Miranda July Invented a Messaging App that Makes Strangers Talk to You

Artist, writer, filmmaker, space faun, and great-eyeball-haver Miranda July has now joined the ranks of the tech bros with her new project "Somebody." It's a smartphone app that's part messaging service, part public performance art project, part social commentary on technology and isolation. You can get an idea of how… » 8/28/14 6:45pm 8/28/14 6:45pm

Lena Dunham Realizes $24,000 Sofa Is Too Expensive

You may recall that Miranda July is doing an email art project this summer in which a select group of people she knows release random, boring emails they've sent to people in their inner circle to the general public. This week's batch of words are about money; through them, we learned that Kirsten Dunst recently sold… » 7/01/13 1:40pm 7/01/13 1:40pm

Tavi Says Her New Magazine Will Be 'Subversive'

Awesome Chicago resident Tavi Gevinson talked to awesome Chicago exile Ira Glass about one of her upcoming publishing projects. No, not the book, not the freelance contributions to various publications, not the other book, not the website she's apparently launching with Jane Pratt: Gevinson revealed more details of… » 7/29/11 12:00pm 7/29/11 12:00pm