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Buhmann on Art: Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth

Buhmann on Art: Roni Horn at Hauser & Wirth

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN “ Having worked in sculpture, drawing, photography, and site-specific installation, Roni Horn’s oeuvre spans more than four decades. Her earliest works entailed wedges of solid-colored glass that were set on shelves, as well as an installation and performance centered on an ant farm. This exhibition will focus on her photographic opus “The Selected Gifts, […]

Tales of Struggle Told in American Immigrant Yiddish

Tales of Struggle Told in American Immigrant Yiddish

BY TRAV S.D. | A century and more ago, the world possessed 10 million Yiddish speakers. Tens of thousands of them immigrated to the United States every year, many of them choosing to make their homes in New York City. In 2017, the world looks very different. The number of Yiddish-speakers, worldwide, is now six […]

Austin, Tennessee: Pouring a Passion Into Williams’ Late-Period ‘Play’

Austin, Tennessee: Pouring a Passion Into Williams’ Late-Period ‘Play’

BY TRAV S.D. | Austin Pendleton is a man of many reputations: renowned actor of stage and screen, theatre director, teacher, and artistic director of the now-defunct Circle Repertory Company. His current project is a revival of Tennessee Williams’ late work “The Two-Character Play,” produced by Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company. The linking may be fortuitous. […]

Just Do Art: Week of June 29, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of June 29, 2017

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT | From raccoons to rain to birds to loony Trump supporters, the Public Theater will tell you that interruptions come with the territory when your Bard is based in an al fresco setting. But the unpredictable hijinks that have been known to play out in the comparatively cushy Delacorte Theater […]

Exhibit Exemplifies the Evolution of Penn South Social Services

Exhibit Exemplifies the Evolution of Penn South Social Services

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Chelsea’s iconic beacon of affordable housing is breaking ground once again, but it’s not the type of brick and mortar project that gave rise to the 10 buildings that house 2,820 units. This new project’s construction materials are paint, graphite, charcoal, and clay — and though the works they’ve produced will […]

Fearless and Funny: Eddie Sarfaty Mines Life for Big Laughs

Fearless and Funny: Eddie Sarfaty Mines Life for Big Laughs

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Out gay comedian Eddie Sarfaty thinks everything is funny: family, relationships, politics, annoying people, really annoying people, pets, his own neuroses, other people’s neuroses, self-doubt. The list goes on and on. “If there is anything so horrible that you can’t make fun of it, I don’t ever want to know […]

Rooted in Folklore, ‘Ain’t No More!’ Sings a Song of Our Times

Rooted in Folklore, ‘Ain’t No More!’ Sings a Song of Our Times

BY TRAV S.D. | In times of political tumult in America an interesting, possibly counterintuitive, thing seems to happen: a revival of interest in traditional American folk culture. During the Great Depression, musicians like Woody Guthrie and The Weavers revitalized American roots music while folklorists like Alan Lomax captured oceans of elusive human culture in […]

Just Do Art: Week of June 15, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of June 15, 2017

R2R: RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL | As reliable as the tide but considerably less predictable, a deep dive into the sheer volume of events scheduled for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival will leave your head swimming with ways to soak in this annual genre-blurring, boundary-bursting celebration of dance, music, theater, and […]

Desperately Seeking a Definitive Trump Doctrine

Desperately Seeking a Definitive Trump Doctrine

BY MAX BURBANK | I’ve been trying to write a column about America’s foreign policy and our place in the world for months. I’d be almost done and then, just before deadline, there’d be a massive explosion of inanity and I’d have no choice but to trash everything I’d written and cover it: President Donald […]

Buhmann on Art: Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum

Buhmann on Art: Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Marking the first major solo exhibition for the artist in over 20 years, “Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry” promises to help re-evaluate this great modernist’s importance. No less than 50 paintings, drawings, costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera will offer thorough insight into Stettheimer’s impressively eclectic output, which she delivered with an unusual mélange of whimsy […]