Kristen Liu-Wong’s “Hard Pressed” Exhibit Revels in the Stress of Modern Life

At LA's Corey Helford Gallery, women deal with sex and stress without shame

The women in San Francisco-born artist Kristen Liu-Wong‘s paintings feel familiar. Most are trying and failing to relax, some are masturbating and others are aggressively multi-tasking or reading on the toilet. All of them are trying to navigate the stress that comes with life, be it work or the desires of the id. The figures are, as the artist’s latest exhibition foretells with its title, Hard …

An Interview With The New Yorker’s Ed Steed

For an interview several years in the making, Lucy Bourton at It’s Nice That finally got in contact with one of her favorite cartoonists for The New Yorker, Ed Steed. Formerly an architect, Steed became a professional cartoonist after sending several ideas to the publication—a process which remains essentially the same, even as a regular contributor. Blending politics, humor and art into something accessible and …

GMT Popeye Watch

Turning 90 this year, spinach-loving Popeye remains an icon of popular culture. To commemorate him, CH favorite Bamford London and Hearst-owned media company King Features put the cartoon sailor on the face of an automatic GMT, where his strong arms double as watch hands. Even though the edition is undoubtedly playful, the navy color scheme elevates the piece. The release is limited to just 50 …