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Abdullah Saeed:

Japandroids: Post-Nothing

Posted on August 4, 2009 Under Music

We often have to throw out our expectations when it comes two piece rock bands. From the circular smash noise of Lighting Bolt, to the dance pop vibe of Death From Above 1979, to Hella pre-expansion, there's clearly a lot…

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SriPraPhai: Queens, New York

Posted on July 31, 2009 Under Food

I lived in Bangkok from age zero to thirteen and only realized I took true Thai food for granted after I spent some time in the US. Yes, it's true that there's plenty of Thai folk working their culinary magic…

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Posted on July 30, 2009 Under Music

Nine out of ten music nerds agree, Warp Records is king. Since its inception and initial release in 1989, the label that defined intelligent electronic music has witnessed a wave of advancement in sound production, a rode it all the…

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The Kominas

Posted on July 28, 2009 Under Music

Though they've been described as a militant Islamic punk band, there's a much more satirical quality to the subject matter of The Kominas songs than first meets the ears. Moreover, it's not exactly punk. After an album that musically sounds…

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The Art of Tim Burton

Posted on July 27, 2009 Under Art

Just as the imagery in his films haunts your dreams, the art of Tim Burton manages to get under skin while remaining perfectly still. While many of the pieces carry the Dr. Seuss meets Brothers Quay depictions we would expect…

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Flipside Wallet 2.0

Posted on July 24, 2009 Under Design

At the beginning of the year, we found ourselves with a modern, more secure alternative to the classic wallet. Something that went ages without a sufficient redesign (the money clip doesn't count) is getting another makeover this year. The new…

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Frerk and Mark C Woehr

Posted on July 1, 2009 Under Art

From beginnings in Stuttgard, Frerk and Marc C. Woehr have developed a style bringing street art into a realm of off-balance darkness. The atmosphere of their collaborative work looks like the product of the Brothers Quay reshaping an urban environment…

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Lee Memorial: Lives of Lee Memorial

Posted on July 1, 2009 Under Music

Lee Memorial's new album took me by surprise twice over. First off, I'll admit that I can't think of a single Australian act that struck me since I heard Yeo and the Fresh Goods last year. Secondly, a mellowed out…

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Jelli: 100% User-Controlled Radio

Posted on July 1, 2009 Under Life

Over the years, regular broadcast radio has become a touch authoratative. The system worked back before popular music was designed to be popular, but today we're all pretty much presented with the same sugary garbage and expected to pick our…

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Deconstructing a Girl Talk Song

Posted on June 23, 2009 Under Music

Deciphering samples is a skill that every DJ and producer hones in order to boast when that original song comes on. Ever since a few cats took the art of sampling and went crazy with it, it's been harder and…

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