June 2009 Archives
Austin Thomas Sketchbook
We saw the sketchbook above at a great show titled "Draw" at Norte Maar in Bushwick, featuring drawings by established and emerging artists + architects, designers, choreographers and composers. The drawings are generally pre-study stage, more like R&D.
Austin's 2-year project Pocket Utopia ends its run in Bushwick on the 28th, as does a show of her work at Kris Graves Projects in DUMBO. Check out the ArtCat Zine interview with her by our awesome summer intern Stephanie.
- Excuse Me, Waiter...? There's a Large Bird of Prey in My Soup.
Hawk flies into restaurant...
tags: nyc hawk eastvillage
- British Library publishes online archive of 19th-century newspapers | Media | The Guardian
tags: media history uk newspaper
- Gotham Gazette: Councilpedia
The Gazette?s plan for Councilpedia, a planned guide to the filthy lucre that links real estate and politics on New York?s city council, just made the Gazette the first two-time winner of a Knight News Challenge grant, this one worth $250,000 over two years.
tags: nyc politics corruption realestate database city-council
- AMERICAblog: The Choice to Defend DOMA, and Its Consequences
Obama's DOJ wrote a really hateful brief supporting the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act
tags: lgbt queer gay marriage doma obama
- Why trains run slower now than they did in the 1920s. - By Tom Vanderbilt - Slate Magazine
tags: transportation history rail economics trains usa
- Harold Norse, a Beat Poet, Dies at 92 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com
he did his translations "with a dictionary in one hand and a Roman in the other."
tags: gay queer poetry beat
Carved ornamental wooden capital in the Auditorium Building, 430 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Adler & Sullivan, architects. Via Atelier Teee on flickr.
James and I headed to Chicago for a few days on an art and architecture vacation. We're also seeing the Chicago Opera Vanguard's production of "Greek" by Mark-Anthony Turnage. We're meeting people for drinks on the 4th. E-mail for details if you would like to join us.