" "Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike,
" Laura Eason,
" Marguerite Duras,
"Sex With Strangers,
Farrar Straus And Giroux,
Since Laura Eason calls her tense romantic comedy Sex With Strangers, audiences can be forgiven for jumping to the correct conclusion that these strangers -- they're both writers -- won't waste too much time before having torrid sex with each other.
You will find an occasional musician who purposely plays badly, or a writer who ignores grammar, but only in the visual arts is training in the traditional skills of the profession systematically and often institutionally denigrated.
For dancers, the peaks of artistry and athleticism rarely coincide. But when they do, one amplifies the other, and the result is dazzling.
His work has been described as cinematic as it exudes the beauty, landscape and design straight out of a Hollywood movie set in a lush International destination.
I believe the project creates value, above all, by contributing to a city where the arts and arts education are more meaningfully one.
Joseph Lastie Jr.,
Philip David Morton,
Preservation Hall Jazz Band,
I've had the privilege to hear a lot of great music, performed by some of the recognized masters in their fields. But an amazing thing happens when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes stage and breaks into their first piece of...
Kenneth Schermerhorn and I raised our glasses. "To Art," I began. "To Life," he replied. "To the collision of the two," I said. "Ah," he sighed, smiling, "now there is where the trouble begins." And, to that, we drank.
i have conjured my dark forces to love you baby, 2013; Oil paint, enamel paint, acrylic house paint, spray paint, wood glue, fabric, cardboard, sand paper, sand, stones, paper, pencil, varathane, 84 x 72 inches JP: Sometimes when you love someone so much you will do anything for them.
Harlem wasn't just a regular setting in the corpus of his work; it was more like a pantomime Greek Chorus. For Uncle Jimmy, Harlem was a unique holy ground of sacrificial sensibility.
If you're lucky enough to be planning a few beach days or weekend getaway and need a break from emails and news headlines, consider these reads that blend the personal with the political.
I ran into Wendy Wilson (of Wilson Phillips) at M.Fredric clothing store on Ventura Boulevard last week. I was killing some time before my mani-pedi. My daughter had just dropped me off. That was a first.
For Ferrarini and other international members of Teatroaperto, including myself, the theater -- as the stage for Europe's unfolding Mare Nostrum challenges -- can at least provide for a safe, healing and creative space, as well as a historical and narrative context, for such stories to be voiced and heard.
It's often hard to check the ol' ego at the door for the greater good of the partnership. But take two people from the dance world that have known each other for 16 years, give them a shared vision and complementary skill sets... and wonderful things can happen.
There are many reasons for and against making one's own paints. On the pro side, the cost of purchasing the components in artists' paints add up to considerably less money than the price of buying commercially available tubes, plus the fact that those who make their own usually buy in bulk, which increases the savings.
Steven P. Harrington,
Brooklyn Street Art,
The international Street Art scene boasts a small percentage of women artists and KASHINK may perplex even that statistic with her mustache. It's the same mustache you'll see on many of her big hairy four-eyed men that she paints in Europe and North America that look like "badass yet sensitive...
Your face blooming like a plum or peach tree, your beard a whirligig of roots and leaves. Tendrils blend with venules and pistils, a faint flush with stigma and papules.
Deborah Solomon's biography is one of the biggest non-fiction literary snow jobs in the last 50 years -- it makes the James Frey memoir debacle look like child's play.
There's a formulation I use when I ask myself why I write -- or why I continue to write well past my realistic "shelf-life" as a writer: it's because this is what I am given to do.
Contemporary culture seems to have a conflicted relationship with free.
Los Angeles Municipal Gallery,
Robert Berman Gallery,
Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.