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EMP Museum - Music + Sci-fi + Pop Culture

EMP Museum - Music + Sci-fi + Pop Culture
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Photos of Five Decades of Club Kids London is known for all sorts. Its mawkish tourist attractions, its pie and mash shops, its diversity, its unparalleled destruction of everyone and everything that makes it so diverse. But it's also known for its nightlife, because although clubs may be dropping off faster than developers can acquire their deeds and build luxury flats in their place, the city still offers some of the best nights out in the world—just like it has done through all sorts of scenes and subcultures. Derek Ridgers, known for his Skinheads: 1979–1984 collection and his photos of Ibiza before the rave generation arrived, has been snapping the capital's club kids for the past five decades. Next month, he'll be releasing a collection of photos from the past 40 years in a book called The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night. VICE: Hi Derek. I was a keen music fan and I started taking a camera to gigs, forcing my way to the front, pretending to be a photographer to get pictures of bands I liked. Wow.

Museum of Communications 10 Scariest Monsters from Lovecraft's Cthulu It takes a special kind of person to create an alternate universe populated by malevolent sea-creature gods. It takes even more special people to canonize and expand upon that world. For his highly imaginative and horrifying writings, Howard Phillips Lovecraft will forever hold a special place in the hearts and minds of geeks everywhere. It’s been nearly 12 years since the release of The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories, a terrific omnibus collection of writings by H.P. Lovecraft, featuring some of his best known horror stories, including “At the Mountain of Madness,” “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” and “The Dunwich Horror.” Although he died in poverty, Lovecraft is now heralded as one of the greatest horror and fantasy writers of his time. His fans frequently speak of “The Cthulhu Mythos,” which is a name coined by August Derleth, who was the first to publish Lovecraft’s work, and the founder of Arkham House Publishing. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1201 South Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 98108 Mon. – Sat 11:30 – 8 Sun 11:30 – 5 Call for holiday hours 206-557-4910 If you live in or plan to visit the great Pacific Northwest, be sure to visit our very own storefront, simply called the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in the happenin’ Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown. The culmination of a years-long dream, the store opened in October 2006, with a grand opening celebration held on December 2 of that year (and swinging anniversary parties each year thereafter). The store contains everything Fantagraphics has in print (as well as our adult imprint Eros Comix), including exclusive merchandise, plus a selection of the best alternative comics from our fellow publshers and other surprises! It also houses our hallowed Damaged Room, featuring heavily discounted and often out-of-print books unavailable anywhere else.

A Lovecraftian Bestiary Azathoth “...that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.” (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath) “...I started with loathing when told of the monstrous nuclear chaos beyond angled space which the Necronomicon had mercifully cloaked under the name of Azathoth.” (“The Whisperer in Darkness”) “Eventually there had been a hint of vast, leaping shadows, of a monstrous, half-acoustic pulsing, and of the thin, monotonous piping of an unseen flute—but that was all. Cthulhu

Egan's Ballard Jam House Deux ou trois leçons de snobisme, d’Eric Neuhoff | Cultur'elle Somme toute, le snobisme constitue un rempart assez solide contre la barbarie. Il y a des choses que certains ne pourront jamais comprendre. Allez leur expliquer le goût inimitable d’un gin tonique quand le soir tombe sur la Mediterranée, le délice que c’est d’être à l’arrière d’un taxi parisien qui remonte les rues de la nuit, de voir la neige tomber un matin sur le pont Alexandre-III.La vie est faite pour relire des Pléiade dans des maisons de campagne en hiver, revoir des films de Claude Sautet en Blue-ray, s’acheter des chaussettes en double dans une boutique de Jermyn Street (en revanche, jamais de demi-bouteille au restaurant), aimer la villa Malaparte à Capri. Ne lisant pas le Figaro, je n’ai pas tellement l’occasion de savourer la prose d’Eric Neuhoff. Mais là, forcément, ayant entre autres défauts (mais en est-ce bien un ?) Boire du champagne. Deux ou trois leçons de snobismeEric NEUHOFF Ecriture, 2016 10% Rentrée Littéraire 2016 – 32/60 By Lea et Herisson WordPress:

Blue Moon Le dandy, ou l'art de plaire en déplaisant Joël Fusco. Le dandy, ou l'art de plaire en déplaisant Mis en ligne le 20 mai 2013. © : Joël Fusco. Joël Fusco est professeur d'Histoire-Géographie au lycée Jean Mermoz à Saint-Louis (académie de Strasbourg). Le dandy est une figure fascinante du XIXe siècle, qui a focalisé sur lui un imaginaire très riche et puissant, dont l'écho se perçoit toujours aujourd'hui, ne serait-ce que par un regain d'intérêt ces dernières années, prolongé jusque dans les travaux de chercheurs et de critiques. L'étymologie et l'origine du mot sont incertaines. Mais d'autres origines sont également proposées. Une figure datée Il faut rappeler le contexte culturel de l'époque du dandysme à son apogée. C'est donc une époque nouvelle qui débute. Philosophiquement, l'heure est au culte du progrès. Paradoxalement, l'ordre bourgeois se développe dans une atmosphère particulière de conformisme moral, d'exécration des « déviances ». Éloge de la singularité C'est dans ce contexte que le dandysme trouve sa source. Conclusion

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