Imagine minimizing your life to the extent that you have but 15 items in your possession -- and none of them, not a one, is a $65 Dave Eggers shower curtain! We're talking about the very efficient shopping life of "extreme minimalist" Andrew Hyde, who has been written about widely as owning a mere 1 ... More >>
Credit our friend, Stereogum's Brandon Stosuy, with starting this particular hashtag yesterday. Mashing up the world's most important genre with the world's most important literature seemed like an idea with legs, but alas, things done on the internet toward the end of the day on the one of the tw ... More >>
Or, as Papercuts likes to put it, "Is Dave Eggers the busiest man in literature?" Eggers is indeed ubiquitous right now, and is approaching some slightly more exaggerated level of ubiquitous as we approach the fall. Leaving aside--and this is a big thing to leave aside--"the McSweeney's empire and t ... More >>
Jared GruenwaldTropicalia in Furs
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Charly Wilder tracks down an East Village storehouse of Brazilian psychedelia at Tropicalia in Furs.
Phil Freeman on the Jane's Addiction reunion and three-CD, one-DVD box set, A Cabinet of Curiosities.
Andy Beta talks ... More >>
Last year's International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Japan featured this epically twee but also somewhat transfixing work by Miranda July, called The Hallway. It's pretty much the metaphor you guessed it was: "As you walk, you realize you'll be walking down this hall for the rest of your lif ... More >>