Epic Parties and Naked Pictures
How to spend your lunch break: • Watch “Nathan Barley,” short-lived but brilliant British sitcom satirizing the hipster editors of a fictionalized Vice Magazine, on YouTube. • Watch real-life Nathan Barley, 16-year-old Australian hipster Corey Worthington, remain utterly impassive in … Read More
• Watch real-life Nathan Barley, 16-year-old Australian hipster Corey Worthington, remain utterly impassive in the face of a newscaster’s demands that he apologize for throwing a party that caused approximately $20,000 worth of damage.
• Read mostly-positive reviews of the Magnentic Fields’ Distortion, the new album by the cleverest band in chamber pop, on Radar, Pitchfork, and the Guardian. The latter begins by asking us to “consider the Slovenian faux-totalitarians [band] Laibach,” which would be lede of the week if it weren’t the second sentence.
• Mourn the closing of “Rent” on Broadway. Or celebrate. Either way.
• Watch Slate’s slideshow of Spencer Tunick’s naked-in-public photographs. Is Tunick too accessible to be appreciated by the art world?