Streams

Soterios Johnson

Soterios Johnson appears in the following:

Degenerate Art: Hitler's War on Modernism

Friday, January 17, 2014

An upcoming museum exhibition and film remind us that German dictator Adolf Hitler declared a war on modern art, branding it as "degenerate," seizing it from private owners, and often selling it to help finance the Third Reich.

Comments [4]

One NY Artist: Hanksy

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Most people have heard of British street artist Banksy. Well, New York City has Hanksy. He's been putting up his pun-based work on city streets for last two and a half years.

Comments [3]

Haiti Slams Charity Run by Olde Good Things Antique Chain

Monday, December 30, 2013

The store is operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, and the owners tell customers that part of the proceeds go to pay for an orphanage the group runs in Haiti. But an AP investigation found that conditions at the orphanage run by the group are so poor that the Haitian government has said it should close.

Comments [3]

Art Talk: The Four Art Shows to See Before the Year is Over

Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.

Comments [9]

Ten Reasons Why New York Ruled the Music Scene in 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It was a year when Beyonce surprised fans with an unexpected new album. And she made history becoming the first woman to hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her five studio albums. Her husband Jay-Z and pop star Lady Gaga also had new records out. And a teenager from New Zealand, Lorde, became a hit. But John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck, says it was New York that ruled the music scene in 2013, and he has a list of ten reasons why.

Comment

Chemical at Goodyear Plant Linked to Cancer in 50 Workers

Monday, December 16, 2013

The substance was made by DuPont and there is new evidence that the company knew ortho-toluidine caused cancer in animals since the 50s.

Comment

Art Talk: What Happens When the Art Dealer Steals the Show

Friday, December 13, 2013

Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer. 

Comments [8]

Our Holiday Guide For Theater Lovers

Friday, December 06, 2013

The holiday season means yet more to chose from on New York stages. There are dozens of Christmas-inspired shows — from the classic, to the "Occupy" versions — many family productions to consider if you have visitors in town, and several plays to see before they close.

Comment

One NY Artist: Abstract Expressionist Painter Busser Howell

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WNYC

There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

Comments [2]

Art Talk: New Yorkers Are Obsessed With This Teeny Tiny Bird

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks to Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch, record crowds are flocking to the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side to see a small painting of a bird created almost 400 years ago.

Comments [20]

A Crime in a Mississippi Motel and Old School Shakespeare: The Best in Theater

Friday, November 15, 2013

This season, there are plenty of new plays — and plenty of re-imagined classics. Our critics take a look at what to see now.

Comments [1]

Art Talk: Are Rockwell's Boy Scouts and Grandmas American Masterpieces?

Friday, November 08, 2013

He painted freckled boy scouts, sprightly grandmothers and little black girls walking into an all-white school. Norman Rockwell was the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, and served as America's unofficial "artist in chief." 

Comments [52]

Macy's and Barneys: We'll Stop 'Shop and Frisk'

Thursday, November 07, 2013

WNYC

Are big department stores taking the uproar over "shop and frisk" seriously? 

Comment

Today In Politics: De Blasio's Big Win Means a Big Mandate

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio romped last night, winning the vast majority of election precincts, no matter which racial group was dominant.

Comment

One NY Artist: Costume Designer Jenn Rogien

Saturday, October 26, 2013

There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft.  WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices. Jenn Rogien designs costumes for some of today's most popular television shows, including Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and HBO's "Girls."

Comment

Art Talk: Graffiti — Virtuosity or Vandalism?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Crime is low and rents are high in New York, but graffiti is back.

Comments [43]

Art Talk: Taking Pictures Inside Museums — Creative or Crass?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Museum-goers, be warned. If you try to take a photograph at the Magritte show at the Museum of Modern Art, or the Robert Indiana exhibit at the Whitney Museum, a uniformed guard will come rushing out and sternly instruct you: "No photographs!"

Comments [106]

Art Talk: What Does "LOVE" Have To Do With It?

Friday, September 27, 2013

There is no lack of paintings that show mountains or human figures. What's in this week? Paintings with words.

Comments [4]

Future of Met Council in Doubt After CEO Charged With Stealing

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has been around since 1972, but a financial scandal could prove devastating for the charity.  

Comment

Today In Politics: Thompson Stays in the Race

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thompson met with supporters Thursday night, declaring he will wait until the Board of Elections counts the votes from machines this weekend before taking further action.

Comment