Luxury pen maker Montegrappa has been making writing instruments for almost a century. And DC Comics has been making comics since the golden comic-book era in 1935. So perhaps this lineage justifies the inception of Montegrappa x DC Comics “Heroes & Villains” pen collection. Well, that and the fact that  you might just feel a little cheap […]

23 Oct
A documentary about the birth of punk in the nation's capitol

Having already shown segments at the CBGB Festival in New York this month, Salad Days documents an era and location that was pivotal to not only punk rock, but to the indie movement of do-it-yourself record labels itself. Washington DC-raised director Scott Crawford and DC DP Jim Saah deliver the story of the capitol’s pivotal and hugely […]

The Christmas spirit strikes Canadian artists Zeds Dead, who in their mistletoe generosity are making their Holiday 2013 mixtape available for free download.  The excellently mixed set includes 35 tracks in just under one hour, throwing in a virtual bouillabaisse of bass-oriented tracks — from trap, grime and drum & bass to future garage, nu disco […]

Today under a large tent that spared us the trauma of the sun’s vindictive rays, KIA and DC Entertainment gathered a group of journalists and fans to show them the final vehicle in their yearlong collaboration: the Justice League Sorrento. Part of DC’s ongoing “We Can Be Heroes” Project, the idea was to build customized, one-of-a-kind vehicular […]

19 Mar
Metal revisions of AC/DC, Boston, Journey, Thin Lizzy & Rush

When I was in high school one of my friends used to drive me home a lot before I was old enough to (legally) drive. He had a huge white Olds that fit like 20 people and had this pimp-grade blue velvet interior that I hope to make a cape out of some day. Anyways […]

3 Oct
New 42-minute set from San Francisco's Bass maestro

Maestro of bass, original dubstep provocateur, friend of LIAS, political rabblerouser and all around supernatural EDM talent Bassnectar blesses the world with a brand new mixtape today, simply titled the Freestyle mixtape. Mr. Lorin Ashton’s chest-rattling 40-minute set offers remixes, collaborations and guest appearances by the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Ming & FS, Zion I, Mimi […]

23 Sep
An update on LEGO's growing universe of comic minifigures

After the big screen was recently rocked by The Dark Knight Rises, the toy pioneers at LEGO only found it appropriate to update their Super Hero Collection with the latest additions from the DC and Marvel cosmos. The updated series includes Bane, the new terrorist leader who overwhelmed Gotham’s finest, Venom, Spiderman and a re-mastered Batman. […]

Have you found yourself day dreaming about the LEGO versions of Mr. Freeze, Joker’s side-kick Harley Quinn (dressed in disguise as an Arkham Asylum doctor) and/or Poison Ivy? Neither did I, until I saw these LEGO X DC comics collaborations. Announced at Comic Con in San Diego, LEGO took full advantage of the convention’s placement […]