A new piece by Banksy cheekily* highlights the art of graffiti removal.
*we only use this word to describe things of British origin
Art with a sense of humor is our favorite art. “I Only Wanted You to Love Me” is on view through October 25th, 2014.
Generation Wuss by Bret Easton Ellis
In his books, he used to shoot at the materialistic excesses of his generation. But today, youth has become Bret Easton Ellis’ favorite target. According to him, young people are just too sensitive, too narcissistic ,too stupid. But ultimately, as he explains in this exclusive text, he kind of feels sorry for them (and they love it !).
Madsteez was born with a rare condition in his left eye that enables him to only see abstract shapes and colors when his right eye is closed. Throughout his life, he has wondered what it would be like to have perfect vision, and has questioned if he would still be an artist and what his art would look like if he saw the world through a normal lens? Using this disability as a starting point, two filmmakers are creating a short asking “what if?” and in turn Madsteez, known for his large, bright pieces is creating a work of art central to the film. Each pledge of $100 on kickstarter entitles you to one 20″ x 20″ canvas, that will then become part of the mural. The more you buy, the bigger it gets.
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Adding to the ongoing wussification of the world, the Madrileno village of Mataelpino has replaced bulls with large foam boulders for what was once their annual bull run.
Located inside the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, VA, Starbucks “Store Number 1″ is allegedly one of the busiest in the world, and also due to security risks, the only shop where customer’s names are not written onto cups. Yet somehow through all the secrecy we’re able to learn that the most popular items ordered are vanilla lattes and lemon poundcake during the day, and double espressos and Frappuccinos at night. The store’s manager has one goal for the operation, to “help humanize the environment” for the agents who are isolated without cellphones inside the secretive campus. Because lord knows, we have to keep them as human as possible.
Morrissey’s new “Be Kind” t-shirt
Sixpoint’s latest offering is SENSI Harvest, a seasonal wet-hopped copper ale that tastes as fresh as a beer can get.
Making funnies about the 1-3 Redskins
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All of the movies worth watching in theaters this weekend
A documentary examining the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
When you’re a spirit maker with a flavor range consisting of Twisted Melon, Peach Bellini, Fresh Cut Grass, Salty Caramel Popcorn, and Electricity, it’s safe to say that creativity is on your side. ODDKA’s spirits turn cups into metaphoric blank canvases for professional and amateur mixologists alike. But the brand does not limit experimentation to only drink creation. Through invention challenges, ODDKA seeks innovation from their audience. Take for example Makelight, the interactive studio seen in the video above. They used the Electricity flavor of ODDKA as a jumping point for an immersive experience where you’re able to compose your own music through the bottles. With a brand that’s open to encouraging ideas, the possibilities are endless.
Click here to find out more about the marvelously odd world of ODDKA.
Pepe Martinez in Underworld Element’s Skypager
Tobin Yelland profiles Ray Potes, Lele Saveri, Clint Woodside, and Teenwitch in this short documentary series for Vans.