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Category Archives: secrets

O NEUTRON J

INJURY TRAIN AND I'M NEVER GETTING OFF IT b/w VULNERABILITY by Olivia Neutron-John
This small offering of song is only to remind you to see Olivia Neutron John live or taped. The D.C. based musician possesses a preternatural sense of movement and timing, punctuating the beat of her eerie future pop, to execute tightly concise performance [...]

Guilty Pleasures

A lot of times, the tracks you’d call “guilty pleasures” are so much better than the ones you’re “o-f-f-i-c-i-a-l-l-y” supposed to love (before midnight, sober etc.)… (V. Maier pic, btw.)

Superhero Trivialities

Superheroes never pee. However, Indonesian photographer Edy Hardjoe tells the story as if they would. And as with any ordinary photo shooting, light is shed quite a bit, nicely documented in this behind-the-scenes piece:

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AN ARGUMENT FOR THE ORDINARY

London publication LAW (Lives and Works) is a paean to the beautiful low. John Holt founded LAW as a quiet protest. Not about the runway or the hidden glitz of the elite, the magazine hones into the DIY style of the sidewalk and local trivialities of interest–the interesting that has been effaced through [...]

One Night In Berlin

Just in case you’re feeling that Berlin winter blues already: go out at night, and go underground.

SOMEBODY

It’s kind of typical of Miranda July to announce that she is currently working on her first novel, but what she’ll come around with is a messaging app instead. This lady is all over the place, one might think, and is there anything she hasn’t done yet? But of course there is this unmistakable charm [...]

Lost Book Found

“I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin’s ‘flaneur’, and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life,” Jem Cohen once said about his 1996 film Lost Book Found, a truly mindblowing, poetic Super 8/16mm flick about city life. Got 37 mins? Well, then watch it right now:

FLIPPING OUT

As with many, I sometimes find The Art to be indistinguishable from fashion, design, or decorative art, which is completely fine. However, the trend towards their sugary, whimsical ilk sometimes gives me one too many (hot)flashbacks of semi-reluctant jaunts around Anthropologie and its twee brethren.
When I first saw a feature praising Juan Fontanive, I spotted [...]

B4XVI

It’s the one Tumblr to end all Tumblrs: B4XVI, a blog established to document “an invisible conversation between hip hop and art before the 16th century” – happy Easter!

Hidden Moms

I thought Radiohead’s new app could do the trick, I thought looking at images of the late Leonard Knight’s (rip) Salvation Mountain could do it, and I also tried Shoshi Games for longer periods of time, and yet this book keeps popping up in my mind: Under the title The Hidden Mother, Linda Fregni Nagler [...]