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Kanye West’s Favorite $400 Sneakers, Adolf Hitler’s Interior Decorator & A True Writing Giant

What We’re Reading

BY // 10.21.15

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications and sites. Fashion? Art? Trends? Culinary studies? In What We’re Reading PaperCity shares the wealth.

I love Adidas; give me a pair of Sambas and a few dozen Stan Smiths and I am a happy man. But it seems that Ellen and Kanye West can’t get enough of Common Projects sneakers. The men behind the brand, Flavio Girolami and Pete Poopat, have a low profile and sell their footwear for about $400 a pair. Click here for a good look at their approach.

Rembrandt. Utter that name and a world opens, a world of richness and splendor, war and squalor. John Berger makes the case that the Dutch Master was our first modern painter.

Can you imagine being Hitler’s interior designer? One woman did not have to, because she was responsible for the madman’s infamous Berghof. Here’s a fascinating review about a new book, Hitler at Home.

He’s a literary legend, a dapper, opinionated, brilliant writer who has much to say about culture and elegance and manners. Michael Lewis tells us how Tom Wolfe became Tom Wolfe.

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