Saturday, March 20, 2010

PoMoNoW press Release

The PoMoNow Press Release turned out to be an utter failure with the press being missing from the scene entirely. The press was at another venue: the wedding of Viola Renegade. The editor of PoMoNow, Miz P, thinks that Viola arranged her wedding on the same date as the release date of the magazine in an attempt to spite P. The two had fought over the use of a white flower headband during her interview with PoMoNow.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Last weekend, visual artist, Holly Polyester, caused a frenzy in the art world by placing a urinal in the MoMA. Everywhere, people are talking about the audacity of this artist. Critics and audience are outraged. Famous critic, Steven Pinksom said, "By bringing in an object from the bathroom into the gallery, Ms. Polyester is encouraging everyone to basically pee on MoMA! What the nerve!" Soon after this comment was released, however, people young and old, gathered around the Museum of Modern Art to urinate on the museum's walls. Pinksom refused to make any comments regarding his initial comment.
Meanwhile, people are pouring in to see this radical work of "art" by the young artist. Can this be even called art? Fellow artist, Sister Liquor said, "The artist picked up a common urinal and signed her name on it and simply put it on display. I think it is a stroke of genius. I think this revolutionary piece will free us from the chains of post-modern and push us into the age of post-post-modern."
Is it time to change our name to PoPoMoNow?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eco-Friendly Spirits

Artist and environmental activist, Roberta Bitts, gets inspiration for her new project from the ghost of an artist, who is still alive

Roberta Bitts, the founder of the Green is the New Black Foundation, says that she found herself drowning in the dark sea of creative block while working on her latest project that involves making a giant Hello Kitty house out of crocheted yarn. She became an avid fan of the famous cat designed by Ikuko Shimizu after she came across a Hello Kitty 'Go Green' t-shirt, a part of the corporation's attempt to go green. She expressed deep admiration for such a big corporation that "doesn't really have to give a shit but they do, cause they are awesome and they care about the environment." Bitts has been working on this gargantuan project that is going to cost an estimate of $7 million for the past 6 months. The project came to a standstill after the first 2 months because of the artist's inability to channel her creative juju into the process of creating. However, in an exclusive interview with PoMoNow, expressed her plans to start up the project again due to recent experiences involving the spirit of an artist. Last month, the artist bought a collectible lunchbox featuring cartoonist Robert Crumb's creation, Devil Girl. After the purchase, Bitts realized that she was constantly surrounded by a celestial aura that she is convinced is the spirit or ghost of Crumb. Crumb, a founder of the Underground Comik movement, is still alive and currently resides in Southern France. When questioned on how the spirit of a living person can possibly haunt someone, Bitts told us that Crumb may be alive in body, but his spirit is dead and it talks to her at night. Bitts believes that this special situation has come about because of his incompatibility with his wife, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, who he has been married to since 1978. "His spirit will once again reunite with his body once I have rescued him from that bitch."
When asked about how the so-called spirit of Robert Crumb has helped her make progress in her project, the artist answered that she simply does not feel like what she is doing is trivial because the ghost of a famous artist has told her that the company Sanrio, responsible for making Hello Kitty an international phenomenon, is ultimately going to be responsible for saving the world from global warming with its green products. Sanrio declared that "Hello Kitty leads the go green campaign in her cool green overalls and nature-inspired adornment on her paws." This new line of merchandize includes jute tote bags, notebooks made of recyclable paper and soy ink, stainless steel coffee mug, etc. So far, Crumb's body has refused offer any comments regarding his supposed loss of soul.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Get the Warhol Wig before Urbn Outfitters does!

I am currently absolutely obsessed with Andy Warhol, and if you are a fan of, so will you. Hipsters are nothing new and the term only makes sense if put into the context of time. The first-wave hipsters were the suburban white kids who wanted to be black and ghetto and listened to Coltrane, the second-wave hipsters were suburban white kids who were into flipping the finger and listened to The Ramones and now we have the third-wave hipsters, who are suburban white kids who are into being ironic and are currently listening to the new album by Joanna Newsom.
People say that our generations hipsters don't really have much to say, but I think that's a little harsh. Hipsters are the calm before the storm. They are the in-between from movement to movement in American subcultures. The first movement in hipsterism somehow ended up in the Hippie generation of the 60's, the second movement resulted in Punks, so what, may we ask, is the third movement going to result in? A generation full of Andy Warhols! (Kawaii!)
In the Andy Warhol subculture that is going to emerge in middle America and change the course of history, kids will be sexually fluid to the point of asexuality, obsessed with technology, loving and hating consumerism, ironic (oh, so ironic) and wearing white wigs.

I am already bored of Legs McNeil

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A series of connections

Artist, Brandy Copiur, takes the book "The Radicant" to heart.
Artist Brandy Copiur, 24, who became somewhat of a celebrity in her celebration of non-celebrity has recently announced that she is going to kill herself for her final work of art. She plans to have scientists use her post mortem body parts to help create a special fibre optics that has been announced by the scientific world as the solution to 'slow internet' in under developed countries. Recent research in Culumbia University found that there is a special fibre in human parts, called The Trivial, that can be used to construct a certain type of fibre optics that will far surpass our current technology of fibre optics. Scientists are especially excited because they found that construction of this new technology is highly cost effective because the majority of the materials come from a currently understood as unlimited resource: dead people. It has been speculated that if this technology becomes the it IT thing of the future, underdeveloped countries like Bangladesh will never have to worry about slow internet ever again.
Artist, Brandy Copiur, inspired by the book by Nicolas Bourriaud, has announced that she wants to dedicate herself to this cause. Copiur who rose to fame with her still continuing art-piece, 'I Refuse to be Seen", which involves her refraining any photos of herself to be uploaded to the internet. She has, almost miraculously, managed to keep herself completely closed off from the public eye in this ctrl+S universe where even my tabby cat, Ginger, is no longer safe from Facebook and other such constant and merciless means of documentation. In her exclusive interview for Pomonow, the artist said, "Bourriaud said in his book, 'The modernity of the twentieth century was pased on coupling the human to the industrial machine; ours confronts computing and reticulated lines.' I want to be, like, you know, a person who brings forth this idea of Altermodernity out to the world. Not many people have really read the book so they don't know. I want to tell everyone in the world that, yes, this is the new post-modern and what better way that to make my dead body to become a part of something that really symbolizes this change: the internet."
Criticism has already started to flow in, the main topic of outrage being that the artist is missing the point of the book. Many say that she has taken the lines "No doubt, one could describe the ambition of the twenty-first-century artist as the desire to become a network" a little too much to heart. The upper middle class in Bangladesh, however, are overjoyed and have named a new road in the ever expanding capital, Dhaka, after her.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

RIP Stuart Rimes

One of the greatest poets of the 21st Century, Stuart Rimes, dies at the age of 27.
Stuart Rimes, noted by critics and fans, as one of the most renowned poets of our generation dies of a cardiac arrest. The case is currently being investigated by the police and details are being held from the general public as investigators speculate that the death might have been caused by 'unnatural ways'.
The artist led a very public life, being constantly under the spotlight since his modeling days. He rose to fame after becoming the face of Walmart and really reached a rockstar status after his brief romantic stint with Paris Hilton. He rose to fame as a poet after his book Die baby, die won the prestigious Griffin Poetry prize in 2005.
Today he is no longer with us but Pomonow features the last interview with the poet extraordinaire, Stuart Rimes, taken 5 days before his tragic death.
We will miss you. XOXO.

Save the Batz

A environmentally conscious lip gloss manufacturer markets a new line of lipgloss to promote awareness about the depleting bat population in the Philippines due to deforestation. They are planning to team up with Environmental Biologist, Jodi Sedlock, a professor at Lawrence University, WI in an attempt to "save the batz". Sedlock is currently working on documenting the behavior and population of insectivorous bats in the Philippines. So far, Jodi Sedlock has refused to associate herself with the project but the company maintains that she has been their number one inspiration. Reliable sources reveal that Sedlock does not agree with the main focus of this project and that in reality, their project does not particularly pertain to anything related to her research. She is reported to have said that, "They don't really care about bats. I think they are more interested in the different flavor names that can be named after the different species of bats." I mean, bats are definitely in this season.