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Andrei Tarkovsky’s intense films, though numbering only seven across his almost quarter decade career, have cemented his place as one of cinema’s master craftsmen. Meditative, intimate, and often opaque, the films lack nothing in compelling narrative nor symbolic density.  Those not fond of slower films can still wonder at his meticulous composition, baptized by [...]


First released in 1986, Obsession – the first fragrance by Calvin Klein, set the clue for coolness. CK’s autumn/winter 2014 menswear collection once again presented perfectness on the catwalk: Sweatshirts appeared throughout the show emblazoned with the Obsession logo and that of the brand’s other era-defining smell, Escape, from 1988 and Eternity. All combined with [...]


Never afraid of a good challenge, Jim Jarmusch has taken on the genre of the vampire movie with his latest offering, Only Lovers Left Alive. Of course, the result looks more like vintage Jarmusch than Twilight, with his usual deadpan humour, a soundtrack to kill for and plenty of slow nothings in between. In the [...]


Peter Pan (or for that matter, Marina Abravomic) is not the only one getting the Bob Wilson treatment.  Working with Dissident Industries Inc, theater’s hallowed maverick, Robert Wilson has constructed video portraits–or caricatures?–of an odd population, including stars such as Isabelle Huppert and Brad Pitt to a…horned frog and Boris the porcupine (above).  Though the stylistic [...]


Today, of course, the Internet is ablaze with Beyoncé announcing her new album with an accompanying set of a whopping 17 videos, since one simply won’t do anymore these days, and certainly not for the Big B – ‘big deal’ we say and turn up the volume of Our World, the brilliant one hour-tribute by [...]

Otis Tarda

So, Shuggie Otis turned 60 this weekend, and a) dude’s such a legend it feels more like he turned 90, and b) I somehow can’t get his tunes (this one as well) aht uh mi hed anymore. What should I do? (Feel free to comment).

The Gonz Goes Berlin

Anyone who’s ever been into skateboarding knows Mark Gonzales aka The Gonz, who happens to be a (dyslexic) poet and artist as well, and not even going into details about all the other (skate-related) things happening in Berlin this week, there’s going to be a photo exhibit (see flyer below) dedicated to the man who [...]


Rare words of excitement from Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor (you know the one, of mono.kultur #03 fame…), whose press statements usually read more like ‘new album is finished, enjoy…’:
‘I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus [...]


It’s rare that we will recommend the Brandenburg Gate or the Reichstag when people ask us what to see when coming to Berlin. Not that these are a waste of time, but there are other places and sights woven into the fabric of our lives in the city that we will feel much closer to. [...]


The legend foreseeing the future. Mr. Morrison is informing the death of rock.
“It may rely heavily on electronics, tapes…One person with a lot of machines; tapes and electronic set-ups…”