Articles by Laura Studarus

Fifty Concert Photographers From the Past and Present You Should Know

These lens jockeys are skilled at snapping musicians in the thick of a show.

Lost in Translation? An Ultimate Japanese Kit Kat Power Ranking

Valentine’s Day is a time for love—but more importantly, a time for candy.

Explore the Soviet Union’s Wild Past at Tallinn’s KGB Museum

The forces that kept Estonia enclosed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain are laid out in startling detail.

Bradford Cox Gives Us the Secret to Deerhunter’s Success: Bad Planning

The songwriter opens up about the role fate played in his band’s new record (just don’t ask him its release date).

Soccer Mommy Is Taking Time to Reflect

Sophie Allison talks fate, knowing your angles, and what you can’t learn in school.

Finstas, Ringo, and Wine: Catching Up with Jenny Lewis

Working with Ryan Adams and Beck, Lewis has a new album almost ready to release. But for now, let’s talk spirit animals. 

I Always Wanted to Eat Like a Tenenbaum: Celebrating Wes Anderson at Chicago’s Elizabeth Restaurant

The moment the Life Aquatic–inspired dish is delivered, Sigur Rós’ “Starálfur” begins playing.

This Exhibit Goes to Eleven: A Walk Through Reykjavík’s Punk Museum

The Icelandic Punk Museum features a sizable collection of Nordic punk history dating from the late ’70s to early ’90s.

Montreal Shines Light on Leonard Cohen’s Legacy With “A Crack in Everything”

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal exhibit commemorates Cohen with mixed-media installations ranging from a replication of the artist’s work space to interactive Wurlitzers.

Warsaw’s Neon Muzeum Lights Up the Night

Taking a tour through the lights that shined through a regime.

Welcome to the Hotel Katajanokka, a Former Prison in Helsinki

You can check out anytime you like, but—well, you know the rest.

Don’t Step Out of This House if That’s the Clothes You’re Gonna Wear: Eli Bonerz on X-Large Streetwear

Looking back at the unlikely history of the Beastie Boys–affiliated clothing line.

Gear Up: Your Festival Survival Kit

Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.

The Beastie Boys’ Guide to Los Angeles

To the Five Freeway.

Breaking: Polly Wales

Besting Tiffany’s and Ivanka Trump at their own game is just another jewel in the crown of the LA-based maker.

M83: Wasted on the Youth

Coming off of the biggest record of his career, Anthony Gonzalez regroups and looks to the past for inspiration.

Breaking: Lucius

Grabbing breakfast with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig to talk the soul sisters’ new LP “Good Grief.”

Miike Snow: Pop Culture Invaders

One of Sweden’s greatest exports rides again.

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