Pitchfork will be introducing their own online station April 7th. Exciting news.
German artist Gregor Graf strips his photography of London down to just architecture.
“The city as a living space is today no longer shaped by the individuals who inhabit it. At the textural level – with words, symbols, logos, directional and traffic signs, commands and prohibitions-the only elements allowed are those that serve the end of law or consumption. Free expression, such as graffiti or the unauthorized hanging of posters in the public space is punishable by law. The real city is increasingly becoming a personality-drained world of corporations and branding, coupled with the proliferation of rigorous regulations dictating how individuals are expected to behave.”
A team of scientists have spent 10 years proving a mathematical theory which has resulted in an object which rights itself, known as a Gomboc. More here.
Arcade Fire will be playing a series of shows in Ohio to support Obama’s bid for presidential nomination. More here.
Apparently Warner Bros isn’t happy with Spike Jonze’s initial production of Where The Wild Things Are. The movie is reportedly being reshot and has been pushed back 20 months from it’s original release date.
“Sources tell me that the suits at Legendary and Warner Bros are not happy with Max Records, the actor playing Max, the mischievous boy who is crowned King of the Wild Things. Worse than that, they don’t like the film’s tone and want to go back to the script drawing board, possibly losing the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers script when they do it. Apparently the film is too weird and ‘too scary,’ and the character of Max is being seen as not likable…” Read more.
Did the bigwigs at WB ever think to rent a Spike Jonze flick prior to hiring him for this project? They should have let it through… I’m sure it would have sold just fine with the older crowds who actually grew up with the book.