15 Oct
Best comedians on Earth this Saturday on the Santa Monica Pier

Music festivals are a dime a dozen nowadays, with nearly every podunk berg and deep niche music blog trying to attract aficionados to their questionable line-ups. And although comedy has played a small roll in some of these festivals — such as Bonnaroo, for instance — how come no one has organized a comedy-based festival? […]


1 May
Fred Armisen as the frontman of the only pro-Thatcher punk band

In one of the funnier Saturday Night Live skits of late, longtime SNL staple Fred Armisen plays Ian Rubbish — fictional frontman of the punk band Ian Rubbish & the Bizzarros. It’s pretty clear from the History Of Punk skit that Armisen is a huge fan of the music, as his portrayal of a late […]


20 Sep
Dedicated to crafting quality apparel inspired by vintage speed

Champions Moto is known for building bikes adhering to the excellence of the vintage race bike design, yet powered by the performance of modern engines. Recently the company recruited Jason Bleick, former Vice President of Design for Quicksilver, to channel his love for vintage objects and classic motorcycles to design the Champions Moto So-Cal Speed […]


12 Sep
The Berlin artist carpet bombs the walls of Rennes, France

If anyone debunks the notion of street art as buildings tagged with incomprehensible spray-paint calligraphy and some sort of stencil-work it’s MTO. The Berlin artist creates large 3-dimensional imagery in which he incorporates the urban landscape he chooses into the movement of his work. His labor intensive procedure breeds paintings which are equally remarkable in […]


2 May
Polo shirts, hats, tennis wristbands & Quilt Wing-Tip Shoes

Labels don’t grow much more cultural heritage than Fred Perry, a onetime tennis brand that expanded to become embraced by subcultures far flung, from mods and preppies to 2tones and skinheads (just look at their Fred Perry x Medicom 60th Anniversary Bearbrick Series for verification). The vaunted British brand has now teamed up with fellow […]


28 Mar
Iconic British label puts all its cliques into collectible figure form

The iconic British label Fred Perry has spurred many a youth movement in its day, starting off as simply a tennis label which was then unknowingly adopted by — and in many ways ended up defining — the mods. The 2tones came after, and soon the label was appropriated by a seemingly incongruous gamut of […]


31 Oct
The final book in trilogy of complete world knowledge

God I love John Hodgman. Ever since first seeing him on The Daily Show I recognized his genius, and so did apparently Jon Stewart, as from that first appearance he’s grown to become the show’s re-occurring “Resident Expert”. Since then of course he played the role of the hapless “PC” in those brilliant Mac ads, […]


12 Jul
Eco-friendly collection hits stores September 1

Element Skateboards just introduced their first line of eco-conscious menswear. As the industry evolves Element is attempting to grow alongside the organic style evolution of the surf/skate culture, and thus the collection focuses on environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes. Using Earth-tone colors and showing an appreciation for living with respect to the environment, the pieces […]