Monthly Archives: September 2010


In March, the city of Marakkech invited us to visit. I had been there once ten years ago, and it has changed. It’s significantly cleaner, with lots of new hotels and shiny restaurants and all the European tourists that follow those kinds of developments. It also still has the wild energy in the streets that [...]

Stephen Colbert Testifies Before Congress

Stephen Colbert testified before Congress yesterday on the subject of migrant workers rights. In character. The looks on the faces of the committee members are amazing. And as you might imagine, he was asked to leave by the committee chair. Watching the video, I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry. I picked laugh. [...]

It Gets Better Project

I have been reading Dan Savage’s advice column in the Village Voice, Savage Love, since I was a teenager. Aside from the general voyeuristic peek advice into other peoples’ lives that all advice columns offer, I’ve always liked reading his because of him. His voice is so human, and he comes off as really funny, [...]

Dossier Exclusive: Trailer for Frederick Wiseman’s Boxing Gym

Check out the trailer for Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, Boxing Gym, which opens October 22nd at the IFC Center in New York City. To find out more about the film follow Boxing Gym on Facebook.

Magazine Party

Over the last few months, our friend Jill Bradshaw (formerly of I Heart) has been putting together a new side project, Magazine Party. An extension of Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party, Magazine Party aims to hold back from that technically slick feel that defines so many modern publications. Instead it takes a more DIY approach, focusing on [...]

The City of The Future

Smartcar recently asked six magazines to visually answer the question: “What is your vision of the city of the future?” Dossier, Zink, Nylon, Theme and Pin-Up were all asked to participate. The results are displayed on Colossal Media billboards throughout the city and Brooklyn. Our collaboration with artist Josh Slater is up on Spring and [...]

Don’t Know Much About History?

I’m pretty sure I remember hearing something along the lines of, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it,” and, frankly, I don’t think any of us could stomach reliving the ups and down of the past ten years. While at Harvard, a friend of ours, April Lee, came up with a solution: [...]

Lazy Sunday

Meta Penca, a visitor to Ahtari zoo in Finland, took shots of this brown bear, Santra doing her morning stretches. Apparently, bears tend to do yoga-like exercises to promote calm and ward off boredom, just like us. Click “Read More” for additional images.

Dossier Homecoming: Days 4 and 5

Photos by Andy Carlson & Charles Smith

Coming to America

As Fashion Week comes to a close, we bring you a shoot inspired by the designers who arrived in the city with a dream and each season turn it into a reality, forming the eclectic melting pot that is New York fashion. To check out their Spring 2011 creations, take a look at our Fashion [...]