Art Jam

BY Lisa in General |

San Franciscans, this one’s for you. Next Saturday head to Giant Robot for Caroline Hwang’s new solo art show, Salvage. If you don’t know Caroline Hwang’s work, you ought to. It’s sweet and sad and hopeful and I guarantee you’ll see a bit of yourself in each of her pieces. The Brooklyn-based artist paints on fabric and uses embroidery and quilting to create beautiful work that deals with love, loss, healing, and all the ... Read More

Love for Unlovable

BY Lisa in General |

   Ever wonder who's behind the cringingly awkward yet hilarious, too-close-to-home moments in the life of Tammy Pierce, heroine of Bust's last-page comic? Then head here to Comixology, where you'll find an insightful profile of artist Esther Pearl Watson. Even I learned a little Tammy trivia: I had no idea that the Unlovable adventures are loosely based on a real life diary Esther found in a gas-station bathroom! That makes me love the comic even more. ... Read More

it's the goddess within

BY Lisa in General |

  That's what the magnificent Lynda Carter says about the enduring power of her most famous role, Wonder Woman, in today's New York Times article that features a quote from our very own Managing Editor Emily Rems! Though no longer brandishing those awesome bullet-reflecting gold cuffs, Ms. Carter is back on the scene with a cabaret show that includes classic numbers and even a tune from my own personal perennial boy du jour, Willie Nelson. In addition to ... Read More

Art Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General |

 I love food. And I love San Francisco (my former home). So when I saw artist Liz Hickok’s “San Francisco in Jell-O” series I totally fell in love. The series includes photos and videos of San Francisco landscapes that she’s cast in Jell-O. In Jell-O!! First she makes scale models of landscapes like the row of Painted Ladies (aka The Full House houses) or the Transamerica building out of balsa wood and foam. She uses these to make molds ... Read More

Extra Eddie to Make You Heady

BY Lisa in General |

  For our new ish I had the pleasure of interviewing super sweet Boy du Jour Eddie Argos. We met up in his room at the Gershwin hotel where Art Brut was staying to kick off the tour for their awesome new album It’s a Bit Complicated. Of course I couldn’t fit everything we talked about into the teeny tiny word count of the article so here are some extra choice tidbits from Eddie. On his former job:“I was a social worker. I loved it. I ... Read More
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