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Vaga-bonding with Michael Bastian

Vaga-bonding with Michael Bastian

by Christopher Barnard 1. Designer Michael Bastian. 2. One of our favorite looks from the season: Kerouac jacket and chinos with cotton shirt, knit tie, cap, and sweater. 3. Army Navy boots Bastian found for $30. The fall ’09 Fashion Week held in New...

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London, the coolest city to live ?

London, the coolest city to live ?

An icon of expressive contemporary design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with grand hotel service. A legendary hotel with glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms,...

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The Corporation

The Corporation

A film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan In this acclaimed documentary from the co-director of Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomksy and the Media, 40 corporate insiders and critics—including Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, No Logo author Naomi...

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The New Classics

The New Classics

Cook Classics is establishing himself as a stellar and unforgettable voice on the ever-changing music scene Self taught in the art of production, Cook Classics’ versatile style effortlessly blends crisp elements of raw east coast boom-bap with a breezy...

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The militant gentleman

The militant gentleman

The militant gentleman, Carolyn Massey’s figure for this season is reserved, louche, strong, and sophisticated, with a hint of aristocracy. Inspired by a trip through the endless archives of the National Army Museum in Sandhurst, Carolyn Massey’s AW 09...

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Greenspan's Hidden Agenda

Greenspan's Hidden Agenda

The former Fed chief's plug for nationalizing banks is vertigo-inducing. It's also a conflict of interest—and a sign of just how far he has fallen. There is something sad about watching former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan lose most of the intellectual...

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Failure to Rise

Failure to Rise

By PAUL KRUGMAN By any normal political standards, this week’s Congressional agreement on an economic stimulus package was a great victory for President Obama. He got more or less what he asked for: almost $800 billion to rescue the economy, with most...

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In the Mood for love

In the Mood for love

Perpetually in the vanguard of world cinema, Wong Kar-wai reinvents and reenergizes his aesthetic with each new picture. With In the Mood for Love, his latest variation on a cherished theme, he delves into a universe of understated passions restrained...

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Seven Habits of Truly Liberal

Alan Wolfe's persuasive portrait of liberalism. By K. Anthony Appiah Alan Wolfe is the sort of social theorist who would rather be plausible than provocative. Eschewing the lunacies of the left and the right—avoiding even their slighter sillinesses—he...

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