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Karina Vasquez


Chicas: A Latina's Take on HBO's Girls

Karina Vasquez | Posted August 21, 2012

The issue of Girls' homogeneity, especially in a neighborhood like Greenpoint (which is still culturally diverse) has been debated in the media since the release of its pilot episode, but as a Latina and first generation New Yorker, I am here to tell Lena, her stories do apply to me.
Lanie Zipoy


The Benefits of Marriage on Playwriting: Mac Rogers and Saundra Yaklin

Lanie Zipoy | Posted August 21, 2012

Rogers often remarks that the plays that he's written since dating Yaklin, whom he married in an irreverent DIY ceremony in a Pennsylvania barn two years ago, have a different emotional life inspired by their relationship.
Sean Martinfield


Trevor Traina's Photography Collection Now On Display At San Francisco's De Young Museum

Sean Martinfield | Posted August 21, 2012

The Traina collection, on view through September 16th, is vibrant and dynamic. It embodies the depth and diversity of this multi-faceted field.The exhibition consists of a 160 works by more than 40 artists.


Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted August 21, 2012

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?
Soldanela Rivera


Latino Disconnect: Entre Paola y Gloria and Stuff of Dreams

Soldanela Rivera | Posted August 21, 2012

The film projects "La Toma," "Entre Nos" and "Autumn's Eyes" have one thing in common, Paola Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte. They are sisters in creativity in a field where not many women have a stage, get recognized, and much less as Latina filmmakers.
Frank Browning


Art Saves a City: 5-Story Elephant Prowls the Streets

Frank Browning | Posted August 21, 2012

Nantes is the hot spot in the European art world, a middling-sized city re-built on the notion that public art is a smart investment that promotes itself as France's most "bizarre" city.
Phil Hansen


5 Easy Crafts That Take 5 Minutes

Phil Hansen | Posted August 21, 2012

No formal training needed, just a willingness to create art with anything at hand using offbeat techniques. Once you tattoo a banana, print on marshmallows, or mold a Mona Lisa sugar cookie, you'll definitely be curious about what else is possible!
Roxane Assaf


So Lady Gaga's Not Madonna, but Is She the Lost Star?

Roxane Assaf | Posted August 21, 2012

Some of the world's heaviest thinkers on faith and history infuse this topic with a gravitas worthy of all the effort. The question is which flavor of Mary Magdalene you like best.
Ralph A. Miriello


An Intimate Evening of Solo Piano with Jason Moran at the Carnegie Room of the Nyack Library Friday June 15, 2012

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted August 21, 2012

Within the confines of the elegantly appointed Carnegie Room at the Nyack Library, a full house made up of the curious and the cognoscenti, came to listen and feel the music of a modern pianistic virtuoso by the name of Jason Moran.
Adria Rolnik


Heather Watts on the Power of Arts Education

Adria Rolnik | Posted August 21, 2012

Since retiring in 1995 as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Heather Watts has given so much back to the dance community. Heather is chairperson of Celebrate the Beat, a not-for-profit which teaches music and dance classes to children.
Andy Propst


Laura Osnes Brings Homespun Charm to the Upper East Side

Andy Propst | Posted August 21, 2012

What might be most impressive about Laura Osnes' work is that she can take classics, long associated with legendary singers, and make them her own.
Bess Rowen


The Factions of Fiction: Megan Hart's This is Fiction

Bess Rowen | Posted August 21, 2012

Inviolet Rep's production of Megan Hart's new show This is Fiction is a perfect example of how one unusual day in the lives of regular characters can be fascinating.
David Wild


'Who Shot Rock and Roll': A Playlist of Picture Perfect Songs

David Wild | Posted August 21, 2012

As a Rock Critic of a Certain Age myself, I know just how powerful and meaningful rock photography can be.
Jeremy Abernathy


Brad Downey's Portrait Takes the Politics of Street Art to the Sky

Jeremy Abernathy | Posted August 21, 2012

Brad Downey's approach to street art skips the spray paint and instead rediscovers and reconfigures the physicality of the urban landscape.
William Eckhardt Kohler


Rodney Dickson Performs Nature

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted August 21, 2012

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Rodney Dickson's paintings are more like a performance of nature rather than a representation of nature.
Shoshana Greenberg


What Constitutes Political Theater: Talking with Food and Fadwa's Lameece Issaq and Nancy Vitale

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted August 21, 2012

Perhaps labeling plays and musicals as political theater does more harm than good. Should politics, whether they are at the center or on the periphery, make a difference in how a work is categorized?