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The Best Hotels in Tokyo, from Inexpensively Artsy to Psychotically Buzzed-About

The Best Hotels in Tokyo, from Inexpensively Artsy to Psychotically Buzzed-About

The creative mecca that is Tokyo surprisingly lacks in hotels that are, for the lack of a better word, cool. Booking a $500+ room at Park Hyatt Tokyo so you can reenact (for Instagram, of course) that moment in Lost In Translation when an emo ScarJo hugs her knees whilst gazing out of the window at the sensational skyline? Groundbreaking. But there is hope for those yearning for something more original, aka not boring. Hidden amongst the sea of soulless business hotels, depressing capsule and/
Meet the Photographer Exploring Place and Identity Through the Sea

Meet the Photographer Exploring Place and Identity Through the Sea

Through Polaroids of the Mediterranean, artist Lara Atallah questions what happens when we draw manmade linesOn a steamy August day, I meet artist Lara Atallah at Wallplay on Canal, a popup art gallery in a storefront on Canal Street. Along with another artist, her show “Threshold” is currently on view until September 1.Moisture hangs in the air and alights on my face, my arms. I immediately want to jump into Atallah’s Polaroid photographs of the Mediterranean. I hear the sea crashing ag ...
Anna Wintour Approves of Roger Federer's Uniqlo Merch

Anna Wintour Approves of Roger Federer’s Uniqlo Merch

Merch and exclusive influencer drops have become more coveted than actual high fashion itself, just ask Anna Wintour. Wintour is an avid and outspoken tennis fan, and Roger Federer is by far her favorite player. The Cut reports that Federer's recent deal with Uniqlo got her seal of approval."Sometimes I have called her up in the past for advice; I also asked her about Uniqlo, and she thought it was a great idea and would be a wonderful match-up if it would work out," he said at a press confe ...
Ladies, This Woman Has Cracked the Code to Workplace Equality 3

Ladies, This Woman Has Cracked the Code to Workplace Equality

Like most of us, Claire Wasserman was feeling very disheartened and disturbed over the wage gap, and unlike many of us, she decided to do something about it. Claire launched a platform, aptly named Ladies Get Paid, to help empower women to harness their professional ambitions and be proactive in their careers. Through networking events, town hall meetings, and an online community of women with the same overarching goal, Ladies Get Paid is the first step in closing the wage gap and ending workpla
Aretha Franklin's Scene in Blue Brothers is The Most Underrated Six Minutes Ever

Aretha Franklin’s Scene in Blues Brothers is The Most Underrated Six Minutes Ever

An instant classic, especially for SNL fans, Blues Brothers is the movie that you go to whenever you’re in need of a good laugh or musical number. A crash course for those who might have missed the 1980 comedy: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd play brothers Jake and Elwood Blues, “on a mission from God” to get their old band back together since Jake’s release from prison. Driving around in a decommissioned police car, they come across a cameo from just about every big celeb the late 70s knew: James ...
Cornelia Murr: the Indie Singer You Need to Know

Cornelia Murr: the Indie Singer You Need to Know

Cornelia Murr isn't just another indie singer. Murr has collaborated with Jim James of My Morning Jacket, as well as singer/actress Lola Kirke, the sister of HBO's "Girls" actress Jemima Kirke. Not just a celebrity collaborateur, Murr has the vocals and visual acumen to really back up what she's selling.And what, exactly, is Murr selling? Think less commercial, and more ideologically."I think nature is perfect, and human beings will never make anything perfect," Cornelia tells COOLS. "If ...
Eureka O'Hara: The Beauty Queen Drag Race (& All Of Us) Needed

Eureka O’Hara: The Beauty Queen Drag Race (& All Of Us) Needed

When it comes to perfecting the art of makeup, very few can compare to the artistry and precision that comes from RuPaul’s Drag Race season ten finalist, Eureka O’Hara. Just a quick scan through the Tennessee darling’s Instagram, and you’ll know instantly that this queen truly knows how to craft a winged eyeliner that’s almost as bold and fierce as herself. And how could we ever expect anything less from the queen who created some of the most memorable looks in Drag Race Herstory?As one of ...
A Quick Chat with Gab Bois, Art School Dropout-Turned-Internet Sensation 8

A Quick Chat with Gab Bois, Art School Dropout-Turned-Internet Sensation

Situated on the border of the grotesque and the avant-garde, the work of ex-art student-turned-Internet sensation, Gab Bois, writhes with the pulse of our generation. Based in Montreal, her work has infiltrated the far corners of the world while creeping into the dark spaces of our mind as she creates a visual conversation that speaks in universal tongues. Using her own body as canvas and a $100 point and shoot camera, she's less concerned with photographic technique and more so wants to change
Independence Looks Good on Half the Animal

Independence Looks Good on Half the Animal

The California band releases their new single, “Magic,” today.  “I’m so ripped on Yerba Mate right now,” Chase Johnson laughs into the phone.“That is the most California thing I’ve ever heard,” I laugh back.Johnson, the Laguna Beach-born musician, and songwriter is the lead singer of Los Angeles-based band Half the Animal, whose brand of alt-rock is infused with modern pop sensibilities and production. Founded by Johnson and longtime friend Nick Gross, who is now the band’s dr ...
Where to Eat, Hike, and Stay in the Hudson Valley

Where to Eat, Hike, and Stay in the Hudson Valley

Set just 90 miles north of New York City, the Hudson Valley is one of the oldest parts of the country. The Hudson River is set between the Catskill Mountain Range to the west and Berkshires to the east, making for unforgettably beautiful landscapes all year round, defined by plethora of mountainous hiking trails, lakes, fresh air, and quiet riverside locales. It's no surprise Thomas Cole chose this region as the home base of the 19th century romantic landscape painting movement, the Hudson River ...
EXCLUSIVE: Fickle Friends Release New Version of “Bite” Remixe

EXCLUSIVE: Fickle Friends Release New Remix of “Bite”

After six years in development, UK-based indie pop band Fickle Friends released their debut album You Are Someone Else this past March. Today their latest EP, You Are Someone Else (Versions), is available, featuring four reimagined tracks from that debut album.