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Jen Stark’s paper trail

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By John Malloy in New Art on Thursday 31 January 2008

Finally someone has found a use for those stacks of colored paper that sit in every office and never see the light of day. I could stare at Jen Stark’s mindblowing paper sculptures for hours and still never be totally sure where she started. Jen is also a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of […]

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The Eight Principles of Fun

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By John Malloy in Cool Websites on Wednesday 30 January 2008

When I first heard about The Eight Principles of Fun, I thought it sounded frighteningly close to being a self-help service ad.

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Tim Hawkinson

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By John Malloy in New Art on Saturday 26 January 2008

I’ve been a big fan of Los Angeles-based Tim Hawkinson’s work for some time now. The vast array of his sculpture, collage, and installation art ranges from the minute — a baby bird skeleton made entirely of fingernail clippings — to the massive — life-sized robotic versions of himself made of hollowed-out cardboard that beat […]

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Cloverfield

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By John Malloy in New Events on Monday 21 January 2008

A new kind of monster movie for our times, Cloverfield delivered a solid 75 minutes of cinema that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Touted as ‘Blair Witch meets Godzilla’, it’s shot entirely with a handheld digital camera, and though the characters seemed a little artificial and almost tongue-in-cheek, the monster seemed more real […]

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This American Life

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By John Malloy in New Trends on Saturday 19 January 2008

If you’re as big a fan of personal stories and short fiction/non-fiction as I am, you won’t regret checking out the incredible show This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass. It began as — and still is — an hour-long radio program in Chicago, combining found sound footage, field recordings, and narrative, pushing the boundaries […]

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