“On the Internet, Anyone Can Succeed”

Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help).

No Eyez on “Me”

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After less than a month of being officially open, “Holler If Ya Hear Me”, the broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur is closing.

Morning Dose of Impulsiveness

by David Shrigley

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Presents: Jesse Royal – Royally Speaking (Mixtape Stream)

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Picture of the Day

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Akay and Brad Downey

90 Minutes in Chelsea

Late Friday afternoons in the Summer are a pretty chill time to look at art in Chelsea. Although if you’re not careful, you’ll end up missing a bunch of stuff as some galleries really adopt a relaxed schedule after the 4th of July. It’s summer though, so take it easy.

Legend Status

The Guy Who Survived on Pizza for 25 Years

Woodkid – ‘The Golden Age’

Directed by Yoann Lemoine

Zoo Jeans

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“the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals.”

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Way to Go, Australia

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Seems some grown-up people are getting pretty pissed off at Wicked Campervans backside slogans.

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Everyone Has A Calling in Life

And this guy’s calling just happens to be as the real-life Peter Griffin

Monday, the T-Shirt

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from LimoLand

Vantablack, the blackest black of all blacks

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Absorbing all but 0.035 percent of visual light, Vantablack is a coating made of carbon nanotubes that is “so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing.”

Return of the Choco-Dile

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Hostess has announced that they’re bringing back a delicious treat from ’90s, the chocodile. Basically just a twinkie covered in chocolate, sweet-toothed fatties across the globe (including us) are rejoicing. Sadly though, it looks like Chauncey, the chocodile mascot did not make the cut. But with all these comebacks, one can hope that somewhere down the road Hostess will resurrect SuzyQ’s and pudding pies.

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Lunchtime Laughter

World Cup Recycling

In the Studio of Erin M. Riley

 
Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn
 
How long have you been in this studio?

Since October 2013.
 
Why did you pick the location?

I was in Philly and my building was being shut down by L&I and this space was opening up. It was my excuse to move to Brooklyn finally. I’m glad I did because the Philly studio was locked for months.
 
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?

My previous studio was twice as big and 4x less expensive. Haha. It ruled, huge windows, nice view. My studio before that was tiny in Chinatown in Philly so I shared it with lots of little mice, and before that I was in grad school. I’ve been to a bunch of residencies and nothing compares to those studios. Currently on the hunt for a new space.
 
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?

I like the location and it’s quiet.
 
How often are you in here?

I am here every day.
 
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?

I have two floor looms here, I spend most days hand weaving tapestries on them. Other days I dye yarn, set up the warp, do hand sewing, drawing or a million other in-between tasks.
 
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?

In the summer I am all about ice, for ice coffee and water. So tons of ice, lunch for the day, fruit, some almond milk, tons of snacks.
 
What kind of sound system do you have?

I don’t have a sound system I just use my laptop with earbuds. My studio mate has one but I don’t use it. My looms make noise when I’m actively weaving but are quiet when I’m just sitting so having earphones helps the sounds get straight to my ears at the most appropriate volume.
 
Have you ever slept here?

Yep, if I am there late enough and have to be back early the next day.
 
 
Erin will be showing new work this Thursday (7/17) in the Summer Mixer 2014 at Joshua Liner Gallery. You can follow her on twitter and instagram at @erinmriley
 

Printables

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Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life by Joel H. Richardsoon

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn’t cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a global cancer advocacy? Did it matter? Does it still? Does it matter that Livestrong, the foundation that kicked him out, now wants him back? Do we care what happens to the great work a man has done, after a great fall?

Oh Hail No

Just another summer beach storm in Siberia

July 14, 2015: Humankind’s encounter with Pluto

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Save the date, we’re 365 days away from being 6,000 miles from Pluto

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