The chopper is the one special breed of bike that has come to best embody the legend of freedom on the road that is everything Americana, from Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s Easyrider to Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels. In the 288 pages of Gestalten’s hardcover, Chopper: the Real Story traces chopper history back to the early customized bikes at the turn of the 19th century […]


Surely by no coincidence, the recent remastered re-release of nine of Led Zeppelin’s albums comes in time with this scarf collaboration with UK designer Paul Smith. The highly limited-edition scarves each measure 1.5 x 1.5m, the first three being the covers for the Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III albums. The first was created using an intricate photographic weaving technique […]


10 Oct
"They say you can't remember what happens. But, I do."

Treats! magazine — a publication geared toward imagery that is as artistic as it is provocative — has put out a short film about the titular sex condition, directed by Paul Minor and starring Rebecca Dayan as the titular Sexsomniac. A dreamy, lusty, evocative window into sexually charged sleep deprivation…  


Let’s not allow for any skepticism that a recent film blunder, also about a retro-spouse-heist based on a novel, may have provided Needless to say, the Jennifer Anniston-led Life of Crime — based on the James Ellroy novel — won’t hold a candle to Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest oeuvre. Inherent Vice looks infinitely more promising. Written, directed and produced by the […]


6 Jun
Bend it like Paul Smith... in soccer decorum

To best accessorize the World Cup, Paul Smith has created a limited-edition run of 250 designer footballs that bear his signature stripe. The size 5 ball is also decked out with a colorful Chevron pattern and comes with a dust bag. But just be aware that if you’re really amped about dandying up  the soccer field, you’ll […]


10 Mar
The latest offering from Converse's Three Artists. One Song series

What do you get when you throw 2/3 of the remaining members of The Clash into a studio with Diplo, and then let Frank Ocean come in and lace some very Frank Oceany vocals on top? Hero. The answer is, you get “Hero”. But I’m a little confused as to how this fits into Converse’s Three […]


24 Feb
Five-tracks of club heaters with Pharrell, Sean Paul & more

Diplo’s club-oriented side project, Major Lazer, has posted its entire latest EP Apocalypse Soon for listening over at Soundcloud. Gone is co-producer Switch, who with Diplo helped define the group with a slew of releases over the past couple years — including 2011’s Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. As can be expected, Apocalypse Soon is rife […]


3 Feb
Classic Spidey supervillains Electro & Rhino to cause havoc

Back in December, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer debuted, and we got our first look at Jamie Foxx as longtime Spidey villain Electro. Well it looks like another historical villain, the Rhino, will also be making an appearance in the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, as he gets teased just for a second in this new long form sizzle trailer […]

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