BUSHWICK It was only a matter of time before social media started infiltrating gallery shows. #TheSocialGraph, opening on Friday at Outpost, comes with impeccable social media credentials; it’s curated by Williamsburg art blog Hyperallergic and sponsored by Social Printshop, formerly known as Printing Facebook. Hyperallergic will move their blog operations to Outpost for the duration of the show, while Flux Factory artist-in-residence Man Bartlett will be creating a site-specific work at their offices. A number of other artists and social media rockstars will also be participating over the next two weeks, including photog and Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin and artnet’s Ben Davis; next week, Nate Hill, best known for his performance pieces Death Bear and Candy Crack Delivery Service, will be debuting his new performance called Punch Me Panda.
In today’s email we traveled back to the summer of 1951 when ditch weed grew wild in the empty lots of New York, and the authorities rounded it up and carted it away by the truckload. That story came to light when the archivists at Brooklyn Public Library digitized the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily newspaper […]
In the summer of 1951, New York City was consumed by two things: weed and who would face the Yankees in the ’51 World Series–the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants. Bobby Thomson was just weeks away from hitting the “Shot Heard Round the World” that would win the National League pennant for the […]
Fans who love their pop music served up with a dose of electronica and ’60s British influence should clear their calendars for the next couple weeks, because there are a number of great acts coming to town. First up is Brooklyn’s own Shy Hunters, who will be performing at Union Pool next week to mark […]
Thinking about ditching your monthly cable bill? Have a Roku, but wondering if there’s something better out there? With Amazon’s recent introduction of Fire TV, a little black box that allows you to stream video, listen to music and even play games, there are now enough players in the $99-device-that-will-free-you-from-cable market for it to become crowded and […]