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Buhmann on Art: ‘Where We Are’ at the Whitney

Buhmann on Art: ‘Where We Are’ at the Whitney

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Engaging in an interesting dialogue with the current Whitney Biennial, this stunning installation organized by David Breslin with Jennie Goldstein and Margaret Kross depicts another tumultuous time in American history. Comprised of works from the museum’s collection, “Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960” focuses on the first six decades […]

Mother, Manilow, Mania, Murder: ‘Serial Mom’ on Blu-ray

Mother, Manilow, Mania, Murder: ‘Serial Mom’ on Blu-ray

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | You’re in candid and charming and proudly perverse company when watching a John Waters film with John Waters. “Now this of course is one of my favorite scenes,” the writer-director notes on his audio commentary, just moments before Baltimore housewife Beverly Sutphin beats an annoying neighbor to death with a leg […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 4, 2017

Just Do Art: Week of May 4, 2017

BATTERY DANCE: 41ST ANNUAL NEW YORK SEASON | Informed by interactions with artists and audiences during recent tours of Europe, Africa, South and East Asia, and the American Midwest, an invigorated Battery Park Dance touches down on the ground of its namesake neighborhood. Longtime company members will join forces with dancers from Iraq and Romania, composers from […]

Sex and Death: Read All About It!

Sex and Death: Read All About It!

BY TRAV S.D. | For someone who can’t be pigeonholed (humorist? playwright? poet? clown? comedian? performance artist? horror writer? LGBT icon?), the phenomenon of nature known to the public as Dandy Darkly is totally distinctive. Living fully up to his pseudonym, Darkly is a Southern Gothic steampunk grotesque given to flamboyant recitations and flights of […]

Axis Theatre Company Gives New Life to ‘Dead End’

Axis Theatre Company Gives New Life to ‘Dead End’

BY TRAV S.D. | Some names of the theatre deserve to have been forgotten; playwright Sidney Kingsley (1906-1995) isn’t one of them. Kingsley invented not one but at least three original genres of the stage and screen. His forte was to take a fascinating American subculture, obsessively research it, and then depict it on stage. […]

Art on A Merges Mediums, Champions Community

Art on A Merges Mediums, Champions Community

BY PUMA PERL | Last week, Wendy Scripps, the owner of Wendigo Productions and Art on A, and I met up at the Bowery Electric’s Friday Happy Hour to chat about her work and her vision. This year, she is the Acker Award recipient for community activism; many folks acknowledge her as “The Godmother of […]

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

THE TRIBECA FILM FESTVAL presents screenings and events through April 30. More reviews will be added to this roundup, once the film’s first festival screening has taken place. If you’re reading this after a particular film’s last festival screening, take heart — many of the fest’s flicks are picked up for theatrical distribution later in […]

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re reading this on the day it was posted — Wednesday, April 19 — it’s Donald Trump’s 90th day as (it still feels nightmarish to say it) President of the United Sates. But see, the 100th day is next Saturday, so I figure I’ll do early, scoop everybody, and maybe […]

Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

BY SEAN EGAN | All day long and well into the night, on screens in Chelsea and its namesake neighborhood, April 19–30’s calendar marks the Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) “Sweet 16” — and much like a teenager hitting that age, TFF is growing in ways both expected (an ever-expanding dossier of titles) and surprising (it’s […]

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There used to be a debate over whether or not video games could be art. Now the new kid on the block is Virtual Reality (VR). Those at the forefront of storytelling are starting to see that VR is neither a fad nor a toy, and that it has a place […]