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Archive for August, 2011

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Courtney is Here

It’s always interesting when an artist takes a pop-culture theme and puts it under a microscope, turns it upside down, and mocks its reverence. Dallas artist Courtney Miles does this […]

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SO Worth the Time: Jamie xx – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

By now I have no problem with saying that BBC Radio is by far the best radio station in the world. The best musicians choose BBC to premier new tracks, […]

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Serial Optimist Presents: Canvas, Caviar and Couture

Tomorrow night, September 1, join us at Glass for a unique Serial Optimist experience that benefits YTAC (Young Texans Against Cancer). Live art battle, Fall Fashions, and much more. Get […]

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Photo Feature: Jon Estwards

Eerie, great aesthetic photos from Canadian photographer Jon Estwards. The faceless, masked characters leave a feeling of unease, but also wanting more, and wanting to know the story behind each […]

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Interview with Dan Levy

Named “Comedian Of The Year” for 2011 at the Young Hollywood Awards, Dan Levy is poised for some huge success of his own. Performing comedy since college, Levy is a regular on “Chelsea […]

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SO Approved: The Weeknd – Lonely Star

The Weeknd, aka the frosty, hedonist alter-ego of vocalist Abel Tesfaye, still riding high off this year’s attention-grabbing debut mixtape House of Balloons and already back in the saddle with […]

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Artist Feature: Joshua Zerangue

Nice mixed media work from Joshua Zerangue: “The subjects that inspire me most are ones that evoke a certain betweeness. It is this otherness that anchors them in liminalty. Stuck […]

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It Blends SO Well: The Ettes – ‘Excuse’

Comedy and music go SO well together. Duh right? Totally. So what if a director squandered an $81 million music video budget and all the band had left was a […]

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Marc Maron’s “This Has To Be Funny” Doesn’t Need the Disclaimer

In prefacing the formal introduction, the album starts with Maron saying, “Let’s do an honest sound check.” Like everything that follows, it’s raw, but profound, and hysterical. For all those who […]

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Artist Feature: Nathan James

Really amazing technique from painter Nathan James. The paintings look like photographs or mixed media, but it’s all paint; oil on linen and oil on enamel. Born in Ontario, Canada, […]

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Let’s Make Some Great Art

The title says it all. London illustrator Marion Deuchars new (lovely/fun/smiles) book Let’s Make Some Great Art is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. People of all […]

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Mehmet Gozetlik’s PopArt Posters

Mehmet Gozetlik is an Executive Art Director and Co-Founder of Antrepo, a design collective, along with also being a part-time typography instruction at the Isik University. He lives in Instanbul, […]

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SO Fun: Kyle Hilton – Dolls All Day

Super fun artist Kyle Hilton started working on a series of paper dolls based on his favorite TV characters, starting with the cast of Arrested Development. Hilton credits “a lot of […]

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Urban Cone Interview

Nearly one year ago, from the depths of Sweden’s prominent electronic music scene, emerged Stockholm ensemble Urban Cone. As time encroaches on the first anniversary of the band’s celebrated debut […]