Nightmares On Wax, known by birthright as George Evelyn, is one of the initial signees to seminal Warp Records. For a quarter of a century, NOW has been associated with the UK’s intelligent take on hip hop, funk, trip hop and soul alike, and has worked alongside the likes of everyone from De la Soul to […]


If you watch basketball, then it’s probably safe to say you’re an Allen Iverson fan. While never discussed in the general Greatest Of All Time conversations — along with the Jordans, Birds, Magics, Wilts, Russells & Jabbars of the world — Iverson was a player who, at his peak, had no peer. Remember when Iverson broke […]


If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, […]


Usually you watch a broadcast of a sports game and really never think of the amount of work and complexity that goes on behind the scenes to bring you the game. Or, maybe you do. Maybe you watch the carefully choreographed production and wonder exactly how that happens. SB Nation’s latest mini-documentary, Sunday Symphony, sheds […]


We were pretty damned excited when the Calvin and Hobbes Stamp was announced, and even more when the Complete Calvin and Hobbes three book boxset came out. Which makes us a prime audience for this documentary. Titled Dear Mr. Watterson, the trailer takes a deep look into the cultural impact of what we think is […]


As The Guardian reports, director Steve Loveridge has just quit his long ongoing documentary about M.I.A. due to funding problems— enough to prompt the Sri Lankan/London rabblerouser to suggest a Kickstarter to keep the project going. Yesterday, the erstwhile director resorted to his own Tumblr page to release a teaser for the movie, instructing viewers […]


19 Jun
Documentary on the indelible influence of artist Raymond Pettibon

Finally able to watch the first episode of MOCAtv’s new The Art of Punk series, and it’s well worth your 20 minutes. Where else would they start than with Los Angeles’ Black Flag, a band embedded with its art to a profound depth that few — if any — can claim. Not only is their […]


3 Jun
A story of a radical experiment in '70s utopian living gone wrong

Caught a screener of The Source Family documentary this weekend, and gotta say it is one crazy ass story. Even as an Angeleno I had no recollection of the story of the man who named himself Father Yod, or YaHoWa, and essentially conned a bunch of really desperate teenagers into thinking he was God. So […]

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