SXSW 2012 Music Day Two: Best Bets And In-Brief
March 14 2012 12:26 PM
This year's 25th iteration of the industry-geared event is at the height of demand: promoters, labels, bands, partiers, punks, parasites, the pigeonholed, the plied-for, and the primped are all out in full force
Akira Yoshizawa: Folded Google Doodle Celebrating Origami Grandmaster's 101st Birthday [VIDEO]
March 14 2012 3:48 AM
Google celebrated the 101st birth anniversary of Akira Yoshizawa, the grandmaster of the ancient Japanese art of paper folding called Origami, through a doodle made of folded papers.
No Age Play Death By Audio Surprise Show [PHOTOS]
March 08 2012 7:22 AM
Los Angeles-based psychedelic punk duo No Age played a last-minute show to a thrashed and thrashing crowd at Death By Audio Wednesday night, March 7 2012.
Slab City, California: The Edge of Reality [PHOTOS]
March 07 2012 1:23 PM
Somewhere on the edge of reality lies Slab City, a free RV oasis just east of the Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert of southeastern California.
New Beach House Song 'Myth' Appears: Is the 'Teenage Dream' Lost? [AUDIO] [UPDATED]
March 07 2012 12:44 AM
Baltimore dream-rock duo Beach House released a new single into the cloud early Wednesday morning, March 7 through a tweet that simply read: Hello Again.
Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Anniversary: The Healing Power of Paper Cranes
March 06 2012 9:13 PM
Sunday is the first anniversary of the Japan tsunami and earthquake that left a confirmed 15,850 dead and 3,287 missing. Yet out of the unimaginable tragedy of that day arose a story of grace and global compassion - a story of paper cranes.
Turkey Bans Artifact Loans to NY Metropolitan Museum
March 05 2012 5:31 AM
A new Turkish campaign has barred the loan of artifacts to American and British museums, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), until most of the country's treasured artifacts are returned.
Lana Del Rey Meets Skrillex: Worlds Collide in The Ting Tings' 'Born to Die' [VIDEO]
March 02 2012 10:24 AM
British dance-punk duo The Ting Tings shared a cover of Lana Del Rey's Born to Die on BBC Radio 1 Thursday, fusing the smoky lament with a surprising but clever Skrillex sample.
Met Show Unites 200 Works of Art Through ‘The Steins Collect’
March 02 2012 1:18 AM
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) explores around two hundred works of art in a new exhibition titled The Steins Collect to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art.
Batman: The Dark Knight Goes Medieval [Photos]
March 01 2012 6:03 PM
Imagine Batman in Medieval Europe circa 1459, suited in full plate mail armor and ready to bash in the faces of evildoers with his gauntleted fists. Artist Igor Kieryluk has, with a set of concept art titled Gotham 1459.
Navajo Nation Sues Urban Outfitters: UO Played Cultural Sleight-of-Hand
March 01 2012 5:05 PM
The U.S. Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters Inc. for trademark violations and licensing discrepancies in regard to products offered in its retail stores and online.
Norah Jones and Danger Mouse: A Happy Pills Breakdown [AUDIO]
February 29 2012 5:20 PM
Norah Jones dropped a new track Tuesday from her upcoming May 1 LP on Blue Note Records Little Broken Hearts, this single being called Happy Pills. Here's the breakdown.
‘City of Samba’: Rio Carnival in Tilt-Shift Miniature [VIDEO]
February 28 2012 12:36 PM
“The World’s Biggest Party” just got a little smaller in The City of Samba, Keith Loutit's tilt-shift look at Rio Carnival.
Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty: Five Other Art-Related Crimes
February 27 2012 5:51 PM
Renown street artist creator of the famous Obama Hope image plead guilty to contempt in Federal court Friday; we examine a few other art-related crimes.
'NOH8 On The Hill' Gets First 10 Congress Members: Is Your Representative One Of Them? [PHOTOS]
February 27 2012 2:32 PM
On Feb. 15, 2012, the NoH8 Campaign and freelance journalist Laurence Watts decided to start No H8 on the Hill as part of an effort to make elected officials part of the movement to stop hatred towards and oppression of members of the LGBTQ community. Find out what they found, and whether your representative is one of the congressmen and women that came forward.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Showcases Portraits from Renaissance Italy
February 26 2012 4:07 AM
About 160 works by famous artists including Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, and Antonello da Messina are being showcased at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Rare Hitler Painting Collection Unearthed at Czech Monastery
February 25 2012 3:17 AM
A long-lost art collection owned by Nazi German autocrat Adolf Hitler has been discovered by Czech historian and writer Jiri Kuchar.
RUN DMT and Amen Dunes at 285 Kent [PHOTOS]
February 24 2012 1:18 PM
Psychedelic slow-burners Amen Dunes joined wonked-hiphop-art mashup act RUN DMT at Williamsburg's 285 Kent Thursday, Feb. 22 2012.
MoMA’s Cindy Sherman Retrospective Survey Brings Together Over 170 Exclusive Photographs
February 23 2012 11:37 PM
Tracing contemporary artist, Cindy Sherman's career from the mid-1970s to the present, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings together over 170 exclusive photographs along with the artist's in-depth presentations of her key series.
Taraka Larson's Clocktower Performance: Navigating the Now Age
February 22 2012 12:33 PM
On the renovated 13th floor of an imposing government building sits Clocktower Gallery, wedged on Leonard street somewhere between Tribeca, City Hall and Chinatown; on Tuesday, Feb. 21 Taraka Larson presented a lecture on the formation of Now Age aesthetics and their implications for Ghost Modernism-an examination of the Symbol's loss of power and it's occult move to kitsch, all within an architecture of Utopia.