From Edie Campbell's Lanvin family portrait to Olivier Rousteing's Balmain army, the AW14 campaigns are making their presence known (with a little help from the world's top photographers). We picked apart the references behind the images and searched the world of art and film to find their visual…read more »
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Japanese pop culture is one of extreme collisions – the weird, colourful and ridiculous crashing into the dark, disturbing and strange. For every TV show where grimacing contestants sit on giant blocks of ice, freezing their genitals off in the name of entertainment and cash, there is a beautifully rendered, provocative anime that draws global admiration. Japan's music landscape is no different. Idols, such as a gargantuan girl group read more »
Aurel Schmidt is an artist from Kamloops, BC, Canada currently working out of New York City who embodies luscious fruits and organic vegetables with leafy vaginas and other various private body parts. Aurel Schmidt is truly one of a kind and you can see her previous Empty Kingdom feature from September 2010.
Art heists are traditionally seen as the fictional preserve of movies like How To Steal A Million or Danny Boyle's Trance, but it turns out that they constitute a huge IRL criminal enterprise. In fact, according to a lengthy Newsweek investigation, art theft has been the third biggest criminal trade in the world for…read more »
It would be boring to start with “American indie publishing is having a moment” – it so obviously is. Far from heralding the end of literature, the Internet has created more opportunities for publishers to be, well, creative, and indie presses are free to take more risks in the writers they acquire, publicity, and production than their mainstream counterparts. A lot are still based in New York, sure, but that’s another thing: the range of voices coming out of presses both in America’s very…read more »
Something was lost with the rise of the chain salon and discount chop shop. Decades ago, the barber shop was about more than the haircut — it was a place to let one’s guard down and discuss the problems of the day. The barber was part craftsman and part counselor, [...]
Coolio has been lying low since his 2013 single "Get Rich", but he's planning a dramatic comeback with an as-yet-untitled forthcoming studio album this year. But instead of dropping it via Souncloud or some other conventional music streaming site, Coolio's releasing his new material through Pornhub.
According to TMZ, the 50-year-old rap veteran – real name Artis Ivey Jr – signed a deal with the adult entertainment site. In exchange for supplying the modelling…read more »