22 Jan
The latest work ruminating on the goodness of mankind

The latest project from the multi-pronged creative universe that is James Franco, the film Child Of God, releases its first trailer today. The film, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival back in August, is yet another based on the works of Cormac McCarthy — the others including the novels No Country For Old Men and […]


11 Jan
Using the Congolese Warlord's weapons against them

With desks dusted from dumpsters in Venice Beach, five lonely dollars, and a simple idea to help bring peace to the Congo, Falling Whistles began battling perhaps the world’s biggest war. In the Congo, child soldiers are sent to the front lines with only a whistle as a weapon. After meeting with 5 boys who […]


29 Apr
Elegiacal indie confessions from Alpharetta, Georgia

There’s no shaking the undeniable catchiness of Manchester Orchestra, the Alpharetta, Georgia band whose elegiacal “Simple Math” has taken over college radio. At first listen one could brush it off as a very capably written indie pop song, and you wouldn’t be wrong. But at second and third listens the track becomes an earworm, and […]


8 Apr
Saoirse Ronan kicks a lot of ass... and that's about it

Madman Mundt and the Elf breakdown Joe Wright’s latest, Hanna. The film is out today, April 8. The Elf It’s like The Bourne Identity with a pre-teen girl. At least, that’s what Hanna was on the page. On the screen? Not so much. I first read David Farr’s script a little over two years ago […]


31 Mar
ChernoKids 6-minute short animation

A beautifully animated and very bizarre — bordering on disturbing — 6-minute animation about a fictional group of mutant children from Chernobyl, titled Chernokids. The short video was made by a group of Frenchies (Matthieu Bernadat, Nils Boussuge, Florence Ciuccoli, Clément Deltour and Marion Petegnief) who will most definitely get some professional work if they […]


21 Jan
The Boardwalk Empire concubine poses for MUSE

Everyone’s favorite Jersey trollop (obviously excluding Snooki and JWoww fans out there), Paz de la Huerta poses for the latest issue of MUSE magazine. People seem pretty divided over Paz’s turn as the goldigger/prostitute/concubine Lucy Danzinger in Boardwalk Empire, but I kinda dig homegirl’s tenacity. Not the brightest bulb of course, but something tells me […]


8 Sep
Singaporean aritist GaenKoh's "Tat-ris" couch

I guess there’s some unspoken video-games-as-furniture zeitgeist going on in the world, what with industrial designer GaenKoh‘s incredibly Tetris-like ”tat-ris” furniture seeing the light only weeks after that famed Space Invader couch. The Singaporean designer created this piece of interactive modular seating after seeing kids at play, and how they couldn’t sit down for more […]


13 May
The perfect book for the typography nerd in all of us

I can’t really explain it, but I have a deep love for good typography. Maybe it comes from years in the magazine publishing world, time spent as a graphic designer, or just an adoration of letters and numbers presented in a visually engaging way. It’s an art, and one that makes all the difference in […]