Fiona Maazel and Peter Trachtenberg Pete's Candy Store Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m., free In reality we've already got G-, Facebook-, Skype-, and every other type of non-synchronous chat option imaginable, but Fiona Maazel's new novel explores a more extreme quick-fix remedy for feeling alone. The pr ... More >>
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White Zombie had rules. One: no solo albums under their own names. So Sean Yseult -- the bassist in the NYC punk-metal monolith, led by growling frontman Rob Zombie, that slowly evolved from mid-'80s CBGBs punks to the '90s alterna-metal titans of "Thunder Kiss '65" and "More Human Than Human ... More >>
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Ron English with Shepard Fairey in Denver this summer Once known as the hairy grandaddy of whatever it is people consider the “lowbrow art” movement, Ron English was most identifiable this year as the agit-pop provocateur behind that vaguely controversial "Abraham Obama" portrait. But in additi ... More >>
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