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On the Culture Front: Marina Abramovic, an Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, Ibsen Reimagined and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's no one quite as original as Marina Abramovic, an artist who defies categorization and pushes the limits of what art can be and what the audience and performer can both endure.

Professional Events Can Be Personally Meaningful

Spark Camp | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Spark Camp

Our world views shrink as we see the same people talking about the same topics, again and again. We're both experiencing and seeing evidence of a growing event fatigue, with little on the horizon to replace the meaning and intellectual nourishment that a great gathering can provide. There are ways to buck this trend.

'Girls,' Lena Dunham's HBO Show, Season 2, Episode 3 Gchat: Where The Magic Happens

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

"You ruined my relationship with Marnie ... and with cocaine, which could have been my favorite drug."

On the Culture Front: The Moth Raises a New Roof

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Downtown storytelling group The Moth made their Town Hall debut Wednesday night with a thoroughly moving show celebrating the timeless nature of this simple art form and the life of monologist Spalding Gray.

The Best Moments From The New Yorker Festival With Arrested Development, Jonathan Franzen, Steve Martin And More

Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

The New Yorker put cultural figures from across the spectrum in the hot seat this past weekend for their whirlwind festival, playing to intimate crowd...

The 'Arrested Development' Cast Does The Chicken Dance, All Together

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

At the New Yorker Festival's "Arrested Development" reunion Sunday evening, an audience member bravely stood up and requested the cast do the chicken ...

Zach Galifianakis: I Hate Actors

The Moviefone Blog | Posted 12.02.2011 | Celebrity

"I just find actors so shitty, I just hate them," he said, while acknowledging the irony that he now belongs in their ranks. "Ego is funny to me.... I...

New Yorker Puts Cultural Figures In The Hot Seat

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

Last week, The New Yorker puts cultural figures in the hot seat while devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine put guns through their cheeks. Click on...

New Yorker Festival Lineup Announced

Posted 10.25.2011 | Home

The New Yorker Festival has returned for its 12th year, and they've wrangled quite a lineup for this year's meeting of the minds. From the New Yor...

On the Culture Front: A Life in the Theatre, Revisiting the New Yorker Festival, and Redemption Song

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The discussions at the New Yorker Festival have become kind of legendary with events often selling out just minutes after they go on sale.

New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

New Yorker Fest Political Humor Panel: Pro Sarah Palin Jokes, Against Another Holocaust

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a weekend of highlights this panel was a highlight, hearing this group of exceptionally sharp, funny people discuss the campaign and the coverage and the role of humor in shaping that.

New Yorker Fest Campaign Trail: Nouns Are Not Enough

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I attended the "Campaign Trail" panel at last weekend's New Yorker festival, with Rick Hertzberg, George Packer and Ryan Lizza, moderated by Dorothy W...

Bill Keller: McCain's Bias Claims Make Me Want To "Find The Toughest McCain Story We've Got And Put It On The Front Page"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At this weekend's New Yorker Festival, Ken Auletta moderated a panel called "Covering the Campaign" with Bill Keller, Jack Shafer, Peggy Noonan and Ta...

Donna Brazile: "Don't Ever Put Me In The Back Of The Bus!"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At this weekend's New Yorker Festival, Donna Brazile had some frank words on the "If I Were Running This Campaign" panel, with Donna Brazile, Alex Cas...

Colbert — And His Wife — Rock The New Yorker Fest

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A candid interview with Stephen Colbert - the man, not the character - about the election, how he met Jon Stewart, and what he thinks of Bill O'Reilly, Bill Kristol and Barack Obama.

No Rest For The Wickedly Funny: Stewart and Colbert Will Broadcast Straight Through To The Election

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Breaking news from the New Yorker Comedy Festival: Stephen Colbert said yesterday that his show, as well as "The Daily Show" will be putting their pla...