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CALVIN KLEIN INTRODUCES JEANS BODY

Photograph courtesy of Calvin Klein What gets between you and your Calvins this fall? Extra Calvin. Calvin Klein introduces Jeans Body, a new line of denim designed to enhance your silhouette. Special features include an inverted rear seam to frame your waist and butt as well as an extra layer of fabric on the fly to, um, fill out your package. READ MORE: 10 ways to modernize your wardrobe Helmut Newton's SUMO is for sale The new IF Mode bike see more
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It's Time to Buy a Coat Rack

Whether or not you've been swept up in the fedora craze, you need a place to hang your jacket (and hat). Thanks to an inventive crop of designers, you'll find plenty of options that are head and shoulders above their predecessors. Monica Khemsurov 1. The Lean-On wardrobe (pictured above) by minimalist Peter van de Water makes it easy to double your closet space without resorting to a rolling rack. Lean-On by Peter van de Water for Cascando, $615, mockett.com 2. Misewell's handcrafted walnut design seems simple enoughâ¿¿until you lean in to discover that the three sections are held together see more
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60 Seconds with David Cross

Got a minute? Comedian and first-time author David Cross explains how (and where) to read his new book, and the best way to quash a beef with the Cable Guy. Q: I noticed that you dedicated your book, I Drink for a Reason, to yourself. A: Yeah, I love me. I was there every step of the way. Well, there was a short period for about a month that I wasn't available, and that was frustrating, but for the most part . . . Q: There are Internet URLs with bonus material throughout the book. Do you worry that see more
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Daniel Merriweather, Love & War

Daniel Merriweather, Love & War [Sony Music] Though the Australian crooner is hyped as the male Amy Winehouse, that has more to do with his having the same producer (Mark Ronson) and backing band (the Dap-Kings) than with talent. Only on the bouncy "Change" does he achieve the passion of the beehived wonder. Matthew Hendrickson READ MORE: The Avett Brothers blend bluegrass, country, and punk Robert Glasper is a modern-jazz keyboardist with hip-hop love The Arctic Monkeys have evolved
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The 10 Worst Obamafied Words

What's more annoying than hearing "Yes, we can!" in daily conversation? Being confronted with any of these irritating riffs on our president's name. Read—but never use—them. 10. Baractogenerian An Obama groupie over the legal drinking age 9. Obamaggedon See also: Barackalypse 8. Baracklyn The New York City borough of choice for liberal, O-loving hipsters 7. Barackapella The singing of "Yes We Can" sans musical accompaniment 6. Obamabilia All the useless shit you bought to commemorate the inauguration see more
Music

THE AVETT BROTHERS, I AND LOVE AND YOU

The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You [American/Columbia] This North Carolina trio have built a cult following with their blend of bluegrass, country, and a knowing wink of punk. Unfortunately, big-shot producer Rick Rubin slows down most of the songs to a dirgelike pace on what coulda-woulda-shoulda been an epic album. Matthew Hendrickson The Avett Brothers live READ MORE: The Arctic Monkeys have evolved Robert Glasper is a modern-jazz keyboardist with hip-hop love Country star Miranda Lambert see more
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HELMUT NEWSON'S SUMO

Photograph courtesy of Taschen When it was originally released 10 years ago, Helmut Newton's SUMO became an instant classic. At a cost of $15,000, the 66-pound monster—it came with its own podium—was and still is one of the most sought-after and expensive photography books in the world. After a long wait, Taschen debuts a new edition of Newton's erotic masterpiece this month at a far more democratic $150, and a size that won't break your desk. taschen.com READ MORE: The new IF Mode bike Gries Van Noten and Raf Simons on the way we dress now The Burberry trench see more
Music

ROBERT GLASPER, DOUBLE-BOOKED

Robert Glasper, Double-Booked [Blue Note] Glasper is a modern-jazz keyboardist with hip-hop love, and Double-Booked is a frenetic tour of both genres. The first half includes a dazzling take on Thelonious Monk's "Think of One," while the second pays homage to another set of legends with vocals from Mos Def. Matt Hendrickson The Robert Glasper Experiment performing "Thieves in the Night READ MORE: The Arctic Monkeys have evolved Country star Miranda Lambert The Matt Wilson Quartet leaves its mark see more
Tech

THE NEW IF MODE BIKE

Photograph courtesy of areaware.com The sleek fold-up IF Mode bike from Areaware is a model of clutter-free urban efficiency, thanks to its single-swing-arm frame. Commuting to work on two wheels has never been more appealing. areaware.com READ MORE: Gries Van Noten and Raf Simons on the way we dress now The Burberry trench The new D&G fragrance anthology
Movies + TV

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. "New friends can often have a better time together than old friends." —F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night Photograph courtesy of daviddawson.com
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