No, it's a miniature work of art from the Museum of Pocket Art! This project,which began five years ago,is based off the belief that everyone should always carry around a piece of art with them. The organization showcases the work of contemporary artists on a wallet-sized scale. There are four shows a year which can be seen on the website or on display at other shows' openings. The exhibit currently on view is landscape, with a twist of course. -Celeste Photo ... Read More
This Saturday, May 30th, MeanRed Productions, Free NYC, Newmindspace and Refuge NYC are teaming up to bring you a free marketplace along the Gowanus Canal. From 11a.m to 6p.m, haul all the crap you have lying around to BKYLN Yard . Leave your donations at the door and then spend the afternoon rooting through the piles of apparel, books, kitchen products, art supplies and music. Local DJs will be providing the background music and there will be a Treats Truck to ... Read More

This Is Awkward

BY Web Intern in General

Forced family photos have all the ingredients to create an awkward storm. For example, there is a famed photo of myself, age four, winking from a chair in a campsite. At least, I thought I was winking. Years later, I found out I had really been stung by a bee and my dad decided to immortalize the hilarity of me always looking like I'm winking in a family photo. Awkward Family Photos celebrates all this potential with some seriously cringe-worthy portraits, like ... Read More
President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and if she's appointed, we'll have our first Latino member of the high court and our third female Justice. 'I have decided to nominate an inspiring woman, who I believe will make a great justice,' Obama said as Sotomayor's nomination was announced at the White House today. Sotomayor, whose parents moved to the United States from Puerto Rico during World War II, grew up in the Bronx and was ... Read More
I came across this picture on Jezebel while I was looking for something of actual substance to blog about, and it was so damn cute I had to share.   Baby anteater! He's 2 weeks old and his name is Arthur. -Liza (photo via ... Read More
Summer blockbusters cost millions to produce and sometimes they barely break even at the box office. Even low budget independent movies will run in the tens of thousands price range. Which is why the movie Colin is such a surprising hit at Cannes this year - it was made for a mere $70. Filmmaker Marc Price had the idea to make a zombie movie from the zombie's point of view; but he didn't have any money so he called together some friends and did a BYO equipment ... Read More
Artist Neil Freeman took subway maps from major cities around the world and posted them online, all to the same scale, without any station names, line differentiation or colors. It's interesting to see how different cities' transportation systems look in relation to each other. Some are really dense, some are sprawling, some take on odd shapes. The site above compares Moscow to a daddy-long-legs, though i think it kind of looks like a neuron without the ... Read More
  This British art student, Sara Watson, spent 3 weeks painting this car to match the lot it's parked in, making it look like it's disappearing into invisibility. A recycling firm, Recycling Lives, gave her the car to paint for publicity. Just make sure you watch where you're walking in this lot. -Liza (Photo via ... Read More
While I was on my way in today, I found myself thinking about women and music. Yes, I realize that sounds a little heavy for pre-10-AM F-train thought patterns. But there it was, a mental feminist musical analysis for my commute instead of the usual people-watching or idle ad-reading. It was brought on by the fact that I was listening to the Thermals on the train and thinking about how they have a female bassist. I realized that I liked the band more after I ... Read More
BUST cover girl Kathy Griffin was on the Late Late Show a couple of nights ago. As usual, she was talking some celebrity trash, this time focused on Heidi and Spencer (''Speidi'') from the Hills. (Part 2 after the ... Read More