STYLE WARS: The New York Hip Hop + Graff Doc 1982

art is not a crime

  Created by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant between 1981 and 1982, STYLE WARS captured New York's emerging street culture.     The original piece, shot for Public Television utilized 69 minutes of the original 30 hours of footage. Over the decades the footage became damaged and faded in storage. In December 2011 restoration was financed. Expect to see a DVD box set of all the outtakes and unused footage made available.   More info on the STYLE WARS site here.   In the meantime, the original...       … [Read more...]

PLIMPTON! the documentary

george plimpton

    "George Plimpton was about as good of a friend as a man can have in this world. He lived his life like a work of fine art."   - Hunter S. Thompson     Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects. The following is a piece submitted to Kickstarter by the creators of the upcoming documentary Plimpton!, the story of writer, editor and athlete George Plimpton.     Until I saw this piece, I had no idea who George Plimpton was.     A life wonderfully led...         More details here.     … [Read more...]



    Filmmaker Brennan Stasiewicz captures moments of beauty.   The thoughts of Daphne Guinness....     Daphne Guinness: Undressed on     (Thank-you Ms. Jennifer A. Lopez for bringing this to my attention.)     … [Read more...]


dewey bozella

    A beautiful piece on perseverance, integrity and soul.   In addition, intuition. Big up to Arthur Regula for listening to his.         (Thanks to Simon Marcus for sharing the link.)     Dewey's acceptance speech of the 2011 Arthur Ashe Award.         … [Read more...]



    “He’s the only person I’ve ever met who I’d hero worshiped, that was exactly how I’d expected him to be. He was everything that I’d hoped him to be. Which was incredible. Inhumanly intelligent. I was interested in him primarily as a character, the way he lived, he was a ‘more than real’ real life character. A phenomena. I was already into the idea that the most important work is the way you live and you should live it as a work and try to make each aspect of it as interesting as you can.” –William S. Burroughs on Genesis P-Orridge   I was recently wondering what happened to COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV 's Genesis P-Orridge. The following is … [Read more...]