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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 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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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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BLEAK

BLEAK I think the press and the politics play a way larger part than they should in the judiciary system. The majority of people don’t stop to read in between the lines or take the time to really form an opinion og their own but instead buy the whole opinion of a journalist or a […]

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The Fishing Net

The Tightrope A blind funambulist A bucket list A Thin thread And, at the very end The Kiss of Death. And yet, and yet… We all try to win that stupid bet, If you fall; A safety net? You’ll just drown, see? Down under the cold, dark sea One last look above Not a Sea […]

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Beating Time

 I Got Believers – Believing Me This is Angela Womann and This is BEATING TIME   Caution: this program may contain coarse language and/or material which may be considered offensive. Please be advised.

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Chris Labrooy

Tales of Auto Elasticity Inspired by Californian road trips along endless highways through deserted baron lands.  Auto aerobics began life as a tiny idea for a project about New York. Walking through Brooklyn on a winters evening is a truly memorable experience which motivated me to build a digital 3D model that captured the various […]

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ARAKI

Tokyo Lucky Hole Notorious in his native Japan for his challenging, emotionally raw images and explicit depictions of sexuality and mortality, Nobuyoshi Araki has courted controversy for the last five decades. Simultaneously erotic and historical, Araki reflects Japan’s unique combination of strict tradition and constant innovation. His fascination with Tokyo is manifest in his work, delving […]

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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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