It’s been a minute since Richard Linklater melted our brains with Waking Life or A Scanner Darkly. The Austin director has embarked us upon many a film journey, although with the likes of Dazed and Confused, Slacker and the Before Sunrise trilogy, there comes an association of his work as having a capacity for what he has termed the “youth rebellion [...]


The great Herbaliser, aka Ollie Teeba, has made many a world class mix in his day. Not simply satisfied with blending 20 or so jams together, the Herbaliser instead creates mixes with large scale concepts, or thematic motifs, that elevate them to the level of soundscape. Such as with this mix for Solid Steel’s 25th [...]


The world of “erotic photography” can span from the truly tasteful to the baseline pornographic, from the salacious to the elegantly subtle. The masters — as underscored in Ellen von Unwerth’s superb Fräulein Book — can make the art seem dignified and worthy of coffee table tome status. The more sophomoric, on the other hand, can [...]


18 Jan
Hitting 7 G's + 300 miles per hour & living to tell the tale

Aerial adventure company Sky Combat Ace invited Nicolas Stecher to jump aboard one of their Extra 330 LC stunt planes — the most agile prop plane on Earth — and fly with one of their fighter pilots for AskMen. Little did he know that he would be piloting his own plane through an Evel Knievel list [...]


27 Nov
Small displacement odes to two-wheelers of the early 1900s

In the halcyon years of the fin de sicle, motorcycles were evolving from rough hewn bicycles with ad hoc clip-on engines attached to full on finished vehicles with a completed concept and big picture aesthetic. By the 1920s, bikes like Matchless, Motosacoche, Brough Superior, Clement, Royal, Monarch, Pope, Minerva, Reading-Standard, Thor etc had launched and [...]


3 Oct
New 42-minute set from San Francisco's Bass maestro

Maestro of bass, original dubstep provocateur, friend of LIAS, political rabblerouser and all around supernatural EDM talent Bassnectar blesses the world with a brand new mixtape today, simply titled the Freestyle mixtape. Mr. Lorin Ashton’s chest-rattling 40-minute set offers remixes, collaborations and guest appearances by the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Ming & FS, Zion I, Mimi [...]


As we continue to live our lives in the very digital world, there’s a major decrease in what’s accessible to us in the physical world. Independent record shops, for example, have been a pervasive topic of conversation when it comes to what’s disappearing due to lack of demand in the physical world. We’ve replaced the [...]


6 Aug
Brad Pitt stars in adaptation of George Higgins "Cogan’s Trade"

Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Coogan, a hitman for the mob from author George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, in the upcoming film Killing Them Softly. Directed by Andrew Dominik, whose previous two films have been pretty exceptional (Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, also starring Pitt), Killing Them [...]

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