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This Week in Culture: December 20, 2013

Take a Lap Tod Hessler takes a 20-hour walk around Manhattan, all the while snapping photos and observing shifting demographics. Windshield Wiper, R.I.P. We all hate the annoying rain spot left by traditional windshield wipers, but that doesn’t mean we want to kill off wipers all together. On another note, Windshield Wiper, R.I.P. would be…

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This Week in Culture: Art Basel Edition

Primer Last week, Art Basel wrapped up in Miami. Couldn’t make it down? Here’s a summary of what you missed. Star Power What other event could attract the likes of Kanye, Kim, Leo, Diddy, Koons Calder, Miro and Basquiat? Girl Power Apparently, there are graffiti artists other than Banksy…and some of them are women. Jeffrey…

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This Week in Culture: December 6, 2013

Artists Collecting Art How four artists of note take their art. This Week in Cinema This lucky journalist got to spend some time with Spike Jonze, and in completely unrelated cinema news The Amazing Spiderman 2 trailer is here. Electro kind of looks like Dr. Manhattan, right? Beneath San Fran Seems like everyone and his…

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This Week in Culture: November 29, 2013

Modern Master The Atlantic does a great photo-retrospective of one of the 20th century’s greatest Architects, Eero Saarinen Books and Beer Bibliophiles, rejoice! The world’s most expensive book went on sale this week. Beer geeks, also rejoice! An extremely rare beer also went on sale. An ongoing feud about a might-be Jackson Pollock is also…

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This Week in Culture: November 22, 2013

How Does It Feel? After 48 years, Bob Dylan releases an official music video for Like A Rolling Stone. And it. Is. Awesome. One Map to Rule Them All Anyone else excited for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? This interactive Middle Earth map will pump you full of more adrenaline than a fight with a Nazgul, as…

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This Week in Culture: November 8, 2013

How To Not Get Arrested We can’t imagine that our readers would have this problem, but just in case… In The Service of Beer The only guys cooler than Trappist monks are warrior monks. Man, we wish we had a link for warrior monks. Super (Starship) Troopers Starship Troopers is the smartest dumbest movie that you’ve…

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This Week in Culture: November 1, 2013

Need for Speed Last month, you may have heard about the guy who drove a 26.5-mile loop around Manhattan in 24 minutes (and subsequently got arrested). This week, we bring you the guy who drove across the United States in a record 28 hours and 50 minutes. And if you’re looking for a different type…

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This Week in Culture: October 25, 2013

Louisville Slugger With the Red Sox in the World Series, there’s no better time to talk about baseball. Or, rather, look at baseball, thanks to this photo essay. Dig the Digs We covered men of note and their coffee. MR PORTER covered men of note and their cars. Now Kempt has done men of note and…

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This Week in Culture: October 18, 2013

Celebrate Life! A murder-free week in NYC? Not bad, New Yorkers. Not bad at all. Villains of the Round Table Hannibal Lecter, head of The League of Villains, just welcomed a new member into the ranks. Congrats, Walter White. You earned it. King Jong-un I may have missed something during government class in high school, but…

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This Week in Culture: October 11, 2013

 Drink Up How could we start This Week in Culture without mentioning that Business Insider released a list of the 20 best beers in the world? Oh, that’s right. We couldn’t. It’s About Time Finally, we understand the Higgs Boson… although we’re still not quite sure what a “gluon” is. High Rise Inception A short…

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This Week in Culture: October 4, 2013

Drive Headed to the UK anytime soon? Here’s something else to see beside the Queen and the Tower of London. It Happened Like This So this guy sends ricin to the President, right, and then tries to frame another dude, an Elvis impersonator who once uncovered a black-market organ harvesting conspiracy while doing janitorial work…

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This Week in Culture: September 27, 2013

For the Fashionistas GQ’s Best New Designers, meet Gap. Gap, meet GQ’s Best New Designers. The rum punch is over there, and here’s some money for a cab ride home. We’ll leave you two alone for a while… Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man Before he died, Jean-Michael Basquiat spent seven years producing…

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This Week in Culture: September 20, 2013

Let’s Rock The Arctic Monkeys have been banging around for a while now, and although they’ve showed flashes of genius, nothing has come together quite as well as AM, their fifth studio album. It’s amazing. It’s sublime. And, if you can figure out how to get the falsetto from “Do I Wanna Know?” out of…

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This Week in Culture: September 13, 2013

What’s Popular? Gone are the days when the whole country crowds around their televisions for a single event, rushes to the store to buy a hit record, or floods the box office for the summer’s blockbuster. What does it mean to be popular in a time when everything is available all the time? The New…

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This Week in Culture: September 6, 2013

Aerial Fashion by Joseph Ford It’s fashion week here in New York. All the elbow-rubbing and preening aside, a stunning mashup (photo above) has surfaced in the form of aerial photography and fashion by Joseph Ford. No Ordinary Passenger In this op-doc, Cabell Hopkins tells the story of Stan Dibben, a daredevil of a bygone…

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This Week in Culture: August 30, 2013

At the behest of our loyal readers and our own internal editorial auditors, we’re bringing back Briefings. Left to languish for the past several months, Briefings is fresh from “the shoe”: leaner, trimmer and ready for click-open-in-new-tab action. Oh, and it has a snazzy new name: This Week in Culture. From style to science, TWIC…