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Entries by Leigh Silver from 05/2013

'The Ice Man': Alex Horner's Video Asks You To Smash Ice Sculptures By Trevor Pearson (VIDEO)

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

"If you have a piece of art out on the street and tell people they could break it, would they?" asked filmmaker Alex Horner and ice sculptor Trevor Pe...

Rob Gonsalves, Op Art Artist, Paints Mind-Bending Landscapes (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves's optical illusions remind us of M.C. Escher's impossible constructions and Salvador Dali's surreal worlds. We orig...

Mr. Brainwash Loses Copyright Case For Not Being 'Art' Enough

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts
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Just days after Richard Prince triumphantly won his copyright lawsuit, just when we supposedly established that “law does not require that a new wor...

'The Testament Of Mary' To Close: Tony Nominated Play Will Be Shut Down After Only 43 Performances

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — "The Testament of Mary," which earned three Tony Award nominations, won't be around next month when they're handed out. Producers sa...

Daft Punk Piano Cover: This Version Of 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' Will Blow Your Mind (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts

As we await the release of "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk's comeback album, we can enjoy the cover of one of their top hits. Reddit user BeamPace...

A Professional Victim: On Ira B. Arnstein

Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts
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Suppose you want to write a brand-new popular tune. A piano has only eighty-eight keys, and the span of the human voice is even narrower. Only a few r...

Barbara Kruger Responds To Supreme's Lawsuit: 'A Ridiculous Clusterf**k Of Totally Uncool Jokers'

Posted 05.03.2013 | Arts
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One of the most coveted skate brands in the world is suing an artist to protect their name, their logo, and their aesthetic. After years of not talkin...

'Branding Terror' Book Examines Power Behind Terrorist Logos (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

In the preface to his book "The Swastika: Constructing the Symbol," Malcolm Quinn writes about the swastika "as a sign of identity in an era when pers...

Michael Silber's 'Kaleidopope' Is An Insanely Awesome Interactive Digital Artwork Inspired By The Papal Election

Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

Michael Silber's hilariously awesome "Kaleidopope" is like a visit to the Vatican Museum on acid. Scroll over his interactive work on his website to s...

'Dialogues of the Carmelites' By Poulenc At The Metropolitan Opera Is A Stirring Revival

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

One of the most harrowing final scenes in all of opera is the ending of Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites," when the nuns condemned by the French...

Victor Lucas, Photographer, Shoots Image Of The Most Terrifying Bike Path Ever (PHOTO)

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

Dublin-native Victor Lucas takes mountain biking to the next level with this photo below of two daredevils on the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. L...

Tony Awards Nominations Don't Mean Box Office Increases This Year

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Tony Award nominations often mean a big bump at the box office, but not this year so far. "Kinky Boots," "Matilda: The Musical," "Pi...

Forget The Met: Guardian Readers On What Punk Life Was Really Like

Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
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If you want to understand punk culture, you could try Punk: from Chaos to Couture, the new exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art – but...

World's Most Interesting Foods: 10 International Cuisines For A Tough Stomach

Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

To really get the flavor of another country, you have to dine like the locals. Tasting the local cuisines across the world can mean French pastries or...

Joanne Arnett's Woven Mug Shots Toughen-Up A Delicate Art

Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts

Egyptian artist Ghada Amer's erotic embroidery and Shelia Hicks's impressive fiber constructions prove that textile art is no longer for prim and prop...

Street Art Across The Globe: The Best Cities In The World For Graffiti And Urban Art

Posted 05.09.2013 | Arts

A spray-painted image or unnamed sculpture are the modern street artist's ghostly footprints on the world at large. We can thank figures like the ...

Opera's Top 10 Shockers

Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts
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Düsseldorf's Nazi-themed production of Tannhäuser may have prompted mass walkouts, but it's certainly not the first opera to cause outrage. From Rus...

SchadenFreezers: Matt Moore And Jason Kreher's Popsicle Jokes Make Us Laugh (GIFs)

Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts

"How many lives does a cat have?" "One." Popsicle stick jokes just got a whole lot funnier with Matt Moore and Jason Kreher's Schadenfreezers. ...

Sine Waves Animation: Daniel Sierra Finds The Artsy Side Of Calculus With 'Oscillate' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts

Even if you hated math class, you'll be entranced by Daniel Sierra's new computer animation "Oscillate." The video above is an audio-visual delight wh...

Art Books May Edition: 15 Of The Most Exciting Offerings This Month (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

Art book publishers must have spring fever because this month's new releases are filled with nudes, nudes, and more nudes. From Tom Bianchi's vintage ...

Stained Glass Water Tower By Tom Fruin Is Our Photo Of The Day

Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts

Last June, Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin installed a beautiful steel and plexiglas water tower in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. As sunlight streame...

A Fresh Answer To Vermeer's Mystery

Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
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There are two excellent ideas at the heart of art historian Benjamin Binstock's beautiful and strange new book Vermeer's Family Secrets. The first is ...

Lincoln Center's New President: Broadway Producer Jed Bernstein Becomes Head Of New York's Culture Center

Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has tapped as its new leader a Broadway producer who has helped mount such hits as the Tony Award-w...

Ingrid Endel, Former Dancer And Photographer, Takes Magical Self-Portraits (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

Photographer and former dancer Ingrid Endel completely transforms herself in a series of bewitching self-portraits below. The photographer juxtaposes ...

Optical Illusion Photos: In Erik Johansson Images, Everyday Scenes Morph Into Surreal Landscapes

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

"I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas," Erik Johansson proclaims on his website. The Swedish photographer seems to take heavy cues from M.C. Esc...