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Discarded plastic is choking our oceans. These artists are turning it into something beautiful

When Benjamin Von Wong heard that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish, the artist decided to raise awareness of the problem by …

jump.i

The Digital Resurrection of Chicago’s Trax Records

All photos by Rachael Cain. Courtesy Trax Records.<p>There are many labels that were vital to the initial explosion and global spread of house music: DJ …

Magna Carta

What is the Allure of an Anime Soundtrack on Vinyl?

Courtesy Tiger Lab Vinyl<p>When most anime fans hear the name <i>Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend</i>, they think of a few unsavory things: tentacle rape …

Rising Artist Allan Rayman Drops Incredibly Unique New Album ‘Roadhouse 01' : Hip-Hop / Soul

Talented rising artist <b>Allan Rayman</b> has released his impressive sophomore album <i>Roadhouse 01</i>. The mysterious artist effortlessly blends genres putting …

exclusive: watch ari marcopoulos capture mark gonzales and tyshawn jones shredding nyc

The iconic photographer shares a first look at his new collaboration with adidas Skateboarding, and sounds off about its zine-inspired origins.<p>Since emigrating to New York from his native Holland in the 80s, photographer Ari Marcopoulos has vigorously documented all he encounters on the gritty …

Streetwear

Drag Queens Serve Us Their Best Protest Looks

We asked queens from across the country to sissy this administration.<p>Despite rising acceptance of their gender and sexual identities, the past two years have brought unspeakable tragedies and attacks on the rights of LGBTQ Americans. Between North Carolina's trans-discriminatory "bathroom bill" …

Black Lives Matter

No Nwords - A Peaceful Demonstration

Demonstration

Threefinger Beat Set Vol. 49 - Poldoore

Portraits Depict Life In A Powerful New Zealand Gang

Casey Morton, a photographer based in New South Wales, Australia, wanted to document the contradictory existence of belonging to one of New Zealand’s …

Black Power

Eight Performances That Show Why Al Jarreau Was the Greatest Male Jazz Singer of His Time

Few professional singers have used their instruments as playfully and as consummately as Alwin (“Al”) Lopez Jarreau did. The seven-time Grammy Award …

Grammy Awards

Akira Manga Meets Enter the Void in an 8-Bit Dot Animated Music Video

French animator Mattis Dovier gives a violent taste of Korean nightlife in rap duo XXX’s latest music video, "Liquor."<p>Nightlife in Korea looks like a seedy and dangerous affair in the new 8-Bit "dot animated" music video for Seoul hip-hop duo XXX. The visuals for their new release, "Liquor," were …

Flight Attendants

Crazy

Chi Raq by Will Robson-Scott in (Tv) Protein® TV

Protein is very proud to present Chi Raq, a film by London-born photographer/filmmaker Will Robson- Scott. The first in a series of exclusive …

Iconic Landmarks Printed with Bicycle Tyre Tracks by Thomas Yang

Thomas Yang has been hard at work rolling ink coated bicycle tyres over paper and has created impressions of some of the world’s most iconic landmark …

Eiffel Tower

Baroque Meets the Modern World - Kris Kuksi Interview

December 26, 2016<p>Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film …

Modern Art

Singer-Songwriters: The 100 Greatest Songs

In a time long ago – well sometime before the early 1960s – songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them: it was less often that people did both. Of …

MISSING

Lifting the lid on Japan’s underground Chicano culture

Japan has always been famous for its fashion subcultures. Walk about Tokyo on the weekend and you'll see the usual mash-up of lolita, rockabilly and cosplay enthusiasts. But look that little bit harder and you'll also see the chino slacks, white vests and tattoos belonging to Japanese 'Cholos' – …

Japan

Piece of life [from "break one's journey"album]

The Story Behind Shepard Fairey's Inauguration Protest Posters

Shepard Fairey—Amplifier Foundation<p>1 of 4<p>Donald Trump's election was a surprise for many and a blow for some. But for photographer Aaron Huey, the …

New Film Features Supernatural Death, Possessed Dancing, Diplo

Scriptura Vitae combines the haunting visuals of artist Aerosyn Lex with Diplo's beats, and Japan's most mysterious dancers.<p>◢◢◢ SCRIPTURA VITAE † A FILM BY AEROSYN-LEX MESTROVIC † TRAILER ◣◣◣ from Aerosyn-Lex<p>For his newest film <i>Scriptura Vitae</i>, premiering tonight on Channel 4 UK, New York-based …

Audemars Piguet

Fiona Apple Released A Scathing Anti-Trump Protest Chant “Tiny Hands”

Ahead of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington<p>If there’s one upside to the upcoming Trump era, it’s that much like during the Bush years, creative people will be inspired and emboldened to speak out in the form of art. One such person is Fiona Apple, who isn’t waiting until Trump is sworn in to …

kilo kish - obsessing

Photography on Flipboard

The Great British Seaside - in pictures<p>An exhibition of the best of British beach photography from the 1960s to the present, featuring work by Martin …

This Rarely Seen ’90s Footage Is as Close as You’ll Get to Banksy

The subject of British graffiti artist Banksy’s identity has been debated and speculated for what feels like an age, with hypotheses ranging from the …

Time Flies Ft. Jimmy Prime & Smoke Dawg (Prod. Amir Jamm & Money Montage)

Rap & Hip-Hop

Turntable Reviews, News Guides

News // Feb 22, 2016<p>British hi-fi manufacturer Rega announced a new, redesigned version of its iconic Planar 3 budget audiophile turntable, which has …

Audiophile

Slick Alien-Horned 3D Sculptures Seem to Spin Forever

‘BLOOMS 2’ is here to entice, astonish, and make you excited about math.<p>With a tessellating texture and self-moving body that hops into action as if balanced on a turntable, an elegant 3D sculpture dazzles with its pristine mathematical design. Engineered by the technically-deft John Edmark, the …

Modern Art