Explosive New Evidence Suggests the Punk Rocker May Have Been Innocent The murky half-light of a bleak New York winter’s morning had yet to penetrate the small rear bedroom of an airless apartment in the city’s bohemian Greenwich Village. Stepping over empty bottles and half-eaten plates of spaghetti (the untidy remnants of the previous night’s […]Read More Did Sid Really Kill Nancy?
IMAGE ABOVE:The Gun painting by Andy Warhol is unique work on canvas that portrays the artist’s commercialization of violence in society. Warhol was always fascinated with the idea of life and death, which can be seen in his Death and Disaster series as well as in his Guns and Knives paintings. His obsession with death […]Read More The Day Valerie Solanas Got Her 15 Minutes of Fame.
Streetwise ”Mary Poppins” Never Missed a Shot! by Tobe Damit Vivian Maier never displayed publicly any of her pictures while she was alive but left behind a very impressive collection of photographs. She was never published and many of her negatives were never even printed while she was alive. Impressive in quantity for sure, but also […]Read More Vivian Maier
by Colin Marshall Few midcentury cultural figures would at first seem to have as little in common as Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock. Sure, they both made films, but how straight a line can even the farthest-reaching cinema theorists draw between, say, Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and Warhol’s Vinyl (1965)? Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) and Warhol’s Empire (1964)? Yet not only did both of […]Read More Andy Warhol Interviews Alfred Hitchcock (1974)
Glory Daze in the Limelight! Micheal Alig was one of those people who spent a very unhappy childhood in South Bend, Indiana because he couldn’t fit in. He was bullied, humiliated, laughed at beaten and so forth.Back then you either went to LA or New York. He went to the latter just that he could be […]Read More The Life and Crimes of Micheal Alig
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell Here’s the whole beautiful mess: A terrific documentary that captures a pivotal moment in the history of a city and its pop culture. by Marc Campbell Punk, disco, hip hop, the blackout, Son of Sam, Tony Manero, CBGB, Studio 54, Max’s Kansas City, Show World, Paradise Garage, cocaine, polyester and […]Read More ROCK’N’ROLL HELLHOLE
Prison Storytelling, Subcultural Anthropology and the Allure of Darkness. by Maria Popova In the 1970’s, while American hippies were busy inking themselves with peace signs and psychedelic rainbows, Danzig Baldayev, a guard at St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison, began documenting the far less Woodstockian body art of Russia’s most infamous criminals. For 33 years, Baldayev used […]Read More RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO
”No Name” Maddox Matriarch -vs- Patriarch By Grandfather & Grandson Productions Part I Part II It’s Voting Time in America Again, Let’s Ask Manson… It is purely an American phenomenon, that almost every United States President, since 1969, starting with President Nixon has had either something infinitesimal or infinite to do with the […]Read More X Manson and The Presidency
New-York City 1920’s If you enjoyed the Weegee exhibit at the International Center for Photography you’ll probably like gawking at these grisly (and we MEAN grisly: some are 100% NSFW) crime scene photos that we found in the city’s municipal archives. Most of the pictures in the archive have little backstory, and the captions have been reprinted verbatim. One constant […]Read More Spooky Crime Scene Shots
PRAYER OF THE HOLY DEATH Lord, before Your Divine Presence God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I ask for your permission to invoke the Holy Death. My White daughter. I want to humbly ask, that you break and destroy all spells and darkness that may present itself before my persona, in my home, and […]Read More SANTA MUERTE