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Breathtakingly beautiful Autochromes of women from the early 1900s (NSFW)

  The lowly potato gave the world sustenance, French fries, and would you believe color photography? In 1903, two French inventors and photographers, Auguste and Louis Lumière, used the potato as the basis for their patented process in creating color photographs, or Autochromes as they were called.

The never before told story of the man in the infamous ‘FUCK THE DRAFT’ posters

  Of the many stories of official government suppression that came out of the Vietnam War era protest movements, one of the most compelling is the saga of Kiyoshi Kuromiya’s indelible “Fuck the Draft” poster.

Doctor Who’s 1972 pop single on Deep Purple’s label

  Jon Pertwee starred in the reruns of Doctor Who my local PBS affiliate started airing in the Eighties; perhaps the station decided to start with the color episodes.

Born to be Cheap: This Divine ugly Christmas sweater is REALLY CHEAP

  “WHO WANTS TO DIE FOR ART?”   I’m not one for the whole “ugly Christmas sweater” thing. I think it’s stupid and I think Christmas is stupid, too.

Storyboards from ‘Aeon Flux,’ including the iconic fly-eye sequence

  The run of Aeon Flux on MTV in...

Skin-deep stop-motion animation imprinted on naked human bodies

  To celebrate their tenth anniversary in business, creative agency DBLG decided to make an experimental animation in collaboration with London-based animation studio Animade.

Hack your Halloween with the DIY ‘Zardoz’ mask

Sean Connery as Zed (unmasked) in ‘Zardoz’   Gun? Check. Boots? Check. Bullet-belt diaper overalls? Check.

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

  I find it baffling how one can visit The Art Institute of Chicago, home to some of the most iconic paintings in the world, and somehow bypass the Thorne Miniature Rooms.

The doe-eyed deviants of painter Xue Wang

“Some Like it Hot.” A painting by London-based artist Xue Wang.   “My take on ghosts is perhaps a little tinged with lightheartedness.

At home with Salvador Dali

  Salvador Dali once appeared as the mystery guest on a long-time-ago TV show called What’s My Line? in the 1950s.

OK, let’s all listen to that 1970s rock opera about Spider-Man…..

  I don’t exactly understand how Iron Man...

Bunny Hop: Peep inside the Playboy Clubs of the 60s, 70s & 80s

A photo taken at the opening of the very first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1960.   The first Playboy magazine hit the shelves in 1953 and in 1960, the late Hugh Hefner opened what would be the very first Playboy Club in Chicago.

That time 100,000 Iranian women protested against mandatory wearing of the hijab, 1979.

  There was once a strong belief among many Iranians that if they wanted something, then they just had to go out onto the street and demand it.

Brain Salad Surgery: The H. R. Giger artwork that inspired ‘Alien’

One of the images from H.R. Giger’s ‘Necronomicon.’ H.R. Giger’s 1977 book Necronomicon showcased his chilling, futuristic images of a world beyond our own would become the basis and inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien.

‘Halloween’ history: A female ‘Michael Myers’ slasher mask exists & it’s as terrifying as it sounds

Behold the “She Mask” a female version of the “Michael Myers” slasher mask created by Don Post Studios.

Nick Cave’s life & work come alive in a stunning new 328-page graphic novel ‘Nick Cave: Mercy on Me’

An illustration by Reinhard Kleist from his new graphic novel, ‘Nick Cave: Mercy on Me.’   “Floods, fire, and frogs leapt out of my throat,” he explained.

Aurora: Time-traveling Nazis & extradimensional cryptids in shocking tale of the weird wild west…

Poster by Dave McKean   When you say “the first UFO crash in American history” most people think of Roswell, but the honor actually goes to Aurora, Texas.

John Peel asks original punks the Mekons, the Slits & others about ‘punk, publicity and profit’

The Mekons   On October 6, 1978, on BBC Radio One,

They Were There: Composite photos of Queen, Jagger, Beatles and Floyd on London streets then and now

  I’m reliably told that photographs are polysemous—that is they have multiple meanings which can change depending on mood or understanding of what the image represents.

Kids dressed up for Halloween like Prince, Adam Ant, KISS, & even a baby Björk

A kid version of Adam Ant in his “Prince Charming” getup. Awww.   Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means that it is also the only time of year that you get a pass for letting your toddler hold a bottle of Jack Daniels because it happens to be part of their “...