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The who, what, where, when, and why guide to this summer's most scorching talent.

June 06 2012 4:55 PM

Out to the east of London, where the English capital surrenders to Essex -- the United Kingdom's most ridiculed county (think New Jersey without the sophistication) -- they make girls like Jessie J.

With a black bob so sharp you could cut your fingers on it, a cat suit that was more a nod to superheroes than her ass, and her lips covered in studs, the pop singer kicked her way onto the British charts last fall with her crotch-grabbing single 'Do It Like A Dude.'

August 28 2011 8:00 PM

If you mostly know Matthew Gallaway from his writing on the web -- gay reworkings of The New York Times' 'Modern Love' columns, short photo stories starring his two cats, a video series about an existential detective'the sheer thematic sweep and structural intelligence of his debut novel, The Metropolis Case (Crown), might be surprising. And surprising to Gallaway was the novel's reception.

June 05 2011 8:00 PM

"One thing I have learned over the course of 24 years of behaving and dressing androgynously is that people hate to be confronted with indeterminacy,' writes Jon-Jon Goulian in the introduction to his memoir, The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt (Random House), a powerful coming-of-age memoir that starts with an undescended testicle and moves apace from there. Goulian, who owns at least 10 pairs of Steve Madden 5" wedges, a Tommy Girl tank top, and three guns, is a witty writer, and a brave one, and was voted 'Most Likely to be Remembered' at high school for good reason.

June 01 2011 8:00 PM

Disdain? Petulance? Melancholy? Ennui? It's hard to say what emotions, exactly, animate the children and babies that gaze moodily from Nir Hod's paintings. In his studio, a two-room walk up in New York's Meatpacking District, they've been occupying more and more wall space, crowding out Hod's earlier work like usurping cuckoos.

May 30 2011 8:00 PM

Don't let her pouty, Disney-princess beauty fool you -- Sky Ferreira is nothing but (the best kind of) trouble. The 18-year-old singer began indulging in bad ways -- and the music that came to inform her anything-but-innocent, '80s-tinged pop songs -- when she was still in middle school -- or supposed to have been in middle school. "In eighth grade I would skip school and take three buses to Sunset Boulevard where I'd go into Amoeba records and spend a few hours looking through stuff," she says.

May 25 2011 8:00 PM

It's been just over three years since Nikolaj Hübbe retired from the New York City Ballet, where he'd been a beloved principal since 1992. His fans have almost recovered; meanwhile, Hübbe, a native Dane, has almost adjusted to life in Copenhagen, where he moved to run (and reinvigorate) the Royal Danish Ballet. "I don't know if I ever will be fully [adjusted]," he said with one of his great, deep rumbles of laughter.

May 24 2011 8:00 PM

Anna Calvi's scorching guitar rock is the sort of bluesy, ballsy summer soundtrack that works its way into your system like a drug: It's slow-burning, but after a few listens comes the rush. If songs like 'Desire' and 'Suzanne and I' feel almost cinematic in scope -- all blazing sunsets and life-changing drives through the desert canyons -- it's not coincidental. The 28-year-old U.K. singer-songwriter says she's very inspired by film (she cites Gus Vant Sant's My Own Private Idaho as one of her favorites) and aims to create music that fully envelops her listeners.

May 23 2011 8:00 PM

The fashion label of Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra aims to make women beautiful

May 17 2009 8:00 PM

It's just as well you get over Sebastian Stan's sexuality right off the bat. Yes, the actor with a striking resemblance to a young Brad Pitt and the onscreen bearing of Cary Grant on a particularly unpleasant day is, in fact, straight. That doesn't mean his show is any less worth tuning in to.

May 17 2009 8:00 PM