A variety of texts by a writer who fancied himself a power broker.
Stagg’s essays, stories, and profiles on art and fashion speak to the new spaces and meanings created by the Internet.
The artist’s first monograph makes a case for Jang’s place in twentieth-century photography nearly fifty years after he began making pictures…
Photographing Andy Warhol’s celebrity circle.
Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers
“They own their own image. In a world where image is everything, that’s a very serious kind of ownership.”
Things to remember better: Ferd Eggan entered my life in San Francisco in 1969, the year I dropped out of Berkeley.
Tim Heidecker discusses his second soft-rock album with Heidecker and Wood, his online beefs, and blurring the lines between his various public personae.
Performance artist Neal Medlyn discusses the celebrity public persona, growing up Pentacostal, and his new performance King, running through October 26 at The Kitchen.
Minding the Elephants
(03/20/2003 – 12/18/2011)
Like a lion he breaks all my bones …
Jeff Nagy on Ariana Reines’s translation of Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl.
Before I was aware of the news, I just had a good friend for tea, and he helped me bring some pictures out in the light. Little did we know, an unveiling of another kind was happening in California. Once I found out, I was dizzy as I ever was…the dizzy kid hovering over the red plastic record player watching the picture disc—Michael Jackson reclined in his white suit—spinning into oblivion’s blur. As Thriller played, Michael disappeared. As if it’s the only way to find our place again, we tend to never forget where we were during times of shock. Where were you when the news broke about Michael? Rosemarie Castoro’s poem “While Michael Lays Dying” records her sense of place and sense of self all the while the story and identity of Michael Jackson unravels. Gathering the pieces, David Goodman’s synecdochical portrait of Michael Jackson is a taxonomy of shattered masks, evolution, and decay. The death of Michael Jackson was not just a rupture to reality, but also a rupture to fantasy and dream.
– Richard Goldstein
Dean Wareham, of the revered Galaxie 500, Luna, and now Dean & Britta, on curating and scoring 13 Most Beautiful People, a new DVD of Warhol Screen Tests.
Kate Moss Queries Her Counselor on The Nature of Love
in that the “Green Group” is facility shorthand for the sex addicts whom everyone feels
“I want the movie to be a living thing. I like the mistakes. I encourage the actors to go off and improvise and improve upon their characters. I like it when it’s a bit chaotic.”
When Norma walked on screen, a warmth
died out of the sunshine.
In Pursuit of a Vanishing Star is constructed from stories within stories: a novel about a script of Greta Garbo’s first screenplay.
Fantasies of escape—from the doldrums, inadequacies, disappointments, alarm clocks, from the inevitability of the daily—take myriad form, most frequently geographical. To the seaside, to the mountains, to the suburbs, to Paris!