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Crate Digging


For the Cred: Refinery29 delves into the obscure end of skin magazines. [Refinery29]

All Things Must Pass: Slate lets you choose your own apocalypse with this culturally prescient guide to the end times. [Slate]

A Dying Breed: Apparently there are still a few publishing heirs left un-profiled. [Vanity Fair]

Extra Credit: In case the must-haves aren’t enough, here’s an itemized list of ways to be cool. [YesbutNobutYes]

The Birth of the Cool


We’ve been scanning our latest tumblr obsession The Impossible Cool for a while, and we’ve detected a couple of patterns.

First, in addition to the usual actor suspects—Mr. McQueen, Mr. Clooney—there’s a healthy spattering of genuine genius, including Robert Altman and our personal favorite, Mr. Kurosawa. For all the cross-cultural fun we’ve had over the past twenty years, it’s easy to forget he was the first one importing American staples like the shoot-em-up western to eastern shores.

Second, they’re almost all sporting shades.