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Noise-pop fivesome Joanna Gruesome have been making a name for themselves with ease over the past few years and if you listen to their latest LP Weird Sister, you’ll know why. Based in Cardiff, Wales, the band takes you on a rollercoaster ride that’s like a Stefon Meyers club: it has everything. Solid pop hooks, melodic yet distortion-drenched guitars, frantic solo freak-outs, and defiantly versatile vocals from the dynamic Alanna McArdle. McArdle has been involved with a few other projects prior to Joanna Gruesome, including...
For all my pen-pushers out there: N+1 Magazine and Faber and Faber have recently teamed up to bring you a stellar new resource, particularly for those in early-career crisis mode: MFA vs. NYC. This essay collection spiritedly debates the merits of studying creative writing at a university-level versus essentially creating one's own discipline (/opportunities), here in the city. The book, edited by award-winning author Chad Harbach, offers sage advice to any and all artists considering higher-higher education, and makes some especially savvy points about the sacrifices one...
  Looks like the fierce ladies of Reductress have done it again. In the video below, an actually real and bona fide author (Maya Michaels) explains how she won the prestigious Featherton Award by inscribing her entire novel on...her fingertips. Take a look at the clip below for the outlandish results:      Consistently on-point, Reductress remains a brilliant source for faux-feminews -- we still consider it our very own Onion.  Other great "news items" from their day include "5 Ways To Play Dumb! (Inspired By Leading Anchorwomen)" and "Fun Ways...
  Turns out, February's lousy with unheralded holidays. Beyond Valentine's and Galentine's and Anna Howard Shaw Day, savvy citizens should note National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (happening right now; see our recent coverage), Black History Month (ditto) and the even lesser-known National Condom Awareness fest. Sponsored in part by the American Social Health Organization, Condom Month is dedicated to promoting safe sex. Because as we all oughta know by now, the proper use of protection prevents disease and pregnancy and all sorts of unpleasant surprises.  But here's...
Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based mixed media artist, has knocked the socks off Instagram and Tumblr with his latest project. In the images below, Randall takes classic photos of Hollywood icons and glazes the figures with home-spun tattoos. Ever wondered what Lady Di would look like with a sleeve? Your quest is over.      Ms. Marilyn Monroe...had she lived on Bedford Avenue, circa 1999. Audrey Hepburn, had her Roman Holiday been more of a Roman bacchanalia.    A Rockwellian WW2 worker, had she also maybe enjoyed roller derby.    This sixties' ad...had it...
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