I'm not gonna say I'm a huge streetwear fan because I kinda don't think I'm cool enough to wear it. Shouts to all my people who hold down fresh ass street wear tho! But, this jacket is amazing and the details are sick. Its leather and I want it. I want! I want it! I want it! Its the product of a collab between Mishka (street wear giant) and Japanese label Phenomenon and boy is it good. Partake!
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Often, you have to bow to greatness. Those whose words are more poignant, more magical and straight up new jack than yours. This is one of those times. In brief, "Let the Great World Spin" just won the National Book Award for Fiction and its brilliant. I'll let the experts tell the rest. Roll Tape!
"One of the most electric, profound novels...in years. "Let the Great World Spin” is an emotional tour de force. It is a heartbreaking book, but not a depressing one. [It] can feel like a precursor to another novel of colliding cultures: “The Bonfire of the Vanities”. --NY Times Book Review
“With Philippe Petit’s breathless 1974 tightrope walk between the uncompleted WTC towers at its axis, Colum McCann offers us a lyrical cycloramic high-low portrait of New York City in its days of burning; Park Avenue matrons, Bronx junkies, Center Street judges, downtown artists and their uptown subway-tagging brethren, street priests, weary cops, wearier hookers, grieving mothers of an Asian war freshly put to bed; a masterful chorus of voices all obliviously connected by the most ephemeral vision; a pin-dot of a man walking on air 110 stories above their heads.”–Richard Price, author of Lush Life
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Excerpt via: Columm McAnn
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If you've never heard of McSweeneys then your missing out because not only are the writers there hilarious and ridiculous in every way, but they're excellent writers to boot. Heres a particularly hilarious post about an Emo Godzilla who, for some reason, just can't get his weight down. Partake!!
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Story via: McSweeneys
Kris Kuksi is an artist born in Springfield Missouri and grew in neighboring Kansas. Where we in the U.S tend to destroy our artists, Kris was lucky enough to escape that fate and blossom into a dynamo of the macabre. His illustrations and more impressively his sculptures are so filled with death and decay its as though you can see them degrade right before your eyes. Truly a brilliant artist.
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* LOOK AT THE DETAIL!
Same Animation Style. Same Bat channel. Pt II of the series. Enjoy :)
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This is pretty amazing. I mean, they accomplished this by shooting it frame by frame with a digital photo camera. Thats dedication! And, its part of a three part series :) The voices are creepy and its got a very sort of suspence filled theme. Anyway, I found it interesting and thought you would! Go forth and be entertained!
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Um... Beyonce went IN. Like COMPLETELY. She's insanely attractive.. MY GOODNESS!
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Chris Brown is trying to resurrect a career the only way you can.. with HITS and it just might be working. I like this joint. Heres the New video for it. Partake!
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Here's the other collab they currently have going called "Telephone" off Lady Gagas debut album "The Fame Monster". Partake!
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One of the highly anticipated collabos between Lady Gags and Bey comes from Beys last album (Sasha Fierce) "Videophone". The original was pretty dope in its own right and Gaga definitely adds a nice touch. The vid should be coming later this week so look out for that but for right now partake and enjoy!
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I posted the New York version of this maybe two weeks ago. This ones a bit longer. The same question. Different answers. And they're in London.
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I like Geek Wear. I like it alot. I like Mocs and Christmas Sweaters and bowties and this is my sort of clothing :)
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The very highly anticipated Lebron VII "Red Carpet" edition is out in stores today over at the House of Hoops or the 34th st. Foot Locker. These sneaks are a very very limited release so if you want a pair you better hustle up and get your move on. They're pretty sweet too.. OOooo WEeee. I won't be getting a pair but maybe I can live vicariously through you guys?
Pics via: SneakerNews
Photographer David Roemer shows us Ms. Imans ( if your nasty) sexy side and I must say I enjoy the view. Bon appetit!
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My fine feathered friend .tiff put me on to Flying Lotus..hmm... I wanna say somewhere around early last year maybe and I've been hooked ever since. If you watch Adult Swim you've definitely heard his monochromatic multi-layered sound and wondered who the hell makes music like that. Well, he does, and he's pretty famous for it I think. This one is off his most recent EP LA 3X3 and its even more raw and spacey and earthy as anything else he's done. Of course he's a member of that most esteemed recording company Warp Records which have given us Grizzley Bear and Boards of Canada amongst many others so sit back, relax, enjoy and see if this doesn't make you feel something. Then check your pulse.
Pic via: .Tiff
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Heres a track i've had on repeat all day. Its called 2012 by Jaspects ft. Janelle Monae and she's speaking to me on this one. Jaspects is a sort of neo jazz soul group hailing out of Atlanta and their new album The Polkadotted Stripe is absolutely in stores so if you like this one why not mosey on over to Amazon or something and pick the album up. Enjoy this one.. its a goodie :)
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You can pick the album up HERE
War Photographer James Nachtwey has made it his mission to throw himself into danger in order to capture war in its rawest form for some time now and he's created a sort of documentary of that struggle, that calling. Its pretty chilling stuff and as it is Veterans Day I'd like to present something that hopefully will stop all people from fighting wars because although at times fighting is noble and necessary it is still disastrous. Something to think about. I hope your paying attention.
Pic via: James Nachtwey
Vid via: Youtube
Usually we have photographs up on Wednesdays because, of course, it is photography wednesdays here at 5pt mag. However, its Veterans Day and I wanted to post this. Its called Operation Black and its an animated retelling of something that happened to a particular soldier in the Iraq War. The author is Colby Buzzell and he was a U.S Army Specialist in the war. Seeing it from a soldiers perspective is the only way to see it I think. Partake! And celebrate our soldiers if you can whereever they may be.
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Decisions Decisions Decisions.. A short film by Allli Sadegiani on Greed... hmmmmm Partake!
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Vid via: OpenFilm
Eric Testroete is 3d artist and game designer out of Canada and this was his Hallows Eve Costume.. Fantastic isn't it!?
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Dame Dash has returned to feature a new group of some pretty well known stars stepping outside their boxes a bit. Sounds fun eh? Partake!
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Vid via: Kanye
Written by: Shakeya Mahone
Congratulations to the New York Yankees, our World Series Champions who defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in game six winning an astounding twenty-seven championships. In the great famous words of Jay z and Alicia Keys “Empire State of mind”, “Let’s hear it for New York”.
Keya’s 5pt New York Favorites
New York fitted baseball cap
Apples/ Hot dogs
42nd Street-“the meeting place of any event”
NYC Cabs- “after a long night”
Yankee Stadium- “where the winning takes place”
Valentino: The Last Emperor is a documentary covering his life as well as the end of his career at the fashion house he created. We all know that his lifestyle is lavish and his career long but its sobering to appreciate his very humble beginnings as well as his relationship with his business partner Giancarlo. The film was produced by Matt Tyrnauer ( Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair) and when I went to the Angelica to see the premier he and Andre Leon Talley were there answering questions and telling the story of the filming. All those who say they are interested in or are lovers of fashion this one is for you. The DVD is out so you can go scoop it from Amazon whenever you desire. If you haven't seen it here's the trailer. Enjoy :)
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You can buy the DVD Here