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The Hammer Takes Shape With Pussy Riot

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it," says the opening quote to the film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The line, from poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, suggests that art is an act of dissidence, and therein dissidence creates a better tomorrow, a better future.

The Deep

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment
Edward M. Weinman

With the blockbuster 2 Guns set to explode across U.S. multiplexes this summer, renegade filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) is about to become Iceland's most popular cultural export.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Lights, Camera, Action!

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.02.2013 | 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...

There Is No 'Next Bjork'

Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

What do you know about Nordic art? If your knowledge begins and ends with Bjork we suggest checking out "Nordic Outbreak," an exhibition illuminating ...

R. Kelly Set For Pitchfork Festival

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- R. Kelly, Bjork and Belle and Sebastian are among the musicians headlining this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. Festival organizers annou...

So... Bjork Has A Kickstarter

Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts

One of today's most unconventional artists is making a pretty conventional artist move by creating a Kickstarter campaign. Iceland's favorite songbird...

Are These The 13 Most Creative Midlifers Of 2012?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

There's the husband-and-wife architectural team behind the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the playwright who has probably brought more Asi...

Bjork Is Back

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON -- Icelandic singer Bjork says she has had successful surgery to remove a vocal cord polyp. The eccentric 47-year-old singer says on her offic...

Bjork's New Video Will Make You Fear Sand

Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts

We had high hopes for Bjork's "Mutual Core" music video and the queen of quirk did not disappoint. The hypnotic new video, directed by Andrew Thomas H...

WATCH: Pussy Riot Drops Another Video

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.07.2012 | Entertainment

Pussy Riot is back with another video. This time, the punk band and activist collective is thanking the group's supporters -- from celebrities to ever...

Turn on the Bright Light Bright Light

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Rod Thomas, who goes by the stage name Bright Light Bright Light, is experiencing something he has only dreamed about. The dream to make music and entertain people from all walks of life from all around the globe is coming true.

The Incredible Visual Artist Behind Bjork and Passion Pit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Scott Snibbe is a New York-based media artist whose innovative vision has taken the art and music worlds to new depths of interactivity. From giant, d...

Lucas Kavner

This Isn't Your Grandma's Church Music | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

Eric Wahlforss doesn't want to tour the world and play his music for audiences. It wouldn't really be right, he said, it wouldn't fit the songs. The ...

A New Series Of Video Games, Based On Your Favorite Indie Songs

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

With Bjork's "Biophilia" app recently turning heads, everyone's talking about how to combine cool new technology with cool new music. Or at least we'r...

Michel Gondry's Unexpected New Film

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Michel Gondry used to have a style that was easy to pigeonhole. His "Science of Sleep," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and past music video c...

Happy Birthday, Matthew Barney!

Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts

Happy birthday to one of the most influential multi-disciplinary artists of our time, Matthew Barney. His truly unhinged creativity never ceases to am...

The Best Makeup In Cover Art

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Most of us use makeup to highlight our favorite features and minimize our least favorites. But with a little creativity, makeup can, like any artistic...

WATCH: Bein' Quirky With Zooey

Posted 02.13.2012 | Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, well-documented possessor of quirk, was a great sport Saturday night when she took part in a sketch that made fun of her own public ...


Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

Avant-garde musician Bjork gained world-wide recognition in the 90s with the release of her full-length album Debut. As a result, her home country of ...

Cat Power Cancels Israel Show Over Conflict With Palestineans

AP | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home

JERUSALEM -- American musician Cat Power has canceled her show in Israel, joining a list of artists shunning the country over its conflict with the Pa...

For Icelandic Lovers, An Incest Database | Posted 07.31.2012 | Weird News

An Icelander's pre-date checklist: Put on a nice shirt, buy some flowers ... run date's name through incest database? It sounds crazy, but with Ice...

WEEKEND: Bjork, Burlesque 30 Rock And The Super Bowl

Posted 02.03.2012 | New York

Bjork: Biophilia Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens (718) 699-0005 When: Friday, 8:30PM Price: $75-$150 Bjork's highly a...

Bjork Performs On Colbert, Talks Science, Math

Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

Bjork dropped by "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, in advance of her New York City residency, sporting a hairdo resembling a flattened beehive and o...

The Week In Art: Arty Music Videos, Tom Hanks Meets Banksy, and Paparazzi Portraits (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.13.2012 | Arts

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! We hope you're going to do something scary and fun tonight in honor of Jason Voorhees. This week at HuffPost Arts ...

WATCH: 10 Artsy Music Videos We Love

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.12.2012 | Arts

It has long been said that the music video is a dying artform, with MTV and VH1 preferring celebrity train wrecks and underage mothers over the once-e...