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Balloon art wizard creates a balloon art version of a Keith Haring classic


  I never thought much about balloon artists before, but this Robert Moy fellow has given me a whole new respect for the pastime.

Watch ‘Angel,’ the 1966 Canadian government-funded art film starring Leonard Cohen


  Before Leonard Cohen became known as a singer-songwriter, he was a trust-fund kid struggling to be a writer and poet.

‘Bight of the Twin’: Update on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Amazing African Adventures!


  As many of you know, all around icon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been spending much time working and filming with Hazel Hill McCarthy III on a truly eye opening project.

Painting by Adolf Hitler expected to fetch over $60,000 at auction


  It’s strange to think that when Adolf Hitler was struggling to eke out a living as an artist in Vienna during 1913 and 1914, he was residing in the city at the same time as Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky and...

The nicest Lou Reed interview you’ll ever see


  So the story goes like this: In the spring of 1978, shortly after he’d released the amazing LP

Sister Mary Corita, nun, teacher and Pop art pioneer


  Corita Kent—known as Sister Mary Corita until her departure from religious servitude in 1968—is one of the great unsung trailblazers of pop art.

‘Beatles Electroniques’: The Beatles warped beyond recognition, 1969


Beatles Electroniques, 1969   The relationship and eventual marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, looked at from a slightly unusual perspective, can be seen as an alliance between the high pop mastery of the Beatles and the playful avant-garde methods of the Fluxus group.

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ melting Nazi face candle


  This is one of those clever ideas that make me want to kick myself for not thinking of it first... Anyway, Firebox is selling a face-melting Major Arnold Toht candle (the sinister SS agent whose face melts off at the end of...

‘Hello Arthur? This is your mother. Do you remember me?’: The comedy genius of Nichols & May


  Something from the Dangerous Minds archives to commemorate the passing of Mike Nichols. This was originally posted on January 31, 2011.

Norma Bates: Woman slept with dead mother for five years


  The emotional trauma caused by the death of a loved one can cause humans to grieve in some tragic and bizarre ways.

New boxed set reveals John Coltrane created ‘terror’ during final tour with Miles Davis, 1960


  In 1955, Miles Davis hired an up-and-coming musician named John Coltrane to play in his group. Over the next couple of years, the team-up produced some incredible music, but the personal relationship between the trumpeter/leader and the saxophonist was never steady.

Punish or be damned: LA punk legends The Screamers live at the Whisky A Go Go, 1979


Gary Panter’s iconic Screamers logo   High-quality recordings of the Screamers, the legendary LA synthpunk band fronted by the late Tomata du Plenty, have always been elusive—the band’s

New Yorkers & Angelenos absolutely losing their sh*t over a bicoastal video hook-up in 1980


  It’s obscene how we take technology for granted. The Internet is the greatest communication tool since the written word, and what do I do with it?

Concept Barbie doesn’t just have realistic proportions—she has scars, acne, freckles & cellulite


Acne   Graphic designer/amateur toymaker Nickolay Lamm plays with Barbies a lot. First he came up with the make-up-free Barbie—worrying that she was “a little bit too hypersexualized,” which is strange, since I see women walking around my neighborhood with a face...

‘Freeze, you dirty dopers’: The ‘Heroin Haikus’ of William Wantling


  If the American poet William Wantling (1933-1974) had not existed, it would have been up...

Check out ‘The Internet Show,’ an hour-long PBS special from the dawn of cyberspace


  A YouTube user named Andy Baio has collected a number of explanatory videos dating from the very dawn of the commercialized World Wide Web (roughly 1995 for our purposes here) and created a killer playlist featuring them.

Short animation describes what drug addiction is like


  Without giving too much away, here’s a short animation by Andreas Hykade that shows in a very simplistic way what drug addiction is sorta like.

David Bowie’s early appearance as Ziggy Stardust, 1972


  RCA records paid $25,000 to fly the “cream” of America’s rock press over to see the label’s up-and-coming star David Bowie perform at the Friars Club, Market Square, Aylesbury, England, in July 1972.

Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir


  Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir is a sweet documentary about an elderly Icelandic musical icon who didn’t even start making music until she was seventy.

‘BobbyQue’: Cooking with Black Panther Bobby Seale


  You may have been born too late for radical chic, but you’re just in time for, uh, radical chicory?


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