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  My first encounter with the work of Chloe Fay Worth Smith came in the form of large mounted color print of a mattress stained with menstrual blood. In a group show at Sarah Lawrence College, the work was magnetic and alluring, its uncomfortable subject matter elevated by its aesthetic beauty. The vision, so ordinary in the context of girlhood humiliations, became unfamiliar through her lens, emerging like the mysterious remains of some remarkable event. The image remained emblazoned in my memory, alternately unnerving and liberating...
Ready for some math? El-P+Killer Mike=Run the Jewels El-P+Killer Mike+CATS=Meow the Jewels The fast and nasty rap collaboration, Run the Jewels, who released their self-titled debut album in 2013 as a free digital download, have declared their intention to re-record their upcoming sophomore album Run the Jewels 2 “...using nothing but cat sounds for music.” In September, the duo offered up some pretty ridiculous pre-order packages for RTJ2, including a $40,000 kittylicious Meow the Jewels bonus album option, with the asterisked caveat that “run the jewels reserves the right...
Do you love Marcel the Shell, the adorable stop motion animated talking shell? Have you missed him since his last video? Good news! Our tiny friend is back with a new children's book The Most Surprised I've Ever Been, out today, October 21, on Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. "Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" first appeared in 2010 thanks to writer/comedian/actress Jenny Slate, who voiced the character, and her husband, writer/director Dean Fleischer-Camp. Their first video together went viral, and ever since then...
The internet can be a paradoxical place, whereby Yuppie brands appropriate radical social slogans for their own ends, and us plebeians can communally address other Yuppie brands with such pressing questions as, how drunk are J. Crew models, really?  Discussion has been spurred by Jen Ellison, whose Tumblr FAQ even calls out the fact that most of J. Crew’s male models don’t look drunk.   “They are more often photographed as assertive, rugged, hands-in-pockets, looking to get business done,” Jen wrote. “That seems to be industry standard for male...
    The internet exploded this am with the news that on Jan. 20, 2015 beloved punk trio Sleater-Kinney will be releasing a new album, entitled No Cities To Love via Sub Pop Records. The intoxicatingly powerful band is made up of Carrie Brownstein (former BUST cover girl) on guitar and vocals, Corin Tucker also on guitar and vocals, and Janet Weiss on the drums. The band formed in 1994 in Olympia, WA, and put out seven albums before going on a hiatus in 2006. If you have yet...