PSYCHEDELIC NEIGHBORHOODS BY LILKOOL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dallas, Texas-born, New York-based illustrator LilKool took the simplicity of suburban neighborhoods, reduced it into an even more minimalistic aesthetic, then slapped on a palette of vibrant colors. LilKool’s suburban series sees snapshots of suburbia represented in a way we can only imagine a cartoon on LSD would see it. The pop-influenced feel of his illustrations are in fact a response to over flooding of pop culture and how it’s taking over the the minds of creatives.

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“BAIT” BY DAN LAM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dallas-based artist Dan Lam (previously featured here) has been working on another batch of dripping otherworldly work. “Bait” offers a continued exploration of color, form and the interactions of her imaginative sculptural organisms.Whether seen in the process itself, or the final result, which exudes both an intense beauty and an intense uncomfortability, Lam plays with these polarities and examines them closely. These pieces will be on display at Spoke SF until October 28.

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BLOBS AND DRIPS BY DAN LAM

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dallas based artist Dan Lam (previously featured here) has made a name for herself innovating sculpture using polyurethane foam. Her alien works are known for their remarkable vibrant colors as well as their illusionistic appearance. Lam enjoys the unpredictable quality of her process.  This is seen in the way she manipulates the foam structures and handles the resin.  She couples this with the tedious and controlled placement of her acrylic “spikes” and surface designs.  This opposition is crucial to her work.  Whether seen in the process itself, or the final result, which exudes both an intense beauty and an intense uncomfortability, Lam plays with these polarities and examines them closely.

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Born in Manila to a Vietnamese family who relocated to Texas when she was a child, Lam spent her formative creative years in Dallas with her mother.  She received her B.F.A. in 2010 from the University of North Texas and later completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University.

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The Evolution of James Harden’s facial hair

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With the beloved Oklahoma City Thunder sweeping the 2011 NBA champs, the Dallas Mavericks, we can now wait on the Nuggets and Lakers and think about the evolution of James Harden’s facial hair. With the beard and mohawk being the best look in the NBA all year, Harden dropped 29 in the clinching first round game. We are fans.

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Thom Yorke Tuesday: “Skirting on the Surface”

Back in 2009, when Thom Yorke was playing with Atoms For Peace, he played Los Angeles and debuted the track, “Skirting on the Surface.” A soft number, and a few years later, it sounds like something that the full band should be arranging, just as they did in Dallas this past month.

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Michael Irvin: Badass

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Michael Irvin is an icon of machismo NFL stars; cocaine, women, All-Pro, Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys, badass. The fact that he has come out in support of gay marriage, appeared on the cover of Out Magazine, and honored is late, gay brother with respectful, progressive language about gay rights in sports and the USA, makes him one of the better voices sports has had in years. A great moment for sports, gay rights, the NFL, Irvin, etc.

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Phil Jackson

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As Phil Jackson, the 11x time NBA Championship coach with both the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers says goodbye (at least for the time-being) to the sidelines after being swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs, we look at some thoughts and moments with the Zen Master. While coaching the greatest of all-time, Michael Jordan, and top-5er in Kobe Bryant, the greatest rebounding forward in Dennis Rodman, the greatest Robin in Scottie Pippen, and the enigmatic lazy but absurdly talented Shaquille O’Neal, Jackson has been at the helm of some of the greatest teams and moments in NBA history. A sweep will not tarnish a legacy that includes winning an NBA title in 11 of his 20 years as a coach. —The Citrus Report staff


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NFL Anthems

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We know that Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow ” is the Super Bowl anthem of 2011, and if the Pittsburgh Steelers actually win the Super Bowl in Dallas against the Packers this Sunday, then “Black and Yelllow” (although we prefer the Snoop guest spot remix) will go down as a major NFL song.

But we look back at some of the classic NFL anthems of the past years, not just Super Bowl songs, but dances, songs, and videos shot by NFL players or sung by fans that rival “Black and Yellow” as football anthems. —The Citrus Report staff

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