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Gore Vidal: The Best (Dressed) Man

He's known for many things, including his sharp wit. But it's time people recognize Gore Vidal for his equally sharp style. His new visual memoir, Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History's Glare, presents an overwhelmingly strong case that the novelist, essayist, and playwright should also be classified as a first-rate arbiter of style. read more
Fri, 10/09/09 AT 2:25PM
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From the Slaughterhouse

It's Kurt Vonnegut meets The Hangover; John Steinbeck meets Milk. Check out our weekly posts from Slaughterhouse 90210 for highbrow insights that may just make some sense of some of our guiltiest pleasures. read more
Tue, 10/06/09 AT 9:05AM
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Fifteen Alternative Titles for Sarah Palin's Memoir

Sure, the wannabe VP's book is hotly anticipated—by the left, the right, and her bank account—but don't you think she could have come up with something snappier than Going Rogue: An American Life? read more
Fri, 10/02/09 AT 11:00AM
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The Slits, Trapped Animal

The Slits' first album in 25-plus years evokes their 1979 dub-punk classic, Cut. Despite some ill-advised updates (Auto-Tune, really?), songs like "Pay Rent" crackle with singer Ari Up's fierceness, underscoring why acts like Sonic Youth and Lily Allen cite the band as influences. read more
Fri, 10/02/09 AT 10:00AM
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Sam Haskins' Fashion Etcetera

For the first time in two decades, the renowned portrait and style photographer Sam Haskins is publishing an anthology of his work. Immaculately packaged, Fashion Etcetera showcases the playful nudes and influential fashion spreads that made Haskins a legend. read more
Fri, 10/02/09 AT 9:00AM
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60 Seconds with Nick Hornby

Got a minute? Nick Hornby, the voice of sensitive males and author of a new novel, Juliet, Naked, explains why he no longer writes about sports and how he was artistically inspired by Levi Johnston. read more
Thu, 10/01/09 AT 11:00AM
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Q+A with Julian Casablancas

After three albums, the members of the Strokes—the onetime toast of the New York music scene—are dabbling in the inevitable: side projects. But don't roll your eyes. Lead singer Julian Casablancas' solo effort Phrazes for the Young blows up the dirty downtown rock formula with some synth-pop stylings and even a little emotional gospel-soul. read more
Fri, 09/25/09 AT 10:00AM
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Monsters of Folk, Monsters of Folk

Consisting of M. Ward, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis (both of Bright Eyes), MOF take a stab at becoming a 21st-century CSNY. By and large, they succeed (as on "Man Named Truth"), achieving a warm presence and staying-power potential. read more
Tue, 09/22/09 AT 11:00AM
Culture & Trends

60 Seconds With Gossip Singer Beth Ditto

Got a minute? Beth Ditto, the unapologetic powerhouse behind the Gossip, dishes on tour-bus living, Arkansas yard art, and how to talk to Kate Moss. read more
October 22, 2009
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Mika, The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Mika is not one for subtlety: The U.K. pop star crams his songs with towering choruses, Freddie Mercury-esque vocals, and charging beats. But "We Are Golden" is so memorable—a sort of first-hit-off-the-pipe anthem—you forgive piano and string over-indulgences and enjoy the ride. read more
Mon, 09/21/09 AT 11:00AM
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