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GUEST COLUMN: RANDON ROSENBOHM GIVES SPACEMAN PROPS

When Tricky took over, he extended an offer to anyone to write whatever they wanted for Superchief; Randon Rosenbohm took the offer first, giving some shine to NYC hip-hop artist Spaceman.

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GUEST COLUMN: MEGAN BWENSON INSISTS POETRY ISN'T DEAD

I mean, if you say so, gurrrl.

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SYMPHONY AND TRICKY ARE TAKING OVER SUPERCHIEF. (for now.)

ANYTHING GOES MAHFUCKAS

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THE SAD, UNCOMFORTABLE SAGA OF MITT ROMNEY, PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL

Win, lose, or draw tonight, it’s been a hell of a ride with ol’ Mittens, one that Tricky Youth takes a look at on this election-day editorial.

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Fuck the Vote 2012: A Case Against the Electoral Farce

The usual platitude goes something like this: if you didn’t/don’t vote, then you have no right to complain about the government. This is utterly specious: American elections have become so masturbatory that they’re not even fun anymore. This isn’t another cock-in-hand critique, this is a call to action.

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THE GHOST IN THE GEOPOLITICAL MACHINE: Al Qaeda Does Not Exist

“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

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5 Ways Photographers Can Help Occupy Protests

Photographers have always been important to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Photographs depicting police brutality quickly garnered support for the burgeoning movement, as images of protest spread across the internet. After each major event in OWS last year, social networks would be flooded with videos of police over-reacting to the situation, abusing people physically, using unnecessary force, […]

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Occupy Oakland’s Struggle Against Snitches, Saboteurs & the Anarchist Witch Hunt

Article by: William Dunleavy Superchief Managing Editor & person who hates snitches The ‘Black-Bloc’ of Occupy Oakland, the people who believe in using violent tactics against police and private property are taking criticism from the mayor, the press, and pacifists within the ‘Occupy Wall Street movement.’ Are they justified in their actions? Is the Oakland […]

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The Guide to North Korean Secrets (Part 1)

The Guide to North Korean Secrets: What Google Maps is Hiding from You By William Dunleavy Superchief Managing Editor North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died on a train on Monday, December 19, 2011. He had been in complete control of the isolated communist nation since his father, and founder of North Korea, Kim Il […]

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100 RARELY BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS OF NORTH KOREA

THE GUIDE TO NORTH KOREAN SECRETS: 100 RARELY BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS OF NORTH KOREA By William Dunleavy Superchief Managing Editor As I explained in Part 1, I realized that those little squares on Google Earth were geo-tagged photos all along the North Korean border with China. Some of the photos seem to have been taken […]

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1 LEOPARD MAULS INDIAN VILLAGE, CAPTURED ALIVE – 50 ZOO ANIMALS ESCAPE IN OHIO, SHOT DEAD

Know what really gets my goat? People in America do not give a SHIT about animals. Sure, we “willfully ignore” factory farming, hormonal dangers in our food supply, and sometimes we like to indulge in a little dog fighting – but that’s not even what I’m talking about right now. Let’s consider the examples. Most […]

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A Peeper’s Guide to NYC

New York City is the greatest place in the world to be a peeping tom. There’s 9 million people all stacked up on each other- all you really have to do is stand on a rooftop at night time and you can see inside thirty peoples’ bedrooms. There’s even a whole economy within real estate […]

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SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh […]

TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980’s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.