I was looking around at the state of pub-it-yourself magazines (in one of those Screw all y’all, I’ma make my own damn magazine moods) and found this amazing document on a site called MagCloud. It’s called Gigi, the Black Flower by Josh Gosfield, and it’s a collection of retro-designed media that tells the fictional story of the French pop chanteuse Gigi Gaston. It’s the catalog or companion piece to an exhibit at a gallery in New York.

Nice one

Why do I still want to like Kanye West? So the guy says a lot of stupid things, so he comes off as a big baby with a huge ego and no self-awareness. So what? If you want a “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” moment, you might have to tolerate idiocy like this. Still, on balance I’m pro-Kanye — I like enough of his songs, he seems like sharp dresser, and the blog he pays someone to write at KanyeUniverseCity.com is addictive. But […]

Is there a term for this?

The 1970s was a hell of a decade for film — I don’t really feel the need to back that statement up. Yes, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, Chinatown, The Deer Hunter, even Star Wars — the list goes on, and they’re all great. But even genre films, and particularly Blaxploitation, were often pretty good. Shaft, Superfly, Truck Turner, Pam Grier movies — these are eminently watchable and re-watchable films. Yet I’ve a nagging theory that there is a comparable genre of white cinema. […]

Phoenix pastor Pastor Steven Anderson: “I hope that God strikes Barack Obama with brain cancer so he can die like Ted Kennedy and I hope it happens today.”

Veuillez installer Flash Player pour lire la vidéo The Rolling Stones – cocksucker blues part 2 sélectionné dans Musique et Rock / Pop Part two of Cocksucker Blues, the documentary about the Rolling Stones’ 1972 North American tour. It is banned, or unreleased, or illegal, or something — let Wikipedia explain. I watched it last night on a tip from Bill Simmons — part one has already been taken down. Part one was boring anyway — part two is where it starts getting interesting. If […]

The urban cement pond

This is pretty sweet — somewhere in Brooklyn, people are cooling off on this sweltering day in a swimming pool made out of dumpsters.

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