- Oozing pumpkins. Need we say more? [Youtube via: Swissmiss]
- SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR. “Our refrigerator door is currently accepting your artwork, personal essays, short fiction, and poetry for submission. Please know that we are careful about the work we publish on our refrigerator door. We want people to come away from our refrigerator door feeling invigorated and alive, as if they had just learned something about themselves and/or the world that heretofore they had not.” [McSweeney’s]
- The Hirshhorn hires independent curator Gianni Jetzer to become “curator at large.” He’ll stay in New York instead of living in Washington, DC. [artnet News]
- The List’s Rachel Sklar: “I’m 41, single, and pregnant.” [The Medium]
- There are now eight women who are accusing the former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of violence and sexual abuse. A masterful piece of reporting. [The Toronto Star]
- Wear a drone on your wrist. [Activist Post]
- Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out. “I’m proud to be gay.” [BusinessWeek]
- Daniel Buren’s cathedral-like installation at Baltic Gateshead looks incredible. So, if you’re in North East England….[Contemporary Art Daily]
- Another glowing review of the Chris Ofili show, this time from Benjamin Sutton. We’re not surprised he’s getting such good press; he’s a great artist. [Hyperallergic]
- Good news for journalism on the web: New York Times digital subscriptions are rising. [Poynter]
- Dick pics in the gallery spark questions on The Guardian about the nature of appropriation art and personal privacy, the same goddamn debate we have to have every time Richard Prince has ripped anything off since the 80s. Please get over this, people. [The Guardian]
- Horror movie locations on Google maps. The only New York location is Rosemary’s Baby, whichwas shot at The Dakota, a celebrity apartment complex on 72nd and Central Park West. [Shortlist via Metafilter]
- Capitalism colonizes Africa again: Nigeria rolls out a national identification card that doubles as a debit card. Sponsored by MasterCard. [How We Made It in Africa]
- Nurse who just came back from West Africa, but who tested negative for ebola, is fighting a state-imposed 21-day quarantine. She plans to go to court if the state doesn’t lift it immediately. Divided opinion on this over at AFC!
Paddy: This an infringement on individual rights and will affect volunteer efforts.
Whitney: IT’S A BASIC SAFETY MEASURE
Paddy: That no scientist backs.
Whitney: Again: she would be out by November 10th. The blue water in the airplane toilet will not save you.
Paddy: You don’t need to be saved by the blue water in an airplane. You only need to be worried about sweat contagion and whatever else in the last stages of the disease.
Whitney: Like poop.
Paddy: Are passengers lining up to eat it? It’s not touching you. [Reuters]