He Said, She Said: David Graver

“avant-garde is to be enslaved to a shallow notion of innovation for innovation’s sake, to favor the outrageous over the well-wrought, to cloak mediocrity in the robes of the rebel.” — david graver Advertisements

The Bizarre World of Harput’s

For being such a small city, San Francisco has an impressive number of boutiques with choice selections of everything from vintage to collector’s kicks. After living here for nearly two years, it’s easy to rely on the usual spots instead of exploring other avenues. Fortunately, I was introduced to Harput’s on Fillmore (two storefronts to … Continue reading

He Said, She Said: Junot Diaz + Edwidge Danticat

As someone who admires the writing of author Junot Díaz, it brings me great pleasure to share an excerpt from BOMB Magazine’s dynamic conversation between Díaz and “the inimitable” Edwidge Danticat. To no surprise, I will highlight the exchange that deals with process — offering insight(s) into the various practices and approaches of each author … Continue reading

“For Trent Lott”

“Imagine what we hold in our corners” Roger Bonair Agard reminds me what it means to survive.

Practicing The Piano

The blogging (pronounced: BAHLAWGING) gangsters should issue me a late pass for my failure to keep up with the lightning speed of Internet updates. I’ve officially abandoned the daily update grind — you can keep up with Rap Radar and Nah Right for the new news. One of the many things I have slept on … Continue reading

The Way She Sees It: Rehes Creative

Buggin’ Out loves Rehes Creative :: Check her out on Flickr and Twitter :: Support Good Shit

Nicolay Music Presents “City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya”

DOWNLOAD: NICOLAY MUSIC “CITY LIGHTS VOL. 2: SHIBUYA” SAMPLER What can I say? With Nicolay, I always expect something different, dynamic and beautiful and that’s exactly what I receive in return. Another example of how we are each other’s expectations. Today I have been swimming in an expansive ocean of new music — it’s refreshing … Continue reading

Death of Album Artwork: Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3

With the blogosphere buzzing over the latest leak of the artwork and rumored tracklisting for Jay Z’s Blueprint 3, I’m caving under pressure to offer my two cents. Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Jay-Z head and witnessing the way fools jock his every move isn’t propelling me into fandom. For some … Continue reading

Brave New Voices Cipher

Footage from a late night cipher at Brave New Voices 2009! Support these young poets.

American Sign Language Matchbooks

Learn how to sign with NYC based artist JK Keller’s clever matchbox guide. Via BOOOOOOOM.