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[This month’s Reader Advisor posts are brought to you by our guest editors, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, or Nicola, as she sometimes likes to be called. Today: Underbellies of the beasts, or, what lies beneath. — the artblog editors] ‘Fatberg’ is an iceberg made of fat, via the Guardian. ‘Rootsberg’ is an iceberg made of that time when Batman tried to conceal his family roots’ as slave owners, via Variety. ‘Fucksberg’ is an iceberg made out of a SEPTA bus mysteriously exploding into flames, via Philly.com. ‘Tearsberg’ is an iceberg made out of the tears you will cry when your ... More » »

Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

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[We’re big fans of Fjord! This spunky little gallery, founded by Lindsay Chandler, A. J. Rombach, Sean FitzGerald, and Liam Holding, showcases emerging and established artists side-by-side–but the founders never show their own work. We’ve covered lots of shows at Fjord, so it was time for a refresher! Chandler and Rombach tell us how Fjord ... More » »

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A look at North Philadelphia in film — Unedited Philadelphia at the Wagner Free Institute of Science

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[Kitty draws us into a night of history, photography, film, and community, in an evening spent remembering the stories of North Philly. — the artblog editors] Frozen in time All that was missing were the sounds of yesteryear: * As cops stood around, with assistant police commissioner Frank Rizzo in their midst, as ... More » »

Walker Arts Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) TASK party, 2011, Minneapolis, photo Oliver Herring

From the vault: Oliver Herring’s TASK party

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[Just in time for Oliver Herring’s upcoming TASK party tomorrow night, April 24–take a peek at the hustle and bustle of a 2008 party. If you make it to the party tomorrow evening, leave us a comment and tell us what you make! — the artblog editors] Oliver Herring TASK Party, 2008 2 ... More » »

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Reclaiming a folk tradition — Framing Fraktur at the Free Library

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[Noreen explores the origins and evolution of Fraktur, a decorative style of documentation with deep roots in Germany, which is coupled with contemporary art in a current exhibition. This post was assigned and shepherded through the editing process by our guest editors this month, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire. Thanks, Nicola! — ... More » »

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Bald Spot Comics by Gregory Labold

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[Bald Spot Comics by Gregory LaBold appear on Artblog this April courtesy of our Guest Editor, The St. Claire! ]

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This month’s Reader Advisor posts are brought to you by our guest editors, the Nicola Midnight St. Claire, or Nicola, as she sometimes likes to be called. Today: TROLLS of many types. — the artblog editors] TROLLS RULE, via Gawker TROLLS ARE REAL The “Doll” Search on Craigslist’s FOR SALE Section Will Make ... More » »

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Lindsay Chandler (l) and A. J. Rombach at Fjord on Frankford Ave.

From the vault: Two founders of Fjord

[We’re big fans of Fjord! This spunky little gallery, founded by Lindsay Chandler, A. J. Rombach, Sean FitzGerald, and Liam Holding, showcases emerging and established ... More » »

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Beauty ban — First Friday recap by the St. Claire

[If you had a hard time getting out and about on Friday, April 3, we’ve got you covered! St. Claire editors and ... More » »