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Awareness Raps: Amber Tamblyn tricks Tyrese Gibson

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 22 March 2012

When I read this article about Amber Tamblyn tricking Tyrese via email into thinking she was Amber Rose, I had no idea who either Amber was. Now I know.

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Drawings of animals by Maria Elina

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 22 March 2012

It’s funny that as alienated as we are from animals in this modern world, people still feel compelled to draw them as if it were one of our core instincts. Argentine artist Maria Elina does excellent drawings of anthropomorphized animals. Excellent, I say. Trust me, I look at the internet all day.

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Surreal sculptures by Ben Wheele

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Honestly, writing about art (and music, for that matter) is kind of an awful task because good art speaks for itself. Such is the case with Ben Wheele’s surreal sculptures and videos. I use the word ‘surreal’ to describe 90% of the art I like not because I’m a lazy writer, but because there’s really not much more to say, and I like surreal and grotesque shit.

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Tiles by Claesson Koivisto Rune

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 21 March 2012

I’ve definitely been in certain states where the tiles in bathrooms mesmerize me in their regularity and symmetry. I wonder how these irregular tiles by Classon Koivisto Rune would make me feel.

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New art by Jared Africa

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 21 March 2012

“CHAOS NEVER DIED. Primordial uncarved block, sole worshipful monster, inert and spontaneous, more ultraviolet than any mythology (like the shadows before Babylon), the original undifferentiated oneness-of-being still radiates serene as the black pennants of Assassins, random and perpetually intoxicated.” That’s what Jared Africa’s work makes me think.

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Kebo: a one-handed bottle opener

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Wednesday 21 March 2012

You know someone is serious about beer if they have one of these Kebo one-handed bottle openers. I would lose this thing in a second, even with its nice carrying case.

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A short animation about a psychedelic hospital

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Wednesday 21 March 2012

This is a great little short animation about a psychedelic hospital that alters perceptions of physical beauty. Is it weird that I relate to this quite a bit?

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Field Candy: designer prints on tents

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Honestly, a lot of these designer tent prints are a little too obnoxiously hip and clever to actually use in the woods, but I do really dig a lot of the nature and animal themed ones.

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Group Doueh: Zayna Jumma

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Since we’re having a bit of an early summer here in the northeastern United States, I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite summer jams. Group Doueh are on constant rotation right now.

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Military develops non-lethal heat ray gun

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 20 March 2012

So, in case you still believe America is a free country, here’s a video of some demonstrations the military conducted of their newest toy: a long-distance, non-lethal heat ray. It protects our freedom, you see, because only the taking away of freedom protects freedom.

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Toy Boarders

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 20 March 2012

When I was growing up, those little green plastic army men were a ubiquitous toy. How fucked up is that? I would have preferred these little green skateboarders.

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This American Life show on China working conditions a lie

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 20 March 2012

I’ll admit, I fell for Mike Daisey’s monologue about visiting an iPad factory in China when it aired on This American Life because I have an entrenched distrust of our overblown consumerist culture, which relies on massive and unimaginably cruel exploitation of people and resources around the world.

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Suite 212 by Nam June Paik

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Tuesday 20 March 2012

Here’s a great series of video collages by the late Fluxus artist Nam June Paik. It captures the feverishly weird and vibrantly international counterculture of NYC in the 1970s.

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New art from Laura Gee

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 19 March 2012

Look, see how we are all finding each other again? We were cut off from each other for so long, winding around the outer arc of these many orbits. And now we are coming home.

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So tell us: what’s your situation?

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Saturday 17 March 2012

‘Every real feeling or desire we possess has been bought, sold, or hijacked, debased or alternatively hyped into unreality, repressed or recuperated. Almost everything we care about has been turned into a commodity. But under our mountain of new gadgets and consumer items, in the midst of the ‘new leisured society’ and its cultural spectacles, we find ourselves cut off from real communication, frustrated and unhappy. Our isolation causes us to imagine that other people are happy and we wonder why such happiness eludes us’. Thoughts?

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