Today at Flavorpill, we practiced the art of the out of office email. We found out how many balloons it would take to lift our apartments into the air. We wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving, Twin Peaks-style, and then we imagined a Breaking Bad Thanksgiving. We watched … Read More
Nobody likes the Super Bowl. We all know that the only thing keeping us remotely interested during football’s main event on Sunday are those ridiculous commercials. But why should the jocks who are actually watching the game get to have all the fun? We at Flavorpill are looking to rectify this grave injustice against the world’s athletically apathetic. After the jump, check out the Official Flavorpill Super Bowl Commercial Bingo Board. Print it out and play along — there’s really no better way to pass the time while those guys in helmets are passing skin and touching downs or whatever. … Read More
Welcome to the debut of Conversation Pieces, a new Friday feature in which Flavorpill curates five articles from the past week that you should read. Some are long, others are short. Some are from major publications, others aren’t. The only thing all these articles have in common is that they’re interesting. This week we discuss the search for originality in the art world, what fictional characters can teach us about our non-fictional lives, the role new media plays in revolutions, the Super Bowl — because sports can be culture, too — and more.
Take the leap, and find something exciting to discuss at the bar this weekend, after the jump. … Read More
Olafur Eliasson. Mel Bochner. Lawrence Weiner. Meet polarizing NFL general manager Jerry Jones and 80,000 screaming football fans. We learned this week that the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, right in the seat of gun-toting, Good Book-thumping, Friday Night Lights-living country, is launching an art program, and a contemporary one at that. Connecting the general public to 14 contemporary artists of museum quality is an inventive idea, sure, but will it work? Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes points out that abstraction in modern art is having a moment: blockbuster exhibitions this fall include Georgia O’Keeffe abstracts at The Whitney, an Arshile Gorky retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Kandinsky survey at the Guggenheim, and the typically “safe” SFMoMA presents modern paintings from Clyfford Still’s collection. Judge for yourself whether sea change is a-comin’, after the jump.… Read More