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Within this 12-year run, minus a few distractions, ANIMAL has afforded me an unprecedented opportunity to throw art parties, get a tiny bit of free shit — we totally should have asked PR firms for more stuff — and most importantly, promote hundreds and hundreds of artists. Although I like to think of ANIMAL as […]

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Do you want to make things with us? Want to go out on adventures, write, and document culture? Now is your chance. ANIMAL is hiring freelance writers and interns. Our contributors are passionate activists, writers, and artists who find inspiration in the city, culture, and characters around them. City Reporter If you know your way […]

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The Electric Zoo festival has released an anti-drug PSA hilariously titled “The Molly,” as part of their “Come To Life” campaign ahead of the Randal’s Island festivities this year. Attendees will be forced to watch the two minute video, written and directed by Dexter creator James Manos, Jr., in order to activate their wristbands and enter the festival. Anti-drug […]

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Massimo Vignelli, titan of graphic design, passed away today at the age of 83. Vignelli was responsible for modernizing the look of New York City’s subway signage, and created iconic branding for companies like Bloomingdales, American Airlines, among others. A few weeks ago, after hearing that Vignelli was terminally ill, and that his son Luca […]

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Tonight (May 2nd) and tomorrow (May 3rd), you ought*** to come to our FREE all ages shows at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, presented with our friends at Glad Tidings. There will be food. There will be backlight minigolf. There will music and good cheer. You will feel awesome. MAY 2 (TONIGHT! 7pm-1am)  8:30 – BUENO | 9:30 – THE LOVE SUPREME |10:30 […]

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Exciting news! In the words of our friends at Glad Tidings, “SOMEONE LET US AT THE BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR!” ANIMAL New York has teamed up with Glad Tidings From New York to present two nights — Friday May 2nd and Saturday May 3rd — of awesome music. It’s free. It’s all ages. There’s skee-ball, apparently. What more do you […]

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Filmmaker Josh Cohen sent us this safe sex PSA he made with hopes that we could ” show [it] to a larger audience.” Well, here you go, Josh. It’s the kind of thing you want to hate but can’t help but be charmed by in the end. I’m not sure I would have chosen a bagel […]

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Last week, Fox News talking head Megyn Kelly told “all the kids” watching the right-wing cable network that “Santa just is white,” in response to a Slate editorial by Aisha Harris on her childhood feelings of alienation that Santa Claus is predominantly portrayed as a beardy Caucasian. With a straight face, Kelly added: Jesus was a white man, too. […]

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As you may have heard, there’s a British street artist named Banksy in town for the month of October. As part of his Better Out Than In “residency,” Banksy and his team have been unveiling a new piece of public art daily — art that was officially revealed on his website, then hunted down and […]

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What do we do here?  Lots of stuff. Recently, ANIMAL trolled Supreme, got love from Rachel Maddow, ruled the Vine game and reported from the front lines of #OccupyGezi. We interviewed artists, made mixtapes, documented graffiti in the UK and Egypt, looked into this Abramović thing, made a “Merry Indie Xmas” and shot the official “Rent Is Too Damn High” music video. We’re about dogs, bikes, street artists, hackers, troublemakers and “rap quotes.” When historic […]

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