Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Director Michael Mayer discuss the Broadway musical, American Idiot, which was based on the band's music. Watch the video.
The new rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" takes a School House Rocks-approach to the U.S. president. Watch the video.
When the controversy surrounding the Jeff Koons-curated "Skin Fruit" bubbled to the surface last November, New Museum director Lisa Phillips told The New York Times that the exhibit would provide New Yorkers with a unique opportunity to see a prized art collection from abroad -- the implication being that the show would consist of little-seen artists and/or works. "We think the public will be the beneficiaries of Dakis's very generous agreement to allow works from his foundation to cross the ocean," she said at the time.
Last fall, when the New Museum announced it would show the private collection of its trustee Dakis Joannou -- and that this show would be curated by the collector's friend, artist Jeff Koons -- all manner of debate emerged about the propriety of the exhibit. (It started with a post by blogger James Wagner last September, turned into a full brouhaha with artist William Powhida's "Brooklyn Rail" cover in November, before being picked up by The New York Times ten days later. Since then, it's made for regular, reliable blogger fodder. Full disclosure: I've been critical of the show on my own blog.)
Now that the exhibit is up, the burning question is: Was it worth the controversy? The answer, in my book, would be: No.
The Broadway revival of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" is now postponed indefinitely due to her sudden departure. WNYC recently spoke to her about the show. Watch the video.
WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.
Learn how important drawing is for video and performance artist Joan Jonas at Location One. The Jewish Museum uses orginal drawings to illustrate the real life escape of the husband and wife team behind Curious George, and Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger brings her drawings to life for her new show Rocksie.
Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.
WNYC asked museum visitors' about the controversial Abramovic installation. Watch the videos.
Suzan-Lori Parks' new play tells the story of a step-mother trying to repair her family at odds. Read more.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his latest play, "The Human Scale." Watch the video.
Nick Fortunato calls himself an "equal opportunity social media junkie." p0ps says his "art-making tool of choice is an iPhone 3GS."
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the theater company's latest show, "Whatever, Heaven Allows," at P.S. 122. Watch the video.
Serbia-born performance artist Marina Abramovic is renowned for her works of physical endurance and mutilation. She has plunged a knife between her fingers at high speeds, brushed her hair until her scalp bled and taken pills that induced seizures -- all in the name of art.
Does the design of the hotel lend itself to these public peep shows? We asked one architecture critic for the answer. Watch the video.
In what proved to be the most viral moment of the Academy Awards, "Music By Prudence" producer Elinor Burkett stole the mic from the film's director, Roger Ross Williams, and proceeded to give her own (half-sensical) acceptance speech after winning the “Best Documentary Short” category.