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Allison Lichter

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The University of Trash

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Composting could be a class at the University of Trash. The experimental university, an art project at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, relies on the public to propose its curriculum. The University of Trash is what artists Michael Cataldi and Nils Norman call ...

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Broadway's Back: This Year's Tony Nominations

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

NY Post Theater Critic Elisabeth Vincentelli tells us what got picked and what got shafted in this year's Tony nominations.

A handful of this year's nominees have been to the station this year, including Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King, the stars of God ...

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Star of the Film Festival: Tribeca

Friday, May 01, 2009

Tribeca isn't just hosting a film festival -- it's starring in it. This year's event features a handful of films that highlight the downtown neighborhood itself. "Blank City" by the French filmmaker Celine Danhier documents the avant guard arts community that thrived in Tribeca in ...

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The Job Interview as Art Installation

Friday, May 01, 2009

Up at MOMA, a Kafka-inspired installation from the German artist Martin Kippenberger sits in the museum's atrium. It puts together more than 50 tables and chairs -- set up to look like settings for job interviews. Curator Ann Tempkin says the piece has a special ...

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Mixed Media at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

At the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, there's a collaboration between the South African painter Samson Mnisi and the New York photographer Cannon Hersey. The show covers the walls of this tiny musum in Brooklyn with large, mixed media installations, made from textiles, painted ...

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Tribeca Film Festival Opens

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Tribeca Film Festival opens tomorrow, with 65 feature films from more than 30 countries. Filmmaker Spike Lee is screening two films at the festival for the first time this year. He says festivals are still the most important way for young filmmakers to get ...

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The Pictures Generation 1974-1984

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In 1977 a small art show created a big splash on New York's art scene. It was called "Pictures" and it featured five artists who went on to influence a generation of contemporary artists. Douglas Crimp organized that exhibition over 30 years ago. He says ...

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Rambo on Stage

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When "Rambo - First Blood" was released in 1982 we met a young Vietnam vet played by Sylvester Stallone, who returns to the US after being tortured in a prison camp. Now the film is the basis for a new one-man show called "Rambo Solo". ...

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Photography: Into the Sunset & Faces of a Village

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Two new photography exhibitions demonstrate how places, as much as people, can provide artistic inspiration. This Sunday, MoMA unveils a new exhibition called, "Into The Sunset". It's a survey of 150 photographs of the American West -- from 1850 through 2008.

Curator Eva Respini hopes the ...

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Gallery Makeovers: Sun K. Kwak and Bedroom Gallerists

Monday, March 23, 2009

Art galleries big and small are getting makeovers by New York artists.

For the past month, Korean-born artist Sun K. Kwak has been covering the walls of a fifth floor gallery at the Brooklyn Museum with almost three miles of thick black masking tape

She's cut undulating ...

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Art Show Openings: Manga & Anime, Jenny Holzer

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two art shows opening this week look at media art -- and complex styles of communication.

First -- the world of Japanese cartoons and videos -- called "manga" and anime -- is on display at the Japan Society. The exhibition looks at 30 years of the ...

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Ask Your Mama - Revisited

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In 1960 the Harlem poet Langston Hughes attended the Newport Jazz Festival and returned home with the kernels for one of his most ambitious poems: “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”.

The poem looks at the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. But the ...

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Remembering One of New York's Champions of the Arts

Monday, March 09, 2009

Few New Yorkers had as much reach into all aspects of the cultural life of the city as Schulyer. He ran the Metropolitan Opera, served as the City's Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs under Rudy Guliani, and was dean of Columbia University's school ...

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Amid Protests, Bat Sheva Dances On

Friday, March 06, 2009

The five men and five women of the Bat-shehva Dance Company are known for moving with mathematical precision and athletic force. They're presenting their newest work at the Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this weekend.

The piece is built around almost robotic patterns ...

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Broadway to Dim Lights for Foote

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Playwright Horton Foote, writer Harper Lee and actor Robert Duvall attend Signature Theatre Company honors Horton Foote on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Playwright Horton Foote, writer Harper Lee and actor Robert Duvall attend Signature Theatre Company honors Horton Foote on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Broadway's lights will dim for one minute tonight in tribute to playwright Horton Foote. Foote, whose more than 50 plays and films chronicled small-town life in America, died yesterday at age 92. The son of a Texas haberdasher and a piano teacher, Foote stayed close to his roots. He often wrote about Wharton, Texas, in a style that many called 'homespun.'

Horton Foote's passion for putting dramas of ordinary Americans on stage and screen won him the Pulitzer Prize and two Academy Awards. WNYC's Sara Fishko spoke at length with Foote in 2000.


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The Armory Show Kicks Off - in All 5 Boroughs

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The city's biggest contemporary art fair, The Armory Show, kicks off today, with a twist. This year the show is hosting public events in all five boroughs, and artists outside of the mainstream art market are getting into the act.

Chris Vilardi works with artists in ...

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Totally Rad: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Designer Karim Rashid is fascinated by everyday objects. He’s designed everything from fashion to furniture. But what’s on Rashid’s mind these days? Radiators.

RASHID: For example we’re sitting in my apt right now, all the the radiators are hidden and they are kind of atrocious.

But Rashid ...

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NY Film Crews Want Tax Breaks to Keep Rolling

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Gaffers, set designers, actors and others in the film and TV industry are urging the New York lawmakers to maintain a program that provides tax credits to the film industry.

The program is not included in Governor Paterson's budget proposal. Supporters say it helps generate thousands ...

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NY International Children's Film Festival

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taking your children to the movies doesn't HAVE to mean suffering through a big, colorful, loud, animated film, or one with lots of superheros, car chases, and explosions. The New York International Children's Film Festival is back, starting this weekend, with more provocative, sophisticated fare, ...

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Man on a Wire

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Phillipe Petit was a young french tight rope walker who walked between the twin towers as part of a daredevil stunt that shocked the city.

His story is told in this year's Oscar nominated film, Man on Wire. All this week we've been looking at some ...

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