Nothing adds yum to your rum like a pile of cigarette butts, or at least that’s what the guys at New Zealand’s Stolen Rum have figured out. Tobacco and coffee being flavoring agents to their Coffee & Cigarettes spiced rum — inspired by famed indie director Jim Jarmusch’s film of the same name — the spirit is newly available to [...]


Our friend and artist extraordinaire, Jim Mahfood — aka Food One — is having his first solo exhibit in Los Angeles this Friday. How the hell he hasn’t done a solo show in LA before is beyond us, seeing as he’s one of the city’s most important underground artists. Whether its his LA Ink Stains [...]


Our old friend Jim Mahfood, aka Food One — he of the awesome L.A. Ink Stains comics and esteemed Prom organizer — has finally gotten his much worked on show launched over at MTV’s Liquid Television. The show, D.I.S.C.O. Destroyer, will be a linchpin in the reboot of Liquid Television, which was known for spawning such [...]


In order to honor the 40th Anniversary of legendary skateboard pioneers Santa Cruz, SE Bikes has created a special edition Big Ripper bicycle. The 29” Santa Cruz x SE Big Ripper bike features many graphic touches from Santa Cruz’s iconic boards, including much of Jim Phillips artwork like the Screaming Hand blue colorway with the [...]


3 Jun
A story of a radical experiment in '70s utopian living gone wrong

Caught a screener of The Source Family documentary this weekend, and gotta say it is one crazy ass story. Even as an Angeleno I had no recollection of the story of the man who named himself Father Yod, or YaHoWa, and essentially conned a bunch of really desperate teenagers into thinking he was God. So [...]


8 May
Jim Henson's cult 1980s TV show in poker playing form

If you grew up in the 80s then chances are you watched more than your fair share of Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson’s cult favorite TV show about a group of mythical Muppet-like creatures (which was also produced by HBO). The Spare Room obviously remembers too. Located inside Hollywood’s beloved (and haunted) Roosevelt Hotel, the cocktail [...]


6 Dec
New York's photography maestros ascend the shores of Miami

Stop me if you’ve heard this one… a super hip art gallery from NYC walks into a chic hotel in to south beach during Art Basel and says… OK so that’s not a joke at all, and yeah we’ve mentioned Morrison Hotel Gallery a few times in the past (e.g. exhibits with Lynn Goldsmith, Jim [...]


When he’s not busy doodling hot girls as live models, prepping proms or assembling awesome comic books about Los Angeles, American comic-book artist Food One is busy releasing his remix of his classic, out-of-print comic dedicated to the landmark 1989 Beastie Boys album Paul’s Boutique. Admitting to listening to the legendary Beastie album at least [...]

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