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.
Nonsense Museum – Austria’s Mecca for the Fans of the Absurd August 17, 2015 Bob Lansroth loves to explore the boundless diversity of artists and the various ways in which they strive to escape the quotidian life. It is through the creative force within us that we must attempt to connect with one another and share our ideas with the world. Writing for Widewalls, Bob Lansroth makes an effort to bring the world of art to as many people as possible. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Ever wanted to get rid of a bad meal just by removing the drain stopper from your plate? Which Nonsense Would You Put in a Museum? Nonseum Jokes Translate to a Universal Language Claiming to be the only one of its kind in the world, Nonseum has established a real cult following made of fans of the absurd. Failed Inventions Brought Much Success The whole idea for Nonseum was born after the founders had previously organized the country’s first fair of failed inventions in 1984, which incidentally became a huge success.
Park Arboretum ~ UW Botanic Gardens Street address 2300 Arboretum Drive E Seattle, WA 98112 (map) Mailing address UW Botanic Gardens Box 358010 Seattle, WA 98195-8010 Phone: 206-543-8800 Fax: 206-616-2871 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facility rentals:email@example.com School programs: 206-543-8801or firstname.lastname@example.org Directions and Maps Note: Arboretum Drive is closed to traffic: (exceptions: cars carrying people with physical limitations, emergency and service vehicles, and park permit holders. The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Have a question about the Arboretum or one of the plants growing there? Arboretum trail maps JPEG or PDF Take a Virtual Walk in the Arboretum View Larger Map Garden Notes Plant Collection Notes Management The City of Seattle owns the land and the University owns all of the trees and plant collections.
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.
Manchester's Whitworth gallery wins museum of the year award The Whitworth in Manchester has been named the UK’s 2015 Museum of the Year after a £15m transformation hailed as “one of the great museum achievements of recent years”. Judges for the £100,000 Art Fund prize said the Whitworth had cemented its place as the centre of the cultural national stage. Stephen Deuchar, the director of the Art Fund who chaired the judges, said: “The transformation of the Whitworth – architecturally, curatorially, and as a destination – has been one of the great museum achievements of recent years.” He praised the galleries, the collections, the community engagement, and the visitor experience. “And in a wider sense, the Whitworth has changed the landscape; it truly feels like a museum of the future.” The Whitworth opened its doors 126 years ago supported by 60 eminent Mancunians, including CP Scott, the Manchester Guardian editor and the man who came up with the phrase: “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.”
inballard.com 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