Whether it’s a strong cup of coffee, a 1920s vintage frock or a record store to scrupulously comb for rare finds, Greenpoint has your every need covered. Lifestyle Editor Edwina Hagon shows us around her adopted hometown.
Voodoo folklore, Créole superstition and ritual celebration – New Orleans is a must-visit. On the cusp of the city’s downtown core, you’ll find Ace Hotel New Orleans, the newest addition to this achingly cool hotel family.
Model, musician, self-described maths nerd – Alewya Demmisse is all these things and much, much more. She’s appeared on the pages of high fashion titles alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne however, it is her scrawled linear sketches – inked out in felt tip pens or sharpies on anything from paper and canvas to city walls and salvaged wood that is gaining traction in the city she now calls home.
The road is life. Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi is back on tour and centre stage with new band, CRX.
A right-now band with a proclivity for days bygone, L.A.-based outfit Allah-Las blended the raw, lo-fi groove of garage rock with the West Coast psychedelic sounds of the 60s.
What started as an experimental, improvised jam session spearheaded by Kimbra and Sophia Brous, EXO-TECH is fast emerging as a new paradigm for clever pop concoctions.
When it comes to her subjects, photographer Jen Steele looks for “gravity” and “heart” above all else. If a person catches her curiosity, she is the kind of girl who will walk right up and request to take their portrait, often establishing a friendship along the way. Here, Steele shares with RUSSH some of her most cherished New York memories captured on film.
Front man, ladies’ man, songwriter, journalist, author, and sometimes actor – there are many labels one could assign Richard Hell. But above all, the Kentucky-born polymath is known as the inventor of punk rock, carving out a sound and style in the early 70s with his involvement in several influential, early punk bands including Television, Neon Boys, The Heartbreakers and his own project, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, that informed generations of music to follow.
He gave us The Velvet Underground, Transformer, Walk On The Wild Side, Berlin and so much more – a revolutionary melody maker with a career spanning more than five decades, Lou Reed has more than earned himself a place in rock history. Through his creative arc the worlds of pop music, poetry and experimental composition were artfully united, laying down a new sound and paradigm shift.
For him, it was about the purity of form – “the simple expression of complex thought,” he once said. Widely regarded as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, Judd saw the world differently, a radical thinker who can be credited for his role in shaping a new territory for American art and influencing a generation of artists and designers from Anish Kapoor to David Batchelor.