The world of “erotic photography” can span from the truly tasteful to the baseline pornographic, from the salacious to the elegantly subtle. The masters — as underscored in Ellen von Unwerth’s superb Fräulein Book — can make the art seem dignified and worthy of coffee table tome status. The more sophomoric, on the other hand, can […]


2 Aug
LIAS checks into the most expensive hotel in the world

In 1993 William Gibson wrote an infamous critique on Singapore in Wired, entitled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty“. 18 years later, chewing gum is still banned, and his portrayal of a sanitized, technocratic, insipidly consumerist culture still has some truth to it. So what would he make of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? Whether arriving […]


16 Jun
It's time for a confessional from Mr. Mundt

Today is time for a confessional for the Madman. First of all, I know I’m gonna lose a lot of my indie cred when I say this but I don’t care — much to the frustration of the Imaginary Girlfriend, I have to admit, I kind of love Katy Perry. Perhaps it was that Elmo […]


Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds interviews the godfather of cyberpunk and legendary novelist/futurist William Gibson in this fascinating video. Gibson’s currently on a rare 36-stop book tour for the just released novel Zero History, and he hasn’t lost an ounce of brilliance. One of the many interesting points in the discussion is when Metzger asks […]


28 Jun
Taschen gets in on the badonkadonk action

It appears that high-end design/coffeetable book publisher Taschen has decided to go the route of King magazine and collect a compendium dedicated to the female rump. The Big Butt Book is the fourth installment of editor Dian Hanson’s critically acclaimed body parts series (following editions dedicated to breasts, penises and legs), and features over 400 […]

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