Chinese photographer Chen Jiagang makes large, beautiful images of the vacant factories and and scarred landscapes of what is the equivalent to China’s Rust Belt. If you want to see more of these photos or read about the Third Front, where these photos were taken in the Southwestern provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan, you should download the entire 79 page book Forbidden City (8MB .pdf) for free.
Archive for June, 2008
No really, take the freeway. A group of L.A. cyclist ne’er-do-wells calling themselves the Crimanimalz recently went for a ride on the traffic-choked freeways of Los Angeles. Specifically, about 30 cyclists took the 10 freeway to the 405 and got off at Santa Monica Blvd., weaving through traffic and passing all the cars before getting busted by the CHP. Take a look at the group’s previous ride a few weeks earlier. If you’d like to join them try reading more about the Freeway Traffic Jam Ride or going to crimanimalz.com.
The world’s silliiest sport might be Cycle Ball, or Rad Ball as it’s called where this goofy-assed sport is most popular.
Although it’s not officially out for a few weeks yet, Sigur Rós is streaming the entire new album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, for your listening pleasure.
An unintended consequence of sheathing the new Renzo Piano-designed New York Times building in a ceramic-rod lattice is that crazy people can climb the building like a ladder. And it was climbed by two different crazy people just yesterday. It took the first climber 40 minutes to reach the top of the 52-story tower. See photos and video of the climbs.