National Geographic writer Scott Wallace’s new book is a first-person account of his expedition into the depths of the Amazon rain forest on the hunt for the last of the un-contacted native tribes. No, he wasn’t going to warn the “fleicheros” about the construction of a new Super Wal-Mart on their sacred lands, but close. Read it and find out.
International terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal was one of the 20th century’s most-wanted fugitives. He was a vicious activist thru the 70s & 80s, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. This Criterion Collection version is the uncut five-and-a-half hour saga of the real-life global gangster.
British artist/activist Banksy is still cool. Unlike other fame-hungry and corpo-friendly street artists, Banksy continues to produce art that matters and remains anonymous. In fact Banksy is so cool, he has nothing to do with this book. It’s a collection of other people’s stories about the legendary figure. Believe what you want.
If you spend your entire workday watching the clock and trying to telepathically urge it toward five p.m., this wall-mounted jumbo flip clock is going to make you even crazier. It’s big, bold numbers flip mechanically reminding you of every passing minute, even though it feels like time is standing still.
You know a bike design is solid when it lasts for 40 years. 2012 marks the 40th and final year of production for the iconic Moto Guzzi California. This commemorative 1100-cc model features OG California orange & Diamante white paint and a logo using one of Guzzi’s 1930’s fonts. Collectible? Yes.
Traditional burials inevitably lead to zombification. If you don’t want to risk returning as an undead walking corpse maybe you should have your cremated ashes packed into ammo and shot out of a gun. Seriously, the maniacs at Holy Smoke will load you up and send the bullets back to your family for safe shooting.
Technically you don’t need to store bottles of table wine on their side. Flat storage is for aging. But regardless, this wine rack made from a discarded bulldozer sprocket will add a bit of industrial edge to your home décor.
Lost minds are sometimes never found again. In the old America, the insane were sent away to state mental hospitals. Photographer Christopher Payne has collected hundreds of haunting images of these abandoned facilities in his stunning book, focusing on the rich architecture and inherent creepiness of more than 70 crumbling American asylums.
Shatner knows no shame but you have to admit the bloated old Captain Kirk can be pretty funny. This new concept album that features his terrible singing on top of classic rock remakes by some well-known musicians like Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Johnny Winter is a total joke. And weirdly, it’s a somewhat humorous one.