In his quest to share cool things, our blogger Jeremy Freed has found a Tumblr devoted to iconic images of stylish people, past and present.
I watched the new Ryan Gosling movie Drive recently, and while I found the film’s spaghetti western-inspired dialogue and plot left something to be desired, the aesthetic of the film was perfect. From the hot pink 1980s-style opening credits, to the perfectly noir neon-lit cityscape, to the moody, understated soundtrack, there was plenty to appreciate. [...]
While the name Lee “Scratch” Perry will no doubt be familiar to reggae fans (as well as more devout followers of The Clash and The Beastie Boys), his influence on modern music, and reggae in particular, is underestimated. A new documentary called The Upsetter plans to change that, spreading the gospel of Perry, one of [...]
Find out who our blogger Jeremy Freed thinks gets it right in recreating vintage aesthetics in music.
Fall is absolutely my favorite season. Even though it marks the end of the summer (which is short up here in Canada) and the beginning of winter (which is long, cold and dark, for the same reason), I always look forward to crisp autumn days, the turning of the leaves and, most of all, fall [...]
Scripted TV vs. real life? Our modern culture blogger is looking forward to comparing notes on his newfound obsession, Boardwalk Empire, with Ken Burns’ new epic documentary on prohibition.
Has anyone ever told you that bananas are going extinct? I’ve heard this factoid from a few different people over the years, and, while I never troubled myself to look into the matter independently, it has always fascinated me. Well it turns out it’s both true and false: the bananas we eat in most places [...]
Despite the fact that they’re expensive, heavy and utterly impractical, I have a thing for art books (or coffee table books, as they’re often called) and have a fairly good — and rapidly growing collection of them. I’m not looking forward to moving with them, but I’ll deal with that when I have to (and [...]
Care about music and wonder where the industry is in 2011 and where it’s going? Check out our blogger Jeremy Freed’s post on how to get some cool facts.
I was looking over my posts recently, and I realized I post a lot of videos. Specifically, a lot of music videos. There are a couple of reasons for this. Primarily, if I’m talking about a TV show, film or musical act, there’s really no better way to show them at their best. Almost as [...]