ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK GETS BANNED

65 years ago today, Rock Around the Clock movie gets banned due to its “hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.”

LOLONG ANJING WAHAB

Sebuah puisi memikat untuk merayakan Hari Literasi Internasional.

DERU & HARUBIRU TANDA SERU

Jangan eksesif, kurangi foya-foya memakai tanda seru. Substansi ada pada pemilihan kata, seleksi diksi, dan kecermatan kolokasi. Bukan simbol eksklamasi.

EVOLUSI ROCKABALI: VEGAS DULU, UBUD KEMUDIAN

Rockabali—lakuran dari “Rockabilly” dan “Bali”—yang tadinya melulu mengkhusus pada sub kultur Rockabilly, pomade boogie, dan pompadour ‘n’ roll di Bali, kini maknanya telah berekspansi. Melebar menuju arus utama juga merangkul genre musik berbeda, berevolusi menjadi sebentuk budaya baru.

EBENZ HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

Ebenz, a dear friend, a metal messiah, a mad axeman, a monumental force for Indonesia’s rock and roll, a humble human, has just passed away.

NOTTING HILL & WHITE RIOT

On this date in 1976 more than 100 police officers had to be taken to hospital after clashes at Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

TEN 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Ten, arguably the greatest rock debut of all time, turned 30 today.

ROCK-N-ROLL EXHIBITION: RANDY SALIM

Randy Salim exhibits some monstrous riffs, beats that make you want to commit physical assault, vocals that defy medical logic, lyrics written with middle fingers permanently pointing skywardall the forces that drive you to pump your fist, bang your head, air drum maniacally and air guitar like the biggest fucking retard on the planet.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE WOMAN

Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel makes us reflect on the living conditions of women in contexts where religious fanaticism prevails. Her work highlights the strength and courage of Middle Eastern women.

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