The Crew on 05/06/13
Yup, and then there was that.
Never let it be said that James Franco is not a God among trolls.
The Crew on 04/23/13
Are you grinning like a fucking maniac? No?
WELL THEN OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVEN'T PRESSED PLAY.
The track is pretty fun too! Oh, and if you haven't ever heard/seen A-Trak DJing, you should, because he is so talented it hurts.
The Crew on 04/22/13
Like many of us, web developer Ted Sterchi turned to Grindr after a breakup. Unlike most of us, he managed to make that choice artistically fulfilling and productive! He's the talent behind
Grindr Illustrated, a Tumblr full of sympathetic watercolors of Grindr's rich pageant. Each piece is titled after the subject's headline, which keeps things louche: "T for B," "Likes smooth Asians," "Pizza is my spirit animal," etc.
Sterchi outlines his approach fully in a fun interview over at
VICE. We particularly loved his thinking behind the type of person he's looking to depict: "I guess my ideal profile would have a barely comprehensible headline full of typos and a picture of someone who looks like they've maybe had a tough life, but they're still trying to get laid on Grindr through it all."
The Crew on 04/12/13
Your intrepid Nasty Pig blogger was lucky enough to catch London's impossibly awesome Jessie Ware at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last week. She ran through most of the highlights from her homerun debut
Devotion, which has been out in the UK since last year, and which is just starting to get a big push in the US. (The show didn't include the A$AP Rocky verse they added to "Wildest Moments" to try to get it onto hip hop radio, which was kind of a blessing). Ms. Ware's bonkers huge voice was in fine form; it was remarked by our concert-going companion that this might be one of the last opportunities to see her in a space as intimate as the MHOW. And if her winning personality and big-room diva vocals are any indication, he was probably right. Her cover of Brownstone's "If You Love Me," posted above, isn't on her album, so it was an unexpected and lovely highlight of the show. And also, would you just LOOK at that video?! Damn.
The Crew on 04/03/13
Madonna LOATHES Hydrangeas.
The Crew on 03/15/13
For real, isn't this amazing?
Look at how far we have come. You, Sir, are the Dad of the Day!
The Crew on 03/14/13
Our Creative Director Fred found this super creepy image of a sculpture of Barbie as though she were (really) anatomically correct. It's drawn from the promotional materials for "Choice Cuts" by sculptor Jason Freeny. Per art blog
Hifructose (which has a lot more images): " On March 16, Freeny will debut a new series of surreal sculptures at 101/exhibit in Los Angeles... As the morbid-sounding title suggests, Freeny’s new body of work investigates mortality with a series of works that imagine toys as biological beings. Exaggerated imitations of the human body — like the Barbie or Kewpie Doll — become vulnerable and prone to medical incisions that expose their entrails."
The Crew on 03/11/13
"The dress was fully designed on an iPad by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti, consisting of 17 individually-moving pieces that are held together by 3,000 joints," blogs Rebekah Rhoden at Lost At E Minor. We want one. The printer, that is.
The Crew on 02/27/13
So, like. Apparently in the Marvel comic "X-Treme X-Men" there's an alternate reality version of Wolverine and in this week's edition he is TOTALLY getting it on with Hercules, the omnisexual also other-dimensional demigod.
There are so many things right with this. Mmm.
The Crew on 02/21/13
This amazing project's official website describes it well: "
The Bay Lights is the world’s largest light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high and inspired by the San Francisco Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary. Using 25,000 white individually programmed LED lights, artist Leo Villareal will create complex algorithms and patterns in a dazzling display across the bridge’s west span... The Bay Lights is a monumental tour de force seven times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting." Dudes. Want. Here in NYC we have some pretty awesome bridges that could probably be enhanced by millions of pretty lights. Just sayin'.