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In the current digital era, where every self-bloating site and social-media platform has made the lives of the painfully average into a constant news blast, it seems the stories of the truly remarkable among us have become overshadowed by the mundane. With those more worthy of memoir and memory in his mind, editor Patrick Grant — British fashion […]


In the time spent documenting the war to end all wars, colored autochrome photographs that number in the thousands have since been found, collected and archived. And given the long-exposure nature of the autochrome process, the careful composition of the photographs — often occurring amidst line-of-fire scenery — they form a particular depiction of the Great […]


The chopper is the one special breed of bike that has come to best embody the legend of freedom on the road that is everything Americana, from Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s Easyrider to Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels. In the 288 pages of Gestalten’s hardcover, Chopper: the Real Story traces chopper history back to the early customized bikes at the turn of the 19th century […]


To call the Rolling Stones a band who made an impact on global pop culture would be an understatement if there if ever there were one. With their own personal history spanning literally more than half a century, these key figures in the history of rock ‘n roll specifically played a huge part in the crucial music period […]


Methods and trends in timekeeping have seen many about faces throughout its history. And now Assouline adds The Impossible Collection of Watches 2014 compendium documenting this history into an extensive volume. Much like the excellent Impossible Collection Of Motorcycles book, written by LIAS contributor Nicolas Stecher, the Impossible Collection of Watches aims to bring together the best of the 20th century into […]


The late Bunny Yeager was a pinup model and photographer as well as contemporary of the great Bettie Page. And from her extensive archives, gathered into the pages of Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, are not only many of her best known and revered images, but also many never-before-seen photos. Yeager’s photography career was made when her photograph of Bettie […]


Taschen has brought us stunning visual reference material on all the finer crevasses of the Humanities, from high art to film and even a little classic vintage cheesecake pin-up. But one topic that every intellectual and pervert alike can appreciate is making a ruckus about the tucchus, or waxing poetic at the new moon. That said, it is high […]


Let’s not allow for any skepticism that a recent film blunder, also about a retro-spouse-heist based on a novel, may have provided Needless to say, the Jennifer Anniston-led Life of Crime — based on the James Ellroy novel — won’t hold a candle to Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest oeuvre. Inherent Vice looks infinitely more promising. Written, directed and produced by the […]

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