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Casey Jane Ellison Hosts an Art Talk Show That Won’t Put You to Sleep

Contemporary art may not be for everyone, but the new Ovation web series Touching the Art with Casey Jane Ellison definitely is. You might recognize Ellison from the VFILES series What The F*shion?, but off the screen she works as an artist and stand-up comic, credited with inventing the comedian avatar. Touching the Art premiers [...]

July 18, 2014 0
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Hi-Five: Bishop Allen, GoldLink x Chet Faker + More

The Feed – Stella While you may still be unfamiliar, St. Louis rockers The Feed have opened for major acts such as Ben Folds, The Roots, and Chuck Berry. They are being likened to The Black Keys (a crazy compliment), and have a collection of other great tunes. Check them out above. Bishop Allen – [...]

July 18, 2014 0
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The Women of New York: Meet Josephine Meckseper

Josephine Meckseper comes from a family of artists, and she’s always known she was fated to continue on a creative path. Before moving to Los Angeles at a young age, Josephine group up in Germany, attending political demonstrations and rebelling against the status quo — a nature that affects her art. She has long been [...]

July 17, 2014 0
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23 Films to See This Weekend: Hellman, Linklater, Buñuel + More

Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves [...]

July 17, 2014 0
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The Women of New York: Meet Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

Rachelle Hruska McPherson moved to New York without knowing a soul in town, without a job, and even without a place to live–a gutsy move for anyone but particularly for a Midwestern girl from Nebraska. But it didn’t take her long to find her footing. Shortly after arrival, she then started the now famous site Guestofaguest.com. [...]

July 17, 2014 0
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Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls” Proves Even Music About Brooklyn is Being Gentrified

Video still via Vevo “Brooklyn girls, when they walk in they rule the world.” That’s the hooky lyric of Catey Shaw’s new song about everyone’s favorite cool borough. The song, which sounds like Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and Carrie Underwood thrown into a blender (plus something a little whinier, maybe Christina Aguilera?) is accompanied by a video highlighting “Brooklyn [...]

July 17, 2014 0
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Art Star Jeff Koons New H&M Bag Lands On Fifth Avenue

Jeff Koons and Julio Santo Domingo When I first heard Jeff Koons was collaborating with retailer HM I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Maybe some mylar-effect puffer jackets? A lobster print puffer jacket? A mylar/lobster print puffer jacket? Actually, Koons collaborated with HM on a leather handbag printed with a photo of his famous balloon dog sculpture. The [...]

July 17, 2014 0
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DIS Premiers Jon Rafman Video Mainsqueeze– ‘It’s like Dante’s Inferno But Without the Drama’

Jon Rafman’s new video piece Mainsqueeze is a slow but unrelenting “poetic” survey of the contemporary condition as seen through the far reaches of the Internet. Rafman gained recognition for his ongoing 9-Eyes project, which sources images from Google Street View and presents a curated sample of the diverse swaths of life captured by the [...]

July 16, 2014 0
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Art Soirées Galore: Joey Arias, Brian Ermanski and Erik Foss

Art events continue to dominate my inbox, so I’ll tell you about a good one. Tomorrow (July 16), from 7-9pm, is the opening of Summer Exhibition 2014 at Munch Gallery (245 Broome Street at Ludlow). Cool, cool artists Scooter LaForge, Amos Mac, Hein Koh, and my man Erik Foss will show. Erik, of course, is [...]

July 16, 2014 0
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Stream Your New Favorite Band, Wray’s New Album

Photo by Dan King If you’re still looking for an indie rock record to soundtrack your summer, seek no more. Here’s an exclusive stream of Wray’s self-titled debut album, out today on Communicating Vessels. There’s plenty of shoegaze-indebted fuzz for those hazy summer afternoons yet to come, though songs like “Swells” and “Bad Heart” are [...]

July 16, 2014 0
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