Justin Joffe

Justin Joffe
Justin Joffe is an award-winning arts and culture journalist whose work has appeared in several outlets including Vulture, The Observer, Noisey, Spin, Flaunt and the print quarterly journal of American Roots music, No Depression. He has recently written the liner notes for the recording of a Leonard Cohen tribute show, out now on the Royal Potato Family label.
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Photographer William "Skip" Powell on Capturing Perfect Moments of Kindred Passions

Here at SHIFTed we often talk about kindred passions, the moments that bound people together in persuit of discovery and adventure. While he got on our radar as an amateur watch collector, Brooklyn-based photographer William "Skip" Powell has built an impressive portfolio by letting his fine-arts training inform his artful, non-invasive, "subject first" mentality behind the lens. 

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"The Last Jedi" Twists Taught Fans Hard Lessons About Branding, Mythology and Art

The difference between The Last Jedi's 93 percent critic's rating on Rotten Tomatoes and its 56 percent user rating is telling — the same unconventional narrative choices made by Johnson as auteur both wowed critics and made those who grew up with Star Wars incredibly uncomfortable.

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Piaget's Newest Altiplano Pieces Break a World Record

Piaget's Altiplano Ultimate Automatic looks back at the manufacture's history of thin movements while blazing a trail forward.

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The 1815 "Homage to Walter Lange" Honors the Late Founder of the Lange Uhren GmbH

Lange, who died in January, is immortalized with a single mechanical masterpiece of black enamel and steel. 

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Sunflower Bean Brings Their Stately Psych-Punk Back Home to Brooklyn

If there's any sentiment that millenials have given up on harnessing the power of the unordained rock 'n' roll trio, Brooklyn's Sunflower Bean burn it down with smiles on their faces. Their stately, glammy psych-punk rocks with no sycophantic grandstanding, no overwritten bloat or parade of egos. 

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IWC Celebrates 150 Years of Watchmaking With Its Historic New Jubilee Collection

IWC Schaffhausen marks its 150th year of watchmaking in 2018. To celebrate the occasion, the Swiss manufacture is releasing a special Jubilee collection — a collection of limited-edition models paying homage to the timepieces that made the brand legendary — to be unveiled next January at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie watch fair in Geneva. 

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A Prominent Blogger Explains Why Watch Brands Don't Understand Their Customers

In an interview with FHH Journal, respected watch blogger François-Xavier Overstake had much to say about the direction that the industry is moving.

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Why Dubai Watch Week Is an Event Like No Other

 Between educational panels and interactive exhibits,  DWW 2017 was about so much more than selling watches.

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TAG Heuer Unveiled Its Autavia Heuer 02 Jack Heuer Limited Edition Last Week in NY

 Jack Heuer himself designed the new re-issue, which will be limited to 1932 pieces in reference to his birth year. 
 
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Wonders & Watches Miami to Debut Next February

The Fondation Haute Horlogerie hosts the four-day event over President's Day weekend.

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