Petra Collins is a wreck. She's calling from upstate New York, and the first thing she says is that she's had a sinus infection for weeks and the previous day dislocated her knee. "I was doing this shoot and dancing, and it just popped out," she tells the Voice. "But I guess it happened at a good ti ... More >>
Ryan McGinley takes over Team Gallery
What a pleasant surprise to stagger into the Guggenheim Saturday and, in the midst of the museum's YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video exhibit -- an elaborate display of 25 clips guest-curated by a panel featuring everyone from Laurie Anderson to most of Animal Collective to Ryan McGin ... More >>
David WentworthM.I.A., Ryan McGinley, Lenny Kravitz An enormous balloon sculpture hovered over the stage at Alexander Wang's show at Pier 94. Was it supposed to be a cloud? An alien spacecraft? A giant water raft? Whatever it was, there was certainly enough hot air in the room to send it into ... More >>
"Highway" by Ryan McGinley New York writer and bestselling author, recently of the essay collection How Did You Get This Number, Sloane Crosley popped up on the Sunday op-ed pages of the New York Times with some conspicuous subject matter amid the takes on farming, medicine and Central Asian ... More >>
Or Hitch/FlickrDid you know that people who fancy themselves artists or merely wish to consort with them eat a lot of sushi? The Observer does, and has printed a field guide to where the art world likes to consume raw fish. There's Omen, which is frequented by a "more established crowd of art ... More >>
McGinley is back, fully exposed
Anyone who has ever been to a Christian rock concert knows that the pious one-hand-in-the-air gesture is a popular one; pair that image with the word "Heaven" in the title and band's famous lapsed Catholicism (not to mention lyrics about "embracing suffering and finding reward in our everyday ... More >>
Click here for Yeasayer's sophisticated delivery system for new single "Ambling Alp." And for "sophisticated" read: "interactive and naked." This band owes Ryan McGinley an apology, basically. "Ambling Alp" is slated for Odd Blood, due next year on Secretly Canadian, and sounds like Ted Leo c ... More >>
P.S. 1 hosts a coming-out party for a 65-year-old photographer
Photo via Bowery Boogie205, the Serge Becker (La Esquina, the Box) designed nightclub that stumbled out onto Chrystie Street sometime in the waning months of 2006, has been on vacation since the end of the summer. A sign outside promised that the club would reopen on September 10th. But Bower ... More >>
We've had plenty of time to get familiar with the Amazing Baby single "Headdress" since it was one of the four songs the Brooklyn band released as the free download EP Infinite Fucking Cross a little less than a year ago, around the time frontman Will Roan let us into his apartment. But despite Am ... More >>
So yeah, Phoenix didn't direct or even have anything really to do with the video that will tell the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix story for anybody who cares to look back in six or sixteen months, the Brat Packed "Lisztomania" mash-up that mixes the song's ardently simulated vernal nostalgia with the r ... More >>
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