”After picking up a camera at the age of 15, Jamel Shabazz has been unknowingly become the first “visual documentarian” of hip hop. For over 30 years he’s captured the world around him. Every frame of that world is a time portal that sparks emotion stemming from the scenes they represent. And if there is ever a glimpse into the foundations of street wear and its surrounding culture, it can be found in the pages of his first book.
“Back In The Days” is real deal documentation as it pertains to the origins of hip hop, not to mention hip hop fashion. No 2oK a day models. No makeup artists. No food trucks. The models in the book don’t need runways because they lived the life of style. Jamel Shabazz was there to capture it all.”
Purchase here: http://www.jamelshabazz.com/monographs.html
I made a thing! Queer Sailor Moon Fanfiction Saved My Life is a personal zine about how online fan communities helped me stay alive through some bad preteen times. I look back on, and quote at length from, the Sailor Moon and Spice Girls fanfiction I read as a kid and talk about what it meant to me. I’m not really sure if this zine is funny or sad, so it’s probably both. Content warnings for trauma, suicide, abuse, & body image stuff.
You can buy it on Etsy, if you wanna! Or if you know me in life I will give you a copy next time I see you.
Just got this zine in the mail, Queer Sailor Moon Fanfiction Saved My Life, by zine-reviews. As soon as I saw the title page on Tumblr, I just had to get it. It’s available through this here Etsy page.
Thanks, Lily, for putting this out. I look forward to reading through it.
Have I mentioned before how much I love getting little stickers and notes in the mail?
Tonight's once-in-a-lifetime ROBOT JOX event keeps getting better: director Stuart Gordon, co-stars Paul Koslo & Anne Marie Johnson plus SFX expert Paul Gentry are now scheduled to appear IN PERSON!
August 9. Details: http://tinyurl.com/ocdbxqk
Man, I forgot all about this! I am so bummed right now.
Norwegian artist Markus Moestue transformed three humble bicycles into this ferociously awesome Dinocycle. The dinosaur’s body, which is modeled after a Coelophysis, was carved out of polystyrene and coated in fiberglass. After completing his creation, Moestue took his creature for a ride around southern Norway.
According to VG News the raptor bicycle is now up for sale. The bids immediately began rolling in, however Moestue isn’t really concerned with how much money people are wiling to offer. He’s much more interested in finding someone who wants to do something particularly interesting with this wonderfully unusual bike.
by Mike Romeo
Liz Prince’s comics are exactly the type of comics I want to see more of in the world. Her work lies somewhere between the self-reflection of Jeffery Brown and the raucous energy of James Kochalka, examining herself and her surroundings through the lens of a humorist. Her comics are easily digestible while simultaneously impactful and thought provoking, which gives her work an accessibility a lot of other cartoonists can lack.
When not focusing on punk rock or cats Prince’s comics can lean towards cynicism, but she uses humor to keep from ever becoming bleak. Even when she’s her own punchline, the laughs are never meant to be mean spirited or overly self-depricating. Instead, there’s a type of tongue-in-cheek feeling that comes from the cartoonist’s knowing that her reader can relate on some level to the situation. We laugh with her because we’ve all been there. Prince is incredibly honest about her relationships and inner-most feelings, inviting readers to join her in examining some of life’s pitfalls.
Dress like Janine and whisper “Ghostbustahs” in my ear.
[x] Gates McFadden on the role of women in Star Trek (1993)
A woman who was shot during the protests in Ferguson said police have still not contacted her
It has been a month since Mya Aaten-White was shot during a protest in Ferguson. It took her three 911 calls to get an ambulance, and they arrived with a police escort who showed up with guns drawn, making demands of the people who had rescued and tended to her before letting anyone get close to her. The hospital reports that cops showed up to retrieve the bullet that they removed from her head.
Mya Aaten-White awoke to news reports that she had been the victim of a drive-by shooting performed by 5-6 black people. She denies this report vehemently, saying it was 5-6 black people who saved her life and that there was no drive-by. Furthermore, neither she nor her lawyer were able to find out where the bullet that had been removed from her head had gone.
The police have not interviewed her. A month after her shooting, and with a lawyer trying to help the process along, the police still have not interviewed her.