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Tears for Horror, Tears for Joy: The Arts and Human Renewal

Joseph Urgo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Joseph Urgo

A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

Arts And Culture Adds $500 Billion To Nation's GDP

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the gover...

Wait Until Dark at the Geffen Playhouse Is Thrilling!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated).

Hindu Art or Hindu Artifact? Museums and (Objectifying?) Hindu Objects

Deepak Sarma | Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Should they be "repatriated" if they were obtained illegally? Are they art? In whose eyes are they considered art? Or are they artifacts?

Transforming Expectations on Museum Programming

Limor Tomer | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Limor Tomer

Rarely said aloud, "Museum programming" may be perceived as stuffy, reactive, didactic and, worst of all, predictable. However, leading museums are proving otherwise --more contemporary programming abounds.

Photographer Gail Quagliata Documents A Dying Manhattan Icon: The Bodega

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Holly Cara Price

Gail Quagliata's original objective in 2009 was to find the best bodega coffee in town, and it soon took on a life of its own. Every Bodega in Manhatt...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: NYC Fringe Festival, Sandcastle Competition in Rockaways

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
NYC-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...

Heart Failure: Mobbing James Gandolfini

Tracey Conway | Posted 08.28.2013 | Celebrity
Tracey Conway

I was 38 when sudden cardiac arrest stopped my own heart from functioning for almost twenty minutes. Unlike Mr. Gandolfini, I was resuscitated. My heart, and I, beat the odds.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: River To River, La Bienal, and Viking Rappers

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
NYC-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...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-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...

Renaissance and Recovery: Why the Arts Matter for Michigan

John Corso | Posted 07.28.2013 | Detroit
John Corso

Though art has a price tag, its actual worth as cultural capital goes far beyond its cash-in value. Rather, art is a complex commodity, and one that is more powerful when we have ample reserves.

Beyond the Venice Biennale

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts
Departures Magazine

Essential to Venice's artistic identity is the Venice Biennale, an expansive art-world celebration held every two years. To offer a bit of direction, here are our 10 favorite cultural diversions found outside the gates of the Arsenale. Plan your visit accordingly.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Munch & Warhol, Brave Writers and Fantasia Live

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
NYC-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...

The Uncoincidence of John Muir's Birthday and Earth Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Barbara Mossberg

My children used to tease me, on my fear of climbing Yosemite's daunting Half Dome: "I bet if John Muir were up there you would go." I told them Muir would never give me a second look even if I scaled Half Dome's sheer face: "to get his attention, you'd have to wear bark."

The World's Greatest Beethoven Festival: 'Bogotá es Beethoven'

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

In addition to the social and artistic goals that were accomplished, the festival further defined Teatro Mayor director Ramiro Osorio's vision of theaters as public workspaces to the point where that vision can now serve as a template for replication and localization.

A Dishy Food Star and His Fishy Alter Ego, Dr. Klaw

Tess Ghilaga | Posted 03.20.2013 | Taste
Tess Ghilaga

I recently caught up with my friend, chef Ben Sargent, host of Cooking Channel's Hook, Line and Dinner.

NYC-ARTS News: January 24 through 31, 2013

NYC-ARTS | Posted 03.28.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

In theater news, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, extends its run by two weeks. This play is the second in a trilogy by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

'What Is That Art Worth?': Lessons From the New York Times

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

The New York Times recently contrived to use its banner of influence to revile contemporary art by flagging in two separate editions the same letter parading the moth-eaten defamations of the contemporary art world.

The Year In Headlines, From Dubstep To Dickens

Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts

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The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.

Of Leibovitz and Lear

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 11.27.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.

A Spectacular Public Art Installation Lights Up The Philadelphia Sky

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Arts

This fall, members of the public can record 30 second messages and see them play out abstractly on the Philadelphia sky. “Open Air", the "interactiv...

Original Cartoons By Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Demetri Martin

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The 10 Things Post 50s Want Most In Retirement: Study

Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

Post 50s planning for retirement are seeking a haven that offers everything from quality health care to affordable housing, low taxes to recreational ...