The shockwaves of the meteor(www) that hit the music industry and is/has killed off the dinosaurs has spread further toward the printed publications. Rolling Stone Magazine is now completely free. Print media publications are doing all they can in order to stay afloat. Rolling Stone announced readers will now have full access to digital copies of the magazine online, for free. “As you may have noticed, the enormous third installment of our fortieth anniversary issues is now on newsstands,” Rolling Stone said. “But you
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Some are creative, some are sweet and some are sad. Enjoy!
Have you heard about this? I hadn’t. And whether I am better off now or not, is up for debate. More than anything else, I am glad that I do not have to watch television during the day. Seriously, does a news channel really have to cover a story like Are Christians Skipping Out On Church Attendance?
Oh yeah, and quotes like this in response,
“MY CONGREGATION HAS BEEN FEWER AND FEWER EACH YEAR. ITS UPSETTING AND I BLAME ALL THE PERVERSE THINGS LIKE TV AND MOVIES AND MUSIC. IT IS UPSETTING, YOU CAN SEE SATAN IN THE MUSIC TELEVISION TELLING KIDS TO STAY HOME AND SMOKE DOPE INSTEAD OF GOING TO CHURCH.”
Thanks PASTERJEFF, keep the caps locked.
And, Thanks a lot GodTube.
UPnext, discover your city in 3D! Its pretty cool and one of my favorite features is the ability to click on the buildings and see who’s in them! The bright glowing spots are events, restaurants and bars. It is a cool site but the big thing it needs is speed, the load is a bit slow. Like all new technologies it will be that way at first. And so we wait.
Have you ever found a website that exudes calm? I did, it is called Book By Its Cover and is compiled by Julia Rothman. The design is soothing and books and zines reviewed are right up my alley. Take for example Labs With Abs (above), by Andrew Jeffrey Wright. Enjoy
Here’s your girlfriends new favorite pastime. Polyvore, the site that lets you style yourself by building up fantasy outfits.
Choose from designer and high street pieces, create a look, tag it, save it and share it. You can buy through the site, and sign up using the registration process or your Facebook account. There are guide videos in the unlikely event of needing a helping hand, but since this is really just Paper Dolls for Grown Ups, Via shiny shiny. Watch the video to see what its about.
Do you own a 12″ of “Blue Monday” by New Order? (Must be the 1983 version and a 1983 pressing) Do you want to be part of this ongoing artwork? Spencer Graham realized the obsession for this release and Peter Saville’s iconic packaging. Click over to bluemondayownersclub.com, for look at who’s who in the world of blue monday.
I am glad I found out about Shriiimp, it combines two of my favorite things, graffiti and women. I spent about an hour on this site when I first discovered it, I recommend you do the same.
Chuck Close has an opening tomorrow night, Family and Others, at London’s prestigious White Cube. His 7′ x 9′ portrait study of Bill Clinton will be unveiled to the public as well. Men’s Vogue sat down with the artist prior to this great event. My favorite quote by Close, “But I never wanted to work for a living, and if it’s a commission, it’s like I’m working for somebody else and it’s not my painting. I just never like to feel that way.”
Paper Monster is a new print shop based in Brooklyn that has opened on the internet. The set-up is similar to POW (in more ways than one), as each addition has both signed and un-signed prints. Have a gander at the Swoon and Judith Supine prints. So nice
Amazon announced the public beta of a new service called Amazon MP3, a music download store that sells MP3 music downloads that do not include any Digital Rights Management (DRM). The MP3 formatted files are compatible with a wide range of music players, including the Apple iTunes, iPod and iPhone. Songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, and albums from $5.99 to $9.99. All MP3s are encoded in 256kbps format and are now available at Amazon. Notice they needed to make sure the user knows it will work on its ipod, since that seems to be the only relevant digital music player to sell for.
In an effort to expand the abilities of online search, Amvona has launched what they call a “revolutionary” new media search engine known as Discovery, as part of the Amvona 720 social shopping and social networking community.
This new search engine, which is in beta status, is built on a patented and proprietary search algorithm, which allows users to have detailed control over results. Is it enough to stand out from the pack?
With Discovery, users are provided with 12 variables (8 for unregistered users) to fine-tune search results for either photos or video. These variables are presented as sliders, and users can boost or lower the influence of variables including popularity, views, category, freshness, comments, member location, and 6 others. This is intended to give each individual user complete control over their own results. For more info on Amvona read on.
Graffiti.org which is better known as Art Crimes, was the first graffiti site on the internet. Founded in 1994 by Susan Farrell, the site is an incredible source of information for graffiti around the world. Artzmania is a super e-zine that “is widely recognized as one of the most successful free e-zine in the web.” Based out of Malaysia, and founded in January of 2007 the slick-designed e-zine is on it’s fifth issue. In an interesting collaboration Artzmania, has dedicated an entire .pdf issue to Art Crimes. Clocking in at 165 pages, it is a nice slideshow.
Download it here
Why I had never come across this site is beyond me. Lifehacker, which is part of the Gawker Media empire, is a site that makes you move, function a little better, and maybe even better your life a little bit. As an introduction to the site (unless you already knew about it), I am linking to a story teaching you how to “Remote Control Your Computer with Your iPhone.” Enjoy.
Do you have a million dollar idea? Do you have 5000 pubic hairs? It’s a win-win situation, at least for milliondollarpubes.com. A website/girl/dirty perv, wants you to fund her laser removal. $200 dollars will get you a 10×10 pixel ad on a photo of the sellers crotch! (above) The question to ask is, does she need it? She looks pretty clean from here.