21 Dec
Peter Jackson's next foray into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien

My god can you stand it?! I’m in full nerd-out glory mode here, as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has to be one of the more anticipated movies of the decade. This first trailer doesn’t show much of the action, but it sets the mood for what we can expect with Peter Jackson’s next foray […]


15 Feb
Portland 7-piece indie folkers reject the Cult of Autotune

Portland’s AgesandAges is a a seven piece allegedly non-cult band that refers to itself as a cult in the interview, so we’re confused. Considering the beautiful acoustic driven indie-folk AgesandAges play, however, we’d gladly spend a weekend in their foresty compound listening to them jam away — even if some dubious Kool-Aid were involved. Clearly […]


7 Jul
Tshirts, ready-to-wear and now timepieces from one of London's best

Passarella Death Squad is back with one of their first mainstream collaborations, a limited edition Casio G-shock watch to stay up on time with (read our interview with founder Danny Broddle). For a label so ready to jump around in creative mediums (what with their graphic tees, ready-to-wear collection and music), it shouldn’t surprise that […]


21 May
From phantom limbs to the faces of the famous

I stumbled across the photography of Ruadh DeLone and was instantly struck — both by the inherent disturbing nature of some of his themes, and the adept skill with which he captures his subjects. There’s obviously some post-production Photoshop wizardry performed on some images, but they are not tricks to hide flaws but rather techniques […]


19 May
The Vader Project hits Los Angeles and Philly

For its fourth (and final) edition, the annual Vader Project commissions world class artists to re-imagine a lifesize replica of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. This year the customizations were unreal, provided by superlative artists like Jeff Soto, Gary Baseman, Joe Ledbetter, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, BXH, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Michelle Valigura, […]


30 Apr
A touch of Beatles folk pop from Seattle

In 2007 lead vocalist Tim Wilson and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Carbary teamed up to from Ivan & Alyosha (yes, that’s a Brothers Karamazov reference). They spent a year recording their debut, The Verse, The Chorus (Cheap Lullaby Records), which they just debuted, and have hence  begun to pick up a lot of love in their native […]


22 Jan
The inexplicable beauty of hideous monsters

When I first saw Joshua Ben Longo’s creations I knew I’d stumbled across a little bit of pixie dust. I can’t totally explain it, but his monstrous creations just resonate with me from a distant place reserved for childhood wonders — stuff like comic books, monsters both repulsive and whimsical, sci-fi flicks and, yes, stuffed […]


13 Aug
The Nostalgic Landmarks, The Sexual Pensiveness—Everything They Do Is Full Of Personality.

A lot of designers have 1 or 2 great tee shirt designs in their collection, but not too many peeps consistently deliver season after season. Meet Danny Broddle of Passarella Death Squad fame. We’ve been tipping out hat to this man, and his creations, for a minute now. He, along with business partner Emilie Albisser, […]