No, I’m not gonna call my love for The Spice Girls a “guilty pleasure,” nor will I claim to listen to them “ironically.” Likewise I’m not going to argue how brilliant they were and if you’d just give their music a chance that… although I do most certainly believe that...
Celebrated LIFE magazine photographer Gordon Parks shot these around Christmastime in 1958. They were used in a 200-page special issue on the glories and absurdities of American entertainment.
If Edward Snowden isn’t very careful, they’re going to crush his head! The fate of Edward Snowden continues to be excruciatingly unresolved.
Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a series of PSAs to discourage folks from driving while they’re stoned.
You wake up. The room is spinning very gently around your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can’t.
Ray Bradbury told an audience at the San Diego Comic Con in 2010 that the secret to life is being in love—in love with life, with who you are and what you do.
Today we celebrate the 59th birthday of that great German singer Nina Hagen. Her cartoon-punkette-channeling-Marlene-Dietrich persona and the sort of high-bombast singing at which Germans seem to excel made her known in the English-speaking world for 1980s albums like the excellent
Filmmaker/musician Vivian Kubrick, daughter of the great Stanley Kubrick, has posted a selection of photographs on Twitter, depicting her once close relationship working with her father on his, and her own projects.
The New People ran for seventeen episodes in 1969-70 on ABC. An Aaron Spelling production, the series focuses on a group of rebellious lefty college students who have been causing problems for the State Department during a cultural exchange trip to Southeast Asia.
As there is precious little live footage of the pre-80s incarnations of King Crimson—Beat Club, the poor quality fragment from Hyde Park in 1969 and the Central Park 1974 clip, not much—this extended 29-minute set from France’s Melody television show is a treasure (even with all of those goofy vid
The KLF were one of the more inventive techno outfits of the late 80s/early 90s. They referenced Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s
Cartoonist William Steig
Mel Brooks is unstoppable in this interview about his films Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein from 1975.
This appears to be a simple, sweet, easy-going clip of two little boys enjoying their cheesy beans on toast, but it suddenly turns into a chaotic mess.
A nifty Vladimir Putin butt-plug by Redditor Amzfx. Amzfx is sellin’ his “Putin Plug” on Shapeways...
In this marvelous 19-minute educational film about the dangers of carelessly handled foodstuffs, “Basil and Desdemonia Salmonella,” ably and theatrically embodied by seasoned British actors Frank Muir and June Whitfield, manage to (SPOILER ALERT) evade a battery of dangers, such as heat, cold, soa
I consider myself to be a more-educated-than-average jazz fan, especially in regards to the early New Orleans stuff.
PJ Harvey showcased a selection of songs from her album Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, along with some of her best known numbers, at the Benicassim Festival, Spain, in August 2001.
As a committed modern troubadour, Tom Waits has always used a lot of locations in his songwriting, but I wasn’t aware of just how many until I saw this map that some brilliant, wonderful person has painstakingly curated.
Recently I was researching something on the Rolling Stone DVD-ROM set (which I highly recommend: you can get it...