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snoopyTruth is, I don’t post here much anymore. I’m pretty busy with my job as a writer at Weber Shandwick. So, if you got here because I followed you on Twitter, or you Googled my name by accident, then hi!

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5 Links: February 5

orgues1.The last rastafarians New Statesman tells the story of an isolated group of Rastafarians living in a self-sufficient commune on the bleak industrial fringe of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Built in 2007, the Rasta Village became a cultural centre, attracting young, middle-class Abidjanais looking for a good time and, later on, drawing the anger of powerful interests.

2.Dolce Via: Rome in the 80s Another Mag features images from Charles H. Traub’s photobook, a joyful depiction of 80s Rome that bypasses the tourists, depicting instead a red blooded city with passion and summer in its heart.

3. The Lost Russian Family In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga Unaware of World War II, Cut off from the rest of the world for forty years. Smithsonian magazine tells their story.

4. Postmodernism Lost: The Remnants of a Utopian Dream in Paris French photographer Laurent Kronental spent four years exploring Paris’ vast housing estates constructed during the 1970s and ‘80s. Architizer shares a selection of his work.

5. At Home with Gordon Smith Inventory magazine founder Ryan Willms visits this 96-year-old Canadian artist’s modernist retreat near Vancouver.


Viewing: O’Mast

omast 3“Without passion, there is no craft.” O’mast or master in Neapolitan dialect, is the title of a 72 minute film written and directed by Gianluca Migliarotti of Milan’s Kid Dandy productions.

omast 2Migliarotti’s documentary takes us into the ateliers of Naples’ Via Chiaia, where tailors continue to craft suits using methods that date back over more than a hundred years.

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*SPARK: Ian MacKaye, Accidental Businessman

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Co-founder of the Washington DC-based Dischord Records, Ian MacKaye rose to punk demi-god status in the late 80s as the teenaged leader of Minor Threat, along the way coining the term “Straight Edge” and spawning the bizarre neo-temperance subculture of the same name. MacKaye went on to front post-hardcore figureheads Fugazi throughout the 90s and early 2000s, and more recently The Evens with partner Amy Farina.

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