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Squeezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.
AZZEDINE ALAIA ★ PEDRO ALMODOVAR ★ SARAH ANDELMAN ★ ANDRÉ BALAZS ★ JOHN BALDESSARI ★ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA ★ KLAUS BIESENBACH ★ DANNY BOWIEN ★ RICHARD BRANSON ★ NICK CAVE ★ LARRY CLARK ★ JEFFREY DEITCH ★ DAVE EGGERS ★ HERBIE FLETCHER ★ HIROSHI FUJIWARA ★ KIM GORDON ★ JEAN-PAUL GOUDE ★ BETHANN HARDISON ★ DEBBIE HARRY ★ ANGEL HAZE ★ JAMES JEBBIA ★ MICHELE LAMY ★ GIORGIO MORODER ★ SHIRIN NESHAT ★ RICK OWENS ★ MARISSA PATERNOSTER ★ RUPAUL ★ JEREMY SCOTT ★ CINDY SHERMAN ★ JENNY SLATE ★ PATTI SMITH ★ SHANE SMITH ★ PAT TENORE ★ ALICE WATERS ★ JOHN WATERS ★ OLIVIER ZAHM
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Where would you like to live? Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.
How would you like to die? Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.
What is your motto? I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”
Read more here. | Illustration by Risko.
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My movies, I made them just with my friends, the way every kid today makes a movie with your cellphone. I just started out doing it and they were basically made to startle people with their own values. People who thought they were open minded, I wanted to make fun of their limits and play with the boundaries of whatever was correct at the time. We were always making fun of the peace and love movement—and even though I certainly looked like a a hippie, I was more of a yippie. I would go to riots, but not so much for the political thing, I would go to get laid. Riots were a great place to make a date, you could always find people at riots. So it was always great cruising at riots. I tried to take that the spirit and make fun of it and make fun of myself by calling my films trash. Critics couldn’t say they were trash because I already said it. Continue reading
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Most people give the homeless change or leftovers Mark Bustos is cutting their hair
For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.
For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job. | See the Inspiring thanks he received from one man.
WOW! This Guy has got the Right Idea about Life in This World. Go Mark…! – – More pics
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A pair of surprise discoveries, one in a museum basement and the other from a plane over the desert, highlight the week’s list
1. 6.5K-Year-Old ‘Noah’ Found in Museum Basement: An ancient skeleton gathering dust in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia for 85 years finally has an ID: It’s a 6,500-year-old man newly nicknamed Noah. Turns out, he was rather big and long-lived for his day.
2. Sandstorms Reveal Ancient Designs in Peru Desert: Sandstorms in Peru have revealed mysterious designs believed to have been etched into the desert thousands of years ago. The newly exposed geoglyphs include a snake nearly 200 feet long as well as a bird and some llama-like creatures. The discovery is courtesy of a pilot flying by.
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British Ads Remember World War I Dead Who Aren’t as Famous as Their Names Quest to honor every soldier
The Royal British Legion is behind a weighty ad campaign called “Every Man Remembered,” featuring soldiers from World War I who share names with famous people a century later (although “Tom Jones” really is an insanely common name) and making the case that the soldier should be famous, too. Each ad provides a mini-biography of the featured soldier, including when and where he was killed. Heavy stuff, yes, but it’s respectful and not gloomy or maudlin, to ad agency RKCR/Y&R’s credit. It’s a pity organizations like this have to invoke celebrities at all, but at least they picked some relatively classy ones. I doubt a Russell Brand execution would have gone over as well.
Remember The fallen – – Read more
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Virtual Lovers and Hybrid Positions in the London Journal’s Latest Spread |
Dutch photographers Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm depict the best of both sexes in today’s exclusive series taken from the third issue of Baron magazine. Founded by Jonathan Baron and Matthew Holroyd, the self-published title lies at the intersection of art and pornography, and for its latest edition, “The Future of Sex,” the journal gets under the skin of relationships in the digital age. Eighty-eight-year-old Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman provides the unlikely reference point with a rumination on the allure of “virtual relationships,” while the list of guest editors includes the co-founder of the New York Club Kids movement, Michael Alig, and Night editor Henry Rubin (issue two saw Tyrone Lebon take the reins). Here, the magazine’s quick-witted “spoof” editor The Baron talks tapping into online desires, and logging off.