6 Dec
The latest lost 2Pac nugget in PBS's "Blank On Blank" series

A long lost interview with Tupac Shakur dating back to 1994 gets animated as part of PBS’s Blank On Blank series. The idea of the series is to expose little known journalist interviews with celebrities — often posthumously — by giving a visual to the spoken word. This time it’s writer Benjamin Svetkey who interviews […]


30 Aug
Two more volumes on the Russian criminal subculture

Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular […]


30 Jul
David Corden of Ritual Art Tattoo shop in London, UK

David Corden is one of the UK’s leading realism tattoo artists. While his work may not have the social impact or exotic skullduggery of, say, Russian Prison Tattoos, his impressive pin-ups and portraits demonstrate talent with a very keen attention to detail, smooth color transitions and striking resemblance to the source image. All of which […]


29 May
Heather Parker Lewis's book investigates the secret language

Jail is the worst place ever and if you go to prison for a long time your best bet is probably to join a gang. If you ever find yourself in a South African prison the three speeds of gangs are thusly organized: 26, 27 & 28. 26s are scammers and counterfeiters. 27s are “Manskap of blood” or […]


8 May
ABX & STV SLV seamlessly blend indie rock with hip hop massives

The Hood Internet return from the recesses of their underground lab with the sixth volume in their free mixtape series, another hour+ banger filled with hip hop flows laced over indie rock beats. The duo of ABX and STV SLV take the likes of Ma$e, The Cool Kids, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Kreayshawn, Rick Ross & […]


24 Mar
Exhibit of rare photography at Morrison Hotel Gallery Loft Soho

Anyone who knows me knows I love two things: Johnny Cash and Bourbon Whiskey. When I found out that not only was there going to be a super rare collection of Johnny Cash photos shot by legendary photographer Jim Marshall, but that the private opening would feature complimentary Woodford Reserve, I immediately cleared my calendar […]


1 Apr
Graphic tees for charity

Really feeling these tshirts from Soulland X American Pictures, “Prison Love” (above) and “Young Love in Philadelphia”(after the Jump). Clean white cotton tees with found photography — simple odes to love, done without frills. They’re available at Azita for $54, all profits go to German charity AIDS-Fondet. One more shirt, NSFW, after the Jump…