Last year we spent Christmas eve in short sleeve t-shirts grubbing on the beach with the usual suspects. This year, we find ourselves back in the swing of things in Paris, France with family. We spent today exploring the Pompidou Centre with the Parisian posse and I’m pleased to be at my European home base -- reminding me that everywhere around the world, friends and family are gathering to celebrate the winter holidays.
Hustler of Culture and Team HP wish you a very happy holiday and a new year filled with good health, good cheer and prosperity. Wishing us all peace in 2006!
Happy Holidays!! Anthem Magazine is proud to present Karaoke Killed the Cat, Unholyoke. Hosted by Chris Ehrmann and Matt Coats, Karaoke Killed the Cat is featured in our latest issue, #19. As a special holiday treat, we're bringing our pages to life. Don't scoff, this ain't your mama's karaoke. We're betting that someone's gonnna dry hump the floor.
- Drink specials throughout the night
- Limited edition Anthem silkscreen posters
- CDs & stickers from our friends
Monday December 19th, 10pm
Pianos (Upstairs) - 158 Ludlow, NYC
I've been selling my whole life. I cashed my first paycheck at 13 (with taxes taken out!) and never looked back. Out of necessity, the Hong clan worked the Arlington County Fair every summer for over a decade. Mom made the best food, Dad was the master planner, and we kids sold platter after platter -- my little brother, Lobo, who is not pictured, made the lemonade. The image above was captured by a Washington Post photographer in 1982. Kiki was 12, Kaly was 11, I just turned 10 (with the "head band"), and Hani was 8. It's photos like this that define my childhood and who I am today. Love it!
The first ten boards are up, with only a day or two left before the auction closes. These include handpainted boards by Donny Barley, Jahmal Williams, Rich Jacobs, Bret Banta, Tim Kerr, Steven Nereo, and 4 youth participants from the Board Exchange. Bids are still low, don't let them slip by!
We will be auctioning off the rest of the boards each week in groups of 10. So keep checking back to find a board you'd like to own. All proceeds go back into the Board Exchange, getting skateboards to youth and encouraging artistic expression. Read more at http://www.thelandofplenty.org
To the few uber dedicated fanatics of this tiny little blip on the web, thank you for reading Hustler of Culture. 2005 was good for me too. Your emails were what got me going and I especially enjoyed your comments. By the way, how come so many of you will only write to me via email? I always wondered why not broadcast your opinions or questions live? Ahh well. I'm just stoked to know I'm not having a one way conversation here.
Oh, I heard you wanted to buy me a holiday present because you met your new girlfriend at an event I posted. High fives for the both of us! For all my Italian or Asian peeps, I know you're first choice for a gift is to send me some cold hard cash. For your convenience, I set up a paypal DONATE button at the bottom right corner of this page. A bagillion thanks for whatever change you feel like throwing my way. This money will fund my (insert exciting shit here).
So enough about setting me up with the goods, I know it's the holiday rush and you're wondering, what do you buy the pickiest person in your posse? Well I thought about this and put together the 2005 Hustler of Culture Gift Guide -- to the left of this entry. I posted gifts I'd want to receive and since you're on this site, you probably want to give or get some of the same things. Lastly, if you're going to shop on Amazon.com this holiday season, how about using my link so that I can collect a few cents on the dollar? It doesn't cost you anything. Thanks everybody. Cheers y'all.
Saskia Leek: Points of Vanishing
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm
The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present the first American solo show by New Zealand-based painter Saskia Leek, featuring 16 new works.
Saskia Leek began exhibiting her paintings in the early 1990s, and her subject matter is drawn from her real and imagined memories of growing up in Christchurch. Her naïve, almost childlike style established her reputation as an artist who was willing to question accepted principles of ‘good painting’. Initially the works appear crude and amateurish; her naïve style is often absent of scale and perspective. Leek’s choice of media, acrylic on board, as well as the flatness with which she depicts her subject matter evokes a second-hand quality. The works are all uniform in size but each work creates a world unto itself - making each painting wholly different from the group.
The essentially feminine subject matter in this series of work elicits strong nostalgic responses. The scenes remain anonymous and mostly vacant but suggest things from Leek’s past, both real and imaginary – pastoral houses, galloping horses, and crystallized landscapes; things left behind but not forgotten. Her bleached palette even recalls the faded colors of memory - pastel yellows, faint blues, washed out greens and hazy pinks.
Saskia Leek has shown widely in New Zealand and in 2004 was part of the exhibition entitled Some Forgotten Place at the Berkeley Art Museum.
For more information or images, please contact Ava Jancar at: (415)522-1623, or visit our website at: www.jackhanley.com.
Sara Thustra's hand screen-printed 2006 calendars features art by: Sara Thustra, Kiddy Kattle, Kyle Randson, and Greg Scott. PLUS!!...Sy's XXX comic release!!! PLUS!!!PLUS!!...Frog Nuda's Happy Toilet comic release....with an amazing cross word puzzle and drawings!! PLUS!!!PLUS!!PLUS...Sahar Khoury's ....T-shirts to die for!! Come and enjoy art, a little music, eat some food and do a little holiday shopping!!! (The calendar makes a great gift!!!) and have a good time!!
Andy Rosen has posted photos on Flickr from his old rock photography days. These gems from his private collection have not been viewed in 25 years. Looking at the photos I thought (the same thing you will), "Man, what must it have been like to have experienced this era growing up?"
Andy Rosen will sell you custom prints and can be contacted at getreel1*at* gmail.com. Someone give the man a show and get the man a book deal. I would love to see his London Punks 1976 - 1984 up close, in real life.
M80IM.com does not care about bloggers. They are a two time offender with Hustler of Culture. And you know what? I give them press every time they write me. They are very clever marketers! If M80 cared at all about their mission statement, they'd maybe read the posts on the sites they were trying to pitch to.
Subject: NBA team controllers
Date: December 14, 2005 3:59:01 PM PST
I'm reaching out to you on behalf of M80 & MADCATZ regarding the release of MAD CATZ OFFICIAL NBA TEAM CONTROLLERS (for PS2 and Xbox) to see if you'd be interested in helping us spread the word to other Gamers & NBA fans. Would it be possible to post some info on http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~hunicke/blog/ -say for instance posting the press release, a banner or even a review? We'd be happy to send you either a Ps2 or Xbox controller (NBA - team of your choice) for your efforts.
Please let me know if your interested.
Thank you for your email. I would love to help you out if your PR firm could for once, get my name and or my website right. Happy holidays!
Every city has its culinary institutions-- but Boulevard is San Francisco's culinary gem. In 1993 Nancy Oakes breathed life into a glorious, but forgotten, Audiffred Building across from the Ferry Building. Today, bathed in the warm glow of the restaurant's hand-blown lights, diners enjoy stunning views of the waterfront while savoring Boulevard's exquisite cuisine.
For over 15 years, Nancy Oakes and chef de cuisine, Pamela Mazzola, have awakened culinary palettes with their gutsy, ebullient, French-inspired American cooking. Their internationally known restaurant continues to delight a steady roster of devotees, visitors and critics. This elegant cook book includes their artful, yet accessible, recipes featuring favorite main dishes paired with irresistible sides. Exuberant cooking notes guide the way!
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Celebrate the publication of Midwest Photographers Project Artists Industry of the Ordinary’s (Mat Wilson and Adam Brooks) newly released book Text Book: Notes around the Margins. The evening will also feature a discussion by participants in this book project and an action orchestrated by Industry of the Ordinary. Early arrival is encouraged as the first one hundred attendees will receive a free gift.
Text Book is co-published by Links Hall, and partially funded by the Illinois Humanities Council and faculty development grants from Columbia College Chicago and the University of St. Francis, Joliet.
Katherine Bernhardt, Benjamin Butler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Jennifer Coates, Matthew Fisher, Portia Hein, Ridley Howard, David Humphrey, Brad Kahlhamer, Dave Miko, Brad Phillips, Bettina Sellmann.
Curated by: Holly Coulis
December 17 – January 28, 2006
Opening: Saturday, December 17, 6-8
547 West 27th Street #309. (bet. 10th ave & 11th ave)
New York, NY 10001 212.967.2260
Sixtyseven is pleased to announce the opening of Hello Sunday, a group show curated by artist Holly Coulis. The works included in Hello Sunday encapsulate a romantic notion of painting: an ease regarding process, a personal, and sometimes quirky vision, a love of painting.