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Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves

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By Blane Fonda in Video on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Finally, the ultimate potential of social media has been fully actualized. The result, naturally, is a YouTube video of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. This little milestone of post-postmodern culture also answers the age-old question: what face does Larry King make after reading about how many coats could be made from his ironed-out skin […]

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Noise Made Me Do It: a music blog

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By Blane Fonda in Cool Websites on Tuesday 24 July 2012

While the name might suggest otherwise, Noise Made Me Do It is not another MP3 blog from another nineteen-year old hoping that enough regurgitation about the last Sleigh Bells album will land them on the staff of Rolling Stone. Rather, it’s a collection of all things noise, music, and sound, and there’s some good stuff […]

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Photos of 1982 Detroit by Robert Monaghan

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By Blane Fonda in New Photography on Saturday 14 July 2012

I recently came across this photo essay by Detroit photographer/archivist Robert Monaghan, though it was apparently put together a few years ago. There are a lot of cool and/or hilarious compositions among these, and overall this set makes for a pretty unbeatable snapshot of Reagan-era Detroit decay, twenty-something public intoxication, and the unfortunate smearing of some poor girl named Candy Berkeley.

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Silkscreen illustrations by Britt Spencer

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By Blane Fonda in New Illustration on Wednesday 11 July 2012

Georgia-based Britt Spencer is an editorial illustrator, but his fine art is on display on his website, The Dagnabit. He does some very cool silkscreen paintings, which are in the artwork section of the site. The first three in the series, in particular, showcase his talent for using halftones to create really vibrant, inspiring art. The Dagnabit blog also provides updates on his work and an interesting look at his process.

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New music by Mount Eerie

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By Blane Fonda in New Music on Wednesday 11 July 2012

I’m always drawn to music that manages to make heavy use of sustained chords and unresolved melodies without sounding, well, unsatisfying. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish, but Mount Eerie appears to have a gift for it. The songs tend to be slower and more depressing than stuff I gravitate to, but the feeling […]

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