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Interview with an Artist: Vanessa Potier

Interview with an Artist: Vanessa Potier

A Tampa native, Vanessa Potier studied at UCF and works with sculpting and ceramics to make pieces that are all at once beautiful and bizarre. [...]

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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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Shoe Embassy London: There and Back Again in Brilliant British Boots

Shoe Embassy London: There and Back Again in Brilliant British Boots

It was February a few years back, and I was Paris-bound from London armed with a backpack, a train ticket, and like, a totally unessential [...]

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The Velvet Underground’s ‘The Gift’ Goes Visual, Courtesy Christina Brucato

The Velvet Underground’s ‘The Gift’ Goes Visual, Courtesy Christina Brucato

You could go anywhere in the mails… That’s how it began. Waldo would go postal (service, that is) from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and meet his [...]

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Designer Laura Vela Defines Free-Spirited Sophistication

Designer Laura Vela Defines Free-Spirited Sophistication

Reporting by Roberto Garcia Spanish-born designer Laura Vela’s namesake handbag brand is on the quick-rise worldwide. But rewind just a few years, and Vela was [...]

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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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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 [...] >>