1. Live from Times Square.
Congratulations to the entire team behind Peace & Quiet — a temporary pavilion installed in the heart of Times Square. Constructed in time for Veterans Day, the architectural intervention is designed to provide a calm and inclusive environment for soldiers and civilians to discuss military service.
Check out the live feed from the square! And for those readers in the city, make a reservation online and visit the dialog station from now through Friday.

    Live from Times Square.

    Congratulations to the entire team behind Peace & Quiet — a temporary pavilion installed in the heart of Times Square. Constructed in time for Veterans Day, the architectural intervention is designed to provide a calm and inclusive environment for soldiers and civilians to discuss military service.

    Check out the live feed from the square! And for those readers in the city, make a reservation online and visit the dialog station from now through Friday.

  2. Filmmaker Jonathan Langager successfully funded production of his USC thesis film, Josephine and the Roach, in the summer of 2011. The whimsical short tells the story of a roach violinist who falls in love with an accordionist. Despite their almost unimaginable differences, duets ensue. 
Tomorrow, the film screens at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Jim Henson Foundation’s “Puppets on Film” series. We can’t imagine a more illustrious platform for a director and his puppet — congratulations to both of them!

    Filmmaker Jonathan Langager successfully funded production of his USC thesis film, Josephine and the Roach, in the summer of 2011. The whimsical short tells the story of a roach violinist who falls in love with an accordionist. Despite their almost unimaginable differences, duets ensue. 

    Tomorrow, the film screens at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Jim Henson Foundation’s “Puppets on Film” series. We can’t imagine a more illustrious platform for a director and his puppet — congratulations to both of them!

  3. Tell me about it.

    Peace & Quiet is an architectural intervention in the heart of Times Square.

    Designed to facilitate communication in a loud and chaotic urban environment, the team of architects behind this Kickstarter project envisions a structure that encourages paths to cross.

    Located at the opposite end of the Manhattan nexus from a military recruiting station, Peace & Quiet’s aim is to house an ongoing dialogue between service members and the general public. With the support of Kickstarter backers, the project should become a reality in time for Veterans Day this November.

  4. This is Normanthology, a print anthology that encompasses all the best work from across 21 issues of Norman Einstein’s Sports & Rocket Science Monthly. It includes long form, free form, mixtapes, and photo essays from an all-star roster of artists, writers, thinkers, and makers. The anthology was funded just a little over a month ago on Kickstarter. Today, the team announced that it has officially come to life! If you’re in the New York area, they’ll be celebrating its release with a launch party at Grassroots Tavern. More details on the project page.

  5. This Friday marks the kick-off of Printed Matter’s annual NY Art Book Fair, presented from 9/28 - 9/30 at MoMA PS1. The substantial roster includes dozens of favorite Kickstarter projects, like Shifter Magazine, Mono.Kultur’s collection of the neon light installations of Robert Montgomery, art-and-event space Triple Canopy, and indie publishers Ugly Duckling Presse. You can also check out Singular Beauty, a photo-doc on the world of cosmetic surgery, Mossless Magazine, Art Bandanas for Wildlife Identification, and work from Princess Dies — among many, many others.

Check out the full roster + details here. And be sure to stop by Printed Matter’s spiffy Curated Page here.

    This Friday marks the kick-off of Printed Matter’s annual NY Art Book Fair, presented from 9/28 - 9/30 at MoMA PS1. The substantial roster includes dozens of favorite Kickstarter projects, like Shifter Magazine, Mono.Kultur’s collection of the neon light installations of Robert Montgomery, art-and-event space Triple Canopy, and indie publishers Ugly Duckling Presse. You can also check out Singular Beauty, a photo-doc on the world of cosmetic surgery, Mossless Magazine, Art Bandanas for Wildlife Identification, and work from Princess Dies — among many, many others.

    Check out the full roster + details here. And be sure to stop by Printed Matter’s spiffy Curated Page here.

  6. A Sandwich A Day: Chipotle Braised Cochinita Torta at Comodo. Only a few months old, the Kickstarter-funded joint Comodo is already making Must Eat lists. Above, their Chipotle Braised Cochinita torta — a slow roasted pork sandwich loaded with mayo, avocado, and tomato — pops up on Serious Eats, and subsequently has us all scrambling to reschedule our lunch plans. Comodo, here we come!

    A Sandwich A Day: Chipotle Braised Cochinita Torta at Comodo. Only a few months old, the Kickstarter-funded joint Comodo is already making Must Eat lists. Above, their Chipotle Braised Cochinita torta — a slow roasted pork sandwich loaded with mayo, avocado, and tomato — pops up on Serious Eats, and subsequently has us all scrambling to reschedule our lunch plans. Comodo, here we come!

  7. If you like eating and you like stories — and really, are there two more universally adored activities? — then Eat My Heart Out is probably something you’d love. A storytelling dinner theater, it collects some of the best performers that New York City has to offer, asks each to tell a personal tale, then serves audience members bespoke courses inspired by the thematic arc of those stories. Their upcoming event will feature names from NPR, the Moth, Jezebel and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and will dish up goodies from chefs trained in the city’s best restaurants (Roberta’s and Grammercy Tavern, among them.) Can you say, yum? How about “Project of the Day”?

    If you like eating and you like stories — and really, are there two more universally adored activities? — then Eat My Heart Out is probably something you’d love. A storytelling dinner theater, it collects some of the best performers that New York City has to offer, asks each to tell a personal tale, then serves audience members bespoke courses inspired by the thematic arc of those stories. Their upcoming event will feature names from NPR, the Moth, Jezebel and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and will dish up goodies from chefs trained in the city’s best restaurants (Roberta’s and Grammercy Tavern, among them.) Can you say, yum? How about “Project of the Day”?

  8. The “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit is opening at the Essex Street Warehouse, from Sept 15-27. Free and open to the public, it will feature an installation of a small-scale green park, along with the technology that will make it possible to come to life underground, plus openly invite ideas and input from the public. They will also be hosting a ton of public events, like Street Fairs and a 50-foot-long “Experiments in Motion” exhibit model of Manhattan’s underground, plus a surprise musical event. 
Save the date! And visit their website for a full calendar of events. (You can also check their original project, here.)

    The “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit is opening at the Essex Street Warehouse, from Sept 15-27. Free and open to the public, it will feature an installation of a small-scale green park, along with the technology that will make it possible to come to life underground, plus openly invite ideas and input from the public. They will also be hosting a ton of public events, like Street Fairs and a 50-foot-long “Experiments in Motion” exhibit model of Manhattan’s underground, plus a surprise musical event.

    Save the date! And visit their website for a full calendar of events. (You can also check their original project, here.)