Banksy in Brooklyn

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In case you didn't know, Banksy is loose on the streets of New York this October. This little mural popped up in Brooklyn on Kings St. and Vant Brunt as part of the guerilla artist's "Better Out Than In" project. The heart-shaped balloon stencil is a follow-up to his iconic "Girl With Balloon" work. Also, be sure to check out StreetArtNews' 57 second YouTube analysis of this work in the video below. It's fucking brilliant. via SAN

Comic Cover Corner | Luke Cage - Power Man

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"Luke Cage - Power Man" #17 (February 1974) | art by Gil Kane & Billy Graham Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Famer as well as Harvey Award Jack Kirby Hall of Famer Gil Kane, best known as co-creator of Green Lantern produced the cover art for the 17th edition of Marvel's "Luke Cage" comic book back in '74. This one piece of art tells you everything you need to know about Luke Cage "Power Man." We're still waiting on a movie already.

Essential Viewing | NY 77 (The Coolest Year In Hell)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHXAYddPLsM

How Kubrick's opening to The Shining became Scott's end to Blade Runner

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“The fact is, if you are ahead of your time, that’s as bad as being behind the times, nearly,” explains Ridley Scott. “You’ve still got the same problem. I’m all about trying to fix the problem.” Scott and his team decided they could fix one “problem” in particular: The original ending of Blade Runner's ambiguous ending. Here entereth the problem solver: Stanley Kubrick. Here's a look at Kubrick's opening to the greatest horror film ever produced. The alternate alternate-end scene to Blade Runner. Thank Odin this cut wasn't used. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8t9_081E9Y&feature=youtu.be Ironically, the superior ending to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is...

Fresh & Klean | "So High" by Ghost Loft

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A Portrait of a Punk | Dee Dee Ramone

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Legs McNeil, friend of the late Dee Dee Ramone and Ramones-band insider, recently published a retrospective of his famous 1989 sit-down interview with Dee Dee (aka Douglas G. Colvin) not long after he had left the band earlier that same year. As Legs recalls "He called me and said he wanted to spill the beans. Since we’d been friends since 1976, I was happy to turn on the tape recorder and let him go—which he did for about ten hours." In introducing his article Legs also describes Dee Dee as: "the archetypical fuck-up whose life was a living disaster. He...

Mass Destruction Monday | The infamous Jimi Hendrix "LuLu Show" appearance

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Here is a look at the full and unedited January 4, 1969 Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell (aka the Jimi Hendrix Experience band) infamous live appearance on the UK's live "LuLu Show." The band begins with "Voodoo Child" and was scheduled to play "Hey Joe" thereafter, and nothing else. But in vintage Jimi form Hendrix decided to play by his own rules. He stops in the middle of the song and begins to play Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" in honor of the Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce break up. As a result Jimi and the...

Mike Tyson's Best Knock Outs

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Banksy's "The Sirens of the Lambs" Creeps Out New York

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Be on the lookout. Squeaky puppets and stuffed animals stuffed inside a slaughterhouse delivery truck will be creeping around New York’s meatpacking district (and eventually around the rest of New York over the next two weeks. Here's a look what you can expect to see if you're "fortunate" enough to encounter Banky's latest iteration of modern art.

From the Basement | Ragdoll Slaughterhouse

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwxpGbdDIXg From Ragdoll's segment from the Pig Wood video 'Slaughterhouse'

Vintage Gente Menuda Cover Art

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A look at some cover art for the 1930s Spanish publication Gente Menuda. Gente Menuda first appeared in 1904 as a children's supplement of Blanco y Negro. Its heyday and real popularity occurred from 1932 up until the Spanish Civil War. Some of the artists involved were Salvador Bartolozzi, Piti Bartolozzi, Masberger, Ramírez, Tauler, Tono, Viera Sparza, K-Hito, Barbero, Alonso, A.T.C., Hidalgo de Caviedes, Climent, Serny, Mihura, and Hortelano. Curator Felipe Hernández Cava is also one of Spain's best comic strip writers, starting out in the El Cubri collective. via 50W

Weekend Retrospective | The Stunt That Got Elvis Costello Banned From "SNL"

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A new season of "SNL" is set to begin tonight. Season 39 to be exact. In commemoration of this fact, the Daily Guru's Michael Springer came out with a story detailing one of the defining moments in Elvis Costello’s career as well as a notorious incident in one of the first five legendary seasons of "Saturday Night Live." It happened the night of December 17, 1977. Originally slated to appear were The Sex Pistols. When they had to cancel (visa issues), Lorne Michaels tapped a 23-year-old Elvis Costello an his band, The Attraction, to appear instead. Costello's debut album, My...