Web Sites »Longform

new and classic non-fiction articles, curated from across the web, that are too long and too interesting to be read on a web browser

I am so happy to have found Longform, a site that compiles the most interesting articles recently published.

The Apostate (Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology), The Lost Boys, The Movie Set That Ate Itself, and You Say You Want a Devolution? are all fascinating.

I’m a little worried that I have found Longform because it’s costing me sleep!

Their top stories of 2011 is a good place to start and I’ve been using instapaper to collect interesting ones to read later. (Look at me and modern technology!)

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Posted on January 22, 2012

Web Sites »Star1973

A Magazine for Groupies

Oh yes!!

If you remember, eons ago I discovered a little gem called Star Magazine – a publication devoted entirely to the art of being a groupie. The site I marked then is now all gone, but in it’s place has emerged Star1973, an amazing site where you can find all five editions scanned front to back (!!)

I am dying with excitement.

Ryan Richardson gets major props for sharing this with the world (and for all that scanning – if I only had half the time and patience for my own vintage mag collection…).

I can’t wait to really spend some time with this one – I mean, come on, just look at the article below. The Girl Who Fights Over Guys – Will You Be Ready To Face Her?.

It just so deliciously brazen and upfront about it’s goal – to help you, the young groupie, bed rock stars (even if you have to bust some heads to get into Alice Cooper’s bed).

And the fashions! Girls and boys alike would be dropping over dead in the streets if these ladies were to strut down Bedford Avenue today.

Thanks to Sarafina and Will of The Stencil for alerting me to this fab site.


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Posted on May 26, 2011

Web Sites »Youthquakers

Vogue Magazine 1965-1975

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love Youthquakers!!

These wonderful people have posted large scans of British and American Vogues from 1965-1975. A Golden Era, if you ask me, before Jennifer Aniston took every third cover. If I had the time, resources, and energy, I wish I had provided a site so complete and excellent on the subject – lucky for us all, someone else has done a bang up job.

Not only are there tons upon tons of amazing photos from Bailey, Newton, and Avedon of Anjelica Huston, Lauren Bacall, and Twiggy to name just a few – but it’s also very easy to search by subject, photographer, or date.

This is really quite a feat and very time consuming no doubt, so much, much thanks to the people behind this. I’ve only skimmed a few issues and am already fawning and excited. A must visit for fashion, photography and vintage lovers.

Several of my favorite images are below and after the jump, but give yourself a nice afternoon to really peruse this fantastic resource.

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Posted on April 20, 2011

Laughs »Your Life in 1975

1975 predictionsFrom Tempo and Quick, July 1955

People have been waiting for “heli” transportation forever (myself, I began wishing for it when I saw Back to the Future 2), or so I’ve learned from this 1955 article that predicted that we would fly to work on helibuses by the year 1975. Another thing that sadly never came true? Thirty hour work weeks. Read more below/after the jump.

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Posted on November 29, 2009

Books »Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire

Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire (2001)

Every fashion loving aesthete dreams of being able to subscribe to Visionaire Magazine, a tri-annual, multi-format, limited edition style and art album. While the $700 subscription fee is simply out of many of our price ranges, fortunately, for their tenth anniversary in 2001, they published a retrospective coffee table book the rest of us could enjoy called Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire. As their twentieth anniversary approaches, it’s fun to look back on all the brilliant contributions.

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Posted on November 22, 2009

Web Sites »L’Officiel Archives

lofficiel archivesFashion Through the Ages

Such a great find for those of us who delight in vintage magazines and fashion images. The L’Officiel archives are extensive (way to go, team of interns that I assume was in charge of this task), dating all the way back to the 1920’s.

Their other publications are also represented (nice to see Milla in the early nineties, Redford in his finest days). Set aside a few hours for this one.

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Posted on November 22, 2009

Spend a Couple Minutes »Vintage Easy Riders Magazine

easyriders magazine 1978I'm not sure what I expected when I purchased a few back issues of Easyriders Magazines, but when they arrived at my office wrapped in descreet brown paper, I figured they were not safe for work.

Crude, nude, and rude, these offer a great glimpse into a truly fringe American culture. You can find vintage ones available on eBay, and keep an eye out on Rotating Corpse as I post more inspiring images.

This week: “In the Wind” Artsy Style.

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Posted on June 29, 2009

Web Sites »Star Magazine

star groupie magazineStar Magazine, and I don't mean the one talking about Tori Spelling's boring weight loss, was a short lived but influential magazine from the seventies focused on the wild platform heeled and tap panted world of groupies. It's amazing and sadly, in such demand that back issues can be really hard to find.

We're all in luck though, because the Star Groupie Magazine site offers us all a glimpse at the magic. Prepare to be mind blown and feel incredible urges to fro your hair and wear tube tops.

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Posted on May 4, 2009

Laughs »Cat Fancy Survey

Cat Fancy Survey I love that Cat Fancy never pretends to be something that it's not. Usually the best parts are the ads for crazy cat lady junk (frequently studded with rhinestones) and the “editorials” by Garfield, which are priceless (this month he weighs in on feline films, pointing out that compared to dogs, cats get the short end of the stick when it comes pet-centric cinema) – but this latest survey had me laughing out loud.

News flash! 76% of cat owners love EVERYTHING about their cats. I'd love to meet (and now that I think of it, I probably already have, at various cat shows) the women and few men who participated in this informal poll and have a talking to with those that didn't vote “everything”.

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Posted on April 6, 2009