Fashion

100 Days of Summer: A Book That Proves Fashion People Do, in Fact, Eat

There are 100 days between March 12 and June 21, the official beginning of our favorite season. So every day between now and then, we'll be highlighting the products, places, and experiences we can't wait to use, visit, and have once summer rolls around. Days left: 73 Common lore may say that there's food, there's fashion, and never the twain shall meet. But that could't be more incorrect. Fashion people (most of 'em, at least) love a good meal—just check out the restaurant scenes captured by stylish folks during Fashion Week. Taking advantage of the overlap is the online collective see more
Books

This Instagram Account Shows What NYC Subway Riders Are Reading

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Rachael: "My boyfriend recommended this book to me and even though it was published in 1857, it's definitely relatable to a modern person. The language is still understandable and beautiful and eloquent. It's a really nice read. But I hope I'm not like Madame Bovary. She's never happy with the best things around her." @rachaelleenelson #thankful #thanksgiving #newyork #nyc #bookreview #subwaybookreview #book #gustaveflaubert #madamebovary #realist #novel #love #reading #subway #bookloversunite #author #fall #readinglist #list #bookclub #readingisawesome #bookworm #instagood #igers #style #follow #instabook #iphoneonly #vsco A photo posted by Subway Book Review (@subwaybookreview) on Nov see more
Books

Kim Gordon's New Memoir, by the Numbers

In Kim Gordon's revealing new memoir, Girl in a Band (HarperCollins Dey Street, $28; out February 24), the post-punk goddess looks back on her upbringing, New York City in the eighties, and the much-publicized breakups of Sonic Youth and her 27-year marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore. We take an accounting of her enviable longevity. • • • see more
Books

A New Book Reveals the Secrets of North Korea's Would-Be Film Industry

Paul Fischer has uncovered a story about a film producer who would make any Sony exec look warm and fuzzy: In 1978, unimpressed with the quality of North Korean cinema, dictator-in-training Kim Jong-il kidnapped South Korea's most famous director and actress and, over the next eight years, forced them to make seven movies. Here, a few secrets about Dear Leader the Cinephile that Fischer reveals in his exhaustively researched new book, A Kim Jong-il Production. see more
Books

Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Be Oprah Winfrey

The first thing we thought when we read the news about Mark Zuckerberg's book club was, Does Oprah know? Because while we're all about literacy, being a part of the cultural conversation, and advancing new ideas, we couldn't help but think that the Facebook founder's New Year's resolution to read a book every other week (and to get the legions of people who use his social-networking site to follow suit) might step on the toes of the reading project that his fellow billionaire Winfrey has been running on and off for almost 20 years. If you want to start reading see more
Books

Celebrity Photographer Mario Testino on Instagram, Shooting Royals, and His New Whisky-Inspired Project

There's a reason why Mario Testino's new book costs $3,500. It's not just because he's among the most powerful and celebrated photographers in the world and he can charge whatever he likes. Nor is this merely a limited-edition kind of thing, though there are only 1,000 (collectible) copies available. The Macallan Masters of Photography Book is actually kind of a hybrid coffee-table-book-cum-liquor-cabinet in a black lacquer box. In addition to the photos captured at a Beijing photo shoot and one signed color print, it's filled with precious whisky—samples from six of the best casks at Macallan. We spoke to the see more
Design

Can We Get These Harry Potter Book Concepts on Sale Before the Holidays?

There's not really much we ask for during the holidays. Decent weather, a good time around the table with our families at various holiday meals, and less conflict in the world in general. But man, oh man, do we really want these designs for all seven Harry Potter books to go into production. see more
Books

Put Your Stamp (or Someone Else's) on One of These Great Notebooks

Maybe you know someone who really tried to go paperless this year. Maybe he failed, because he's one of those poor souls for whom not much eclipses the feeling of putting an actual pen to physical paper. And maybe, in this instance, you should stop crying about green living and get him a stack of beautiful notebooks for the holidays. see more
Books

Inside Kurt Cobain's Last Photo Shoot

Kurt Cobain died a little more than eight months after Jesse Frohman haphazardly photographed Nirvana in the basement of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Instead of the multilocation shoot he was expecting, Frohman was forced to grab a roll of film he had in his car and set up in a basement conference room barely large enough to hold the band. Kurt Cobain: The Last Session, which is out this week, chronicles the few hours Frohman spent with the band in that basement (and a rehearsal later that evening at the Roseland Ballroom). Below, Frohman talked with us about waiting for see more
Books

Holiday Entertaining Tips From the "Sheik of Chic," Valentino

With the holidays right around the corner, the release of Valentino's new book At the Emperor's Table, which details how the legendary designer entertains at his homes around the world, couldn't be better timed. see more
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