Entries Tagged as 'Pictoriphilia'

Friday Night Anime…shun Block: Broken Saints


Right. Not exactly anime, I know.

Perhaps I’ve been overly influenced by the fact that a new comics store opened only three blocks away from me recently, but I’ve been on a tear through Transmetropolitan, DMZ, and The Walking Dead these last few weeks. And by tear my inference is that entire days, nay, whole weekends at a time have succumbed to their inky goodness.

Needless to say, my wallet hates me.

Then again, it probably hates you too. But that’s inconsequential. You’re not chained to the thing.

For me at least though, I enjoy the sheer physicality of holding a trade collection, or a book for that matter,  down to the smell of the ink and even paper cuts. Antiquated, I know. But coming across a recent tweet announcing that Joss Whedon’s X-men was going all moving picturish on Hulu put me in mind of this. It’s a remarkable example of the successful convergence of forms. A moving comic. Not animated mind you, simply moving. And frankly, the outcome is really pretty stunning.

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Sugar High from a Magazine.

I am not sure exactly when it happened (maybe a year ago?) but one day this magazine appeared on my coffee table that had eccentric and fascinating artwork ingrained on the cover.  It had peaked my interest enough to fan through it quickly and see just what this was all about.  I stopped the pages from flying and paused on a page that made my jaw drop.  I turned another page and another and another and my jaw never closed.  Then I decided to go back to the beginning of the magazine and zip through it page by page, taking my time to examine and read the articles that accompanied the pictures.  Only the “zipping” turned into about an hour or so of reading.  I couldn’t believe some of the amazing work that I was holding in my hand.  I felt like I had found something that the word “cool” or “amazing” could not do full justice to.  I no longer needed to go searching the interwebz, it was right here all in one place, collected for me and my viewing pleasure.

Hi-Fructose Magazine covers:

hi frutose 13 coverstore
The latest volume 13 blew my mind so I knew it was time I talked about it and get the word out.  What’s great about this magazine is that I don’t always find everything in it that fits my taste but I can still appreciate it as art.  I know I can’t do it justice so you’re just gonna need to see it for yourself to understand what I mean.  You can order it from the website or grab it a your local bookstore.  Either way, this is a must read to add to your list.

Here are a few covers from their previous issues…

hi frutose cover issue12-sm hi frutose cover issue10-sm

hi frutose cover issue7-sm hi frutose cover issue6-sm

It comes out quarterly and each issue is only $7.  Check out the website for info on artists, art shows, past issues and of course the art world as seen under the counter culture.

Hi-Fructose Magazine link for the non-hipster in you.

New Movies this Week!

(warning:  I haven’t done this in a while so forgive me if I forg0t how!)

The 5 Top Box Office Hits this Week:

1.  Zombieland – $25 million

2.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $16.7 million

3.  Toy Story & Toy Story 2 – Double Feature: (in Disney Digital 3-D) – $12.5 million

4.  Invention of Lying – $7.4 million

5.  Surrogates – $7.3 million


Coco Before Chanel (with Audrey Tautou)  —– Playing Now!

This is playing in select cities in the US right now.  I am a bit jealous of NY and LA due to the fact that they get to preview such films before the rest of us do!  I suppose one would just have to travel to see such art.  I am a huge fan of Audrey Tautou.  She has acted in some amazing films over the last decade.  Most know her from Amélie.  Even her recent commercial for the Chanel perfume is great!

OPENING:  This Friday! (10/9/09)

(all these flipping dramas and so called comedies…sigh.)
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I was a happy man with a bag of guitar picks

APPLE, THE BIG – My very finest associate, playwright Timothy Charles Browne, is premiering his third big-timey play in two years, “One Night With Raël” at this year’s ANT Fest at Ars Nova, on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
It seems that, while watching Anne Frank being taken from behind by Nazis in Browne’s last off-Broadway sensation, “The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank,” attending director, Snehal Desai, decided then and there that Browne was, obviously, the only man to write his upcoming musical about Raël, charismatic ex-race car driver, guitarist, and magazine publisher turned oversexed conduit to alien divinity.


The Raëlians, you might recall, popped up on the science radar about a decade ago when one of their member’s cloning concerns, Clonaid, claimed to have cloned a goddamn human being. But a movement does not survice on cloning alone… though… I suppose it could. But, no, it requires a lot of singin’, a lot of sexin’, and a lot of accepting the power of the Elohim through yer flippin’ frontal lope! But act quick, time is tight and mankind just might miss its window to escape… AN AGE OF APOCALYPSE!


The show used to have a great Link Wray joke and now it doesn’t, but I’m sure the play will still manage to hold up somehow as Browne’s work never fails to amuse. People in-the-know have quietly muttered under their breath that Browne’s work is the hippest in NYC and with this particular offering featuring an original score by composer John Fischer UPDATE:   sorta cobbled together at the last moment by incompetents, there is no way that your socks will not be blown completely off and to opposite ends of the room.

Sadly, I won’t be able to personally get down to the NYC to see this one, which pains me greatly, but, no free beer means no Cash Money. These are the breaks.

Tickets are a mere $10. That’s crazy stupid cheap.

And now a word from our sponsors

Not that we have any sponsors, but still.

You. Have. Been. Warned.

Thanks BB!