The Opportunity Artist by Ben Austen

Can the social sculptor Theaster Gates turn inner-city Chicago into art?

Installation View: Jonas Wood – Clippings

On view at the Lever House through January 4th, 2014

Tonight at Mudd Guts


Artist Eats: Michael C. Hsiung


For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Michael C. Hsiung to share his favorite place to eat. Michael is a Los Angeles-based artist known for his black-and-white pen and ink drawings. His work features a range of “strangely rotund characters from fantastical creatures, such as centaurs and mermen, to somewhat contemporary and/or old fashion bearded males” often celebrating, imbibing and rabblerousing. Continue reading for his answer.

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Openings & Parties: The First Annual Lucky Peach Art Gallery Exhibit

Curated by Lucky Peach and Monica LoCascio, THE ART IN ARTICLE features work from the pages of Lucky Peach. It’s open to the public today and tomorrow at the Bleecker Street Arts Club. (Flyer after the jump)

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

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The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem by Diana Saverin

Every year, scores of Into the Wild fans tackle a dangerous river crossing to visit the last home of Alaska’s most famous adventure casualty. Why are so many people willing to risk injury, and even death, to pay homage to a controversial ascetic who perished so young?

5 Business Days Until Christmas


Counting down one business day at a time with presents $100 and under to help make this season the most gifted one yet. See our full gift guide here

Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 by Bruce Pavitt ($25)

Interesting Combo…


The Falafel Slice at Benjy’s Kosher Pizza Dairy Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Flushing, Queens

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Jenny Holzer: Marquees (1993)

For Creative Time’s 42nd Street Art Project, Jenny Holzer took over the empty marquees of 42nd street theaters with her signature “truisms.”

photos by Don Shewey & Gregoire Alessandrini



One of the “Endangered Foods of New York”

Noodle Season


Every week until it’s warm again, we’ll be showing off various noodle soups around NYC. Suggestions are welcome in the comments!

Pork Bone Ramen at Chuko

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Art Book Things Happening in NY This Snowy Weekend


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Artist Eats: Stephen Eichhorn


For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Stephen Eichhorn to share his favorite place to eat. Stephen is a Chicago-based artist who creates delicate hand-cut paper collages from reproductions of foliage—palm fronds, grasses, leaves and flowers—and we were particularly taken by his Plants & Animals series.

Continue reading for his answer.

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Frankenstein On Ice


This year’s Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden features a room modeled after Frankenstein’s laboratory.

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COST is Up by Bucky Turco & Marina Galperina

COST is ruling the streets again, and streets were always his

Photo by elswatchoboracho

Clarks In Jamaica


How footwear made by a Quaker firm in the quiet English village of Street, Somerset came to be the “baddest” shoes in Jamaica.

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Want to Eat This Right Now


Del Posto’s 100 Layer Lasagne

Earlier: The Hundred Layer Lasagna

Kudzu Project

For her Kudzu Project, Helene Schmitz traveled through Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina to observe and photograph the nightmarish transformation of the landscape caused by the intrusive plant known as Kudzu.

— Zio / @zioxla



In New York City, The Best Bud Is Just A Phone Call Away by Hunter Stuart

Tap one out for Cartoon

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