February 28, 2014

Unsung Hollywood: Pam Grier

Watch a short doco on the life of The Black Marilyn Munroe – from her early roles in Roger Corman’s women in prison flicks through AIP classics like Coffy and Foxy Brown and, of course, Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Includes testimonials from the likes of Corman, Snoop Dogg, Robert Forster and others.

February 26, 2014

The Tanning of America [Documentary]

Music marketing industry heavy-weight Steve Stoute, is certain that you can draw a line connecting the birth of hip-hop, at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, directly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where President Obama is serving his second term in office. It's a story Stoute told in his 2011 book titled 'The Tanning of America' that has now been turned into a documentary on VH1, with the same name - but now features commentary from hip-hop legends such as Russell Simmons, Reverend Run, Rick Rubin, Nas and Diddy.

Part 1 is up top, Parts 2, 3 and 4 are after the jump.

February 23, 2014

Hello New Zealand

An American loner photographer named Shaun Reeder spent 3 months traveling around New Zealand in a campervan. Here's what he saw.

February 21, 2014

Honeycomb Art

In North America, Europe and many other parts of the world, bee populations have plummeted 30-50% due to colony collapse disorder, a fact not lost on artist Aganetha Dyck who for years has been working with the industrious insects to create delicate sculptures using porcelain figurines, shoes, sports equipment, and other objects left in specially designed apiaries. As the weeks and months pass the ordinary objects are slowly transformed with the bees’ wax honeycomb.

Eat Some Deer And Change An Entire Eco System For The Better.

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. A few deer were sacrificed for more foxes, eagles, otters, trees and rivers. Really.

Well, That Was Random.


Curling In Brazil


2 years and a bunch of months too late for me.

February 20, 2014

Submerged Turntable

Apparently with the right electronics you can submerge a record player and still get nearly perfect audio, as demonstrated in this Submerged Turntable installation by artist Evan Holm.

February 19, 2014

Watch A Film About Making Music

'What Difference Does It Make?' is a film about musicians and the creative process they go through to make music and get heard. Featuring Brian Eno, Thundercat, Rakim, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bernie Worrell, Egyptian Lover, Steve Arrington, Tom Moulton and a bunch of up-and-coming-never-heard-befores. Enjoy.
  Spotted at ETL

February 17, 2014

Chick Quits Her Job. Becomes Internet Sensation For All The Wrong Reasons.

This 'HOPA' girl thought she was slick quitting her job in an interactive email. Her boss saw her lol and raised her a lmfao.

It's waaay too big to copy and paste so just go here to see how it plays out.

LINK: This Employee Quit Her Job Horribly. How Her Boss Responds Is Worse.

February 10, 2014

Hello Well Art Directed Spiders

Arachnophobia has never looked to beautiful thanks to photographer Jimmy Kong, whose managed to capture macro shots of these hairy aliens from his native Malaysia.

Scientifically Accurate Flintstones

Your super great grandparents were gross. It's science.


February 9, 2014

Contract Killer Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski Talks. Listen.

Get to know paranoid psycho-sociopathic killer, Richard Kuklinski, through a series of interviews conducted by psychiatrist Michael Baden.