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Editors pick

Issue No9

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MICHAEL GOVAN

Los Angeles is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. At the epicenter is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). At its epicenter is Michael Govan, who is redefining the role of museum director, museum and city simultaneously…

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RUSSELL SIMMONS

Russell Simmons, created the blueprint—not just for how to commercialize a musical art form, but also how to manifest its culture.

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JAMES FREEMAN

Blue Bottle founder James Freeman gives insight into the art of making coffee.

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LEE PERRY

What do Bob Marley, Paul McCartney and the Clash have in common? The answer is Lee “Scratch” Perry.

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ELIZABETH LEVENTHAL

“I’ve always been really interested in vintage clothing and finding unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. In college is really where I realized it’s something that I’m much more passionate about, and it’s just more of a creative outlet.”

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DESMOND TUTU

“Sometimes they ask you what you would want for your epitaph and I would say I would hope everyone would remember me as someone who loved. “

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ALEX EAGLE

The former fashion editor is now one of the most exciting additions to the retail landscape

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QUINCY JONES

Artist and producer Sunny Levine gives an intimate look at his legendary grandfather.

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KATE ROTHKO PRIZEL

An intimate look at American painter Mark Rothko by one who knew him best, his daughter Kate.

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KELLY SLATER

Some mere mortals might have been satisfied with 11 world surfing titles, but not Kelly Slater.

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JOHN BALDESSARI

Artist John Baldessari has spent a lifetime using wit, intellect and imagination to create an art of ideas.

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DAVID BAILEY

David Bailey was a working-class tailor’s son when, in 1960, the art director of British Vogue gave him a contract.

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JR

“When you see that real action can happen after simple photos… you realize, OK, even if it’s a tiny contribution, it does have its own impact.” Artist JR speaks on using his work to empower and inspire.

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CAM NEWTON

NFL quarterback Cam Newton shares his thoughts on fame, giving back, and becoming a new father.

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AI WEIWEI

Art collector Larry Warsh speaks on the Chinese contemporary artist and activist.

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FEDERICO PAGNETTI

Meet our COO Federico Pagnetti, who after spending time consulting for designers like Valentino and Ralph Lauren, fell in love with the fashion industry’s creativity and ability to bring ideas to the masses.

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ALICIA KEYS

Issue N09 cover star Alicia Keys sits down with us to talk motherhood, success, and of course, music.

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ABBY WAMBACH

“It seems frivolous to do things like pick up cones, but these small little things matter.”

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FRANCESCO CARROZZINI

Francesco Carrozzini on travel, film, favorite restaurants, style standards, and more.

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LARS ULRICH

Metallica drummer and founding member Lars Ulrich sits down with fan, Justin O’Shea for an in depth interview.