Alaska’s Party Animal

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Remembering Buzzwinkle, the drunkest moose in Anchorage.

“the massive bull was standing rigid, knees locked, with his wide-set eyes fixed in an inscrutable expression. A long strand of small white lights tangled in his antlers attested to some careless twig noshing in Town Square earlier in the day. The most obvious sign of life was the cloud of vapor venting from his nostrils with every deep exhalation. He was blotto, and he knew it.”

A World of Beef

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Jamel Shabazz reflects on the last moments of innocence in 1980’s Brooklyn and young brothers lost.

Taco Truck Confessions

Everyone loves tacos. That’s just a fact of life. So it makes sense that the best place to find the largest cross-section of interesting people would be a taco spot at night. It’s with this in mind that L.A. Taco presents a unique look at Los Angeles through interviews with people waiting to get their delicious food.

Disappearing Trolls and Ancient Italian Graffiti

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All included in this oh-so-wordy review of the book GRAFFITI AND THE LITERARY LANDSCAPE IN ROMAN POMPEII.

When Environmental Activism Backfires

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During a publicity stunt aimed at delegates participating in the U.N. climate talks in Lima, idiot Greenpeace activists damaged parts of the extremely fragile patina surface of the desert surrounding the legendary Nazca lines.

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The Goddess of Grope

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After spending years as a midwife, Takiko Shindo mastered the Japanese art of Oppai Taisou (translated: boob exercise), which is meant to help women “achieve healthier, shapely bosoms.” Realizing that her hands were a hot commodity and that all women should benefit from her method, Shindo developed the “Oppai Taisou Hand” to simulate her master touch. Essentially an oversized back scratcher, the pink plastic hand allows its user to simulate the groping method in the comfort of their own home.

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Openings & Parties: ROSTARR at The Standard, High Line

This past Friday, a creative crowd packed into The Standard, High Line to celebrate artist Romon Yang’s (a.k.a. ROSTARR) mural commission for the rooftop at Le Bain. Christos Katsiaouni was at the hotel to capture the scene.

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Art Tonight and Through the Weekend in NYC

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Recommended openings for the week ahead.

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Yada Yada Yada… Nada Nada Nada

 

Highlights from the second most talked about art fair in Miami last week.

“We used to sell around 50 a month… Since the controversy (in October) we’ve moved more than a thousand”

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In a curious response to Paul McCarthy’s ‘Tree’ sculpture, Parisians are buying up butt plugs like it’s nobody’s business.

Warhol Had a Party House in Vail

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One of the random things we learned from this Guide to Social Climbing in NYC In the ’80s.

Love in an Elevator on the Way to Your Bachelor Pad

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Imagine driving a car—your car—to the end of a cul de sac in the Hollywood Hills where you park it inside of a garage carved into a hill. Upon exiting the vehicle, you and your date walk through a gated tunnel to a private elevator where you’re whisked up 6 stories to the top of a Tuscan tower. After stuffing everything back into place, you and your date arrive at your front door high above Hollywood BLVD. You remark “this is where David Copperfield used to live” and now my friend, this is where you live, and you’re the one with the magical powers. Featuring hardwood floors, a washer/dryer, and excellent views from the terrace, this one bedroom apartment is a sun-filled world away from that old studio you used to rent in the city that never sleeps. So sleep in, and look forward to many more elevator rides to your new heaven.

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Tonight in NYC: DASH SNOW “Sisyphus, Sissy Fuss, Silly Puss”

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On view until January 1, 2015

Home Alone 2
208 Forsyth St.
New York, NY
10002

Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm
Weekends 12 – 6 pm

NYC, 1981

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For the next couple of months, in collaboration with the upcoming film A Most Violent Year, we are publishing a culture site about New York City in 1981. From the East Village to Esplanade, we’ll tell some of the stories that shaped the year, and add in some pop culture to the mix for the fun of it. So check it out here and enjoy, there’ll be new stuff up daily.

Photo by Christopher Morris

All Dried Up

Due to one of the worst droughts on record, California’s Central Valley is becoming a dustbowl and leaving its inhabitants and workers with an uncertain future. This terrifically shot film by Matt Black tells the story.

Plants, Sports Cards, and Portraits

Jonas Wood’s new exhibition of work at David Kordansky Gallery in LA is MAJOR.

Let The Rich Build Us Things

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Especially if one of those things is a floating performance island in the Hudson River which will surely become overrun with all the exact people you detest being around. You’ll survive though, because that’s what’s called “Living in New York” and being a misanthrope. But seriously, LET THE RICH BUILD US THINGS, they’re just spending their money to make your life better.

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Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles

Donuts around donuts around donuts around donuts… Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN has got all the donuts you need, and a little OJ to wash it down.

Like Insects to the Lights

Why Do People Love Times Square?

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