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On the Shelves or On the Horizon: 2017’s Most Anticipated Video Games

On the Shelves or On the Horizon: 2017’s Most Anticipated Video Games

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In the film industry, January is used as a dumping ground for movies too embarrassing to be released alongside year-end Oscar bait. However, the video game industry often saves some of its most promising titles for the new year, to avoid competing with blockbusters during the holiday rush — and so, […]

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 23, 2017

MARCH ART AT CARTER BURDEN GALLERY | In keeping with its mission to recognize both the relevance and ongoing creative evolution of artists 60 years of age and over, a March 2 opening reception at Carter Burden Gallery invites you to interact with those whose work can be seen for the next three weeks in their […]

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

From Rehab to Rockwood, Rocker ‘Reckless’ No More

BY SEAN EGAN | At 30, Matt Butler can finally look back with clarity at his time on a destructive path taken by many a musician given to the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle. Four years after spending his salad days as a Lower East Side rocker in the throes of addiction, Butler […]

Lorrie Goulet: She Puts Spirit in the Stone

Lorrie Goulet: She Puts Spirit in the Stone

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Lorrie Goulet’s New York studio, located in a townhouse in the heart of Chelsea, includes a stunning collection of work spanning seven decades. Set up on pedestals, her many sculptures tell of a life devoted to art. “I was always happy to be in the studio,” she explained, clarifying that it […]

Falling in Like with the Once-Vilified ‘Funny Valentine’

Falling in Like with the Once-Vilified ‘Funny Valentine’

BY JIM MELLOAN | Eighty years ago this April the Rodgers and Hart musical “Babes in Arms” opened on Broadway. The show contained a number of songs still well-known today, including “Where or When,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and that quintessential Valentine’s Day song, “My Funny Valentine,” which has since been performed by more […]

Just Do Art: “Show Up” and “Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi”

Just Do Art: “Show Up” and “Hi-Fi | Wi-Fi | Sci-Fi”

SHOW UP: A SPONTANEOUS COMEDY ABOUT YOU | Last seen by this publication in the basement performance space of Triple Crown Ale House — where his chipper but talent-challenged character Lance soldiered through a one-man show to which a bevy of invited megastars failed to attend — comedy coach (and skilled practitioner) Peter Michael Marino moves […]

Tattoo Exhibit Extolls the Lasting Impressions of a Marked Up Man

Tattoo Exhibit Extolls the Lasting Impressions of a Marked Up Man

BY PUMA PERL | From the act itself to the passing down of techniques and tools, tattooing is an intimate endeavor — so it is fitting that the South Street Seaport Museum’s new exhibition should bear such distinct marks of artistry, legacy, and collaboration. “The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of the Modern Tattoo” […]

At the Rubin Museum, a Home for Your ‘Om’

At the Rubin Museum, a Home for Your ‘Om’

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | If recent presidential executive orders are causing hyperventilation, the Rubin Museum of Art — which celebrates the art and culture of the Himalayas and neighboring regions — is offering a way to slow down, take a deep breath, and say “Om.” “It’s a very important concept for our time right now,” […]

Outing the Atonal Music of Mr. Copland

Outing the Atonal Music of Mr. Copland

BY GERALD BUSBY | At a recent concert featuring the serial music of Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Adam Tendler played “Piano Fantasy” — a piece I first heard 60 years ago. William Masselos was the pianist on that occasion, and he hammered home the stiff angularity of the music as if force-feeding the audience something they […]

National Endowment Defunding Could Usher in Culture Crisis

National Endowment Defunding Could Usher in Culture Crisis

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Concern that President Donald Trump plans to completely eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has local arts organizations and elected officials up in arms over what would be a devastating blow to cultural programs in the city. The two national endowments […]