In nearby galleries you can catch armed guards and bulletproof vehicles unloading a Picasso or a Matisse, while at Exclave the artists will literary unload a canvas from the back of their trunk themselves.
What do you get when you cross Noel Coward's Private Lives with the Cole Porter-Samuel Spewack-Bella Spewack Kiss Me, Kate? You get cross. That's what you get.
A LOOK BACK, AND FORWARD, WITH THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM INTO THE 21ST CENTURY The Brooklyn Museum is one of the nation's major cultural institutions, and an important cultural attraction for NYC tourists. At the epicenter of the art scene...
Meet Carm Goode. Or Miles Forthwrighte. Or should I say "and," since they appear to be one and the same?
Johann Sebastian Bach,
Given this horrible history, it's no surprise that for centuries Easter posed great danger for Jews. Good Friday church services have traditionally included passion plays that reenact the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
American Conservatory Theater,
Far From Heaven,
Fool For Love,
Living On Love,
Off The Main Road,
The Elephant Man,
The Last Goodbye,
Center Theatre Group,
The Bridges Of Madison County,
Williamstown Theatre Festival,
Now people are going to say there was no need for Williamstown to make a comeback, because it never went anywhere, but let me lay out my case.
Contemporary Arts Center,
Girls Girls Girls,
Rachel Rampleman introduced me to the NYC-based, all-ladies Mötley Crüe tribute band, Girls Girls Girls one Saturday night in early 2014 during a visit to her Brooklyn studio. The band was getting ready to play their last show and I was invited to witness the final act.
Poetry is not a frippery. It's a useful--even utilitarian--salve for what ails us. It is not the right salve for everyone, but it's right for some, and at times in its history, for very many. If it's right for you, you will know it. When you hear the right poem, you will feel its rightness.
After a short while, it turns into a deluge that pours through the roof in volumes that buckets can't contain; and finally, as lights flicker and thunder roars, it brings down the house. Literally. The roof crashes, floors and walls tilt, and flood waters rise. On Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage.
Dutch performance group Hotel Modern, along with sound designer and composer Arthur Sauer, have created a fascinating, innovative and riveting miniature reenactment of World War I, using an imaginative mix of toy soldiers and tiny landscapes, along with a mélange of media and soundscape.
When I stopped by the Florence Griswold Museum during a snowstorm in mid-March to see Peter Halley's retrospective, the glowing neon color and interlocking geometric forms had transformed the museum into a dazzling chamber of vibrating light.
Upstate New York,
This week on Upstate Diary Christina Kruse talks about her necessity to create her own structures.
Following the death of both parents, 46 year-old artist Philip Toledano decided to confront his own future... by ordering a DNA test.
The near universal failure of our universities to confront the compelling ethical and political issues intrinsic to our actions in the "war on terror" means that a generation of Americans will have their understanding shaped by the patriotic war porn of American Sniper and Zero Dark Thirty.
Some of the tales are bawdy, some tragic, numerous are of greed, and many flow forth with tears and laughter only true love can elicit. Here's an unvarnished view of a battered world that's soon to be rejuvenated by the Renaissance, but not yet.
I've been thinking about the unsung birth heroes. I've been thinking about the birth stories that don't necessarily receive all the thumbs up and high fives and Facebook shares. I'm thinking about the cesarean section stories and the brave women who birth their children with such strength and beauty.
In all the fuss over the quote, the stamp's amazingly lifelike image of the smiling poet and author has been underappreciated.
In the days leading up to our encounter a peculiar thing happened -- I panicked. All along I had convinced myself that the shoot was a hero's journey designed to combat ageism and show our community that we're sexy, vital and important at any age. Turns out it wasn't the world that needed reassurance -- it was me.
I bought my first camera, a Soviet made Zenit-E SLR, in 1970. I still have the first roll of black and white 35mm film that I developed. The smell of developer and fixer from the countless hours I have spent in darkrooms is still imprinted in my brain. To this day I always carry a camera.
Seekers of provocative, invigorating and entertaining theatre--musical or dramatic--will find it at Circle in the Square. To those who think that Fun Home doesn't sound like their sort of entertainment: this is musical theatre at its best, so go anyway. You're likely to be surprised, and thrilled, and enthralled.