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TRUISM OF THE DAY 38: MIRANDA JULY

Ever since the release of her first novel, The First Bad Man, there seems to be an abundance of interviews with the wondrous and wonderful Miranda July, and that is fine by us (but we were there first…). I don’t think I’ll ever tire of reading a conversation with her, such is her unique charme. Over at The Believer, meanwhile, is a fine specimen of Miranda Julyisms.

GOOD NIGHT STORY_G

From ‘The Birth Of A Man’ by the Russian Maxim Gorky, whom we know in Berlin quite well.

MONDAY MUSIC: MASSIVE ATTACK

An unexpected reunion of Tricky joining Massive Attack for Take it There, on their latest EP Ritual Spirit, returning to form five years after their last offering.

DIRTY

‘What happened at New Orleance?’

The bootylicious points out the aftermath of Katrina disaster and the long history of slavery.

FACE OFF



You think you would know them, but do you? Celebrity face blends by gesichtermix tests us with the most important information that will leave you in twists of existential frustration. Because in the end, do the faces really matter apart from their recognizability?

I can see this becoming a game show in the future, #BlackMirror.

BADLANDS OPENS RETAIL

Badlands Unlimited has recently announced the opening of its flagship retail outlet in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. A partnership between Badlands and long time LES business owners Mr. and Mrs. Yu, Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up is a one-of-a-kind retail experience conveniently located in the heart of the historic Lower East Side.

Badlands publishes books that are as essential as toiletries,” said Micaela Durand, the director of Badlands. “Now New Yorkers have a great destination to find both.”

MONO.PUNKT #35: INDEX MEXICO 2016

Somewhere on the other side of this planet – well, Mexico City, to be precise – tomorrow evening the doors to Index Art Book Fair at Museo Jumex will open. Hundreds of our Latin American friends will pour into the space and devour the hundreds of fine publications on offer, produced with love and care. The sun will filter through the blinds, and soft music will be playing in the background. Bliss. Sigh.

Index Art Book Fair 2016
04–07 February 2016

Museo Jumex
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303
Col. Granada, Ciudad de México, D.F.
Mexico

STONEMILKER

Grammys are coming up, so a homage to Björk’s nominated Vulnicura. This is the quintessential Björk fantasy drawn in mythical aesthetic. Use your mouse or WASD to rotate the 360 degree video.

BRASS CONE BY MICHAEL ANASTASSIADES

“A few years ago I saw an acorn vase by Estrid Ericson, produced by Svenskt Tenn. I loved the simple poetry of an object of that nature, growing a single acorn. It was the hope for early spring, especially coming from a country with such heavy and dark winters. I became obsessed with the simple idea of suspending a seed on the surface of water; submerged, just to the right level for it to germinate. All with the possibility of being able to support itself in the absence of soil, that would allow it to stand upright; exposed, all in clear view.” Michael Anastassiades

Aladdin Sane

‘…putting out there the possibility of looking different!’

Tilda Swinton on the influence of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane.