November 5, 2013

Thingies: Google Will Eat Itself, Lou Reed vs. journalists, Janelle Monáe

Google Will Eat Itself Call it a work of protest, call it a work of internet performance art … call […]
October 18, 2013

Thingies: the many talents of Louis C.K., Banksy in NY, a homemade carnival

What can’t Louis C.K. do? A recent post by film writer Brad Becker-Parton over at Splitsider nicely summarized the filmmaking […]
September 26, 2013

Thingies: Beautiful LEGO, millennials and hipsters, libraries and universities

Milennials and hipsters: the root of all evil Yesterday, at Flavorwire, Tom Hawking declared that millennials have replaced hipsters as […]
August 15, 2013

Thingies: Jeff Bezos/digital culture and repro vs. hands on

Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post, and the invisible digital culture landscape Last week’s news of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchasing […]
July 22, 2013

Thingies: arts + the economy, Chris Poole, and the influence of tabletop gaming

The arts and economic health Whether it’s a bellwether or a barometer or something in between, the arts share a fascinating relationship […]
June 14, 2013

Thingies: more creative placemaking, ‘Happy Birthday,’ Field Museum documents ND’s oil boom

More creative placemaking At the Rural Arts and Culture Summit last week, we discovered a wellspring of enthusiasm with the […]
April 29, 2013

Thingies: new Warhol photos, Public Domain Review, MoMA vs. architecture

The MoMA and the American Folk Art Museum The worlds of fine art and architecture are at loggerheads over New […]
April 8, 2013

Thingies: Roger Ebert, the rise of photography, Iranian street artists’ world tour

Roger Ebert It was a sad day for those of us in the culture writing business last week when we […]
February 27, 2013

Thingies: Banksy and shady art trade, gaming music, capturing everything

Banksy mural mystery A U.S-based auction house recently withdrew the auction of a beloved Banksy mural that had been mysteriously […]
February 12, 2013

Thingies: Tim Ray, preserving digital art, artists defend stock photography

Tim Ray We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential  local artist Tim Ray this past Saturday. He […]