Devon DeJardin’s “Giants” Exhibit Brings New Perspective to the Insurmountable

Immense and introspective portraits populate the fine artist's first solo show in NYC

Portland, Oregon-born Devon DeJardin started painting after a proposition from an alleged sugar daddy. The man, over Instagram messages, offered to pay DeJardin if he spoke with him over the phone—the artist reluctantly consented. “I know this might sound weird,” the man said to him, “but are you into spirituality?” Approaching the end of his four years of studying theology at university, DeJardin, now very …

Fender Play

The new online educational platform hopes to make learning guitar a lot less frustrating

Guitar, bass and amp manufacturer Fender wants to build lifelong relationships with their customers—and they’re working toward this by providing useful services to make sure new guitar owners don’t become “it’s-somewhere-in-the-closet-or-underneath-my-bed” owners. For example, Fender’s guitar and bass tuning app for iPhone and Android, launched in the past year, grew a loyal fanbase not only because it’s free, but also because it doesn’t require any …