The Tangent

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Close up on a collector

Rhonda Vitoulis, an employee of fashion label Alice + Olivia, had no intention of becoming an art collector until one day about 10 years ago she walked into Stefan Stux’s Chelsea gallery.

“It just really never seemed like anything that would be in my realm of reality or affordability,” she said.

But on that day, she was absolutely taken with a piece by artist Inka Essenhigh.


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Collecting their thoughts

Whether you have a newfound love of art or are merely just fed up with the empty walls in your apartment, starting an art collection from scratch can be dizzying.

But there’s no wrong way to collect art. We spoke with insiders from the New York art scene to get tips on how to get started.


The best way to prep for collecting is to simply see as much art as you can...

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Muppets love 'Lost'

Oh hi! I still blog here.

Here's a cute little video of Rizzo the Rat and Papa (?) Bear harrassing Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse about the end of "Lost."

My favorite part is the "Arrested Development" dig toward the end....

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I, ah, forgot la yogurt

Now you know....

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"Pixels" takes NYC

You gotta watch this....

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Mighty Boosh on Jimmy Fallon

It's not their most coherent appearance, but Noel and Julian discuss their iPad app: "The Mighty Decider."...

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Reading Rainbow 2.0?

According to the Twitter feed of one LeVar "Geordi La Forge" Burton (who looks so young in the above video!), a reboot of your favorite show about reading is in the works. (via)...

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'Lost' loves cake

No one seems to know why this video of four "Lost" cast members (one of whom, spoiler alert, isn't really even on the show anymore) saying "Mmm ... cake" in from of a green screen exists. In the YouTube comments, someone says that Cake is an Australian TV channel, though Google doesn't think so. (Could it be the cake is a lie?) But watch it anyway, because it's awesomely...

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies II' is the whole reason that book trailers exist

Just watch this:...

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TV Preview: 'The Pacific'

On TV: Part One of “The Pacific” airs on HBO at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

War is hell. Fact.

And for the actors who star in HBO’s stunning epic follow up to “Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific,” filming a war is almost as hellish.

Before shooting the 10-episode miniseries produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, a startlingly realistic portrayal...

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