750 years ago, Dante took hell to a whole new level — nine levels, to be exact. His opus The Divine Comedy went on to become one of the most referenced and revered works of world history, and it stands unrivaled as one of the pinnacle achievements of Italian literature. Preeminent among the greats who were influenced by the masterpiece was the accomplished […]

Native Sons gets literary for their latest eyewear collection for Spring/Summer 2013. Their “Sons of Glory” collection looks to the world of American literature for its inspiration, tapping iconic authors J.D. Salinger, William Burroughs, Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Kerouac and more for their taste in frames. All models are crafted of high grade materials such […]

27 Jan
Docu-series profiles Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick & the trailblazers of the Sci-Fi universe

A recent edition to the ZZZFROMHELLZZZ channel on Youtube are three hour-long documentaries related to Science Fiction. The first, Profits of Science Fiction: Arthur C. Clarke, centers on Sci-Fi visionary Sir Arthur C. Clark, the revered science fiction writer responsible for some of the most iconic stories of the genre. The landmark novel 2001: A […]

12 Dec
From Japanese art to the appreciation of well shaped derrières

The second installment of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series focuses on the Top 10 Books of 2011, including photo-heavy coffee table books, research tomes and literature. From the history of menswear staples to Japanese art to modernist architecture to the appreciation of the well shaped derrière, there were a multitude of books published covering […]

23 Dec
The beginning of a series of Godard-inspired musings

The upcoming Alphaville Series takes its name from hipster God and French New Wave pioneer Jean Luc Godard’s 1965 film of the same name. The themes from the 1960s cinematic movement— full of stylistic experimentation and philosophical dialogue — centered on the ills of contemporary society. Godard’s Alphaville is about a city called Alphaville, a […]

Remember the days of gathering paper bags from a grocery store and custom building a book jacket for each of your school books at the beginning of each school year. What was the best part about that is all of the potential for doodling the paper bag held as it was wrapped around your Algebra […]