Frank Ocean – Blonde Makes Us Believe Again

frank-ocean-new-tunes-2016Frank Ocean is still thinking about forever. One of his two new albums is called Endless, even though its songs all seem to end too soon. The more significant release, called either Blonde or Blond depending on where you acquire it, repeatedly laments nights, season, and years that can never be retrieved. The first time his unadorned vocals appear on that album, Ocean sings, “We’ll let you guys prophesy / We gon’ see the future first.” The line comes across as a challenge to get on his level and unhitch from the present—a necessary step before accessing the deep pleasures of his uncompromising new music.

Blond(e)’s music underscores that Frank Ocean just doesn’t think about time in the same way that the Internet masses who demanded he hurry up with this album do. What are four years next to forever? This is without a doubt the best album of the year…and maybe forever.
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Burger and Fries – Paris Can Do Burgers

burger-and-friesIt’s almost ad good as In  N Out Burger – and believe me – almost is the biggest compliment available. Burger and Fries is a small Burger Restaurant in Paris that has taken the city by storm. All made to order, all fresh and all super tasty. When in Paris…have a burger, right? There is one in the 2nd and one in the 10th arrondissement. and we are sure that soon every neighborhood will have its own Burger and Fries.cusmyzw5gafsbsoti4yf

Bon Iver – 22, A Million is a Dream Come True

bon-iver-artwork-zu-22-a-million-main_imageBon Iver – the musical project led by Justin Vernon – will release its third studio album «22, A Million». The album of one of music’s most important members is part love letter; part final resting place of two decades of searching for self-understanding like a religion – and the inner-resolution of maybe never finding that understanding. The album’s 10 poly-fi recordings are a collection of sacred moments: love’s torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence. If «Bon Iver, Bon Iver» built a habitat rooted in physical spaces, then «22, A Million» is the letting go of that attachment to a place.

The Truth – Possibly the Best Play About relationships and (In)fidelity

the-truth-at-wyndhams-theatre-118bdcef3b270835e1f2bf35e42e02ccThe Truth as it all – Deception, humor, suspense and style. The play is running at the legendary Wyndham Theater in London and is so much fun to watch. THE TRUTH is a biting comedy which examines the complex relationship of two couples entangled in the politics of extra marital affairs, friendship, deceit and ultimately, the truth.. The Truth is funny, thought-provoking and plays seamlessly as a dream. It owes something to Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also translated by Hampton) and more (a debt acknowledged by author Florian Zeller) to Pinter’s Betrayal. It is an unusually accomplished piece about two unfaithful couples. A millefeuille of truth and deceit, it keeps us guessing: duped, enlightened, duped again. Go see it as long as itt’s still running (at least until September 2)

Fjällräven Kanken – All Made Out Of Water Bottles

3062738-inline-i-1-this-classic-swedish-backpack-now-comes-in-a-version-made-from-recycled-water-bottlesThe classic Swedish “Kånken” backpack hasn’t changed very much since it was first designed for schoolchildren in 1978, with one new exception: Now it comes in a version made from recycled plastic water bottles.
They decided to make the entire bag—including the lining and shoulder straps—from recycled plastic. One of the backpacks, called the Re-Kånken, uses 11 former plastic bottles; a mini version uses nine bottles.
3062738-poster-p-1-this-classic-swedish-backpack-now-comes-in-a-version-made-from-recycled-water-bottlesWhen the bag wears out, because all of the parts are made from the same material, it can be returned to a retail store and recycled into new fabric. Fjällräven is also hoping that cities will also start recycling synthetic fabrics, so people can eventually just drop an old bag in a local recycling bin.

Crisis In Six Scenes – Woody Allen On TV

Crisis-In-Six-Scenes-750x400Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon Studios series Crisis In Six Scenes takes a jaundiced look back at the 1960s or, perhaps, at the way people largely went about their lives ignoring the era’s vast social changes for as long as possible. That’s at least judging by the first look at the series, in which it’s firmly established that Woody Allen is incapable of looking like James Dean.
Along with Allen, Crisis In Six Scenes stars Miley Cyrus, Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, Michael Rapaport, Margaret Ladd, David Harbour, Joy Behar, Christine Ebersole, Becky Ann Baker, Lewis Black and Rebecca Schull. It premieres on Amazon September 30 and, as Allen confirmed earlier this year, will consist of only one season. The series will stream on Amazon in September.

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