The New York Times calls it, “a kind of psycho-religious version of Frogger.”
Popular street/video artists created a large-scale video for the Fame Festival. (via Hypebeast)
Major LOL. According to the press release, “Williams will be featured in a series of playful, lighthearted advertisements and online videos. In each piece, Williams defeats Tampax’s Mother Nature character, who tries to deliver her ‘monthly gift’ in an unsuccessful attempt to throw Williams off her game—on and off the tennis court.”
Tell Your Friends
Monday, Sept 21st at 8:00PM
266 Broome St.
Punch Up Your Life
Tueday Sept. 22nd at 8:30PM
Housing Works Cafe
126 Crosby St
The tickets for these shows are first come, first serve.
From The Observer: It took me longer than it should have done to work out that the internet is one giant independent record shop – thousands and thousands of cute little independent record shops, anyway – and they don’t actually charge you for the music they stock. The MP3 blogs that stretch for miles and miles, as far as the eye can see, down that stretch of the net that isn’t reserved for pornography, are staffed by enthusiastic and likable young men and women who absolutely don’t want to rip the artists off: they are always careful to post links to iTunes and Amazon, and the songs they put on their sites are for sampling purposes only. (For the most part, they are encouraged to do so by the artists and their labels, who take out adverts on the more popular sites, and are clearly sending advance copies of albums to the bloggers.) It works for me. I listen, and then I buy what I like, because owning music is still important to me. If the music I like stays out there in cyberspace, as it does on Spotify, then somehow it cannot indicate character and taste in the same way, although I doubt that younger generations will feel like this, and good luck to them. …Read more here.
In another life, I’d design hotels and restaurants. The Boom Boom Room in The Standard Hotel looks magnificent. More photos here.
The duo discusses poetry and fiction. Oh my.
Celeste Bartos Forum
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
The Heteropoda davidbowie is distinguished by its large size and yellow hair. It’s only found in Malaysia. A German spider expert named it after Bowie because the musician has named several songs after spiders. The expert also explained that naming spiders after celebrities builds awareness.