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Going ZaZa in Dallas

With the grim reality of Google glassware, the rise of normcore and the existence of the verb “to vape”, it’s troublingly hip to be square in NYC lately. So an escape to the capital of oil-fueled profligacy and brash glamour seemed the only antidote. And with the Obama – Rick Perry cage match already having piled [...]

August 2, 2014 0
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#NailArt How-to with Paintbox NYC Creative Director Julie Kandalec

If you haven’t figured out, yes, it’s nail art week at BlackBook, and yes, our desks are covered in polish bottles. So far we covered nail art designs inspired by the runways of Chanel and Acne… this next one is straight from the mind of celeb manicurist and Paintbox creative director Julie Kandalec. Click on [...]

August 1, 2014 0
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32 Films to See This Weekend: Ashby, Polanski, Wilder + More

Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves [...]

August 1, 2014 0
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FKA Twigs + Haim and Sleigh Bells: The Concerts You Should Be Attending This Week

THURSDAY, JULY 30. If you’re in Chicago and have plenty of party stamina, hit Spin’s Lollapalooza Kick Off Party at Thalia Hall featuring Interpol, Wildcat! Wildcat!, and Gemini Club. If that wasn’t enough, it’s free with RSVP. 9pm, 1807 S Allport St., Chicago, IL. Start your weekend early with the party people of Avan Lava, [...]

August 1, 2014 0
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Get a Closer Look at Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in ‘What If’ With New Stills + Clips

When it comes to instant, meaningful connections with another person, finding that in itself is rare, let alone finding that amidst a house party. But in Michael Dowse’s What If, when two characters happen to meet they form a delicate and passionate kind of friendship filled with the weight of something much more. Starring Daniel Radcliffe [...]

August 1, 2014 0
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Exclusive: See Wild Smiles’ New Video for ‘Never Wanted This’

Photo via Wild Smiles by Steve Gullick  A perfect alternative to your hazy dream pop tracks of summer has come in the form of Winchester natives Wild Smiles. The wonderfully grungy low-fi UK buzz band, comprised of brothers Chris and Joe Peden and drummer Ben Cook, were first discovered by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and have been [...]

August 1, 2014 0
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Alexander Wang Treasures Wash to Shore

Though an actual marble surfboard may sink you straight to the depths of the ocean, there’s no harm in checking out an array of Alexander Wang-ified boards at the designer’s Soho outpost. The latest installation to decorate the store features rows of marble-printed Haydenshapes boards — their Hypto Krypto style — recently awarded Surfboard of the [...]

July 31, 2014 0
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Orlando Bloom Does Hollywood a Favor

Photo by Hengist Decius Justin Bieber once again proves that he’s Hollywood’s biggest douchelord. This time it doesn’t involve peeing in a bucket or speeding his leopard print Audi in the streets of his child-infested Calabasas neighborhood. This drama took place overseas and involved not only Orlando Bloom, but my personal favorite restaurant Cipriani’s as [...]

July 31, 2014 0
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Celebrating Peter Bogdanovich on His 75th Birthday

Film director, writer, actor, critic, producer, historian, and all around raconteur, the perennially ascot-clad Peter Bogdanovich has been making his mark on Hollywood for over fifty years. After moving from film programmer and critic to working with iconic B-movie director Roger Corman, Bogdanovich name an enduring name for himself when he put out a three-string of [...]

July 31, 2014 0
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Exclusive: See the Striking New Video for Ludwig Persik’s ‘Better Is Right’

For years, we’ve had our eye on performer Ludwig Persik. We’ve seen his shows around NYC and loved his “collage of new wave psychedelia and folk,” but now, the USSR-born / LES-raised multi-instrumentalist has really hit his stride. His debut LP No / Go Storm was released earlier this year, alongside a tour with Jamie Lidell. And [...]

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