Sarah Kost

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Coppola And Watson On Teens, Fame And 'Bling'

Sofia Coppola is no stranger to filmic explorations of fame, privilege and self-loathing in the modern age. In her newest movie, <i>The Bling Ring,</i> she considers the case of a gang of well-off L.A. teenagers whose obsession with celebrity took them to some unexpected places — including the homes of …

'The Will To Adorn': What We Wear And What It Says About Us

The fashion choices we make can say a lot about how we see ourselves, and can affect how others see us. The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival includes a program called "The Will to Adorn," which explores the ways African Americans culture is shaped by fashion.<p>Transcript<p>NEAL CONAN, HOST:<p>This is …

Who Will Be the Third Major Fashion Designer to Launch a Video Game?

Last week, both Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford revealed the splashy details behind their latest projects. Not one to be outdone by his newly minted foe, cat lover and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has debuted a similarly career-defining undertaking: the Kaiser recently unveiled <i>Je Veux Les</i> …

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On John Grant And Healing Yourself

Offsetting unsettling lyrics about depression, self-hate, toxic relationships, religion-fueled ignorance and societal cruelty with utterly gorgeous melodies is one of the oldest tricks in the songwriter's handbook. But most excel at half of that combo while falling far short in the other. John …

Making Art From Art: 5 Nonfiction Reads For Summer

An elaborate cake exactingly modeled from the work of a Dutch minimalist painter. A piece of literary criticism as interesting and expansive as its subject. A photograph of an eerie, antlered hat sculpted from feathers and tulle. Art criticism, written with a novelist's eye. Here are five books …