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Michael Stipe Talks About His New Book on Pandemic-Era Shows of Strength and Vulnerability

Michael Stipe, former frontman of the epochal rock band R.E.M. and a multivalent visual artist in the years since, recently released Michael Stipe, a new book of literal and figurative portraits of some of his favorite people in the world. The third in a series of volumes published by Damiani, the new offering follows Volume 1 and Our Interference Times: A Visual Record. Some of the new portraits are photographic—including shots of Tilda Swinton, John Giorno, Kirsten Dunst, and friends and family in and around Stipe’s homes in New York, Berlin, and Athens, Georgia. Others take more oblique forms, such as commissioned ceramic pots and empty book covers with names emblazoned on their fabric fronts; subjects of those range widely from figures like Gore Vidal and Bryan Stevenson to Thurgood Marshall, Jonas Mekas, Neneh Cherry, and Greta Thunberg.
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World Environment Day Livestream To Feature Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Ben Harper And More

Organized by the United Nations Environment Program North America Region along with Pathway to Paris and 350.org, the World Environment Day livestream event will be held on June 4 with appearances from Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, and more. Featuring an array of musicians, the event hopes to bring attention to the ongoing environmental crisis the planet currently faces.
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Michael Stipe Lends Top Entomologist a Hand in the Naming of New Ant Species

AceShowbiz - R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has helped a top German entomologist and a research associate at Yale University name a new ant species. Strumigenys ayersthey is named after Charles Ayers, the artist and political activist who was part of Andy Warhol's fabled circle of friends and stars. Entomologist Phillip...
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How a Yale scientist and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe named an insect for an Athens artist

The ant came in a small vial of ethanol, sealed in a plastic bag, and packed in a small cardboard box. It was addressed to Yale’s Douglas B. Booher. German entomologist Phillip Hoenle had discovered the ant, which he noted had some peculiar features, in a rain forest in Ecuador. Now he wanted Booher, a research associate in the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change and the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, to confirm whether this trap ant was truly a new species. If so, Hoenle and Booher would have the honor of naming it.
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Michael Stipe: ‘The male idea of power is so dumb’

He was in the one of the most influential indie bands ever, but the songwriter prefers life as a visual artist. He talks presidents, parties and photographing his heroes. The last time I saw Michael Stipe, he had a beanie hat on and was wandering between the tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp in Trafalgar Square. It was early evening in October 2019, and we had just finished an interview at a nearby hotel. The fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu had arrived with his twin sister Sara, to take Stipe to dinner, but Stipe wanted to check out the protest first. The crowd-phobic Erdem wasn’t sure, but Stipe was almost skipping with excitement. Both scenes – heading off for a meal with his world-renowned artistic friend and mixing with young grungy activists – were exactly his thing.
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‘Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition’ With Michael Stipe

In the past couple of years, Michael Stipe has fallen back in love with music. “I had to really step away from it for a while, after R.E.M. disbanded,” he says, in the latest edition of our “Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition” video series. “As kind of a lead singer/control freak, I needed to be all in or not at all.”
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Michael Stipe Recalls Impact of ‘Losing My Religion’ Onstage

Michael Stipe described the audience response to the landmark R.E.M. song “Losing My Religion” as the “most powerful feeling” of his life. The band didn’t tour for four years after the single – from the 1991 album Out of Time – became a success. By the time they faced large-scale crowds on a regular basis, the song's mandolin-led introduction was recognized instantly.
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Michael Stipe Recalls Impact of ‘Losing My Religion’ Onstage

Michael Stipe described the audience response to the landmark R.E.M. song “Losing My Religion” as the “most powerful feeling” of his life. The band didn’t tour for four years after the single – from the 1991 album Out of Time – became a success. By the time they faced large-scale crowds on a regular basis, the song's mandolin-led introduction was recognized instantly.