Looking Forward

Some of our favorite calendars for 2017.

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Here’s to the Holidays

The science behind being drunk and high at the same time.

Polar Bear Hugs

Melting chances for the great white beast of the North.


photo by Josh Haner

Sound Advice 227: Ben Rayner


We are pleased to present (after an extremely long hiatus) our 227th installment of Sound Advice, featuring music selections by Ben Rayner. Ben is a British photographer based in New York, who has a great new book out called “Half Day” that features a large collection of his photos. Definitely worth space on the shelf.
Sound Advice 227
01. Flood of Red by And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
02. Jesus Christ by Brand New
03. No Bones by Dinosaur JR
04. Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia by Mogwai
05. Nickel Wound by Texas Is The Reason
06. But The Regrets Are Killing Me by American Football
07. Everybody Ruins by Q And Not U
08. Depletion by No Age
09. Might by Archers Of Loaf
10. The Getaway by Pretty Girls Make Graves
11. (When You Wake) You’re Still in a Dream by My Bloody Valentine
12. How Long Have You Known by DIIV
13. Shame by PJ Harvey


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Thinking Fastball Seeing Curve

A new edition + music by Raymond Pettibon.

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


Inside the World of Competitive Laughing

The Man Who Made Adidas Relevant Again

A Finder’s Guide To Facts

In Search of a Coquito Like Abuela Used to Make

Future tension

Schadenfreude with Bite

The Paradox of Life Affirming Death Traps

Forgotten Scandals Of Early Hollywood

The Late Alan Thicke Hosts a Twin Peaks Behind-the-Scenes Special (1990)


— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Dan Peterka in H-Street’s Next Generation, 1992

Stonehenge in the Jungle

Seems that early Amazonian culture was not as nomadic as previously thought.

The 2016 Gift Guide


Can’t-miss presents for the Holiday season.


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Agency Standard

Vault by Vans Horween Old Skool Cup LX.

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Most Advanced Yet Acceptable

Raymond Loewy, modern culture’s grand architect.

Worldwide Airwaves


Radio Garden tunes in to radio stations around the globe.


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