Byron Hawes

The Basel Conundrum

Photo by Zach Slootsky 'Why does anyone go to Miami? Ass, and the emerging contemporary art scene.' So said Alec Baldwin's iconic 30 Rock character, Jack Donag... More...

Fuck FOMO It’s About That JOMO Life

Much has been made of late of the fact that social media is obfuscating realistic interpretations (and presentations) of our diurnal lives. Since the seminal NYT piece 'Branding and the 'Me' Economy', sociologists have rampantly discussed that new... More...

Fashion’s Short Term Memory Loss

In this ADD-addled world of Snapchats and Vines, of people vocally pronouncing the acronym IRL (which, as Abbi correctly pointed out to Ilana, is the same number of syllables), I find myself thinking a lot about memory. Tradition. Antecedents. Histo... More...

Dear Fashion: Time To Open Your Eyes

It’s hard to know exactly what the turning point was. Probably because it’s so baffling that it took this long in the first place. But the Grande Dame that is the world of fashion is finally acknowledging the possibility of prowess outside of her pre... More...

The Kanye Principle

Do we even talk about anything but Kanye West anymore? Despite the barrage of news of late. The loss of King Bowie. Of Severus Snape. Of his real world Death Eater compatriot Justice Scalia. Despite Syria, Flint, Trump, and the Hunger Games that the... More...