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Despite the Lower East Side's head-spinning changes over the past twenty years, one of its defining 'downtown' characteristics has managed to endure: It's still a magnet for skateboarders. Thanks in part to the Les Coleman skatepark on Pike Street under the Manhattan Bridge and the rebirth of art bar and skater mecca Max Fish last year, ollies and kickflips are as ubiquitous as the neighborhood's high-rise luxury condos. Fashion photographer David Paul Larson has devoted a new portfolio on his website documenting the boys and girls of the LES skate scene, and his black-and-white images have a timeless quality that wonderfully underlines the scrappy punk spirit of any skate scene, in any neighborhood. Per Larson, who grew up skating,"I've always loved the culture, diversity and the rebellious nature of the sport -- it's never been mainstream. These people skate because they love the sport. Its dirty, raw and dangerous. I wanted to portray this community as a raw, un-retouched, document of this culture." Scroll through for Larson's work below and see the rest here. (And, yes, that's Madonna's son Rocco Ritchie in the first photo.)
While news reports in America might give a lot of people the impression that life in Tel Aviv is full of excitement -- both of the good and the bad variety -- Israeli shoegaze band Vaadat Charigim say otherwise. Their newest video is for their song "Hashiamum Shokea" (or "The Boredom Sinks In"), the title track off their sophomore album (whose direct English translation is Sinking As A Stone). According to the band, the song aims to tackle the title's idea sonically "through plateau-like compositions that draw from the repetitiveness of ambient music" and lyrically with lines that relate what it's like to grow up in TLV amidst "repeated situations of war, demonstrations, injustice, prejudice...the endless drag of hopelessness in the region." To that end, the clip shows lead singer Juval Haring looking pensive and frustrated while local Tel Aviv artists and Haring's bandmates dance, swirl and eat in the background. "The protagonist is going nowhere, pondering boredom, god, and death," they tell us. We're excited to be premiering the video, above, and you can peep the group's tour dates HERE.
Whenever I read a witty pan of a movie or play, my feelings are wildly mixed. On the one hand, I'm absolutely thrilled by the vitriol, but on the other hand, I'm deeply jealous that someone other than myself came up with such delicious bile. But mostly, I'm plain thrilled. Putting all jealousies aside, let me serve you a bunch of my favorite horrible reviews of all time:
"A Sale of Two Titties" -- Review of Raquel Welch's 1980s stage show in Las Vegas
"I will one day be thin, but Vincent Gallo will always be the director of The Brown Bunny." -- Roger Ebert
"Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo makes a living cleaning fish tanks and occasionally prostituting himself. How much he charges I'm not sure, but the price is worth it if it keeps him off the streets and out of another movie." -- Roger Ebert
"Johnny be worthless." -- TV Guide's Movie Guide review of Johnny Be Good
"This is the kind of movie that will make you want to go back in time -- to the moment before you made the decision to start watching it." -- The Independent review of Hot Tub Time Machine 2
"A few striking moments at the beginning remain; the rest should be silence." -- Halliwell's Film Guide re. Orson Welles' film of Macbeth
"The hype disaster of the '80s, a grisly rehash of the let's-start-a-group-of-our-own plot, peopled with butch gay stereotypes of both sexes pretending to be straight. The pervasive tackiness is unrelieved." -- Time Out London on the Village People movie Can't Stop the Music
"Camille with bullshit." -- Alexander Walker, describing Love Story
"Robert Wagner is a brilliant scientist, George Kennedy and Bibi Andersson make love by the fire, John Davidson's hair stays in place when the plane turns upside down, and Mercedes McCambridge is a Russian gymnastics coach. Thank God Charo is around for credibility." -- Leonard Maltin re. The Concorde...Airport '79
"You have to admire a movie which takes a gold-star cast (Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander) and creates such an unpolishable turd." -- The Observer [UK] re. Seventh Son
"Shallow, dimwitted, and inept. Makes The Hangover look like Glengarry Glen Ross." -- Newsday on the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business
"You'll just be rooting for the credits to roll." -- TV Guide's Movie Guide re. Unfinished Business
"If hell, as the movie says, is the worst memory of your life on an infinite loop, I'd better clean up my act or I'll be watching The Lazarus Effect for all eternity." -- Houston Press
"A sinking ship that makes it to port because everyone on board is too giddy to panic." -- New Yorker review of The Loved One
"The tragedy is that Ms. Barrymore, who has brought out the best in Mr. Sandler in their previous collaborations, is here sacrificed on the altar of his showboating narcissism." -- New York Times review of Blended
"Much as one loves watching unpleasant American teenagers ripped to death, the slasher formula has worn thin of late." -- Time Out on Nightmare on Elm Street Part Two: Freddy's Revenge
"The producers should take the advice of one of the characters in the film, 'Enough of this Michael Myers bullshit!'" -- critic about Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
"The only thing fantastic about it is the miscalculation." -- Playboy Online re. Fantastic Four
"The best that can be said is that director Anne Fletcher keeps the tempo very brisk, leaving as little time as possible for us to work out why we are not laughing." -- Independent on Hot Pursuit
"Let's all just carry on with our lives now." -- Little White Lies on Hot Pursuit
"As a movie experience, Pixels is a little like fishing the marshmallows out of your Lucky Charms. Take out a couple of good jokes and some computer-generated imagery action and you're stuck with a lot of bland, soggy filler." -- Deseret News
"Stupefyingly unwatchable; Dan Aykroyd's directorial debut. And yes, his nose is supposed to look like a penis." -- Leonard Maltin on Nothing But Trouble
"As one of the film's many forgettable characters eloquently puts it, 'This stinks worse than an oyster's fart'." -- David Erlich, Time Out on The Lovers, with Josh Hartnett
"In my nearly 50 years of theatergoing, Ari, which featured Holocaust survivors dancing over barbed wire, was the absolute worst....And special mention should be made of Joan of Arc in Julian Barry's musical Jean Seberg...singing as she burns at the stake. You had to be there!" -- The New Yorker's John Lahr
"In My Life concerned a man with Tourette's syndrome and a brain tumor, who is watched over by the scooter-riding ghost of his little sister and a foppish, cross-dressing angel...The angel sang the first-act finale -- about how we all have skeletons in our closets -- with a chorus line of dancing skeletons. Sample lyrics: 'Here's a little rumor/Someone's got a tumor.' The finale featured a giant lemon. In his pan, Ben Brantley lamented the show's 'jaw-dropping moments of whimsy run amok,' which [author] Joe Brooks used as a pull quote!" -- Michael Schulman, New Yorker
In 2014 James Derosier and Ryan Campbell decided to combine their mutual love for coffee and Provincetown by opening Kohi Coffee Company on Commercial Street. While the year-round shop is fairly new to the scene, it has been a long-time coming -- and multi-city journey -- for the co-owning couple.
Derosier and Campbell are originally from the West Coast and fell in love with Provincetown not long after they moved to Boston. They found themselves spending most of their summers in Ptown and, in fact, even got married here. Last year, they made their dedication to the town official by opening Kohi, which features Blue Bottle coffee and an assortment of specialty teas of both hot and cold varieties. But it's their homemade New Orlean's-style cold brew that will make Kohi a vacation game-changer. They steep their cold brew for a mind-boggling 16 to 18 hours and add chicory to the end product, making for an outrageously smooth, complex and perfectly caffeinated drink. You won't be able to stay away from this place during your stay -- we guarantee it.
Kohi Coffee Company, 199 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (774) 538-6467
For more on Provincetown, check out PAPERMAG.com/ptown
Two full days is the perfect amount of time for a sampling of all the diverse activities Provincetown has to offer.
the day by getting your caffeine fix at Joe's Coffee and Cafe, a
no-frills shop with reliably great drinks and breakfast pastries to
satisfy both sweet and savory tastebuds
Joe's Coffee and Café, 170 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-6656
Coffee and breakfast consumed, head to a place where you can admire the town's roots by looking up: the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest structure (at 252ft) in town that commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. Climbing the tower's 116 steps is an invigorating way to start your day and feel connected to the village's history. Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-1310
After leaving the monument, keep the energy up by renting a bike and getting off the main streets. The entire town is only 17 square miles so almost everything is accessible by bike. Give yourself a DIY architectural tour by cycling the smaller residential streets that lay beyond Commercial. The main roads that run parallel to the beaches and Dunes are bike-friendly and offer a new perspective of the seaside.
Gale Force Bikes. 144 Bradford St.
The Bike Shack. 32 Shank Painter Rd.
Ptown Bikes. 42 Bradford St.
Arnold's Bike Shop. 329 Commercial St.
By now, you'll be ready for some serious food and there's no place better for a casual, satisfying meal than Canteen. The sandwich-heavy menu is tailor-made for city-dwellers looking for laid-back, beachy food, ie. cod bahn mi, pulled pork tacos, and local craft beers. A side of the crispy brussels sprouts covered in tangy fish sauce is a must. Non-negotiable.
The Canteen, 225 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, Phone:(508) 487-3800
With your feet properly rested, take a stroll down Commercial Street, where small galleries line block. Far beyond standard-issue watercolor seascapes you find in other small-town East Coast galleries, these fixtures reflect the diversity of the town and include contemporary styles, mixed mediums and more avant-garde works. Keep the eye candy going by taking in the impressive views on the deck at Aqua Bar, a cocktail bar slightly hidden from the main road. The beach views are made even better with a drink in hand, of which there are many. Bring a snack, too -- outside food is allowed on the deck and there are a number of small vendors just outside for grabbing a quick and easy dinner.
Aqua Bar, 207 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA; 02657
Sleep in the next morning and make your first stop at Relish, a grab-and-go place with a great mix of provisions. Grab a coffee and a baked good to get you going, but order and stash one of their awesome sandwiches -- like the chicken salad with sweet onion, gorgonzola and pear or quinoa and chickpea wrap with Asian pickled veggies -- to eat later on the beach.
Relish, 93 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-8077
Get zen with a trip to the serene Long Point Beach. Since the area is much less trafficked by tourists and is away from most of the civilization there's a very welcome edge-of-the-earth quality to the environment. A lone lighthouse provides the perfect scenic touch to the most relaxing beach around. To get there, call the local Long Point Shuttle service (508-487-0898) for availability and tickets, or if you're particularly advanced and adventurous, try kayaking out.
Once back on dry land, do some souvenir and gift shopping. While most of the boutiques on the Commercial Street stretch will offer you something unique, Botanica is a particularly great blend of P-Town retail -- think: nautical, natural and vintage-inspired art, gifts and small "objects of interest."
Botanica, 374 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 413-9580
A nice meal and some wine is the only way to spend your final night, which means making reservations at Joon Bar and Kitchen. The restaurant takes a no-frills farm-to-table, or sea-to-table, approach and strips it down to its most delicious and simple. Seasonal flatbreads, salads and plates both big and small mean you can eat heartily without feeling over stuffed. The more dishes you order the more justified you'll feel in pairing each with a wine from their extensive list.
Joon Bar and Kitchen, 133 Commerical Street, Provincetown, MA 2657 (508)-413-9336
End with one of the many drag cabaret shows that take place in Provincetown. The city attracts big-name Broadway and drag talent for various one-weekend performances, but the real appeal here should be a show that feels a little naughty, a bit ludicrous, and a lot of fun. Taking in a deliciously campy offering at the wild Post Office Cabaret is a must.
Post Office Cabaret 303 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-0006
For more on Provincetown, check out PAPERMAG.com/ptown
When avant indie label Vaquera presented its Fall 2015 collection in a MTA subway station last February, designer Patric DiCaprio styled several of his models in the hottest headwear of 2015: bonnets.
Sure, fashion presentations are often intentionally over-the-top, but in Vaquera's case, the choice of featuring that pioneer accessory is indicative of a larger pro-bonnet trendlet that's gaining popularity among a certain subset of kids who get fashion inspirations off Tumblr, read DIS Magazine or party at Thotlandia. It has roots with LA actress/Instagram It Girl, Lauren Alice Avery, who posted a photo of herself drinking almond milk and wearing a bonnet nearly a year ago. She later posted an image of a stuffed pilgrim doll with the caption "Bitch stole my look," referring to the toy's fabulously fresh-off-the-Mayflower vibe. And now thanks to social media (of course), the style has snowballed.
The new face of Chanel, Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, wore a modified wide-brimmed bonnet in Oyster Magazine(and later posed alongside Moses Gauntlett Cheng designer David Moses, each sporting the look); stylist and recent subject of a Paper photo feature, Jake Levy, has been shot in a pink frilly bonnet for Nicola Formichetti's Harajuku-inspired label Nicopanda; Paper's "Coolest Person in the Room" Sussi Suss recently coined the look "Amish Bondage" before a recent night out; artist Arielle Chiara has opted for a face-shielding black bonnet; and DiCaprio himself has paired the old-school headgear with both yellow-tinted shades and a corset-style top.
Giving this unusual movement an unofficial name, digital artist Molly Soda spearheaded the hashtag #bonnetcore, posting to Instagram a nude selfie with the centuries-old hat in a polka-dot pattern. Zoe Ligon also shared a bonnet selfie to Instagram before her DJ set at Happyfun Hideaway last week, writing the dramatic tagline, "The future is now -- the future is #bonnetcore" (she even encouraged attendees to "BYOBonnet").
While it probably won't be long before this trend heads to the headgear graveyard to join bucket hats, pork pies and fedoras, you still have some time to work on your Little House on the Prairie looks and Crucible mood boards. Nellie Oleson 4-lyfe.
In a recent interview with The London Times,supermodel Cara Delevingne revealed that she plans on ending her modeling career. Citing the negative effects the fashion industry has had on her mental health and body image, Delevingne says she developed anxiety and psoriasis over all of the stress she endured.
"I am not doing fashion work any more, after having, like, psoriasis and all that stuff," she told the paper. "Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was ... I felt so old."
Karen O's back with another grainy, sweet little video for a track off her "Crush Songs." Directed by Asil Baykal, the video for "Singalong" features sweet little scenes of New Yorkers walking around Manhattan and this chill af dog:
Check it out above.
Burning Man is infested with bugs. And, no, not the imaginary kind that happens when you take a bad dose of something and start tweaking out. These are real, horrifyingly abundant green critters that seem to have crawled their way into every steampunk-decorated nook and psychedelic, Summer of Love rip-off cranny at the fest. While at first it might not seem like a big deal -- the festival is outside and the wild outdoors DOES have bugs after all -- just a few photos of these swarming little insects straight out of Moses and the 10 Plagues is enough to make you want to lock yourself in a dark room with a bottle of whiskey.
The Burning Man organizers have even confirmed their existence with an all-too-real, 'peak Burn'blog post that reads better than if SNL writers had come up with all the names.
You may have seen the bug rumors on the internet. We are here to tell you that they are all true. Well maybe not all of the rumors, but the bugs are real. They're everywhere. They bite. They crawl all over you. They get up and in you.
Twin Peaks, who's leading the construction of the Center Café, was talking about how bad they are when she jumped a little and pulled her t-shirt away from her body. A good-sized green bug fell to the ground. It had crawled into her bra.
Metal Shop Heather wears a welding mask most of the day. Bugs have crawled up inside her visor and nestled around her eyes. Cammy and Stinger needed some help from the medical team to deal with the infestation; Stinger's back was covered with nasty red welts from the bites.
No clue if Burners have a sense of humor or what but maybe if nothing else, green creepy-crawlies can provide some costume-inspo for Burning Man 2016?
Amiyah Scott is gon' shake things up on RHOA. Glad to see a trans woman of color get this platform. Good casting call!-- Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) August 18, 2015
Last night Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key came on Late Night With Seth Meyers and he and Seth did a fun (if cringe-inducing) segment on 1am flirting tips ("from two married guys who have been out of the game for a while"). Start your day by watching their cascade of awful pick-up lines like "Hello beautiful. Do you come here often and, if so, do you know where the toilets are?" and "If you were a vegetable, you'd be a cute-cumber. I'd be an eggplant -- no, zucchini! No, eggplant! Eggplant! Final answer, eggplant!"