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With a few strokes of his tiny pen, budding Eco-Terrorist Donald Trump has put the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines back into play.

Survivalism of the Rich

Prepping to excel after the apocalypse.

Jonwayne – “Out Of Sight” (Stream)

You can pre-order Jonwayne’s upcoming “Rap Album Number Two” (2/17) here.



A Pyratt’s Life

It wasn’t always a life at sea for the swashbuckling set.

On the Front Lines of the Fancy Hat Brigade

Anything goes in this world of clothes. visvim’s Highland Knit Boater Hat.

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Sound Advice 228: WANE One

We are pleased to present our 228th installment of Sound Advice, featuring music selections by Wane One. Born in London and raised in New York, WANE COD is a legend in the graffiti and hip-hop worlds. This month, his artwork is featured in a new show, “EN MASS” at the Diana Felber Gallery in the Berkshires. Check out if you’re up north.
Sound Advice 228
01. Buddy by De La Soul ft. Jungle Brothers + Q-Tip
02. The Other Side Of Town by Masta Ace
03. Jackin’ For Beats by Ice Cube
04. Fugitive by K-Solo
05. Wrath Of My Madness by Queen Latifah
06. Ya Bad Chubbs by Chubb Rock with Howie Tee
07. Straighten It Out by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
08. Mic’ Check by Das EFX
09. Life In The Ghetto by Cool C
10. Return Of The Funky Man by Lord Finesse
11. Love’s Gonna Get’cha (Material Love) by Boogie Down Productions
12. Think About It by Special Ed
13. Act Like You Know by MC Lyte
14. Push It by Salt-N-Pepa
15. Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest
16. Do The James by Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud
17. Young, Gifted and Black by Big Daddy Kane
18. Can’t Truss It by Public Enemy
19. Truly Yours by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
20. Mahogany by Eric B. & Rakim


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ArtFits (vol. 34)


A look at people and the outfits they wear to art openings in New York City.

Photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Location: Outsider Art Fair’s 25th Anniversary Edition
+ Marlborough Chelsea (01/19/2017)

For the People

Props to A24 who will be donating a portion of this weekend’s 20th Century Women box office to Planned Parenthood.

No Name Necessary

Doonesbury—and all other comics and cartoons—to the rescue.

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


How I Got My Attention Back

Speeches of Note

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

How Kurtis Blow and the Exploding Popularity of the NBA Turned a Generation On To Hip-Hop

My life as a fantasy wrestler

The Death Of DVD Will Haunt Us

“Side Hustle” as a Sign of the Apocalypse

Winning the Race Against Time

The historical ironies of Western bug-eating trends

Every Great Rap Lyric About Barack Obama


— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Lavar McBride in World Industries’ Trilogy, 1996

Road Sodas in Big Sky Country

A Montana politician wants to lift the ban on open containers (for passengers) in vehicles on state highways. Interestingly enough, there are actually 7 states with no open container laws: Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, and West Virginia.