Gallery Mondays: MTA Subway Fare Evader

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The New York City subway is a gallery in itself. The 14th Street A, C, E, L subway station is no exception.

Tom Otterness’ Life Underground is a collection that has intrigued me since I was a little girl. The bronze sculptures are put into some very comical, cartoon-like situations that almost seem human.

This one stood out to me most while coming up the stairs from the L train last Friday. With the latest MTA fare hike, who can blame this guy?

See the rest of the sculptures here.

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#OITNB Season 3: Woah there, Alex Vause Is Back?!

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About seven minutes into season 3 episode 1 of Orange is the New Black titled “Mother’s Day”, I had a WTF moment.

I did one of those double takes, because I really cannot believe Alex Vause managed to get herself back into Litchfield.

What even?!

Okay, screenwriters and producers, I have some questions:

1. Why is it necessary to bring Alex Vause back into the plot? (besides the fact that it may have happened in the real life version of Piper Kerman’s story)

2. How much did it cost to bring Alex Vause’s character back? (Because Laura Prepon don’t look cheap…)

3. What is this about a gun being the reason she’s back at Litchfield?

4. When are you going to have her explain the reason for her return in full detail?

5. Are we going to get a tale about that black eye?

6. Did the black eye come from one of her long lost dealer friends?

7. Is there a small part of Alex that feels safer at Litchfield? (Because, you know, dealers with weapons are scary)

8. Is Piper going to fully reignite her romance with Alex since her husband has officially left her for her best friend?

9. Is Alex going to let her?

I really hope these questions get answers by the end of the season.

Watch Orange is the New Black season 3 on Netflix.

 

 

 

Fan Art Fridays: Visionary Music Group’s Jon Bellion

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In honor of the premiere of the music video for “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, I present to you none other than Visionary Music Group’s most prized possession.

Jon Bellion has a very distinctive face. I like his face. I also like his voice.

See the original on Tumblr, and watch “Beautiful Now” below!

Gallery Mondays: Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Pop Up Gallery NYC

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November 2013 was a pretty exciting month in NYC because Lady Gaga had decided to have an ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery in the Meatpacking District for three days to celebrate the release of her then upcoming album.

I visited the gallery along with a coworker, and we had such a good time taking pictures in the photo booth and playing the new Just Dance featuring “Applause” (I was terrible at it!).

The gallery was filled with Koons balls,  photographs from the album, walls covered in lyrics, and some of Lady Gaga’s finest music video costumes.

I love the “Hands Bra.” It’s my second fave costume in the ARTPOP music video (first is the seashells!). I’d never dare wear it myself, though.

Read more about the ARTPOP Pop Up Gallery here.

Fan Art Fridays: Pretty Little Liars’ Aria Montgomery in Watercolor

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Second new series on the blog! (Betcha didn’t see this coming!)

Fan Art Friday is going to be an awesome weekly segment where I post a fun piece of fan art I find online. This week’s fan art is of Aria Montgomery (played by Lucy Hale) from Pretty Little Liars. The art was submitted to the Pretty Little Campaign during the hiatus before season 6.

I really love how this one stands out from the rest. I wasn’t expecting to see anything in watercolor while I searched through the pages of fan art. I wonder if this was scanned in or edited digitally. It was probably the latter. Either way, I think it’s a really creative depiction of Aria Montgomery. The choice of blue and green color really makes her look soft and sincere.

View the original here.

May Favorites: Sprouse Twins Graduate from NYU, Rebel Wilson’s Lies & Richard Prince’s $90K Instagrams

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Summer is supposedly here, but I’ve somehow gone back to wearing my spring jacket.

Get it together, Mother Nature!

May is a special month for me, seeing that it’s my birthday month and all, so I decided to do this month’s favorites in a podcast!

Enjoy! Here are the links, photos, and videos I talk about in the podcast:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Sprouse Twins graduated from NYU! (Also, watch the Gawker interview with Dylan Sprouse).

2. Rebel Wilson’s got some explaining to.

3. Richard Prince is selling Instagrams for $90,000.

4. Ed Sheeran is the royal baby.

5. The Mindy Project is soon to be a Hulu original!

Favorite Music

1. “Beautiful Now” by Zedd feat. Jon Bellion.

2. “The Sea” by Parov Stellar.

3. “Haunt/A Light” by Seoul.

4. “Annie” by Neon Indian.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Younger, “Sk8.”

2. The Grace Helbig Show, “Lance Bass, James Corden, Hannah Hart, Naha Armády.”

Favorite YouTube Videos

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Let me know if you guys like the podcast format of monthly favorites! Happy June!

Gallery Mondays: Xavier Veilhan’s Daft Punk @ Galerie Perrotin

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I’ve decided that every Monday here on The Whisper Box, I’d share a photo of a work of art I found interesting at a gallery. It could be a painting, sculpture, object, etc.—anything from the art world I find worthy of being noticed. I might even post a photo of something from an upcoming exhibit that peaks my interest.

We shall call this series “Gallery Mondays.” Perhaps it’ll make Mondays a bit less sucky. Also, a lot of art galleries in NYC are closed on Mondays, so this will be something to look forward to.

This Monday, we have a wooden sculpture of Daft Punk by Xavier Veilhan. I saw this back in March at Galerie Perrotin.

I’m still amazed that Daft Punk let Veilhan capture them in this piece for his series sans helmet! They’re so strict about not having anyone take photos of them without their headgear, so I find it fascinating that they were open about having this done at all.

The series is called Producers and you can read more about it over on The Creators Project.