Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Rotten Apple

So, what else? Brand-new art gallery Factory Fresh, formerly Orchard Street Gallery, held the opening reception for Un Named Rottens on Saturday evening. The show features artwork by Jeremiah Maddock, Daniel St. George and Beau Velasco. I went to check out Jeremiah’s pretty seriously intricate hieroglyphs but I was also swayed by Daniel’s collages of text with the occasional [...]

Triple Threat

So, on the off chance that anyone cares what I will be reading this summer, (while everyone else in the world or at least those who write on this blog, are going to music festivals) I’m going get down with some Cairo Trilogy. These days I am mostly reading short fiction, so I am excited to read something that requires [...]

Weekend as Verb

Artwork by Elizabeth Peyton This past weekend was a pretty ambitious one, and, as such, potentially worthy of blogging about: Friday night my friends Kara, Kyra and I trekked up and over to Music Hall of Williamsburg to see Teddy Thompson, supported by The Grey Race and warbling nymph sister act, The Pierces – who did [...]

Two Films

For my first film post, I’d like to draw your attention to two movies playing here in Brooklyn as part of the BAM Director’s Fortnight, billed as a retrospective celebrating “Quinzqine des Réalisateurs”. Perhaps you noticed the flier for this event with that image of French actress Juliet Berto wearing a feather boa and puffing [...]

“And you finish off as an orgasm.”

Photo: Vincent Laforet/The New York Times “The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should [...]

One Reason to Go to a Music Festival

Anyone who knows me is going to be struck by the irony that the first post I’m putting up on our blog is about music, but here it is: Lissy Trullie’s band is playing the After the Jump Music Festival in Williamsburg tomorrow. They played at my friend Christopher’s birthday and they were adorable and [...]

Sex, Drugs, Clinton & Me

Whether Barack’s sipping an acai smoothie or liquid cocaine no longer entices; a one-man, off-Broadway show titled Sex, Drugs, Clinton and Me, now that’s my politico tabloid fodder. Recapping a heroin addict’s road from stealing toothpaste from the CVS at 1st & 14th to event planning in the Clinton White House, Mike Evans’s story is [...]

Heat-Wave

So, as I’m sure you noticed, it is no longer 100 degrees outside anymore. Whew. Considering that the rising temperatures are being blamed on our insatiable energy consumption, the old air-conditioner is being relagated back to 1985 with VHS Cassettes. But what is one to do when you need a little breeze?

Half-Baked

Last night the first three-dimensional exhibition was held at GalleryBar in New York City. Virtually-based Raandesk Gallery of Art presented “Baked Goods”, new sculptures by New York artist Lisa Beckner. Beckner uses a cookie-dough like substance to cover wire and burlap frames shaped like little carefully construced garments. The pieces are then baked like cakes [...]

Wax Poetics Digital

Wax Poetics, the music journal that your boy with loads of both canonical and rare hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and soul records crowding his crib swears by, launched their own digital music downloads store today. Personally, whenever I read the magazine I find myself constantly putting it down and quickly searching the web for the [...]