Back in the 17th century, Mary Queen of Scots once had a beautifully crafted skull watch made in her honor. Not long after, her head got chopped clean off. That historical timepiece, with some notes from the Day of the Dead, have directly inspired Fiona Krüger and this Black Skull watch. Each hand-decorated three-layer watch keeps its [...]


We used to think of moonshine as something that only inbred cousins in the hills could ever perfect, once they got too toothless and sauced to really amount to much on the banjo. Or perhaps moonshine referred to the liquid gold in barrels that kept gangsters in shootouts during Prohibition. But things are different now [...]


Did you know that Marvel comic’s founder Martin Goodman wasn’t only into comics, and the adventures of buff dudes in spandex? Hard to believe, but Goodman’s publishing empire also included various arms that also dealt in — gasp! — pulp fiction. As in those hard boiled noir detective books where the gumshoe always got the dame, [...]


If you’re at all like me — which, for your emotional maturity and general mental health I certainly hope is not the case — you obsessed a lot with weapons as a wee lad. As in, a lot. Sure most kids had some nunchucks lying around, and perhaps the occasional throwing star (sure to correct [...]


4 Mar
An oral history from Wayne Coyne & Co via Pitchfork Classic

Pitchfork put together this documentary about The Flaming Lips seminal album The Soft Bulletin. Although they’d experienced some success prior to The Soft Bulletin, that album is what elevated the Oklahoman alt rockers from struggling indie band to the cult favorites that they are today. The world is full of stories about how rad Wayne [...]


26 Feb
Air Jordan 1 & snapback hat benefit Big Brothers of America

This February marks the 37th Anniversary of Black History Month, and to celebrate the Jordan Brand has hooked up with hat designer JUST DON to produce a limited edition sneaker and snapback hat BHM pack. The classic Air Jordan 1 silhouette is crafted of all black leather with a bright orange liner, with a similar [...]


8 Feb
San Francisco artist's opening reception, Saturday February 9

Alec Huxley, a San Francisco-centric artist, is having an opening at Venice Beach gallery C.A.V.E. tomorrow, Saturday February 9 from 7-10. One of LA’s best galleries, we’ve enjoyed their Kid Acne Stand & Deliver show as well as their collective exhibits. A self taught painter, Huxley’s cinematic scenes choke on their surroundings. Surrealist narratives inside landscapes that [...]


5 Nov
HBO examines the history of the British rock & roll icons

HBO is releasing a documentary on The Rolling Stones on November 15th, a film that promises to shed new light on one of the most notorious rock and roll bands of all time. Directed by Brett Morgen, who previously crafted the Robert Evans documentary The Kid Stays In the Picture, the feature length Crossfire Hurricane provides [...]

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