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Blue Microphone Yeti USB Mic

If the art of recording sits just outside your range of concern or abilities (but doesn’t weaken your desire for good quality), the Yeti (MSRP: $149.99) could be your new best friend. Wires are minima…

In The Studio: Hot Chip

Since 2000, London electro-pop quintet Hot Chip has taken a push-pull approach to music, deftly switching between their frenzied live attack (with more instruments onstage than you can count) and the …

Pieces of Me: The Secret Life of Graffiti

As bombers already know, graffiti isn’t all adrenaline-fueled, freestyle madness. Before the art makes its way to be wall, it’s frequently sketched out in something referred to as a black book or a “p…

License to Thrill

Activision’s Tim Riley pulls off some of the music industry’s biggest coups. Tim Riley has a sweet job. His title, “Worldwide Executive of Music,” sounds serious and, to some extent, it is: Riley is u…

Geneviève Gauckler's Evolution

“I believe a character is an extension, an image of its creator,” Geneviève Gauckler writes from her studio in Paris. “There’s something magic about it. By creating a character or an atmosphere, I try…

Graniph: Wrap Battle

Japanese and German design sensibilities are generally thought to be some of the most refined in the world, so it should come as no surprise that one of the hottest graphically focused clothing lines …

Wassup Rockers: Larry Clark's Angels

It’s been more than 10 years since Larry Clark’s seminal Kids made every teenager in America want to move to New York City, and every parent in America want to keep them as far away as hum…

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