Gift Guide: 10 Gifts To Passive-Aggressively Annoy Someone

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2015 - 9:00 am

Everyone needs a coping strategy to deal with the people who irritate the wits out of us but for some reason must keep in our lives. And, sure, you could be mindful and try to accept people for who they are, but why would you do that when you could give those people passive-aggressively annoyingMore »

Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of The Year Are So Chill

Megan Reynolds | December 3, 2015 - 4:45 pm

“Peaceful.” “Compatible.” “Chill.” More »

25 Women Artists & Crafters Killing It On Instagram

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 3, 2015 - 2:45 pm

While Twitter and Facebook have their place, Etsy is great for making sales, and Pinterest is fun for inspiration, the social platform where many artists, makers, crafters and artisans feel most at home is on Instagram. Over the last few years, a community of mostly female creators has exploded on the app, including both professional makers and on-the-side hobbyists, many of… More »

Art Week Quotable: Lygia Clark On Participation

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 3, 2015 - 2:16 pm

“What’s happening around me? A whole group of people clearly sees that modern art doesn’t communicate, is increasingly becoming an elitist issue…” More »

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Occasionally Tacky: A Brief Chat With An Art Handler

Megan Reynolds | December 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm

As per Countess Luann de Lesseps, money really can’t buy you class, but it can buy you some really nice art. More »

4 Lesser-Known Art Museums You’ll Love

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

OK, OK, we’ve all heard of the MoMA, the Met, the Art Institute, the Whitney, MOCA, and the Getty, but what about the whole country outside of America’s largest three cities?

I’ve found that a lot of the art museums you can find in smaller cities are interesting and enriching in ways thatMore »

My Date with Elvie, The Video Game For Your Womanhood

Julia Edwards | December 3, 2015 - 11:00 am

When my friend forwarded me an e-vite entitled “Vag Event,” with a cryptic message about a workshop led by a kegel machine, it felt like the perfect opportunity to get a little closer to me, myself, and womankind. What are kegels? I hardly knew. I imagined the event would resemble a pregnancy preparation class where… More »

Ready For Art Basel? Here Are 15 Women Artists Who Will Be Exhibited In Miami Beach

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 3, 2015 - 10:00 am

Whether or not you’ll be able to make it to Art Basel this weekend, there’s plenty to see– the show’s website includes information about an photos of the artworks that are going to be exhibited as well as the show’s sectors and artists. To celebrate the show opening tomorrow, here are fifteen extraordinaryMore »

Russian Makeup Artist Faces Backlash After Using Dead Fish As Cosmetics

Bronwyn Isaac | December 3, 2015 - 9:30 am

Apparently, not only has she been using the dead fish, but she kills the fish herself, causing further vitriol from people who claim it’s unnecessary cruelty. More »

Art Week DIY: Making This Etsy-Ass Wall Hanging Was Actually A Joy

Megan Reynolds | December 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm

If you need me, I’ll be in Montana making things with my hands for the rest of my life. More »

Art Week Quotable: Marina Abramović On Transformation

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2015 - 1:20 pm

I test the limits of myself in order to transform myself…” More »

Check Your Vibes: How To Have The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Claire Hannum | December 2, 2015 - 10:45 am

I’m all about periodic quality weekend escapes (and I think everyone should be!), but there is a distinct art to them — getting out of town is only half the battle. Leaving your home base brings no guarantee you’ll feel any calmer or more refreshed than you do when you’re caught up in the rat… More »

People Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters Is The Latest Sign Of The Apocalypse

Megan Reynolds | December 1, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Please meet my new baby, Myspace Reynolds. More »

Art Week Quotable: LJ Roberts On Craft And Queerness

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2015 - 3:30 pm

“Craft is all over the place  it represents everything from exquisite artisan objects to kitschy homemade trinkets, to the hip and cute items produced in today’s trendy DIY culture….” More »

Gift Guide: For The Broke-But-Aspiring Gwyneth

Maud Deitch | December 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm

For your friend with $1,000 Samsonite luggage tastes on a free-with-subscription public radio tote bag budget. More »

Art Week Quotable: Mierle Laderman Ukeles On Maintenance

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2015 - 9:45 am

Maintenance is a drag; it takes all the fucking time…” More »

Art Week DIY: Jerry-Rigged Crayon Art

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2015 - 9:00 am

Before I start talking about the DIY project I did for Art Week, let me first say: I actually am a pretty good artist. I’m a photographer, I’ve been drawing with about a medium level of seriousness since I was a kid, and I’ve done a lot of header image art for TheMore »

Art Week Quotable: Kara Walker On The Viewer

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I didn’t want a completely passive viewer….” More »

How To Enjoy Looking At Art

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

I love art museums. I love every single exhibit, from Mesopotamian artifacts to Jacques-Louis David to Caillebotte to Lynda Benglis to Felix Gonzalez-Torres to Kara Walker and beyond. I’m the weirdo who gets to the museum first thing in the morning to be the first person there so that no one thinks sidewaysMore »

Having To Talk About Art Is Basically My Worst Nightmare

Robyn Pennacchia | November 30, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Uh, look at the play of light and shadow? More »

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