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Seth Rogen and the Science of Rogenomics
"He's still getting high. He's still making us laugh. But he's kinda running Hollywood now, too."

via: GQ

Boy Meets WRLD
"The 20-year-old rapper Juice WLRD spends a day with GQ at New York's Dover Street Market."

via: GQ

Kanye West, Church Merch, and the Protectability of Fonts
"'Kanye West’s Sunday Service Merch Puts Fonts on the Main Stage,' menswear site Highsnobiety declared on the heels of ravenous demand for the rapper’s new church-centric wares. Released in connection with West’s Coachella performance this spring and thereafter on his e-commerce site, the “Trust God,” “Holy Spirit,” and “Jesus Walks”-scribbled wares have reportedly since been pulled from the web following criticism about the rapper-slash-designer using religion-inspired products for profit."

via: The Fashion Law

Awake NY’s Angelo Baque Discusses His Influences, Supreme & Dover Street Market
"Highsnobiety’s Fenn O’Meally stopped by Dover Street Market London recently to meet Angelo Baque, the founder of Awake NY and former Brand Director at Supreme."

via: Highsnobiety

Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat’s Friendship, In Pictures
"For five years during the 1980s, Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat were close friends and collaborators. The two artists met in 1982, when they were at different stages of their respective careers: Basquiat was an emerging but talked-about graffiti artist, known for using the tag SAMO; while Warhol had already experienced success, in the 60s, and was in this decade experiencing a period of renewed creativity. Now in his fifties, Warhol’s habit of collecting and documenting his life was second nature – be it through photography, keeping newspaper clippings and other ephemera, sketching, or dictating his days to Pat Hackett for what would eventually become The Andy Warhol Diaries. Extracts of these diaries feature in Warhol on Basquiat, a new Taschen-published tome that explores the unique relationship these two artists fostered, illustrated with Warhol’s photographs of himself, Basquiat and a cast of recurring characters like Madonna, Isabella Blow, Andre Leon Talley, Keith Haring, Anna Wintour, Bryan Ferry, Yoko Ono, and Grace Jones."

via: AnOther

Esquire’s Editor Is Out in Reshuffling at Hearst Magazines
"As part of a dramatic reshuffling under Hearst President Troy Young, Esquire Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden is leaving after three years in the position."

via: Business of Fashion

Revealed: Calvin Klein’s Post-Raf Simons Playbook
"Five months after Raf Simons’ exit, Chief Marketing Officer Marie Gulin-Merle breaks down her plan for creating a 'halo effect' around Calvin Klein’s jeans and underwear without the help of a high-profile designer."

via: Business of Fashion

Weird Shoe Good?
"The official name of the The Shoe is the Vans Varix WC Sneaker, and the official color is “Multi Turtledove/ True White.” Like the shoes themselves, this makes no sense. They contain multitudes, and also at least 19 different material and design elements."

via: The Inventory

HBO May Lose a Sizeable Number of Subscribers Now That 'Game of Thrones' Has Ended
"With the passing of Game of Thrones last week, it now seems that fans aren’t the only people left devastated: HBO could lose a sizeable number of its subscribers too. The longstanding speculation that many people have joined the premium network service just to watch or stream the epic fantasy series has now been confirmed by both a study conducted by Mintel and statistics coming from Google."

via: Hypebeast

Ronnie Fieg Explains the Importance of KITH and Tommy Hilfiger's Latest Collaboration
"KITH and Tommy Hilfiger‘s latest team-up encompasses an array of summertime must-haves. Archival Hilfiger classics and new must-haves co-mingle in the diverse offering, accented by plenty of bold color-blocking, bright colors and co-branding."

via: Hypebeast

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