SOCIAL DISEASE

Symptoms of a Glamorous Mental Illness Andy Warhol and Archie, 1973 ©Jack Mitchell ”I will go to the opening of anything,including a toilet seat” ”I have social disease, I have to go out every night. If I stay home one nigtht spreading rumors to my dogs. Once I stayed home for a week and my dogs had a nervous […]

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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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John Lennon

A Visual Narrative In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh […]

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Just Kids by Patti Smith

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” ― Lester Bangs I have just finished reading ”Just Kids” for the second time and I can’t help feeling a bit of anguish as I’m about to express my perception of Patti’s first book of prose mainly, I suppose, due to […]

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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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About Unfinished Poems…

Gregory loved Keats and Shelley and would stagger into the lobby with his trousers hanging low, eloquently spewing their verses. When I mourned my inability to finish any of my poems, he quoted Paul Valery to me: ”Poets don’t finish their poems, they abandon them”… – Patti Smith, Just Kids

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Closet Master

I wish I had a closet to hide in The Unconditional Walk Inn Faithless and lightless A Dark Princess… Faith is a word rather sad Darkness washes everything bad Faith is all things you wish were real But are in fact unreal Outside this tiny planet All I can manage to be is upset I […]

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Leslie Ditto

Echoes of an Emotional State   Raised in Memphis, Tennesse in the United States, Leslie Ditto has always been drawn to self expression through the visual arts. Her teen summers were spent around her father’s Harley Davidson shop where she watched him build and paint motorcycles, and it was there her fascination with fantasy and surrealism […]

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Burroughs Last Journal Entry

LOVE IS…. The last words Burroughs ever wrote — from his private journal, the day before he passed away… There is no final enough of wisdom, experience- any fucking thing. No Holy Grail, No Final Satori, no solution. Just conflict. Only thing that can resolve conflict is love, like I felt for Fletch and Ruski, Spooner, […]

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