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Liverpool Celebrates Its Musical Heritage With Lennon Festival

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  Almost every major city in the world has its own musical heritage worth investigating. As you can see from our “Music + Travel Worldwide: Touring the Globe Through Sounds and Scenes”, Moscow has its underground clubs, rife with punk acts influenced by over a century of chanson protest music, Los Angeles has its own Californiacated version of country and ... Read More »

T-Shirt Hunting at SXSW, Quentin’s Clapper, and Hogwarts Destroyed

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  Visitors seem to be handing the naked bodies and other attendant weirdness of Mariana Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective quite well, thank you. (NYT)   British Airways cabin crews staged a walkout this Sunday to protest pay and working conditions, causing havoc at Gatwick and Heathrow. Workers plan to strike again Saturday the 27th. Plan accordingly. (USA Today)   Forget band ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

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  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Suicidal Statues, Coco Does Bonnaroo, and 44-Cent Abstract Expressionists

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  Don’t jump, Mr. Statue! You have so much to be inanimate for! (Gothamist)   One of the world’s most famous insomniacs, Vincent Van Gogh used to sleep on a pillow covered in camphor, which did terrible things for his health and psyche, but must have made for interesting dreams. (The Week)   Kenneth Anger is still out there making ... Read More »

Tron Hunting, All Points West To Fold, and An Early Draft of Cameron’s Acceptance Speech

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  Well that was quick. After only two successful years of concerts, New Jersey’s All Points West festival may already be done. (Sound of the City)   California’s Mount Diablo will not be renamed after Ronald Reagan, mostly because “Diablo” sounds really, really cool. (Animal)   Chinese artists were beaten during a peaceful march in Bejing protesting their violent eviction ... Read More »

BAM’s Bong Joon-ho Film Festival Brings Korean Nightmares to Brooklyn

  Having been reared on a steady diet of sugar, John Carpenter, and Wes Craven as children, we’ve become a little desensitized to Hollywood’s often stale attempts at horror. Sure, once in a while something wicked pokes its head out of California (did you see “House of The Devil” yet?) but for real screams, we often have to turn our ... Read More »

The Big Curator, Bad Renoir, Mapping Time Travel, and Lucas Returns to Director’s Chair

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  FLAG Art’s “Size DOES Matter” exhibition curated by Shaquille O’Neal (yes, THAT, Shaquille O’Neal) opens at their New York gallery this Friday. (Animal)   Have all the various forms of time travel in movies over the years twisted your little brain into a Gordian knot? This infographic might just help. (Good)   Attention, all you Pacific Northwest hipsters: Vampire ... Read More »

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