“Allow us to demonstrate: No, you can’t come as Michael Jackson. But you can, say, pick up an orange jumpsuit and come as one of the prisoners from the Filipino jailyard “Thriller” dance. Some of you will be digging out the velvet ears for your tried-and-true sexy cat costume (you know who you are, ladies), but may we suggest pairing that with a comically undersized sink? Or how about a Hitler mustache? Or just, you know, stuff on you?”—Tonight: A Very Viral HallowMEME | NBC New York (via memeparty) (via urlesque)
Collector Rick Norsigian and a team of experts are attempting to confirm that glass negatives found at a Fresno garage sale are the works of Ansel Adams.
And for a number of reasons, they’re already convinced.
The negatives are on 8.5”x6.5” dry plate glass, which is charactaristic of Adams’ work. One of the shots is virtually identical — down to the snow-capped mountains — to another confirmed Ansel Adams photo. And perhaps most convincing to Norsigian and his team: the handwriting on the sleeves containing the negatives has been authenticated as that of Adams’ wife.
Student reporters who have worked for the project, which has played a role in the release of 11 inmates and is led by David Protess, are being subpoenaed by Cook County prosecutors to give up their reporting materials.
Before a hearing next month for Anthony McKinney, who was convicted of fatally shooting a security guard in 1978, prosecutors have demanded that the university produce grades, grading criteria, class syllabus, expense reports and e-mail messages from the journalism students themselves. Among other notions, prosecutors have suggested that the students — who have already given the government videotapes and affidavits of critical witnesses — might have received better grades if they made their subjects seem innocent.
Notorious bad girl and all-around hot mess Courtney Love has — through steady effort over the course of a decade — become more well-known for her erratic behavior than for her music. (Quick, name a Courtney Love song! That’s what we thought.)
The notorious rocker has now achieved an unprecedented brand of trouble, becoming the first-ever celebrity to be slapped with a defamation suit for statements made on Twitter.
“Thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee”- Jay-Z”—
Native New Yorkers Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will perform their mega-hit “Empire State of Mind” at Wednesday’s World Series home opener in the Boogiedown Bronx. Hopefully this time Lil’ Mama won’t bumrush the field. If she tries, she could spend as much as a year in jail and a lifetime ban from the stadium. On second thought, what’s her publicist’s number?
Artists Reclaim the City's Illegal Billboards...Again
For the second time this year, groups of uniformed volunteers took to the streets on Sunday with a mission to wipe out a number of NPA City Outdoor street advertisements and replace their contents with art.