Tiny Black Forests

The punk rocker of bonsai.


“I can’t see a way to have moshing that’s completely respectful of everyone there”

Fuck-You-Culture is trying to replace mosh pits with ‘safe zones.’


Captain Ed’s

Inside America’s oldest operating Head Shop.


The Art of Obstruction

Flying Pigs on Parade by Jeffrey Roberts.



Alan Watts explains.


Rest In Pepe

Matt Furie laid his misappropriated character to rest this past Saturday in Fantagraphics’ World’s Greatest Cartoonists issue for Free Comic Book day.


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Cornell ’77

On May 8th, Grateful Dead tunes will chime from the clock tower at Cornell University, as the school proclaims it ‘Grateful Dead Day’ in celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the band’s most famed shows.


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White Sex

Penned Out tee by Richardson


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Ice Melt Shippers

As whatever is not climate change thaws the frozen arctic, new shipping routes for corporate cargo are opening up over the top of the earth.


Sound Advice 229: Bernadette’s

We are pleased to present our 229th installment of Sound Advice, featuring music selections by Bernadette’s. Located in downtown Los Angeles (361 S. Broadway), Bernadette’s is a cozy craft beer destination that bills itself as “The DumBEST Bar In LA.” The official grand opening is this Sunday (5/7), so stop by for a beverage, but beforehand, listen to some of tunes selected from their vinyl, below.


Sound Advice 229
01. Peace Treaty by Jackie Mittoo
02. My Jamaican Guy by Grace Jones
03. New Sensation by Inxs
04. Baby’s On Fire by Brian Eno
05. St. Vitus’ Dance by Black Sabbath
06. Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
07. Age Of Consent by New Order
08. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five by Paul McCartney and Wings
09. Mind by Talking Heads
10. Raw Ramp by T. Rex
11. A Life Of Illusion by Joe Walsh
12. Steppin’ Out by Electric Light Orchestra
13. Isn’t It Midnight by Fleetwood Mac


“In honor of taking flights to new heights”

The story of ESPO on a hot summer night in 1985 in West Philadelphia.


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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


Why Don’t People Return Their Shopping Carts?

The strangest entry in Jonathan Demme’s catalog

Is this the most influential love song in modern music?

Elevator Etiquette

People In Cars

When a ‘Remix’ Is Plain Ole Plagiarism

The Rise of the Short Song

How to be a genius

The Power of Photography

To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation


— Chris Black / @donetodeath