Monthly Archives: May 2009

Louise Ingalls Sturges at Court

The photography of Louise Ingalls Sturges is now on view at Court on Mulberry Street. The exhibit, called Tangled Up In Blue, is a modest collection of color prints, hung in odd, tight groups along two of the store’s interior walls. Despite its confinement, Sturges’s work is remarkably expansive in visual scope. Each photograph, named [...]

Two Minutes for Marriage Equality

As many of you probably know, the Bill for Marriage Equality is in the New York State Senate right now. New Yorkers for Marriage Equality has set up a tool which allows you to write a letter online which will then be hand-delivered to your State Senator. It takes two minutes. Do your little part [...]

Hot Coals Only: Interview with Peter Sutherland

Blink and you might miss Hope Gallery. Like a geode whose common outer surface hides crystal formations, the tiny storefront on Echo Park Avenue seems ordinary enough, until you peer inside. This month through June 10, Hope Gallery is host to Hot Coals Only, a stunning exhibition of photographs, video and other media by New [...]

Wes Lang and Ryan Schneider’s Carry On at Eighth Veil

In Carry On, the new exhibition at Eighth Veil gallery in Los Angeles, New York-based artists Wes Lang and Ryan Schneider rely conspicuously on language, using it in turn as graffiti, physiological subtext, colloquialism, confession and command. Whether it’s 1970s slogans scrawled on canvas; collages in which blotted-out words on a magazine page form new [...]

Blind Man’s Colour Season Dreaming

It came as no surprise to me when I learned, reading the press sheet that accompanied the unanticipated arrival of their debut record, that the only shows Blind Man’s Colour have ever played have been on beaches; and while I can’t say that beachy was the first descriptor that came to mind as I put [...]


Grizzly Bear’s new record Veckatimest, out on Warp Records in four days, has already seen an immense amount of positive press, with many both in and out of the media (and perhaps presumptuously) referring to it as album-of-the-year material. Just yesterday, Pitchfork awarded the record’s second to last track, ‘While You Wait For the Others,’ [...]

Daniel Carasso, Yogurt Pioneer, Dies at 103

I had never heard of David Carasso, but I was fascinated, reading his obituary today. He was the founder of the Danone group, and basically responsible for taking yogurt from being an obscure, Mediterranean food into the ubiquitous food it is today. He also just had one of those epic, incredible lives. His obituary is [...]

The Big Comeback

The 70s soul and funk scene bred big-time and small-time acts who either flooded the airwaves or never made it out of the recording booth. Much of the glory of the latter has been lost in time and space — never to be seen (or heard) again. But thanks to sleuthing record collectors and music [...]

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A song for those in search of what they came with tomorrow at Bellweather

Recipe: Spring Salsa

We’ve asked photographer and self-described “home cook geek” Daemian Smith to supply us with the recipes behind some of his favorite culinary creations. The following are two of his recommendations for Spring: basic Salsa Roja and Salsa de Tomatillos, made with the eponymous green tomato-like fruit. Says Daemian: “Homemade salsa is one of the easiest [...]