Articles by Laura Studarus

Running Away with Carly Rae Jepsen

The cult pop star loves traveling, and says it has shaped both how she looks at the world and at herself.

Looking On the Bright Side with Cut Copy

We had a brief catch-up with the Australian band at Spain’s Bilbao BBK fest. 

Local Natives on Turning Chaos Into Something Beautiful

Between recording + touring their recent album, the SoCal rockers search for long-term solutions to managing waste.

Four Rising Icelandic Artists You Should Know

Inspired by this year’s lineup at Secret Solstice in Reykjavík, we spoke to some of the local scene’s unsung heroes.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Janelle Monáe at the Manchester International Festival

Nothing but respect for our queen. 

A Day with Local Natives’ Favorite Side Projects

Talking cycling, soccer, and art with the SoCal indie rockers.

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.

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