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The Adding Machine

On Burroughs, The Adding Machine Jan Herman: I see that Grove Press has just put out a spanking new edition of The Adding Machine by William S. Burroughs. I also see it has what Grove calls on the front cover a “new” introduction by James Grauerholz, the numero uno keeper of the righteous Burroughs flame. Since […]

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The Heart of the Beat

William S. Burroughs/A Man Within A Man Within is a must see film for anyone who is interested by today’s culture. Burroughs was not a man easy to like back when he began to write; he was gay, he was a junky, he had shot his wife playing William Tell, he was talking about lots […]

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Banksy’s Call To Arms

DO THEY OWE US A LIVING?   Yes They Fucking Do! Banksy is an anonymous English street art Artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork. Unlike someone who stays in his house all day drawing comics and watching Simpsons’ reruns, Banksy is a REAL artist who challenges the status quo, […]

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Weapons of Unique Creation

Bull Shotgun Paintings During his later years in Kansas, Burroughs developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans in front of, and some distance from, blank canvasses, and then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun. These splattered canvasses were exposed in various Galleries during the early 1990s.  In an interview with […]

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Keith Richards by Victor Bockris

Half a Century Through the Eyes of Keith Richards A review by Tobe Damit Of course, as a dedicated fan of the Stones, I had previously read Richard’s acclaimed autobiography Life. An autobiography has the undeniable advantage to come straight from the horse’s mouth and yes, it gave me a unique intimate input about how the […]

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Brian Jones Doomed?

”Mick and Keith Had a Vendetta, a Real Vendetta” ”Brian was always a perfectionist in the way he was talking, choosing his words. He did want to catch your attention when he was speaking, to captivate you.. Then he had the way he moved, and his hair, which was captivating and I’m sure the Stones […]

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Old Stones

The Rolling Stones in the 60s/Video Playlist A playlist of the best old tracks from the Rolling Stones   A Little More About The Stones…   Little did the Rolling Stones know how apt their name – inspired by the title of a Muddy Waters song, “Rollin’ Stone” – would turn out to be. Formed […]

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BRUTALISM

Bold, Brutal Concrete Brutalism, perhaps the most reviled of all architectural styles, has seen a bit of a renaissance and it’s now cool to think of Brutalist buildings as forgotten masterpieces. There’s no denying that these striking, massive concrete buildings appear as bold and dramatic in black and white photos as they are austere,  dehumanizing […]

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The Outrageous Lie (Part 2)

by Tobe Damit Around 1969, Patti became quite involved with the Warhol drag-queen crowd They were part of the same cast in some plays and were all hanging out at Max’s Kansas City, It was around that time that they developed the concept of the Outrageous Lie. The idea was that if you simply lied, […]

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Debbie Harry in ”51” Magazine

”51”  was a magazine that was based on the idea that New York City should be the fifty-first state of the US.  This is article written by Debbie Harry, was taken from the bio Making Tracks/The Rise of Blondie published by Da Capo Press. I chose to immortalise this article  on the net since it’s almost impossible […]

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Warhol’s Bio/Recent Movie Deal

Above: Andy Warhol and Victor Bockris, New York Mudd Club, 1978©Marcia Resnick Interview with Victor Bockris Following my review of Andy Warhol’s biography by Victor Bockris, I was pleased to know that the author himself was kind enough to grant me an interview regarding the book itself as well as the recent deal that was made regarding […]

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Hijacked by Street Art

Abandoned Parisian Nightclub  The site of a stunning 1885-era Parisian municipal bathhouse, HOME to the previous Les Bains Douches Nightclub, is now set to be revamped into a Luxury Boutique Hotel. Earlier this year, a group of 50 Art practitioners filled it up with their own art, creating their very own pop up art gallery from it.  […]

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Charles Burns

The Atrocious Dimension His plots play out like fever dreams, swirling through time and perception, but Charles Burns’ aesthetic style alone is enough to make you queasy. In a class on underground comix, I was assigned Burns’ most popular tome, Black Hole, as an introduction to contemporary comic art. During the second session on Burns, a few of my […]

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TERMINAL BAR

70s Times Square Pimps and Prostitutes From 1972 to 1982, Sheldon Nadelman (now 80!) worked as a bartender at the “roughest bar in town”—Terminal Bar, directly across from the Port Authority. When he wasn’t pouring drinks, Nadelman was taking photographs of his patrons. He had good material: as one regular put it, “through these doors […]

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Bob Dob

”I love to create worlds where the dark side of human nature is present. Life isn’t always good times. While in our youth we experience many things we would rather forget but this is what defines us.  That’s why my characters have an adolescent quality to them.  I’ve been very fortunate in experiencing and hearing […]

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San Zhi Pod City Eerie Decay

Doomed Futuristic Homes Left to Rot in Beauty These abandoned flying saucer-style holiday homes built for US military officers in Taiwan left to rot are built on burial grounds… Sanzhi Pod City in Taiwan was designed as a holiday resort for US officers Space age homes built in 1978 on top of a burial ground […]

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FUTURO HOUSES

A FAILED 1960’S ATTEMPT AT UFO LIVING The UFO-shaped house in Royse City, Texas, sits alone in an overgrown field, a vision of some solitary failed retrofuture dream. The Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s. Made of new materials like plastic and manufactured to be portable and adaptable to diverse terrain with its raised legs, […]

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Electrik Emotions

Jimi Hendrix by Moebius 1966                                                                A few images of Jimi Hendrix done in France by the creator (after the great Jack Kirby) of Silver Surfer, the famous French […]

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The Dark Angels of Altamont

Gothic Requiem for the Flower Power      I thought it would be interesting to gather some bands that, for a short while during the late 60’s had a look that was some sort of mix between romanticism and what is nowadays called ”goth” with a slight psychedelic touch. I thought some of you might not exactly […]

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Vice

Viceland I’ve been a fan of Vice ever since back when it started as a magazine only. I equally appreciate Viceland and the reason simply is that I feel challenged, surprised and that they really are doing their best. I notice that when I listen to it, certain association of words, quotes and/or dialogues resonate […]

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Free Tibet

Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again In the remotest regions of China, inhabited by the country’s Tibetan minority, an appalling uprising is under way. In the past year more than 50 monks have died after setting themselves on fire to protest against government repression. Their uprising is mostly hidden from public view because journalists […]

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The Origins of Branding and Design

Wiener Werkstätte The group of the Wiener Werkstätte was founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser . These artists and craftsmen were very much inspired by the ideas of Art & Craft and Art Nouveau  (Jugendstil) movements that were made to be used or seen in our everyday lives and made the link with the […]

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