Basquiat’s CV at 20.
China’s censors are blocking words like “today” and “June 4” from social media as part of the country’s yearly chore to block any reference to the anniversary to the Tiananmen Square massacre 24 years ago. And though the Chinese are running a sophisticated and tight censorship ship, they’re having a bit harder time blocking memes. Yes memes.
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Claas Brieler’s record room.
(via Dust & Grooves)
Finally watched this the other night at Roxie Theater. I was thoroughly entertained and still processing the lingering esotericism of it all. It’s the kind of movie-going experience I long for. Easily one of the best films released in 2012. Makes me want to go back and revisit Tokyo!.
A photo series of Chinese factory workers and the toys they make.
Hinode by Niiyama
Jewels of the sea. Stunning.
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Robot chefs taking over China’s noodle bars (by Zoominuk)