Archive for December, 2018

Vito Schnabel opens its first solo exhibition with New York-based artist Tom Sachs

Vito Schnabel is presenting its first solo exhibition with New York–based artist Tom Sachs. The Pack includes new and recent sculptures that materialize the artist’s long-standing fascination with the nation of Switzerland and the pristine bliss that stands at the heart of the ‘Swiss brand’. Over the last three decades, Sachs has been driven by what he describes as... | Read More

Bell Rock Lighthouse lights up Turner in January at National Galleries of Scotland

A dramatic depiction of Robert Stevenson’s engineering marvel, the Bell Rock Lighthouse, by Britain’s most celebrated artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), will shine its light on the National Galleries of Scotland’s seasonal exhibition Turner in January, which opens at the Scottish National Gallery on New Year’s Day. In 2019, this much-loved annual exhibition... | Read More

A 4000-Year History Of New Year’s Resolutions

Turns out, it’s a time-honored tradition that started about 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. Beginning with a 12-day religious festival (are we seeing a modern equivalent here?) called Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or re-upped their devotion to the sitting ruler. At this time they also pledged to pay debts and return borrowed goods to keep in good standing with... | Read More

A 4000-Year History Of New Year’s Resolutions

Turns out, it’s a time-honored tradition that started about 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. Beginning with a 12-day religious festival (are we seeing a modern equivalent here?) called Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or re-upped their devotion to the sitting ruler. At this time they also pledged to pay debts and return borrowed goods to keep in good standing with... | Read More

Could California Soon Have Its Own Internet?

A series of laws passed in California this year raise a new possibility: that individual US states will splinter off into their own versions of the internet. In July, California passed a privacy law, similar to the European Union’s policies, that will give users more control about the data companies collect about them. Governor Jerry Brown followed by signing a... | Read More

2018’s Top 10 in Texas Music

Texas music was all over the map in 2018 – and that’s a good thing. The Lone Star State-born or -based artists who created my 10 favorite albums reinvigorated everything from power pop to hip-hop. Whether they sold out arenas or recorded in barns, they all made a lasting impression.

“First Flower” by Molly Burch

The mesmerizing Austin singer blends the yearning... | Read More

How Ariana Grande And Pete Davidson Perfectly Explain Our Cultural Moment

Celebrity news was intertwined with some of our culture’s most urgent issues, particularly involving mental health. Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade committed suicide in the same week. Demi Lovato, outspoken about her addiction issues, overdosed and went to rehab. The already-fractured political world was thrown into a frenzy when West, who addressed his bipolar diagnosis on his album... | Read More

“Bird Box” Has Taken Over Netflix (And The Internet, Apparently)

Netflix claimed on Friday that the movie had been watched by approximately 45 million accounts since its Dec. 21 debut — the best first seven days ever for a film released on the platform. – Washington Post

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The Coming Era Of Fake Video

In a paper presented at the SIGGRAPH conference on computer graphics in Vancouver this spring, university researchers unveiled “deep video portraits,” which can quickly and convincingly transpose head and mouth movements from an actor to a video of anyone. This means that before long, it will be possible for anyone to produce convincing fake video. – Maclean’s

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Nirvana Versus The Designer Over The Smiley Face

The latest pop culture lawsuit that might make its way to a courtroom is the case of Nirvana and Marc Jacobs, with the band suing the designer over a smiley face image. – New York Magazine

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