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In the Beginning was the End: 50 Years of Devo

Like the oscillations on an energy dome, the de-evolution doctrine of some geeky Akron, Ohio punkers has echoed for generations, inspiring underground art scenes for most of a century. This is the story of art and Devo.

Dr. Bug and Mr. Game Freak: The Fanzine Origins of Pokémon

In 1983, 17-year-old Satoshi Tajiri created Game Freak, a handmade tips-and-tricks guide for his favourite arcade games. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Tajiri also happens to be the creator of the highest-grossing video game of all time.

Hardcore in the Void: The Return of Anti-Matter

“There were definitely times where I thought, ‘I could really use a conversation with someone who’s just seen it all.’” Texas is the Reason’s Norman Brannon discusses his reasons for reviving his ’90s hardcore zine.

Walking Tall: Boots Riley on the Utility of Absurd Art

“What I want to do is use this exaggeration to point out contradictions and to point out ironies and skip over large swaths of theory and just smack it in your face. That’s the usefulness to me.” The activist, musician and director tells us how to speak to a world that’s gotten strange.

Art Holes: Boo!

Horror artist Trevor Henderson gives us a peek at the nightmare factory.