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Miss America: The 12 cheesiest ‘home state’ intros from the contestants

12 hours agoArts : Arts Post

For the parade of states that kicks off the Miss America pageant, contestants are nudged to share a bit of trivia about their home states. (”From the home of the Ravens and O’s, Old Bay and Natty Boh, I’m Jade Kenny, your Miss Maryland!”) Naturally, there’s room for high-grade kitsch. Here are the 12 cheesiest […]

Alain Locke, herald of the Harlem Renaissance, is finally laid to rest

12 hours agoArts : Arts Post

A crowd assembled under gray skies and drizzle this weekend to remember a man none of them had ever met but whose contributions to American culture resonate through 20th-century history– and whose ashes had been stored for decades in a container the size of a coffee can. Sixty years after his death, on what would […]

Join Us This Saturday for ‘Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins’ by Douglas Kearney & Val Jeanty

If you attended our symposium of poets & artists last year, you may remember that the event ended with the announcement that poet Douglas Kearney and artist Terry Adkins would be collaborating on a forthcoming performance piece. In the subsequent months, Kearney and Adkins corresponded about how this piece might take shape. The project was [...]

BOOM! Turfing Against the World

  In 2010, the annual juried show at Southern Exposure was titled BOOM! Thinking back on it now, I love that curator Astria Suparak called it BOOM! It was a little melodramatic for a few rooms of generally non-explosive works of art, but prescient in a way. BOOM! – the beat comes in and everybody […]

Theater Wit will perform 'Bad Jews'

Theater Wit will perform “Bad Jews,” a vicious new comedy by Joshua Harmon, this spring, a representative for the theater announced on Monday.

A Postal Approach to Abstraction

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

CHICAGO — Jordan Scott makes pictures by collaging thousands of vintage postage stamps onto panel and canvas and coating the surface in resin.

Take Action: How I Overcame Writer’s Block

Ray Bradbury once said if you’re a writer and you’re blocked, well, you’ve picked the wrong subject then, haven’t you? At least he had a subject. For me, writer’s block was never … Read more

8 Tips For Writing Like You Mean It

One of my goals since joining Intercom has been to encourage more of the talented engineers, designers, product managers and… Read more… You're reading 8 Tips For Writing Like You Mean It, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

Miss America: How did Miss New York and her plastic red cup win the crown?

13 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Did that really happen? Did a woman playing a red plastic cup really beat out all the opera singers and jazz-tap dancers to win Miss America? Few saw Miss New York Kira Kazantsev coming. She had not won any of the key preliminary competitions in swimsuit or talent last week, which help determine who will make […]

Monday MADness- Two Defectives!

Rather than dig through a bunch of old stuff this week, I though I’d share the rough sketches I did for the recent parody of “True Detective” in MAD #528. Here they are, followed by the final art… clicky any to embiggen: Yes, these roughs were all done digitally using my super-sized Cintiq. Why digital, […]

Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave

13 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware One of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora's Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a head. Show More Summary

Change of pace

13 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

La Cieca has just heard that Joseph Kaiser, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to participate in Sunday's Voce recital.

An Abundance of Robin Hoods: How Social Bandits Defy Time and Culture

13 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Whenever a source of authority grows too powerful and begins to usurp the common people, Robin Hood-like characters start to appear in film and literature. Column by Leah Dearborn Robin Hood (or Robehod, or Robynhod— the variations are practically endless) first began appearing in ballads sometime back in the fourteenth century. Show More Summary

The iPod is Dead; Now Stop Being So Weepy and Start Looking at the Future

It happened just as Apple was giving us one thing many of us couldn’t imagine wanting (a watch), and one thing we definitely didn’t ask for (“buying” U2?s new record for us). Apple quietly killed the iPod. That is, iPod touch lives on...Show More Summary

The European Shoah Legacy Institute and its Mission to Recover Looted Art

13 hours agoArts : ARCAblog

By Halyna Senyk, Executive Director The Holocaust-Era Assets Conference of June 2009 in Pragueand the resulting Terezin Declaration endorsed by forty-seven countries reaffirmed the crying need for addressing issues surround the restitution and compensation of looted art. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Love From Grandmaster Flash

13 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

Last night’s Miss America contest lit up Twitter. The talent section of the show was accompanied by strange captions such as, “Slapped a shark as a kid” and “Terrified of frogs”. Miss New York won, for the third year in a row. [Vulture] 25 year old art star Lucien Smith says he needs to take a break from the art world. Show More Summary

Royal New Zealand Ballet Names New Director

13 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

The Italian dancer and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia will take over following the departure of Ethan Stiefel.

How to Sharpen a Pencil for Drawing – Karl Gnass

At first I though this would be superficial, and though it does go through the basics we all think we know from art school, I’ve been sharpening artist pencils for more years than I can count, and I learned a few things. Karl Gnass transitioned from a career as concept and storyboard artist into teaching […]

Pre-Roof Expense

Well I ordered this before I knew about the new roof but she's non-returnable. With the RA in my shoulders I'd given up classes or sewing in living room as the machines are just to heavy to load and unload anymore. I ran across this on ebay and it was the first I'd seen under $200 so I ordered her. Show More Summary

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