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As part of the 2012 Photobooth Convention, attendees were invited to participate in a collaborative art project, this year being asked to tell the story of a film in four frames of a booth photo strip. “Rather than 24 frames a second, it’s four frames in 20 seconds” say the geniuses behind the event at […]

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If near Los Angeles this weekend don’t miss this years 2012 Photobooth Convention. The booth enthusiasts of photobooth.net put on an event somewhere in the world only every once in awhile, and this year were lucky enough to have it held so conveniently close to the Launderette offices. Part artshow, part workshop – there will […]

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I was so sorry to hear of MCA passing. This is one that’s had a different effect on me than others. Perhaps you don’t expect the artists you grow up with to be as mortal. The B Boys have been such a consistent influence and inspiration, and I’ve long admired Yauch’s music video direction & […]

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Best Thanksgiving movies is a tough category. Garfield had a halfway decent special (spoiler: lasagna), but actual movies… Here are our favorites. Fantastic Mr. Fox – This is autumnal perfection. The whole film is like a brisk early-evening sunset with colored leaves underfoot and good jokes. Highlight: Willem Dafoe playing a sinister Westside Story rat. […]

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When mining for fashion among great leading men, we instantly think of Newman, and Grant, Redford and McQueen; but there are many who’s example we overlook. Toshiro Mifune was the iconic grizzly faced muse of more than 14 of Akira Kurosawa’s films. He could say more with a dismissive grunt and samurai stare than many would […]

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  If you happen to find yourself in Oslo with a bag of dirty laundry and a penchant for reading, may we recommend Laundromat Cafe. Or perhaps you are in Strasbourg with an empty stomach and an appetite for white linens; try La Corde a Linge. Laundromat Cafe is laundromat, cafe, and library with a […]

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Mother’s Day is easy. Buy her some flowers, take her to tea or on a picnic, give her a gift certificate to the spa. But what do you do for Dad? A few ideas on how to celebrate Father’s Day. 1. Shoot guns 2. Eat with your hands 3. Ride the Velodrome 4. Drive a classic […]

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There once lived a French gazillionaire named Albert Kahn who collected over 72,000 autochrome plates from around the world. He sent photographers to the ends of the Earth at a time when empires were collapsing and World War I fell upon Western Europe. The poor chap lost his fortune in the crash of 1929, but […]

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Launderette was recently invited to the premiere party for Dresscue Me and The Fabulous Beekman Boys. It was an honor to be there to celebrate with the ever illustrious Shareen. She wore vintage, of course; a stunning, fully sequined, pink cheongsam dress with scandalously revealing slits. Tune in for the premiere, April 19th at 10:30pm […]

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Movies Of 1984 I have long held 1984 as the “best year.” I remember how good it felt saying it was 1984. I remember how awesome my O.P. socks felt, and corduroy shorts looked. No evidence however, is more convincing of the year’s prowess than a simple list of movies from its 12 month period. […]

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