Berlin based Maren Karlson makes drawings of powerful Amazonian women interfacing in a world of recurrent tropes that range from dominatrix Mickey Mouse, hyper-geometric interiors, and half-burnt cigarettes. The character is mammoth, with undulating arms and an anthropomorphic braid; badass, aggressive and splendid. Her ladies hold their fists high, they’re vulgar and violent and unapologetically beautiful.
One of the great personalities to cross over from sports to acting, who didn’t kill his wife like OJ, Bubba Smith was an icon of the 1980′s with his Police Academy roles, and his badass Miller Lite ads. He will be missed.
You know when one of your heroes does something really fucking off and his badass, tough guy persona is just tarnished even though Elmo is cute? This was the moment where we can no longer look at DeNiro as Raging Bull but a Little Focker.
Any kid who ever picks up an electric guitar, this should be the template to measure your badass status. Neil Young wrote about 50 songs with this amount of attitude and style, but “Cinnamon Girl” may be our all-time favorite Neil Young with an electric guitar song. And this is a good drinking a beer on a Friday afternoon in the sun kind of jam. Enjoy.