Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

Hello and Goodbye CBGB

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Museums

A new exhibit pays homage to the patrons of CBGB | By Linnea Covington When you first walk into the Bye Bye CBGB exhibit at Soho’s Clic Gallery, the faces of disheveled punk rockers greet you. Pierced lips, funky hair and leather dominate the style, and though it appears they were shot in 1973, the [&hellip
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Theory vs. Practice

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

A dazzling allegory in ‘Chronicle’ | By Armond White “Ever hear of Plato’s allegory of the cave?” one teenager asks another in Chronicle. This philosophy quiz was unexpected in the midst of a thrill ride movie, but Chronicle is so surprisingly interesting I wondered if its makers ever saw The Conformist (1970), where Bernardo Bertolucci [&hellip
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Valentine’s Day Events

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown

From readings in the buff to a cocoa-themed Shabbat dinner, we present the best in V-Day happenings for you and your loved one. —Compiled by Staff Top Pick Wednesday, Feb. 15 FREE We’ve Got Mail Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St. (betw. E. Houston & Prince Sts.); housingworks.org; 7 p.m., $5. An evening like [&hellip
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Super Bowl 2012: The Year of the Music-Savvy Showdown

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

adriana Another Super bowl has come and gone with the Giants taking Lombardi home. Going off of last year’s record breaking notch of 111 million viewers, and America’s “just keep gettin’ better” mentality, it’s likely that an astronomical number of people sat down and tuned in last night. At least they better have. Advertisers were charged [&hellip
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She's Grrreat!

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books, Our Town Downtown

agora Judging from her hilariously dark new memoir Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom (out Feb. 14 from William Morrow), Sara Benincasa will always win the “Who has it worse?” game. Spent a week during college in your apartment, unable to get dressed or leave? Benincasa could barely leave her bed, and took to pissing in cereal bowls rather [&hellip
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Cecil Fabulous

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Our Town, West Side Spirit

cecil Beaton’s New York years revived By Marsha McCreadie One high aesthetic compliment is to call an artist ahead of his time. Yet, the real trick is to be both of your time and ahead of it. Cecil Beaton—photographer, illustrator, set and costume designer, even author—turned that trick, and nicely, too. The fabulous results and even [&hellip
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New Series Features New York’s Most Macabre

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Our Town, TV, West Side Spirit

macabre By Anam Baig Ronni Thomas, a filmmaker and oddity enthusiast, has created a new web series documenting the darkness, eccentricity and mystery of the uncharted and unimaginable happenings of New York City. Fittingly named The Midnight Archive, these videos boast an eclectic class of characters such as Sue Jeiven, a tattoo artist at East River Tattoo, [&hellip
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Ground Line Redefines How Women Artists Have Evolved

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film

By Joe Bendik Daniele Marin’s current exhibition, Ground Line, at Noho Gallery explores how women in art and society have evolved over time. By using iconic imagery along with the mundane, Marin recontextualizes these images to create nonlinear narratives. Doing this makes the historical information seem fresh. Marin also uses fabric in the acrylic paintings, [&hellip
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