Illuminati & The Music Industry Interrupted.

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Tokyo ‘Super’ Manga artist

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 New Ballpoint Pen Drawings with a Punch from Shohei Otomo

hakuchi x1Tokyo artist Shohei (aka Hakuchi) Otomo(featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 20). The only son of great manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo, the acclaimed writer and director of the anime cult classic Akira, Hakuchi carries on his father’s legacy with his own graphic illustrations that combine Japanese iconography with a dark, retro-punk edge and a healthy dose of sardonic humor.  — ©ourtesy of   Hi-Fructose feature —

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Remembering those Notables we’ve lost in 2014…may they ALL R.I.P.

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Phillip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on February 2 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Hoffman died of “accidental acute mixed-drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine.” — ©ourtesy of UPI/Dennis Van Tine

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PAPER MAG: Meet the Original Gangsters

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rudePaulSqueezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.

AZZEDINE ALAIAPEDRO ALMODOVARSARAH ANDELMANANDRÉ BALAZSJOHN BALDESSARIAFRIKA BAMBAATAAKLAUS BIESENBACHDANNY BOWIENRICHARD BRANSONNICK CAVELARRY CLARKJEFFREY DEITCHDAVE EGGERS HERBIE FLETCHERHIROSHI FUJIWARA KIM GORDONJEAN-PAUL GOUDEBETHANN HARDISON DEBBIE HARRYANGEL HAZEJAMES JEBBIAMICHELE LAMYGIORGIO MORODERSHIRIN NESHATRICK OWENSMARISSA PATERNOSTERRUPAULJEREMY SCOTTCINDY SHERMANJENNY SLATEPATTI SMITHSHANE SMITHPAT TENOREALICE WATERS JOHN WATERSOLIVIER ZAHM

Can We Talk……AGAIN? A Chat with Joan Rivers.

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Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997

Where would you like to live?   Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.

How would you like to die?   Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?   Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.

What is your motto?   I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center x4My movies, I made them just with my friends, the way every kid today makes a movie with your cellphone. I just started out doing it and they were basically made to startle people with their own values. People who thought they were open minded, I wanted to make fun of their limits and play with the boundaries of whatever was correct at the time. We were always making fun of the peace and love movement—and even though I certainly looked like a a hippie, I was more of a yippie. I would go to riots, but not so much for the political thing, I would go to get laid. Riots were a great place to make a date, you could always find people at riots. So it was always great cruising at riots. I tried to take that the spirit and make fun of it and make fun of myself by calling my films trash. Critics couldn’t say they were trash because I already said it. Continue reading