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A Time for Everything: a book by Karl Knausgaard

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Products on Wednesday 26 October 2011

This is a massively awesome, sprawling novel about human nature. It’s told through fictionalized old testament stories, with an emphasis on angels and their bafflingly mysterious role between humans and god. It’s a clear piece of art that is unpredictable and nuanced. It was first published in 2004 in the original Norwegian, but was published […]

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Cass McCombs: Wit’s End

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Music on Friday 1 July 2011

This album is great. I haven’t listened to him much before, though all my friends have for years, and I am psyched to have finally listened. It reminds me of Al Green a little bit.

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Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in New Art on Tuesday 28 June 2011

I got to see this exhibit at the Tate in London last November after a European tour. Weiwei commissioned workshops in Jingdezhen, China to make 100 million unique, hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds. Then they were transported to London and spread across the turbine hall floor in a thick blanket. It was a thing to behold: […]

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A mock tribute website to Christopher Cross

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By Van and Jennings Carney of Pontiak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 28 June 2011

Artist Cory Arcangel made this website as a fictitious fan page for the eighties pop singer Christopher Cross. It’s in Arabic and designed to look like it’s from the early days of the Internet. It captures that feeling completely and reminds me of how far Internet culture has come.

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