Sam Bayliss Ibram’s Portraits of Underground Club Kids

London-based photographer Sam Bayliss Ibram’s portraits of the characters from underground club culture are more than snapshots of his “close friends, freaks [he] meets at the club.” They images explore style, individuality, identity, sexuality, gender and more. His portraits capture fascinating humans—including musicians and artists like Kelela and Princess Nokia—and are shot with a tenderness that reflects Ibram’s obvious respect. He says his work is …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An underground park for NYC, up-close with the Crab Nebula, why silence is good for you and more in our look around the web

1. Hubble’s Beautiful Close-Up Image of the Crab Nebula In yet another image and discovery that are difficult to comprehend fully, NASA has delved into the core of Taurus’ Crab Nebula—via the Hubble Telescope—and released an up-close image that shows the left-overs of a supernova. The glistening, colorful picture shows a neutron star in the middle of the nebula that’s “about the same mass as …

Guerilla Toss: Polly’s Crystal

Guerilla Toss, the newest addition to the DFA Records roster, already have years of playing their dissonant yet danceable #newagerage in basements and venues under their belt—garnering a reputation for high-energy live shows. For their upcoming EP Flood Dosed, it shows—as one Bandcamp commentor notes—”a kinder, gentler gtoss” but their chaotic, avant-garde spirit still pierces through. The sensory-inducing headbanger “Polly’s Crystal” will undoubtedly introduce a …