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Lincoln Center: White Light Festival, How Like an Angel

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

How Like an Angel is a celebration of the body in its ability to make the physical, spiritual, and musical connection to endless possibilities, no more description than that is necessary.

Hipster Bistro Enrages Brooklyn Neighbors With Joke About Racist Police Tactic

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- A posh Brooklyn eatery apologized on Thursday for a sign poking fun at the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-fris...

Arts Testimony for Every City Council District

Lane Harwell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I offer testimony for every NYC Council district to support robust allocations in the City's FY 2015 budget to cultural affairs and arts education. As...

Margaux Williamson: I Could See Everything

Hilary Harkness | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

We spent that brunch and some time after passing the printed proofs for Margaux's work across the table like trading cards -- she was putting together an exhibition catalogue you can pick up at the gallery or online.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Opera Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.22.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

Every now and then my pal Gus lets me play dress up and invites me to his amazing Parterre level box at the Metropolitan Opera. Inevitably, I almost...

New York City Digs Out

Sherry Ott | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Sherry Ott

I got up early as the sun came up to photograph the Upper West Side as it woke up from the much-hyped Hercules. But it appears New Yorkers weren't phased by the ominous storm. They were enjoying Central Park, commuting as usual -- and some even strapped on skis!

Curate NYC 2013 Celebrates New York City as the Hub of the World Art Market

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Anthony Papa

For the third year, culture creators Brian Tate and Danny Simmons have successfully staged Curate NYC. The project offers free curatorial reviews, public exposure, and exhibition opportunities to visual artists across New York City.

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

Can Bikers and Walkers Co-Exist on the Brooklyn Bridge?

Serena Norr | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York
Serena Norr

What rules can be changed on the bridge so bikers and walkers can co-exist?

On the Culture Front: Summer Culture Recap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.

Seeing The FLAG Art Foundation Through The Trees

Hilary Harkness | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

With its friendly and unintimidating vibe, FLAG is a great space to look at contemporary art. Its director and assistant directors aren't sealed away in back offices, but rather installed in public spaces that you can't help but stroll through.

Thank You, F*ck You, I Love You, Goodbye

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

I thank New York City for being everything I'd ever imagined it would be, and more. For never letting me down, for being brilliant, devious, insatiable, and insane. But to omit the "f*ck you, New York" from an authentic New York story is to instantly render the story less than authentic.

Not Just Talk - The Carmen Mathis Show

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

The Carmen Mathis Show is a half hour variety/talk show on the public access cable station Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).

Laurie Anderson: Songs and Stories at River To River

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Even if you're not particularly attuned to the experimental music scene, Laurie Anderson's hair, shocked into a pixie cut decades ago, and her creati...

Vital Signs: A Continuing Exploration of Classical Music

David J. Michael | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
David J. Michael

Sometime last December, I was sitting in the apartment I was renting from some Dominican friars in Sweden when I got an email from a friend in Brooklyn. He was working on a documentary. Something about how the classical music industry was in trouble.

Between the Brownstones: A Southern Perspective on a Northern View

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

Now I'm here, peering out at the row of Brownstones adjacent to my own. The sun is up. My bags are packed once more and I'm off to my third apartment: the beginning of the second half of my first year.

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

Being Alive as Privilege

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Misha Lyuve

Over the years I've learned there are ways to profoundly experience being alive: by allowing yourself to be vulnerable, by letting yourself to be move...

Post-Sandy, NYC Artists Find a Slow Road Back to Creativity

Vera Haller | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Vera Haller

In the best of times, the life of an artist is difficult. Lean years, sacrifice and solitude are the norm. Add a natural disaster and life becomes even more precarious.

BLT Fish Is Simply Great Food

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York
Joshua Estrin

On a recent rainy night in New York City, the stars aligned and somewhere between brussels sprouts that were this side of heaven and an order of sour apple cotton candy I experienced my own slice of heaven at BLT Fish.

Cheers From the Plaza Hotel's Afternoon Tea

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Joshua Estrin

One of New York's most intriguing and stylish addresses continues to offer a window into the past with a knack for keeping things firmly rooted in the present and future: The Plaza Hotel.

New Year, New York

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 03.01.2013 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

As we sing Auld Lang Syne and sway back and forth with champagne in hand and loved ones in arm, I'd like to propose a toast to the year that was and the year that will be. Here's to New York.

Dharma Salon: The Warhol Exhibit at the Met

Catherine Ingram | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

Warhol's peculiar, vapid genius, along with his obsessions with fame, money, and youth, presaged Facebook, American Idol, the Kardashians, and the thousands of online and print organs dedicated to trumpeting every blasphemous burble and trivial pursuit of celebrities.

PHOTOS: Katharine Hepburn Exhibit At The NYPL To Showcase Style Icon

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A new exhibition is hailing the fashion sense of Katharine Hepburn, whose trademark khakis and open-collar shirts were decidedly unco...

The Thinnest Blue Line - Valiant Officers Who Protect Citizens From Their Own

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.31.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Is Ray Lewis a renegade, or does he embody the characteristics of the "true American" that people think about when we picture "common" people in history who have stood up against powerful forces?