booth Libraries

Peace, Love, and Phone Booth Libraries

So it began in Berlin. In 2011, Konrad Kutt of the Institute for Sustainability in Education, Employment and Culture (INBAK) began the BücherboXX initiative. It [...]

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The Future of Instant Photography: Impossible Project

The Future of Instant Photography: Impossible Project

A few years back, I unearthed a very fresh Polaroid Spirit 600 Camera from my parents’ basement. And by very fresh, I mean there was [...]

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The Dark Side of the World Cup

The Dark Side of the World Cup

Oh the joy, the adrenaline, the ecstasy of that last minute goal! You’re at a bar or at your house watching the World Cup from [...]

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Downtowner by Neil Francis Dawson & Lisa Nguyen

Downtowner by Neil Francis Dawson & Lisa Nguyen

Photographer: Neil Francis Dawson Stylist: Lisa Nguyen Makeup: Jen Myles Hair: Nicole Blais Model: Lydia  (Next) Equipment provided ROOT STUDIOS
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CONTRA tv presents Create + Influence Episode 10 – Hooman Majd

CONTRA tv presents Create + Influence Episode 10 – Hooman Majd

Create + Influence is a CONTRA tv original series; conversations with the people about ideas that matter most to the creative class. Meet Hooman Majd, man [...] >>
David Gensler – Being Human

David Gensler – Being Human

There’s an old Spanish saying that I found tucked inside a pack of matches: “Tell me who you run with and I’ll tell you who [...] >>
Natalie Off Duty

Natalie Off Duty

Natalie Suarez is the impossibly chic lady behind the highly addictive “Natalie Off Duty,” her blog that four years ago began quite literally in her [...] >>
“Pretty Vacant”: Assessing The Met’s Flippant Look At Punk Aesthetics

“Pretty Vacant”: Assessing The Met’s Flippant Look At Punk Aesthetics

In 2010, The Guardian’s Paul Lester wrote, “Pop was once a home for misfits and weirdos, troublemakers and problem children, anxious, paranoid individuals who skulked [...] >>
CONTRA at Coachella (First Weekend 2013)

CONTRA at Coachella (First Weekend 2013)

It’s both one of the best music festivals in the world and an impromptu fashion show, a gathering where thousands of music fans – ravers, [...] >>
Honest to Goodness Mr. Dougie

Honest to Goodness Mr. Dougie

Honest Ed’s is synonymous with ‘landmark’ for most Toronto residents. They know it’s the spot for the best deals on cheap products, for nearly every [...] >>