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Jamel Shabazz got a moment in the spotlight at BAM this Sunday, thanks to a loving documentary from Charlie Ahearn (also known as the man who made Wild Style). If you don’t know Shabazz, he’s roughly the Scott Schuman of hip-hop culture in 80s New York. The book he’s famous for is Back in the Days, which just got a deluxe reissue, but we’ve rounded up some of the best snaps here. Time to break out your shell toes.

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Kempt Man of the Hour: David Byrne

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Quirky indie icon David Byrne has mastered many artforms, and he's got the Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes on the mantle to prove it. The Scottish-born former Talking Head and RISD dropout recently joined Paul Simon onstage for one night of the latter's month-long residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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