Russell Simmons, Mogul of Hip Hop


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What Is the Most Dangerous Gang in Prison?

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH you do not want to cross the most dangerous gang in prison!

Run DMC's King of Rock

The rap group's second album on the road to their massive success is covered in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Unpopular Mechanics, the Magazine for Young Muslim American Makers

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH young Muslim Americans are given instructions for making a clock.

Comics about men being 'deceived' by makeup

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It is sometimes asked whether or not women wearing makeup is "deceitful" or "unfair" to heterosexual men—a way of "lying" about their beauty, rather than a personal aesthetic choice not so different from deciding to wear flattering clothes. In a wonderful series of comics on Tumblr, Megan Nicole Dong examines what it would really look like for men to be "deceived" by makeup. Read the rest

Enjoy reading your copy of National Geografox

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH National Geographic Magazine, newly purchased by Fox, finally gets Science right!

The Filming of Andy Warhol's EMPIRE (1964)

Is Andy Warhol's eight-hour film a supreme act of considered minimalism, or one of the 20th century's most notorious art pranks?

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Last X-Vector Fighter, and MORE!

Tom the Dancing Bug IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Bob's Secrets, Stupid Stupid Comics for Morons and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Schoolly D's Influential Hit: PSK, What Does It Mean?

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip is about the man who created gangster rap.

The Miracle of Consciousness

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH consciousness makes the human the only animal that can be the master of its own destiny.

Ice T Deals With A Setback

A severe car crash prompts Ice T to rethink his life situation leading to choosing either the criminal life, or to roll the dice and take the music business seriously.

The FUGS First Rehearsal and Lou Reed's Earliest Known Recording of 'Heroin'

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A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and Its Disastrous Effect on The Vietnam War

With Lyndon Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest.

Omnipotent Superhero God-Man!! (plus minor character God-Girl.)

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH God-Man must do epic battle with Captain Blasphemy, while minor character God-Girl makes an appearance.

Mc Shan and Marley Marl

Building DJ Marley Marl's rap stable with one more emcee on the road to creating the legendary "Juice Crew" in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Dr. Seuss's New Book, Based on a Shopping List He Once Wrote

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Dr. Seuss's new book, Which Pie Should I Buy, is based on a long-lost "manuscript"!

Early History of Andy Warhol's First Factory

The original Warhol Factory was located next to the local YMCA, with an easy view inside of exercising gymnasts - and other personal recollections from 1964.

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