By Michael Field “All I really need to know… I learned in kindergarten.” – Robert Fulghum What happened to us? What happened to the men standing at a dinner table when a lady stood up or sat down? What happened to giving up your seat on the subway for someone much more in need of… Continue reading O Manners, Where Art Thou?
It’s no secret to anyone who reads our blog that we’re all sort of “food people.” I’m not about to call us “foodies,” seeing as we’re all pretty metal and I don’t want to get punched in the face any time soon, but we all enjoy checking out new local restaurants and cooking – both… Continue reading Shouldn’t Commercials for Food be Appetizing?
Originally posted to Shoutmouth Music Community in 2006. Pixie: Congratulations on debuting at #12 on the Billboard charts [with new album Venus Doom]. Ville: Thank you… Pixie: Were you expecting that kind of success to happen? Ville: Well… no. Obviously, we were hoping to get higher on the charts than with Dark Light, but you… Continue reading On Fame, Sex Shops, and Venus Doom: An Interview with Ville Valo of HIM
by Stefanie Botelho Originally published in FOLIO: “If you’re going to have a magazine in 2012, there better be a point to it,” says Mike Albanese, publisher of SPIN. In what may seem like an obvious statement, Albanese manages to summarize the movement of the entire magazine industry. Print is often no longer substantial enough… Continue reading On the Revival of a Suffering Genre: The Music Magazine
Way back in another life, I worked at a children’s publishing house in New York City. One of the perks was people who worked at other publishing houses would trade review copies of books with us, and people would put the ones they didn’t want in boxes around the building. The books inside were free… Continue reading Not Your Mainstream Novels: The Anomalies and Torture the Artist by Joey Goebel
By Nora Lewis Allen Photography by Louise te Poele Originally published in The Mercurial, 1/4/12 Rarely do art, music, culture and collaboration come together as flawlessly as they do in Audiowear, the latest project from Elasticbrand, a multi-dimensional design studio founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2006. Audiowear, a collection of aerophone and idiophone… Continue reading Jewelry and Hip Hop Meet Their Maker in Audiowear
By Michael Field Let’s get this out of the way. Kids cost money. They eat up your time. They get sick. They cost money. They demand your attention. Anything you own, they immediately think is theirs. They cost money. They develop personalities that you despise. They tell you they hate you. Did I mention… Continue reading The Selfish Decisions