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Top Ten Unpublished Articles of 2011

on December 30, 2011

Here are ten articles I worked on in 2011 that are in various stages of completion and currently unpublished. I?ve ordered them, to some degree, by my current level of interest (least to most). Below the excerpts (from what I have) of each, I?ve included brief commentary: ?estimated percent complete,? ?chance of publication in 2012.? […]

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Gregory Halpern's Stories from the Rust Belt

on December 25, 2011

Gregory Halpern and I met for the first time about five years ago. He?d brought an 8×10 black clamshell case to my apartment in Brooklyn, filled to the brim with full-bleed, dark and muddy prints. He?d made the photographs while traveling through some rough neighborhoods in Buffalo and Omaha. The lives and situations he recorded […]

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Pen Pals

on December 24, 2011

By Bert Burykill These photos are of a holiday card one of Bert’s friends received while in the clink-clink There are certain things that make prison even worse than the average jackass can imagine, and Christmas is one of them. It’s probably the best holiday (other than my birthday) so being deprived of it in […]

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Swarms

on December 24, 2011

Swarms photography Photographer Thomas Jackson has been working on a new series of images based on the idea of swarms, shooting large hovering masses of objects in locations around New York. He says the idea is still a work in progress and that some of these photos should just be considered ?sketches,? but I think […]

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Happy Crucifixion!!

on December 24, 2011

By Tom Littlewood and Martin Fengel Reenacting the passion of Christ is a popular tradition in parts of the Phillippines. Despite the islands calling a heavily modified version of Catholicism their state religion, voluntary crucifixion is not sanctioned by the church. Nevertheless thousands of people stream to San Fernando Manila every year to cheer for […]

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SEEKAE EXCLUSIVE MIX

on December 23, 2011

Sydney-based trio, Seekae fuse 8-bit sounds against a background of lush electronica in their new album ‘+Dome’. Blending their live instrumentation with samples collected over two years of performing and writing together, the LP is a collection of tracks filled with elements from IDM, hip hop, indie-pop and post-rock fused into organic electronica. Despite being […]

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BUSH

on December 23, 2011

By Heather Lighton Five years ago, Australian Photographers Claire Reynolds and Chrissie Hall became friends over a mutual love of taking pictures and being in the nude. They recently put out their first book together, Pure And Dirty, which is an intertwining of both those things. The book documents a road trip into the outback […]

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How To Hippy Holiday

on December 23, 2011

By Sam Voulters Me, when I used to wear waistcoasts in public. These days I’m a Dalston punk fan with a New York rap twist, but once upon a time, I was a young man lost. And so I became a hippy. London was all getting “a bit much,” so me and my girlfriend packed […]

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Daniels + Battles: The Making of "My Machines"

on December 21, 2011

The song “My Machines,” featuring British electronic composer and singer Gary Numan, is taken off Battles’ recent album Glass Drop. For the video, we paired Battles with directorial duo Daniels, who are known for dreaming up wild music videos for bands like Chromeo and Manchester Orchestra. The video was shot in a semi-deserted mall where […]

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Blu Goes Planet in Buenos Aires, Argentina

on December 20, 2011

Italian muralist Blu has spent a busy few weeks in Argentina, completed what appears to be his third mural in Buenos Aires. The piece features the Earth fallen apart into jigsaw puzzle pieces, floating into the universe with humans joining them in perfect disasterous harmony. Check out Blu’s last two pieces in Buenos Aires here. […]

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Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook

on December 20, 2011

Belgian artist and illustrator Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook) used a pressure washer to carve into the moss on this wall outside the STUK art center outside Leuven. This unique, nondestructive approach to street art is exceptionally impressive since he created the piece without a sketch or any prior experience using pressure washers. (via: thisiscolossal.com)

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GILLES LARRAIN

on December 20, 2011

INTERVIEW BY RYAN MCGINLEY PHOTOS BY GILLES LARRAIN Ryan and Gilles (photo by Amy Kellner) I can?t remember when I first saw the book Idols by Gilles Larrain. All I know is that ever since I got it, it?s been a huge influence on me. Idols is one of the best photography books I?ve ever […]

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16 Poems by Roberto Bola?o

on December 19, 2011

16. I dreamt that Earth was finished. And the only human being to contemplate the end was Franz Kafka. In heaven, the Titans were fighting to the death. From a wrought-iron seat in Central Park, Kafka was watching the world burn. 15. I dreamt I was dreaming and I came home too late. In my […]

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