roundup4.jpgAugust is almost over and our end of summer vacay is winding to a close. Soon we, in our somewhat business-y attire, will get back to work. In the meantime, here are three good August issues.

Intersection, Dazed Media's sexy car mag, has expanded into the air and water. In this issue they drop an Audi TT into a pool, spend a lot of time lazing around on boats showing off some hot deck shoes while discussing the future of boat design, and interview Adrian Van Hooydonk the new head of car design for BMW (I'm personally not sure how I feel about this dude). The magazine, as usual, looks great and fills me with a gearhead's joy. --Wait, I have a side note question: Does Dazed Media still own Intersection or is it on its own? It seems like they are and are now based in NY...

The August issue of French Vogue has Cindy Sherman dressing herself up crazily in Balenciaga and layers of foundation, a tastefully mostly naked Claudia Schiffer talking about her return to work with Karl Lagerfeld, etc., Hedi Slimane shooting some girls, and a weird Mario Testino-shot tribute to Anna Wintour.

This issue of The Believer has Nick Hornby interviewing David Simon writer/creator of the best show ever on TV The Wire. Since I am a person without cable, it took me a while to get Season 4 and now I'm in the midst of ignoring everyone I know in favor of obsessing over/watching it. Also inside is an interview with the awesome Nancy Wilson of the awesome band Heart, stories on cartoonist Fletcher Hanks and writer/jazz musician Boris Vian, and an essay entitled The Official Guide to Official Handbooks which talks about class, status, exclusivity, preppies, boarding school, hipsters, our obsessions with insiders and outsiders, etc.

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