01. Dash Snow, New York Artist, Dies at 27

“Dash Snow, a promising young New York artist, died Monday night at Layfayette House, a hotel in Lower Manhattan. He was 27 and lived in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by his grandmother, the art collector and philanthropist Christophe de Menil, who said that Mr. Snow had died of a drug overdose.” (nyt)

02. Rufus Wainwright Debuts Opera, Beard

“Even though Rufus Wainwright’s chased some muses that’ve pulled him off my playlist since the early triumphs of his debut through Want One (and especiallyPoses), I can’t help but love him for being a slave to that restless creative spirit, unabashedly crashing headlong into limitations.” Watched him on Jonathan Ross this week talking about some crazy times. (stereogum)

03. New “photographic fabric” Material

“Researchers at MIT have developed an unusual fabric made from light-sensitive fibers woven into layers. The resultant material essentially acts as a huge, flexible camera, able to capture images (albeit rudimentary ones) of whatever is near it.” (core77)

04. Rocking Motorcycle Is a Toy For Tough Kids (above)

“Otto Komei is three years old. Frequently he is sitting next to the window while watching the chopper gang on the other side of the street customizing and repairing their bikes. Just yesterday the one with the colored arm drove his chopper on the rear wheel down the street.” (notcot)

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