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BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center finds its voice

BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center finds its voice

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  New York’s gallery districts have been in constant flux since the 1980s. Whereas 57th St. was the city’s first and main art center for decades, it has shifted multiple times since, most notably to Chelsea beginning in the 1990s. However, due to major developments East and West of the High Line, […]

These Easter Bunnies Egg You On

These Easter Bunnies Egg You On

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Ah, Easter Sunday. We all know how it goes. The sun is shining, the grass is green and new, the brightly colored eggs are hidden — and the giant, six-foot-tall rabbits are waiting to fight you tooth and nail for possession of them… Uh, wait. An Easter experience as demented as […]

Just Do Art, Week of March 26

Just Do Art, Week of March 26

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: BRAINWAVE FESTIVAL  Good art makes you think, but great art changes the way you think. It happens all the time at the Rubin Museum of Art. Through April, their Brainwave Festival explores Buddhist notions of attachment and happiness. Pairing artists with scientists, the “Conversation” series includes “Bouquet […]

Music Saved Long Island City Resident’s Life During The Holocaust

Music Saved Long Island City Resident’s Life During The Holocaust

BY TAMMY SCILEPPI  |  When Long Island City resident Alex Rosner, now 79, first crossed paths with wealthy German-Catholic businessman, Oskar Schindler in 1944, it was under horrific circumstances. The war in Europe was raging and it seemed as if the world was on fire. Rosner was 9 when he and his father, a renowned […]

A Picturesque, Prussian Suicide Pact

A Picturesque, Prussian Suicide Pact

BY SEAN EGAN  |  There’s no real reason that “Amour Fou” should work as well as it does. On paper, it seems to encompass all of the elements that drive people away from so-called “art house cinema.” Its story is a downer. The themes and ideas it plays with are complex and heady — and […]

‘Meeting’ Pays Homage to Disney’s ‘Mermaid’

‘Meeting’ Pays Homage to Disney’s ‘Mermaid’

PHOTO ESSAY BY MICHAEL SHIREY | “The Meeting*” — the monthly gathering of International Order of Sodomites — journeyed under the sea this past weekend to pay homage to Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Comedian and IOS Chairman Justin Sayre hosted the event, with music direction by Tracy Stark. Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), who originated […]

When The Road Was King

When The Road Was King

BY JIM MELLOAN  |   Summer of ‘65. My family makes its annual pilgrimage from Jersey to Indiana to visit the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. I’ll turn 10 in a couple months; my sisters are turning eight and four. The default place for the overnight stay and meals on the way is Howard Johnson’s. They […]

At Cornelia Street Café, Always Something To Say

At Cornelia Street Café, Always Something To Say

BY MICHAEL LYDON | Robin Hirsch sipped thoughtfully on a glass of red wine in a quiet corner of the Cornelia Street Café. For an hour or more, with many a twinkle in his eye, he’d told tall tales of his four decades as the Café’s fearless leader — the legendary toaster oven that served […]

Buhmann on Art: Tomi Ungerer

Buhmann on Art: Tomi Ungerer

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  This exhibition, which marks the artist’s first U.S. retrospective, begins with his childhood drawings and concludes with his mature political and satirical campaigns as well as animations, among others. Born in Alsace, France, in 1931, Ungerer is best known as the award-winning author and illustrator of such beloved 1960s children’s […]

Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

BY PUMA PERL  (pumaperl.blogspot.com)  |  When I decided to take a look at the current state of Slam Poetry, I immediately knew that NYC-Urbana, which now meets at the Sidewalk Cafe, was the team to follow. As host and current Slam Master Jared Singer says, they are “the winningest” team in the nation. Urbana, founded […]

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