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I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 06.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

Nude Artworks Censored In Berlin Due To Religious Sensitivity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts

A recent incident of art censorship in Berlin has sparked a debate about the difference between art and pornography, as well as the importance of arti...

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Sal Albanese, Staceyann Chin and Antonino D'Ambrosio, and The People's Recovery Summit on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, NYC mayoral candidate Sal Albanese talked to me about why he's running, how things have changed since the '90s and how it should change in the next four years.

Beijing Is 'A Constant Nightmare', Ai Weiwei Writes

nytimes.com | ROBERT MACKEY | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts

In an angry, despairing essay for Newsweek, Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and dissident who was released from detention two months ago, descri...

For the Smithsonian's Sake, Clough Should Step Down

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Keegan

In making the decision to remove a controversial work of art from one of the Smithsonian's museums, Clough has shown that he cannot adequately uphold the mission and the legacy of this American institution.