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Sicario Directed by Denis Villeneuve Opens September 18 A sicario is a hired killer, and Sicario is also the title of a new feature by Denis Villeneuve, the director of Prisoners and Incendies—and the strength of this essentially psychological thriller (which otherwise might be titled The War on Drugs) lies in its own queasy, cul-de-sac sense of entering a room where very bad things could happen. Villeneuve’s journey to the borderlands follows a wave of documentaries (most notably...
Subtlety has its place—we’re big fans of the no-makeup look (with some smudged eyeliner, but still), and rarely do much more than comb our fingers through our hair—but then there are those times when we want to go big, when we want to be noticed. And that’s where the Throne Crown comes in. Designed by Laura Wass, founder of WXYZ Jewelry, this gilded geometric beauty suits pretty much any look we can dream up,...
Hard as it is to say goodbye to summer, we must admit we’re excited to update our wardrobe for the fall. It’s easier said than done, of course; finding a balance between the still-warm days and ever-cooling nights can be difficult. But these pieces from Brooklyn-based designers should help you find your way through the first days of fall. AANDD Petite Pack French Garment Cleaners 85 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene Wray Jumpsuit in Brick Antoinette 119 Grand Street, Williamsburg Vintage...
Every decade has its own design-based shorthand: The 90s are all about minimalism and the rise of chain store—i.e. Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel—chic, while the 80s still scream glossy lacquered surfaces and neon accents. And what of the 70s? Lest you think this decade is just code for lava lamps, avocado-colored refrigerators, and synthetic materials, well, think again. Rather, 70s interior design is about the maybe paradoxical embrace of not only earthy,...

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