Photographer Albert Allard, for National Geographic Magazine, November 2007. Killing Fields Story.
For those who have not seen Downtown 81, you should. Even if it only be to see how much New York has changed in 20 + years. Re-releasing today is the soundtrack to the film, featuring some obscure groups from the downtown ny scene of the early 80′s. Most notably the band Gray, which consisted of Jean-Michel Basquiat and indie film star Vincent Gallo. Style.com’s blog has a nice interview with the man behind the film, Glenn O’Brien.
Just days after completing a six week rehab program and hours after claiming he was drug free at the MTV Europe Music Awards, rocker Pete Doherty was filmed injecting “heroine” into his arm. A source close to Pete told The Sun (UK): And to prove authenticity the picture on the Sun’s page features the same shirt from the video as he returns to Heathrow from the awards show. What a rockstar!
Living in NYC, you tend to lean towards “black” as a staple. That being said, I think I may draw the line here. According to DesignNotes, who gave it a go, the experience almost made her throw up. If charcoal is good enough to filter your water why not brush your teeth. Take a chance with this Korean toothpaste and let us know.
Bored with Disney? Tired of the normal vacation destinations? How about, “walk a tiger on a leash“? For only $1,995 dollars Keith Jones adventures with wild animals, will fly you to Thailand and head you over to the Tiger Temple and spend 9 days pretending you’r eTarzan. By the way the caption for above photo read “This tiger was NOT drugged, but he was sleeping in my lap”
If you’r enot into the tiger thing you can also pet a giant panda bear, snorkel with a shark, or rub noses with a gray whale.
I don’t know too much about this, but if it is anything like when Egg Stork was in a Godzilla suit and a cigar was thrown in its mouth, prompting Egg to stomp all over the Beckersted Estates model, than I am in!
The full run down at hustler of culture, where you can even enter to win two free tickets.
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. Some are creative, some are sweet and some are sad. Enjoy!
Yesterday, the Gothamist unearthed a great little plea for love/lust by a shy hipster on a train. So smitten was this guy that he created a website, NYGirlOfMyDreams, for this quest. It kind of reminds me of something Bret from Flight of the Conchords (Season 1 on DVD today) would do. No matter if he finds this girl or not, he will end up with a bunch of cute chicks anyway.
Nineteeneightyfouria was a resounding success. According to sources it is all sold out, creating more demand on the little island with the big currency. While Shepard continues preparation for his upcoming show at Merry Karnowsky in December, here is a little media recap of the past events.
Have you heard about this? I hadn’t. And whether I am better off now or not, is up for debate. More than anything else, I am glad that I do not have to watch television during the day. Seriously, does a news channel really have to cover a story like Are Christians Skipping Out On Church Attendance?
Oh yeah, and quotes like this in response,
“MY CONGREGATION HAS BEEN FEWER AND FEWER EACH YEAR. ITS UPSETTING AND I BLAME ALL THE PERVERSE THINGS LIKE TV AND MOVIES AND MUSIC. IT IS UPSETTING, YOU CAN SEE SATAN IN THE MUSIC TELEVISION TELLING KIDS TO STAY HOME AND SMOKE DOPE INSTEAD OF GOING TO CHURCH.”
Thanks PASTERJEFF, keep the caps locked.
And, Thanks a lot GodTube.
Over 2 million homeowners are behind on their mortgages. Another 2 million borrowers have tarnished, or dangerous, credit and will see their payments rise before the end of next year….Yet the construction continues in NYC especially Williamsburg. It seems all they are building on campus are one bedroom apts. Who wants to pay 700K for a one bedroom? Who wants to pay that much when the mortgage industry is crumbling right now. Read more.
My friend Brandon got me into Panda Bear, and when I need to relax, his music is what I turn to. I was happy to find a video of on YouTube. Hopefully it will bring some relax to your Monday. On a side note this video was directed by Patrick O’Dell (Epicly Later’d) and Sam Salganik. Enjoy
It is finally getting cold out. So enjoy the last bits of summer with a Toasted Marshmallow Shake $6. From the owner of Republic comes Stand surrounded by the famed Angus burger from you know who, stand offers you the open kitchen look, but orders are taken tableside. For more photos and an in-depth review check out Miss Nitrolicious.
Paul McCarthy will be delivering something a little sweet to New York for the Holidays. Opening November 15th at Maccarone, McCarthy will transform the 6000 sq. ft gallery space into a fully functioning chocolate factory and retail area, under the name Peter Paul Chocolates. Available for purchase will be chocolate Santa’s based off of his sculpture of a Santa holding what appears to be a butt-plug. These Chocolates will be available for $100 through December 24th.
Now that the Ignite What’s Next has ended, the folks at Upper Playground have put together a nice recap of some of the art produced by the crew of Saber, David Choe, and Retna.
Winner of the “Rolex Award for Enterprise” Brad Norman developed a photo-identification system which uses whale shark sightings and photography to contribute to the conservation of the species. To see the video click here. To apply for the 2008 Rolex Awards for Enterprise “Do you have a project for the betterment of humankind?”
Whaleshark.org, the ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library is a visual database of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters and of individually catalogued whale sharks. The library is maintained and used by marine biologists to collect and analyse whale shark encounter data to learn more about these amazing creatures.
The Library uses photographs of the skin patterning behind the gills of each shark and any scars to distinguish between individual animals. Cutting-edge software supports rapid identification using pattern recognition and photo management tools.