What's All This Then?
What's All This Then?
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Chicago may not always love you back, but your Chicago Field Notes Memo Books will always be there for you. There's no better place to keep track of italian beef joints, Blackhawks point streaks, neighborhood bars, Mayoral election calendars, and parking dibs. Available now in the Field Notes Brand Shop.
As you probably have noticed over the last fifteen years, we're a bit of obsessed with the films of Stanley Kubrick. Check this sweet collection of behind-the-scenes photos from the set of 2001 and find tons more stuff in our big, messy archive of Kubrickian links.
"One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen." —Rene Daumal. Why did we do it? Because it is there. Or was anyhow. Presenting Above the Sun, a true story.
Our take on privacy, reader tracking and ad blocking from the perspective of our advertising network, The Deck.
Our Field Notes limited release for winter, The Snow Blind Edition, is coated with photochromic ink that changes color when exposed to direct sunlight. Indoors, they're white, outdoors they're blue! Available in 3-Packs and as part of a year-long Seasonal Subscription now.
Since 2004, we have been doing our part to encourage acrimony and hard feelings at family gatherings. Face it, you'll probably fight about something at your holiday get-together, it might as well be something important, like whether or not you're in the two percent of the world's population that Albert Einstein purportedly claimed could solve this puzzle. So... Who Owns The Fish?
It's often lost in the candy-coated, super-styled proceedings of the holiday, but Halloween is really all about departed souls and dealing with loss.
A warning to trick-or-treaters, in the style of Hilaire Belloc.
There's something for everyone in our Museum of Online Museums. For example, Voices of East Anglia's groovy Japanese print ads from the 60s and 70s collection. Like most cultural institutions, The MoOM needs the support of the community to survive. Well, not really, since we don't have a building or a staff or even those cheap little round colored badges that you hook on your collar when you attend... We do however have a new version of The MoOM Mug, which is available exclusively to benefactors.
A list of all the brilliant people who have helped us by guest editing Fresh Signals can be found here.
Other recent features are listed on Page Two.
Trailer for the film The Lobster.
The man who makes me swoon takes a look at Arion Press.
Related to the last, best use of an Iron Butterfly song ever.
Buzzfeed takes a look at 44 of the most breathtaking shots in Michael Mann movies. Included are a bunch from one of my all-time favorite movies, Manhunter.
Light Pillars over Alaska .
As big fans of Pistol Shrimps Radio, its wonderful to put images to words: here's video footage of the L.A. Municipal Dance Squad, and the entire game where the Shrimps were cruelly decimated by NBA benchwarmers.
Beyonce drops the video for her newest song, Formation. NSFW lyrics.
"When Frank began painting posters for Ghanaian movie theaters he was given a clear mandate: If the movie was gory, the poster should be gorier. If it was sexy, make the poster sexier. And when in doubt, throw in a fish. "
Posted without comment: "How the Founder of Moon Juice Eats Every Day."
Now I know how excited y'all were about that Star Wars thing: Savage Steve Holland is working on a follow-up to One Crazy Summer with Bobcat Goldthwait, Joel Murray, and Curtis Armstrong.
Our MS has mixed feelings about the newly-discovered Aphonopelma johnnycashi.
Marcus is reading one book about each president from November 8, 2015 until November 8, 2016 Election Day.
Chicago's Oldest Bars.
Shakespeare's original pronunciation sounds amazing (and unveils ribald puns).
So sweet, my teeth ache. In a good way. Hershey's ad, My Dad.
"It's a tricky game and we don't always get it right (but we obviously did this year --obviously), but it certainly makes gambling easier." Bracketology for the 2016 Tournament of Books. The Rooster approaches. Get reading.
A fun look at all of the moving parts in shooting a spot with a motion control rig.
"This 1930s-era newsreel was recently discovered by sisters Nancy and Barbara Sleeper of Newberry, whose grandfather, Sanborn Sleeper, was the superintendent of the Luce County Road Commission from 1928 until sometime around World War II." Winter Comes to Michigan.
A read that starts off as one thing and goes somewhere else entirely (and then some): "What the Heck is a Catch in the NFL, Anyway?"
Massive Stars in NGC 6357.
Roger Ebert's script for the unmade Russ Meyer/Sex Pistols film, Who Killed Bambi?.
NHL Players that look like Tilda Swinton.
The last star in the universe will be a red dwarf.
"River North is the worst. Like, the actual worst. OK, yeah, it's pretty with all its luxury high-rises, startup offices, and AVEDA salons, but let's be honest: River North is where you go when you want to get into hour-long arguments about the validity of global warming with a 45-year-old drunk finance bro who believes the environmental movement is a Marxist plot." Spot. On. Vice gives us their City Guide to Chicago.
Crossing America by bike share from Manhattan to Santa Monica.
So you know, the grid system for London that never happened.
100 Jokes that Shaped Modern Comedy.
Scenes From 21st-Century China.
"One is the most innovative writer of the 20th century, the other is James Joyce. Can you distinguish between sentences written by the Irish novelist and the lyrics of surrealist rapper Kool Keith?"
The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin, the Comma Queen on, well, you know.
Pretty Much Everything, by Aaron James Draplin. I've peeked at this beauty and you want this, you really want this.
The trailer for the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game is some wholesome family fun.
Scans from a (often a bit unintentionally funny) guide handed out by the German government to asylum seekers: "Germany and Its People." Every illustration would make for an awesome t-shirt or poster.
Stefan Glerum's Stained Glass Project for an Amsterdam residential development is fantastic.
Paul Ford's What is Code? wins a National Magazine Award. Awesome.
Page Two contains the previous 40 Fresh Signals, recent features, a key to the icons and the categorical archives.
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