National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens Its Doors in D.C.

Today marks the official opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Located in Washington, D.C., it is now the only museum in the US that’s main emphasis is African-American culture, life and history. The grand opening will be brought forth by a three day festival event which will feature the likes of Angela Bassett and Robert De Niro reciting the works of black poets and historians in addition to musical performances via Stevie Wonder and Patti Labelle.

In addition to the thousands who will be in attendance, Barack and Michelle Obama will also be present for a very special dedication ceremony. Numerous moments in history will be covered throughout the space such as slavery, the Civil Right Movement, the end of segregation and much more. Additional areas such as the military, arts, entertainment and sports also place emphasis upon African American contributions with items like Michael Jackson’s fedora hat worn during his “Victory Tour,” Jackie Robinson’s baseball bat and gear from Muhammad Ali.

The centerpiece of the museum will be the timeline of slavery and freedom. A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be displayed as well as a book of hymns via Harriet Tubman and a dress Rosa Parks was in the process of making prior to her arrest for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus.

Additional information regarding the National Museum of African American History and Culture can be found here.

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The NY Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room Will Reopen Soon

After being closed to the public for nearly two years due to renovations, the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will alas re-open to the public on Oct. 5. The project, which cost $12 million USD, included recreating and replacing an ornamental rosette from the Reading Room’s ceiling, along with all 900 rosettes being reinforced with steel cables. A James Wall Finn mural on the ceiling of the Catalog Room and chandeliers were also restored, while the Library simultaneously coordinated with moving its collections into a new state-of-the-art storage facility below Bryant Park. Both the NYPL Rose Reading Room and Catalog Room will be available for research and study, along with daily tours provided at 11am and 2pm.

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Bill Nunn Famous for Playing “Radio Raheem” Has Passed Away

Legendary actor Bill Nunn, famous for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, has passed away at the age of 62. Spike Lee took to Instagram earlier this afternoon to confirm the news, writing a heartwarming caption to his longtime friend stating that "RADIO RAHEEM Is Now RESTING IN POWER."

Nunn was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 20, 1953 to William Goldwyn "Bill" Nunn, Jr., a well-known journalist and NFL scout for the Steelers. He attended Morehouse College in the ’70s where he met Spike Lee and was cast in his first feature film playing Grady in School Daze, followed by roles in Mo’ Better Blues and He Got Game. His acting repertoire also included films such as Sister Act 2, Spider-Man and New Jack City, in addition to a Broadway role in Raisin in the Sun. Nunn also established the August Wilson Monologue competition in Pittsburgh providing acting scholarships to students.

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A Google Self Driving Car Was Involved in a Serious Crash

This isn’t the first time that a Google self driving car was involved in an accident, but this is definitely the most serious one to date. One of Google’s Lexus RX 450h self-driving cars was crashed into by a commercial van running a red light. The accident, which occurred in Mountain View, seriously damaged the vehicle. According to a statement,

“A Google vehicle was traveling northbound on Phyllis Ave. in Mountain View when a car heading westbound on El Camino Real ran a red light and collided with the right side of our vehicle. Our light was green for at least six seconds before our car entered the intersection. Thousands of crashes happen everyday on U.S. roads, and red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes in the U.S. Human error plays a role in 94% of these crashes, which is why we’re developing fully self-driving technology to make our roads safer.”

While self-driving vehicles are said to be much safer on the road, careless human drivers are still going to pose a great threat. Thankfully, no one was injured in this accident.

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The 5 Books & Magazines We’re Reading This Weekend (NSFW)

Contrary to the official Instagram feed, it’s not all sneaker drops and new collections in the HS office. Quite a bit of printed matter comes through our doors.

Some of the selections are paper imprints from our favorite brands or agencies, others are indie publications that have piqued our interest — all feature distinctive storytelling, even if it isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes we’re drawn to a particularly ardent piece of prose, other times it’s arresting photography or an unusual layout that makes us revisit an already-read page, sometimes it’s a combination of all three.

Every week we’ll be sharing a few of the volumes that have found a permanent home on our office shelves or in the living spaces of our writers and editors.

1000 Sneakers

Mathieu Le Maux’s hefty sneaker bible offers a rich selection of archival photographs and advertisements that trace the rise of global sneaker culture, and profiles the shoes responsible for helping move public interest along. Weighing in at over 200-plus pages, 1000 Sneakers showcases everything from one-of-a-kind releases such as Kareem Abdul Jabar’s 1971 adidas, to detailed pictures of the earliest Keds and Converse silhouettes.

Today, the sneaker and resale market is comprised of complex global networks of amateur collectors, hardcore enthusiasts and everyone in between. Not only that, sneaker sales account for millions of dollars’ worth of profit a year, and our fascination is only growing. So whether you’re a true sneakerhead or just a history buff interested in the legacy of fire kicks, this is a quality read.

The Carhartt WIP Archives

Established in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan, Carhartt’s blue-collar pedigree and rugged, function-first aesthetic quickly catapulted the label to a position as one of America’s most beloved heritage brands. According to Rizzoli’s newly released Carhartt-dedicated book, it all began with the brown duck work coat, a silhouette that is now synonymous with Carhartt’s very name.

The photo-heavy volume begins at the brand’s genesis and goes on to detail its unlikely collaboration with legendary label Tommy Boy Records. From there, the little Motor City brand could spread across the country as Carhartt found itself embraced by city dwellers, inner-city denizens, workmen and fashion lovers alike. If you geek out over the intersection of history, art and design, this is just the kind of visual stimuli to make you forget the outside world exists for a few hours.

Saji

“What you eat today is what you will be in 10 years,” reads a teasing warning on the first page of Saji, a thin-but-pithy, whimsical volume dedicated to everyone’s favorite thing: food. Although the mag itself has been in production for over 10 years, this particular issue is special in that it’s dedicated to the kids. And if there’s any doubt about that, the personified fork, knife, spoon, and friendly looking strawberry decorating the cover are a dead giveaway.

Yet another beautiful things about Saji is that it’s published in not one but three languages: English, French and Japanese. Outside of the fanciful illustrations the edition includes mind-enriching games, fun and easy recipes, and another smaller book about a small green pepper who just wants to be liked by everyone.

FONDLE Magazine Issue 05

FONDLE stands as a collaborative effort between LA-based creatives Carlos Anthony Olives and Nicholas Kirsten. Now on its fifth issue, it’s the kind of imprint that is imbued with the kind of startling and arbitrary beauty that attracts so many of us to experimental art magazines.

There’s a spirited sense of exploration in the oddly-placed fonts and hodgepodge editorials that find joy in playing with everything from lighting, color, form and subject. It’s not the kind of magazine you need a context to really kick back and enjoy, and that’s a rare pleasure.

Family Photos

With Family Photos, photographer Brad Phillips sets out to create a new type of domestic photography. Both a provisional title and a genuine ambition, the 40-page paperback provides a sense of intimate realism into the life of his partner Cristine, taken before they were married.

Inspired by legendary artist Alex Katz’s continuous depiction of his wife Ada, the photos were shot during the couple’s long-distance period, from Morocco and London to Niagara Falls. Each edition comes with the option to be signed and you can pick up your copy here.

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Retailer Sends Open Letter to adidas Asking for Higher Production of Yeezys

Sneakersnstuff CEO and CFO Erik Fagerlind posted a public letter on Instagram urging adidas to do better, and to produce more Yeezys in an effort to meet demand at least a little better. Fagerlind asks adidas to stop "undercutting" the market, "level the field." He also provides some graphs and charts showing only the traffic Sneakersnstuff attracted. Read the entire letter below, and let us know what you think about this.

It’s yeezy season… I think we had more simultaneous visitors than @adidasoriginals global production of the Yeezy 350. I see a lot of people angry, frustrated and sad. And I share their frustration. We do all that we can for a fair and smooth release – but since we get nowhere near the qty to cover even 1% of the demand, people still misstrust us. I think there is a lesson to be learned here @adidasoriginals. If you continue to undercut the market this hard, people will get tired of trying. I know it is not likely that you will sell us 50000 pairs (I’m game if you are…). But you have to level the field here. Disrupting the marketplace with chaos on release day feels very 2015, and you are the "brand of the future". I am in Herzo monday – happy to share all info, insight, feedback with anybody who cares #yeezy

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Snapchat Unveils Connected Glasses & Rebrands as Snap, Inc.

Snapchat has announced Spectacles, the company’s very first hardware product.

Named “Spectacles”, the sunglasses are able to record a 10-second video snippet, and will release at a price-point of around $130 later this year. CEO Evan Spiegel also revealed to the Wall Street Journal that the company is being rebranded to Snap, Inc. The glasses feature a single button that will begin recording through a wide-angle 115-degree lens, which imitates a person’s natural field of vision. The result is actually a circular video  that simulates the wearer’s point of view. “When I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes — it was unbelievable,” Spiegel notes in the interview. “It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.”

Initial product shots seem to angle the sunglasses as a fashion product, presented alongside a lookbook-style campaign image. Stay posted for further details and information.

Now enjoy our list of the best NFL accounts to follow on Snapchat.

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Think Better on Your Feet: How to Improve Your Working Memory

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Whether you’re answering hard questions, making impromptu remarks, analyzing a situation, or synthesizing a bunch of data points into a cohesive and convincing presentation, the ability to think and process multiple pieces of information quickly and effectively is a vital skill to have. In our fast-paced and fluid world, you’ve got to be able to pull out the right piece of knowledge at the right time.

Your working memory is what allows you to do that.

While it was once thought that the capacity of each individual’s working memory was something they were simply born with, research from the worlds of cognitive science and psychology are showing that we can actually train it to become stronger and faster.

If you’re ready to upgrade your working memory from “six guinea pig power” to eight cylinder efficacy, today’s your lucky day. Below, we provide research-backed advice on how you can boost the potentiality of your working memory in order to become a master of cognition in even high-pressured situations.

What Is Working Memory and Why Is It Important?

Whenever we perform tasks that require reasoning, comprehension, and learning, we use our working memory. Our working memory allows us to hold relevant information in our brain while we do something else at the same time. It’s a short-term storage tank for thoughts and ideas that you can retrieve at the ready and process, manipulate, organize, and integrate in order to solve a problem, make a decision, find an explanation, reach a conclusion, or figure out possible moves. Think of it as your flexible mental scratch pad.

If you’re answering a question off the cuff, your working memory is what allows you to load what you want to say next into a cognitive queue while speaking at the same time.

Or let’s say you’re writing up a memo. You did your research and found some great information you’d like to include in a section that drives home the main point. However, you’re not quite ready to tackle that part yet, so you hold that section in your mind while you continue writing. That’s an example of your working memory in action.

When you read a book or an article, your working memory comes into play in a big way too. Reading comprehension requires you to remember bits of information that you read earlier and connect it to what you read later.

Working memory also plays a vital role in focus and attention. Not only does it allow us to store relevant information in our brain while we do something else, working memory also allows us to ignore irrelevant information, including distracting thoughts. As I discussed with Cal Newport in a podcast, the skill that’s becoming increasingly more rare in our knowledge-based economy, and consequently more valuable, is the ability to focus and immerse oneself in a task or project for long periods of time. Strengthening your working memory is a vital part of increasing your ability to perform this kind of “deep work.”

Not only does the ability to stay focused make us more productive, but research suggests that it also contributes to our overall happiness. A focused mind is a happy mind.

What’s more, some research suggests that working memory plays a role in overall fluid intelligence — the ability to solve problems by analyzing data and finding patterns and relationships between different elements. It should be noted, however, that the evidence for this connection is debatable, as there are other studies which show that working memory doesn’t impact fluid intelligence. Yet even if improving our working memory doesn’t directly make us “smarter,” as discussed above, it still plays a vital role in the effectiveness of our everyday mental functioning.

Working memory is particularly important for those with ADHD (which may be related to a deficiency in this capacity) and for the elderly (as it declines with age), but it’s a vital faculty for everyone who wants to perform at the peak of their cognitive powers.

But here’s the problem: in our rapidly changing, high-pressured, distracting world, our working memory gets taxed. We all suffer from information overload, with social media and newsfeed notifications soliciting our attention at all hours of the day and night. The brain has to labor mightily to figure out which of these information nuggets to hold onto and which to let go. Its capacity is constantly overburdened, and thus diminished in function. Anxiety and stress, caused by these relentless interruptions and otherwise, also reduce the amount of working memory we have available.

What then can be done to keep our working memory running on all cylinders?

We’ve all got two options. First, reduce anxiety, stress, interruptions, and information overload. Sound advice for improving one’s life on a variety of fronts; and I’ve got a whole guide here on how to effortlessly block distractions from your computer and phone.

But while we should all take strides to simplify, sometimes that’s not possible or even entirely desirable. We don’t get to decide when our boss needs a last minute report or when our kid needs to make a trip to the emergency room. And truth be told, most of us rather like the information smorgasbord spread before us online; sure, some of it is vapid and irrelevant, and should be passed over, but there’s plenty of incredibly interesting information out there to learn.

So that leaves us with the second option: boost and strengthen our working memory, so that we can handle whatever life throws at us with deft, sharp cognition.

Let’s take a look at how we can increase the expansiveness of our mental scratch pad so that there’s always plenty of room to store the scribblings so crucial for working effectively, and thinking well on our feet.

How to Train Your Working Memory

Play the right kind of brain-training games. In the past few years, brain-training games have proliferated, promising to make you smarter with just fifteen minutes of daily play.

But the research doesn’t back up the claims of the brain training companies. Instead of increasing your overall intelligence, playing these games just makes you better at those games. There’s no transfer to the real world.

However, one type of game has been shown over and over to improve working memory. It’s called the “dual n-back game” and it’s like putting your brain through the mental equivalent of a Chipper CrossFit WOD. In short, it’s brutal.

Actually playing the dual n-back game will give you the best idea of how it works, but here’s how science writer Dan Hurley describes it in his book Smarter:

“Imagine that you are listening to a string of letters spoken aloud. You are asked to press a button every time you hear the same letter repeated twice in a row. That’s 1-back. That’s easy. So if you hear the list n-a-m-m-a-m, you press the button when you hear the second m, right? But now let’s try 2-back: this time, you have to press the button when you hear the last letter in the series, because this last m was preceded two letters earlier (hence “2-back”) by another m. If you were being tested on 3-back, however, you would press the button when you heard the second a, because it was preceded three letters earlier by the first a. And so it goes, to 4-back, 5-back, and on.

What makes this task so difficult is that the list just keeps coming at you — not a short list of six letters, like the one I have presented as an example, but a list that continues, with another letter and another letter, for a minute and a half. So you are constantly updating and keeping track of the current sequence of two, three, four, or more letters, which is constantly changing as the next one is added. It requires total concentration. Let your mind drift for a moment and you’re lost.”

To make that already cognitively taxing task even harder, you make it dual n-back by adding another input you have to keep track of:

“as you hear this random sequence of letters, you also see a dot on your computer screen moving randomly among eight possible spots on the outer squares of a tic-tac-toe board. Now your mission is to keep track of both the letters and the dots as they just keep coming. So, for example, at the 3-back level, you would press one button on the keyboard if you recall that a spoken letter is the same one as was spoken three times ago, while simultaneously having to press another key if the dot on the screen is in the same place as it was three times ago.”

If you want to try this and see how hard it is, you can play it here online. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Pretty tough, huh?

The dual n-back game is designed to severely tax your working memory. You have to keep track of multiple pieces of information while applying it at the same time, and it gets harder and harder as you get better at it. It’s Starting Strength for your working memory.

The effort pays off though: research suggests that the dual n-back game definitely increases working memory capacity. But here’s the catch: the improvements are transient and short lasting. While research participants were able to improve their working memory after 12-week programs of dual n-back training, once they stopped, the gains quickly went away. So working memory is just like your physical muscles in this way too: if you don’t use it, you lose it.

Thus if you want to increase your working memory capacity with dual n-back training, you have to commit to it for the long run. Most researchers recommend 25 minutes every day or every other day. Just as you set aside time to exercise your body, set aside some time to exercise your brain.

You can use the dual n-back site that I linked above for your training, or you can download one of the many dual n-back smartphone apps out there on the market. Just do a search for them.

Meditate. Meditation not only helps lower blood pressure and alleviate depression, it can also improve your working memory. One study found that after just eight days of mindfulness meditation training, students’ working memory improved significantly compared to students who didn’t take part in the training. Similar studies have found the same results. And the meditation sessions don’t have to be long to get the benefits. Eight minutes of daily meditation will do the trick.

Researchers hypothesize that mindfulness meditation improves working memory by strengthening the ability to stay focused on a single thought while ignoring other distracting thoughts. It also reduces the anxiety and stress that have been shown to deteriorate this cognitive capacity.

Getting started with meditation is easy. Read our primer on the subject and then start using a meditation app on a daily basis to keep yourself accountable. My favorites are Calm and Headspace.

Lift weights. Not only is strengthening your working memory similar to strengthening your physical muscles, but strengthening your physical muscles can actually strengthen your brain!

Teresa Liu-Ambrose has spent her career researching the connection between physical strength and mental strength, particularly in older individuals. Her research suggests that resistance-training programs can improve cognitive functions more than aerobic exercise. In one study, she found that elderly individuals who took part in regular resistance training improved more in attention and working memory than individuals who took part in regular aerobic training.

While it isn’t yet clear why resistance training benefits working memory, other studies have found the same connection. So start hoisting some barbells and dumbbells, and you’ll be improving both your brain and your brawn.

For those of you who are aerobically inclined, there are cognitive benefits that come with activities like running and swimming too; the research just suggests they’re not as potent as those which come from strength training. So along with your 5-mile runs, be sure you’re including some deadlifts and squats. High intensity exercise has been shown to boost working memory too, so throw some sprints in there as well.

Get plenty of sleep. Of the many benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, improvement in working memory is a big one. Researchers have found that individuals who get a full eight hours of sleep perform up to 58% better on working memory tasks than individuals who get less.

So to ensure that your working memory is performing at its maximal potential, start taking steps towards getting a better night’s sleep.

Your working memory is a key component of how well you think on your feet and how deftly your brain functions on a day-to-day basis. Maximize its potential by following these guidelines and you’ll be able to grapple with whatever scenarios come your way.

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Colin Kaepernick lands on the cover of TIME

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He’s still a backup quarterback, but Colin Kaepernick’s impact has been felt far before football.

Kaepernick, whose decision to not stand for the national anthem sparked a movement throughout the NFL that spread to other sports, appears on the cover of this week’s TIME magazine.

Criticism of Kaepernick’s gesture largely  faded once he explained the reason for his decision not to stand, with a compelling (and accurate) observation regarding police training requirements vs. licensing guidelines for cosmetologists.

That’s ultimately the question that needs to be debated, discussed, and resolved: Should police officers be held to a higher standard of training and experience before gaining the ability to use deadly force?

It’s not “anti-police” to ask that question. For veteran officers who may be paired with a young, inexperienced, and ultimately unqualified officer, it’s definitely pro-police to insist on higher standards.

The vast majority of police officers act responsibly in all circumstances. It’s the handful that are either corrupt or inept who are causing 100 percent of the problems. There’s nothing wrong with demanding more from the people on the front lines of law enforcement. Kudos to players like Kaepernick and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman for using their platform to force this issue to be addressed.

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Stevie Wonder Joins Common On Poignant New Single “Black America Again”

Stevie Wonder Joins Common On Poignant "Black America Again"

This fall, Common will return to the world of music with his eleventh (!) studio album Black America Again. The album’s already seen the release of two Karriem Riggins-produced cuts in “Love Star” and “Home.” But for their third release, the album’s title track, the guest list gets a little deeper with added production from Robert Glaspersome low end theory from Esperanza Spaldingand the unmistakable voice of the legendary Stevie Wonder.

Together they form a musical Voltron of black excellence, pleading for a new ending to the black American narrative, as Glasper’s keys, Spalding’s thump and the immutable love of Stevie light the way. They’ve shared a tearfully-poignant video for the track as well, which you can see down below. Though no release date has been announced for the project as of yet, Common’s new project is already shaping up to be a family affair with so many contributions from the Soulquarian team and its offshoots. He’s also returning to Chicago with the two-day AAHH! Festival this weekend, which promises to bring The Roots, The Internet, Vic Mensa, Bilal, Jeremih and more to Union Park.

Peep the new video and hold tight for more Common in the days ahead.

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Betty Shelby, officer who shot Terence Crutcher, charged with first-degree manslaughter

Betty Shelby — the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer involved in the death of Terence Crutcher, who was shot and killed on Friday — has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, Fox23 reported.

Video released of Crutcher’s shooting death showed the 40-year-old was unarmed and had his hands up before he was stunned with a stun gun and then shot by police. His death sparked outrage and protests, and Shelby was initially placed on administrative leave.

The decision to bring charges against Shelby came quickly but is not without precedent. In December, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, ABC 7 reported then.

Fox23 reported a warrant has been issued for Shelby, and, according to Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiller, she is expected to turn herself in to authorities.

Sept. 22, 2016, 5:10 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.

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Tinashe Thrills in Kenzo, Tyga’s All About Gucci & More


With legions of devoted fans keeping an eye on their every move, musicians have long been tastemakers when it comes to style.

To keep you au courant with what looks and brands your favorite artists are currently vibing, we’ve trawled through Instagram to round up some of this week’s best looks. Peep them all on The Weekly Juice below.

If Nicki Minaj herself is saying that she “a bitch lookin like Chanel ads,” you had best believe that she is serving up something fierce. This Chanel jumper and bag with Giuseppe Zanotti heels certainly fits the bill.

What makes you feel like a champion more than listening to Queen’s “We Are the Champions?” Being ScHoolboy Q and dressing in this two-piece Champion outfit with fresh white sneaks standing in front of New York’s Liberty Harbor. Duh.

NEW YORK TONIGHT!!!! D.C 9/14

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If you’re going to mix prints, you may as well do it with the wildest prints you can find. Which in Tinashe’s case means suiting up in some Kenzo. And pose in front of a monster truck for extra pizazz.

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Speaking of Kenzo, Tinashe isn’t the only one who pulled from the brand’s best this week. 2 Chainz, the Hair Weave Killer himself, was spotted in a luscious blue number with enough bling to get its own episode of his show ‘Most Expensivest Shit.’

Upside down frames .in my own world

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Fashion Week always brings out the best in celebrities’ sensibilities and the brands that fit them like a glove. As it turns out, Ciara had a past life as Bohemian-queen obsessed with Stevie Nicks in the late ‘70s. That’s what this Roberto Cavalli gown is saying at least.

Underneath The Jacket… #70’s #BohemianChic @Roberto_Cavalli

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Tyga is flying high after signing with G.O.O.D. Music and dropping an excellent track with Desiigner called “Gucci Snakes.” He’s flying so high that he’s decided to take the track literally and wear Gucci all over his body. Fortunately, it looks good on him.

High fashion #guccisnakes

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If anyone called for some jungle-print bondage-ballroom attire, D∆WN is here for you! With a fur cape just in time for the colder weather too!

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Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, is consistent in just about everything. But most of all the man’s consistently dapper af. The leather cap, embroidered shorts and plain black tank manage to be both casual and tres chic.

Paper Magazine Sept ’16 by Marcus Cooper. Article by Sandra Song.

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Kelela, you are just. An angel. That’s all.

🙃 out here

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No, don’t look at James Corden. Look at that fresh pair of blue Pharrell NMD’s on (surprise) Pharrell, amazingly paired with tartan sweatpants and a Sonic Youth T-shirt. It takes a lot of planning to look this swaggily-mismatched.

@applemusic @j_corden 👀

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QWSTION Announces New Flagship Store in Vienna


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When it comes to design, QWSTION worships at the alter of slick minimalism. After setting up stall in Zurich last year, the Swiss brand has now turned its attentions to the Austrian market; opening a brand new store in the capital city of Vienna, «QWSTION invites», which attempts to ask questions of the retail norm while using everyday materials and no-frills, simple layouts.

As well as housing QWSTION’s own goods, the store also plays host to a variety of other brands and local designers; stocking everything from leather goods and knitwear to premium earphones and scents, while the integrated Café Wolfgang is also on hand to provide shoppers with some top-notch java.

«QWSTION invites»
Zieglergasse 38
1070 Vienna, Austria

Qwstion has also teamed up huber egloff on a brand new tote bag which you can find here.

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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in October

Netflix is sending out a bumper pack of new movies and TV shows straight to your screens this October – as it does every month – and below is an entire list of all them.

Top picks from the fresh material include the ’80s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the ’90s staple Dazed and Confused, recent Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner Dheepan, and many, many more. Be advised, however, that there are quite a few set to leave the platform, and as usual, if you’re not in the United States you might not be able to watch all of them.

Check out the full list below.

Available October 1

A Cinderella Story (2004)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
Blue Streak (1999)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Ghost Town (2008)
Grizzly Man (2005)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Millennium (1989)
Murder Maps: Season 2 (2015)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Oriented (2015)
Patton (1970)
Picture This! (2008)
Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)
The Queen of the Damned (2002)
Quiz Show (1994)
Robotech (1985)
RV (2006)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Snake Eyes (1998)
Snow Day (2000)
Sphere (1998)
Three Kings (1999)
Titanic (1997)
Unforgiven (1992)
The Uninvited (2009)
Unsealed: Alien Files: Season 4
Without a Paddle (2004)

Available October 3

Dheepan (2015)

Available October 4

American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)
Chevalier (2015)
Dartmoor Killing (2015)
The Flash: Season 2
The Grinder: Season 1

Available October 5

Arrow: Season 4

Available October 6

iZombie: Season 2

Available October 7

13TH (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dinotrux: Season 3 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Ranch: Season 1 Part 2 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Russell Peters: Almost Famous  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Siege of Jadotville (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Supernatural: Season 11

Available October 8

The Originals: Season 3
Vampire Diaries: Season 7

Available October 9

Kuromukuro: Season 2 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Love Between the Covers (2015)

Available October 12

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 13

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1
Mascots (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 14

Haters Back Off!: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Project MC2: Season 3 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 15

Being George Clooney (2016)
Chapo: el escape del siglo (2016)
Glitch: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1: Part 1

Available October 16

Dark Matter: Season 2

Available October 21

Black Mirror: Season 3 (Part 1) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Containment: Season 1
Joe Rogan: Triggered ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3  NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Word Party: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 24

Doctor Foster: Season 1

Available October 25

Big Eyes (2014)

Available October 26

Jesus Camp (2006)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Available October 27

7 años (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Into the Inferno (2016) ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Skylanders Academy: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 29

The Fall: Season 3 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available October 29

Chewing Gum: Season 1 ­NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Last Call

See below for a selection of titles that will be rotating off the service in October.

Leaving October 1

10.0 Earthquake (2014)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Congo (1995)
Deep Impact (1998)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
The Exorcist (1973)
Heroes: Season 1­-4
Honey (2003)
Honey 2 (2011)
Insomnia (2002)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
My Girl (1991)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Phantom (1996)
Psych: Seasons 1-­8
The Running Man (1987)
Saturday Night Live: The 2010s: Season 38
Timeline (2003)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
The Warriors (1979)

Leaving October 2

The Big Green (1995)

Leaving October 15

Ivan the Incredible (2013)

Leaving October 16

Devil (2010)
Estranged (2015)

Leaving October 20

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 2

Leaving October 21

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

Leaving October 24

Redemption (2013)

Leaving October 25

The Interview (2014)

Leaving October 27

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Leaving October 31

The Truman Show (1998)

While we wait, here’s how Drive created the template for timeless cool.

via Highsnobiety

Hillary Clinton Just Went on Between Two Ferns, and It’s Hilarious

I really regret doing this," Hillary Clinton declares about halfway through her new Between Two Ferns interview with Zach Galifianakis. But of course, that’s more than a bit disingenuous, as the five-and-a-half minute video below will surely prove to be among her best bits of marketing for the upcoming presidential election.

President Obama famously sat down for a Between Two Ferns interview in 2014, in what turned out to be an ad for Healthcare.gov. (That video ended up winning a slew of ad awards.) Likewise, the new video, from Funny or Die, is a sly bit of advertising for the Democratic presidential nominee. It’s peppered with Trump insults, and even the jokes about Clinton—from her wardrobe to her email use—feel pretty friendly.

Even the Trump campaign commercial that runs toward the end of the interview undermines the Republican. Now, Zach really just needs to get Trump on the show. 

via AdWeek : All News

Drake’s White Air Jordan 12 “OVO” Has Been Officially Unveiled & Could Drop Any Minute


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While the OVO Jordan 12 was said to be postponed by a Jordan insider in late August, newly surfaced images on Nike’s official site are suggesting otherwise, and ultimately indicate that a release for the hyped collaboration could be imminent.

With the clean white Air Jordan 12 “OVO” boasting metallic gold accents and a luxurious stingray leather mudguard, it’s easy to see why everyone’s so excited to get their hands on these kicks – but now thankfully, that hunger can be at least mildly satiated with Nike’s new official images which give in-depth looks of the sneaker’s details.

While a release date is still not set, be sure to stay tuned for official release info.

via Highsnobiety

This Hermès-Inspired adidas Originals NMD Custom Is Truly One-of-a-Kind


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Sneaker customizer The Remade has just unveiled a pair of Hermès-inspired adidas NMDs, and they’re the epitome of luxury-elegance-meets-sports.

Inspired by the concept of Hermès’ Birkin Bag, the shoe’s color palette wears a subtle black accented by several distinct characteristics. Featuring a luxurious Clemence leather and python skin upper, the custom sneaker is graced by small golden Buscemi-like details on which a gold lock can be placed on either the front or back of the shoe.

The “handle” of the Birkin Bag has also been cleverly transposed onto the NMD silhouette in the form of a large heel/pulltab, as fringe detailing hangs off of it to complete the elegant look.

While it is unclear if The Remade will be making the pair available for public sale, you can always head over to their Instagram to inquire and check out more pairs of their detailed work.

via Highsnobiety

Odd Future & Vans’ Donut-Print Footwear Collab Is Dropping This Weekend

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Hip-hop collective Odd Future has partnered with Vans to create an exclusive sneaker pack, which will be released this weekend.

The collection contains two reworked versions of Vans’ classic Sk8-Hi and Authentic silhouettes, with each pair coated in Odd Future’s logo to create a tasty donut-filled print. The donut logo, which was designed by OF frontman Tyler, The Creator, is splattered across a bright teal canvas with premium suede hits.

This is the first time Odd Future has linked up with Vans, however, Tyler, The Creator has a long-standing relationship with the brand going back to 2014 (check out the Syndicate Old Skool Pro “S”) both individually and with his Golf Wang brand.

The Odd Future x Vans collection will be available at select European stockists on Saturday, September 24, ranging from $68 to $84. Check them out above.

For more great sneakers, here are 11 other kicks releasing this weekend and where to buy them.

via Highsnobiety

Odd Future Connects With Vans for Exclusive Donut Print Footwear

The hip-hop collective Odd Future teams up with California sneaker company Vans for a set of exclusive donut print sneakers. The collection will include new iterations of Vans’ classic footwear models such as the Sk8-Hi and Authentic featuring Odd Future’s emblem designed by Tyler, the Creator. The donut logo is patterned across a bright teal canvas and suede uppers. This is the first time both brands have collaborated, though the action sports footwear brand has partnered with Tyler, the Creator’s Golf Wang brand previously. Launching in partnership with Live Nation Merchandise, every purchase of the new Vans x Odd Future collection is sold in a limited edition, custom shoe box design, and will be available at selected European stockists on Saturday, September 24 ranging from £52 GBP (approximately $68 USD) to £65 GBP (approximately $84 USD).

via Hypebeast