RUSSIAN CRIMINAL TATTOO

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 […]

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About Danny Williams’ Death

A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory is director Esther Robinson‘s personal inquiry into the truth behind her Uncle Danny Williams’ mysterious 1966 disappearance. Virtually unknown today, Danny was Andy Warhol’s lover, and a promising young filmmaker. The discovery of 20 never-before-seen films William’s made during his time at the Factory– […]

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A Shaded View on Fashion

Now I Wanna Be Your Dog Check out this subversive fashion video for House Casting in New York City. It is based on the Iggy Pop song ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and was played at the Center George Pompidou in Paris in September 09, as part of the ‘A Shaded View On Fashion’, during the […]

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Nico 1988

 A Biopic About Nico By Moze Halperin       When it’s announced that a figure with a famed history is getting a biopic, it of course feels a. inevitable, b. secretly kinda exciting insomuch as it prompts internal dream-casting brainstorms, and also prompts the often very unmet hope that perhaps this could be one of those biopic that doesn’t suck, and c. […]

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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

Originally filmed in 1922, this version was updated in the mid 1960’s to include english narration by William S Burroughs while he was in London. The writer and director Benjamin Christensen discloses a historical view of the witches through the seven parts of this silent movie. First, there is a slide-show alternating inter-titles with drawings […]

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The Process Church of the Final Judgement

A Sixties Movement with a Very Far-Reaching Influence… by GARY LACHMAN In 1963, two people met at the L Ron Hubbard Institute of Scientology on Fitzroy Street, London. They were both studying to be ‘auditors’. Based on his earlier system of Dianetics, ‘auditing’ was Hubbard’s method of discovering and eliminating ‘engrams,’ the psychic residue from past […]

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Ciudad Juarez

Juarez’s Missing Girls Were Sex Slaves—And Everyone Knew It Hundreds of women have been murdered or simply disappeared!!  What happened in the City of Juarez is so surreal, so horrible that no one can’t stand hearing what truly went on there. It’s a little a combination of everything horrible going on the world resulting in […]

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Porn Star John Holmes

Wonderland/Down the Rabbit Hole THE RABBIT Some Boogie Nights can take more of you than you can afford to give. I guess Holmes could have said like Iggy  in Cry for Love ”Sometimes my self-respect took second place”. Now let’s be clear, this is not about sex is a bad thing and going all ”judge mental” […]

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Deep Throat

Deep Inside the Deepest Throat  Starring the famous Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems Deep Throat was produced by no other than the now infamous New-York mobster Anthony  ”Big Tony” Peraino, an officially made man from the Profaci family whom obviously could throw a lot of weight around since he was well over 300 pounds. He became […]

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