Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. How Income Inequality Led to the Creation of Monopoly While Monopoly may be the world’s best-known board game, the story behind its creation has long been shrouded in mystery—until now. A man named Charles Darrow is usually the one credited...
Major Lazer in Cuba
Caribbean-influenced EDM act Major Lazer—whose current line-up is made up of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—put on one of their most meaningful performances yet this past Sunday. The venue: the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Platform, just across...
The Cuba Archive by Tria Giovan
NYC- and Sag Harbor-based photographer Tria Giovan traveled to Cuba 11 times during the severe economic depression of the '90s, snapping over 25,000 images with a sense of urgency. Her photos reveal glimpses of perseverance and enduring spirit in one...
Joanna Newsom: Leaving the City Oftentimes, a live performance not only reveals the true wonders of a musician's talent but also affirms their creative prowess with evidence of the hand (or voice). With her televised performance of "Leaving the...
Reginald Omas Mamode IV: Havana Cool Out
As we start bundling up in more and more layers before heading out the door this wintry season, dream of a sunnier, carefree place where "the drum goes deep" with this track "Havana Cool Out." It's a remix by the soulful London producer Reginald Omas...
Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba 2015
Right after visiting Cuba in June of of 2013, we started planning Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba. We knew that any trip to Cuba would be special, but when dates were finally announced for the 12th Bienal de la Habana for May 2015, we committed to exploring...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan...
The unlikely byproduct of Cuba's trade embargo with the US is a previously undocumented preservation of lavish midcentury architecture and design in Havana. In "Havana Modern" Michael Connors takes the reader through a visual tour of private homes...
Solange: Crush (Don't Fight the Feeling)
For our first #PrivateJam—our new series of songs pulled from a guest selector's current rotation for its slightly embarrassing appeal—DFA co-founder Jonathan Galkin offered up Solange's 2002 single, "Crush." Originally featured on Solange's aptly...
Oliver: Night Is On My Mind
An elderly man in light-up sneakers pushing a cart filled with classic '80s gadgets nearly steals the limelight in Oliver's video for "Night Is On My Mind," the LA-based duo's "after-midnight anthem" from their new Fool's Gold EP Mechanical. The downtempo...
Los Zafiros: Un Nombre De Mujer
Cuban doo-wop: Who knew! Apparently a lot of people. But for those who, like us, aren't familiar with Los Zafiros—a band from the '60s often compared with the Beatles in regards to timing and fame—have a listen to "Un Nombre De Mujer" and relish in...
HAIM: The Wire The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to...
HAIM: The Wire
The sisterly trio of hot rockers known as HAIM continues to leave fans wanting more with their new song "The Wire"—and the track's brazen video shows they're breaking a few hearts along the way. The LA-based band, often compared to Fleetwood Mac and...
Cults: I Can Hardly Make You Mine
Cults' glockenspiel-heavy track "Go Outside" landed the NYC-based band on every summer mixtape when it was released in 2011. And while the glimmering sound of bells is present in "I Can Hardly Make You Mine"—the freshly released track off their forthcoming...
From the Library: No Waste
Design isn't always about showrooms and industry idols. Beautiful objects show up wherever there's ingenuity and an appreciation of aesthetics. High or low, you either get it or you don't. Of all the books on the always-relevant topic, "Pentagram...
Sofia Maldonado: Skate My Patria
Brooklyn-based artist Sofia Maldonado sees the world from the point of a 32-inch deck on four wheels, exploring the counter culture surrounding skateboards in much of her work. The muralist and painter transforms abandoned swimming pools into fantastical...
I Am Cuba: The Ultimate Edition
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