info 10.14.11

Hat-Tip to Our Contributors
the skint

We think MUG isn't half-bad on its own. But we know it's an order of magnitude better thanks to the contributions of the people and sites that give readers more to see, more to do, more to think about every single day. We doff our hats.

In 2008, Jason Polan started Every Person in New York, his possibly quixotic attempt to draw us all, and if he's not a whole lot closer to the end, that suits us fine. A selected work appears on Tuesdays in MUG. On Wednesdays, you can join Jason and fellow New Yorkers at the Taco Bell Drawing Club. More of Jason's work can be found at his online store—The Every Piece of Art in The Museum of Modern Art Book is $20.

At last check, nearly 200 photographers had uploaded over 5000 images of daily life in New York to the MUG Flickr Pool. We choose six of them every Monday to run in the daily email—not an easy task to select from so much good stuff, but it's a guaranteed pleasure for us to go through the photos one by one. The top five contributors to the pool right now are Tim Schreier, Scoboco, Rachel Citron, Michelle Rick, and Vivienne Gucwa. We'd love for you to participate, too.

What a coup, we thought, when photographer Joseph O. Holmes agreed in 2004 to syndicate one of his inestimable images of New York every weekday in MUG. And we've thought the very same thing every day since then. You can read more about Joe here and you can own a print by purchasing through his New York gallery, Jen Bekman, here, starting at $20. Be sure to check out his Portraits, Occupy Wall Street. As always through his eye, you'll see New York differently.

Claire McNamara, co-founder of Oh My Rockness, has been supplying MUG with indie rock picks on Thursdays for years now. Her site is invariably useful for tracking when your favorite musicians are turning up in town and getting a heads' up on tickets sales of future shows. We've also learned about so many great bands from OMR and we hope you have, too.

Free and cheap New York is the daily grail of the skint, which appears on Fridays in MUG. Not only do they know their stuff, their picks are always right on—things we want to do and actually can do because it's affordable, and actually do do. Today's selections include The Sonic Festival, a Sophie Calle installation, and a High Line open studios tour. See below for more and on their site.

Teri Tynes' walking shoes have taken her all over the five boroughs and she brings a level of understanding and context to the city that makes the Wednesday selection from Walking Off the Big Apple so enjoyable. Whether she's considering the architecture, the feel of the neighborhood, literary history, or some unexpected tangent, she's a superb companion.

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skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun 12-6pm: take a self-guided tour of 50+ artists work spaces at the high line open studios tour, free

fri-sun: french artist sophie calle creates a site-specific installation in a room of the fancy lowell hotel. part of fiaf's 'crossing the line festival'. 28 e. 63rd st, free (sign in with the concierge).

fri-10/22: the sonic festival showcases 21st century works of all genres by 100 composers 40 and under performed by 16 ensembles (alarm will sound, jack quartet, talea ensemble, international contemporary ensemble, more). various locations, $10+.

sat: the ice skating rink at rockefeller center is now open! catch us there practicing this. $14 fri-sun/holidays, $10 mon-thu admission, $8 skate rental.

sat-sun: hundreds of nyc locations open their doors to tours for the ninth annual openhousenewyork. free-$5.

sun 9pm-3am: dances of vice honors blade runner at comic con's final afterparty with live music, djs, and a latex fashion show. lpr, $15 adv, $20 dos.

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