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Don Quixote at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Posted February 2, 2012 | 02/02/12 02:19 PM ET

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Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancers Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz will be appearing in Alexei Ratmansky's Don Quixote, February 3-12, 2012. Photo © Angela Sterling


You would have to search long and hard for an ugly photo of either Carla Körbes or...

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Ry Russo-Young Has a Film Showing Near You

Posted December 10, 2010 | 12/10/10 01:19 AM ET

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Stella Schnabel as Shelly Brown holding onto Zach Tucker as David

photo courtesy of Gil Kofman


Ry Russo Young has everything it takes to be a successful filmmaker; she plays well with others, she can write, great...

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Form Follows Force: Haresh Lalvani

Posted November 10, 2010 | 11/10/10 08:25 AM ET

Haresh Lalvani isn't just any sculptor, he's revolutionizing the way we conceive of and manufacture shape. His exhibition at de Castellane Gallery in Brooklyn curated by CORE.FORMULA is his first solo exhibition of works since 2004 at the Municipal Arts Society. In the intervening...

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My Vote for Next Great Artist: Michael Zelehoski

Posted September 1, 2010 | 09/01/10 12:12 PM ET

Michael Zelehoski at Christina Ray

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Picnic Table
Michael Zelehoski
2010
mixed media assemblage with deconstructed picnic table, found wood and plywood
49" x 72"


Christina Ray is an enthusiast. She owns and operates a gallery not as a vanity project,...

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I Heart NYC: 5 Design Hotspots In The City

Posted August 25, 2010 | 08/25/10 08:24 AM ET

Design @ NYC

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The Hammer and Song, Peter Macapia fabricated with polyamide through fusion


The design field doesn't have borders, at least not ones that keep out architects, doctors, artists and other charlatans. The...

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Olafur Eliasson in Iceland

Posted July 13, 2010 | 07/13/10 11:48 AM ET

Iceland is used to living under a shadow. There's not a square inch of the island that hasn't been made and remade a hundred times via the volley and return of volcanoes and glaciers. The result; a felted moonscape, puntcuated by geothermal fireworks, blanketed by a...

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Eat, Drink, Buy Affordable Art

Posted May 13, 2010 | 05/13/10 12:30 AM ET

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Michelle Vaughan, Artist


If you follow artist Michelle Vaughan on Twitter, you learn that she's a culinary swashbuckler. Her Whitmanesque zeal for a whole pig's head bouncing on the back of her bike on the way home...

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The Best of Brooklyn Designs

Posted May 8, 2010 | 05/08/10 10:49 AM ET

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wouldn't be able to attract an audience for a "Brooklyn Manufacturing Expo" outside of their own staff, so every year they host the BKLYN DESIGNS exhibition. Walking around the exhibition though you are struck by how design, and by extension designers,...

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The Gay Marriage Bubble

Posted March 10, 2010 | 03/10/10 08:19 AM ET

While reading Cynthia Nixon's recent post on the failure of the New York State legislature to pass a gay marriage bill, I had an epiphany.  As the corporate flack says in the movie Avatar, "Look at...

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Artful Dodger

Posted January 12, 2010 | 01/12/10 10:44 AM ET

In my last blog I quote E.B. White's comment that living in New York is bearable because you feel like you "[belong] to something unique, cosmopolitan." Deitch Projects epitomized that for many of us.

I don't know Jeffery Deitch but most of the fans of the Brooklyn...

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Imagining a Post-Bernie Madoff New York City

Posted November 19, 2009 | 11/19/09 04:14 PM ET

It's not often we get to see video surveillance of a crime in progress, but that's one of the many fascinating things you'll find on the website of the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination. It's Bernie "the perp" Madoff during a round-table discussion titled "The Future...

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