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Style Icons Spoiling a Perfectly Good Walk

Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx, Palm Springs, CA, 1954

It may prove a bit tricky to duck out of the office this week for a twilight round of golf, given that we’re coming off a 10-day Fourth of July sabbatical. To tide you over, we now present, in no particular order, 18 photos of style icons spoiling a perfectly good walk.

Gunga galunga...»

Mikael Kennedy is Always This Sepia-Toned

The World’s Greatest: For the benefit of mankind, Will Oldham interviews R. Kelly. [Interview Magazine]

Romancing the Knit Tie: A gentleman’s guide to dressing like Michael Douglas. [Details]

An Indian City Has Been Painted Blue: The title kind of says it all. [Kuriositas]

Today’s Grand Addition to the Internet…: …is the Google Art Project, which offers virtual tours of the great museums of the world. [Google Art Project]

Sympathy for the Devil

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The internet’s already expressing its displeasure with Wall Street 2 in various channels—including the shocking revelation that most Wall Streeters wear neither pocket squares nor ties—but we thought we’d weigh in on one small absurdity: after Madoff, Lehman Brothers and everything else, Oliver Stone seems to trust bankers more than ever.

Without succumbing to any spoilers, we’ll just say that this entry finds Mr. LeBeouf crusading for green energy through (what else?) high-powered finance capitalism. And it turns out not to be such a bad idea. It’s enough to make you forget that the original focused mostly on the Street’s propensity to chew up and spit out.

For all the love directed towards Mr. Gekko, who remembers Martin Sheen, the wise union man urging the kids to make something real instead of living off the buying and selling of others? It’s a surprisingly relevant thought for the age of workwear and DIY. You just won’t hear it at the movies.