March 30, 2011 Saxophone Prank Sergio Flores aka "Sexy Sax Man" performs George Michael's "Careless Whisper" as he trolls an In 'n Out, a food court, a college biology class, a high school football game, a Wal-Mart and more. As you can imagine, he gets kicked out of almost all of them.
March 29, 2011 Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game Jeff Koons Must Die!!! is made up of a fabricated 80’s style stand-up arcade cabinet, and a simulated digital environment presented in a first-person perspective. Viewers must pay twenty-five cents to play the game and the virtual environment is traversed with a joystick and two arcade buttons. The premise of the video game is to allow the viewer to virtually destroy work by the artist, Jeff Koons.
March 18, 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically. The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.
March 17, 2011 First Person Tsunami This is raw footage filmed in Kesennuma, Japan on Friday, March 11th, 2011,as the tsunami which occured in northern Japan following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake, engulfs the city. Please make your online donation to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
March 16, 2011 Obama Justice Department Breaks DEA Promise (Again) Drug Enforcement Agency agents with the help of the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department raided the Zen Healing Collective and Alternative Herbal Health Services medical marijuana dispensaries in Hollywood, California on March 15, 2011.When asked about raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in California in February 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder indicated raids would end on state approved dispensaries.
March 14, 2011 Three Fragments of a Lost Tale — John Frame Filmmaker Johnny Coffeen explores the artist John Frame's process in this 8-minute film. It will be presented an exhibition at the Huntington Library with Frame's own stop-motion animation film featuring his handmade characters. Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame runs from March 12 - June 20, 2011 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
March 11, 2011 Are You Typical? In a world of 7 billion people. Who is most typical? The world’s most typical person is right handed, makes less than $12,000 a year, has a cell phone, but not a bank account, less than %25 of us do. So what does he look like?
March 10, 2011 The Church of John Coltrane We all know that music is part of any religion – but one church has made music the central focus of its worship by celebrating legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane as a saint.
March 9, 2011 400 Year-old King Philip IV Visits the Met An unauthorized autograph signing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an actor who bears a striking resemblance to King Philip IV of Spain. Standing in front of the 400-year-old Velázquez painting, the “King” greeted museum patrons and offered free signed 8×10 photos.
March 7, 2011 Street Artist JR's Inside Out JR, the French street artist, is launching a global art project, Inside Out, which aims to bring communities together. Participants can upload their own picture to the site in the style of JR, submit their own personal statement, and order a black & white poster to wheatpaste or hang in their communities. They can then take a picture of the poster 'in the wild', and upload it back to the site, where visitors will be able to see where posters are around the world.
March 1, 2011 Warm Signal — Silke Sieler Silke Sieler is a motion graphics designer based in Hamburg, Germany. Sieler loves abstract things, strange details, loud music and lots of ice-cream and her vision of motion design is food for eager eyes. Her last short abstract movie is dealing with nature and maritime creatures, metamorphosis and transformation, connecting art and science.