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Maiden Noir F/W16 — Into the Silence

A few years back, maybe 2012, I was a massive fan of Maiden Noir. After their early days making kind of ishy t-shirts that were indistinguishable from All Saints and Passarella Death Squad at the time, the Seattle-based brand seemed … Continue reading

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Timeliness/Timelessness — My Problem with Gosha Rubchinskiy

There’s a joke by Stewart Lee on the first season of his Comedy Vehicle TV series where he laments the success of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books amongst adults, swatting away constant inquiries as to whether he’s read them with, … Continue reading

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15 years — Thoughts on Jane Doe by Converge

Like a lot of teenagers, I went through an angry phase. It manifests itself in different ways for everyone, I’m sure, but music was a really big thing for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it started with the whole nu-metal … Continue reading

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Notes on Christo’s ‘The Floating Piers’ at Lake Iseo

To get from Verona to Sulzano, first you have to get a train about 50 miles West, to Brescia. From there you can get another train that takes you through Paderno and Bornato-Calino, on towards Lake Iseo and its surrounding … Continue reading

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Hello, Assholes – Loving Daughters, the Most Unlovable Band in the World

I grew up in a family that loved comedy. Name any comedy programme from the 1990s and I can guarantee we used to watch it in my house. From Simpsons at 6pm every day to The Fast Show, Smack the … Continue reading

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They Came from the Sun — Remembering YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO

I was talking with a friend the other day about punk. More specifically, we were talking about the legacy of punk and the identity and genres that were spawned from it in the decades that followed, and we differed somewhat … Continue reading

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Frieze 2015 for HighSnobiety

I was asked by HighSnobiety to attend this year’s Frieze Art Fair in London. After spending an afternoon exploring the exhibition I wrote a recap about some of my personal highlights from Frieze 2015. You can read the whole article … Continue reading

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WTaps Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

WTaps is back for Fall/Winter 2015 with its latest collection, continuing with the “Lifist” philosophy that Tetsu Nishiyama has been exploring for the past few seasons. Early imagery suggests that the brand is returning to its original streetwear roots. Official … Continue reading

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The Importance of ‘Clarity’ by Jimmy Eat World

The story of how I first came across new music as a kid is probably the same as it is for a lot of people around my age. My house didn’t have Sky TV so whenever I was around a … Continue reading

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The Look In by Samuel Ashton Smith

‘Man about town’ is probably the best way to describe Sam Ashton Smith (aka SAMSBOWL because Internet). Over the past few years he’s been connected with all manner of projects and proceedings around London including seminal Berwick Street sneaker boutique … Continue reading

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