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Roundup October, 21 2011

Selectism | Around The Web

01. Set Free Richardson (pictured)

“Set Free Richardson is a creative director and strategic marketing professional. He also an editor at Highsnobiety. His wife, Liza Richardson, is a visual brand consultant. Some of her work can be found here. Portraits taken at their apartment in the Bronx.” (An Afternoon With)

02. Original Sin: An Interview With Lana Del Rey

“She talks like a dairy queen, like Britney Spears, like a cheerleader. 24 years old and exuding the hardy effervescence unique to healthy American girls, there is nothing in Del Rey’s manner that connects the voice at the end of the line to ‘Video Games’, the YouTube smash hit carried by a purring vocal performance so rich you can feel almost feel David Lynch’s velvet carpeting under your fingers.

That is until I hit playback on my telephone’s dictaphone. Slowly all the years of a weary, haunted youth spent in backwoods New York State unravel from under her bubbly facade, like furtive murmurings on the other side of a door. As per the many doomed chanteuses and dead movie idols she invokes in her cinematic music, it seems Del Rey is a good actress. In true Lynch fashion, beneath her white picket-fenced cheer hide the writhing earthworms that plague her heavy heart.” (The Quietus)

03. Fine Candidate

“Was in town yesterday, Spencer Hart HQ, and while picking up the pertest of chocolate brown chinos (they’re too good for the chino moniker frankly, more of them later) ended up thumbing through a book on Dave, one of many in the shop. I bought it as there were a number of early shots that had never seen, others simply couldn’t resist.” (Style & Error)

04. The Sweet Science; A Sour Saturday

“Now I know how it feels to be a Zab Judah fan:

Rushing to your man’s defense with flimsy excuses after yet another poor outing.

Suspecting he has wasted his talent yet finding reasons to believe he’ll one day cash in on the vast potential he once showed.

Assuring others he’s still relevant even though you don’t quite believe it yourself anymore.

Trying hard not to feel that way about boxing these days, but a pair of bouts from this past weekend…” (By Morgan Campbell)

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