Axl Rose's birthday was yesterday, but one thing has not changed since last year: Chinese Democracy remains the most expensive album ever produced. Fifteen years and $13 million went into making the 14-track album; about a million bucks and a year, for each song.
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Last week it was revealed that New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jonah Lehrer made up a few Bob Dylan quotes in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. "It's a hard thing to describe. It's just this sense that you have something to say," Lehrer fake quotes Dylan about the writing o ... More >>
All of a sudden, every terrifying conversation we've ever had with L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore makes so much more sense.
We just discovered his LiveJournal personal blog -- and it's an absolute minefield of bitterness and morbid regrets and 15-year-old girl tears. (Als ... More >>
Paul Robertson makes some of the coolest video game-inspired art you will ever see. In his prints -- several of which are on display right now in GR2's group show, "Diversions" -- the past clashes with the present in a brightly colored, pixelated fashion. Robertson artfully pieces together familiar ... More >>
Allan Amato"I think over the past few years, I've just decided that coverage is possibly sexier than revealing skin because I feel like that's been taken as far as it can go in fashion," says Zoetica Ebb."Now, it's about revealing the shape, rather than the contents, if you will."
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From writing and illustration to photography and styling, Zoetica Ebb is an artist whose talent has manifested in many forms. This Wednesday, the co-founder of counterculture magazine Coilhouse and woman behind the popular personal blog Biorequiem will make her debut as a spoken word artist at Alche ... More >>
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Updated: The plagiarism kerfuffle at now shuttered Cook's Source topped Regret The Error's annual list of publishing mistakes -- right above a photo in which an actor playing a Nazi was identified AS the Nazi. Oops.
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The Venture Bros., which begins the second half of its fourth season Sunday night at 11:30 on Adult Swim, is a curious show. It hasn't won the awards that Robot Chicken and The Boondocks have. It didn't spawn a rock band with a Billboard top 20 album like Metalocalypse did. It doesn't have the super ... More >>
Yesterday, if you were searching for a short-form, self-indulgent way to describe what you had for breakfast, you were shit out of luck. Basically, the Internet's most popular social networking sites broke. Web sites that were down yesterday included:
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