Little Baby Jesus In Velvet Underpants

Little Baby Jesus In Velvet Underpants

Rivesaltes Grenat wines–blood ruby red–are aged for a minimum of nine months, like a fresh little baby jesus. Paired with Fourme d’Ambert it resembles as we say here in France le petit Jesus en culotte de velours. Fourme d’Ambert is one old cheese, so revered and venerated (with a lovely stinky French Cheese bouquet) even […]

The Real Return of The Rentals

The-Rentals by Brantley Gutierrez

In Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 dystopian sci-fi riddle of a film, Alphaville, Lemmy Caution is a detective set out to stop a mad scientist. Machines, or rather A Machine–Alpha 60–has collectivized all individuality and trampled out emotion, romance, dreams and love. The poetry of the world is gone. The commodotization of the soul is eminent. Will […]

Alvvays Ride The Perfect Summer Pop Song Wave

Alvvays Band Shot

“You should be an American!” is never a good way to start off a conversation. But that’s how the imaginary interview goes in my head. Me, perusing the map of Nova Scotia, wondering why my American history course was so inadequate, thinking, Why isn’t that a part of Maine? and People actually live there who […]



Meow, Meow! CätCät, the young Parisian producer and DJ is pulling out his claws with his first EP, which is sure to kick off a very hot summer. Infatuated with electronic sound and inspired by the Californian rock of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, CätCät creates a unique fusion: nasty Deep House combined with big […]

The Wildest Dream A Beautiful Documentary Of Death On Everest

The Wildest Dream - Death Zone Film Still

The central question to The Wildest Dream (Anthony Geffen, 2010), the story of Conrad Anker going back to Everest 8 years after discovering George Mallory’s body in 1999, to revisit the 1924 expedition undertaken by Mallory and his climbing partner Sandy Irvine: was George Mallory the first to summit Mt. Everest? Anker is a compelling […]

Street Photography Examined

Daily Life Hums Along in Tokyo

“What happens when you interrogate yourself? What happens when you begin to call into question the tacit assumptions and unarticulated presuppositions and begin then to become a different kind of person?” –Dr. Cornell West I have long tried to get at the underlying philosophy of Street Photography. What is it exactly that makes a normal […]

American Football Deluxe Edition

American Football circa 1997

American Football American Football Deluxe Edition Polyvinyl Records Release: 20 May 2014 In the 15 years since its release, American Football’s self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the Polyvinyl catalog. Though the trio — Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes — only […]

Now Tsukiji, Now You Don’t


Photographs by Bahag de Guzman Words by Erin Emocling “Now Tsukiji, Now You Don’t” is an accidental photo-series that explores a closed-for-the-day Tsukiji Fish Market: a visually saturnine preview of its scheduled relocation in preparation for the Olympics in Tokyo on 2020. You’re standing in the middle of this alleyway, living in the present, and […]

Ten Cities – Where the Literary Meets the Beat – Goethe Institut

TC - Johannesburg - Concert - Dokta Spizee - ╕ Masimba Sasa

TEN CITIES, brought to you by the Goethe-Institut, is a journey of musicians and writers. It is musical research project that brings together 50 DJs, producers and musicians from the ten cities (BERLIN BRISTOL CAIRO JOHANNESBURG KYIV LAGOS LISBON LUANDA NAIROBI NAPLES…& EVENTUALLY WORLDWIDE), enabling them to cooperate and produce music together. Guided by ten […]