“The World’s Largest GIF-ITI™”

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INSA and MADSTEEZ get large and animated in Taiwan.

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Workin’ It on the Westside

Daytime hooking in Manhattan in the 1980s. Photos by Steven Siegel

The Most Radioactive Place in New York City

The Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia

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Following the success of their annual Burger Week, the Los Angeles phenomenon known as The Oinkster share with us the recipe for their Cheesesteak Burger Of Philadelphia. Grill it up, Burgerlord.
 
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Ingredients

4oz Angus Ground Beef Patty
3oz Thinly Sliced Chuck Roll
Small Handfull of Sliced Red and Green Bell Peppers and Onions
Two Slices of Provolone Cheese
French Bread Burger Bun
 

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Previously Unseen Photos from the London Underground in the 1980s

Photographs by Bob Mazzer, currently on display at the Howard Griffin Gallery in London.

“While working as a projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, creating irresistably joyous pictures alive with humour and humanity. This photographic social history then remained unseen and unexhibited until recently begin discovered.”

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“A real Australian would never say “shrimp””

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The rise and fall of Australian slang

Openings & Parties: Larry Clark’s Retrospective at Luhring Augustine

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Art This Week in New York

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Eventually we’ll broaden this to LA, and then the world. But for now, standout shows in New York City.
 
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The Location of the Game

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Beautiful Soccer fields around the world

Tasiilaq, Greenland (above)

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The Top 20 States in the USA to Visit This Summer

As determined by us judging contestants in the 2014 Miss USA Pageant. A nation of brunettes.

Artist Eats: Robert Otto Epstein

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Robert Otto Epstein to share his favorite place to eat. Robert is an artist based in New York City, who is currently showing work in a group exhibition at Mulherin + Pollard, and will have a solo exhibition at Matteawan Gallery in July. Continue reading for his answer.

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Morning Dose of Wank London

Dug this one out of the archives because it’s great…

Neanderthal Jeans

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Eddie Martinez opens up a show of brilliant new paintings and sculptures tonight on the Upper East Side at Half Gallery.

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The Art of Tuning Back In: An Interview with Daniel Arnold

Daniel Arnold tirelessly captures and catalogs the serendipity and the strange goings-on in and around New York City’s streets every day. Roaming the landscape so we don’t have to, Arnold presents these images to the world in a constant live stream of photographs from his brain to your eyes, via his website and popular Instagram account. He works so determinedly and creates so much great work that he’s become somewhat of a New York City fixture himself, not just documenting the fabric of the city, but becoming part of it. So, what happens when he’s dropped into the middle of another city for six short days and tasked with making the same magic happen there too? From the looks of Arnold’s new show, Six Days in San Francisco, now on view at Wolfe Contemporary, the same amazing things. Shot, processed, printed, framed, and hung all in less than a week, the show highlights the similar trappings of oddness, sadness, humor, and beauty that his New York work does, while exposing new ideas about the city and about documenting the unexpected and unknown. I hunted down Daniel for some insights into the whole process.

—Christian

 
 
Christian Storm: How did the whole show in San Francisco come about?

Daniel Arnold: I was in a group show at the Wolfe Contemporary Gallery about a year ago, which was kind of an anomaly for them. They usually show painters but the guy who runs it has an assistant who, because it’s a smaller operation, is more involved than most, and she was following me on Instagram and recommended me for the show. So, some time went by and they had an opening out of nowhere and they offered me a solo show. It was very short notice and I could have taken an easy route, but it happened that I was going be in LA around that time. I went out to San Francisco ten days before the show and I figured I’d make it interesting and try to shoot the whole thing there.
 
That’s crazy. What was that pressure like to shoot a whole show in such a short amount of time? It’s definitely different than the way you work normally, I assume.

It was really hard. I guess I didn’t really understand what high stakes I was setting for myself. I’ve been in a rhythm of producing so much work on a regular basis, basically every day, that I felt fairly confident that I could just show up and make it happen. But the combination of being a stranger in town and sleeping on assorted couches and going three days at a time without being able to change my clothes and just walking all day, every day- I have a pedometer on my phone and by the end, I had walked 100 miles- was tough. It was a huge physical exertion and a bit of a psychological trial too, but it ultimately ended up being so much more rewarding for that. I think my outsider take on such recent times made for a more interesting, engaging show. I’ve always been a big fan of San Francisco but I’ve never had a real proper look around and it was a great way to experience the city.
 
You talk about viewing San Francisco from a fresh viewpoint. When you’re photographing in a city, how much about the work is about the specific city itself, and how much of is it about humans in general?

For the most part, the differences between cities in my photos are pretty subtle. It didn’t feel like a gimmicky change of pace for me, like I was finding people in Giants hats or eating sourdough bread. A lot of the New York stuff, pretty much the whole past few years, has been a product of loneliness and walking around, feeling kind of bummed, tuning out my own life and getting tuned into my surroundings. San Francisco provided plenty of loneliness. That downtrodden feeling wasn’t hard to come by in a place where I was disoriented and walking uphill all day. I found San Francisco to be much wilder and more threatening than New York, and I think that came through in some of it. The spirit there is much closer to surface than in New York, where people are much more calculated and manicured. But for the most part, the experience was very similar. It was just fresher because it was new; I could see things a little more clearly.
 

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Big Balls Don’t Lie*

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Based on the size of his genitals and the condition of his teeth, a 13-year old picked up on theft charges in Russia was ruled by a judge to be an adult and to be tried like one.

*to be read in the tune of Big Girls Don’t Cry by The Four Seasons

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2 Coasts, 2 Weeks of Burger Madness

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Bicoastal gluttons rejoice, for eleven days straight you can feast on delicious burgers without having to explain yourself to anybody. Out in LA, The Oinkster’s much-loved Burger Week began yesterday with The Cheesesteak Burger of Philadelphia and continues through Sunday (6/8), culminating with a burger called the “Lucy Goosey.” The following day in New York, Shake Shack celebrates a “Decade of Shack” featuring 5 days of burger collaborations with Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Humm, and April Bloomfield. All the juicy bits to get your mouth watering, below.

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We Are FriendsWithYou

FriendsWithYou’s new extensive monograph from Rizzoli features contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Peter Doroshenko. It’s a delightful look into the group’s history and artwork from their formation in 2002 until the present. This Thursday is the New York book launch, which takes place at the PK Shop and accompanies the release of their latest artist edition, Little Cloud.

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WANE-spotting

Anyone who has been on the streets of NYC in the past year would be blind not to have noticed the bold work of WANE COD gracing the sides of box trucks and vans across the five boroughs. Here’s a sampling courtesy of the ISOking

Someone Finally Bought It

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Five years after it went on the market, the A. James Speyer-designed ‘Ferris Bueller’ House has been sold to an investment banker and a lawyer for $1.06 million. The original listing price was $2.3 million.

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