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Dave Grohl, Reed Mullin Explain Punk Supergroup Teenage Time Killers

“It was like hardcore karaoke with a bass,” the ever-affable Dave Grohl says of recording with the all-star punk and metal project Teenage Time …

Music

Cindy Williams to visit the Aero for 'American Graffiti,' 'Conversation' screenings

Cindy Williams became a TV star as Shirley Feeney opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne De Fazio in the 1976-83 ABC sitcom "Laverne & Shirley." But let's not forget that she appeared in two films from the golden age of cinema in the 1970s: George Lucas' 1973 nostalgic coming-of-age comedy, "American …

Santa Monica

Astropad Turns Your iPad Into a Pro Graphics Tablet for Mac OS X

A graphic tablet can be a useful but expensive piece tool in a photographer’s setup. That’s why the folks over at Astropad HQ decided to enable …

How One Photographer Is Mapping America's Poverty

El Paso, Texas. The population is 649,121 and 21.5% live below the poverty level.<br>Matt Black—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 11<p>For more than 20 years, photographer …

Income Inequality

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Pearl Jam Deep Cuts

10<p>“The Long Road”<p>Twenty years ago, Pearl Jam got the amazing opportunity to work as Neil Young's backing band on a new album called <i>Mirror Ball</i> that …

Music

Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins to Star in Silent Movie Gutterdämmerung

<i>Gutterdämmerung</i> is billed as "the loudest silent movie on Earth". The film, helmed by Belgian-Swedish director Bjorn Tagemose, will feature a score provided by a live rock band. <i>BEAT</i> reports that the film will star Iggy Pop, Grace Jones, Henry Rollins, and Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes.<p>The …

Iggy Pop

Five teen rebel girl bands you should be listening to

Last week, cult rebel icon Joan Jett was immortalized in Dazed 100 photographer Petra Collins’ portrait series for Levis. Leaning against an orange-tinged window in a leather jacket, and staring off into the middle distance, Joan looked every bit as explosive as the anarchic, glitter-soaked …

Richard Thompson: Still

Don't worry about Richard Thompson mellowing with age: The 66-year-old folk rocker's songs are still full of dangerous women and treacherous con men. …

Songs We Love: Nordic Affect, 'Clockworking'

Iceland might be small and isolated but the country's music scene is substantial, resonating far beyond the island nation. One Icelandic group that thrives on both new and old classical music is Nordic Affect. Formed in 2005, the quartet of women is equally at home playing 17th century dance music …

First Watch: Rhiannon Giddens' Stunning Charleston Response

Rhiannon Giddens is comfortable performing in many genres. Her previous band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, was a traditional/bluegrass/Americana outfit. Her debut solo record, the extraordinary <i>Tomorrow Is My Turn</i>, reimagines country, soul, gospel and blues standards. Her musical fluencies are many, …

All Songs +1: What's The First Song A Newborn Should Hear?

Not long after my son was born it occurred to me that he'd never heard music before. He wriggled into the world and had spent the first few days looking dubious, taking in the sights and colors and sounds and voices around him, trying to make sense of it all. But he was yet to experience this thing …

Sufjan Stevens: "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross"

Indie folk auteur Sufjan Stevens is already a master at musical vulnerability, but on the first single off his upcoming album <i>Carrie & Lowell</i> — named …

Sufjan Stevens

Alabama Shakes: "Don't Wanna Fight"

The alluringly murky production on the Shakes' new cut evokes the kind of schmutz-caked soul 45 you might discover in a rural junk shop that also …

'Songs Of Salvation': Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Music

There was a voice during the civil rights movement of the 1960s that soothed and inspired those who marched on Southern streets and tried to sit at segregated lunch counters.<p>Fannie Lou Hamer was a Mississippi sharecropper's daughter who grew up to become an activist and a musician. She registered …

Civil Rights

Patti Smith Plans Tribute to Poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson

Patti Smith is no stranger to literary giants, having hung out with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, but the godmother of punk has a soft …

Literature

Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel.<p>She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her vivid memoir chronicling her close relationship …

Patti Smith’s Cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Strips the Song Down to its Heart

In 2007, Kurt Cobain’s 1991 anti-anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was long etched into the consciousness of every music fan, but the musical …

New teaser for upcoming season of 'The X-Files' is painfully brief - Alternative Press

FOX is taking the term “teaser” a little too literally to the dismay of <i>The X-Files</i> die-hards. Following our first blink-or-you'll-miss-it look at the …

The X-Files

Director Neill Blomkamp teases 'Alien' concept art—Ripley and Hicks return - Alternative Press

Neill Blomkamp, director of <i>Chappie</i> and <i>District 9</i>, has released concept art for his upcoming <i>Alien</i> movie on Instagram. The image features Sigourney …

Concept Art

Watch the first subtitled trailer for the live-action 'Attack On Titan' film - Alternative Press

Funimation have released the latest trailer for the live-action <i>Attack On Titan</i> film, and this time there are subtitles. This is the first time assets …

Anime

Leaving Aleppo With 700 Works of Art

Adnan Alahmad left war-torn Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, two adult children and seven hundred paintings by the best of Syrian's artists. Their journey took them to Lebanon, and Mersin, Turkey, before arriving in Istanbul last summer. I met him and his family at the "Syrian Plastik Arts" exhibition …

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Many street artists are often discredited for their chosen line of art. A far cry from studio loft where he hibernate whilst working on their latest …