In 2012, @bjork told @nymag, “I work more with the left side of my brain. But my voice has always been very right brain. I didn’t try to analyze it at all. I didn’t even know until I started all this voice work, two years ago, what my range was. I didn’t want to let the academic side into that—I worried the mystery would go.” Today at 52, the Icelandic singer and producer continues to bring mystery into all of her fantastic music. Happy birthday #Bjork! Photo: Getty
A skeleton of a bunch of grapes, or a conversation starting centerpiece for a dinner table? Recently, @stellabugbee started realizing more whimsical arrangements that could have been imagined by alien farmers or child gnomes. @broccoli_mag had one on their cover made out of weed. Chef @lailacooks had one on her table made out of a potato. The Japanese art of arranging flowers is called Ikebana, but we're calling this turnt method #Freakebana. Read the full story on the Cut, and tag us in yours so we can get *inspired* to play more with our food. Or weed.
The "I hope no one cares I'm using frozen pie crust" face. In the pages of @the.wing's new magazine #NoMansLand, they feature a full spread of powerful women in powerful suits, shot by @katiemccurdy_. See more on the Cut.
Bethenny for President? @bethennyfrankel's sudden deep dive into large-scale humanitarian organizing has put her at the center of two trends that feel distinctly representative of the country in 2017. The first is a growing, nongovernmental response to what feels like the Trump administration’s model of government in absentia. Frankel is also in the undercurrent of another national issue, although unlike crisis relief, it’s one she says she has not chosen, and wants little to do with. We’re in the midst of our first reality-television presidency, and for a significant majority of Americans, it’s not going very well. “Whether it’s fortunate or unfortunate, I think crisis is my calling.” Tap the link in bio to read her full conversation with @nymag on whether she'll be running or not. Photo by @kristaschlueter.
Is New York even fun anymore? This past fall, @nycmayor pulled up in his motorcade to sign legislation to create the city’s first Office of Nightlife, which will be opened by next spring. Earlier this year, it was found that more tickets are sold for live performances here than in any other city in the world and that New York can still support additional venues — but that the most at-risk sector is the small local venue that supports artist communities. In fact, the city faces a cultural existential crisis: Independent venues whose nightly concerts are coordinated by small-time bookers and not big corporations like Live Nation and AEG Presents are rapidly disappearing. This is the situation that the nightlife mayor is meant to address: In the cultural capital of the world, you can literally count the number of decently sized independent spaces on one hand. Tap the link in bio to read the full story of the death of #SheaStadium, the sale of #WebsterHall, and what's left, in the pages of @nymag this month. Photo: Getty
Glenn Thrush, the New York Times political reporter who is frequently parodied on SNL, has been accused of sexual misconduct against young journalists, according to a chilling new sexual-harassment exposé. Earlier this year, #RebeccaTraister wrote about how our national narratives are still be shaped by powerful men. Tap the link in bio to read her full piece on how men with the most power determine what messages get sent to the country.
Cool swimming pools, Byzantine art, and Picasso's blue period all inspire New York-based artist @kellymariebeeman. Her new book features long-limbed, elegant women in her distinct style of painting. See more from Window Shopping, her first publication, on the Cut.
“Have you noticed something f**ked-up going on with floral arrangements lately?” was the text that started an investigation for @stellabugbee. She found answers, and the definition for #Freakebana. Tap the link in bio to read about it on the Cut.
This weekend, we're taking your eyes on a vacation with @enkulturtant's photos of her favorite castles she's visited in Europe. "Burg Eltz, a medieval fairytale castle still owned by the same family that lived there during the 12th century." #weekendwith
"Château de Cheverny was used as a model for the fictional Château de Moulinsart in Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin books. Not sure which version I adore the most." Spending our #weekendwith@enkulturtant, exploring all of her favorite castles in Europe.
"One of many fireplaces decorated with Francis I’s salamander in Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Imagine lounging in one of these armchairs!" Spending our #weekendwith@enkulturtant, exploring castles in Europe.
Every weekend on the Cut, we share photos of different areas of the world captured by a unique perspective. This weekend, @enkulturtant is sharing some of the most magical castles she's discovered in Europe. "I find a lot of inspiration on Instagram and save pictures of peculiar and interesting places for future travels. Usually, I pin locations on My Maps on Google to get an idea about where to go next. I’m quite pedantic about that stuff; having pinned sites in most countries in the world." #weekendwith
"I'm always curious. When I wake up in the morning, I brush my teeth and then I think, 'Who am I going to meet today, which new people, and what am I going to learn?' Because I'm always an apprentice... Time is a very important issue. People need to be aware of it because they shouldn't waste time. If they're aware of it, they won't waste it." @azzedinealaiaofficial in an interview with Another Magazine Today the world lost the great designer #azzedinealaia, who died in Paris at the age of 77.
Do you ever see someone on Instagram and think "Why is your skin so good?" We do all the time. For our series #whyisyourskinsogood we ask just that! ️♀️ This week we asked @kitkeenan how she starts her mornings in Los Angeles. Watch our Instagram story to see each of the products she uses (Neutrogena oil free acne wash, Clindamycin, @drhauschkausa Clarifying oil, @milkmakeup matcha toner, @glossier sunscreen) and tell us in our comments whose routine you want to see next!
The Cut spoke with five women who are seeing their experiences with bosses, mentors, or teachers differently today. There are a few common threads: The women were all under 22 when the relationships began; they were approached by men who were older, sometimes by decades; and they considered their relationships to be consensual at the time. Tap the link in bio to read.
Alexis Jae doesn't keep the same hairstyle for long. Even since our #sheseemscool shoot with her she's switched to a tight-knit curly bob, kind of like if Marcia Clark lived in Bushwick in 2017. Tap the link in bio to find out what she eats for breakfast, and the last website she looked at. : @luquense, interview by @sarahjanespellings, styled by @chupsterette, produced by @bielparklee.
"I am a much fuller version of myself if I can start the day journaling, or giving myself a tarot reading, or even sitting down and flipping through a book, not reading necessarily but just getting inspired in some way — whether it’s a comic book or a zine or rereading annotations in a book I read a long time ago." Today on the Cut, @tavitulle discusses her identity with acting, writing, and broadway. : @june_canedo
"Not so bad for 50." — Kathy, 50 In 2014, we asked women on the streets of New York to draw their own breasts and tell us how they felt about them, and now they're in @nymag's 50th anniversary book. Share your favorite pages of "Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant Despicable: 50 Years of New York" with the hashtag #nymagbook and we'll repost our favorites. : @stellabugbee#nymag50
"My last apartment was very Patrick Bateman on a budget,” @nickkharamis told @dhwendygoodman. But when he moved into an apartment with his boyfriend, @mishakahn had other plans, "I need to be cripplingly overwhelmed by how colorful everything is." And so now, two grown men live in here, one likes color, and one doesn't. Guess who won? See more of the home on @designhunting. Photos by @annieschlechter.
#GoodWoolByTheory is @theory__‘s most environmentally responsible collection with jackets, dresses and pants in ethically grown merino wool from a free-roaming Tasmanian herd and buttons made from renewable corzo nuts. As if you needed confirmation that looking good and being good to the earth aren’t mutually exclusive.
If you can't decide on classic black boots for winter, or flashy white ones, go for a show stopping two-tone pair. This week for our #finerthings photo series, we fell in love with this slick pair of @hermes boots. In glossy leather and suede goatskin, they feature a back-zip closure that promises ease for slipping on and off. Clocking in at 3.5 inches high, the block heel is just comfortable enough to take you through the rest of fall — and even next spring for the white boot enthusiast. Photo by @blobbybloherty and @rebeccarams.
Earlier this year, the @museumoficecream founder Maryellis Bunn spoke to @nymag about the fantasy she's created in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and announced this week.... MIAMI! “I want to be the next Disney,” she said. “I could take all of those different installations that we just went through, and I could build them out into city blocks. It would be my Heaven. Could you imagine?” Tag someone who will beat the Florida heat to get the perfect ice cream Instagram. Photo by @space.ram.
“It’s very hard to make it in New York because the rent is expensive… Wake up early and go to sleep late because time moves fast in New York.” It took a lot of hustle for @iamcardib to be where she is now. Let her explain some of her tips for networking and budgeting in the biz. Video by @kgw and Carmen Hilbert.
Actress @harinef said last year that identity is a dead end, "It's a snoozefest." But this year, she told @the.wing that it doesn't seem to be sticking. Why can't she just be an actress? "I had to stop going to parties and events, and I had to stop doing so many interviews. Since I’ve stepped away I’ve been happy because I’m not being asked these intrusive questions, and I’m not being held to this immense responsibility of representing a community. I can only represent myself, and it feels good to shrink my world.” Read more of her interview on the Cut. Photo by @kathylo15, styled by @cocostyle1, hair and makeup by @rebeccaalexandermakeup. #NoMansLand
"Nerves, adrenaline, uncertainty, and excitement can be part of what makes sex pleasurable. You can be nervous that you’re not doing it right or worried that you’re making weird sounds and moving around too much and wearing underwear that still has your name written inside, but you should never be afraid for your safety." Tap the link in bio to read @lizmeriwether's full piece on why men don't get to decide on what counts as "sex" on the Cut.