Welcome to Culture Hound, InsideHook’s deep dive into the month’s most important (pop) cultural happenings. Enjoy our Spotify playlist of new music along the way.
Fantastic Man is no ordinary men's fashion magazine.
Its format: in-depth profiles. Its subjects: Tom Ford, David Beckham, Ewan McGregor and the like. Its lensmen: Jurgen Teller, Bruce Weber and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Essentially, the kind of chaps from whom we can all learn a thing or two, shot by some of the best shutterbugs in the world, wearing the sort of stylish, of-the-moment duds InsideHook's Style Director has been known to refer to as "coolest guy in the art gallery type shit."
To celebrate their anniversary, they've published an anthology of their finest profiles and photography to date: Fantastic Man: Men of Great Style and Substance.
Consider it your style bible for years to come. (Oct. 27)
And the rest:
You’ll dig the electro-disco-art-pop on I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler: an amalgam of LCD Soundsystem, CSS and Talking Heads. But the Portland band’s also a lesson in 2015 marketing: releasing teasers on Google Maps, Periscope-streaming interviews, publishing a GIF-filled “tracklisticle” on BuzzFeed and randomly faxing the album’s artwork to fans. Future...interesting. (Oct. 16)
The comedian/voice of Gene on Bob’s Burgers is releasing I'm Sorry (You're Welcome), the self-described “biggest, longest, dumbest comedy album ever,” which includes both great stand-up and some bizarre conceptual pieces, like “a comedy album to be played for different animals" and, if you want, a velour bathrobe. No joke. (Oct. 30)
Beast of No Nation
Although it’s making headlines for being in theaters and on Netflix the same day, this heartbreaking story of child soldiers in Africa deserves to be seen wherever and however. Directed by True Detective (Season One) wunderkind Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba. (Oct. 16)