“I’m a famous meme character and I’m also faaaabulous!”
The beverage is colonizing what one might call the craft-beer frontier: the parts of the country that are far from the major craft breweries of the West Coast and the Northeast.The New Yorker’s new interactive map both illustrates this phenomenon and offers a more general overview of the American craft-beer industry.
Pretty awesome. Glad to see Natty Greene’s and Sweetwater are expanding.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Katharina Grosse. The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas just opened “Wunderblock,” an indoor/outdoor exhibition of new Grosses. It’s on view through September 1.
This is an installation view of an untitled work that Grosse made for the show. On this week’s MAN Podcast, Grosse and host Tyler Green discuss why she encourages people to walk in and through her painting installations.
Grosse is known for her intensely colorful, usually spray-painted installations that often begin on walls but that typically extend into a room, the surrounding space(s) and who knows where else. She’s exhibited at numerous museums all over the world, including most recently the Museum for New Art, Freiburg im Breisgau, MassMoCA, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, the Neues Museum, Nürnberg, and the Arken Museum for Modern Art, Copenhagen. There’s an astonishing amount of her work on Flickr and almost everything she’s ever made is on her own website.
So lovely, so workday-appropriate: How to hibernate like a bear – a vintage illustrated guide by none other than the Provensens.
When André was 12, he was already over 6 feet tall and weighed 240 pounds. He was too big to fit on the local school bus and his family didn’t have the money to buy a car that could deal with his weight if it drove him to and from school.
Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize winner (literature) and esteemed playwright, probably most noted for Waiting for Godot, bought some land in 1953 near a hamlet around forty miles northeast of Paris and built a cottage for himself with the help of some locals. One of the locals that helped him build the cottage was a Bulgarian-born farmer named Boris Rousimoff, who Beckett befriended and would sometimes play cards with. As you might’ve been able to guess, Rousimoff’s son was André the Giant, and when Beckett found out that Rousimoff was having trouble getting his son to school, Beckett offered to drive André to school in his truck — a vehicle that could fit André — to repay Rousimoff for helping to build Beckett’s cottage. Adorably, when André recounted the drives with Beckett, he revealed they rarely talked about anything other than cricket.