7 posts categorized "BANKSY"

Jul 08 2014
Need To Know: Madonna's Guilty By Association + Astro-Illogical + Grin & Bear Week It + Sherri's Not Kidding Around + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMadonna serves jury duty in NYC, jury out on accusations of special treatment.

*widget boy cultureWTF does Zac Efron see in Michelle Rodriguez? A hot top?

*widget boy cultureWatch this and get way into—or forever renounce—astrology.

*widget boy cultureTHIS IS PERFECT. THIS IS PERFECT. THIS IS PERFECT.

*widget boy cultureSupport Fringe Festival's Vestments of the Gods.

*widget boy cultureHere is a (Work Unfriendly) promo for P-Town's Bear Week.

*widget boy cultureIn a galaxy far, far Ariana Grande.

*widget boy cultureSherri Shepherd is SOOOO very Christian.

*widget boy cultureBrandon Routh to play another superhero, this time on TV?

*widget boy cultureRight-wing reporter says Scott Pelley killed her anti-Obama stories at CBS. Banksy-2-e1402655468860

*widget boy cultureSpent $60 on 2 Banksys, sold them for $214,000.

*widget boy cultureFootball player comes out on the 4th of July.

*widget boy cultureJust a li'l peen-grab between buddies.

*widget boy cultureSen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) promises Hobby Lobby reaction.

*widget boy cultureRepublican judge vs. Supreme Court: STFU!

*widget boy cultureWhat it's like to be Kidnapped for Christ.

*widget boy cultureLevonia Jenkins serving leopard-palozza Hobby Lobby realness:

*widget boy culturePope begs forgiveness of abuse victims.

*widget boy cultureHop into the Vaginamobile.

*widget boy cultureSome Nebraskans think Obama Presidential Library will be an outhouse.

*widget boy cultureRidiculous scandal blames Hillary Clinton for doing her job.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie not interested in Sandy Hook parents.

*widget boy cultureThe quirkiest homes of San Francisco.

Norma-Talmadge-houseGRECIAN FORMULA: Silent star Norma Talmadge's (May 26, 1894—December 24, 1957) home was her temple.

 
Apr 27 2014
Signs Of The Times Comments (0)

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Nov 05 2010
Boy Culture Turns 5: My Favorite Posts Comments (23)

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Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

6wzn3lxTake That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?

Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.

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Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...


MY ART


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

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FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

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RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

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AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

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HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

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Oct 11 2010
They Shoot Unicorns, Don't They? Comments (7)

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Last night's unbelievably depressing Simpsons opening was storyboarded and directed by Banksy—great stuff and shocking if 20th Century Fox isn't livid...after the jump...

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Apr 17 2010
Spray It, Don't Say It Comments (1)

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I couldn't wait to see Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary on the unlikely rise to fame of Mr. Brainwash, so I didn't. It opened in New York today and I spent yet another $12 on the guy to have a look-see. (And people, it is a "look-see," not a "looksie," as so many tend to write it these days who "should of" known better.)

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The film is, to me, very much like Mr. Brainwash's work—we've seen street art before, albeit in slightly altered form (graffiti, the punk movement), and yet there is an undeniable appeal. It's like potato chips for your brain, this movie, this art, this artist. And it's so not deep that it's deeply satisfying nonetheless, filling your mind up with iconic echoes instead of with complicated emotions.

It's like Andy Warhol. Kinda...great.

Banksy_exit_gift_502641artw Banksy appears as a hooded or otherwise obscured figure, wryly narrating how the film was supposed to be a documentary on his life and work and on the history of street art, all shot by a worshipful, daredevil, cameraman/fan named Thierry Guetta. Guetta shot hundreds (thousands?) of hours of footage showing Banksy and every other street-art luminary working their magic, only to fashion it into a bizarre, ADD-inspired montage many years after the fact. Banksy took over, turning the film into a brief but illuminating peek at himself, at Shepard Fairey, at the movement, and also into a mildly poisonous chocolate kiss about the silliness of an art world that falls in love with Guetta's eventual brand: Mr. Brainwash.

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Mar 10 2010
Sell Out Comments (0)

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Controversy controschmersy—Mr. Brainwash's latest limited edition, entitled "Liberty," just sold out its entire run of 300 pieces in about 30 seconds flat at MrBrainwash.com. If he's a joke by Banksy, he's got a rich sense of humor.

 
Jan 22 2010
Yes! Exit Comments (1)

"The world's first street art disaster film" is a great tagline; it describes enigmatic (or idiotic, if you like) artist Banksy's film Exit Through the Gift Shop, in theaters this spring. I, for one, cannot fuckin' wait.