Thanks to the holiday, some of us will not be at our finest this week. Our massive hangovers will likely be compounded with the news that taxes are going way up and arts funding’s going way down. Happy New Year!
In light of all that, here are some art events that are easy on both your stomach and your wallet.
We've spent the last 12 months listening, fast-forwarding, forming opinions, rewinding, relistening and reforming opinions to albums birthed from the Brooklyn music scene. Now let's find out what the bands responsible for some of our favorites have been listening to and forming opinions on in 2012. (Then go listen to them, form opinions, and we'll start the cycle again. See how this works?)
Among other things, this set explores the debauchery of Trip House. This Bushwick mansion has gotten many a pair of organic cotton panties in a twist for "vandalizing" a possibly historic building. Personally, I'll take DJ sets from Pictureplane, Ultrademon, Lil Internet, and Work TVK over preserved wainscoting. Plus the graffiti makes my pictures look better.
If you're single and hating it, leave it to your friends at The L to help. We've teamed up with the minds behind HowAboutWe to create Brooklyn Dating, a service that will (hopefully) help change online dating and find you the Brooklynite of your dreams. If you're trying to go on some dates, instead of spending all of your valuable dating time filling out compatibility tests, just go on some dates. We know this sounds scary, but we make it easy. Just visit Brooklyn Dating, pick the outing that sounds the most interesting to you (or come up with one of your own) make an account (if you haven't already), and go! Just go.
Every week, we'll post three of our favorite Brooklyn dates to aid you in your search for a soulmate. So get off your laptop, (or your iPad or iPhone or iPod or whatever) and go fall in love. Click here to get started, and you can find the three best Brooklyn dates of the week after the jump.
Some artists are just cut from a separate cloth. Or, at least, that’s the sense you got from last week’s video profile on the homeless artist Anthony Dominguez, by Vice’s Taji Ameen. The video portrays a timid, smiling man who makes complex abstract paintings in the New York Public Library by day and squats in empty well shafts by night. He has a show up now at Clayton Patterson's Outlaw Art Museum on the Lower East Side, so I stopped by.
The good news is that there are far fewer sex stories in this year's top ten. Or maybe that's bad news for you. Truly, though, it's always good to see, when compiling a list based on pageviews, a nice variety of the kinds of stories you put out on a daily basis. WE'RE NOT SWITCHING TO PORN JUST YET, PEOPLE. Read on for the ten most important internet stories you will ever encounter...
So, you've already watched every single holiday movie in your rotation. You've already over-eaten, gotten drunk with all of your childhood friends, and maybe gotten into a fight with your relatives. No time like the present to retreat to your room for a few hours to watch some weird holiday shit on YouTube, right?
We have you covered. In the likely event you need a break from weeping quietly in front of It's a Wonderful Life or actually conversing with your loved ones, here's a (totally arbitrary) sampling of the very best holiday specials YouTube has to offer. Chewbacca and Arnold Schwarzenegger included.
It’s Christmas Day, and we here at the L have an extra special present for you today. GIFs! They’re part of GIF Wrapping, a meticulous Secret Santa project initiated by the folks over at netartnet.net, the web’s only online directory and exhibition listing hub for Internet-related exhibitions. This project, which includes over forty artists (Anthony Antonellis, Rollin Leonard, and Lorna Mills amongst them) tasked artists with the job of making festive GIFs for each other. It’s a personal project, but it’s a public one, too. On the site, GIFs are listed by the name of the gifter and the giftee, and in a nice added touch, the GIFs are shown bobbing around in unwrapped cardboard boxes.
Well, this is a hell of a last hurrah: Word comes late tonight that as a last-minute follow-up to this evening's show at Warsaw, Toronto's hardcore world-beaters Fucked Up are set to perform at tomorrow night's final installment of this season's Brooklyn Night Bazaar. In addition to being insanely awesome, the show is also free, so you'll want to make sure you show up good and early, which sounds like a pain in the ass but isn't, once you consider all the eating, drinking and shopping you can do once you're inside. Visit bkbazaar.com for more info.
The study involved growing malignant breast epithelial cells within a gel injected into flexible silicone chambers. This allowed the scientists to apply compression during the first stages of cell growth, effectively squashing the cells.
Over time, the squeezed malignant cells began to grow in a more normal and organised way.
Once the breast tissue structure was formed the cells stopped growing, even when the compressive force was removed. Non-compressed cells continued to display the haphazard and uncontrolled growth that leads to cancer.
"Malignant cells have not completely forgotten how to be healthy; they just need the right cues to guide them back to a healthy growth pattern," said Mr Venugopalan, a doctoral student. [MSN]
Much like the world, it turns out, these wonderful exhibitions have yet to expire. From the current issue of our fittingly—in both timing and content—Janus-like journal.
The winning feature and short films will be awarded cash prizes, a filmmaker service package courtesy of DCTV, and more. Northside will also host a special screening of the winning films with an after-party party to celebrate our award-winning filmmakers and their crew. That’s over $10,000 in value and services! Let’s break it down, shall we?
-The winning feature will receive $500
-The winning short will receive $250
-Both winners will receive an $800 certificate for DCTV services (Equipment, Post, Workshops)
-Both winners will receive a screening at Nitehawk Cinema hosted by Northside Film
-Both winners will receive a MotionMaker sign up with Dailymotion
-Both winners will receive two full page ads in The L Magazine announcing their wins
The deadline for the open call is March 1, 2013, so make those final edits asap!
For more information and to submit your film, click here.
Over the past week, our inboxes have been filling up with e-cards, and we’ve received plenty from art galleries and non-profits. Looking at our inbox activity this week, it appears the art world has upped their card-sending game. What used to be a simple, “Happy Holidays!” has now turned into a splashy endeavor ranging from artist commissions to quipping about the Mayan Apocalypse.
Unless you’re on a gallery’s mailing list, you won’t be receiving these cards. But lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s holiday e-card standouts, with both the joys and pitfalls. Enjoy.
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