What does a boiling tsunami of blood inside a corridor evoke in your mind? What if everything you think about what you know is wrong and is really just the plot of some rubiginous politico and his ploys for mass genocide? Enter Room 237, a documentary directed by Rodney Ascher about the mysteries behind the [...]


After riling up fans and completely selling out every exclusive, one-night-only showing in North America of the their documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits (which we previewed here), LCD Soundsystem’s documentary can now be rented ($5) or purchased exclusively via iTunes for $12.99. Fit for diehard LCD Soundsystem fans and newcomers alike, “Shut Up and Play [...]


19 Jul
Fight off the summer heat wave in light cotton tank tops & tees

California-based brand Altru Apparel works to bring you shirts and tank tops of the highest quality cotton with a clean cut, loose fit and far-ranging graphics. Altru taps into local landmarks, pop lyrics, bold titles and the 90′s — ah the good ‘ol days. Following previous licensing choices (including Thrasher Magazine, Mickey Rat, 90210, Star Trek [...]


Couple weeks back we launched our new artist featured series Rock (Poster Art) Gods! with Dan Stiles, and now we continue with another top illustrator in his field Casey Burns. You might recognize the above poster for Sonic Youth, or one of his many excellently sexy/implicitly malevolent posters for Spoon — most of which feature [...]


A commentary on the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the waves of American veterans returning from tours of duty in Iraq. These toy soldiers — an obvious twist on the ubiquitous green plastic soldiers kids play with the world over — are an art project titled Casualties of War. As creators Dorothy write: “The [...]


22 Feb
A BBC radio documentary of the lost American literary talent

As the world prepares for the posthumous publication of David Foster Wallace’s unfinished novel The Pale King, BBC reporter and professor Geoff Ward visits Wallaces birthplace in rural Illnois and interviews a coterie of his closest friends (agent Bonnie Nadell), family (sister Amy Wallace), contemporaries (Rick Moody and former roommate Mark Costello) and professional colleagues [...]


I can’t explain exactly why the art of Horacio Salinas strikes me, but I like it. Maybe it’s the fact that sometimes he can take everyday, mundane objects, assemble them abstractly and create some really stunning art. And other times, like above, he takes very un-mundane objects and de-mystifies them, debases them into the mundane. [...]


1 Apr
...but can the iPad really save the publishing industry?

The iPad meme has evolved from distant rumor to growing buzz to unveiling to long-winded promises, but so far has yet to materialize anything substantial. Yes, it has been anointed as the savior of the publishing world — and huge publishers like Hearst, Condé Nast, Time Inc and the New York Times are praying the [...]

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