World of Wonder http://worldofwonder.net World of Wonder Productions Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:05:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 PREMIERE: “7/11″ Music Video by Beyoncé http://worldofwonder.net/premiere-711-music-video-beyonce/ http://worldofwonder.net/premiere-711-music-video-beyonce/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:05:36 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296136 Watch the premiere of “7/11″ by Beyoncé here! The choreo, the “homemade” filming – it’s almost like she’s one of us. ALMOST! TO DIE FOR! This !@#$ is everything!

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Watch the premiere of “7/11″ by Beyoncé here! The choreo, the “homemade” filming – it’s almost like she’s one of us. ALMOST! TO DIE FOR! This !@#$ is everything!

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Watch Now: WOWPresents Weekly Video Recap http://worldofwonder.net/wowpresents-weekly-recap-18/ http://worldofwonder.net/wowpresents-weekly-recap-18/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:50:16 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=247109 Here’s what you missed this week on WOWPresents! Get all caught up before this week’s new episodes! Guuuuuuurl, you’ve got some marathon watching to do. Happy Saturday! And DON’T forget to subscribe to WOWPresents!

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Here’s what you missed this week on WOWPresents! Get all caught up before this week’s new episodes!


Guuuuuuurl, you’ve got some marathon watching to do. Happy Saturday!

And DON’T forget to subscribe to WOWPresents!

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#PictureThis: Billy Name’s Iconic Photos Of Warhol’s Silver Age http://worldofwonder.net/billy-name-silver-age-milk-gallery/ http://worldofwonder.net/billy-name-silver-age-milk-gallery/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:58:40 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=294418 Billy Name was the in-house archivist at Warhol’s Factory and his photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist, ever. Milk Gallery’s current exhibit, Billy Name: The Silver Age, coincides with next month’s release of a book the same title. It’s filled with Warhol’s “superstars” at […]

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Billy Name was the in-house archivist at Warhol’s Factory and his photographs from this period (1964-68) are one of the most important photographic documents of any single artist, ever. Milk Gallery’s current exhibit, Billy Name: The Silver Age, coincides with next month’s release of a book the same title. It’s filled with Warhol’s “superstars” at The Factory, which Name famously covered in tin foil.

Billy Name arrived in New York City as William Linich. He met Warhol while working at Serendipity 3 and the two struck up a friendship –as well as a brief romance– which led to Name’s attraction to photography. The images included in both the show and the book were mostly taken with Name’s now-lost Honeywell Pentax, which was a gift from Andy. Billy started to distance himself from Warhol not long after the Factory relocated to Union Square. After Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanis, Billy was the first to get to Warhol and he held him crying. Andy said, “Don’t make me laugh Billy, it hurts too much.” After Andy had recovered, Billy left a note on his door in the Factory;

“Dear Andy, I am not here anymore, but I am fine. Really.
With love, Billy.”

Billy Name: Silver Age is at the Milk Gallery in New York City through December 7.

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#PictureThis2 : Arlene Gottfried’s Sometimes Overwhelming http://worldofwonder.net/picture-arlene-gottfrieds-sometimes-overwhelming/ http://worldofwonder.net/picture-arlene-gottfrieds-sometimes-overwhelming/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:22:20 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=293963 NSFW: As a girl, Arlene Gottfried went to Woodstock armed with a small 35mm camera that once belonged to her uncle and afterward, her Brooklyn neighborhood offered her plenty to shoot in her in her own neck of the woods. Gottfried spent a lot of time in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, as well as […]

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NSFW: As a girl, Arlene Gottfried went to Woodstock armed with a small 35mm camera that once belonged to her uncle and afterward, her Brooklyn neighborhood offered her plenty to shoot in her in her own neck of the woods. Gottfried spent a lot of time in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, as well as the Manhattan’s burgeoning nightclub scene. She says about the era;

“It was very diverse. It still is in some respects, you see a lot of different people, but it’s not the same. It’s almost impossible to describe how it was and the new New York City, how it evolved to what it is now, we’ve lost so many little businesses that gave it color. You used to know the people who ran the shops and there was a lot more grit and interesting textural backgrounds for all the different kinds of people you saw on the street.”

Gottfried considered herself reserved, but once the camera was in her hand, it acted like a shield against the world, as well as an excuse and she felt comfortable asking strangers if she could shoot them;

“If I wanted to take a picture, I would just ask the people. I don’t do it as much now; now I just shoot and don’t ask people, but back then they were looking right at me and they were close to me so they were in agreement obviously!”

Note, the next to the last image is of actress/ writer/ musician (and my old pal) Ann Magnuson who used to live across from me on Tompkins park, back in the day. An edit of another 30+ images, many from her book Sometimes Overwhelming, is now on view at Daniel Cooney Gallery through December 20.

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Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

Photography New York Daniel Cooney Gallery Art Arlene Gottfried 80s

(Photos, Arlene Gottfried; via Slate)

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It’s Birthday, Bitch http://worldofwonder.net/birthday-bitch-433/ http://worldofwonder.net/birthday-bitch-433/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:00:15 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=295833 Christopher Ciccone Bryant Cardona Joe Dolce Nicholas Oakley Shangela Billie Jean King Boris Becker Donny Deutsch Jamie Campbell Bower Jamie Lee Curtis Karen O Mads Mikkelsen Mariel Hemingway Mark Ruffalo Michael Kenneth Williams Richard Kind Robert Vaughn Scarlett Johansson Steve Van Zandt Terry Gilliam Tyler Hilton

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Orange Is the New Gay: Inside the Gay Wing of the LA County Jail http://worldofwonder.net/orange-new-gay-inside-gay-wing-la-county-jail/ http://worldofwonder.net/orange-new-gay-inside-gay-wing-la-county-jail/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:46:25 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296047 This week, LA Weekly had a fascinating story about the K6G (formerly K-11) wing of the LA County Jail that houses its gay inmates, one of only a handful of such places in the country. We knew all about it here at WOW because almost 10 years ago we tried to do a reality show/documentary set […]

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This week, LA Weekly had a fascinating story about the K6G (formerly K-11) wing of the LA County Jail that houses its gay inmates, one of only a handful of such places in the country. We knew all about it here at WOW because almost 10 years ago we tried to do a reality show/documentary set there. Watch the long-lost development footage we pulled from the archives after the jump

Earlier this afternoon, I talked to producer/director Glenn Gaylord, who was the producer of the project.

How did the idea for the show come about?

I used to work inside the jail, teaching STI education to the guards and staff. I was making films at the time, but started working there full time around 2004. I had already shot a training film for them – so I had access and earned their trust to bring in cameras and shoot a development reel. I took it to Randy and Fenton with a pitch and they were on board within the first five minutes. It was pitched as a series at first, and WOW thought they could sell to a network in three days. We met with the jail and because I already earned this trust, they went back in and made a sizzle reel. They showed it to CourtTV and they flipped over it, but wanted to make it a documentary. Just as we were going in to shoot though, the LA Board of Supervisors said no commercial filming can happen inside the jail.

Then how is that CNN can do shows like Locked Up?

Well, a news crew is different then a public venture but, yeah, the lines are blurred these days.

Have you kept in contact with any of the inmates? I loved Mousey and and had a total crush onTheodore, omg.

I don’t know about the inmates, but I’ve kept in contact with the deputies (who have since retired). They’re still my friends. There were some inmates (not in the reel) that are now in the outside and thriving. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the same inmates are still there, even after 10 years. They are on a cycle. They’re out for a while, then back in again.

Do you think we need to revisit the project? 

Eventually, I think, they’ll let people in again. After seeing the article, I reached back out again, so we’ll see…

 

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Wowls Available Online Now! http://worldofwonder.net/wowls/ http://worldofwonder.net/wowls/#respond Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:14:29 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296086 What is a Wowl? It’s the World of Wonder Owl. These charming critters will bring you wealth and good fortune beyond your wildest dreams. Probably not, but they can at least serve their made-for purpose of hiding hairspray, deoderant or whatever 8″ plus sized thing you have lying around. They were rescued from languishing in […]

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What is a Wowl? It’s the World of Wonder Owl. These charming critters will bring you wealth and good fortune beyond your wildest dreams. Probably not, but they can at least serve their made-for purpose of hiding hairspray, deoderant or whatever 8″ plus sized thing you have lying around. They were rescued from languishing in some warehouse somehwere by Brian Heinberg and now enjoy living at World of Wonder. But we feel they need to spread their wings and fly from our basement to your penthouse. And for the first time EVER you can purchase a Wowl on the World of Wonder online store! When you purchase your Wowl, you can choose either a Green, Red, or Yellow one. Also be sure to check out The Instagram of Mathu Andersen prints available for purchase now! More t-shirts coming soon!

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WOW Keurig Coffee Contest – Update! http://worldofwonder.net/wow-keurig-coffee-competition-top-ten-finalists/ http://worldofwonder.net/wow-keurig-coffee-competition-top-ten-finalists/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:57:20 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=294700 **Update** OMG! The verdict came in and it was a tie!  TWO machines were given, each to: 5. My current machine is making me depresso 6. DragRace has no coffee machine on our floor Congratulations to Graham Greenlee (#5) and Steven Corfe (#6)!! World of Wonder was recently bestowed a SEXY brand new Keurig K2.0-K550 coffee machine, aka The Messiah at […]

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**Update** OMG! The verdict came in and it was a tie!  TWO machines were given, each to:

5. My current machine is making me depresso 
6. DragRace has no coffee machine on our floor

Congratulations to Graham Greenlee (#5) and Steven Corfe (#6)!!

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Graham Greenlee with his new machine

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Steven Corfe’s winning on the Drag Race floor

World of Wonder was recently bestowed a SEXY brand new Keurig K2.0-K550 coffee machine, aka The Messiah at 9am on a weekday. WOW co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey held a competition to determine who should be blessed with this beacon of caffeinated light, and the submissions were outstanding. The person with the most compelling response for why it should be theirs (in 43 characters or less) wins! I know what you’re thinking, 43 characters to win almost seems too easy. But WOW’s wit and grit should not be underestimated. While the grand prize is still to be determined, just take a look at the TOP TEN employee responses below: 

1. I will donate it to charity so I should have it :)
2. I am Tom Wolf’s assistant, enough said. :p
3. Have: coffee deficit disorder
Need a cure-ig
4. “Help me, i’m poor”
5. My current machine is making me depresso
6. DragRace has no coffee machine on our floor
7. money. success. fame. keurig.
8. roses are red, waffles are blue, coffee pls
9. Because I quit blowing coke, that’s why.
10. Wife hates our Mr Coffee. Marriage in the balance!

 

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