Ero-Guro

The Ultimate Shocking Manga Style! Adults Only! Just a fast introduction if you are new to this. The Erotic Grotesque genre in novels is inspired from the famous writer Rampo Edogawa from the Taisho Japanese era (1912-1926), father of the detective story and author of numerous novels were erotism is intertwined with grotesque (ex: The Human Chair and Imomushi). […]

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Wild Cards – Nummer II

International Diplomacy, The Interview, Propaganda, Kim Jong-un, Vice and Group Love! Ok let’s start with the root of all evil!! Here are some good moments from the new Seth Rogen (very funny) comedy ”The Interview”… Of course this didn’t bode very well with the young North Korea leader Kim Jung-un and it wasn’t long before North Korea […]

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Inside Joy Division

Unknown Pleasures by Peter Hook Book review by I always have been a fan of Joy Division for as long as I can remember. Closer was and still is one of my all time favorite albums. I always thought Ian Curtis is one of the greatest lyricist ever. I saw ”24 Hour Party People” with an […]

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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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OTAKU

Sons and Daughters of the Virtual Age   Otaku is the honorific word of Taku (home). Otaku is often associated with an extremely negative image as it is used to refer to someone who stays at home all the time and doesn’t have significant social or love life. They are seen a someone who pass the time […]

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Talking Heads #45

Melancholic Bodies Softcover Japanese language art magazine themed on “Melancholic Body ~ The pitiful but beautiful body’s favorite knowledge” (メランコリックな身体~痛々しくも美しきカラダの偏愛学). Each artwork presented focuses on the beauty that can be found in a deformed, mutilated, or dead body. It is not focused on grotesque aspects at all. Artists featured/reviewed in this issue: Misako Kobayashi (小林美佐子),  […]

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THE DAMNED

From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. This authorized film includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, GNR, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. […]

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39 Steps|SugarBuzz Magazine

39 Steps JANUARY 14, 2015   GEORDIE PLEATHUR “ALL KINDS OF SHIT ’85-’87 BY 39 STEPS” (-Geordie Plaethur’s Regularly Scheduled Rant And Rocknroll Review Was Filmed Live In Front Of A Studio Audience) “I will always believe in punk-rock, because it’s about creating something for yourself. Part of it was – Stop being a sap! […]

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Wild Cards – CYBERPUNK

The Origins   Now remember this is just some unsorted links related in some way to the roots of what was to become cyberpunk. Motorhead was the first band to reunite punks and headbangers. The term ‘heavy metal‘ first appears in print in William Burroughs’ 1962 novel The Soft Machine. His character Uranian Willy is described […]

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Sion Sono Interview

Himizu Format: Cinema Release date: 1 June 2012 Distributor: Third Window Films Director: Sion Sono, Japan Writer: Sion Sono Based on the manga by: Minoru Furuya Cast: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe Directed by Sion Sono, who brought us Suicide Club (2001), and more recently Cold Fish (2010), Himizu is an urgent and topical film. […]

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