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Malcolm McNeill and the Lost Art of Ah Pook

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By Laura Williams in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Malcolm McNeill was just finishing art school when he began his seven year collaboration with the author, William S. Burroughs. This work, which has never been published, is finally going to see the light of day. Fantagraphics has two books coming out this Spring by McNeill: one with his lost drawings and paintings, and the […]

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Old Gowns: new song from Durham band Mount Moriah

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By Laura Williams in New Music on Wednesday 11 January 2012

Mount Moriah is a band from North Carolina, a town with tobacco in its bones. This song soars with a soulful sense of place and weathered history.

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Wonderful site specific artwork by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto

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By Laura Williams in New Art on Tuesday 10 January 2012

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto is a Japanese environmental artist who creates site specific work. His piece, Disappearances: An Eternal Journey, created for an abandoned space in Grand Rapids, Michigan, won the 2011 Artprize International Juried Award. Working with limestone, gypsum and dust, Turner-Yamamoto fabricates a poetic space where he emphasizes an intersection between what is hewn by nature and what is shaped by man.

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Short feature on knife maker Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn

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By Laura Williams in Video on Tuesday 10 January 2012

Buckets of blood and sweat and a hearty dose of artful passion turned writer Joel Bukiewicz, owner of Cut Brooklyn, into a maker of handcrafted kitchen knives. This short by MADE BY HAND is an eloquent example of the many possibilities one can uncover when stumbling on a dream and taking a hiatus.

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