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“My style is glitzy grandma, but I’m also inspired by the preppy look.”
“I feel like I shouldn’t be giving them money when I think they are such bad executives.”
The transcendent Scot and her merry band of interstellar bohemians.
The romance novelist’s Beverly Hills days are filled with drugstore splurges, gossipy lunches, and shirtless men.
Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson.
Television is suddenly filled with recurring characters who’ve lost body parts.
"By 1993, a 19-year-old kid would go to a rave or a club, and take Special K and acid and crystal meth and ecstasy, all in the course of one night."
"The reality of it was the city was destitute, and it became this kind of postapocalyptic landscape for artists, and there’s something very enchanting in that."
There’s a case you can make for the movie’s campy ingenuousness.
"He couldn’t believe I was white. There were no white people involved in hip-hop at this time at all."
"Everything should be controlled via the vinyl, the fingertips."
“This is the biggest song by a band nobody knows about a dance that nobody knows how to do.”
"The high heels were easy. There was a shoemaker on Second Avenue who used to take the heel off for us and put in a steel shank, and then put it back on so it was kind of indestructible. "
From Afropunk to Electroclash to Zebulon, an abridged tour of its millennial moment.
"I grew up in New York City, I have a small room, I barely have that to myself, I’m going to play the acoustic guitar, and that ended up being the thing that shaped my style more than anything."
"There were a lot of really highly perceptive people in the scene, at CBGB, but there were also some real douche-nozzles."
An excerpt from Adam Begley's forthcoming biography.