Barry Blitt on the inspiration for this week’s cover, “Bad Chemistry”: http://nyr.kr/15letwb
“Seems like there’s never a shortage of real life villains to make even the most conscience-free fictional character look comic in comparison.”
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“Steve Carell, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: How men would look if they had to pose in ads the way women are expected to.”
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God damn it, there are nice things in the world- and I mean nice things. We’re all such morons to get so sidetracked.
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Disembodied by Marina Abramoviç, 2011
An Artist Should Not Make Himself Into An Idol
Marina Abramoviç transformed the already typically transformative MOCA annual gala, testing her audience with a strange play on objectification and the human body that put many of those in attendance visibly on edge.
Marina required every guest — no matter the Chanel gown or tuxedo tailored just for the occasion — to don a white lab coat before entering the tent where dinner was to be served. Inside, they were confronted by tables that were adorned by either A) a naked man or women lying prone on a sort of high-tech, constantly spinning lazy susan while being smothered underneath a skeleton, or B) a rectangular table festooned with two human heads that poked up and out from the tabletops, expressionless but still blinking and slowly but continuously rotating thanks to lazy susans under the tables.
Abramoviç explains her vision for the gala. She is very clear that it is her hope to democratize all participants by enforcing a dress code that will place artists, guests, waiters and even MOCA director Jeffery Deitch at the same level. She feels American culture does not acknowledge death in a healthy or conscious way, with particular regard to the obsession of youth and beauty in Los Angeles…the aesthetic goal is present stillness and connection.
“You feel sorry for us because we’re being stared at? But we’re staring at you.”
Photography by Nadine Froger
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The Borowitz Report: Weiner Names New Campaign Manager
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—One day after his campaign manager quit, the mayoral candidate Anthony D. Weiner named his penis to the post, telling reporters, “He was already making most of the major decisions, anyway.”
Continue reading: http://nyr.kr/13h80Qb
Photograph by Bryan Pace/New York Daily News.
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Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost (Thom Yorke RMX)
Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost (Thom Yorke Remix)
This is the most played song in my iTunes library & it’s not even an official release… he just fucking spun it on BBC radio once like, “Oh hey look what I did.” Ugh.
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