Mike Leavitt creates interactive sculptures of contemporary artists using polymer clay and mixed media, with hidden features built into some of the figures. We love his model of Lost At E Minor contributor Ron English, and his characterization of the ever mysterious Banksy.
We’ve been featuring some interesting guest contributors on Lost At E Minor over the past year, including Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Ben Lee, Brendan Canning from Broken Social Scene, designer Deanne Cheuk, artist Sam Weber, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, and Tegan from Tegan and Sara.
Previous Guest Editor of Lost At E Minor, Shepard Fairey, and Jennifer Gross have a fantastic new book out through Abrams entitled, Art For Obama. Featuring artwork from more than a hundred International artists, including fellow Lost At E Minor Guest Editor Ron English [illustration above], Lukas Ketner, Kwaku Alston, Maya Hayuk, and Lisa Anne Auerbach, many of the works were created before the election to raise money for the Obama campaign. Pieces range from fashion to installation, and most refer back to Obama’s likeness. This will be a great book to look back on many years from now. And it’s a guilt free purchase, as all of the authors’ proceeds will be donated to Americans for the Arts charity.
In the midst of a neo-contemporary art movement muddled with carbon copy exhibitions and copycat galleries from all over the globe, artists and musicians assemble in a space in East London’s Hoxton district to showcase art, make music, and create whatever the hell they want. This is the essence of multi-faceted artist Pure Evil, descendant of Utopia scribe Sir Thomas More and mastermind behind the gallery, the music, the clothing lines, and the message.
A religious experience tailor made for the soul hardened agnostic hipster scene would be a good way to describe a Polyphonic Spree concert. Tim Delaughter’s unabashed joy is infectious enough to cultivate a Dead Head-esque cult of Jesus-robe-wearing followers, who have, throughout the band’s history, been allowed to join in on the on-stage festivities.
England is reeling in the wake of Glastonbury Festival 2014, such a large congregation that it is temporarilly the third largest city in the south of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to Glastonbury to see their favourite musicians roll out the big hits in front of heaving crowds, the same thing happening at other festivals around the world over Summer each year.
The Sixties: a time of anything-goes experimentation, hedonism, musical revolution and dolphin-sex. That was no typing error. When a young Margaret Lovatt stumbled across a NASA-funded lab on her home island of St Thomas in the Caribbean, she immediately volunteered to help work with the dolphins that were the subject of the research going on there.
How to Use Fuck Correctly: 99 Phrases Using Fuck, Shit, Damn And Hell That Schools Won’t Teach You That Should Be Used With Care – surely the loooooongest translated book title ever? – is a diligently detailed guide for any self respecting Japanese linguistic lover who cares deeply about learning the subtle differences in various situations that call for the use of these traditional 4-letter English curse words.
How come no one thought of this sooner? Instead of ruining perfectly good cookbooks by splattering, staining, dripping, and accidentally burning them in the kitchen, why not just plaster them on your skin?
These incredible photos were taken by Russian photographer Evgeniy Zaytsev. As the night sky forms, millions of stars appear up above and create fantastic photo opportunities with loads of beautiful colour, all with a little help of long-exposure photography.
If you’re in the market for a new book, here’s some sage advice from one of literature’s most influential book reading list advisors, Oprah David Bowie. At the exhibition of ‘David Bowie Is’ at the Art Gallery of Ontario, curators revealed his top 100 must-read book list.
When embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota got a special request from her then very young son to put hand sewn cats on his shirt, she didn’t expect that the designs would make the online world go bonkers. Of course, this comes to n surprise to us as considering these are cats – the internet’s animal deities. We were lucky enough to get a moment with her and ask her more questions about her famous cat embroidery. [read our original post about Hiroko Kubota]
So, about that strudel scene from Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. The hot apple strudel, topped with whipped cream and too much suspense for us to take, was simply cinematic food porn at its best. We love that The ShortList actually got the head chef at the Cotswold House Hotel to come up with this epic strudel recipe for Tarantino aficionados everywhere to make.
Student Antoine Deblay is behind this somewhat genius idea of selling air from his hometown, Montcuq. His idea garnered attention from the press, and not only because of the gimmicky idea, but because ‘the name Montcuq is frequently mispronounced as ‘mon cul,’ which translates to English as ‘my ass.’ So, ‘Air de Montcuq’ roughly translates as ‘the wind of my ass’.
Most writers spend their time indoors because: 1) there are actual people outside. And people are scary. 2) they prefer to write great literature in the comfort of their own home. So it makes us wonder, what did the writing rooms of literary giants look like? Did they have a squishy ball? Did they have write on a table or a hammock? Did they have a Corgi to inspire them, like, 200% of the time? Read on to find out. [Photo above: Stephen King working in his study]