Painted Ladies

March 15, 2010

So I worked with this girl at the Democratic Convention a couple years ago, without even the vague knowledge that she was doing something incredibly cool on the side.  Then, almost two full years later, I stumble upon this?

Look at her work.  Then look at it twice.  Yup, those are real people.

I mean, seriously, if any of the rest of you are doing art this awesome (and/or anything that’s nearly this much of a mind fuck) I expect you to tell me about it in future.

–  Willa

Things we would go to this week, if we lived in…

August 4, 2008


The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball” Exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lincoln’s second inaugural ball was held in the building that now houses the museum. Cool. What? We’re American history dorks.


Anyone who knows anything about State Fairs (and I like to think I can count myself in that category) knows that no one takes them more seriously than the Lake States. In fact, depending how early in the morning I can get up, and how fast I can drive across Iowa, I should hopefully make it in time to live-blog the last day of Minnesota’s legendary fair. But if you can’t wait to virtually eat cheese curds with me, then get in line and get your own at Minnesota’s strongest competitor, Wisconsin. If you can’t decide what day to get out there, I would recommend Thursday, because I’m honestly considering buying a plane ticket just so I don’t have to miss this.


Go to the BMW Museum and check out the temporary exhibit on the BMW concept cars. There are seven. All concept cars. So hot.

Article Obsessed

July 18, 2008

It must be said: I love the New York Times online. Probably to an unhealthy degree. Actually, I know it’s unhealthy because I used to say, “oh, just messing around on the internet,” when asked what I was doing while reading the Times. But, they say admitting your addiction is the first step, and I’ve recently started responding, “Reading the New York Times,” to the aforementioned question. Sure, I may sound snobby, but all of us on this blog have long since stopped considering that a problem.

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