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Alex Frank

Alex Frank is a Gemini (Virgo Rising), loves most divas and lives in Brooklyn.


Cover stories: Blood Orange

GEN Fs: Le1f, SZA, Laurel Halo, Dan Bodan

Features: Casely-Hayford, Walter Van Beirendonck, London Streetwear: Just Brilliant

Other clips: Alex Da Corte, Genesis P-Orridge, Dennis Cooper, Stephen Burrows, Tom Bianchi, Hilton Als, Live: Britney Spears in Las Vegas


Ronnie Fieg Works His Magic on a Pair of Clarks

Can’t say we saw this one coming: KITH NYC maven Ronnie Fieg has spent the last couple years as the go-to sneaker collaborator for Puma, ASICS and New Balance, but today, he’s got a very … read more »

POSTED April 11, 2014 10:34AM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

The Stan Smith Trend Continues: Rihanna Wears Them and Little Else

We’ve been telling you this for nearly a year: Adidas’ Stan Smith is the shoe of 2014. Relaunched in 2013, Christian Dior designer Raf Simons recently gave them a makeover, rounded up all the … read more »

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Video: Blood Orange, “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens)”

In a truly bittersweet moment of serendipity, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange has released a new remix from Cupid Deluxe by his buddy Kindness with vocals from Chicago house legend and Fingers, Inc. alum Robert … read more »

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Video: The Men, “Different Days”

A new video for The Men was crowd-sourced from a contest held earlier this year, which is truly a nice way to pay respects to the many fans that have made the Brooklyn band something … read more »

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Credit: Noah Rabinowitz

Stream: Pharmakon, “Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra Cover)”

Well, this is insane: the first new music from Brooklyn power electronics artist Pharmakon since last year’s wonderfully overwhelming debut album, Abandon, is a cover of the 1960s camp classic, “Bang Bang,” originally by Nancy … read more »

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Video: Ratking, “Canal”

If Ratking’s music has always been a little window in the trio’s hometown of New York, a new video for “Canal” is an even more literal glide through their city. The song comes from So … read more »

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Miley Cyrus Live: A Journey into the Heart of Weird America

Love her or hate her, Miley’s freakdom is distinctly American On Saturday night, in a sports stadium so yuppified it sells $9 artisanal frankfurters to satisfy the gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood surrounding it, Miley Cyrus, wearing … read more »

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Video: Rush Midnight, “Closer”

FADER PREMIERE Rush Midnight, the new funk-lite project from former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning, will have a debut album on May 27 for Last Gang Records. A new video for “Closer” features a rousing … read more »

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Is Adidas’ Rod Laver the Next Stan Smith?

Take a stroll down Lafayette Street in Soho and you’ll start to notice how much the classic Stan Smith shoe has come to dominate cool kid’s wardrobes in the last year, a clean alternative to … read more »

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Interview: Sam Smith at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse

American audiences are getting to know Sam Smith and his amazing pipes in a much bigger way these days: first, a performance at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, a big show in New York … read more »

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