What We Love About August

The best of summer: What you need to do, see, read, and talk about.

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The best of summer: What you need to do, see, read, and talk about.
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Summer Flings
It's NATIONAL PSYCHIC WEEK. But then you already knew that, didn't you? (August 6 — 10)
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No summer is complete without a lobster roll, and the 65th annual MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL, in Rockland, is the perfect place to eat yours. (August 1 — 5)
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EQUIPMENT, whose silk blouses are the cool girl's shirt of choice, brings its androgynous silhouettes to knitwear for the first time.
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Summer Flings
What do you get when you combine the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Jack White, and Metric? The lineup for LOLLAPALOOZA. The annual music festival will have more than 100 acts in Chicago's Grant Park and still not enough Porta-Potties. (August 3 — 5)
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Lady Gaga's first fragrance is a black liquid that sprays on clear. Fashion photographer Nick Knight designed the bottle. Its name? FAME. of course.
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RACHEL ZOE expands her clothing, shoes, and handbag line to include Art Deco — inspired costume jewelry.
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Time travel back to the turn of the 20th century with Selden Edwards' THE LOST PRINCE. With a cast of characters that includes Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and William James, it's like Midnight in Paris for the neurotic set.
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Summer Flings
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., is turning 25. As part of the celebration, the institution is exhibiting artist JANANNE AL-ANI's new Middle Eastern landscape video works. (August 18 — January 27, 2013)
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Summer Flings
Grab a glass of MoËt, the U.S. OPEN's house champagne, and toast to the new golden age of tennis. (August 27 — September 9)
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