GZA and the genius of science.
Inside the Crumbling 5 Pointz by Tessa Stuart
The Queens Graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz Was Never Just About the Painting on the Outside
After doing a brief stint in London to mixed reviews, the musical adaptation of “American Psycho” is coming to New York City in February 2015 for a run Off Broadway.
Because it is you.
Live from the Graffiti Underground by Jamie Maleszka
Decades before street artists like Banksy could ignite an Internet firestorm and fetch millions, three guys with a video camera and a stack of VHS tapes set out to share the gritty story of NYC graffiti.
The Last Titanic Survivor Remembers Hitting the Iceberg
Pot news for those who partake
The chillest man in Spokane is back on the job after being fired for taking the day off to become the first dude to buy legal pot
That paranoia you feel after getting high? It’s real.
One report attempts working out, on weed.
Farmers get to farmin’ because hemp is the future of CBDs
A pot grower with the unfortunate name of “Smoke” is suspected of starting a wildfire
Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class? And by “hipsters” I think they just mean people in Brooklyn.
No, No, Nine-Ettes by James Wolcott
The 90s-nostalgia boomlet that blossomed last year—online, across the cable dial, and in the fashion pages—says as much about the future as it does about the decade of Seinfeld and the Starr Report, of Gingrich and grunge. And it reveals how nostalgia itself has changed.
Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help).
After less than a month of being officially open, “Holler If Ya Hear Me”, the broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is closing.
The Guy Who Survived on Pizza for 25 Years
Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life by Joel H. Richardsoon
After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn’t cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a global cancer advocacy? Did it matter? Does it still? Does it matter that Livestrong, the foundation that kicked him out, now wants him back? Do we care what happens to the great work a man has done, after a great fall?
While it sounds like a pretty cool skateboard trick, this move was actually made by one dedicated father from Virginia who went all the way to an unclaimed arid desert in Northeast Africa to plant a flag, claiming the region as his own “Kingdom of North Sudan.” The reason? He promised his 6 year-old daughter she could be an actual princess. +1, America.
Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things you’re bound to find interesting
The Birth of Bad Taste
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The NY Times takes a look at this baseball pitch on the verge of extinction
Here’s a partial list of slang terms native to the D.C. area, which now has more bammas in it than ever. As noted in the comments the term “Kirkin’” was left out, it’s an amazing phrase which basically means you’re out of your mind and is derived from Captain Kirk’s propensity to flip out on things. You can also “kirk-out” on something.