From noisy post-punk to nostalgic balladry, Blonde Redhead has set the tempo for artful indie rock. Since the early ’90s, twins Amedeo and Simone Pace, alongside vocalist Kazu Makino, have crafted introspective jams that, like Sonic Youth records (the band that “discovered” BR), have outlived the years in which they were made. One might surmise the band’s most recent effort, 23, will be no exception.Read more »
For our 11th birthday, we were going to ask our friends for Transformers and the new Slipknot CD. Then we realized that having six artists deliver meditations on the keen symmetry of the number eleven was a much better idea. From old friends to new favorites, this sextet of American visual maestros have delivered us birthday grams that we think are even better than the pink icing on an x-rated booby cake. Look through this special portfolio, then blow out the candles and make us a wish.Read more »
The dudes at Scion may have watched 8 Mile a few too many times–but that’s going to be a great thing for one lucky MC who deserves to blow up. Instead of plotting corny commercials and ad campaigns that promote wild, four-wheel drive trips through mountain passes, or a roomy backseats for the kids, Scion, it seems, prefers to hook up a talented rapper with a bunch of money and a marketing contract. Take that Ford.Read more »
San Francisco-based photographer Beryl Fine examines street life in her photo collection entitled Stone Soup. Images here reflect her foot travels in and around the world's biggest little city, where she meets bike messengers, smokers, vandalized cars, dead animals, and a hospital patient who fell from a five-story building.Read more »
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