The merging of art and joy
Rekimoto Lab recently won a 2012 Good Design Award for HappinessCounter, an interesting appliance feature developed at the University of Tokyo that encourages people to smile. When using HappinessCounter, if the person opening the fridge door doesn't smile, the fridge's face recognition takes in the ... More >>
The Incubator Arts Project hosts a piece by Sara Farrington
Nearly 11 years after terrorists took down the World Trade Center towers, the structures' replacement is now the tallest building in New York City.As of 2:09 p.m., the Freedom Tower became the tallest building in the Big Apple -- and the third tallest building in the world.Two constructions workers ... More >>
MOCCA Fest turns 10
We heart Milton Glaser
Neal Medlyn becomes a Juggalo
Zoe Caldwell pours adorably from a flicker of a script by David Adjmi
The holiday wish list just got a little longer
Yo! Bum rush the public library.
"I Love NY," the iconic logo created by Milton Glaser in 1977 (he did the work pro bono, never expecting the campaign to last more than a few months), is now bringing in millions to the state in licensing fees. The state started licensing the logo in '94 and, the Daily News reports, took in " ... More >>
Get a tattoo from David Shrigley
Say yes to burgers, workshops, and music
It really has been almost 40 years since Starbucks opened its first store, innocuously enough, in Seattle. And given the company's subsequent, unstoppable stampede towards Matrix-like world domination, it seems appropriate that, in celebration of its March birthday, the company is debuting a ... More >>
Youll even want to get something for your worst friend
Patti Smith, who did actually smile last night. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction last night at the Cirpirani Ballroom on Wall Street. It was, to say the least, a surprising moment.
Forget Mars Bar, the mangy dogs, vials, crust punks, hard knock landlords or any other signifier used to represent the gritty East Village; that's all dead. Environmentalism killed it and everything in the East Village now looks like a Palm Beach hotel lobby. Or that's the vision of Michael N ... More >>
That's Flansburgh on the rightJohn Flansburgh stands as the younger, more bespectacled half of They Might Be Giants, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston band he has been playing in for more than half his life (Their latest album is Here Comes Science, their fourth children's album and 14th or so stud ... More >>
Dude. Bro. BRAH: Did you know that in a recent Styles section piece, there's an article about converting Bachelor Pads to Adult Homes? Protect the Beirut Table at all costs. But it's time we snag some wifeys, yo. What's this gonna run us?
Two artists, one strange mission
A third Wainwright bares it at the mic
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Good Beer Month Local Grill-off Queens Water Taxi Beach July 21, 6-9 p.m. (rain or shine) Emcee Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's 43 will be your host as amateur grill c ... More >>
A discussion with filmmaker-artist Mike Mills
Crystal Skillmans six-character play Nobody
Libeskind's original Freedom Tower design The pretentious maestro of building design, Daniel Libeskind, is back to torment us with an appalling new idea, Bloomberg reports - buildings with holes, to take advantage of our nostalgia for 9/11, one supposes. Libeskind, if you'll recall, was the guy ... More >>
Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'
25 acres with over 2,500 sculptures made from discarded bits and pieces
Adrian at the Met
Turning an Anti-Fascist Artwork Into an Anti-Jewish Slur