Good morning and happy Snow Day to New Yorkers. I woke up to horizon of snow and promptly decided to eat a plate of cookies for breakfast. It’s like Christmas all over again!
According NPR’s onsite Prospect Park reporter there are already sledders populating the hills. Weeeee!
Meanwhile, around the web:
- Edward Winkleman kicks off the New Year with a dozy by defining a “Collector of Contemporary Art”. How do you earn that “capital C”? The money quote: “It’s a commitment to work toward the collective goal of ensuring that the best art of our generation is preserved for posterity.” [Edward Winkleman]
- Michael H. Miller recaps Charlie Rose’s interview with Richard Serra. Very, very amusing. [Gallerist]
- Artist Tom Moody is doing a little micro-fundraising: donate $7 or more and get a full download of his recent tunes. The LP is called Silent and Spectral. I like Moody’s blog and his music so I’ve chipped in a little money. I recommend that anyone who feels similarly do the same. As we well know around here, maintaining a blog is shit ton of work. Add to that, an artistic practice, and, well, that’s all your free time. Even small donations go a long way, so help the artist out. [Tom Moody]
- Hyperallergic’s Mostafa Heddaya wonders what the arts in the city will look like under De Blasio. No answers in this roundup of media thoughts on the subject, but it would have been worth mentioning that the city’s Commissioner for the Department of Cultural Affairs, Kate Levin, is one of many key employees leaving to work with Bloomberg’s new city management advisory firm. That’s the big under-reported news (more on that soon). [Hyperallergic]
- There’s a world of unhappy Internet commenters unhappy that Paul Krugman took a day off. David Brooks filled in and spent 750 words ruminating on how his experience smoking pot as a teenager informs his opinion that states shouldn’t be “encouraging” (legalizing) pot smoking. [The New York Times]
- For fun: 10 Unbelievable Things in Nature That Actually Exist. [KULfoto]
- And on a depressing note: Time journalists will now report directly to the magazine’s business executives. I guess we can expect an increased number of listicles from Time. [The Dish]