Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is, in a single word, brutal. Unflinchingly, gorily, misanthropically, even gleefully brutal, to a point that a couple scenes were so ruthless they will churn your guts. Now I survived Irreversible, so that’s saying a lot. This observation is neither a complaint nor praise, but rather a (obvious?) comment on a […]


11 Oct
The master of the Pursuit of Vengeance movie returns

We posted the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained when it came out last June, and needless to say it had us already primed and ready for its release. Like we said, Tarantino is the uncontested World Champion of Pursuit of Vengeance movies and certainly Django Unchained fits the billing. Today a second trailer dropped, and […]


26 Jul
Paying homage to hometown Atlanta Braves' mascot Chief

In conjunction with Vice and Ray-Ban‘s Never Hide Noise, doo-wop punk don’t-give-a-damn band Black Lips have released a new two-minute music video that pays homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa. Chief Noc-A-Homa is the former mascot for their hometown Atlanta Braves (Black Lips’ favorite sports team) from the 1950’s-80’s. Apparently he was known for emerging from a […]


7 Jun
The Pursuit of Vengeance lifted to an immaculate art form...

Is there anybody — and I mean anybody — on this God’s green Earth that better manifests a Pursuit of Vengeance flick better than the great Quentin Tarantino? Unleashing a slave seeking revenge, and freedom, on a bunch of plantation owners seems like such a Tarantino no-brainer that in hindsight it’s shocking he hasn’t done […]


10 May
The first full cut from J Dilla's posthumous "Rebirth Of Detroit" LP

Yesterday we previewed J Dilla’s Rebirth Of Detroit, the superlative producer’s posthumous album, and here comes the first full cut from the anticipated LP. Danny Brown lays his vocals over Jay Dilla’s beats, the results being “Jay-Dee’s Revenge” — with the rudimentary video shown below. Even though they were never in the studio together, the […]


3 May
A quick Q&A with the leader of the $134 billion automaker

It’s not often that you have the opportunity to sit down with the CEO of a $134 billion brand. But such was the case when we met up with Carlos Ghosn, leader supreme of the Nissan Motor Company — currently the world’s 6th largest automaker. As we’ve said earlier, we were asked to be part […]


20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


26 Oct
New Order + Ian Curtis' mistress Annik Honoré contribute

So you’re a Joy Division fan. You own Control, you’ve listened to Unknown Pleasures a gajillion times, and you’ve plastered your bedroom walls with Ian Curtis bus poster art. You think you’ve heard the whole story of love lost, brilliant talent squandered and tragic suicide. Well you haven’t. Filmmaker Grant Gee directs the succinctly named Joy […]