Sweet with a Touch of Heat

Ancho Reyes, 80 proof Mexican liqueur made with ancho chiles.

California, Naturally Defiant

Governor Jerry Brown, and the anti-Trump environmental movement.

The Year in Muses


A look back at the last year of the muse.

Linked Out

Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting


In the land of the rich

Between Solitude and Loneliness

Dispatches From The War On Marching Bands

The Champion Logo, in the Hands of Fashion’s Provocateurs, Is Reborn

The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes

Mapping the Shadows of New York City

The Year in Reading

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture’s Most Ubiquitous Symbol

William S. Burroughs Reading Passages From ‘Naked Lunch’ Every Time You Refresh


— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Rick Howard in Blockhead’s Adventures In Cheese, 1990

Show-off in the Shipyard

Mollusk’s Wright Jacket.

Ingest Them All

The best dumplings in New York, now in collectible form.
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With his electrifying pace and one of the most feared right boots in the Premier League, Ray Parlour was known for leaving defenders in his wake. However, the tables were turned on ‘The Romford Pele’ earlier this year as he went head-to-head with former TOWIE star Amy Childs in a game of ‘Electric Blackjack’ hosted by online casino experts – 888casino.

Following tuition from blackjack master John Scanlon of Aspers Casino, combined with tips from 888casino’s Ultimate Blackjack Strategy Guide, both celebrities were invited to the blackjack table to put their new found expertise to the test.

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A new edition from Asger Carlsen’s 2010 series is available through his website.

Blanket Statement

“Sleep On,” a wool blanket by Parra.

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Conversational Kryptonite

Super Adihash tee by Ermsy

This Deep-Sea Ghost Shark is a Real Dickhead

The pointy-nosed blue chimaera swims deep below the sea at 6,700 feet, with the male fish slyly sporting a retractable sex organ on its forehead.

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