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Britta Conroy-Randall

WNYC Culture Desk

Britta Conroy-Randall appears in the following:

Design for the Real World: Kitchen

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kitchen designer Lyn Peterson says that everything we take for granted can be traced back to the Frankfurt Kitchen, created by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in the late 1920s. It's the mother of all modern kitchens, and an original version was recently acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Stacked Up Videos: Old-School Comic Artists Weigh in on the Anne Frank Story

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Veteran comic book authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon combine their love of journalism and comics in graphic novels, the latest of which is "Anne Frank: The Graphic Biography."

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Guggenheim and YouTube Unveil 'Biennial of Creative Video'

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Guggenheim Museum and YouTube will screen 20 videos which won an online "Biennial of Creative Video" contest. The museum will project the videos onto its facade Thursday and Friday night from sundown until 10:30 P.M.

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Guerilla Artists Stage MoMA Invasion

Friday, October 15, 2010

There's an exhibit of secret art on view now at the Museum of Modern Art, thanks to a group of guerilla artists from around the world.

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Crochet, Geometry, and the Coral Reef

Friday, October 15, 2010

Until recently, mathematicians believed you couldn't represent hyperbolic geometry in real space, but a Latvian math professor discovered a way — using crochet. Some science educators realized those same hyperbolic shapes mimicked the forms in coral reefs. And now their Crochet Coral Reef Project has landed ...

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Artists Compete to Make Downtown Brooklyn their Canvas

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Right now in Brooklyn, 100 artists are vying for the chance to use the streets as a blank canvas. It's all part of a public art project that would beautify the district by covering the walls, sidewalks, subway entrances, and just about every flat surface of a 20-block area of downtown Brooklyn. The area marked for attention comprises Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets from Flatbush Avenue down to, and including, Columbus Park.

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Architect Diana Balmori on Art and Reading in Latin

Friday, October 08, 2010

Landscape architect Diana Balmori gives Stacked Up the scoop on her favorite reads.

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Lower East Side Synagogue Unveils Stained Glass Window

Thursday, October 07, 2010

One of the oldest synagogues in America unveiled a very contemporary addition: a monumental stained glass window, which is the result of a collaboration between artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. The window is the final piece in a restoration that’s taken over 20 years and $18.5 million to complete.

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Aha Moment: Cary Grant in “Holiday”

Friday, October 01, 2010

Carolita Johnson, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a teenager when she heard Cary Grant exclaim that the world was full of possibilities. "Holiday" set Carolita on a free-spirited, 13-year journey that changed her life.

Weigh in: Has a work of art changed your life?

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Chocolate Genius's Bittersweet Farewell

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's Murphy's Law that you'll discover your new favorite musician just after they announce they're giving up music, right?

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Banksy takes on BP

Friday, September 03, 2010

British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has been venturing into more mixed and varied mediums lately, adding performance art and even sculpture to his distinctive repertoire. With his reputation for subversive social commentary, it was only a matter of time before Banksy addressed the worst oil spill in history.

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V.V. Brown Comes to Your Town

Friday, August 27, 2010

V.V. Brown virtually exploded onto the music scene this summer - and followed up her popularity in the charts and online by touring with Owl City, doing the rounds on talk shows, and lending her songs to commercials and TV shows. So even if you don’t think you know her music, you probably do. The British singer songwriter mixes pop, soul, rock, punk, and hip-hop to create a seasoned sound that belies her young age. V.V. describes her style as “musical mashed potatoes”-  although I don’t know if Grace Jones, ­­­ Eartha Kitt and Amy Winehouse­­­ qualify as potatoes.

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Getting Lost with Hand Drawn Maps

Friday, August 20, 2010

I like to collect old road maps, and when the need arises for me to draw a map for a visiting friend or relative, I'll admit I fancy myself a pretty good cartographer. But sometimes I find myself the artist of a bizarrely scaled and oddly detailed map which names all the trees, statues, and potholes in the vicinity but omits important details like street names.

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Don't Forget Us: Photographing the Oil Spill

Friday, August 13, 2010

The biggest piece of bad news of the last 4 months seems to be getting less bad: the Deepwater Horizon oil well is plugged, and the spill is disappearing from the surface of the Gulf fast.  As the catastrophe fades the photographer Zoe Strauss is doing her part to keep our focus on the disaster – and how it continues to affect people who live on the Gulf.

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15 Minutes of Shame

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Winnebago Man video is the granddaddy of all viral. Foul-mouthed, vitriolic outtakes from a real promotional shoot starring an RV salesman named Jack Rebney, it circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 1990s, before YouTube turned “the angriest man in the world” into a phenomenon. Spike Jonze is rumored to have sent out copies of the video as Christmas gifts; Conan O’Brien named it as one of his all-time favorites; and Larry David cited Rebney as inspiration for Curb Your Enthusiam.

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MoMA's Chicken Coup

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Be careful what you wish for. New York's MoMA thought it had commissioned a group of artists and architects to create a farm in the courtyard of it's Queens outpost, P.S.1.  And on opening day they didn't disappoint.

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TV Opening Titles: Bite-Sized Beauty

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A lot of the time they go unnoticed, or we simply fast forward through them like advertisements, another obstruction between us and our favorite TV show.  But sometimes, when they're done properly, they are a thing of beauty. They can provide provide skillfully disguised plot indications, and give you valuable character insights, all wrapped up in a stunning sensory parcel that sets the mood for the coming show.

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Keep Calm and Cary Grant

Monday, July 12, 2010

I recently moved from the UK to the US, and in looking for the perfect souvenir that would encapsulate the years I'd spent in Old Blighty, I stumbled upon this poster.  And, corny as it may sound, it spoke to me.

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You'll Love This

Monday, June 21, 2010

This weekend saw the opening of 'I am Love,' an Italian film directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Tilda Swinton (performing in Italian). It's beautiful to watch, but what's really exciting is how beautiful it sounds.

Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Adams is the source for ...

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1970s Psychedelia: West African Style

Monday, June 14, 2010

With perfect BBQ weather already here, it's an ideal time to dig out your kaftan and get some world music tunes pumping on your stereo. And there’s no one better at making you want to groove and grill than 'Sir' Victor Uwaifo. The 'Sir' is entirely unofficial, but ...

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