The Great Comet of 1881. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot was a French artist and astronomer who produced some 7,000 illustrations based on his astronomical observations during his lifetime.
Writing for Esquire in 1969, Gore Vidal laid bare a “demagogic strategy” William F. Buckley used to befuddle opponents: If one is lying, accuse others of lying.
In 1988, before Quentin Tarantino had sold his scripts for True Romance or Natural Born Killers, leading the way to secure a deal to direct his first film Reservoir Dogs, he appeared for a few seconds as an...
The greatest musical act in world history to take its name from a Swiss Dada touchstone,
Never underestimate the power of imitation. Elvis Presley never toured Britain. The only time the King set foot in the UK was during a brief stopover to refuel the army plane that was taking him home at
A surrealist-style painting by German artist, Rudolf Schlichter. At the age of 26, while he had been pursuing his studies at the Art Academy of Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe, German artist Rudolf Schlichter was drafted into the army.
I’m pleased to have a reason to call attention to the Sheffield Tape Archive, an absolutely unbeatable resource helping to preserve an essential part of our collective musical heritage.
Some evil genius took footage of Vladimir Putin singing Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill” and somehow edited to look like Putin is instead singing Radiohead’s “Creep.” It’s very Lynchian, to say the least, and not...
In 1991 the British comedy program French and Saunders showed an...
The Fall 1989 issue of Flipside had features on Pixies<...
Twenty years ago, the perihelion of the Hale-Bopp comet coincided with the mass suicide of the Heaven’s Gate cult, whose members believed death was a sure way of hitching a ride on a spaceship.
I noticed this video of a naked clay figure making the rounds on Facebook, but I never clicked play.
I have been madly in love with a song called “Kites” by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound for… well for longer than I care to admit to in public.
The Screamers were one of the essential components of the L.A. punk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, although they famously never put out a studio LP.
We’re all owned. We’re bought, bartered, liked, sold, conned, shared and used everyday to make other people money.
This video is poking fun at those “satisfying” videos on YouTube where everything seems to come together perfectly.
First of all, let’s face it, there is no way to overestimate Ministry’s influence on rock ‘n’ roll.
Well, the CIA lost their greatest assassin today. Gong Show host Chuck Barris has died, aged 87. Dumb but beautiful and entirely emblematic of the decade in which it flourished, The Gong Show was quintessential 1970s junk TV, a swirling, whirling dimestore cocktail of low-watt celebrity worship, vaudeville schmaltz, and punk ferocity.
A shot of the living room in the Marilyn Monroe-themed house in Dublin currently up for sale. If your dream has ever been to move to Ireland and live in a house that was once owned by Marilyn Monroe’s number one fan, then you may finally get to live...
Austin, TX’s Black Angels have risen to join psychedelia’s premier standard bearers in the decade or so since they found their way onto the world’s radar after the release of their first LP Passover.