Bean Bags, They’re Good For the Art


Fruit Salad, Katherine Bernhardt’s exclusive bean bag chair collaboration with Exhibition A.

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Creators No Longer Creating


Notable departures from earth in 2015


Lemmy Kilmister, lead singer of Motörhead

Ellsworth Kelly, abstract artist

B. B. King, the King of Blues

Yogi Berra, Yankee catcher

Jackie Collins, Best-Selling bedroom Novelist

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub

Chris Burden, conceptualist artist

John Fairchild, legendary publisher and editor

Anita Ekberg, Ultimate Babe of Yore

Rowdy Roddy Piper, WWF Legend

Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilot

Daevid Allen, Avant-garde musician and founder of Gong

Peter Dougherty, creator of Yo! MTV Raps

Burt Shavitz, the hermit co-founder and face of Burt’s Bees

Christian Audigier, luxury trucking hat pioneer and fashion designer

Elio Fiorucci, fashion designer and retail visionary

Ingrid Sischy, writer, editor and cultural critic

Wes Craven, King of Slasher Films

Tony Verna, Inventor of instant replay

Sean Price, Bucktown rapper

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady

George Barris, Pioneer of car customization

Patrick Fallon, Advertising visionary

Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Motörhead Drummer

Darryl Dawkins aka “Chocolate Thunder”, NBA backboard breaker

Moses Malone, 76ers’ ‘Chairman of the Boards’

Dean Smith, UNC basketball coach

Taylor Negron, comedian and actor

Stephen Pizzurro aka “The Pizz”, Lord of Lowbrow Art

Allen Toussaint, New Orleans musician

Noah Davis, L.A. Painter and Installation Artist

Skip Yowell, Co-Founder of JanSport 

Sasha Petraske, Cocktail Club Impresario

Joshua Ozersky, Meat Loving Food Writer

Don Featherstone, Inventor of the Pink (plastic) Flamingo

Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock

Wyatt Neumann, fearless photographer and creative director

Sonny Madrid, founder of Lowrider magazine

Carol Doda, Pioneer of Topless Entertainment

Blaze Starr, voluptuous stripper and Queen of Burlesque

Hermann Zapf, typeface designer behind Optima and Palatino

Verne Gagne, a “matinee wrestling idol”

Albert Maysles, Pioneering Documentarian

Jerry Dior, designer of Major League Baseball’s Logo

Ben E. King, Singer of ‘Stand by Me’

Shigeru Mizuki, Influential Japanese Cartoonist

Dave Sweet, creator of the foam-core surfboard

Minnie Minoso, the MLB’s first black player out of Latin America

Jerry Tarkanian, famed coach of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

Michael Gross, designer of the ‘Ghostbusters’ Logo

Vincent Marotta Sr., Creator of Mr. Coffee

Irving Harper, Creator of the Marshmallow Sofa

Jean Nidetch, Co-Founder of Weight Watchers

Stuart Scott, ESPN

David Carr, New York Times

Michael Graves, Architect and postmodernist designer

Morris Wilkins, designer of the heart-shaped bathtub and champagne flute tub

Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma

Long Hair Don’t Care

Stoner Sloth

Linked Out (Special Christmas Day Edition)


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


The Art of Turning Around an Airplane

In Conversation With Brian Eno

We Now Live in a Post-Hoax World

Must I Pretend to Like My Artist Friend’s Work?

The Death of an Elegant, Elitist French Pimp

Our culture loves music. Too bad our economy doesn’t value it

The rise and fall of the Jewish deli

KDOC-TV Los Angeles’s Request Video with Gia DeSantis was the precursor to MTV’s Total Request Live

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception

Help, I’m Addicted to Frequent-Flier Miles

You Should Watch The Way You Punctuate Your Text Messages

My Misspent Youth (1999)

Why Do Doctors Still Carry Pagers?

Tales from Open Kitchens

The Life Cycle Of A Pop Song

The Man Who Blurbed Too Much?

A President Should Be Able to Hold It

Would a Potato Chip Lover Tire of Eating Only Chips?

Watch Patti Smith give a motivational speech on Japanese TV (1978)

What Does the First Movie Action Hero Say About the Heroes of Today?

Art Addict: The Insatiable Appetite of Peggy Guggenheim

The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love

Our Misplaced Nostalgia for Cassette Tapes


— Chris Black / @donetodeath

It’s an LCD Christmas


LCD Soundsystem’s depressing new song of sorts, “Christmas Will Break Your Heart,” which James Murphy had been singing to himself for the past 8 years.

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Cushioned Pedals


The Concepts x New Balance 998 “Grand Tourer.”

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The Graphic Aspect of Skateboarding


Sean Cliver talks “Sex and Skateboard Art” with Jenkem.

Full Speed Ahead


Nathaniel Russell’s 2016 calendar

Chasing the First High of the Day

Chandler Bailey is…


Wednesday’s Muse

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According to new data, 24 million Americans each enjoy on average close to 74 drinks per week.

Labcabincalifornia, the 20th Anniversary Mixtape by DJ Spinna


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