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Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn


Michael Uthoff: Life of an Artist

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted July 9, 2012

Michael Uthoff is an artist and the son of artists. He is a dancer and a choreographer, an artistic director and administrator and above all, Michael Uthoff is a teacher.
Alexander Adler


Enough Of Avedon?

Alexander Adler | Posted July 9, 2012

Known as one of the 20th century's leading fashion photographers and portraitists, Richard Avedon retained an uncanny ability to garner quite unique, sublimely frank expressions from his subjects.
Edward Goldman


For Whom the Munch Screams? It Screams for Thee

Edward Goldman | Posted July 9, 2012

There were two stories that made the front-page news last week. One had to do with art and an obscene amount of money. The other was a story about the shameful treatment by the Chinese authorities of political dissident Chen Guangcheng.
Jeff Pollack


Live & Dangerous: Sasquatch! 2012

Jeff Pollack | Posted July 9, 2012

On the last weekend in May, the 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival (also known as simple "Sasquatch!") will be held in George, Washington. Let's start with the location, the Gorge Amphitheatre, located directly on the Colombia River. It's hard to get a better setting for a live venue. Completely outdoors...
Sophie de Rakoff


The Addictive Fashion Tableaus of 'Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans'

Sophie de Rakoff | Posted July 9, 2012

To step into the world of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger is to fall down a rabbit hole of such a specific homoerotic fashion obsession that to crawl out would be a missed opportunity.
Meghan O'Keefe


An Impossible Conversation About the Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute Exhibit

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted July 9, 2012

"I still really liked the exhibit. The clothes were very pretty and it made me feel inspired to go out and be a more powerful woman." "You just want to justify spending too much money on a summer wardrobe." "Yeah, pretty much, yes."
David Beadle


11 Amazing Facts About Moths (PHOTOS)

David Beadle | Posted July 9, 2012

More and more people are tuning in the "darker" side of Lepidoptera and becoming aware of the beauty and charisma of moths.
Daniel J. Kushner


Experiments in Opera: Under Deconstruction

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted July 9, 2012

This seemingly evasive conceit reflects a decidedly nuanced approach to the storied, well-trodden path that is Opera -- openly acknowledging more recent "experimental" precedents even while turning further back in operatic history for creative inspiration.
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington


Heartbeat in the Barrio: Caribbean and Central American Street Art

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted July 9, 2012

"Worked in some countries -- in others, not so much." Newsflash: Global Street Art is not homogeneous. If you were beginning to think that international Street Art superstars like Banksy and Shepard Fairey had the whole scene on lockdown, Jim Avignon can assure you that will never happen. Each local...
The Stir


Mother's Day Masterpieces: 5 Works of Art Get the Mommy Treatment (PHOTOS)

The Stir | Posted July 9, 2012

Who among us hasn't felt the way Edvard Munch's screaming figure looks? In fact, take a closer look and you might realize that some of the greatest masterpieces in Art History are just begging to be mommified ...
Camilla Webster


Popmaster Fabel, Hip Hop Legend, Dance Master, Native Icon

Camilla Webster | Posted July 9, 2012

In our desire to suss out the fascinating, intricate history and current life of real hip hop in New York City, we had the good fortune of sitting down with Popmaster Fabel.
Kyra E. Hicks


A Catalog of Quilts

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted July 9, 2012

"I advise anyone considering making a catalog to go for it. 'Nothing beats the heck out of a failure, but a try.' It costs nothing to try it. I'd say make sure you take quality pictures of your work."
E. Nina Rothe


Portrait of Wally: A Film About an Indisputable Quest for Justice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted July 9, 2012

I never imagined that a film about a painting, a portrait of a woman with haunting eyes and copper hair, would be as full of life, love, passion and betrayal as Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally.
Marshall Fine


Movie Review: Dreadful Dark Shadows

Marshall Fine | Posted July 9, 2012

When Tim Burton and Johnny Depp decided, "Oh, wouldn't it be fun to make a movie out of the campy '60s TV show Dark Shadows," the correct response should have been the following three words: Wild Wild West.
Brad Schreiber


The Musical The Fix: Big Highs, Heavy Lows

Brad Schreiber | Posted July 9, 2012

America will never lack for political scandal, nor for public fascination with it. The tawdry details of the John Edwards trial seem perfectly timed for the rock musical The Fix.