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The Springtime Adventures of an Underemployed Urban Elf

The Springtime Adventures of an Underemployed Urban Elf

BY REV. JEN  (rev-jen.com)   |  It’s that time of year again, when the Marshmallow Peeps come out to roost on the shelves at Duane Reade and the Universe hands you snowflakes one day and swamp-ass the next. Newsflash: Every SINGLE PART of the world has gotten hotter and is melting (insert obligatory photograph of […]

Whitney Museum thinks globally, hires locally

Whitney Museum thinks globally, hires locally

BY TEQUILA MINSKY  |  The hard hats are putting finishing touches on the steps facing West and Gansevoort Sts. With one month to go, the Whitney Museum still looks like an in-progress construction site, but not for long. May 1 is the opening date for the Whitney’s relocation from its Upper East Side address to […]

A picturesque, Prussian suicide pact

A picturesque, Prussian suicide pact

BY SEAN EGAN  |  There’s no real reason that “Amour Fou” should work as well as it does. On paper, it seems to encompass all of the elements that drive people away from so-called “art house cinema.” Its story is a downer. The themes and ideas it plays with are complex and heady — and […]

Buhmann on Art: Michael Snow

Buhmann on Art: Michael Snow

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  | Though Michael Snow’s oeuvre is multidisciplinary — including painting, sculpture, video, film, sound, photography, holography, drawing, writing and music — his contemplation remains the same. He is focused on exploring the nature of perception, consciousness, language and temporality. Snow has received honorary degrees from the University of Toronto (1999), the University […]

Vital, compelling and still trusted at 30

Vital, compelling and still trusted at 30

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In early 1988, a young theater company got its first big break: a show at Lincoln Center. “We got very lucky,” Neil Pepe told Chelsea Now. “It really put us on the map.” Pepe was talking about “Boys’ Life,” the first of many milestones in the Atlantic Theater Company’s evolution, […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of March 5, 2015

Buhmann on Art, Week of March 5, 2015

“A Place” (2015 / 84” x 63” / Acrylic, gesso, ink, pencil on canvas). Courtesy Betty Cuningham Gallery BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN (stephaniebuhmann.com) | Featuring some of the largest work Goldberg has made recently, this ambitious exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of his signature vocabulary. Held in a grisaille palette, the latter consists of playful images […]

Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

BY PUMA PERL  (pumaperl.blogspot.com)  |  When I decided to take a look at the current state of Slam Poetry, I immediately knew that NYC-Urbana, which now meets at the Sidewalk Cafe, was the team to follow. As host and current Slam Master Jared Singer says, they are “the winningest” team in the nation. Urbana, founded […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of Feb. 12, 2015

Buhmann on Art, Week of Feb. 12, 2015

  BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN   (stephaniebuhmann.com) NANCY GRAVES Through March 7 Tues.–Sat. / 10 a.m.–6 p.m. At Mitchell-Innes & Nash 534 W. 26th St. Btw. 10th & 11th Aves. Call 212-744-7400 Visit miandn.com An internationally acclaimed conceptual artist, Graves (1939–1995) has been featured in hundreds of notable exhibitions and her work is in the permanent collections […]

Silent Films, Live Sounds

Silent Films, Live Sounds

BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  “There is no new thing under the sun,” went the wisdom of Solomon. And so it is that among the more novel diversions to be had in the city now are silent films, a form that last enjoyed mainstream popularity nearly 90 years ago. From Feb. 17–20, WNYC’s “New Sounds […]

Just Do Art, Week of Feb. 12, 2015

Just Do Art, Week of Feb. 12, 2015

BEFORE THE GARDEN: AN EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY DARLEEN RUBIN Will our city ever swing quite the way it did in the 1970s? Hard to believe unless you lived through it, but there was a time when the walls came down, a green space went up and The New York Dolls headlined a Save Our […]