A Look Through The 2014 Armory Show

 
 
The biggest of the many art fairs happening this week

No Soup For You!

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The Ace Hotel is taking their upscale flophouse vibe to the next level after paying $30 million for The Salvation Army Chinatown Shelter, which sits right next to the Bowery Mission.

Printables

Ram-Head

Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good by Andrew Solomon

One man’s journey to Senegal to investigate a tribal cure for depression.

Art This Week In New York

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There’s always a bunch of things occurring at the beginning of March when the Armory Show takes over Piers 92 & 94 on the west side. This year is no exception. After the jump, a flyer party of sorts, with art happenings that you should hit up if you find yourself in NYC.

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An electronic graffiti board is also being considered in the future

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In an effort to reduce widespread foreign name scratching on the Great Wall, Chinese authorities are establishing designated ‘graffiti’ zones in towers close to popular stretches of the famous monument. As far as how an “electronic graffiti board” would be helpful… who the hell knows? Those screens can be etched too.

via, guardian

The BANDO Archives

Crime Time

Dark Foot in White Brooklyn

Eddie Huang plays tourist in his own town.

Noodle Season

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Every week until it’s warm again, we’ll be showing off various noodle soups around NYC.

Miso Ramen with a tasty boiled egg at Ramen Yebisu

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Because This Winter Sucks

Basic pictures of people in warm places from NatGeoFound

But Where Are the Water Wizards?

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As California dries up, desperate farmers and vineyard owners are turning to water witches to locate underground water sources. Using only divining rods and their intuition, popular witches can make $500 or more per site visit.

Filelfians

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Mastering the Philly-South Jersey patois

illustration by Steve Powers

Way of the (Bamboo) Sword

If two sensei fight in a snowy forest, will they both make it home in time for tea?

Artist Eats: Anders Oinonen

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Anders Oinonen to share his favorite place to eat. Anders is a Toronto-based artist who had a fantastic exhibition at The Hole last year (also, check out our photos from the opening). Continue reading for his answer.

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“cherry”

A sick trailer for William Strobeck’s upcoming Supreme video

Art Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York

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Lots of heavy hitters including Todd James’ Supernatural, which opens tonight uptown at Sandra Gering.

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Redesigning the Union Jack

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If Scotland declares independence from the UK, what changes will the iconic flag have to go through?

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Printables

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Go Away by Alexander Chee

Artist colonies are mysterious places. Available only to a select few, supposedly teeming with alcohol, affairs, and creative hoodoo. But the rumors aren’t true—they just lack detail. From last summer, scenes and lessons from three residencies.

No, I Dadn’t

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Cannot be unseen. The Vests Of Disneyland Social Clubs and this whole accompanying article here

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Picture of the Day

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Martin Parr

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