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Study Asks: Can Drawing Make You Happier?

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Psychologists have shown that people routinely turn to art when they’re feeling blue. But does it actually make you feel better? Yes and no, says a study published last week in the… More ›

Old Mattresses Become Pizza, Sushi, And More

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As something of an amateur mattress-spotter myself, I was thrilled to read about street artist lor-K‘s innovative sculptural project in Paris. As Designboom reports, she deconstructs and… More ›

Eileen Myles Offers Words of Wisdom at Frieze

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On Thursday, the poet and “Chelsea Girls” author Eileen Myles delivered the keynote talk at Frieze New York. Interspersed with readings from her own work, Myles spoke about her dog, sex, and the… More ›

DIS Is Feeling the Bern

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We know what you’re thinking: first David Lynch, now DIS? But while the shock-haired auteur’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders was little more than a giddy tweet, the seemingly… More ›

Line by Line: Julie Doucet

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“I really need to reinvent myself all the time,” Julie Doucet said during a recent phone conversation. She isn’t kidding. The artist, once best known for her groundbreaking and often very funny… More ›

Duke Riley, The Pigeon Master Of Brooklyn

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One day in February, the artist Duke Riley got a phone call from a freaked-out neighbor who lives around the corner from his Red Hook, Brooklyn, studio. “Do people put lights on birds?” he asked…. More ›

If Trump Wins, a Canadian Paradise for Artists

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The recent past has seen artists flocking to places like Detroit and Los Angeles, but think about how American life will play out if certain hypothetical situations arise. Let’s say that, late… More ›

Awful Marcel Broodthaers Headline Goes Here

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Marcel Broodthaer’s first major New York retrospective opens at MoMA on Valentine’s Day. It charts the late Belgian artist’s progression from failed poet to maker of slyly winking… More ›

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 ›