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Feral Column

For They Shall Possess the Land

“I tried to break the spell—the heavy, mute spell of the wilderness—that seemed to draw him to its pitiless breast by the awakening of forgotten and brutal instincts, by the memory of gratified and monstrous passions.” —Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness How separable is a human from their culture? Does the soul speak to us in English or does it […]

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Gower to the 101 to the 110 to the 105 to Sepulveda way

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Gower to the 101 to the 110 to the 105 to Sepulveda way

Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead of Me, and Vice Versa

We went out and found ourselves bumper-to-bumper for hours, risking life and limb, dodging bullets, destroying the ozone, witnessing bloodshed, despair, and untamable road rage, all on our daily commute to the office. And our check engine light just lit up.   Photo: Menglin Huang LOCATION: BEIJING, CHINA “Calcutta: Minister son ‘kills’ student in road rage” —The Telegraph India, 22 […]

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I Know The Grind Because My Parents Were Driven Apart By It

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I Know The Grind Because My Parents Were Driven Apart By It

Photographed by Alexandra Leese

Photographer: Alexandra Leese at alexandraleese.com. Stylist: Richard Sloan for SaintLukeartists.com. Models: Daniela kocianova for imgmodels.com, London and Robbie mckinnon for supamodelmanagement.com. Hair: Liam Curran for Frankagency.co.uk using Unite Hair. Makeup: Naoko Scintu for SaintLukeartists.com using Jurlique. Manicure: Imarni for SaintLukeartists.com using Orly. Styling Assistant: Otter Hatchett. Location: F Block Roof of The Old Truman Brewery at trumanbrewery.com, London.

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Memory, All Alone in the Moonlight Or I remember the time I knew what happiness was

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Memory, All Alone in the Moonlight Or I remember the time I knew what happiness was

Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Can a petticoat made with ancient gold-lamé embroidered with flowers and landscapes of pearls, paillettes, and silk threads worn with toga muslin beads and pearls and aqua marine crystals—baptized The Princess from the Land of Porcelain after an 1865 painting by the American impressionist artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler—that required a minimum of 1,400 hours of laborious handiwork by skilled […]

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Kaitlyn Dever

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Kaitlyn Dever

Drift Like Worried Fire

In a lot of ways, Kaitlyn Dever is your average teenage girl: She just got her license and her first car. She’s really been enjoying driving to work by herself for the first time. She posts photos with friends and co-workers on Instagram. But at the same time, life is anything but ordinary for the 17-year-old from Dallas. The job […]

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Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

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Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe

A Selection of Data About Data

PREFACE Consider, — Ninety percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. — It’s estimated that in 2013, humanity generated 4-5 zettabytes of data—an amount that exceeds the quantity of data in 46 trillion print issues of The Economist, which if laid out sheet by sheet on the ground, would cover the total land surface area […]

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Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa

Turnt Up, Still Down

Wiz Khalifa isn’t in denial. He just exercises positivity first. When his wife of one year, model Amber Rose, was using Twitter to accuse him of cheating on her and to add a PR push to their divorce papers, Wiz tweeted a picture of himself hugging a French bulldog puppy. He captioned it “Smile for the day” and followed with, […]

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Fine, You Can Keep Fluffy and I Will Keep Château de Chenonceau

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Fine, You Can Keep Fluffy and I Will Keep Château de Chenonceau

Photographed by David Agbodji

Photographer: David Agbodji at HeartofBullStudio.com. Models: Heidy de la Rosa for IMGmodels.com, N.Y. and Julian Schratter for SoulArtistManagement.com, N.Y. Hair: Anthony Joseph Hernandez for Wilhelmina.com. Makeup: Carlo Longo for ba-reps.com. Beauty Notes: Diorskin Poudre Libre Matte and Luminous Hydrating Loose Powder, Rouge 5 Couleurs Couture Colours and Effects Eyashadow Palette in Jardin, Versailles, Montaigne and Bar, 5 Couleurs Designer All-in-One […]

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Lucy Hale

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Lucy Hale

She’s Sitting in the Catbird’s Seat

Lucy Hale is a tricky person to track down. After a week of missed connections, we’re cheerfully chatting away on the phone as she cruises over Laurel Canyon. She’s gushing about her photo shoot: “It was one of the coolest shoots I’ve ever done—we put on a short bob wig, and makeup I don’t usually use. I’m definitely out of […]

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Hanna Müller

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Hanna Müller

No Such Thing As Static Happiness

Some indigenous peoples renounce imagery of the dead because they know that to see the dead portrayed is to summon and agitate their immortal spirit—to revive and reawaken them through memory. Swedish illustrator Hanna Müller’s work is an imprint of an imprint. An abstraction from a photographic form that is itself abstracted from some fleeting moment of existence. Photography adds […]

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