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The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket

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Great story on so many levels.

The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket | via the New Yorker and Serenity Caldwell

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January 8th, 2013 at 8:58 am

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Amazing High Speed Bubble and Liquid Photography

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Gorgeous!

High Speed Liquid and Bubble Photographs by Heinz Maier | via Roger Ebert

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November 9th, 2011 at 9:06 am

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Karen Green Interview

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Karen Green is an artist and the widow of the late great writer David Foster Wallace. The linked Guardian interview is incredibly tender and focuses as much on Green’s artwork as it does on the death of her husband.

I found the part about her “Forgiveness Machine,” to be particularly moving, but the entire article is a wonderfully worthwhile read.

David Foster Wallace’s suicide turned him into a “celebrity writer dude”, which would have made him wince

You’ll find Karen Green’s artwork at beautifulcrap.com. There’s a photo of the Forgiveness Machine on the Site.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 13th, 2011 at 9:45 am

Dead Drops

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Very interesting art project going on in NYC at the moment called Dead Drops. Dead Drops are “anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.” You can get more detail at the Dead Drops website, but in the meantime check out this DIY video.

via @jenseninman

Dead Drops ‘How to’ – NYC from aram bartholl on Vimeo.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 9th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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Free weekend admission to Dia:Beacon for Beacon residents All-Year-Long

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I know this applies to precious few people, but those who need to know should.

MAYKR: Free weekend admission to Dia:Beacon for Beacon residents All-Year-Long: “” | via

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October 5th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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This Week’s New Yorker Cover Created On An iPhone

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New Yorker artist Jorge Colombo “finger painted” this week’s New Yorker cover using the iPhone app Brushes. Truly beautiful and all created on the iPhone’s tiny canvas.

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May 26th, 2009 at 11:29 am

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