R.I.P. J.G. Ballard

R.I.P. J.G. Ballard

Renowned novelist J.G. Ballard died yesterday at the age of 78, after a lengthy battle with cancer. From the (U.K.’s) Times Online: “(Ballard’s) influence stretched across a modern world that he seemed to see coming years in advance. His dark, often...
Steve McQueen’s Hunger

Steve McQueen’s Hunger

Last weekend I was able to check out Steven McQeen’s highly acclaimed film Hunger. This is the first feature length film by the Turner prize winner, and it won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes this year. Although a re-examination of a deeply political history and...
The Hounds of Love

The Hounds of Love

I have to take a moment of BAS time to mention this amazing way to spend a Sunday night. Via Paper Mag: “Several of us are banding together to start a new party – Kate Bush Night @ Sweet Paradise. We don’t know if it will be weekly, monthly, or a one...

Friday Clips 4/17/09

Am I alone in thinking that whole Susan Boyle thing was a setup? Everyone’s “surprise faces” looked sort of fake to me. ANYWAY, here’s an otherwise Boyle-free, purely subjective round-up of art-world events, news stories, blog links and other...
What We’re Doing This Weekend 4.17-4.19

What We’re Doing This Weekend 4.17-4.19

Friday Luke Dowd: Happy Happy Sad Sad Opening! April 17 – May 30, 2009 Tony Wight Gallery 119 North Peoria Street, #2C Chicago, IL 60607 Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 5 pm from the press release: “London-based artist Luke Dowd’s patterned...
That’s It, I’m out of here

That’s It, I’m out of here

Bad at Sports has realized that society is doomed and is now accepting applications for it’s Ayn Randian compound in the mountains where we will build a new society cleansed of the truly icky. This week, the Art-School Grad Student who’s sleeping around:...