Abramović can be viewed as a study in neediness, only partially assuaged by a designer-clothes-buying binge. But her brave attention-getting strategies defy pathography.
Because school is out and I don't have any major obligations, I decided to take in as much of New York as possible on Saturday.
All photos taken by: Benedetta Pignatelli. On May 6th, I memorialized one of my beloved characters, Taiwan Braswell, at The Whitney Museum of Art's ...
The extensive detailing that gives the novel its raison d'être makes me think of Vladimir Nabokov --- especially since Nabokov, in Lolita, was as eager as Eugenides is here to mix pop-culture references and incredibly apt metaphors.
Prometheus does so many things at once: it raises questions about our origins, offers a portrait of where me might be heading, starts to define the qualities that make us human, and entertains with elements from horror and science fiction.
Snow White and the Huntsman looks great and the actors are fabulous. The film gives us everything that it should: beauty, danger, romance, action, fantasy and a rewarding ending. Of course, this movie isn't breaking new narrative ground -- who expected that?
I am not a sports fan, but that didn't keep me from loving If I Don't Six by Elwood Reid. There is something more to this book that takes it out of the sports fiction genre and brings it into the realm of literary fiction.
I've read comments about Girls that said, in a nutshell, "I like the show, but I can't see me in the show." I feel the same way. The guys in the show are the biggest bunch of losers I've ever seen.
The play was in full swing even though the lights weren't down, and most people, including my guest, were unaware of the fight about to break out.
I finally got to see Venus in Fur on Broadway. I had heard so many good things about it from people who love theater. They kept telling me, "It would make a great movie."
The system by which we fund higher education may be horribly broken, but that in no way means the people who are a product of it should be written off. Graduates should feel empowered to effect these changes. If they don't -- if they're all too cynical and feel there's no use in trying -- then we're in big trouble.
Summertime used to mean that the galleries and museums would take it easy, presenting lackluster group shows and few, if any, challenging solo exhibitions. Not any more. Economy be damned, the Los Angeles art scene is now sizzling year round.
Commencement speeches are the worst kind of speech, because you need to be enthusiastic and inspiring in your own voice. There is nothing cheesier than that.
James Franco wanted to make a movie about the making of Rebel without a Cause but wound up with a collaborative MOCA exhibit instead.
What had started as a concert film about the Rolling Stones, a follow-up of sorts to the Maysles' The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, turned into a Zapruder-like document that sounded the death knell for the flower power of the 1960s.
Directors give up on plot or accept clichés in order to stay closer to their social missions. It seems that protests are more potent through fiction, and documentaries are more effective through storytelling. Tribeca 2012 is a docudrama festival.