Pittsburgh, PA
The Last Billboard is on the corner of S Highland Ave and Baum Blvd in Pittsburgh. It’s got five lines that take on up to twenty-eight characters each, which — if arithmetic serves — adds up to an eerily familiar number. Every month, the wooden letters are changed out and into a new arrangement, as curated by artist/social practitioner Jon Rubin. 

Pittsburgh, PA

The Last Billboard is on the corner of S Highland Ave and Baum Blvd in Pittsburgh. It’s got five lines that take on up to twenty-eight characters each, which — if arithmetic serves — adds up to an eerily familiar number. Every month, the wooden letters are changed out and into a new arrangement, as curated by artist/social practitioner Jon Rubin





Death Valley Junction, CA
For close to 50 years, Marta Becket danced in the middle of the desert. She built the Amargosa Opera House out of the shell of a “town” constructed by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, the admirers she painted around the theater’s back walls often her only audience. She studied ballet in NYC, danced at Radio City, danced en pointe until she was 80. She retired in 2012, but sneaks out of retirement to take to the Amargosa every now and again. She’s still there, along with the stage she graced for decades. 

Death Valley Junction, CA

For close to 50 years, Marta Becket danced in the middle of the desert. She built the Amargosa Opera House out of the shell of a “town” constructed by the Pacific Coast Borax Company, the admirers she painted around the theater’s back walls often her only audience. She studied ballet in NYC, danced at Radio City, danced en pointe until she was 80. She retired in 2012, but sneaks out of retirement to take to the Amargosa every now and again. She’s still there, along with the stage she graced for decades. 


Palm Springs, CA

@macmittch made this video and it’s also over on her blog


Downtown Los Angeles
Grand Park’s being commandeered by the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend — the nomadic national bazaar that jumbles up a frankly hedonistic number of makers and doers for a swap meet of epic proportions. They’re gonna bleed you dry and you’re gonna thank them for it.

Downtown Los Angeles

Grand Park’s being commandeered by the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend — the nomadic national bazaar that jumbles up a frankly hedonistic number of makers and doers for a swap meet of epic proportions. They’re gonna bleed you dry and you’re gonna thank them for it.


When you’re tired and shit’s bonkers: Time to push it.  


Palm Springs, CA

In the 1950s, when our little palm city was a sapling, the local rotary club produced this talky, top-full of kitsch. It’s a trip back to a more complicated time, when some people didn’t know the world was so simple: feed each other’s souls and we’ll all be more energetic and also we’ll simultaneously be more peaceful. 


London
Know how you can trust you’re in good hands in a store? When there’s a wall filled with every single Criterion Collection dvd still in print.
The folks behind some of our favorite clothing and curation and collaborations for the past dozen years — and our roommates at Ace NYC — are getting all extended-stay-cozy at 100 Shoreditch High in London. Welcome, guys. Happy we’re taking our love affair bi-continental. 

London

Know how you can trust you’re in good hands in a store? When there’s a wall filled with every single Criterion Collection dvd still in print.

The folks behind some of our favorite clothing and curation and collaborations for the past dozen years — and our roommates at Ace NYC — are getting all extended-stay-cozy at 100 Shoreditch High in London. Welcome, guys. Happy we’re taking our love affair bi-continental. 


Palm Springs, CA
So school’s out for Summer. And what did you do with your Summer vacation?
We hung out like indoor kids with Alvaro Ilizarbe, Jean André, Erin D. Garcia and Mtendere Mandowa in the arts & crafts cabin — cutting and gluing and drawing and dunking our way through Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Summer School 2014, co-presented with School Night Los Angeles and HVW8. We learned, we laughed, we liquored up like high school. 





Thanks to Alternative Apparel, Mailchimp and Nowness for making it possible. It beat the hell out of repeating Algebra 2. 
 

Palm Springs, CA

So school’s out for Summer. And what did you do with your Summer vacation?

We hung out like indoor kids with Alvaro IlizarbeJean André, Erin D. Garcia and Mtendere Mandowa in the arts & crafts cabin — cutting and gluing and drawing and dunking our way through Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Summer School 2014, co-presented with School Night Los Angeles and HVW8. We learned, we laughed, we liquored up like high school. 

Thanks to Alternative Apparel, Mailchimp and Nowness for making it possible. It beat the hell out of repeating Algebra 2. 

 


Los Angeles
Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 
His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 

Los Angeles

Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 

His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 


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