Smart, funny, fearless. Spy Magazine was ahead of its time. Quick to pounce on celebrity scandal and dripping with sardonic humor, the 80s/90s-era mag died an untimely death. But thanks to the magic of the internet, Google Books has now put the entire back catalog online. Donald Trump, Schwarzenegger, Madonna, Bill & Hillary—they all got put through the ringer. Click through an issue and ask yourself why this kind of jacked journalism isn’t happening now.
The old Beastie Boys. Talk about a blast from the past. These whitebread, hip-hop pioneers haven’t dropped a new record since 2007, so you know they’re gonna funk shit up on their new 16-song release Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. The boys have always been unpredictable; what kind of weirdness did they whip up with featured guest artists like Nas and Santigold? Guess we’ll have to wait until May 3rd to find out.
With age comes wisdom and brutal hangovers. Unfortunately, the former does not preclude the latter. And, when you get one of those man-sized whoppers: the 500-pound skull, blurry vision, please-kill-me hangovers – you need relief. Some Mercy. Renowned celebrity bartender and mixologist, Alex Ott, is a master of homeopathic drinks and their various effects. He formulated the natural ingredients in Mercy – things like chamomile, milk thistle & B vitamins to help you feel better. You hope. Photo courtesy Michael Falco for The New York Times
While you’re cruising this web site, some sleazy cyber-criminal could be hacking into your bank account and decrypting your lame passwords for a major rip-off scam. It happens every single day. Wired Magazine Senior Editor, Kevin Poulsen’s new book sheds some light on the billion-dollar business of online crime. It also follows the criminal investigation of Max Butler, a larger-than-life hacker, who stole access to 1.8 million credit cards. Feeling vulnerable? Well, you are.
Another true and horrifying tale, Chopper is the shocking story of an Australian murderer, psycho and national hero, Mark “Chopper” Read. The petty criminal takes his quest for prison infamy to depraved and violent lows that in some unbelievable way are a bit humorous. Telling you that in one scene he cuts his own ears off with a razorblade won’t spoil it. That’s actually one of the flick’s milder moments.
Even if you don’t read Japanese, you get the idea. This is a T-Shirt design from Joshua Smith for The Salvation Army. 100% of proceeds go directly to Japanese tsunami relief efforts. What else is there to say? Hurry up & place your order.
Yard work gathers mountains of leaves and mower clippings that you really ought to be composting. Make it easy on yourself (and your helpers) with Dsolv compostable yard waste bags. Fill these 45-gallon mesh bags with yard waste and throw ‘em on the compost heap. Made of a vegetable-based polymer, the bags will break down quickly on their own.
An impressive list of innovative contemporary artists jumped at the chance to work on this retro 3D art book with renowned designer/artist, Tristan Eaton. Over 100 pieces from artists as various as Shepard Fairey, Eric White, Tokidoki, Ron English, Claw Money and others are rendered in classic 3D style. The book includes a pair of blue & red glasses and features a historical account on the history of this 50s-era form by cultural critic, Carlo McCormick.
This handmade leather cinch was originally designed to hold a hipster’s fixie-polo mallets. But that went out of style in about a week, so the Portland-based designers found a new use. The simple, adjustable leather cinch secures a 6-pack perfectly to your bike’s top tube for a safer ride back from the liquor store. It’ll hold a lot of other stuff too, but what’s more important than beer?