JUST ORDERED THESE

badboys from the Nike iD store. Showcasing on the courts in Hackney Downs in 2010.



LOVE DISTANCE

A man from Fukuoka and a woman from Tokyo prove their love by running to meet each other.



THE CARTER

Trailer for a new Sundance documentary about Lil' Wayne.



LOOK ALIKES



More.

CHRIS WITH TEACUP



NIGGER THE DOG

I was looking through old family photo albums recently for images to save digitally before they deteriorate. Unexpectedly, on the back of one faded picture, I noticed some handwriting. The wobbly scrawl was penned by my mother as a girl, and lovingly listed the names of those who appear in the photograph: Dad, Mam, John, Peter... Nigger.

Evidently, when she was a kid, my mum had a dog named Nigger. His murky outline is faintly visible in the bottom corner of the photo. Finding out the family dog answered to the n-word was a shock. Even more so when you consider that my mum went on to marry my father—a black man—and is anti-racist with a passion you only see in parents of mixed-race children.

Why had I never heard about Nigger before? Neither my mum nor anyone else in the family had ever mentioned the dog. Its existence had been hushed up. So I decided to confront my relatives with the photograph and bring this secret dog to light.

The portrait was taken in 1945 in front of my mum’s home in Northenden—a predominantly white, working-class estate in south Manchester. In this pre-politically-correct community, nigger was a popular term to describe a shade of brown, just like you’d say something was “cherry red” or “sky blue” ...

* Read the whole story of my mum's dog in this month's issue of Prospect, available on most magazine stands. If you're outside the UK then you can read it online, but you need to subscribe (bummer).


FLAIRS - 'TRUCKERS DELIGHT'



RITON AND PRIMARY 1 - 'RADIATES'

My buddy Joe from Primary 1 is launching a new video!

HEY BIG GUY




COMMERCIAL STREET LIFT



WHEN DAD'S OUT OF TOWN

My dad is in Las Vegas until this Wednesday! So it's just me and my brother home alone!
Woohoo!



JAMES BLAGDEN



CHEERS TO YOU



NO REST FOR THE BEST: 'OUR ENDS' GROUP SHOW TONITE


Chapter One Gallery presents 'Our Ends' a London group show with...


Marcus Oakley, Russell Maurice, Petro, Jiro Bevis, James Pearson Howes, Lindsey Gooden, Michael Willis, Daniel David Freeman, Dan Has Potential & Colin Henderson.

Private view Thursday 12th November!

CHAPTER ONE

33 MARSHALL STREET

LONDON

W1F 7ET

There will be a limited number of A1 silkscreen prints of Jiro Bevis' artwork, our favorite illustrator.


PEOPLE DOING STUFF

Strangely satisfying.



INTROSPECTIVE PAUL'S AUDITION TAPE

This is an audition video made by Introspective Paul, a 31-year-old stay-at-home Dad and aspiring scriptwriter/actor/artist/rapper. It is clear evidence of undiscovered genius and shines brightest at the 2 minute mark.



Via the brilliant Robert Popper's blog


bo kat eclipse theory



ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE EARTH

Last night I watched Werner Herzog's documentary about Antarctica - Encounters At The End Of The Earth - and by far the best bit was listening to the cosmic sounds emitted underwater by Waddell seals. It boggles the mind. Those seals echo deep into our collective unconscious. The sound kinda reassures you about our universe's psychedelic interconnected awesomeness. Needed that.