Paul Ha, the director of the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ute Meta Bauer, the director of Singapore’s Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University will curate the exhibition.
It has been a while since I discovered the work of Chez Meka thru their partners 123Klan from Montreal. Meka it's a really skilful and remarkable illustrator with a great influence from underground cultures such as punk rock, motorcycles, tattoos and skateboard. Show More Summary
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After the brutal winter Mother Nature sent us this year, I am wondering if we’ll have a Stravinsky spring! But regardless of the weather, the path to a wonderful growing season starts by attending the fifth annual expanded Perennial Premiere Plant Sale on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. This annual salute to spring […]
In anticipation of the Met’s revival this evening of I puritani, I thought it might be nice to take a look back at a few archival videos. In terms of commercial videos, there isn’t much out there, so once again I look to those great old pirated videos for inspiration. Show More Summary
Lawrence Brownlee’s new album Virtuoso Rossini Arias demonstrate both how far the tenore di grazia has come in the operatic world.
LOS ANGELES — Phyllis McGillicuddy strode out of the bathroom, heading toward a podium that overlooked a room packed with fans and friends alike. It had been a while since Phyllis left her home in suburban Glendale, where she lives with multiple cats and manages the Prescott Pictures Society, home to memorabilia from Hollywood's Prescott Pictures.
It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter of a revolution in art, music, and poetry from the late 80s onward. It was [...]
Back then, I was still such a bad poet/and I didn’t know how to go all the way —Blaise Cendrars, “The Prose of the Trans-siberian,” trans. Ron Padgett, rewritten by me. 1. A DOMESTIC ANECDOTE: When we’re feeling a little down here at Action Books headquarters, when kicking against the pricks has left one or [...]
Zen Pencils is an online comics feature by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than, in which he interprets inspirational writings, sayings and quotes from various sources in the form of comics. The main page of the site is arranged as a blog, and the strips are intermixed with supplementary commentary and other material. New readers may want […]
I can’t help it. Days 15 and 16 of these challenges always gets a certain song stuck in my head. You know, this song by an American rock band from New Jersey … Read more
French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.
We just spent twenty minutes playing with Andrew Benson's brand new visual distorter/webcam feature Flow Cam. I made my own Marilyn Minter! You can too. Animal's Marina Galperina has talked to Benson about the effect which is not, in...Show More Summary
Strike Days Big tree, small axe. When the immigrant rights movement is the only active political struggle in the rest of the country, at least you can count on students at UC Santa Cruz for an anti-austerity strike, which began with a police showdown. The earliest moment of the UAW Teaching Assistant strike on April [...]
When it comes to religious art, depictions of Jesus tend to feature him as saintly, reverential, floating above mere mortals or healing them with his touch (or he's a baby). But a sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz shows Jesus as a homeless man wrapped in a blanket, asleep on a bench.
Let's think about the desert. Place where not much seems to be happening. But we know there's actually a lot going on, right? Life is hiding, blinking, doing sweet push-ups in the shade, hot sap pulling beneath slow oceans of crust.
Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possi...
Nid & Sancy – The Cut up Jeans Technique app from Lab101 on Vimeo. Like an attention-starved Tamagotchi – or a two-and-a-half year-old toddler – this is an app that wants to shake around and gets easily bored. Yes, we’ve seen endless predictions that apps might replace albums. Show More Summary
A young man stands on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela holding a sign that reads, “De niño eran mis héroes. Ahora me reprimen.” (“As a child they were my heroes, now they repress me”). Surrounding him, young men and women dressed in combat fatigues hold toy guns, their faces painted bright green. They’re dissenting against […]
John and Craig visit Ben Blacker's Nerdist Writers Panel for a special crossover episode, recorded in front of a live audience on April 13, 2014.