Spooder Moosics: Lucas the Spider’s Encore

Let's celebrate the end of the week and beginning of the weekend with a serenade by my favorite animated arachnid, Lucas the Spider. Lucas was designed and is created by professional animator Joshua Slice, who receives some crucial help from his young nephew Lucas, who voices the fuzzy wee spooder. Lucas the Spider is as outrageously …

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The Sounds of Goldblum

Hello Jeff Goldblum, my old friend I've come to listen to you again Because your utterances softly creeping Left their seeds while I was sleeping And the noises that were planted in my brain Still remain Within the sounds of Goldblum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJKQI_ht1I That is, unless what you really need most a 4-minute video montage of …

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Oracular Creatures and Arcane Spaces: The Enigmatic Art of Jenna Barton

I'm not sure how I've only just discovered the work of American illustrator and designer Jenna Barton, but better now than never at all and rest assured I'm paying close attention now. I have a particular fondness for visual art that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives about what they're seeing. Barton's cryptic …

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Medieval Cats vs. Monday Blues

Whether you've got too much, too little, or only wibbly-wobbly things happening this week, nothing puts a brand new week into perspective like the angst-ridden, demented, confused, just plain sad, or otherwise troubled visages and misshapen bodies of medieval art cats. I thought I knew existential angst until I saw this anguished kitty: Many of …

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Fossil and Inner Strength: Pejac Beautifies Brooklyn and Manhattan

Do you remember the first time you saw something painted, drawn, or pasted onto an outside wall, or perhaps a utility pole or street sign, and recognized that you were seeing street art? I'm trying to do that right now and I'm struggling. I feel as though I've simply always been aware of it, starting …

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Welcome to King Country: A Tribute to Stephen King by Jordan Monsell

In King Country everyone can hear you scream... but do they care? Behold the monstrous glory that is "King Country," a visual tribute to the career of legendary author Stephen King created by Los Angeles-based illustrator and humorist Jordan Monsell. With 56 novels and over 200 short stories under his belt (to say nothing of all the non-fiction, …

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Interoception: Miles Johnston at Last Rites Gallery

If you're in New York, please do us both a favor and head over to the Last Rites Gallery between now and April 21st to experience Interoception, the debut solo exhibition of oil on linen paintings and graphite on paper drawings by UK-born, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston. “Interoception” is the essence of our internal states of thought and feeling, covering …

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