Monthly Archives: August 2008

Beautiful Losers

So the film- based on the book, based on the movement, based around the gallery- comes out this weekend at IFC. Beautiful Losers is a documentary based around the DIY and street art movement in New York in the early to mid 90′s, that was shaped and supported by Aaron Rose and his Alleged Gallery. [...]

The Opening Ceremony at Opening Ceremony

It’s all in the name. With the Olympic games beginning tonight, it is only fitting that Opening Ceremony would be the ones to take on the duty of throwing a party to celebrate. And, of course, in typical Opening Ceremony style, they didn’t stop at simply having a party; indeed, the redecorated store — complete [...]

Part 2 of 3: Interview with Sophie Kamin

Sophie Kamin’s interview, though common and straightforward in its form of interviewing, was actually the most chaotic. With a digital voice recorder in hand, I followed Sophie around her Brooklyn apartment. While we spoke of feminism, motherhood, and femininity, she managed to give her toddler a bath, make dinner, and articulately expand on ideas of [...]

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Mr. Rogers

I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV growing up and when I did it was PBS, so I watched a lot of Reading Rainbow and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood during my formative years (along with soap operas with my babysitter – a combination which probably explains a lot). As a cynical adolescent, Mr. Rogers gave me the [...]

A Soulful Enthusiast

I love people like menswear designer James Kendi, enthusiasts who are always mixing it up, bringing new sensations to light. I like to get around these people, watch what they do, try to figure out what makes them tick. Necessarily, they’re complicated, have complicated patterns, and this makes for difficulties in the branding department. They [...]

Black Lips play McCarren Park Pool in NYC

Photo by Dan Arnold This Sunday, Atlanta 4-piece Black Lips will headline a show at the McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, New York City as part of the JellyNYC pool party series.  Everyone in NYC has high hopes that the show will be a great way to beat the heat and won’t feature any more [...]