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Sarah Ruba’s Creative Bender

Sarah Ruba’s Creative Bender

Despite its obvious drawbacks, modeling is the perfect job to have while pursuing a career in the arts, says Sarah Ruba. They’re mutually beneficial. As [...]

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ELLINGSON: From Jams To Gems

ELLINGSON: From Jams To Gems

“I don’t even know what happened,” says Aaron Ellingson, former guitarist of the indie-pop “haute rock” band, Young Empires. “It honestly felt like a break [...]

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Printed Matter: A Breath of Democratic Air In the Art World

Printed Matter: A Breath of Democratic Air In the Art World

In Brooklyn author Gary Shteyngart’s novel Super Sad True Love Story, which paints a bleak yet believable not-so-distant dystopian future set in New York, books [...]

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Melissa Butler’s Toyo 4×5 View

Melissa Butler’s Toyo 4×5 View

New York-based photographer Melissa Butler started as some photographers do: wandering through the world at an early age,  absorbed by the malleable brain of a kid, in which [...]

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The Dame with Damn Fine Pipes: Ivy Levan

The Dame with Damn Fine Pipes: Ivy Levan

IVY LEVAN is the truculent pumpkin ripping the music rule book into itsy bitsy shreds. Some call her Ivy, some just call her the Dame; [...]

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Artist Halley Zien Unleashes the Beast

Artist Halley Zien Unleashes the Beast

Looking at Halley Zien’s art, you might not expect the petite brunette with girl-next-door looks and a seemingly happy-go-lucky demeanor to be behind the visceral, [...]

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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
Stranger on the Third Floor Insomnia by Dan Crosby Badlands by Richard Dubois Down Time LA by Steven Burton
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 [...] >>