DIS week: Less Art, More Basil


Are you having like the *best* time at Art Basel? I bet you totes are. This is what was going on everywhere else but Miami:

Sex, Drugs & The Chosen Ones: Esquire says that we should all not sleep, have more sex, and take more drugs because thats what all the smart people do anyways. Right. Because I love taking advice that sounds like it came from the same creepy guys who yell at me while I walk down the street at 10am. On a Tuesday. Yes. Also how stupid is this picture, I know, but I took it right from the article so it really isn’t my fault.


A Brain For Your Boobs: Watch out, Victoria’s Secret: Microsoft is said to be developing a ‘Smart Bra’. Smart Bra, you ask? Yes, indeed, a ‘Smart Bra’. The Smart Bra is said to measure the user’s emotional state via sensors that detect heart rate, respiration, and movement to measure your overall health venus factor reviews . (Translation: It will tell you to stop eating when you’re feeling fat). So I ask you all: 10/10 would you wear? Or would you totally not wear? Let me know.


22 Days a Vegan: Our lord and savior, Jay-Z & Beyoncé, have pledged to go vegan for 22 days because of witchcraft or something like that. More specifically…

“Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day…It just feels right!”

See, told you – witchcraft. Anyways, best of luck to both of them, as the last time I tried to go vegan I lasted 20 minutes. Did you guys know that Animals are in EVERYTHING?! Vegan is soooooo the new gluten.

Space Basil: NASA announced that starting in 2015, they will begin growing basil and turnips on the moon. Scientists believe that if they are successful in maintaining plant life on the moon, they may be one step closer to the possibility of hosting human life on the moon as well. Hopefully you guys are half as excited as I am because all of my crazy dreams spurred by my recent divulgence into Battlestar Galactica are en route to becoming an achieveable reality and I just love space so much so really this is very emotional for me excuse me for a second please thank you. 

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Coming Out/Diving In: Tom Daley came out earlier this week and no one was surprised about it at all. Honestly though, this was the least surprising coming out announcement after Clay Aiken, but obviously, obviously, kudos to you, Tom. Best of luck to the happy couple! And to all the other girls and gays in the world: sry bbs. The video is super cute though tbth.


#FF: If you should know two things about me, it is that 1) I love American Boys and 2) I love fish so you can imagine the ecstasy that was coming across Guys Holding Fish on Tinder. Shoutout to you, creator of Guys Holding Fish on Tinder. Keep on keeping on.

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Consumerism: Lauryn Hill has released a lyric video for her new single, Consumerism. Be sure to post it alongside your tirade against the holiday season on Facebook! But no, seriously, check it out it’s a great song. Is there any better feeling than fighting the man? You tell me.


Recent Posts


What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]

Preparing to Welcome the Chthulucene | Agustina Zegers

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Laboria Cuboniks in Conversation

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Situating Global Forms: An Anthropology of Cosmopolitan Science

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Ways Of Living ⎮ Arcadia Missa

Ways of Living, curated by the team behind Arcadia Missa, moves beyond the home as a site of political contestation and into the working place, the artist studio, the public sphere, and nature. While so-called ‘social practice’ taught us that any attempt of art to engage with issues outside its own institutional reality are easily coopted into the mythologizing machinery of individualism and patriarchy, art still possesses an ability to address issues far beyond the… [read more »]

What is at Stake in the Future? | Alex Williams & Nick Srnicek

Every ‘future’ inscribes a demand upon the present. This is so whether at the level of human imagination, or within the sphere of political or aesthetic action necessary to reach towards their realisation. Futures make explicit the implicit contents of our own times, crystallising trajectories, tendencies, projects, theories and contingencies. Moreover, futures map the absent within the present, the presents which could never come into actuality, the wreckage of dreams past and desires vanquished. Futures… [read more »]

Dog Plays | Hayley Silverman

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A poem by Ser Serpas

ripped apart you rip me apart collage million dead collage donde queda mi cuerpo el temporal como dios en mil partes clothing as point of impact a totem is a wrap around a city as it is engagement with one’s surroundings and engagement with that which has been worn out discarded and filtered into alms buckets and newly tagged i wear my surroundings on my feet when it wears out i see only my vantage… [read more »]

DISCREET Call for Participants

DISCREET – An Intelligence Agency for the People The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art invites you to apply for one of fifteen spaces open to individuals interested in taking an active part in a three-week-long public workshop conceived of by Armen Avanessian and Alexander Martos for the formation and development of a civil secret service organization. Held from June 22 to July 11, 2016, the workshop brings together renegade experts from art, theory, technology,… [read more »]

Parent and Parroting | Nancy Lupo

Each year retail displays are readied in preparation for the gestation and labor of the catch-all holiday season before floating into a colorless postnatal celebration of mundane plenty. Capitalism’s sympathetic pregnancy makes for a cold and lifeless pas de deux, at times humorously inseparable from the vitality of social milestones. In Parent and Parroting, Nancy Lupo continues with a series of interventions into commercial products and industrialized food. Her interferences often reveal or reconfigure the… [read more »]