Taylor McKimens closes down his ‘Stoic Youth’ show tonight (10/14) with a blowout and artist’s talk at The Hole, and so much more happening in the art center of the world.
All of the good art that I was allowed to take pictures of between 4:30 and 6:00pm last Thursday in NYC.
Coinciding with his new show ‘Fly Like The Wind’ at NANZUKA in Japan, Todd James created this giant plush ‘Tit Wizard’ in an edition of 300. With long flowing hair and a googly intent stare, it’s the perfect companion for the home, office, or lair.
No longer plagued by slow dial-up connections, vigilante justice is going viral in Peru.
Congrats to our buddies Frederick and Maximilian Guerrero who have taken their visually encompassing tumblr, #Burgerlords, and turned it into a restaurant, also named Burgerlords. Before the meaty lifestyle space opens this October, the brothers will be doing a few pop-ups, including a first taste of Burgerlords tomorrow night (9/17) at Slow Culture Gallery.
More info on all of that here (you can win free hamburgers for a year)
Culture season is upon us.
Walking in LA is bullshit. As really the only form of exercise I ever got in New York, I thought I would carry the trend on over to the West Coast when I moved out earlier this year. While I still hoof it from place to place in my neighborhood, this city makes you feel uncomfortable doing it. First, there’s the fact that there’s nowhere worth walking to. It just seems that all the best places to go, you need to be driving or be driven. No bodegas either. Secondly, you can’t jaywalk, which is dumb. Let me cross the road when I feel like I can safely enough do it. And finally, this thing where you have to push a button to get a walk signal? Fuck you. Let me jaywalk or automatically turn it on. The unnecessary stress of having to remember to hit that button really ruins a peaceful activity. Great weather though.
Alfredo Adán recently made the task of pushing the walk button a little more enjoyable by turning the act into a fist bump. Good work from him on that.
Robert Wright, a man who at 3 o’clock in the morning saved his ribs and his kids from an apartment fire in Fresno. The only injury our hero sustained was smoke inhalation, but because he already had other smoke in his lungs, he was unharmed.
Trump, Trump, Trump
A hike through the Haleakalā Crater on the island of Maui is like nothing else in this world. Voyaging over volcanic sands into the center of the dormant beast, you enter a wilderness area containing a range of ecosystems and terrain that stimulate your eyes and challenge your endurance. From an extraplanetary landscape scattered with the Seuss-like silversword, to a seemingly endless cinder desert pierced with jagged volcanic rocks, you can easily trick yourself into thinking that you’re on the Road to Mordor. And it’s just then—when you start looking over your shoulder for Gollum—that you traverse down into native shrubland and life seems possible again. Here, 11 miles worth of pictures.