The afterlife of the video star
A few weeks back, we reported on the reintroduction of the H line by the MTA to help out displaced students in the Rockaways. Closed since 1994, the old blue train runs along the Broad Channel, transporting commuters to a bus nearby that would then take them to the A. The video of workers literally ... More >>
Rediscover your old toys
Deadmau5 Roseland Ballroom Friday, October 7 Better than: Waiting for people to show up to an empty Turntable.fm room. It's a tricky thing, the dance concert. Do you treat it like a regular show and face the performer in a gesture of celebrity worship, or do you lose yourself in the music, figur ... More >>
New York goes retread. But maybe there's a little hope
Andre CostantiniCat Martino makes glowing, of-the-moment woozefolk full of ethereal drones and spacey loops, running modern indie-scruff through the 4AD dream machine. Best known as a valued touring musician for Brooklyn luminaries like Sufjan Stevens and YIMBY veteran Sharon Van Etten, Marti ... More >>
Everyone mourns the demise of their favorite bands in their own way; Michael J. Green decided to do so in elaborate fashion, crafting a shot-for-shot Lego remake of LCD Soundsystem's clip for "All My Friends." I have a strong feeling that this very well-done homage will be one of the more passed-ar ... More >>
The special of mackerel crudo was artistically arranged. Almost two years ago, I reviewed Greenpoint newcomer Anella, a restaurant on the hip Franklin Street strip that replaced the legendary Queens Hideaway, doubling the space, adding a wood-fired oven, and creating a beautiful garden out ... More >>
Jonathan Lopes, a Boerum Hill artist, is building Broolyn in his living room out of blocks. Using only plastic LEGOs, Lopes doesn't even alter the pieces at all, he just makes do with what the boxes offer. "It's challenging to achieve certain aesthetics with the limitations of the brick," he ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.Via CopyRanter.Yesterday, Copyranter caught an advertisement (pictured right) for French weekly Courrier International. The conceit of the advertisement, by Saatchi & Saatchi France, as put by Copyranter: "The World Trade Center architects should have stopped at about 50 floo ... More >>
Plus Arielle Falk's 'Lego My Ego' at LZ Project Space
Finally, there is some rest for the wicked on Project Runway. This season has been as wham-bam as any, with one-day challenges the norm and the designs often running unrealized as a result; then again, as we all know, Michelangelo's David was carved over a long lunch break (hold the prosciutt ... More >>
We know schools are supposed to be "Gun-Free Zones," but this is ridiculous. A Staten Island fourth grader, Patrick Timoney, was nearly suspended yesterday for having a LEGO set that included a toy gun that was all of two inches long. Principal Evelyn Matroianni caught him with the miniatur ... More >>
Award-winning author Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf for The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, in his first appearance as an engaged person. Saturday at 7, at the World Financial Center, for free.
The goofification of Mimi
We have to go buy some stamps. Here's a Lego version of Spinal Tap's classic "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock Ya Tonight." (Go here for the finale, complete with exploding drummer.)
The American International Toy Fair is on at the Javits Center. The big opening day news is that Lego and Disney have entered a licensing deal, and you know what that means: Land of the Legos, starring Brendan Fraser and Dakota Fanning, in which they, the Power Miners, and lovable Lego George Wendt ... More >>
What should be on every hip-hop fan's Christmas list? How about LEGOs. They're cheap, bring out the kid in us, and by the looks of Format Magazine's twist on classic Hip Hop albums make for kick ass cover art.The Internet publication revisited 20 discs for 20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers Recreated i ... More >>
The French director shares his secrets
Maybe when this stock market crash shakes out, you'll find yourself one of the lucky ones, or at least in the mood for a big spending spree before you blow your brains out. Here's a splurge that screams "ironic self-awareness" as loudly as it screams "rich pig." From Disinfo we learn of artist Natha ... More >>
Gaming now officially linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior
The Mets are in their now-traditional year-end death spiral, but the Yankees playoff hopes are officially nil, so their fans will need something to occupy their time. River Ave. Blues directs our attention to one fan who got an enormous head start: artist Sean Kenney, who has constructed a scale mod ... More >>
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Maggots at the Times and other nasty revelations
Maybe we could use Legos instead?(FCR) Like a juggler who's finally put all his balls in the air, New York City's development rage hit full-speed this week with the approval of the Atlantic Yards project. The massive arena and residential complex joins Yankee Stadium, the new Mets stadium, all the ... More >>
I always dreamed of living in a place like this. I sucked it up and paid the broker's fee.
Babbling nincompoop characters from politics and fairy tales
High-minded toys for your little hipster
Good Bök shows zoom-shots of Bjorn Borg's bottomwow!
Give 'Em Hell, Harry!
Get Your Lego Skills in Gear: Acing a Job Interview Just Got More Puzzling
The Lesbian Baby Boom Is Also a Baby Boy Boom. How Are These Lads Being Raised?
The Jewish Museum Puts a Therapeutic Frame Around Transgressive Art About the Holocaust
Retailers Hit Hard by Millennium Bug
Building the Electronic Future Out of LEGO
The Art of the Indie-Rock Remix