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'I Bore Myself Listening to Myself'

Man-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch goes deep with Standard Culture More »
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Smuggler's Blues

Writer and convicted hash kingpin Richard Stratton talks to Anthony Haden-Guest about smuggling in the '70s and his relationship with Norman Mailer. More »
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The Artful Life of Anne Pasternak

She sends horses galloping through Grand Central and art into outer space. A rousing interview with Creative Time's fearless leader. More »
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Davey Havok, Just Your Modern Day Renaissance Man

Singer, Broadway actor, clothing designer, and imminently published author. More »
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Captain Sully Checks in to The Standard, High Line

There's a hero in the house! The pilot who landed his plane on the Hudson talks travel, stardom, and his room with a view. More »
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Justin Time

Teddy Wayne's new novel offers a scathingly funny look inside the 'tween-pop industrial complex. More »
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Congrats to Benh Zeitlin on His Oscar Nomination!

We dished long and hard with the Beasts of The Southern Wild director back in August. Let's review, shall we? More »
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If the Shoe Fits ...

If you love ladies’ shoes, you love Nicholas Kirkwood, the latest Brit boy wonder to take the accessories world by storm. Kirkwood sat down with Standard Culture at his stunning boutique on Washington Street to explain how an English straight guy became the king of high heels. More »
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The Kids Are All 'Wright

Singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright on becoming a mother, losing her mom, and the allure of the family business. More »
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A Chat with the Founders of Warby Parker

We sit down with the eyewear mavens who are changing how we see the world, one spectacle at a time. More »
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The Star of 'Searching for Sugar Man' Sits Down with Standard Culture

In the late 1960s and early ’70s, a soft-spoken Detroit musician named Rodriguez put out two magisterial albums and then disappeared from the music scene. For the next three decades, he... More »
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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Director Benh Zeitlin

Winner of the Palm d’Or at Cannes and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a remarkable six-year-old named Hushpuppy and her hapless father,... More »
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'70s Supermodel Lisa Taylor Talks Life in the Flash Lane

Lisa Taylor may no longer be a household name, but like most of her co-stars in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new HBO documentary, “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”... More »
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Architect John Pawson Talks Perfectionism, Stalkers and Taking Pictures

In his engrossing new book, A Visual Inventory, acclaimed British architect and designer John Pawson walks us through his personal photo album. Known to the AutoCAD set as the godfather of... More »
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'Mad Man' George Lois Gives Some Damn Good Advice

The season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday provided the perfect opportunity to catch up with our old pal George Lois, the legendary creative guru who redefined the art of advertising. (If... More »