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  • Critics -New York Fashion Week - Fall 09

    23 February 2009 ( #STYLE )

    As usual, i spent a litlle time scrutinizing the men's wear shows, wondering how designers in this deep recession could convince us to purchase luxury items. There's one thing which itself always strucked me, i never ever saw while reading mainstream...

  • 1407 Tanager Way- Sunset Trip

    10 April 2009 ( #DESIGN )

    Experience the thrill of flight from the moment you ascend the cantilevered stairs of the entrance gallery.You’re awed by sweeping views of city lights and sprawling coastline.As conceived by Mark Schomisch Design, the museum modern architecture is a...

  • Lake Manyara Tree Lodge -Tanzania

    24 February 2009 ( #EXIT STRATEGY )

    Difficult to imagine a more magical retreat from the everyday than these ten swish stilt houses cradled in the boughts of majestic mahogany tree houses.A far cry from from your childhood tree house, this sumptuous safari lodge, designed to exert minimal...

  • 'Nationalize' the Banks

    25 February 2009 ( #OPINIONS )

    Nouriel Roubini Dr. Doom says a takeover and resale is the market-friendly solution. By TUNKU VARADARAJAN New York Nouriel Roubini is always dressed in black-and-white. I have known him for nearly two years, and have seen him in a variety of situations...

  • 1831 Marchetta Place- Sunset Trip - LA

    25 February 2009 ( #DESIGN )

    1831 marcheeta place Sunset Trip Los Angeles Like the clarity of a white diamond, this jewel of contemporary art, designed by Beverly Hills designer Roy Sklarin, sits high above the street below and located in the prestigious "Doheny Estates" neighborhood....

  • John Legend's Evolver is His Best Release to Date

    25 February 2009 ( #CULTURE JUNKIE )

    My friends and I have never called John Legend by his name. Seriously. When Kanye West’s College Dropout came out and the four of us were huddled by the university’s sound stage with our teddy bear t-shirts, he was just the “piano guy,” talented as golden...

  • The Hollywood Portfolio

    25 February 2009 ( #ARTS )

    RON HOWARD and TOM HANKS, The Classicists Four films together: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995) The Da Vinci Code (2006), and the upcoming Angels & Demons (2009). It’s hard to remember how much we underestimated Howard and Hanks when Splash came out. The...

  • The South African's Orient Express

    04 April 2009 ( #EXIT STRATEGY )

    Capital Park Station Lounge - Cape Town For many visitors to South Africa, there is no finer way to see the country than on the popular 48-hour weekly journeys between Pretoria and Cape Town. This 1600-kilometre journey is a perfect illustration of South...

  • TiRon - Ketchup [Mixtape]

    27 February 2009 ( #MUSIC )

    The homie TiRon has just released his latest tape, Ketchup (Mixed by DJ Low Key).Without bias, I can say this dude is definitely somebody you should get to know if you're not familiar with his music already.He's got some brand new joints as well as some...

  • 2654 Eden Place, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

    27 February 2009 ( #DESIGN )

    2654 Eden Place Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Perched above a long private driveway is this stylish designer remodeled contemporary by Waldo Fernandez . Walls of glass open to panoramic views, sexy pool/spa, outdoor entertaining kitchen, fire pit off secluded...

  • In the Mood for love

    27 February 2009 ( #FILMS )

    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...

  • Failure to Rise

    28 February 2009 ( #OPINIONS )

    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...

  • Greenspan's Hidden Agenda

    28 February 2009 ( #MUST READ )

    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...

  • The militant gentleman

    28 February 2009 ( #STYLE )

    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...

  • The New Classics

    28 February 2009 ( #MUSIC )

    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...

  • The Corporation

    28 February 2009 ( #FILMS )

    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...

  • London, the coolest city to live ?

    28 February 2009 ( #EXIT STRATEGY )

    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,...

  • Vaga-bonding with Michael Bastian

    28 February 2009 ( #STYLE )

    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...

  • Bill Maher Takes Aim at the Economic Meltdown

    02 March 2009 ( #CULTURE JUNKIE )

    After teeing off on George W. Bush (a man Bill Maher calls “a thundering doofus”) for the past eight years, the host of Real Time With Bill Maher needs a new comic foil. He tells us in our new issue that he’ll manage to mine comedy from Barack Obama (”He’s...

  • Where the heck is Belle & Sebastian ?

    02 March 2009 ( #MUSIC )

    Scotland's Belle and Sebastian were one of indie rock's most celebrated groups during the '90s. Critics applauded the band's soft, unobtrusive folk rock, while fans connected with the group's lyrics, which perfectly capture a misfit's cynicism, confusion,...

  • Boy A

    02 March 2009 ( #FILMS )

    At 24, having spent his teenage years in prison, Jack thinks he can rebuild his life. Including through the support of Terry, social worker, a kind of father. But the past resurfaces ... Oscillating between the thriller and social drama "Made in Britain",...

  • Revenge of the Glut

    03 March 2009 ( #OPINIONS )

    Paul Krugman Remember the good old days, when we used to talk about the “subprime crisis” — and some even thought that this crisis could be “contained”? Oh, the nostalgia! Today we know that subprime lending was only a small fraction of the problem. Even...

  • 1615 Rising Glen, Sunset Trip

    03 March 2009 ( #DESIGN )

    1615 Rising Glen Rd Sunset Trip, Los Angeles Extraordinary mid-century-modern designed by Janna Levenstein, 2008. Built for entertaining, the house is framed by spectacular city views. The rare grounds are over a half acre, mostly flat. Exquisite master...

  • Forced From Executive Pay to Hourly Wage

    03 March 2009 ( #MUST READ )

    By MICHAEL LUO TEMPE, Ariz. — Mark Cooper started his work day on a recent morning cleaning the door handles of an office building with a rag, vigorously shaking out a rug at a back entrance and pushing a dust mop down a long hallway. Nine months ago...

  • Salvatore : "Mitteleuropean bourgeois vibe"

    03 March 2009 ( #STYLE )

    Salvatore Ferragamo Men's Fall 09 Despite some " high fashionable journalist"s critics labeled him as " a distinctly Mitteleuropean bourgeois vibe in the cape paired with rust velvet pants or the fur-collared blue velvet jacket".As for me ,fashion observer...

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