In a piece about good acting in bad movies he wrote last year, A.O. Scott suggested that "You might almost say that greatness shows itself precisely in the discrepancy between the performance and the material." It's in keeping with this notion that we've decided to highlight some of 2012's overachie ... More >>
This week, an artist deconstructs the pom-pom, two holes get cut in gallery walls and an exhibition suggests the wrong man took the blame for murder 83 years ago.
5. Wallflower whirlpool
Jen Stark cut a hole the shape of a water lily into the northernmost wall of Martha Otero gallery, then built u ... More >>
Outfest, L.A.'s gay and lesbian film festival, ended on Sunday, reminding us that films about the LGBT experience serve an important role in the community, from teaching teenage boys and girls that it's alright to kiss other boys and girls, respectively, to connecting social activists with images su ... More >>
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Song: Fun.'s "We Are Young"
History: Fun. are a band from New York. (We are not going to do that period thing anymore.) "We Are Young" is the first single from ... More >>