Westport sculptor to be honored at gala
The Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County will be honoring Westport sculptor and arts educator Steffi Friedman at its Spring Gala at the Westport Country Playhouse.
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MakerBot & Designer Bitonti introduce 3D 'Bristle Dress'
When one think of polygons, one don't typically think of a cutting edge piece of clothing, but MakerBot and Francis Bitonti have changed that equation with the introduction of the Bristle Dress.
Lawrie Shabibi Dubai Presents Shahpour Pouyan: PTSD, 3/17-4/22
PTSD , consisting of new sculptures and drawings, will open March 17 in Dubai and run throughout the eighth edition of Art Dubai .
New York Magazine
Best Rug Cleaner
Zach Zaman studied finance and was headed toward a career in private equity when he decided to join the family rug business that his father started in 1989.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
A Juice With: Alternative Apparel's Orondava Mumford On His Brooklyn Lean
Alternative Apparel's Creative Director , Orondava Mumford, grew up in a small Kentucky town and eventually found himself studying industrial design at Pratt Institute in New York.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Center for American Progress
In Pursuit of Equitable Change
For some people, such as filmmaker Spike Lee, just the mention of the word is blasphemy and a reason to launch into an expletive-filled discourse on the ills wrought by hipsters with rat-dogs on leashes and yuppie moms with baby strollers displacing residents in his old Brooklyn neighborhood.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Core77 design blog
In the Details: Chen Chen and Kai Williams's Colorful Rug Collection, Inspired by Cold Cuts
From concrete planters cast from fruit to whittled toothbrush shanks , Pratt Institute graduates Chen Chen and Kai Williams have been exploring industrial processes and materials to create furniture, products and art since 2011.
Gentrification: In Portland, as in Spike Lee's Brooklyn, a complicated question of race and class
City-backed urban revitalization resulted in an influx of affluent white residents and a gradual displacement of poorer, black residents -- near-texbook gentrification -- along Alberta Street and in other hot parts of Northeast Portland.
Vietnamese photographer captures coming out stories-his and theirs
New York City-based photographer Kevin Truong was 26 years old when he came out as gay to his Vietnamese mother.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Brooklyn Paper
Learning curve: Performance artists adjust to life in hamster wheel
Two Bushwick performances artists are living on top of and inside a giant hamster wheel-like room in a Williamsburg exhibition space until March 9. The pair say the show is a test of wheel friendship.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Kyle Blumenthal Demo at the Art League of Nassau County
Kyle Blumenthal started her painting demonstration at the Art League of Nassau County in a unique way.
There has been considerable ink dedicated to chronicling the ongoing battle between culture and capital as Brooklyn becomes the epicenter of hipster chic.
Coffee Talk: Sale of Pharrell's Hat Rakes in $41K for Charity
The bidding for Pharrell William's now famous Vivienne Westwood hat from the Grammys has ended and restaurant chain Arby's came out on top.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Re: Anthony Mackie Accuses Spike Lee Of 'Reverse Gentrification' [VIDEO]
Actor Anthony Mackie questioned the sincerity of renowned filmmaker Spike Lee 's concern over gentrification in Brooklyn, pointing out that the Red Hook director no longer even lives in the borough.
New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene.
New York Post
Vandals hit Spike Lee's old neighbors after 'gentrifier' rant
Graffiti vandals tagged a Brooklyn brownstone next door to Spike Lee's father's home Thursday - just days after the hipster-hating director went on an anti-gentrification rant .
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Spike Lee explains expletive-filled rant about NYC gentrification
Spike Lee in a July 31, 2013, file photo show on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
A behind-the-scenes look at innovation
WHAT'S NEW HERE: A hybrid of three products - hamper, laundry transporter, and workout equipment - creates an entirely new product.
Spike Lee's Racism Isn't Cute: 'M--f-- Hipster' Is the New 'Honkey'
What's really bothering Lee is that he doesn't like seeing his old neighborhood full of white people, which makes him historical detritus.
SideShow: Paula Deen in trouble once again
Let's get the inflammatory quote out of the way first: Yes, disgraced greasy spoon Paula Deen , who was fired by the Food Network after admitting she'd used the nastiest of racial epithets, did say this week she feels "like that black football player."