The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites have also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.
The Tempest is a striking piece, brimming with drama and humor and intrigue. As satisfying as seeing it is the discovery of all these elements in the arguably equally poetic context of five hours on a bench in the park.
The commission to design a contemporary art museum is one of the most prestigious an architect can receive. The confluence of creativity with money allows a firm to both experiment, and realize its dreams.
I kind of feel like, if you bring a show to the Fringe, it's like the Universe's way of hazing you, and whatever the outcome, just by surviving the month, you are in the club.
Part Sam Smith, part KYGO, the British powerhouse has been making beats that stick to the delight of millions of millennials for the past few years now. His tracks draw on your favorite R&B and your favorite MTV beach party to make for music that is undeniably infectious.
To Hide To Show is a group exhibition at MAMA, one of the newest contemporary art galleries taking Los Angeles by storm. The exhibition title is derived from the loose English translation of a contemporary French social anthropological study entitled "Montrer / Occulter."
Warhol, whose oeuvre featured iconic celebrity portraits, a variety of soup de jours and countless candid Polaroids, is considered a pop-cultural superstar. On August 6th let's celebrate the birthday of this legendary artist. Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!
Addis Williams--retired Broadway puppeteer and bohemian buddha--could singlehandedly banish anyone's existential blues.
Kurt Vonnegut has written almost 20 bestselling books. His book Cat's Cradle is required reading in almost every high school. I love him. But... he was a total failure.
If you believe in what you're doing, and I hope you do, then telling your story and explaining why people should care should really become part of your toolbox. And there is something pretty magical about the crowdfunding process when it works.
Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman was not given an offer for publication back when it was first submitted to its publisher nearly 50 years ago, for a simple, perfect, reason: It was not good enough.
As it was Friday night in Verbier's vast 1700-seat Salle, which in different configurations can serve horse jumping shows and biker rallies, it's as if the musicians and the audience were joining together to console and inspire each other at a time of heightened strife among nations.
"Niki of Xanthi" is my first "sun" sculpture. It's an amorphous bas-relief on the wall of "the House of Shadow" in Xanthi, Greece.
How many times have you met someone whose first impression was so strong that you couldn't wait to learn more about them? All too often, the discovery process proved to be a fairly shallow and unsatisfying dig.
Her story is hugely dramatic, yet Three Days is sometimes devoid of drama. That may be because director Jack Cummings III has chosen a presentational style -- actors speaking to an audience -- in fragmented moments.
The End of the Tour is a careful exploration of one of the most intelligent, observant and complicated minds of the twentieth century. David Foster Wallace had an unmatched appreciation for the minute details of our ever-expanding modern world. And he was able to articulate them.