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Four Tet Shares New Track, "KHLHI", Under Percussions Alias

Earlier in the week Four Tet announced that he'll release two split 12" records under his Percussions alias on April 28 via his label TEXT. He's previously shared three of those tracks: "Blatant Water Cannon", "Ascii Bot", and "Sext". Now, he's shared the fourth song in the collection, called …

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult

In 1970, George Lucas needed dozens of actors with shaved heads for his sci-fi dystopian movie <i>THX 1138</i>. He had trouble filling the roles at first, …

9 Incredibly Useful Russian Words With No English Equivalent

Like Japanese, Russian uses a different alphabet (Cyrillic) than English and has lots of words that just don't translate.<p>Here are some words for which we wish there were an English equivalent:<p>While this Russian word roughly translates as emotional pain or melancholy, native speakers continue to …

The Road to Transcendence: The Sci-Fi Disasters That Came Before

Science, literature, and film give life to our dreams but never without consequence, it seems. Every invention, formula, or vision - even with …

Past & Present: The Color Black

I think I have six cans of black paint under my sink. I’ve painted the back of my doors black, I’ve painted the weird kitchen counter in my apartment …

How Horror Stories Are Being Created in the Digital Age

‘Daddy, I had a bad dream.’<p>You blink your eyes and pull up on your elbows. Your clock glows red in the darkness — it’s 3:23. ‘Do you want to climb …

Darkness in August

Duncan, Oklahoma, takes pride in its homespun image and churchgoing values—though, like many American towns, its soul has been swallowed by chain stores and fast-food restaurants. The old Rock Island tracks literally divide the haves and have-nots, in an increasingly unbridgeable split. Buzz …

'There are patterns in the language that are the language of suicide'

Back in the 1970s, as part of his own research, Shneidman asked a group of men at a union hall, “If you were going to commit suicide, what would you …

How To Stay Sane: The Art of Revising Your Inner Storytelling

<i>“I pray to Jesus to preserve my sanity,”</i> Jack Kerouac professed in discussing his writing routine. But those of us who fall on the more secular end of the spectrum might need a slightly more potent sanity-preservation tool than prayer. That’s precisely what writer and psychotherapist <b>Philippa Perry</b> …

Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer, on Science and Religion

Science and religion have long been pitted as diametric opposites, and yet some of humanity’s greatest minds have found in science itself a rich source of spirituality — there’s Albert Einstein’s meditation on whether scientists pray, Richard Feynman’s ode to the universe, Carl Sagan on the …

Vintage Posters for Libraries and Reading

After a look at those vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads and posters for all books? Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the …

The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook: A Rare 1961 Treasure Trove of Unusual Recipes and Creative Wit

There is indisputable charm to cookbooks inspired by modern art, literature, and science, and the authentic recipes of favorite poets hold a special allure, but none come close to the magnificent <b>The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a lavish 350-page vintage tome, illustrated with …

Rude Awakening

<i>I’m dying. I’m dying. I’m dying.</i><p>I kept repeating the words as I stared at my 10-year-old reflection in a bathroom mirror at Bonanza Steakhouse, a …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

John Waters: 'Doing the show is an effective anti-Alzheimer's exercise'

William Burroughs called the film director John Waters "the pope of trash". Waters, 67, was born, raised and still lives in Baltimore, Maryland where his close friend Divine, whom he made a star, also grew up. Waters's best-known movies include <i>Pink Flamingos</i> (in which Divine ate dog faeces),</i> …

Bring Me Her Heart – Anatomical Heart Card

<i>Bring Me Her Heart</i> is a beautiful card created by Daphne van der Zanden, a quirky and fun designer based in The Hague. The card design is inspired by the classic tale of Snow White. I love the whole idea of opening the heart to find a little gift!

The Skeletons of Aryz

Mural for CityLeaks, Cologne, Germany 2013<p>Mural for Urban Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway 2013<p>Madrid, Spain 2013<p>Spanish street artist, Aryz latest murals continue to feature intimate scenes infused with skeletal elements. He’s a young vibrant artist that prefers to call himself a “painter of walls.” For …

Illustrations by Michal Dziekan

Anatomical Self-Dissections by Danny Quirk

By Omar Rayyan

The paintings of Jenny Morgan was featured in hi-Fructose vol.22 in 2011.

Using polyester resin and wax, Rebecca Stevenson creates delicate sculptures with baroque flourishes. Flowers and heirloom tomatoes blossom from the heads and bodies of her human and animal subjects like the ornamental flora in Italian Renaissance paintings. The floral growths sometimes appear as adornments on the living body, but in some of her works, they look like the agents of decomposition and regeneration. Take a look at some of Rebecca Stevenson’s work on our site here: http://hifructose.com/2013/08/28/the-delicate-wax-sculptures-of-rebecca-stevenson/

Ana Teresa Barboza creates poignant vignettes using an unlikely combination of thread, photo transfer and graphite on canvas. Focusing on isolated, nude subjects, Barboza uses the embroidery aspect of her work to describe the characters’ inner pain. They pull on the threads, exposing their internal organs with contemplative gazes. The embroidered entrails create rich patterns that complement the baroque flourishes Barboza uses for her backgrounds. Take a look at some of her work on our site.

The Alienating Mixed-Media Work of Guim Tió Zarraluki now on Hi-Fructose http://hifructose.com/2013/08/30/the-alienating-mixed-media-work-of-guim-tio-zarraluki/

Born in 1936, Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami was a pioneer of Pop Art in post-war Japan. His career began in graphic design — in the ’60s, he worked with rock band The Monkees and was the first art director of Japanese PlayBoy — and transitioned to experimental film, illustration, painting and sculpture. The multi-disciplinary artist currently has an exhibition of new paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore titled “Birth Death Bridge.” On view through September 29, the exhibition takes its title from Tanaami’s near-death experience when he fell extremely ill at the age of 45. The experience prompted Tanaami to explore the metaphor of the bridge as a transition from this life to the next. Take a look at some of the work in the show on our site. Http://www.hifructose.com

By Thomas Robson

Brendan Danielsson's "Cpl. Brach Lee," 12" x12", oil on panel, 2013. For the upcoming Art Dorks Show at Space:Eight Gallery

Picture of the Day: Look at This Baby Muskox

LOOK AT THIS BABY MUSK OX<p>Photograph by <b>Randy Kokesch</b> <br>Flickr | 500px | Google+<p>In this adorable capture by Randy Kokesch, we see a baby Musk Ox that is …