Natasha Lee Who printed it? The Newspaper Club, a UK-based printing company
‘The Still Life,” 2007. A child painting their own face.
Spring is awakening, and with it, the many stars of New York City. From the birth of the indie film lovechild of Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach to a star-studded anniversary party at the Metrograph, the onslaught of Aries Season has ushered in a collective celebratory milieu (especially for the city’s self-proclaimed film buffs).
I’m going back to Jersey next month. (It’s been a while.) My cousin’s daughter is having a Bat Mitzvah in early April, and if I told you it took me two months to plan my trip, you’ll have to trust that I mean it. The amount of phone calls, texts, internet searches, Orbitz fuckovers, and general stress that went into it were enough to give me an ulcer.
Filtrate In this new project laying bare the omnipotent power of technology in our personal lives, Californian director Mishka Kornai challenges the traditional narrative short by combining it with performance art, original costume, still photography and urban exploration. The film’s leading characters are five visually unsettling non-terrestrial beings living in segregated sections of an underground bunker. Their outward appearance, which took the film’s costume team six months to build, resemble creatures made of party streamers, cardboard polyhedrons, humanoids in gilded or aristocratic dress, and a malformed quadruped with a beaded face
It’s Purim, the holiday in which the Jewish people celebrate their saving from an evil vizier named Haman who wanted to kill them all. Unofficially known as “Jewish Halloween,” Purim is a time when Jews are commanded to dress up and get so drunk they don’t know the difference between a hero and a genocidal iconoclast. In that festive spirit, we asked our Creative Direcor, Mel Ottenberg, to dish on his favorite Purim tradition: smoking weed and eating hamantaschen, the traditional holiday cookie whose shape is inspired by Haman’s triangular hat. “Poppy hamantaschen were a dime a dozen growing up in the ’90s in D.C.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Frankel Michelle Frankel is a former attorney who decided to trade law for love . With two matchmaking offices, one in New York and the other in New Jersey, Frankel plays cupid for worried parents trying to find love for their 30-year-old “kids,” and helps frustrated singles figure out what they’re really looking for. For our March Salad Pages , the current Chief Love Officer of NYCity Matchmaking told Interview what it’s like to find love online, and why she doesn’t believe in soulmates. ——— MASCATELLO: Tell me how it all works.
Nico at the Mabuhay Gardens, 1979 with her epithet “She runs through the world like an open razor blade, watch out or you might get cut.” It was the best of times. It was the loudest, angriest, and most “god awful” of times.
The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.
Stephen Malkmus is a quarter-century removed from the time he offered up the simple aphorism, “You gotta pay your dues before you pay the rent.” One is curious if the sentiment, taken from the song “ Range Life ” off Pavement’s 1994 classic Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was fully clear to Malkmus at the time, a 27-year-old embarking on the halcyon festival circuit that was Lollapalooza. Paying rent, dodging the painful fall-out of relationships by heading to new cities, finding a wife, having kids, looking for schools for said kids, fly-fishing with said wife — all of these might not have been the life young Malkmus was sardonically pining for
If you’ve obsessed on Charlotte Gainsbourg ‘s career as have we, you’d surely hardly ever be surprised to find her conceptualizing in the most exquisite and rarefied of ways. And indeed, her brilliant 2017 album Rest (NPR called it “a testament to the power of immaculate, effortless-sounding pop songcraft” – and her synth poppy single “Such a Remarkable Day” was one of BlackBook ‘s 2018 faves) will be getting a beautiful, contemplative and very limited edition companion book, released this March 25 via Classsic and Because Music
Photo by Diana Pfammatter. “I feel like I have a soul now,” Bunny Rogers said on the phone from Frankfurt, days after the opening of her exhibition Pectus Excavatum at the Museum für Moderne Kunst
Portrait of a Place: Southside Forever—A Motion Picture of Black Chicago In a compassionate documentary on one district’s battle against violent crime, director Rodney Lucas illustrates life and death in his hometown of Chicago. Featuring the voices of community champions and activists, “this project is a reclamation of black narrativization,” the South Side Chicago native comments. Lucas entrusts the heart of his film to the city’s residents who have often had to tolerate sensationalist or demeaning narratives promulgated by the media. Working with directors of photography Kassim Norris and Brenton Oechsle, Lucas is able to “creatively humanize the plight and delicate rawness that makes Southsiders one of the most resilient tribes in the fight against systematic oppression,” the filmmaker explains.
New York Magazine Photo Director: Jody Quon Associate Photo Editor: Stella Blackmon Senior Photo Editor: Marvin Orellana Photographer: Joe Lingeman Heidi: You have a variety of color pallets within your work, is this bright poppy a new direction for you? Joe: I’ve had a few commissions recently where the subject matter really called for super poppy color.
Photo by Lula Hyers. Courtesy Dreezy. With a fan base that includes Rihanna, Lil’ Kim , Kash Doll , and a Toy Poodle named Chanel, Chicago-based rapper Dreezy is set to conquer the Internet airwaves, as well as the NYFW runways.
Photo courtesy of Kidd Kenn Kidd Kenn is a fiery 16-year-old rapper from Chicago with 90,000 Instagram followers and the brash confidence of a rap veteran. The high school sophomore would probably be prom king, in fact, if he wasn’t homeschooled or busy working on his first album, Childish , which came out this past August.
Marc Morrison Who printed it? Mike Stitt over at Agency Access.
We first introduced our readers to the works of London-based Oli Epp’s work back in 2017, after instantly falling in love with his quirky and hyper-flat way of capturing everyday moments and parodying the familiar life routines.
Yancey Richardson Gallery is currently holding an exhibition of work by Larry Sultan, the first in New York since 2004. Sultan passed away in 2009. The photographs are selected from Sultan’s series Pictures from Home), Untitled Home Movie Stills and The Valley, in addition to editorial work made between 1993 and 2003 for Wallpaper and Bottega Veneta.
Coinciding with the release of his new book, I know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, Alec Soth will be opening five concurrent exhibitions of the work in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Berlin. The exhibitions mark a shift towards a stripped down, connection-driven approach to photography that Soth began exploring during his 2017 FraenkelLAB residency