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And the Award Goes to... From Brooklyn

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

3,979 miles from Cannes, 4,147 from Venice and 3,000 from Los Angeles, a diverse international crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Film Festival (now in its 18th year) to celebrate innovative storytelling and filmmaking in the age of the indie.

5 Things Not to Miss at New York's Asia Week 2015

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

Since its 2009 inception, New York's Asia Week has flourished. A convergence of museums, dealers, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts, the event features endless opportunities to view, bid, and buy.

'Tree' by Julie Hebert Makes Its Regional Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse

Jason Mannino | Posted 03.31.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.

We Want You to Be Loud!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

A very loud British holiday theater tradition is wowing audiences in New Jersey with Robin Hood: A Very British Pantomime.

Word Origins as Comics: A Holiday Special: Santa Claus, His Life and Times, The Story Behind the Man

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take words with Larry @ twitter.com/wordswithlarry facebook.com/wordswithlarry pinterest.com/wordswithl...

The Healing Power of Holiday Community Singing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Touring New York Arts and Culture

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.

Resilience and the Arts

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.16.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

This National Preparedness Month, New York's arts and cultural communities continue responding to superstorm Sandy, which hit the state nearly two ye...

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care abou...

What Are You Worth? Artists and Self-Respect

Darden Smith | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Darden Smith

Making a living as an artist is difficult under the best of circumstances. Opportunities fall through. Good rides end. We do whatever's necessary to k...

Tears for Horror, Tears for Joy: The Arts and Human Renewal

Joseph Urgo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Joseph Urgo

A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

Arts And Culture Adds $500 Billion To Nation's GDP

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the gover...

Wait Until Dark at the Geffen Playhouse Is Thrilling!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated).

Hindu Art or Hindu Artifact? Museums and (Objectifying?) Hindu Objects

Deepak Sarma | Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Should they be "repatriated" if they were obtained illegally? Are they art? In whose eyes are they considered art? Or are they artifacts?

Transforming Expectations on Museum Programming

Limor Tomer | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Limor Tomer

Rarely said aloud, "Museum programming" may be perceived as stuffy, reactive, didactic and, worst of all, predictable. However, leading museums are proving otherwise --more contemporary programming abounds.

Photographer Gail Quagliata Documents A Dying Manhattan Icon: The Bodega

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Gail Quagliata's original objective in 2009 was to find the best bodega coffee in town, and it soon took on a life of its own. Every Bodega in Manhatt...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: NYC Fringe Festival, Sandcastle Competition in Rockaways

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Heart Failure: Mobbing James Gandolfini

Tracey Conway | Posted 08.28.2013 | Celebrity
Tracey Conway

I was 38 when sudden cardiac arrest stopped my own heart from functioning for almost twenty minutes. Unlike Mr. Gandolfini, I was resuscitated. My heart, and I, beat the odds.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: River To River, La Bienal, and Viking Rappers

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Renaissance and Recovery: Why the Arts Matter for Michigan

John Corso | Posted 07.28.2013 | Detroit
John Corso

Though art has a price tag, its actual worth as cultural capital goes far beyond its cash-in value. Rather, art is a complex commodity, and one that is more powerful when we have ample reserves.

Beyond the Venice Biennale

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts
Departures Magazine

Essential to Venice's artistic identity is the Venice Biennale, an expansive art-world celebration held every two years. To offer a bit of direction, here are our 10 favorite cultural diversions found outside the gates of the Arsenale. Plan your visit accordingly.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Munch & Warhol, Brave Writers and Fantasia Live

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...