Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans' President Kevin Bailey credits the brand's creativity with the arts education many of his employees have taken.
Gross has a sharp, satirical sense of who "we" are now, and Future Tense lays out his tainted vision with big-screen LCD clarity: he sees a tsunami of consumer culture that is drowning our collective soul in a sickly-sweet flood of lattes and Double Gulps.
Tears, flowers and an outpouring of love accompanied Wendy Whelan's farewell performance at the New York City Ballet on Saturday, October 18. Many of us would call the NYCB the greatest ballet company in the world, and, so, we collectively mourn the loss of its reining queen.
Housed in the iconic Temple Emanu-El Synagogue on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the museum plays home to a priceless permanent collection of Judaica, and yearly rotating temporary exhibits.
With the Gaitonde exhibit, the Guggenheim gently politicizes the public's knowledge of Modernist painting with the embrace of an artist whose generation ushered in the age by which the colonized peoples of the world threw off their colonizers.
After returning to her childhood village in western Bulgaria, where she lived until the age of 11, Mimi Chakarova decided to investigate the devastating effects to Eastern European women who have been forced into the underground sex trade. She has devoted the past 10 years of her life to making her heartbreaking documentary The Price of Sex.
My interview with chief Hello Kitty designer and Japanese pop icon, Yuko Yamaguchi, almost ended before it began. All I asked was: when is a woman too old to wear Hello Kitty? "Never" said Yamaguchi in a husky voice.
My companion, clearly enthralled by the immediacy of the music and the charm of the story, said at intermission "This is a musical, not just a Broadway musical." I know what he meant.
I jumped at the chance to interview him and chatted with him right after he completely nailed a performance on Saturday Night Live, something he was pretty nervous about having just lost his voice prior.
So when you place that candle in your Jack o' Lantern this year, maybe think of it as more than just a smiley-face carved in a pumpkin. Take a moment and "honour those who've gone before."
By providing arts-based avenues and outlets for extreme expression and rejecting the blanket, agenda-driven censorship of demagogues, we will provide alternate means by which to externalize the darkest inner storms of emotion and pain.
Last night in Los Angeles, Hello Kitty got her Hollywood close-up with the first ever Hello Kitty Con convention in the world.
I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984.
Although only in its infancy, Prospect New Orleans has garnered worldwide attention as an innovative and important contemporary art biennial with its latest rendition.
Documentary filmmaker Steve James stopped by to talk about his new movie, Life Itself.
In New York last week, I made it a point (no pun intended!) to see "Tail! Spin!", a hilarious political satire on our wayward politicians and their penises. It's a riot. impeccably re-enacted by a fabulous cast, with all their excuses and explanations, their deflections and -- finally -- their unconvincing, if abject apologies.
There have been six full seasons of ART21, and the seventh just premiered. Susan's first long documentary, on William Kentridge, aired on PBS in 2010 and earned a Peabody Award. In the ART21 world, artists are heroes, all thanks to Susan.