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EXCLUSIVE, LITERATURE, Open Roads/Open Minds

William S. Burroughs SOFT MACHINE music by THURSTON MOORE read by ANNE WALDMAN

Anne Waldman and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore performed William S. Burroughs’ SOFT MACHINE as the Soft Machine Sutra at John Zorn’s NYC venue The Stone on April 17th 2014. Recorded by Fast Speaking Music and released this week, the tracks are available for ...

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EXCLUSIVE, Night & Day

Ariel Beesley’s WISP is a piece of MAGICK

Ariel Beesley, the uke-wielding, pixie-dusted voice-auteur of Los Angeles and NYC folk, with her bone-chilling voice of angelic derivation brings us her album WISP. Like, where did she come from? Not since VU’s Maureen Tucker shyly commanded AFTER HOURS have we heard anyone, ...

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ART

Chase Lisbon’s WE MUST REMAIN THE WILDHEARTED OUTSIDERS is EPIC and finally HERE!

Over the last decade, there have only been a few underground photographers that have made any sort of entrance into obsession as art. During a time when indie modeling seemed it might be something more than the repetition of pornographic-surrealism Chase Lisbon stood ...

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ART, Open Roads/Open Minds

Do Androids Dream? by Christopher Alvarez

New work right off the editing binge of photographer-artist creative director Christopher Alvarez. We think these portraits are scrumptious and prove maybe that a photographer can do a little bit more thinking in the editing suite than just on a shoot.

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EDITORIAL, EXCLUSIVE, FASHION

IMPERIAL TEEN with KRIS KIDD and FLEA

Continuing our #INFERNO issue online, Sr. Fashion Editor Mynxii White approached EIC Bil Brown with an idea that the prolific writer Kris Kidd would make a good story. A visual one. Taking it’s cue from the newly renovated Ace Hotel in DTLA and ...

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KENNETH ANGER UNEARTHS LUCIFER RISING with JIMMY PAGE SOUNDTRACK IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, CA –Kenneth Anger, in 1973 was in production of his magnum opus film Lucifer Rising and began a coloration with Jimmy Page, a fellow Crowley devotee who also happened to be the driving force behind Led Zeppelin.The two artists shared esoteric ...

EXCLUSIVE, FASHION

Watch the cultish Behind-The-Scenes of DUNCAN'S RITUALS by MICHAEL DONOVAN, featuring DUNCAN TRUSSELL, ARIEL BEESLEY, ELIZA SYS and KELLY CUNNINGHAM

NYC auteur-photographer Michael Donovan, right off assignment in Hawaii with the iconic Psychadelic spiritual teacher Ram Dass, stopped in Los Angeles to complete part 2 of his three part contribution to the SATORI issue of Black & Grey magazine. A fashion editorial that ...

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KENNETH ANGER UNEARTHS LUCIFER RISING with JIMMY PAGE SOUNDTRACK IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, CA –Kenneth Anger, in 1973 was in production of his magnum opus film Lucifer Rising and began a coloration with Jimmy Page, a fellow Crowley devotee who also happened to be the driving force ...

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LITERATURE

SOFT MACHINE SUTRA after WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS  MUSIC BY THURSTON MOORE read by ANNE WALDMAN at The Stone NYC0

SOFT MACHINE SUTRA after WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS MUSIC BY THURSTON MOORE read by ANNE WALDMAN at The Stone NYC

Anne Waldman and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore performed William S. Burroughs’ SOFT MACHINE as the Soft Machine Sutra at John Zorn’s NYC venue The Stone on April 17th 2014. Recorded by Fast Speaking Music and released ...

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FASHION

Behind-The-Scenes: Michael Donovan's DUNCAN'S RITUALS featuring DUNCAN TRUSSELL0

Behind-The-Scenes: Michael Donovan’s DUNCAN’S RITUALS featuring DUNCAN TRUSSELL

NYC auteur-photographer Michael Donovan, right off assignment in Hawaii with the iconic Psychadelic spiritual teacher Ram Dass, stopped in Los Angeles to complete part 2 of his three part contribution to the SATORI issue of Black ...

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EXCLUSIVE

Check Out The #BTS PREVIEW of Michael Donovan's DUNCAN'S RITUALS featuring Duncan Trussell0

Check Out The #BTS PREVIEW of Michael Donovan’s DUNCAN’S RITUALS featuring Duncan Trussell

Watch the cultish, trippy behind the scenes fashion story from the NYC auteur photographer Michael Donovan featuring comedian and “chaos magician” Duncan Trussell (The Duncan Trussell Family Hour). Filmed and edited by Christopher Alvarez. EXCLUSIVE to ...

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EDITORIAL

Eyes in All Heads Part 1. Choosing A Leica.2

Eyes in All Heads Part 1. Choosing A Leica.

“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson I am starting to see very, very clearly – and sight is the biggest part ...

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FASHION FEATURES

What Luxury Really is: Shopping for Quality or the Virtue in Supporting an Emerging Designer.0

What Luxury Really is: Shopping for Quality or the Virtue in Supporting an Emerging Designer.

So I did a test. Maybe a crazy one, but a test nevertheless. I need a jacket, vest and maybe sunglasses and a tablet case. I decided to visit the website of a few of the brands that I enjoy both culturally and visually. This is

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“A Very Wearable Piece of Art” Haute Couture After The Shows

This CBC documentary is an exposé on the Haute Couture, who buys it and what it really is about. Often the shows are a preliminary showcase of what the lead designers of each major house are bringing to the market for the season. Haute Couture week

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Check out the PREVIEW for Black & Grey magazine VOL 3 no 1 INFERNO NOW0

Check out the PREVIEW for Black & Grey magazine VOL 3 no 1 INFERNO NOW

INFERNO PREVIEW comes on the Old Gaelic holiday of SAMHAIN is the beginning of the third volume of fashion art and literature periodical Black & Grey magazine. Features include fashions by Vivienne Westwood, Rodarte, Zana Bayne, and introducing Coral Castillo and Joshua Maddox. Manifesto and art

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Bill Cunningham sighting at Rodarte SS14 #NYFW0

Bill Cunningham sighting at Rodarte SS14 #NYFW

Black & Grey magazine, in the midst of covering Rodarte’s somewhat controversial departure from their normal “McQueen for Target” offerings into the realm of Los Angeles 1980s Hood-Rat-Revisited happened to see and speak to infamous NYT street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. BG: Hey Bill, did you get

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D’ARC with Nettie Harris styled by Gunnar Deatherage by Bil Brown and Shannon Dean

Nettie Harris, a dynamic model that has been featured on the cover of Journal magazine, shot by Terry Richardson, and MUSE shot by Ryan McGinley

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MARIE with DEFENZ MECHANISM and AGONY by MATTHEW K. MAYES for Black and Grey magazine

Matt Mayes (Mojokiss) has been a staunt supporter and contributor to Black & Grey magazine since it’s inception in 2010. Based out of the Tampa

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STAN BRAKHAGE FILMS: In Chronological Order

2014 is the 60th anniversary of rebellious experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage.

If you have yet to see Brakhage's seminal films, shot primarily with 16mm as opposed to the 35 or 70mm cameras of Hollywood auteurs it's okay. We've provided them here. A warning though, although not violent or overtly sexual, Brakhage covers themes from childbirth to death with a clarity that still shocks today.