The discogs.com entry for Melissa F. Clarke is mercilessly brief, and with good reason. This New York-based sound artist doesn't go in for headphone music; she crafts immersive, science-fueled audio/visual experiences that demand observation of the interplay between images and sonics, like the haunt ... More >>
If you're alone this Christmas Eve and you have a bit of an obsessive streak, then it's time to plant yourself behind your computer with a gallon of eggnog and study the NORAD Santa Tracker. Wondering where Santa is right now? He's hovering around the Philippines and steadily moving westward. ... More >>
Here's our lesson in phone etiquette today. If you're looking for Santa, even if you need to speak to him rather desperately, don't call 911 to reach him. Don't call 311, either -- he's not there. Your best bet for reaching Santa is to do it the old-fashioned way: Write him a letter and wait for it ... More >>
Zeitgeist-wise, you can't get much more miserable than this. The Daily News has a story today about a man dressed as Santa whose sleigh -- or rather, the Chevy Suburban (presumably driven by an elf) which toted his toys for kids while Santa rode in a horse-drawn carriage as part of a "Shop Brooklyn ... More >>
The departed author follows up his acclaimed The Savage Detectives with a final epic
Cultures and cutting-edge art forms mingle in a citywide festival
Is Clive James's effort to save western civilization beautiful, stupid, or both?
Friendship + Rivalry = Great Radical Art