SPIN presents Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman

This is why I sometimes wish I lived in NY! Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is hosting an event June 3 with two of my favorite artists: Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. Neil Gaiman is of course the creator of such works as Fragile Things, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and MirrorMask. To date he has won: 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. Amanda Palmer is the lead singer and keyboardist for the punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls. In 2008 she released her first solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, which was produced by Ben Folds. The event is to promote the upcoming release of Palmer's photo book Who Killed Amanda Palmer, with text by Gaiman and photos by Kyle Cassidy & Co. More about the book can be found here.This event is unfortunately sold out (even the tables they auctioned off for charity). Hopefully someone here at the Met is going and will report back to us (pics please).

January 22, 2017

Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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