Bits: 09.01.10

Edward Burtynsky, Oil Spill #2, Discoverer Enterprise, May 12, 2010, via Flavorpill, where you can see the entire series

• Starting Monday, likenesses of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will appear on opposite sides of 500-peso bills in Mexico.

• "After serving 30 months in the Navy and participating in four overseas invasions during World War II, comedian Lenny Bruce went to the sick bay on the U.S.S. Brooklyn in May 1945 to report that he was feeling a little gay...." Via Cynical-C.

• Video: The Chapmann Brothers interviewed on blood, guts and horror films.

• Curator Bart Ryan interviews Alec Soth in advance of the Sept. 12 opening of the Walker exhibition, From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America.

MPLS.tv goes behind the scenes at The Hold Steady–inspired indie film, Stuck Between Stations, filmed in Minneapolis and featuring cameos of the Walker, First Avenue, the Irene Hixon Whitney footbridge, etc. Opens in 2011.

• Yoko Ono performs Vocal Piece for Soprano at MoMA.


• Your moment of salsa-dancing dog.

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