23 Jan
The stainless steel WWII-style Jerry Can Flask

For some, booze is their fuel. It’s the gasoline that stokes the fires of amusement, and elevates a good night out to a hazy adventure of debauchery and hijinx. For those people, the Jerry Can Flask may be the perfect drinking accessory — it’s a 6 ounce flask that replicates the old GI gas cans […]


16 Jul
Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee's detailed cartoon bone exposés

Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee introduces Homo Animatus, a series of sculptures that are skeletal representations of familiar cartoon characters. With names like Canis Latrans Animatus (Wile E. Coyote), Geococcyx Animatus (Roadrunner) and Lepus Animatus (Bugs Bunny), and dissecting everyone from Tom & Jerry to Goofy, this Yale M.F.A. graduate is seriously giving natural history museums across the world […]


20 Oct
A retrospective look at the 70+ years of DC's biggest villain

Arguably the most hated (and yet beloved) villain in comic book history, the Joker has had his fair share of highs and lows over the 70+ years he’s been featured in print, television and film. In showcasing his storied history, writer Daniel Wallace’s The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime looks […]


27 Apr
The subscription video store for cinephiles worldwide

With the proliferation of cheaper and cheaper high-def cameras and filming equipment, the doors to independent filmmaking have been wedged open wider and wider in the last decade. Well, that’s not entirely true — sure it’s easier than ever to self-fund and film a movie, but the digital revolution has done nothing to help get […]


27 Aug
Dumb as a Fox

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI and vol VII) Month five of unemployment. This is about the time you start to realize you should do things like finally read Shantaram because, well, you’ve got a lot of hours to spend […]


22 Jun
How Jerry Springer (almost) made me do it

The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II and vol III) It was handed to me a week ago. An innocent looking, baby-blue postcard. A casting call for a dating game show. My nightmare, really. But when you are jobless, and your nightmare promises $500 for a single day’s work, […]