"Nollywood is the answer to CNN," says a star of Nollywood Babylon, a Canadian documentary about the Nigerian film industry—a veritable movie factory that churns out 25,000 films a year at a budget of less than $10,000 each.
As I sat in the steam room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles with a glass of cucumber water in my hand, pampering myself before the 81st Academy Awards, I wondered: What delights did the evening have in store for me?
There are the ladies who'll use their abdominal plumbing to make $7,000 helping a couple make a baby, and there are the girls who'll use their vaginas to make $7,000 fucking a bunch of other girls for a porno.
In 1989, Isabel Hegner asked Robert Mapplethorpe if she could make a documentary about him. He was really sick and at the end of his rope at that point, so he suggested she interview Jack Walls, his longtime lover and model, instead.
Jerry Parker is a 26-year-old artist who makes a living as an illustrator. Lately, he's been shut away in his studio with some crazy deadline. The job: storyboarding a fuck picture.
Welcome to Slab City, a desolate stretch of desert in Southern California known to its inhabitants as The Last Free Place in America.
Korean artist Osang Gwon introduces us to his "Deodorant type" of sculpture.
Family is a comic-book, regular book, CD, tape, poster, T-Shirt, and-whatever-else media store in LA that's caught the attention of artists and bands of all stripes.
The personal photog for murderous narco superstar Pablo Escobar.
City folk typically build country houses to relax. They fill them with soft colors and soft cushions and nothing to do. They paint them in pastels and go out there on the weekends to "escape" to the good life.
I'd been watching the pigeons circling over the rooftops. Their hypnotic synchronized movement touched something deep down inside, reminding me of pigeons coming home to their lofts in Brooklyn.
In 1989, Gavin Watson went from being a documenter of skinhead culture to being one of the only people who managed to operate a camera through the ecstasy haze that enveloped England that year.
Our photographer friend Stacey Mark's dad is really famous in Philadelphia. We know, to some of you that's like saying he's sexy to blind chicks. But Sid Mark is more than just a Philly radio icon.
Is there an anti-weed, an anti-heroin, or an anti-beer? Pharmacologically speaking, the answer is yes.
Some people look at watermelons and see art. They gaze at the fruit, judge its shape and ripeness, and think, "I shall carve into this melon, and by doing so, I shall release its soul."
John Copeland is a masterly artist who's as comfortable scribbling up a few amusing doodles in pencil on a napkin as he is detailing sweeping scenes with brushes and puddles of oils on a 12-foot canvas.
According to Martin, who is based out of the Australian Museum in Sydney, cameras aren't able to capture the anatomical detail he finds in his microscope.
In the late 90s, Dash was a graffiti writer known as Sace. He and Earsnot started the graffiti crew IRAK. They were the biggest vandals in the city. He was number one on the vandal squad's most-wanted list.
Johnny Ryan is that guy whose drawings are festooned all over Vice. In addition to being Vice's drawing mongrel, he's also a free man with his own hobbies and projects.
Miki is the dancing leader of a cartoon militia on the warpath to piss off the Mexican art scene.
An international game of wits that involves the stuff that makes it easier to have sex with ugly people.
Girl skateboarders aren't hot. It's just how it is. I wish they were but they're not. It's a dude's activity and so they feel they need to act/dress the part of a dude to get accepted.
The higher I progress in the medical profession, the more I realize that half of being a doctor is saying things with authority and hoping my patient doesn't die—which most of the time works. The ones that do die would probably have died no matter what I…