The only thing all of the bands playing CMJ have in common aside from the fact that they're all playing CMJ is that they all have names. As they have been in the "indie" world for quite a while, animal-inspired band names are very popular this year at CMJ. The most respected animal continues to be t ... More >>
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Milton Glaser, the 82-year-old graphic designer behind, to name just a few, the "I Love New York" logo, the DC Comics "DC bullet" logo, the famous Bob Dylan poster, and, of course, New York Magazine, which he founded with Clay Felker in 1968, for my articl ... More >>
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What a pumpkinhead.If you're a diehard Food Network viewer, you may have seen Ray Villafane kicking ass with his pumpkin carvings on Halloween Wars. The Queens native makes a living carving figurines for DC Comics, but around this time of year he opts fo ... More >>
Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing"
Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
via the New York TimesImagine our excitement when we learned that our dear Wonder Woman of the awesome star-speckled short shorts and bullet-busting arm wristlet-thingies and sexy-yet-rugged bustier (plus, calf-high go-go/shit-kickers!) was to get a makeover. Because, she already looked prett ... More >>
It's been four years since Art Brut released its debut album Bang Bang Rock & Roll, and frontman Eddie Argos's persona remains a perfect blend of irony and disarming sincerity. "I'm not shambolic," he said on Tuesday night between songs, before correcting himself: "Oh, okay, okay, I'm shambolic." ... More >>