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The Marina Abramovic Institute and Pop Culture Dream Collabos!

The Marina Abramovic Institute and Pop Culture Dream Collabos!

After pretty much killing it and cementing her place in history as the self-proclaimed “grandmother of performance art” with her 2005 and 2010 retrospectives at the Guggenheim and the MoMA (the latter of which featured a parade of celebrities basking in her intense stare), it appears that Marina is reveling in her pop status by(…)

Game of Thrones, ’90s Style

Game of Thrones, ’90s Style

Tokyo based French artist Mike Wrobel recently reimagined the Game of Thrones characters in an 80s/90s theme, and pretty much every person on the internet is super into it, including us! I love the little hints in some of the drawings alluding to the story arc of the characters.  Theon’s hotdog, ah!  We’re also so(…)

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

To keep us entertained while we await the sure-to-be-epic Advanced Style Documentary, Ari Seth Cohen and his crew will soon be releasing Advanced Style: The Coloring Book. What’s that you say? Why a coloring book?? Well, my friends, why shouldn’t these gorgeous, self-assured ladies be celebrated in every medium possible, including cartoon coloring! I can(…)

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

I first met Caris a little more than a year ago at the Richardson, where we quickly delved into an intense conversation about all things occult over tequila cocktails. I was pleased to later find that the mystery that infused our conversation was but a tip of the iceberg that makes Caris Reid a fascinating(…)

Animals Ask People: Amy Yee of Maeven

Animals Ask People: Amy Yee of Maeven

If you love vintage clothing and accessories as much as I do, you know that it can be really difficult to find a store or seller that matches your taste. Maeven is like the rare vintage unicorn I’ve been seeking all my life – the selection is big, but not overwhelmingly so and everything is(…)

Get Your Art On: Paul McCarthy’s “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory

Get Your Art On: Paul McCarthy’s “WS” at the Park Avenue Armory

Contemporary artist/provocateur Paul McCarthy has a pretty epic looking show up at the Park Avenue Armory, and it’s sure not to disappoint… if you like his depraved interpretation of Disney and other Americana-related themes. It’s his largest show to date and is his second exploration on Snow White (the first was called White Snow). You(…)

Let Them Eat (Elaborately Decorated) Cake!

Let Them Eat (Elaborately Decorated) Cake!

T & C Productions Presents: Petit fours with Cake Hero’s Melissa Torres from Tara Sgroi on Vimeo. As some of you lovelies may know, not only am I a Power Animal, but I am also known to some as Cake Hero!  I make all kinds of specialty cakes, and when I’m not bloggin it up(…)