26 Jul
Paying homage to hometown Atlanta Braves' mascot Chief

In conjunction with Vice and Ray-Ban‘s Never Hide Noise, doo-wop punk don’t-give-a-damn band Black Lips have released a new two-minute music video that pays homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa. Chief Noc-A-Homa is the former mascot for their hometown Atlanta Braves (Black Lips’ favorite sports team) from the 1950’s-80’s. Apparently he was known for emerging from a […]


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 Mar
Very cool. Very comfortable?

Shiner, a company created by Joe Manus and named after a black eye, has taken a perfectly good birch plywood chair and sliced all the way through it. Manus’ eco-friendly company is named after fist fight staple because he believes that shiner’s are “tough, dark, and proudly damaged’ and he wants his furniture to reflect […]


15 Dec
An Exploration in Introspection

Korin Faught is a painter. Seems to be a fairly simple description, yes. But painting isn’t her sole attribute — she is an artist not only by trade but from need and urgency. She’s also one of Los Angeles’ rising stars with a growing stable of distinguished collectors, including Tool’s Adam Jones and Boing Boing’s […]


12 Aug
The FINAL INSTALLMENT of the Challenger Challenge: 1,000 miles, 10 states, 5 Days, 4 Challenges, 2 hardened journalists and one supreme American Muscle Car...the END!!!

This is Day FIVE of the 5-day Challenger Challenge — Nicolas Stecher’s drive across the south in a Dodge Challenger SRT8. From New York City to Alabama in 5 days, hitting 10 states and traversing 1,000 miles…and using no technology that existed before 1974. It will be madness. To start at the beginning, click Day […]


10 Aug
The Challenger Challenge: 1,000 miles, 10 states, 5 Days, 4 Challenges, 2 hardened journalists and one supreme American Muscle Car...

This is Day FOUR of the 5-day Challenger Challenge — Nicolas Stecher’s drive through the heart of the south in a Dodge Challenger SRT8. From New York City to Alabama in 5 days, hitting 10 states and traversing 1,000 miles…and using no technology that existed before 1974. It will be madness. To start at the […]