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City Proposes Less Art for Parks' Sake

Friday, April 23, 2010

A public hearing on a new Parks Department proposal limiting the number of art vendors in public parks brought out advocates on both sides of the issue.

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Tribeca Film Festival: Faking It

Friday, April 23, 2010

In one corner: you and your ragged, exhausted self. 

In the other corner: The Tribeca Film Festival

We say: skip the fight, have a drink, and use our handy review rundown to make everyone think you actually went.

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Postmortem Post-Modern: "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts & Design

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Museum of Arts & Design is resuscitating chickens, anchovies and other once-animate objects in a new exhibition titled "Dead or Alive," which opens Tuesday, April 27. Check out the slideshow of photos from MAD below and listen to WNYC's Anna Sale preview the series that lends new meaning to the phrase "recycled materials."

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Egypt's Stolen Artifacts 'Wish List'

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, names the famous art pieces he wants returned from museums.

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Shepard Fairey's Houston Street Mural

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WNYC caught up with Shepard Fairey while he was painting a new mural on the legendary corner of Bowery and Houston.

Check out the video below.

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Maintaining Dance Machines In 'Come Fly Away'

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For this chiseled army of Broadway dancers, the real shows begins before ever stepping on stage. Watch the video.

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The Queens Museum Voices Project

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Joseph Blanco has never seen his father's home country of Guatemala. The 25-year-old knows of his Garifuna heritage, but the Bronx native never learned the language, which is a blend of Spanish, Indian, and African influences.

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The Nunziata Twins and the American Songbook

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


WNYC's Richard Hake sat down with 26-year-old twin brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata and director Richard Jay Alexander to talk about the next generation of American songbook interpreters.

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Brooklyn Caught in the Act

Friday, April 16, 2010

It isn't often that the words "award-winning" are used when talking about community access TV. But this year, Brooklyn Independent Television was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for an episode of its show, "Caught In the Act: Art In Brooklyn" which profiles Brooklyn professionals in the arts. BIT was founded four years ago. Its mission: to provide more top-quality Brooklyn-focused programming.

Check out a few segments from the show.

 

 

 

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Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole

Friday, April 09, 2010

Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole was meant to be a seamy saga of journalism at its worst.  But of course, journalism is more complicated than that. It wouldn’t exist without its audience.

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MoMA's Look Back at Cartier-Bresson

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the founding father of photojournalism with the new exhibit "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century." View a slideshow of photographs from the exhibit.

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The Bizarre And Cuddly Bookends Of Kathryn Harrison

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Writer Kathryn Harrison keeps some of her most prized possessions on her bookcase. Aside from novels, one can find miscellaneous trinkets from family members to a fetal pig in a glass jar. (Um, one man's bookend is another man's fetal pig?)

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Green Day's Secret Love Affair With Broadway

Thursday, April 08, 2010

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.

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Africa at the Movies

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Mahen Bonetti is the effervescent founder and executive director of the New York African Film Festival. Listen to her conversation with WNYC's Richard Hake.

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American History Re-Mixed At The Public Theater

Friday, April 02, 2010

The new rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" takes a School House Rocks-approach to the U.S. president. Watch the video.

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By the Numbers: The New Museum's "Skin Fruit."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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.

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Troubled: "Skin Fruit" at the New Museum

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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.

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Mullally Quits Play: Should The Show Go On?

Friday, March 26, 2010

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.

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Ear to the Ground

Friday, March 26, 2010

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.

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On View: Original Drawings

Friday, March 26, 2010

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

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