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Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Hits Auction Block

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A tuft of John Lennon’s hair, snipped 50 years ago for his role in the film “How I Won the War,” is for sale at an online auction, currently with a high bid of $12,000. The four-inch long —… More ›

Does Michael Krebber Have a Secret Life?

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Add this one to the #WTF file: I couldn’t help but notice a recent blast of television commercials hawking Movantik, a newish drug for the treatment of, uh, the rather niche affliction of… More ›

Line by Line: Nick Drnaso

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Welcome to “Line By Line,” where we converse with the cartoonists and graphic novelists who are pushing their medium into exciting territory.

Quoted: Mark Leyner on Modigliani, Armpits

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Anyone familiar with the prose perversions of Mark Leyner — a man whose most recent novel was titled The Sugar Frosted Nutsack — knows that his books are not normal things.

Monkey Denied Copyright in “Selfie” Case

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A federal judge has ruled against animal authorship in a copyright case spurred by self-portrait photographs taken by a monkey in Indonesia, National Public Radio reported. The court’s finding… More ›

Of Spirit Portals and Zombie Formalists

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Every now and then a story falls in your lap whose dissonant notes converge in an unbelievable symphony: self-delusion, and the attendant quest for fame and visibility; a Certified Psychic who… More ›

“Another Shitty Painting” By Michael S.

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  At Art on Paper Miami, this outsized piece by Michael Scoggins has reportedly been a favorite subject of photographers weary from the fairs. You can see it at the booth of Brooklyn… More ›

Instagrams of the Art World: Halloween Edition

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Takashi Murakami (takashipom) wins, hands down, for best Halloween costume. I don’t care how good your Furiosa side shave is; this is just fabulously bananas.

MoMA PS1 Performance to Explore Anxiety in Art

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In what sounds like a particularly confrontational form of art therapy, MoMA PS1 will host a performance titled “The Cringe: Art, Anxiety and Performance” at 3 PM on Sunday, October 18, as… More ›