PHOTOS: David Ryan Adams Morrison Hotel Gallery Show

On the way home tonight I walked by David Ryan Adams‘s opening party for his solo show on auction for Housing Works at Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery. Characters with tongue-in-cheek signs stating things like “The Bowery Is for Bums, Not Art,” “Joey Ramone Is Turning Over In His Grave,” and “Not Funny Mr. …

Ryan Adams to Exhibit Paintings at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Ryan Adams will have his first showing of his original paintings and mixed media collages at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery on September 23rd, with proceeds benefiting the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a nonprofit organization committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness.

The Iconography of Barack Obama

Some recent news involving the iconography of Barack Obama. Graffiti artist Shepherd Fairey is at legal war with the Associated Press over his re-interpretation of an AP photo of Obama that he used in his now famous “HOPE” and “PROGRESS” poster series. Fairey has sued the news organization in a preemptive strike against them suing …

The World’s Most Annoying Song

Have you ever heard an awful song and moaned, “Ughh! This song is horrible!” Well what if I told you that this 20-some-odd minute song by Russian artists Komar & Melamid is THE worst song ever? It’s been out a while, but I was just listening to a recent This American Life episode where they …

The Last Summer Blast: Beacon and Dia

Sorry for the lack of updates, but the “end” of summer had me taking advantage of the gorgeous weather and actually going OUTSIDE instead of chaining myself to my computer. Today for Labor Day the BSB and I headed up to Beacon, NY and took in some artwork at Dia:Beacon, then roamed around the town. …

Contact Me: Music-Loving NYC Crafting Group

Some of you have expressed interest in a NYC knitting group. I thought it might be cool to not only have knitters in the group, but other crafters–softie sewers, paper designers, etc. If you would be interested in such a group, please email me at laura @ themodernage.org with “CRAFTING GROUP” in the subject line …