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Sam Smith: artist and drummer for Ben Folds Five

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By Justin Butts in New Art on Sunday 8 January 2012

Sam Smith is a graphic designer and drummer for the band Ben Folds Five. Smith has been pumping out some of the radest, eye-pleasing DVD covers for the Criterion Collection, my favorite being the cover he did for the Japanese horror film, House.

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Alabama rapper Doc Ahk’s video for F*cked Up

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By Justin Butts in New Music on Saturday 7 January 2012

Rapper Doc AHK a local of Birmingham, Alabama, released his first video, F*cked Up, recently through 1987 Supply Co. Doc’s rhymes deal with real life in the South, which is so depressing for someone trying to do something real.

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Umshini Wam: a short film by Harmony Korine

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By Justin Butts in New Film on Saturday 7 January 2012

I have to say Harmony Korine really outdid himself on this one. If you’re not familiar with Korine’s work on films such as Gummo, Trashhummpers, and Mister Lonely, then you’re missing out on some Grade A history-making. Umshini Wam is a short film featuring South African rappers Ninja and Yo Landi of the notorious group […]

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Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel The Death Ray

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By Justin Butts in New Illustration on Saturday 7 January 2012

I recently purchased and read Daniel Clowes’s newest graphic novel, The Death Ray. Clowes’s illustrations are beautifully clean and the story was fantastic, dealing with a super hero who is faced with very real and depressing issues.

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