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                 When it comes to ingenuity in music, The Portland Cello Project is the picture of a forward-thinking group. The ensemble, which is made up of a remarkable 8-16 cellists at a time, has invested in the philosophy that 'collaboration is the ironic cornerstone of independent musicianship.' Talented team in tow, the group has dreamed up an impressive array of sounds. In ... Read More

A Rose is A Rose

BY Web Intern in General

Fleur Cowles, 101, died this Friday in Sussex, England. The author of a star-studded 1996 memoir, She Made Friends and Kept Them, she was perhaps most famous for her editorial role in Flair magazine of 1951, a ground-breaking if short-lived publication focusing on the art, fashion, travel, and literature that informed Ms. Cowles' passionate life.      ... Read More

I want a New Toy

BY Laurie in General

Lene Lovitch, New Toy 1981. Love the giant scissors. Oversize objects seems to be one of those weird 80's fads, like giant pencils, telephones , etc. I even seem to remember a store in Soho that only sold jumbo items, but then again, my memory is terrible, maybe I hallucinated that? Anyway, enjoy this video from an often overlooked but much loved  icon from our ... Read More

Role Reversal

BY Web Intern in General

You know those sitcoms with the schlubby husband who always messes up while his wife just takes it with a long-labored sigh? People always wonder why the hot wife would stay with the lazy ass. Blogtacular theorizes what it would be like if the roles were reversed. (Basically the same but even less believable thanks to society!) -Sylvie  Video from theblogulator.com ... Read More

A Slammin' Bad Fad

BY Web Intern in General

Every now and then you'll be deep in conversation about something like National Yo-Yo Day and that will veer off topic to something like POGs. And sometimes that means all you children of the 90s will stop short, unable to remember the name of the big plastic disc used to hit the little cardboard ones, mainly because none of you actually ever put your massive POG collection to use. When this inevitable situation occurs (and believe me, it will) you'll be forced ... Read More