For much of history, thin pockets and artistic greatness were a contradictory but fated reality. But along came the Internet, a cheap outlet for promoting that didn’t involve cross-country buses or pricey print materials. But with that switch, the artist’s dilemma flipped from being seen to being TOO seen: No one wants to be their arts community’s version of The Strokes. But help is on the horizon. The self-starters at NYCreative Interns are teaming up with Etsy to host an event tonight for artists of all stages to ponder the question “How to sell yourself without selling out?” Entry is $5, which looks like a worthy investment for the bevy of takeaways from a mixed panel of artists and media pros, including Tumblr’s communications director, a music video director, a freelance photographer, and NYU’s Director of New Media. For a few hours, your creative spirit-animal, next collaborator, and/or artistic apprentice will be under Etsy’s roof. Register here.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
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 […]