Archive for June, 2008

Chen Jiagang

June 18th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

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.

Take the Freeway

June 15th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

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

Cycle Ball

June 12th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

The world’s silliiest sport might be Cycle Ball, or Rad Ball as it’s called where this goofy-assed sport is most popular.

Rory Donaldson

June 12th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

Scottish New Yorker Rory Donaldson is able to create really interesting imagery by digitally stretching the corners of his photos to make something entirely new and transformative. A show of his work just closed at the Winkleman Gallery in NY.

Your Type

June 12th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

Type for you is the best type blog in town.

Sigur Ros

June 12th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

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.

The Tallest Climbing Wall

June 6th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

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.

LACMA Guards Pack Some Serious Heat

June 4th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

For the last month armed guards at LACMA have been standing in front of Damien Hirst’s Away from the Flock which features a formaldehyde-embalmed lamb. They’re reportedly packin’ a 9-millimeter a .38.