Have you noticed that power lists, which have been spreading like the clap lately, tell you things you already know about the rich and famous and give publicity to people who already have more of it than they know what to do with? For the rest of us, here's a power list to get 2012 going in the right direction, compiled by Steven Thrasher and ranked in no particular order. (Like it really matters.)
"A festival devoted to new ideas and the performers preoccupied with furthering them." Read the Benjamin Lozovsky's "Live: Winter Jazzfest Breaks Down Boundaries And Confounds Expectations"
ALL PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LOZOVSKY
For many, fire performance and art form the heart of Burning Man. The first conclave-wide fire choreography from 2004 was referred to as the pulse, and a relationship with fire is seen throughout the art, art cars, and performances throughout the week. Here is a small sample of fire culture at...
Improv Everywhere, the New York City-based "prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places," organizes this mission, which involves random passengers who act as if they don't know each other and board a subway car at separate stops without pants. See past year's photos...
Joanna Angel and her comrades in alt-porn hosted a "Sunset Strip-themed" New Year's Eve party at Greenpoint metal bar St. Vitus that inspired a few glam-themed outfits, and also the absence of any outfit at all. Photos by Nate "Igor" Smith.
For our final issue of 2011, Michael Musto reported back on a year rich in gossip. He also enjoyed his annual day of dress-up, playing the part of Occupiers, impeccable Tea Party Queens, and an eerily convincing simulacrum of The Donald. Photos by Chad Griffith.