Now here's something.

Often I come across things I'd like other people to know about.  Here they are.

artsfortransit:

#TBT Constructed of glass and ceramic tile, Jackie Chang’s artwork Signs of Life offers text and images arranged as a puzzle throughout the Metropolitan Avenue/Lorimer Street station on the G and L lines in Williamsburg. A rock sits atop a pointed shape between two words, “FAITH” and “FATE.” Other words — “MAN,” “KIND,” “IT,” “SELF” - are in the path of a cresting wave below. The artist seeks to spark the viewers’ imaginations, perhaps hoping that interpretations will emerge over repeated viewings and rumination. The tone of the messages are enigmatic: are they optimistic or pessimistic?; are they speaking of the past or to the future? “I kept my titles brief,” Chang says. “I wanted them to be challenging.” In a sense, these bits of what Chang calls “urban poetry” are an acknowledgment of the creative energy flowing through the community. (Check out this podcast for more info!)

Above: Jackie Chang, Signs of Life, 2000.

My subway stop!  I walk underneath the “Man Kind” one every day on my way to work.

(via thestanceradness)

newyorker:

Read Richard Brody’s take on Alexander Payne’s latest film, “Nebraska” http://nyr.kr/1fFaj3p

“There’s a febrile artifice to Payne’s setup and a tinge of theatrical exaggeration in the performances (including those of Dern and Forte) that contrast somewhat gratingly with the silky, painterly widescreen black-and-white images—and that very abrasion is the stuff of the movie.”


This one is worth seeing.  Bruce Dern, June Squibb and Will Forte are great in it.

newyorker:

Read Richard Brody’s take on Alexander Payne’s latest film, “Nebraska” http://nyr.kr/1fFaj3p

“There’s a febrile artifice to Payne’s setup and a tinge of theatrical exaggeration in the performances (including those of Dern and Forte) that contrast somewhat gratingly with the silky, painterly widescreen black-and-white images—and that very abrasion is the stuff of the movie.”

This one is worth seeing.  Bruce Dern, June Squibb and Will Forte are great in it.

This man’s spoken word performance about losing his girlfriend because of the effects his OCD had on their relationship is incredible.

The rate of suburban population growth has outpaced that of urban centers in every decade since the invention of the automobile, but in 2011, for the first time in a hundred years, that trend reversed.

A TODAY Books piece on the possible end of the era of the suburb.  (via poptech)

Well isn’t that something…

samspratt:

“Tobias Fünke” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Have a happy Arrested Development binge-viewing everyone.

Beauty.

samspratt:

“Tobias Fünke” - Illustration by Sam Spratt

Have a happy Arrested Development binge-viewing everyone.

Beauty.

themoosebody:

gq:

If you’re going to pitch your city to the X Games, here’s the way to do it. Go get ‘em, Detroit.

Rad to the bone

(Source: youtube.com)

Lucky to get to make music with this talented guy, Grey Matter. @GreyMatterBBox @5pointznyc

Beautiful song “Alive” by Papa Peachez featuring the Tosca String Quartet from Austin, Texas. Papa Peachez’s debut album, “ALLONE” to come out this summer.

jesslane:

Yeah, I really really like these. They are really well written, really simple, and really well done. Fuck yeah.

(Source: johnztownsend)

herocious:

got creative last night with some art.

Typewriter inspiration.

herocious:

got creative last night with some art.

Typewriter inspiration.