Artists Play Too

In a dream, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference and announced: “Foremost, New York is about artistic collaboration. My number one goal is to nurture the city as a cultural incubator so we can breed a new generation of Lady Pinks and Andy Warhols.” Then he declares August 27th as Old School Respect Day and instructs all citizens to dress accordingly. Since this will …

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan: Ballad of the Broken Seas

Sad music is my favorite music. Is that because I’m depressed? Maybe, but I’ll take early Leonard Cohen and bottle of single malt over the latest Arctic Monkeys-type record and a vodka Red Bull every time. That’s just me. And for people like me, Mark Lanegan’s whiskey-soaked growl has always been as reliable as a drunk friend. After leaving grunge band the Screaming Trees, Lanegan …

Tagür AKA Blank

Like the better mousetrap, we're constantly trying to design the more stylish sneaker. Burlington-based Tagür is upping the ante with their AKA Blank shoes. These white shoes are an artist's canvas (made from a specially treated paint-friendly surface) on which to express yourself. If you don't feel inclined, just set up one of your "artsy" friends with a Sharpie indelible marker and let 'em at …