. . . . . Illusionist and extreme endurance performer, dare we say performance artist, David Blaine has just done another one of his stunt-spectacles this week. On Wednesday he floated into the sky strapped to dozens of helium balloons like the character Carl Fredrickson and his house in theContinue Reading

Mysterious and infamous U.K. artist Banksy has bankrolled a small refugee rescue ship sailing the Mediterranean Sea. The boat is named the M.V. Louise Michel. It’s run by a non-profit organization whose mission is to “uphold maritime law and rescue anyone in peril without prejudice.” The vessel is decorated withContinue Reading

. This sublime kinetic, sculptural artwork by Etienne Krahenbruhl is made up of thousands of chimes and absolutely awes us. (It also makes us wonder if this is something we could someday buy at Home Depot for our garden, but we kid — this is a concern for another day.)Continue Reading

Early rock music journalism and writing was unsparing, fun, raw, crude, effusive, deep, indulgent, sexed-up and complicit in the style and sub-cultural codes of the music genre. And it had a voice and a look in the form of Creem magazine. It’s covers vividly captured the rock’s visual style andContinue Reading

It’s now August 2020, which is when, had the global COVID-19 pandemic not upturned life as we knew it, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics would have been happening. it would be more than halfway through its run. Instead, the Tokyo games will be held in 2021. The even will still officiallyContinue Reading

Pioneering Japanese designer and visionary of sartorial style, Kansai Yamamoto has passed away. He may not have been a household name but he had a massive, fashion-forward influence on style, especially in setting a higher bar of how pop music and fashion could come together for theatrical rock stars. HisContinue Reading

“And if you do, never stop” These were the searing copy lines from an iconic advertising campaign in the 1980s by the highly-influential Gotcha! surf brand. The company was started by Michael Tomson, a former South African pro surfer whose celebrity in the surfing world was due almost as muchContinue Reading