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Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory… Read Full Story
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United Nations of Style: Leutton Postle

In our column United Nations of Style, we talk to the coolest, cuckoo craziest and most creative fashion designers around the world to hear what inspires them and what it's like to work in fashion… Read Full Story
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Get to Know Buzzy Copenhagen Brand Won Hundred

In our column United Nations of Style, we talk to the coolest, cuckoo craziest and most creative fashion designers around the world to hear what inspires them and what it's like to work in fashion… Read Full Story
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Get to Know The Range, One of Electronic Music's Most Exciting New Acts

In the two and a half months since releasing his sophomore album, Nonfiction, The Range (a.k.a. James Hinton) has seen no shortage of positive feedback, whether in glowing reviews from XLR8R and Pitchfork (who… Read Full Story
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Melissa O'Donnell on Her New Restaurant Thelma on Clinton and How Clinton Street Used to Be

A decade ago, Clinton Street was a very different place. Wylie Dufresne was busy introducing a nascent crush of gastronomes to the theatrics of molecular cooking at wd~50, tapas was relished at 1492 and… Read Full Story
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The Legendary Bruce Weber talks Jazz Icon Chet Baker and Iowa Wrestlin'

Starting his career working for Diane Arbus, photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber revolutionized fashion photography in the 1980s with his erotically-tinged black and white portraits of all-American masculinity. (He's also the guy behind the… Read Full Story
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French Duo Acid Washed On The Breakfast Club and Miley Cyrus

Acid WashedPause Daft Punk this season and go for French duo Acid Washed. You won't regret it. Remember back in the 1980's when music seemed to always celebrate freedom of expression? "Second best is… Read Full Story
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Dana Goodyear on Anything That Moves and Eating Like a Survivor in an Apocalypse

Dana Goodyear's new book, Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture, is a clear-eyed, entertaining romp that's not for the faint of stomach. The New Yorker… Read Full Story
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Rudimental Are Leading the Pack of Post-EDM Electronic Acts

(Photo by Danny North)"This show is great -- it's like everything and the kitchen sink," my friend told me last night during Rudimental's show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. He was right. With the… Read Full Story
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Chef John Keller On His New Restaurant and the Ghost of Geraldo Rivera's Grandmother

Chef John Keller paired up with Lorrae Doig, wine guru Steve Olson and bar star Leo DeGroff to open the beautiful, bi-level APT-13 on Avenue C in August (which, by the way, has a… Read Full Story
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Leeds Punkers Eagulls On Band Beefs, Retail Jobs and Simon Cowell

"Is that his nuts or his dick?" George Mitchell, singer of the Leeds punk band Eagulls, is showing me a picture on his phone -- an alarming blur of denim, skin, and short-and-curlies. It's… Read Full Story
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Beverage Director Jim Kearns on PLAY, His New Bar in the Museum of Sex

At the Museum of Sex, visitors can gawk at images of masturbating mammals, buy porcelain spoon rests shaped like tongues and now, settle in with a cocktail at the new drink den PLAY. But don't… Read Full Story
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Rana Florida on Not Scrutnizing Women's Work Outfits and Being Stranded by a Helicopter

Rana Florida loves an "upgrade" and thinks you will too. Along with her husband, public intellectual and urbanist Richard Florida, she's one-half of the power couple that runs Creative Class Group, a consulting firm… Read Full Story
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Catching Up With Past Nightlife Awards Winners: Six Six Sick

L-R: Christina Rodriguez, Tiffany Gong and Feng-Feng Yeh. Photo by Nikola Tamindzic via Gawker. In honor of our 9th annual Nightlife Awards taking place next Thursday, October 17 -- go vote for your favorite nominees… Read Full Story
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Pleasant Gehman: From Punk To Princess

I had the pleasure of interviewing Pleasant Gehman recently and I have to say, it made me totally jealous! She has acted in movies with Karen Black and Mink Stole, she helped create the original… Read Full Story
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Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus on Changes at Take Root, Wedding Outfits and Foodies

Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus, both 26, are the couple behind Take Root, a 14-seat, tasting menu-only restaurant in Carroll Gardens that opened at the beginning of the year. Elise is the chef, a… Read Full Story
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Alexis Penney on His New Album, Rihanna, and Partying in Kansas City

Alexis Penney has never met an urban underground music scene he didn't like. Growing up as a classically trained pianist in the suburbs outside of Kansas City, Penney found himself entrenched in the city's burgeoning… Read Full Story
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Elettra Wiedemann on Judging the Vendys and Why You Should Never Eat a Banana Near Her

Model Elettra Wiedemann is gearing up to film another season of her Vogue.com cooking show Elettra's Goodness, and has also been chosen as a judge for the upcoming Vendy Awards. The Vendys -- known as… Read Full Story
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Zola Jesus On Insecurity, Insomnia & Her Stunning New Album, Versions

If you want a crash course on Zola Jesus, the alter ego of 24-year-old singer-composer-producer Nika Roza Danilova, skip Wikipedia and check out the three iterations of her song, "Sea Talk." Start with the one… Read Full Story
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Kurt Braunohler On His New Album, NYC vs. LA, and Dildo Wings

If you played in a band for any stretch of time over the last two decades, chances are you dreamt of putting out an album on Kill Rock Stars, the Olympia-bred label that brought us… Read Full Story