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Remembering the Gotham Book Mart

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home
Regina Weinreich

"That's our trouble," said my friend Roger, "everything used to be something else." I had just told him about meeting my brothers and their families f...

Patti Smith Made Us Cry. But Why?

Carol Becker | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Carol Becker

Patti Smith Made Us Cry. But Why? In our superfast turnaround-information world, much has already been written about Patti Smith's stunning rendition...

The Fight I Had With The Millennial In The Uber Pool

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 10.22.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

I must say I myself have never, will ever take an Uber pool. My Super Shuttle multi-passenger days are behind me.

8 Artists on Sound

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Captivating, agonizing, nostalgic - sound can induce a plethora of experiences. In video artist Bill Viola's words: "like angels, sound can cross betw...

There Is Writing In Mark Twain's House -- Again!

Cindy Lovell | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- it's the difference between the lightning bug and the ligh...

Hugh Christopher Brown's "Superior": Best Song Never Heard In America

Ira Israel | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the creator, there is no p...

Loudon & Friends: The Wain-Wrights Of Passage

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.

Kristen Stewart in Woody Allen's Café Society: A Glimpse of the New Woman

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Woody Allen's new movie, Café Society, Kristen Stewart plays a girl from Nebraska who tries her luck in 1930's Hollywood, an era of big stars like...

Patti Smith and Marianne Faithfull Take in "The Beat Generation" at Centre Pompidou: Hipsters on the Continent

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What is beat? From down and out through saintly beatitudes, beat is an attitude. As a literary movement, the Beat Generation is an American phenomenon...

Razing Confusion

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Whenever my apartment is painted I get stranded and need refuge. From early morning to early evening I cannot stay in the apartment, also my studio-office, while a fresh coat of paint is lathered onto the walls.

Pat Thomas Liberates Allen Ginsberg's Last Word on First Blues

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts
Tom Semioli

Record collectors, vinyl geeks (myself included), hipster history devotees, and barstool musicologists, among additional permutations thereof, owe hosannas aplenty to the ongoing life labors of Pat Thomas.

Three Things Every College Student Should Learn

Michael Roth | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Michael Roth

Graduation ceremonies are inspiring, and yesterday's was particularly so. As the seniors departed, I was hopeful that all our graduates, whatever their majors and plans for the future, learned three broad things while they were in college.

Over 40, is the Party Over?

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

We work in related fields (me, advertising, she, photography/design in advertising and marketing) and talked about, or more like moaned about how confused and horrified we were about getting older in a career category where anybody over 40 "has expired" and may as well be thrown away.

Guide to Frieze Week, Spring Auctions, and Beyond in New York, 2016

MutualArt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

With art fairs, exhibition openings, and auctions galore, May in New York City is a busy time for the business of art. To help you navigate the week a...

Patti Smith Rocks the Getty Honoring Robert Mapplethorpe

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

Patti Smith gently rocked the Getty Center Saturday, April 30, performing two acoustic shows in honor of her "life-long friend" Robert Mapplethorpe, whose poignant artworks and photographs are on exhibit there and at LACMA through July 31.

Cooking Art History: Biting the Big Apple

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

As a product of the 70s and 80s, I'm thrilled to have been asked to develop ArtBites classes around both exhibits even though food isn't exactly a topic featured in Mapplethorpe's work. At least not literally.

Robert Mapplethorpe: His Perfect Moment on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subtitle of the unflinching documentary, Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, comes from Senator Jesse Helms, enemy of free expression, hall...

Albert Camus and Beyond: Conversations with Eric Andersen and Kerry Fenster, A Really Short Chat with Chris Janson, Plus Michael Kroll, David Nyro and Cave States Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.02.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Conversation with Eric Andersen Mike Ragogna: Eric, what brought Albert Camus to your attention? Eric Andersen: Oliver Jordan a painter friend of m...

Robert Mapplethorpe, My Old Boss, Did Take a Dog Picture or Two And Some of Them Now Appear In A New Book

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 03.26.2017 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Thankfully I am able to expand on the notion of Robert and dogs from a previous Mrs. Sizzle post to announce a new book out entitled, "Robert Mappleth...

Joan Osborne: Tangled Up in Blue at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.17.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Joan Osborne's many fans expected her to sing her signature "One of Us" at the Café Carlyle this week, but instead she sang a specially designed show...

Sometimes It's Just that Simple: The Do's and Don'ts of Success

Janice Taylor | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

In search of a good read, I surfed my bookshelves, running my fingers along the spines of the books, back and forth, until I settled on Patti Smith's ...

40 Years After 'Horses', What Patti Smith Says About One of Her Most Controversial Lyrics Ever

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

It's been four decades since the release of Patti Smith's landmark debut Horses, which has been hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 100 albums of all time. Since then, she has unleashed ten other studio projects.

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion

The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thank...

Remembering The Best Moments From The All Together Podcast

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion

To everything there is a season and this is the season when the All Together Podcast ends. It has been an amazing run of moving conversations with pe...

11 Literary Biopics We Need Right Now

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Since the beginnings of film, literature has played a significant role in developing the medium. Adaptations are everywhere, but here are some literary tales that we hope inspire more stories on the silver screen.