For many of our nation's brightest minds, this week marks the return to higher learning. Before the exams and papers start piling up, let's take a moment to remember some of the odder parts of college: the time-tested traditions, showcasing young America's talent, pride and stupidity.
Some latter-season group shows to soften the end of your summer, and an exhibit at MoMI to help you Break your Bad.
A full month of outdoor dance and several decades worth of archiving to observe are in this mix of art picks from our 7/31 issue.
And don't forget to cast your vote for this year's final movie! You have until Tuesday, August 6 to cast your vote for one of the following films: Mallrats, The Neverending Story, High Fidelity, The Breakfast Club, The Big Lebowski and Scream. We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, August 7 at Speed, and your choice will hit the big screen on August 14.
Scratching up historical documents and the itch, or Itch, of the Art World (or art world) in this set of art picks from our 7/17 issue.
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Fallon wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes 90s nostalgia, as his fevered attempts at a Saved by the Bell reunion can attest, so it can't come as a total surprise that Friday's show of Late Night is set to include a performance by the resurrected-even-though-not-technically-dead-because-they're-fake band Jesse & the Rippers. Greek statue John Stamos teased a glimpse at his reprised role on Full House over his Instagram account to hold us over in the meantime, as Vulture points out:
By now you probably (hopefully!) know that tomorrow marks the second night of SummerScreen, our annual free movie series in McCarren Park. And while we think the movies and music are reason enough to spend your Wednesday night with us, if you're looking for dinner plans, SummerScreen is just the place to go.
All summer long, we'll have six of Brooklyn's finest restaurants in the park to make sure you don't go hungry. Pizza Moto will be serving, yes, you guessed it, pizza, while Handsome Hanks will be frying up fish and fries all evening long. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, try one of the farm-to-table concoctions from Landhaus. Looking for something a little more exotic? Greenpoint's Selamat Pagi is serving up Balinese fare. And for the vegans and vegetarians, V Spot has you covered with meat and dairy-free empanadas and quinoa. And because no meal is complete without smooth and creamy ice cream smooshed between two giant cookies, Coolhaus will be there too.
So that covers food, but would it be SummerScreen without booze? No, it wouldn't. That's why Sixpoint Brewery will be serving up frosty cans of their signature brews, along with City Winery. And because everyone likes free stuff, Starbucks® Iced Coffee, vitaminwater and Crunch Gym will be on site to serve up some complimentary treats.
For the complete SummerScreen schedule, click here. We'll see you Wednesday!
These picks from our 7/3 issue range from the extraordinary to the workaday. Really and truly.
Over the years of its existence, the button became an accidental tourist totem—evidence not only that the city had been visited but also that high culture had been revered. And the button became a kind of art object in its own right, described once by Met curators as a kind of coin with a “multilayered tissue of readings and meanings.”
Above: (Beeramid, 2010)
Though currently based in Manhattan, the once Brooklyn-based artist specializes in creating alternate digital dimensions. Sourcing from his surroundings and the distorted mind of his alter ego, Fake Shamus, the renderings defy the conventions of space through repetition and magical (and morbid) juxtapositions.The scenes are familiar, but with a sense of drugginess. His work just showcased in a solo exhibit at Deborah Brown's Storefront Ten Eyck, the biproduct of one of Brooklyn's 10 Most Important Galleries.
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The Brooklyn-based art collective Bruce High Quality Foundation has released promotional videos as teasers for its upcoming Brooklyn Museum show, which is titled "Ode to Joy: 2001-2013." At this stage of the cultural promotion game, we're pretty used to seeing book trailers in which authors try to sell us on their latest tomes using all sorts of clever(ish) tricks to lure people in. Well! We have reached a new stage of the trailer game with the advent of BHQF's promotional trailers that hint at what the Brooklyn Museum will showcase, namely, "less than 17,000 works of art" and, perhaps, Shelley Duvall.
Fertilities deeply organic and variably mechanical ground this set of art picks from our 6/19 issue.
Don Voisine's formal humor and John Singer Sargent's light hand factor into this set of art picks from our 6/5 issue.
I love my husband of 20 years, but our sexual differences are putting a strain on our marriage. Ten years ago, he asked me to talk dirty to him about having sex with other men. It has progressed to him wanting to be a cuckold. I only want to be with him, but he presses the issue by verbalizing cuckold situations during sex. This makes me close my eyes and shut down. By the time he is done, I have no desire to orgasm because I no longer feel attractive. Worse, I feel like I am not enough for him. The only way he can get off is to talk about, think about, or hear me talk about having sex with other men. It makes me feel worthless as a sex partner—which is crazy, because I am attractive and open to a great deal of things (toys, games, dressing up, striptease, etc.). I long for him to touch me, kiss me, and look at me the way he used to. He is a good father and a good provider, and I love him. But this matter is crushing my self-esteem. I won’t stay much longer if this continues.
- Extremely Frustrated Female Experiencing Despair
For seven years now, Bushwick Open Studios has been one of the most reliable, beloved institutions of early summer, and this weekend's festivities—the biggest yet, with over 600 scheduled shows—promise to be some of the best in the festival's history.
Merry Muthafuckin' Christmas - Eazy-E is def my favorite These two dudes hanging Christmas lights…
In my defense, it works either way, & I love your stuff...
Ha - never mind, just re-read it properly for the 1st time (LOL)