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TUMBLR: Celebrities with One Tiny Hand

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Websites on Thursday 29 March 2012

There are some great themed Tumblrs out there, from Casually Pepper Spraying Cops, to Chicks with Steve Buscemi Eyes. Then there’s the life-affirming Fuuuu Comics. Recently, a new Tumblr has found a special place in my heart: One Tiny Hand. Celebritites old and new are given a new lease on life on this blog, which reimagines them or someone near them with one tiny hand. Although I’ve looked pretty carefully the image of Kim Kardashian on there and I’m pretty sure it’s undoctored.

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Flex is Kings: a documentary on New York street dance

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By Christopher Stribley in New Film on Thursday 29 March 2012

I’m really looking forward to seeing my friend Deidre Schoo’s documentary on East New York street dance called Flex is Kings. Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols have worked hard, shooting over 300 hours of footage to compile this stunning documentary. Having just won a spot on Indiewire’s Project of the Week, they now have the opportunity to receive […]

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Psychobabble interpretation of Madonna’s half-time show

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By Christopher Stribley in New Trends on Friday 16 March 2012

Like her or hate her, you have to admit that Madonna provided quite a spectacle for her half-time show at this year’s Super Bowl. Not content with just enjoying a great show, this blogger felt the need to provide a rather warped interpretation of the performance. While it’s a load of psychobabble, I have to say the writer did provide some great pics and it’s rather entertaining, all in all.

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Please Don’t Tell: a secret bar in New York

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 1 February 2012

Have you ever wished there was a unique place where you could take a date or a friend to really knock their socks off? Do you dream of clandestine, candle-lit whisperings over expertly crafted cocktails? If so, then I have just the place for you, but you can’t tell anyone about it. Seriously. Please Don’t Tell. You won’t find it just wandering down the street. You can’t just walk in there. To get into this exclusive speakeasy, I recommend you dress to the nines and prepare to be screened.

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Dances of Vice: a New York nightlife sensation

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By Christopher Stribley in New Events on Tuesday 3 January 2012

Do you ever get bored of just going out to the same old clubs and events and wish for something with a little more pizazz? Shien Lee, the glamourous mastermind behind Dances of Vice knows just how you feel. Since 2007, Shien has been bringing her sparkle to the nightlife of New York, to create fun, memorable events that attract people from all walks of life.

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Iconoclast: a documentary by Larry Wessel

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By Christopher Stribley in New Film on Saturday 31 December 2011

From the opening moments of Iconoclast, I knew that I was in for one hell of a ride. This documentary is neither for the easily offended nor the feeble minded. It is a rather colourful, at times psychedelic look at the work, exploits, and infulences of Boyd Rice, straight from the man himself. There’s never […]

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Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Travel on Friday 30 December 2011

Hotel Pelirocco isn’t your average bed and breakfast. This place is packed with personality, with its 19 themed rooms that are designed to appeal to a wide variety of travelers who are seeking a memorable experience. With rooms such as the Play Room, which they describe as being ‘dedicated to all things decadent and indulgent’, […]

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Do Knit Disturb: a knitted room at Hotel Pelirocco

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Travel on Monday 26 December 2011

In keeping with the ecclectic appeal of their themed rooms, Hotel Pelirocco enlisted knit wit Brit Kate Jenkins to add her crafty touch to one of their rooms. Kate took her task seriously, spending a month knitting curtains and lamp shade covers and crocheting bits and pieces of decor. Even the phone, which looks like […]

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The amazing work of LEGO professional Sean Kenney

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By Christopher Stribley in New Art on Friday 16 December 2011

Who doesn’t love LEGO? I don’t think anyone loves Lego more than my friend, Sean Kenney. Kenney holds the distinction of being a certified full-time Lego professional artist whose work has been featured in The New York Times and on BBC News. He was commissioned to do a sculpture of the Yankee Stadium, as well as the New York Stock Exchange building. At last count, Kenney owns over 1.5 million LEGO pieces.

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Bust Craftacular in New York

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By Christopher Stribley in New Events on Tuesday 6 December 2011

This year’s Bust Craftacular is bringing more than 200 vendors together for two days of home spun goodness. Celebrating their seventh year, the event gathers an eccelctic array of handmade goods, including artwork, jewelry, clothing, food, and a great variety of kitsch, from all around the country. You never know who you’ll run into there.

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Betty Butterfield’s skewed insights on the world

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By Christopher Stribley in Video on Wednesday 30 November 2011

The first time I saw one of Betty Butterfield’s videos on YouTube, I knew I had found my guru. Betty Butterfield knows stuff. From her extensive insights on the religions of the world, to the horrors of Walmart and the dangers of mobile homes, Betty’s somewhat skewed insights always provide me with a welcome laugh.

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Sock Dreams

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By Christopher Stribley in New Fashion on Wednesday 30 November 2011

The Super Stripe sock over at Sock Dreams is one of my favourite things. In fact, when Christmas rolls around, I’ll be hoping that one of those brown paper packages tied up with string is holding a pair of them. They have everything from argyle toe socks to bunny socks and sock monkey socks. So […]

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Exit Through The Pet Shop: a spoof on the Banksy film

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By Christopher Stribley in New Film on Wednesday 30 November 2011

If you’re familiar with the work of Banksy and Mr. Brainwash, the title to this film probably sounds faimiliar to you. Banksy’s Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill was a pop-up shop that appeared in New York’s West Village, back in 2008.

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Barnaby Whitfield

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By Christopher Stribley in New Art on Thursday 17 November 2011

If the name Barnaby Whitfield conjures up images of the circus, that wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate. You might recognize his work from covers he has illustrated for The Dresden Dolls. This Brooklyn-based artist lives in a world populated by his own mythology of blushing youths, supermodels, Abraham Lincoln, and birds.

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The Cotton Candy Machine: art collective in Brooklyn

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By Christopher Stribley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 November 2011

If the whimsical name of this company doesn’t ring any bells, I’m pretty sure you’ll recognize some of the artists it houses. Born in Brooklyn earlier this year, this company is a funhouse collective of established artists who each bring a special brand of fun to the table. Artists such as Alex Pardee, Buff Monster, Jeremyville, Miss Van, and Tara McPherson are brought together under one gingerbread roof to make the world a much more wondrously colourful place.

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