Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BEBE ZEVA for VICE

Almost Famous


Photo: Leigh Alexander

I wrote a piece for VICE on Bebe Zeva and BEBE ZEVA, the film Tao Lin and Megan Boyle directed of the almost famous Internet personality. Tao Lin called her a "genius." A genius! Read here. Decide for yourself.

The piece has some imaginative comments. Take these examples:

"..." says: I really hope virtually everyone involved with this article dies young. And I don’t mean “bad lifestyle, middle aged heart attack” young, I mean “flowers laid against a wall, photos tied to lamposts” young.

"Republik of Mancunia" says: Heres a thought why not follow someone useful and of interest like a childrens cancer doctor or street cleaner. In fact why not just turn over the whole of Vice to the street cleaners.

"workingclassfuckup" says: Cuntpuppets!

"Hoppy Harry" says:

I dunno… it’s in the language she uses.

“I try to prove myself on the internet by like getting friends like that,” she says.

Who the fuck talks like that in real life?

"JL" says: Fuck celebrity, fuck virtual success. Fuck the entire internet generation, with their entire lives mapped on Facebook from birth to death.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

VICE Presents Sasha Grey's Neu Sex

@ Housing Works





Brandon Stosuy interviews Sasha Grey.

Sasha Grey made an appearance at Housing Works to promote her new book Neu Sex out by VICE. Stereogum's Brandon Stosuy interviewed her about sex as art, her albums out on Pendu Recordings and being honest with her family about working in the adult film industry. During the Q&A, she was asked by a man "when's a good time to tell my 39 year old son that I'm a Sasha Grey Junkie?" "Any time's a good time, man," she said. Everyone felt awkward for her.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cheap Art from Some of the World's Most Expensive Artists

So Richard Prince, Yoshitomo Nara and Tracey Emin




Top: Tim Noble and Sue Webster's Toxic Schizophrenia
Bottom: Tattoo by Tim Noble and Sue Webster sold at Gagosian Gallery.


Here's a rundown of cheap (and cheap-ish) great stuff you can get by some of the most renowned artists if you can't afford the real deal. For Flavorwire.

Saturday, March 19, 2011