16 Sep
Track the days & nights with a legend in pin-up art

As the year moves into autumn, the leaves give over to gold and brown, and the calendar drops its last pages. And so, in preparation of the year’s end, Taschen expands its libraries from the bookshelves to the calendars on your walls and desktops. With month-tracking motifs ranging in everything from the arts to the […]


23 Jun
Worthy of turning ordinary tasting notes into a rum diary

From stocks that range in age from 16 to 23 years, Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum is the finest stock in the Bacardi cellars. 80 proof with a Cognac-cask finish, Paraíso proudly claims to be worthy of rivaling any scotch — a dubious statement, but a possible one for those who favor sugar cane spirits. The flavor is […]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage […]


8 Dec
Lost In a Supermarket breaks down our best ART of 2011

It’s about that time that we begin looking back at the year that was at LOST IN A SUPERMARKET. A whole year means a lot of amazingly awesome and amazingly bad crap we’ve found floating around this Great Existential Supermarket we all live in, so it’s time to get things going. We’re gonna kick off […]


29 Aug
Written & directed by Bruce Robinson

Gotta say we’re stoked any time anything Hunter S. Thompson related hits the interwebs, so the trailer for the new film The Rum Diary is noteworthy news. The film is based on a novel Thompson wrote back in 1959, but wasn’t published until 1998, and is written and directed by the great Bruce Robinson — […]


29 Jul
2 hot days on the most notorious exotic car rally in America

The Bull Run began on the Vegas Strip with an explosion of internal combustion engines, wildly dressed hooligans, Amber Rose in a cleavage-exposing jumpsuit, rows of 6-figure supercars, Ice T and his ample bossomed partner Coco, and even Vanilla Ice behind the wheel of an imaginary car (the Firebreather, which we’ve covered here before) that […]


1 Mar
A behind-the-scenes look into one of 2010's best films

Although they struck out at the Oscars, Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit was still one of 2010’s best films. Really it’s hard to go wrong when you throw Jeff Bridges into a Coen Bros movie, you can pretty much expect a classic (even the trailer had us excited). While filming the movie, Bridges carried […]