All Mod Cons: When The Jam Ruled the World

All Mod Cons: When The Jam Ruled the World

October 03, 2016

Words by: JPS for duncan quinn How did three rather raffish young men from Woking, Surrey come to be among the most stylish and influential men of their generation— and later fade into near obscurity? The story of The Jam is integral to the Mod revival movement, which has been carbon dated, so to speak, […]

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Nifty Fifty: Cinematic Classics of 1966

Nifty Fifty: Cinematic Classics of 1966

December 17, 2015

Words by: JPS for duncan quinn Yes of course come January we will be ringing in the New Year. But we’ll also be cracking open the vintage Krug to toast some of our favorite films all celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016. Yes 1966 was a bang-up year for some very stylish flicks, though they’ve […]

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That’s Entertainment: Icons Galore

That’s Entertainment: Icons Galore

December 03, 2015

Words by: JPS for duncan quinn We know you’re doing most of your Christmas shopping here at DQ. But don’t overlook the treasure trove of stylish items to be had at Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale in London on Dec. 10, including some lots featuring our favorite icons of silver screen and rock & roll. Celebrity-owned […]

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Snap Chat

Snap Chat

September 16, 2015

Words by: Jared Paul Stern Without Andy Warhol there’d be no Instagram. The father of Pop Art popularized both the concept of instant fame and celebrity culture, both through his work and Interview magazine, with the snapshot playing an important role. From the late 1950s until his death in 1987 Warhol carried a Polaroid camera […]

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From Turin with Love

From Turin with Love

July 29, 2015

Words by: Jared Paul Stern For 85 years Pininfarina has designed some of the most beautiful cars in the world. Three generations of design geniuses, starting with the legendary Battista “Pinin” Farina in 1930, have applied its now iconic name to Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and more, embodying the apex in technological expertise, functionality, innovation, […]

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BREAKING THEM BAD

BREAKING THEM BAD

March 24, 2014

Words by: DUNCAN QUINN Photographs courtesy of: Y.CO “If it flies, floats or f*!ks, rent it, don’t buy it,” said Tommy Earl Bruner in Dan Jenkins’ novel, Baja Oklahoma (1981). Sage advice perhaps. If you are Scrooge McDuck. On the other hand, if you’re of a slightly more hedonistic bent seeking to execute the bucket […]

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WHY MACHIAVELLI STILL MATTERS

WHY MACHIAVELLI STILL MATTERS

March 03, 2014

Intro by: DUNCAN QUINNWords by: JOHN T. SCOTTand ROBERT ZARETSKY I was having lunch with a friend only this week who has been reading the 48 Laws of Power. But just as with most things, its better to go to the source for the best version. Hence, here is a little something from two learned […]

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BY MICHAEL LEWIS

BY MICHAEL LEWIS

January 03, 2014

No one ever made being bad on Wall Street look as good as Michael Lewis did in Liar’s Poker. Words by: ROBERT COLLINS Published in 1989, two years after The Bonfire of the Vanities shone its fictional light on Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe, this is Lewis’s giddy, addictive inside account of the yearshe […]

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BY RACHEL KUSHNER

BY RACHEL KUSHNER

September 25, 2013

Snarling under the hood of this majestic novel by Oregon-born, LA-living Rachel Kushner is a torque-churning engine run on literary nitrous oxide. Words by:ROBERT COLLINS The Flamethrowers (even the title has fire curling out of its nostrils, for God’s sake) is the story of Reno, barely in her twenties, as she tries to make her […]

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The Forgiven

The Forgiven

July 07, 2013

Once in a while, a novel comes along that has the slender, ripped body of sharp, exquisitely constructed literary fiction and the quicksilver, pumping mind of a slinky, gut-jabbing thriller. Words by: ROBERT COLLINS Once in a while, a novel comes along that has the slender, ripped body of sharp, exquisitely constructed literary fiction and […]

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How to get filthy rich in rising asia

How to get filthy rich in rising asia

April 20, 2013

Here’s a tip. When you pick up this new novel by Mohsin Hamid — his follow-up to his multimillion- selling The Reluctant Fundamentalist —don’t make the mistake of using it as a how-to-get-rich guide. Words by: ROBERT COLLINS Here’s a tip. When you pick up this new novel by Mohsin Hamid — his follow-up to […]

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