Whatever you think of Instagram poets, their posts do share certain characteristics: brevity, a self-mythology that unforgiving critics will call narcissism, inclusiveness that often manifests as a lack of specificity. One exception to this broad stereotype is @yrsadaleyward, a British writer and model who embodies select elements of Instapoetry while skirting its worst hazards. She is less interested in inspiring readers or glamorizing herself than in voicing, with what can seem like sincere surprise, the contents of her mind. Click the link in our bio to read more about her work. Photograph by @nicolenodland.
Carroll Dunham is one of the best living American painters. He is also, almost defiantly, one of the weirdest. In his latest show, at the Gladstone gallery until tomorrow, he continues to wrestle with his one true subject—painting itself—in Crayola-bright pictures of cavemen, going head to head in the wild in Greco-Roman-style combat. © Carroll Dunham/Courtesy the artist and @gladstone.gallery.
Can you imagine living in the same room as your entire family? Masaki Yamamoto can. For eighteen years, the Japanese photographer lived with his mother, father, and four siblings in a one-room apartment in Kobe—a space no bigger than the size of six tatami mats. He celebrates the experience in a new photography book, entitled “Guts.” Click the link in our bio to see more of Yamamoto’s images of life in close quarters. Photograph by Masaki Yamamoto/Courtesy Zen Foto Gallery.
The first game of the World Cup, an entirely lopsided affair between Russia and Saudi Arabia, was enjoyable—despite the mostly middling quality on display—if only because it felt like the beginning of fun, and of the summer. Russia’s second goal of the game, which came during the 43rd minute, was a real and undeniable beauty, no matter how lacklustre the opposition. Click the link in our bio to read about the goal that sealed Russia’s latest victory on the world stage. Photograph by Ryan Pierse/Getty.
The Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic 200 miles north of Scotland, boasts a landmass of 540 square miles—and one Michelin-starred restaurant. Koks, which can serve no more than 24 diners a night, offers an 18-course tasting menu, made up almost exclusively of foods that are raised or cultivated on the Faroes, or found in the local waters. The cuisine—which centers of fermented food—challenges even the most adventurous palate. Click the link in our bio to read about the world’s most remote foodie destination. Photograph by Anne Golaz for TNY.