For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Randy Colosky to share his favorite place to eat. Randy is an artist based in Oakland, who creates mind-blowing drawings, sculptures and installations.
“Boot and Shoe in Lakeshore Oakland. I like that the food is pretty simple, pizza with great crust, salads that are properly dressed and not too fussy and sort of weird deserts that are good but not what I would normally get. The menu is not very big and changes slightly seasonally. You know pretty much everything on it is going to be good. The Margherita pizza is something we usually order and the Burrata appetizer is good when they have it. My lady (Nicole) and I like to go there at the end of a long week on the late side—it’s a nice atmosphere, busy but not insane, and the staff is always really nice. You can tell its a place that was really considered and not just dressed up to be fancy and they have some really nice art in there.”
An interesting twist on Man / Robot relations
Last night, our intrepid photographer Christos Katsiaouni headed down to No Romance Galleries in TriBeCa to check out the opening of “Never Too Young,” a group show featuring works by Harry Mcnally, Mike Krim, Osvaldo Chance Jimenez and PJ Monte. Here is the scene that he encountered.
Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life
Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting
A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film
— Chris Black / @donetodeath
“Insane in the Chromatophores”
Tommy Guerrero’s part in Real’s Non Fiction
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, whenever. Robert Lambert’s Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce features “Swiss milk chocolate blended with malt, triple Madagascar vanilla and Jack Daniels whiskey.”
Real fine Italian design
Last Tango in Kabul by Matthieu Aikins
While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn
Here’s a sweet little profile of the Midwestern Railroad Preservation Society, a group whose aim is to restore early 20th century steam engines and railcars to their former glory.
Back in the day free and easy days of college, students would dream and hypothesize about a 24-hour Simpsons channel. All Simpsons, all the time. The original animation domination. For the next 12 days, FXX is catering to that fantasy with Every. Simpsons. Ever., 552 episodes running today through 11:59 pm September 1st. Check the schedule here, and DVR your day away. We’ve moved the office to the couch to celebrate.
Borderline Personality Disorder, humorously animated and explained by Ofir Sasson
In a tradition allegedly dating back to Marie Antoinette, a body part that we’ve seen thousands of times now has its own Champagne coupe modeled after it. That’s right, Kate Moss’s left breast has been the inspiration for the shape of this cup—moulded while the supermodel was pregnant for extra volume—by Lucien Freud’s daughter, British sculptor Jane McAdam Freud. Commissioned by Richard Caring’s Mayfair restaurant 34 to celebrate Moss’s 25 years of service in the fashion industry, the glass will be available for use beginning in October at 34 and its three sister restaurants across London. It’s without a doubt the closest you’ll ever get to partying with the fashion icon, and the only way to classily cop a feel.