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By Joseph Matheny | The inside look at the outside culture

What Happened to 'Blade'?

Twenty years after Wesley Snipes gave Marvel its first box office hit, the comic book powerhouse is more popular than ever, but the Vampire hunter …

Comics

Confessions of Russia’s ‘Werewolf,’ the Cop Who Became a Serial Killer

Mikhail Popkov told police he preyed on women who were alone and detailed how he sabotaged the investigation from the inside.<p><b>Link:</b> …

Russia

Karlheinz Stockhausen

<b>Karlheinz Stockhausen</b> (1928-2007)<p><b>UbuWeb wishes to thank the Stockhausen Foundation for permission to host these files. Please support them:</b><p>All …

From Sixties hippies to anarchist drag queens, I discovered one cultural treasure after another

From Joshua Gamson’s The Fabulous Sylvester, I learnt of the birth of the San Francisco gay scene and the counterculture of the late 1960s.<p>I love how …

Drag Queens

New Mexico compound boy 'died during ritual ceremony'

New Mexico

Aretha Franklin’s Most Powerful Early Performances: “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Say a Little Prayer” & More

Surely you’ve heard, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill with terminal cancer and has been moved to hospice care. The news has brought …

Aretha Franklin

The Mysterious Tale of the Man from Taured – Evidence for Parallel Universes? Or an Embellishment?

The <i>Man from Taured</i> (sometimes referred to as the <i>Taured Mystery</i> or the <i>Man without a Country</i> ) is a story about a man who arrives at a Japanese airport …

How Leonard Cohen Wrote a Love Song

So many songs take love as their topic, almost by default, that we hardly even think of the "love song" as a distinct type of musical work anymore. …

Love Songs

BBC iPlayer - Tom Waits: Tales from a Cracked Jukebox

Tom Waits is one of the most original musicians of the last five decades. Renowned for his gravelly voice and dazzling mix of musical styles, he's also one of modern music's most enigmatic and influential artists.<p>His songs have been covered by Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart and Norah Jones, among …

Tom Waits

Can there be a definitive history of magic in India? This book tells the mesmerising story

John Zubrzycki’s book traces the journey what we know as magic from the Harappan Civilisation to the current age.<p>“To tell the story of Indian magic …

Books

The photographer who shot Britain’s Black Panthers

Neil Kenlock’s portraits of black Britons during the ’60s and ’70s were a stark contrast to the passive, personality-free depictions that had come …

Great Britain

Remembering when Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain formed a tribute band with Mark Lanegan

Delving into the Far Out Magazine Vault, we look back at the formation of ‘The Jury’, a tribute band formed by Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan and …

Kurt Cobain

Jon Leidecker (Wobbly) - Variations

<b>Jon Leidecker / Wobbly - Variations</b><p><b>Variations (2009-present)</b><p>A seven part series history of appropriative collage in music, compositions made using …

Collage

You can pilot the Blackfly personal flyer without a license

Engineers say the Blackfly personal flyer is easy enough for just about anyone to control.

Japanese Porn's Most Infamous Vehicle

In Japan, there one vehicle that if you see it rocking on the Tokyo streets, you should definitely not going a-knocking.<p>Run by a Japanese porn …

Japan

Behind the Yakuza: documenting the women of Japan’s mafia

The underworld infamy of organised crime has long been romanticised in pop culture. On the silver screen, cult classics like <i>The Godfather</i> or <i>Goodfellas</i> have shaped the public’s perceptions of what being a mobster means. In 2015, Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i> shifted the focus towards Colombia’s criminal …

Japan

Meet Grace Hopper, the Pioneering Computer Scientist Who Helped Invent COBOL and Build the Historic Mark I Computer (1906-1992)

On a page for its School of Technology, Rasmussen College lists six “Assumptions to Avoid” for women who want to enter the field of computer science. …

Grace Hopper

The Black Iron Prison: Twyman and Rivera discuss

YouTube

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Estonia

The Wild Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

The Fin7 hacking group has leeched, by at least one estimate, well over a billion dollars from companies around the world. In the United States …

U.S. Department of Justice

Ernest Hemingway story from 1956 to be published for the first time

It may sound like many other Ernest Hemingway stories – with themes of Paris, wartime, battle talk over a bottle of wine – but A Room on the Garden Side, a story written by the American novelist in 1956, is set to be published for the first time.<p>Not seen by many beyond scholars and academics over …

Literature

'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, a daughter of the longtime Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has published an excerpt from her coming memoir, "Small Fry" — and it contains heartbreaking details about her difficult relationship with her father.<p>This is the first time Brennan-Jobs has written in depth about her father, who …

Steve Jobs

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

Sheriff: Radio Host Art Bell Died Of Prescription Overdose

<b>LAS VEGAS (AP) —</b> Art Bell, a former syndicated AM radio host best known for nightly shows in the 1990s featuring paranormal themes and conspiracy …

Las Vegas

Cryptocurrency Miners Are Building Their Own Electricity Infrastructure

Canadian company DMG Blockchain is expanding its mining operation in British Columbia with its own electrical substation.<p>Access to cheap electricity can make or break a cryptocurrency mining operation, and firms angling to strike it rich in an industry where delays can and will cost digital money …

Bitcoin

WARHOL BURROUGHS NICO - CHELSEA HOTEL - 1980

Listen: We Now Know What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like

In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of …

Flute

A visual guide to the hidden history of hip hop

“Rap is something you do. Hip hop is something you live,” KRS One memorably said, reminding fans that the culture of hip hop is more than just an MC …

Rap & Hip-Hop