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Outboxed

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Sol LeWitt, the artist known for his iconic geometric forms and basic, minimalist sculptures, died yesterday in New York at the age of 78.  LeWitt’s name is usually uttered in the same breath as the biggies like Donald Judd and Rauschenberg since he helped define Conceptualism and Minimalism in the postwar era. His work was [&hellip
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Last Dance

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Lifestyle, Posts

I know we’ve heard this one before, but this time it seems the Roxy nightclub-cum-roller rink is closing for good. Really. Tonight there’s purported to be a final skate to relive the ’70s heyday (and one of the final skate rinks still around). But the big event will be John Blair’s big Saturday blowout: A [&hellip
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Rat Hysteria Shutters Fave Gluten-Free Spot

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The city’s favorite non-gluten outpost, Risotteria in Greenwich Village, was unexpectedly closed yesterday. The restaurant has a near-obsessive clientele partly due to the huge population of those who suffer from celiac disease (one in every 133 people, they say). Celiacs are unable to process wheat (which contains gluten) and can’t eat bread, cake, crackers, soy [&hellip
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Out of Africa, Hello Harlem

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The Museum of African Art has been without a home—beginning in the UES, moving to Soho, now in temporary space in Long Island City, Queens—for years, but yesterday Bloomberg announced that the “only independent museum in the United States dedicated solely to African art” would set up shop in Harlem. Yep, the spot, located between [&hellip
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Creation Myth

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Each edition of Wolphin, the quarterly DVD “magazine” by the McSweeney’s gang, is an eclectic mix of kooky, dull and, at times, significant short films and docs. For the third disc in the series, they’ve reached a highpoint with the inclusion of several pieces that are essential watching instead of just quirky filler: “Walleyball” documents [&hellip
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