22 Jul
A Sundance award-winning allegory of loss and redemption

Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth is directed by Mike Cahill and opens today, Friday July 22nd in Los Angeles and New York City, and on July 28th nationwide. Madman Mundt Another Earth is the type of film where you have to get the premise out of the way immediately, as it requires a temporary suspension of […]


6 Jul
When you’re caught in an outbreak, make sure you’re equipped

“Time to nut up or shut up” is one of the best lines from Zombieland, and Tallahassee — the character from the 2009 movie — had it right when he coined it. When things turn into an all-out battle royal dead person eating fest, it’s survival of the fittest. However, I’d like to think that […]


17 Jun
Only 21 bottles of Chivas Brothers rarest whisky ever to pay tribute to the British Isles' Crown Jewels

What could possibly make a whisky so rare that only one man in the world has had the opportunity to taste it? That ladies and gentlemen would be a whisky that pays homage to the oldest crown jewels of the British Isles, named The Honours of Scotland. The single malt scotch whisky by the Chivas […]


3 May
The pen is mightier than the sword... and gun

Mexican designer Jorge Diego Etienne has fashioned a pen holder aimed to remind us all that the pen is mightier than the sword… or gun, in this case. As an artist living amid the rampant violence that has overtaken his country, Etienne wishes to reclaim the revolver design as a testament to peace. “Choose your […]


Are you old, crippled or otherwise ambley challenged? Do you fancy yourself somewhat of a bad ass? Perhaps an assassin, ninja or other mustache-twirling shadow in the night? If you said yes to the above questions, then man do Burger Knives have something or you: an entire collection of Sword Canes. Yes you read that […]


21 Sep
Modeled after actual famous blades

Sure, purchasing chopsticks shaped like samurai swords is a no brainer. But what makes these even more priceless is that they’re imported from Japan, not some Sri Lankan sweatshop (I like my novelty toys to be as authentic as possible). Second, the swords are actual reproductions of real blades, famous swords from feudal Japan — […]


15 Sep
Two films highlighting the fading lifestyle

Two short films from the Al Jazeera network highlighting the centuries-old fading arts of the samurai. You know we love our samurais, even if it comes in Chanel or Cat Armor form, so these hit especially close to home. The first film is about the last sword-maker in Taiwan who at 65 hopes to find […]


30 Aug
Celebrating the Force with 42 Movement Sword Form

Created by animator John Leo, this is a CGI video of Darth Vader doing Tai Chi — specifically the 42 Movement Sword Form. Seeing as “Chi” is the Chinese word meaning “life force” — the energy created by all living beings — the link with Star Wars is especially salient. Yes, the video’s a bit […]