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16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Creative Writing

Comics We’re Excited For In 2018

Comics have been shaking things up in the previous year. Slowly but surely, we’re seeing a new batch of creators and publishers who aren’t afraid to …

Black Thought On Mumble Rap: 'I Essentially Invented It'

Earlier this month, Black Thought, of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, dropped an epic 10-minute freestyle that went viral almost …

How To Make An Unforgettable Live Set According To KiNK

The mastermind behind the world's favorite live house and techno set explains his setup and gives some tips.<p>I was originally a DJ, and I really didn’t like the idea of playing live because I was very happy playing different genres and changing the mood when I wanted. Around 2008 my agent suggested …

Music Production

10 Beastly Tracks That Shaped The Jungle Tekno Movement

Jungle tekno is on the brink of a grassroots revival. Get a crash course in the sound from pioneer Ron Wells.<p>In the early ‘90s, as jungle’s dark aesthetics split from the hurly-burly of happy hardcore, a subgenre known as jungle tekno formed in the faultline. It was incubated in no small part by …

The Guide to Getting Into Björk

The Icelandic songwriter now has nine major studio albums, two soundtracks, and eight live albums, not to mention a grip of remixes. Couple that with her over-the-top persona and presentation and it can be hard to know where to start.<p>There was once a time where Björk thought she might not ever …

Björk

The Great American Poet of Daily Chores

How A. R. Ammons turned the mundane—garbage, boredom, his car not starting—into art.<p>In November of 1963, A. R. Ammons, known to family and friends as Archie, the author of a single, privately printed book of poems and a manager at his father-in-law’s glass factory, picked up a roll of …

Move over coffee! Japan’s first ever pour-over drip-dashi is a healthier, tastier option

Compared to coffee, this fine cup of vegetable and tuna dashi is cheaper and way more stylish.<p>People in Japan have a <b>plethora of options</b> when it comes …

Coffee

Boing Boing Gift Guide 2017

Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: dozens of great ideas for stocking stuffers, brain-hammers, mind-expanders, terrible toys, badass …

This Documentary Explores What It’s Like to Be Black in Tokyo

Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, <i>Black in Tokyo</i> gives unique insights into the racial underbelly of Japan’s capital.<p>Often known …

At The Drive-In frontman says some of the band's lyrics are about Danny Masterson's alleged history of sexual assault

There have been accusations of sexual assault and rape against <i>That ’70s Show</i> and <i>The Ranch</i> actor Danny Masterson for a while now, as at least four …

Life Will Become Better In Just 1 Month If You Read This

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The Guide to Getting into Metallica

With ten studio albums, a handful of official live releases, and an extensive reissue campaign well underway, it may seem a bit daunting to find a suitable entry point, so here are five.<p>When it comes to heavy metal bands, Metallica is, without a doubt, one of them. Chances are, though, they’re …

Rock Music

Inside The Museum of Modern Art

When you visit The Museum of Modern Art, you take time to appreciate the work that went into the art, but there's also an enormous amount of work …

Art

Successful U.S. Airstrike Kills 30 Iraqis Who May As Well Have Been Terrorists

WASHINGTON—Saying that the mission had met all its objectives, the U.S. military announced Tuesday that it had launched a successful airstrike that …

Islam

Rare Photos of Norway’s Original Black Metal Scene

Documentary filmmaker Audrey Ewell talks ‘Until the Light Takes Us’ in advance of its special screening at The Roxy Cinema on July 26th.<p>Over a decade after the murders and church burnings that scandalized Norway's black metal scene, filmmakers Audrey Ewell and her partner Aaron Aites traveled to …

Black Metal

Two Words: Qatari Falconry. Two More Words: F*cking Surreal.

In ‘The Challenge,’ Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani shows how Western notions of power inspire Qatari falconers.<p>Falconry, the hunting of wild game with trained birds of prey, is a fascinating subculture. Though its origins are ancient and the practice controversial (because of captive breeding and …

Modern Art

What Makes A Great Album Last?

The season of list-making, specifically (for us) lists about the year's best music, is rapidly descending. But before the craziness begins over who had the best album or song in 2017, we thought we'd look back at some of our previous top-ten lists to see if they even hold up. As you can imagine, …

Japan's teamLab art collective lights up the forest

<b>(CNN) —</b> I haven't been walking around " A Forest Where Gods Live " for long, when I realize I've become part of the exhibit. As I stroll through a vast azalea garden, the bushes light up, their bright gold glow radiating across the field as sensors on the plants transmit the news of my presence to …

CNN

DJ Plastician on the Wave Musicians Giving the Genre Life

Illustration by Stefanie Franciotti“Wave”—even the genre’s name makes it sound like it’s fake. It’s not “new wave,” or any of the derivations, like …

Music Production

In Austin, Country Dancing Isn't Corny Anymore

The city's honky tonk resurgence is two-stepping into the future, with a twist.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine and Noisey's 2017 Music Issue. Click HERE to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>There are a lot of scents wafting through the White Horse in Austin on a Saturday night: whiffs of hot popcorn …

Texas

The Wisdom of Trees: Walt Whitman on What Our Silent Friends Teach Us About Being Rather Than Seeming

A supreme lesson in authenticity from a being “so innocent and harmless, yet so savage.”<p><i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions, <i>“then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an</i> …

Literature

The 10 Sexiest Country Songs of All-Time

Love songs are one of the main trademarks of country music, as lyrics about heartfelt and everlasting love always manage to find a way to the …

Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak

If it’s tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oak app offers quick and simple breathing exercises as well as longer guided and DIY meditations. While apps like …

Steam blocking adult game developers from sharing uncensored patches

Content warnings may not be enough<p>Makers of certain adults-only games on Steam are now barred from sharing official patches to uncensor their games, according to a post by one studio affected by the change. Despite Valve age-gating adult content on Steam, <i>Galaxy Girls</i> developer Dharker Studio wrote …

Gaming

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil's interval — or, in Latin, <i>diabolus in musica</i>. In music theory, …

The Arts

'Nine bodies and severed heads' found in house in Tokyo

A Japanese man has been arrested after police found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs.<p>Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, is reportedly being quizzed by police in relation to the discoveries at his flat located in Zama, Kanagawa …

Crime

In Photos: Japan’s Greatest Overlooked Urban Design Feature

From black-bean soda to underwear, photographer Eiji Ohashi captures the millions of vending machines that are a fixture of cities and towns across Japan.<p>Japanese vending machines are magical dispensers of useful, wonderfully weird, and sometimes disturbing objects. From beverages of every …

For Primitive Man, Misery Is a Way of Life

Stream the Denver doom trio's visceral new album, 'Caustic,' and read vocalist Ethan McCarthy's thoughts on DIY, gentrification, and feeling bad.<p>"Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse."<p>Sam Neil's words from 90s cult classic <i>Event Horizon</i> seem an appropriate starting place when …

Indie Music

Luggage Make Slow, Sad Music that Feels Like Quicksand

The Chicago trio is set to release some experimental bummer jams on Don Giovanni on October 20.<p>As a solo artist, Michael Vallera makes music that often luxuriates in stillness and quietude, which is kind of a funny thing because he doesn't really seem to sit still all that much. Over the last few …

Opera