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David Finkle

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First Nighter: Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Happy" Will Make You Happy

David Finkle | June 12, 2013 | Arts
When Ben Stanton's lights flash up at the Lucille Lortel on Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Happy, ex-lovers Steph (Jenna Fischer) and Greg (Josh Hamilton) are in a Trader Joe's parking lot and at each other's throat. I suppose I should say they're verbally lacerating each other yet again,...
Jonathan Greenstein

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A Family Tree Unearthed

Jonathan Greenstein | June 12, 2013 | Arts
After more than 20 years of trying to research and discover his family's roots, Rabbi Shull stumbled on a complete family tree, dating back 400 years to his European Jewish roots.
Bill Bush

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The Opposites of Art: This Artweek.LA (June 10, 2013)

Bill Bush | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Akoshia Yoba

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Harlem's Under The Radar Art Series Presents a Father's Day Exhibition

Akoshia Yoba | June 12, 2013 | Black Voices
Recognizing the age old connection between art and healing, curator and mixed media artist Barbara Russell aka Ms. B the Doodle Queen has collaborated with Harlem business owner Dr. Jeffrey Chow to present her Under the Radar art series.
Joshua Ostroff

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The Postal Service Reunion Lacks Romance

Joshua Ostroff | June 25, 2013 | Canada Music
The Postal Service back to "celebrate," in Ben Gibbard's onstage words, the 10th anniversary of their only album, Give Up. The live show felt like going on a date with a high-school girlfriend after not seeing her outside of old photographs for 10 years. She might still be gorgeous, and you might still have a crush, but your feelings are fuelled by nostalgia.
Marjorie Salvaterra

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Marjorie Salvaterra on the ImageBlog

Marjorie Salvaterra | June 12, 2013 | Arts
"FAITH"
Craig Taylor

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Craig Taylor on the ImageBlog

Craig Taylor | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Flick Thin Films 30 x 26 inches oil on canvas 2012
Evelyne Politanoff

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Cuerpos Sagrados or Sacred Bodies

Evelyne Politanoff | June 12, 2013 | Arts
"Cuerpos Sagrados" is a series of images where the artist Holly Wilmeth has used the human body together with exotic insects and plants to represent ceremonial plants around the world (peyote, ayahuasca, iboga, etc). It's a personal interpretation of the subject matter, using digital and alternative gold leafing process for...
Rachel Kaye

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Rachel Kaye on the ImageBlog

Rachel Kaye | June 12, 2013 | Arts
M9 Colored Pencil on Paper 9" x 12" 2011. Included in the exhibition Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz! at Johansson Projects, December 2012.
Malika Zouhali-Worrall

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Call Me Kuchu: Documenting the Untold Story of Uganda's LGBT Community (VIDEO)

Malika Zouhali-Worrall | June 12, 2013 | Gay Voices
We came to realize that the international media coverage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was only telling half the story: Most reports were dominated by a narrative of victimization that portrayed Kampala's LGBT people as powerless. This was at odds with what we saw in Uganda.
Liz Insogna

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Fluid Fire

Liz Insogna | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Battle Armor is the current exhibition at Churner and Churner Gallery of new paintings by Karen Heagle. The works move fluidly through real subjects expanding the realm of Queer Fantasy in space and firing the imagination in every subtle stroke.
Malcolm Harris

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13 Questions: King of the Pop-Up (Gallery): Andy Valmorbida

Malcolm Harris | June 12, 2013 | Arts
On the heels of his most recent show during Hong Kong Basel (Keith Haring -- RETNA) -- I caught up with the modern architect and reigning King of the Pop-Up Art Gallery, Mr. Andy Valmorbida.
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

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Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | June 12, 2013 | Arts
The city of Lodz in Poland is promoting the work of street artists from around the world as a way of creating a cultural re-invigoration of this city whose population is three quarters of a million. Begun in 2009, the Urban Forms Gallery has installed more than 20 large square...
ARTINFO

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Art Basel Kicks Off, With Venice Tie-Ins Boosting Sales

ARTINFO | June 12, 2013 | Arts
"I think the art market is very bullish right now," says Lisa Schiff, New York-based art adviser, minutes before the VVIP opening of the 44th edition of Art Basel on Tuesday morning. She is soon proven right: Strong sales began to be reported in the very first hours of the...
Francis Levy

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Spotting

Francis Levy | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Action painting, was described by the art critic, Harold Rosenberg, as a memento of a creative act that once was. "What was to go on canvas was not a picture, but an event," he said. By this definition what remained on the...
Annette Makino

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'Pakistan Through Our Eyes' Photo Show Offers Glimpse Into Tribal Areas

Annette Makino | June 12, 2013 | DC
The photographs depict the subtle interactions of people at work, in play and during informal moments and in formal community gatherings.
Jacob Hashimoto

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Jacob Hashimoto on the ImageBlog

Jacob Hashimoto | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Foundational Work - 2013 Work in progress, Studio la Città - Verona © Michele Alberto Sereni, courtesy Studio la Città – Verona
Omar Akram

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Can Music Can Bridge Cultures and Promote Peace?

Omar Akram | June 12, 2013 | Arts
After I was thrust into the international spotlight as the first Afghan American to win a Grammy award this year, I learned some important lessons about the power of music. Embrace the culture you are from. It's who you are and it is a part of what makes you unique.
Liz Markus

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Liz Markus on the ImageBlog

Liz Markus | June 12, 2013 | Arts
This Is Hard, 60 x 50 inches, 2012, graphite and acrylic on canvas. OK. I know this is pretty phallic, but I was really referring to the act of painting.
Joel Tauber

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Joel Tauber on the ImageBlog

Joel Tauber | June 12, 2013 | Arts
“Untitled”, 2002. Lightjet print mounted on aluminum, 60”x72” (photo direction: Joel Tauber, shot by Michelle Coe). Part of the art installation, “Searching For The Impossible: The Flying Project”, which includes a 32 minute film: http://joeltauber.com/flying/
E. Nina Rothe

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Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus: Winning Prizes, Conquering Hearts

E. Nina Rothe | June 12, 2013 | Arts
Ship of Theseus writer and director Anand Gandhi is one of those remarkable people who seem to know nearly everything and yet doesn't boast about it or try to make you feel small.
Alexander Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein's Arts-Based Education Revolution

Alexander Bernstein | June 12, 2013 | Impact
Most people know my father, Leonard Bernstein, as an iconic American composer and conductor. However, he was also a dedicated teacher. He sought to use music, fine arts, and performing arts to instill a lifelong love of learning in students.
Subhankar Banerjee

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Edward Snowden, Satyajit Ray and Inverted Totalitarianism

Subhankar Banerjee | June 12, 2013 | Politics
Blowing whistle against the United States government is not a spectacle. The ongoing explosive expose of the American surveillance state brought back a children's film, a musical comedy, I had watched in 1980 -- Satyajit Ray's Hirok Rajar Deshe.
VernissageTV

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Art Basel 2013: Art Unlimited (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | June 12, 2013 | Arts
One of the highlights of Art Basel is the Unlimited sector, Art Basel's exhibition platform for large-scale installations, sculptures, paintings, video projections and live performances. This year, Art Unlimited is curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer. This video provides you with a tour through...
James Scarborough

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Hollywood Fringe: Seven Dreams of Falling, Elephant Stages' Elephant Studio, Hollywood

James Scarborough | June 14, 2013 | Arts
What if several characters of a well-known Greek myth were disgruntled with their narrative roles? That's the premise, and it's a lulu, of Carey Scott Wilkerson's Seven Dreams of Falling, directed by Thomas Anawalt.