If you’ve ever felt isolated in your artistic genius as you sit at home scratching away in your notebook, you should probably check out the Sketchbook Project opening at Williamsburg’s Art House Co-op on April 14. As the Brooklyn Paper reports, it’s a collection of more than 20,000 sketchbooks from artists around the world, amassing two million pages of drawings and doodles from the past year. You get a library card and chan check them out before the books go on a 13-city tour at the end of the month. If this kind of thing tickles your artistic pickle, you should keep an eye out for when you can apply for the next program: you get a sketchbook to fill up based on a loose theme, and then you send it back to the Project to be cataloged among the other thousands. The bonus is that they let you track your sketchbook by viewing real-time stats online and sending you an email every time the sketchbook is viewed (which could be a bit of an confidence-destroyer, come to think of it). It’s free to view the books, and who knows what kind of strange genius you’ll find buried in the stacks?
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]