Allure, lore and lures in these art picks from our 12/4 issue.
Maximinimalist gracings of burlap and pacified man-beasts in these art picks from our 11/20 issue.
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A cornucopia of creativity in a quaint basement and a testament to bygone (or expired?) coolness, as well as a couple other things, among these picks from our 11/6 issue.
Last Wednesday marked the release of our annual Best Brooklyn Dishes issue (which you can find here) and the occasion called for a celebration. So we invited a few hundred of our closest friends and neighbors to Night of Joy and poured Absolut cocktails to sounds chosen by My Midnight Heart. Check out the photos from the party after the jump, and be sure to join us next time, won't you?
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Consumerist metatexts, Dutch Golden Age intertexts and a couple tributary items in these new art picks.
Gowanus Open Studios 2013
A decadently narrative painterly feast and a brightly chromatic ode to Floridian trees are among these art picks from our 10/9 issue.
Meta-visual tricks, a labial pink mix and keystoned pretzel sticks in these art picks from our 9/25 issue.
The Internet socialites were seemingly hit with a fatal blow yesterday: the revealing of the humans behind Horse_Ebooks and Pronunciation Book. I want to first say that I don't feel cheated that Horse_Ebooks and Pronunciation Book (though I prefer the parody-of-a-parody: Pronunciation Manual) were real people making conceptual art out of the Internet. Twitter isn't only one of the best platforms for jokes—it can also be seen as a set of formal restrictions an artist works to master. But, I'm sure some of you who do feel cheated may need some compensatory rebound accounts to fill the void and lick the wounds. So, we submit these five Twitter accounts for your consideration.
From materially buried ledes to monumentally restratified schematics revivified. Art picks from our 9/11 issue.
While you were at the Hamptons this weekend (right?), you missed some major news events here in the city: a python briefly escaped its enclosure at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, tragedy struck the Electric Zoo Festival, and, in Williamsburg, a 300-pound block of ice chiseled into the shape of a busty woman melted to the merriment of hula hoopers and people garbed in fuchsia.
If you, like this seemingly reasonable human being, opted not to join the 61,000 freewheeling souls, CEOs, venture capitalists and George Clooney's ex-girlfriend in the Nevada desert at Burning Man last week, there was still a way to live out a Ke$ha music video right here from home. On Saturday, Battery Harris bar hosted the first-ever Melting Woman festival, the brainchild of a few former Burners unable to make it out West this year and looking to ease the cruel reality by co-opting similar vibes locally.
Some welcome news from over the weekend: the MTA announced that, in response to crushing demand, they'll be adding more trains to the L's off-peak night and weekend schedule.
Re-recommendations of a few yet-running summer shows to check out before summer 'officially'—alack!—comes to a close.
The U.S. population can be divided into two types of people: casual Ryan Gosling fans and crazed Ryan Gosling fans. The casual Ryan Gosling fan may peruse the 309 Gosling-related items currently on sale at online market Etsy and find themselves buying a notebook screenprinted with his face on it, an "I Love Ryan Gosling" tote bag, or perhaps a set of Gosling nail decals. You know, some basics. But for those in the crazed Ryan Gosling pack, the ways to decorate your apartment, your clothes, your belongings and yourself in Etsy-sanctioned Gosling memorabilia are wide and varied. So, then, a guide to some of the best (and maybe worst) products on the market:
Laser light shows are the worst, especially when they "choreograph" Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. I don't know what the attraction is to light shows. I mean, even when you're stoned, don't lasers get kind of boring? And remember all of those stoner kids in high school, who had nothing else to talk about besides Dark Side and Sublime's 40 Oz. to Freedom, who made you hate Pink Floyd and Sublime for no other reason than those kids liked it?
elvis costello perfomance link (the published one here is not working) http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Elvis-Costello-Radio-Radio-1977
I need a sweet baby
Here's another good drinking song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1CULMYgUfc