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Michele Willens

FACE IT: A View From the Audience

Michele Willens | November 24, 2015 | Arts
The most talked about new production on Broadway -- no, I haven't forgotten Hamilton, but it's been up for five months -- is A View From The Bridge , the audacious and pared-down version of the Arthur Miller play.
Leslie Natasha Jackson

The Unique Way I Chose to Honor My Breasts Before My Double Mastectomy

Leslie Natasha Jackson | November 24, 2015 | Women
I never felt my breasts defined me or who I was as a woman. Rather, my breasts were a part of me. Losing my breasts has been a brutal process, but having the opportunity to honor that part of me in advance has helped me to move forward.
Bonny Brooks

If #AllLivesMatter, Maybe It's Time to Stop Laughing at North Korea

Bonny Brooks | November 24, 2015 | World
Hands up -- who changed a Facebook pic to show solidarity with Paris? Raged about the barbarity of the gunmen? Or even, for those "tragedy hipsters" among us, bemoaned the relative indifference of Westerners to other brutal attacks in Lebanon, Kenya and now Nigeria? What about the World Food Programme's confirmation -- for the umpteenth time -- that 1 in 3 North Korean children is stunted due to malnutrition? Anyone?
Tony Woodcock


Tony Woodcock | November 24, 2015 | Arts
My experience with Spotify inspired me to re-examine my CDs with a view to a major clean up. So I looked at the impressive wall of more than 2,000 recordings and for some reason my gaze fell upon one, a box-set of an opera by Handel called Alcina.
Helen Eisenbach

Christmas Comes Early in Star-Studded Show

Helen Eisenbach | November 24, 2015 | Arts
Even those who tremble at the phrase "audience participation" end up awash in the bliss of communal exhibitionism -- some even clutching one of the special prizes doled out by ringmaster Owen. Just one of the series' many gifts that keep on giving.

Avicii Talks About His Favorite Philosopher

Quora | November 24, 2015 | Arts
A couple of years ago I wouldn't have had any problems answering this question but I'm astounded at how confused I feel about this question right now. My first instinctual answer when I saw this was Hermann Hesse - but my confusion set in when I started thinking about what constitutes being a philosopher.
Madelaine D'Angelo

Is There a Bubble in the Art Market?

Madelaine D'Angelo | November 24, 2015 | Arts
The global art and antique market has boomed to over €51.22bn in value for the first time in history, making it an exciting time to get involved in the art market action if you aren't already.
Fern Siegel

Stage Door: Shadowland, Ripcord

Fern Siegel | November 24, 2015 | Arts
It is performed by Pilobolus, a collective that prides itself on finding dynamic ways to use the human body and work across creative disciplines. Shadowland has been widely seen abroad; this is its U.S. premiere. Dance lovers, as well as anyone intrigued by the power of form, will be captivated.
David Duran

7 Music Festival Must Haves

David Duran | November 24, 2015 | Arts
I've been to a few outdoor music festivals recently and each time, I always found myself being envious of someone who thought of the perfect thing to bring with them. There's always that one item that you wish you would have thought to bring, and once you are there, it's too little, too late.
Devin E. Haqq

Black Characters Matter

Devin E. Haqq | November 24, 2015 | Black Voices
If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?
E. Nina Rothe

Naomi Berrill's From the Ground: Music to Soothe Our Collective Soul

E. Nina Rothe | November 24, 2015 | Arts
In times of violence and grief, we are too consumed with patching up the holes left on our hearts to remember to keep our eyes to the stars. But that's when someone like singer and cellist Naomi Berrill comes in to save the day.
Jacqueline Bishop

For Amanda Coulson, Director of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, Women Artists In Particular Should Remain Vigilant About Not Being Too Easily Written Off

Jacqueline Bishop | November 24, 2015 | Arts
Amanda Coulson was born in the United States to an American mother and a Bahamian father. She would be raised between England and the Bahamas, and would go on to get bachelor's degrees in European Cultural Studies and Art History in France. From France she would pursue a master's degree in Art History at New York University.
Michael Ernest Sweet

New York Photographer Jonathan Higbee Speaks Out About Street Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | November 24, 2015 | Arts
All Photographs (c) Jonathan Higbee For some time now I have been an admirer of Jonathan Higbee's photography. It's calm and very zen, especially for street. And, as a good friend of Jonathan's, I know he himself is not very,...
Kim Dramer

Manhattan as Muse: Streetscapes by Harvey Stein

Kim Dramer | November 24, 2015 | Arts
Deities of inspiration, the Greek muses are ethereal young women who guide the creativity of artists and writers. New York City photographer Harvey Stein sees the city itself as his creative muse.
Magda Abu-Fadil

Copy and Paste Syndrome: Nuqat's Probe Into Creativity

Magda Abu-Fadil | November 24, 2015 | Arts
It's a breath of fresh air that attracted art, culture, design and creativity aficionados to Nuqat's conference in Kuwait amid a storm of insanity engulfing the Middle East.
Jennifer Edwards

Making Time for Creativity: The Make Time Clock

Jennifer Edwards | November 24, 2015 | Arts
Time is essential for creativity. Creativity is essential for generating ideas and innovation. And ideas and innovation are what will drive future economies. This relationship is something that, as a professor in a conservatory program, I think about a lot. Each semester we have fourteen weeks...
David Finkle

First Nighter: Nick Jones's 'Important Hats of the Twentieth Century' an Important Comedy of the Twenty-First

David Finkle | November 23, 2015 | Arts
Granted, Nick Jones's latest should probably be played in one act instead of two and goes a bit wilder than it needs to in the second half. None of that, however, detracts significantly from one of the most delightfully original comedies to show up in these parts for far too long a stretch.
Amanda Glassman

Dane Cook Will Buy Your Hamburger

Amanda Glassman | November 24, 2015 | Arts
It's five pm on a Tuesday night, and my friend's in town for a visit. We've seen it all: Superman doing Thriller on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lisa Vanderpump ruling the dining floor at her bedazzled West Hollywood lounge, and some minor celebrities drinking overpriced New Orleans iced coffees at Blue Bottle.
Lance Hosey

Toward a Science of Design

Lance Hosey | November 24, 2015 | Arts
Don't mistake my rejection of art as a rejection of aesthetics. In fact, I wrote my book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (2012), to illustrate how beauty, or sensory pleasure, is essential to the built environment.
JK Russ

Skin Wars and the New Wave of Body Art

JK Russ | November 24, 2015 | Arts
The interaction between body painter and human canvas is an integral component of both the process and the final result. For Robin Slonina who left a successful career as a mural painter to focus full-time on body painting, there is magic in the experience of seeing an artwork come to life.
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