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Zen Sevastyanova is Investigating the Water

Speak, Memory: There’s a new mobile speaker in town, and it might not have quite as much bass as you want. [CrunchGear]

Be Still: Anton Corbijn gets back to what he does best: high-contrast black and white photos of people looking sad. [Vulture]

Deep Thoughts: A creative guru bemoans the age of continual distraction. [The 99 Percent]

The Thinking Man’s Cufflink: In praise of the silk knot, for anyone dealing with French cuffs on a regular basis. [Men’s Flair]

Anton Corbijn Has Been Hanging Out with Ryan McGinley


American Girls: Anton Corbijn lets slip a few stills from The American. In a word: awesome. [W Magazine]

When Juggalos Attack: A firsthand account of the Gathering of the Juggalos. Prepare to be depressed about the state of the world. [A.V. Club]

Pick Up the Phone: In a world of mobiles, Giz defends the landline. Good luck with that one. [Gizmodo]

Hov!: The 22 riches rappers are all quite rich, mostly good at rapping. [The Awl]

Ode to Joy

  • Jared Paul Stern


Now that the weather feels like Manchester, we thought it appropriate to chime in on the much ballyhooed Ian Curtis biopic *Control*. While The Clash's Joe Strummer worked hard to achieve style icon status, Joy Division frontman Curtis only really reached his posthumously—and even then to a much lesser degree. Of course, since he killed himself in 1980 at the age of 23, he didn't get much of a chance. But rakish rock'n'roll photographer Anton Corbijn goes some way toward setting the record straight in his supercool film.

More on the stylish trappings of Curtis' life »