Opening on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Spoke Art’s location in New York City is artist Abigail Goldman’s fantastic looking exhibition “Wishful Thinking.”
Featuring dozens of her notable
small-scale sculptures, “Wishful Thinking” is a continuation of Goldman’s on-going
‘dieorama’ series. Each free standing sculpture is an insular world unto itself, featuring
a variety of narratives but all circling the same theme - murder.
Her subjects, although less than an inch high, are aggressive, vindictive and bottom-
line homicidal, although one would not guess it based on their provincial
appearance. Goldman’s environments range from picturesque suburban settings to
objectionable street corners and alley ways, littered with graffiti and trash. Each work
encapsulates the precipice of these gruesome murders, allowing viewers to speculate
on motive and implication. Working for years as a crime reporter at the Las Vegas Sun
and later as an Investigator for the Federal Public Defender of Nevada, Goldman has explored her darker side in both her work as an artist but also
professionally in her career.
“Wishful Thinking” will be on display until March 26th, 2017 and if you’re in the New York City area, definitely seek it out.
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Amid all the commercial excitement that took place during Sunday’s epic Super Bowl final, you could be forgiven for failing to digest everything that occurred in the snappy 20-second short confirming the impending arrival of Stranger Things season two.
The show will return this fall, with nearly all of the original cast (yes, that includes Eleven) confirmed to re-appear alongside even bigger and badder monsters. The new season will pick up where the first left off (Will barfing up that disgusting slug), and appropriately, looks to be hitting screens on Halloween, aka October 31.
To the naked eye, Sunday’s teaser might not have included anything groundbreaking, but probe a little further and you’ll notice plenty of clues as to the direction the show could be heading in. Below, we’ve channeled our best Chief Hopper impression and deconstructed just what some of the scenes within could mean.
This Eggo’s commercial first aired in 1980 — three years before the events of season one took place. Of course, the reference is pretty obvious here: the frozen waffles were Eleven’s snack of choice. That said, fast forward to the original commercial to the 0:17 mark and you’ll hear the (immensely irritating) kid tell a joke about a monster that is “green and purple and has a million legs.” Such a description would also check out for the Dungeons and Dragons Thessalhydra which we saw the lads previously discuss. More on that to follow.
All right, so this isn’t exactly earth-shattering, but it’s nice to have official confirmation nonetheless. Let’s be honest, Stranger Things without Eleven would be a bit like The Sopranos without Tony or Mad Men without Don Draper: pointless. We can only hope she gets that nasty nosebleed sorted at some point.
Fresh from slaying at the 23rd SAG awards, Chief Hopper can be seen caught up in some kind of explosion. Oh no. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s been confirmed that Sean Astin (who you may recognize from the Goonies) will be introduced to the show as Joyce’s (aka Winona Ryder) love interest. Sorry, Chief.
On first glance, a Ghostbusters reference in an ’80s show about monsters might seem a little trite. Before you go criticizing, however, bear in mind the series will be set in 1984: the year the movie was released. Read on to the next header to find out how we know that.
If you look closely at the datestamp in the security camera, you’ll see it clearly says ’84. What’s more troubling, however, is that poor Will appears to be undergoing some type of traumatic experiment. Can this kid ever catch a break? Judging by the dude who’s observing, nothing is good is going to come of this.
After breaking new ground for being totally useless in the first season, it appears the Department of Energy have dawned their best lab coats and are back to carry out some further cleanup jobs. Or, could it be a cameo appearance from Breaking Bad‘s Walter White and Jessie Pinkman? No, no it definitely could not be.
Aaaahhh. What is THAT? Well, as we touched on earlier, the new monster appears to be some kind of huntsman spider on steroids. Its leggy silhouette would also match that of the Thessalhydra we discussed earlier. Really though, what chance do a bunch of kids have against a chimera of this ilk? The Demogorgon that so terrified us all in season one looks positively adorable by comparison.
The clip ends with Will (of course) standing at his door, aghast, as he sizes up the monster. If that thing is coming for him, then good luck son, you’re gonna need it. Show producers promised a “bigger, badder and darker” series, and it looks as if they’ve come good on that promise and then some.
What else did you glean from the teaser? Let us know in the comments.
In related news, might the Stranger Things kids be Louis Vuitton’snext models?
The world of pop culture has been one hella hectic hurricane for the past 18 hours, and all of it is Beyoncé-related. To recap, last night Bey surprise announced via a gorgeous Instagram post that she and Jay Z are expecting twins. Unsurprisingly, people freaked out. In fact, they freaked out so much that this Instagram post became the most-liked photo in the history of the app in a matter of hours. But it seems that was but the tip of the iceberg. Beyoncé has also unveiled a luscious, immersive new photoshoot to capture the beauty of her pregnancy. Browse a selection above.
Taken by New York and Los Angeles-based artist Awol Erizku, the photos are united in their use of striking color and compositional similarities to classical works of art. The bulk of these photos were launched today on Beyoncé’s website, along with a poem by Warsan Shire titled “I Have Three Hearts.” D’awwwwwww.
Check out the full selection of photos over on Beyoncé’s website. Revisit the video for “Sorry” below.
In other music news, Travis Scott has become the world’s favorite fool thanks to a well-executed fall last night. Watch his once-in-a-lifetime blunder right here.
Ben & Jerry’s has just taken frozen treats to a whole new level. Forgot about the cone, the bowl, or — the food blogger’s favorite — the ice cream sandwich. Now, you can eat your delicious Ben & Jerry’s covered in smooth silky chocolate.
The ice cream conjurer has just unveiled the magical “Pint Slices” — they’re round, thick slabs of ice cream, covered in chocolate and individually wrapped.
The new invention comes in four flavors: Americone Dream, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. They’ll retail nationwide for between $4.29 and $4.99 in the coming weeks.
The upcoming change, which does not appear to have been announced ahead of time, was first highlighted by literary agent Charlie Olsen. He noticed the absence the graphic books sections from his advance email subscription version of the NY Times Best Sellers List due for publication on February 5 2017.
Graphic novels can no longer be @nytimes bestsellers as of February 5th. No explanation for change, I think we deserve one. Please RT!
“Beginning February 5, the New York Times will eliminate a number of print but mostly online-only bestseller lists.
In recent years, we introduced a number of new lists as an experiment, many of which are being discontinued. We will continue to cover all of these genres of books in our news coverage (in print and online). The change allows us to devote more space and resources to our coverage beyond the bestseller lists.”
Upon requesting further clarification as to why the lists were being dropped, CBR was informed by Danielle Rhodes Ha, VP, Communications at The New York Times Company, that “the discontinued lists did not reach or resonate with many readers.”
The news appears to have come as a surprise, and ha become a cause of considerable consternation to a number of authors and publishers including best-selling author and comics writer Brad Meltzer.
Cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom took to Twitter to encourage pros and fans alike to contact the Times directly in an effort to prove that the discontinued lists are of interest to readers, and important to creators.
The @nytimesbooks DROPPED graphic novels from best sellers list. Want the category re-opened? 1-212-556-1200 or email@example.com RT
Whether or not these industry concerns will prompt the Times to reconsider, or prompt another organization to enter the breach to assemble it’s own best sellers list, remains an open question at this time.
Metal ist bei den Shirts hier ein eher dehnbarer Begriff (mit Logo-Remixen der Bands The Carpenters, Bauhaus und Kraftwerk), aber ich will die trotzdem alle. Und ich hätte mir auch das Herzog-Danzig, den Scorpions-Scorsese, die Def Palma Lepards und den VanTrier-VanHalen geschnatzt, wenn die Versandkosten mit 30 Dollar nicht so unverschämt wären. Naja. Aber das Danzigherzog im Ernst jetz wie geil!
Now you can finally represent your cultivated taste and affection for the most metal of all directors, Werner Herzog, in a t-shirt that's guaranteed to withstand an entire screening of Even Dwarves Started Small.
Multi-millionairess Paris Hilton has unveiled a surprise collaboration with German budget supermarket chain Lidl (yes, you read that right.) The infamous socialite will reportedly begin selling her own range of hair styling products — including hairdryers, hairbrushes, straighteners and spays — in stores just in time for christmas. Prices range between $2 and $20. Hilton, 35, is worth an estimated $100 million. – Evening Standard
After yesterday being slammed for wearing a real fur coat, Justin Bieber has found himself in more hot water after allegedly being indicted for an incident in Argentina that occurred three years ago. The love-him-or-hate-him Canadian troubadour allegedly ordered his bodyguards to attack and rob a photographer. A judge sent out a warrant for his arrest shortly after the incident, then canceled it. Now that same judge has filed an indictment, just before Bieber is set to tour the country early next year. – Vanity Fair
A second, smaller roll of “toilet paper” has appeared alongside the regular roll in bathroom stalls at an airport in Japan, so that travelers can wipe down their phones as well as their asses. Knowing full well many people use smartphones while taking a dump, Narita International Airport has provided the additional roll to fully sanitise your gadgets after taking care of your business. Each sheet welcome users to Japan, and includes information about the airport’s Wi-Fi and an app with travel tips. – Fortune
German police say the prime suspect being hunted down for the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market — 24-year-old Tunisian migrant Anis Amri, was the subject of a terrorism investigation earlier this year and was not deported even though his asylum bid was rejected. Amri became the subject of a pan-European manhunt after investigators discovered a wallet with his identity documents in the truck used in Monday’s attack that left 12 dead. Houses in the Berlin districts of Kreuzberg, Moabit, and Prenzlauer Berg, as well as an address in Dortmund, were all raided overnight.
beat my first emperor mode as japan yesterday. total war warhammer is on my wishlist, same with xcom2, and PLANET COASTER i am buying it for myself for christmas and i am going to build myself a theme park. banner saga 2 was just okay. stellaris was fun for a couple days but i dont think ill revisit it anytime soon. battlefleet gothic armada looks beautiful. i think strategy games have become my favorite this year
As you may have noticed from being on the internet or talking to other human beings, 2016 has been a bit of a shitshow. But if there’s one piece of solace to be found in the flaming wreckage of this orbital rotation, it’s been the quality of its video games. Strategy ones in particular.
thats a slipknot jersey and her music is not what i expected it to be
The atmospheric goth-soul singer and producer ABRA had a breakout year in 2016, releasing an absolutely entrancing EP called Princess. And it looks like her 2017 could be even bigger. Recently, The FADER pointed out that ABRA will make her acting debut next year, starring in a satirical thriller called Assassination Nation. And … More »
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What could be more fitting in this bleak December month than player-piano covers of popular alt-rock songs that connect the untamed Wild West to our future as automatons on a quest to gain consciousness? Westworld’s soundtrack is finally getting a proper release, and I always wondered what the hell “Black Hole Son”…
oh yeah my favorite rap couple is back up in the buildinnnnnn
Remy Ma achieved a career milestone earlier this week, getting two GRAMMY nominations for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song” for “All the Way Up” with Fat Joe and French Montana. The Bronx spitter and her husband Papoose stopped by HOT 97’s Funkmaster Flex Show on Wednesday night (Dec. 7). The VH1 Love & Hip-Hop NY stars sat down and took over the mics to spit a few bars.
Check out Remy and Papoose rapping over Nas’ “NY State of Mind” and JAY Z’s “Where I’m From” below.
Do you celebrate Christmas but don’t get a tree because your deranged cat always tries to take it down? Comedian Darrell Joyce has the answer for you! Get yourself a Princemas tree. Your cat won’t dare try to disrupt the sexy. The Princemas tree will get that pussy in control.
Even though Jehovah’s Sexiest Witness probably didn’t celebrate Christmas since he was a Jehovah’s Witness, Darrell still put together a gloriously purple Christmas tribute to him in his living room. Darrell posted a picture on Facebook of the reason why doves cry today (SPOILER ALERT: they’re crying because that tree is so sexy and so gorgeous). Darrell dropped in this caption with it:
Dig if you willllll the picture….
Who cares if the real Prince wouldn’t be half as tall as Darrell’s Princemas tree even if he wore 12″ platform heels and stood on four dozen copies of Vogue’s September issue! That tree is still a glorious purple wonder. Although, a Princemas is kind of dangerous…. Not only do you have to risk finding Santa Claus making out with it on Christmas morning, but imagine if you woke up in the middle of the night with the thirsties and needed to walk through the living room to get some water in the kitchen? Those piercing sex-me eyes on your Princemas would cause you to almost have a heart attack. You’d call 911 screaming, “My heart can’t handle the sexy of my Princemas tree!”
After the cut are a few more beautiful Princemas trees that Prince’s fans created.