BY Intern Laura in Artsy on Apr 22, 2010 |
Many do not know that before becoming a founding member of the undeniably influential Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon moved to New York from LA to establish herself as an artist. Music and art have clearly been important for Gordon throughout her life and career and in her new book, Performing/Guzzling, rather than making a clear distinction between the two, the artist blends the them by giving readers a visual representation of what she sees in the faces of audience ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Artsy on Apr 22, 2010 |
If you are a mom, got a mom, or know a mom, treat yourself to a little burlesque brunch this Mother's Day at the "Salute to the Mothers of Burlesque Show" presented by Thirsty Girl Productions and the New York School of Burlesque.
The event features 1950s burlesque legends like Dixie Evans, Dee Milo, and Toni Elling in a question and answer panel, as well as performances by contemporary burlesque queens Jo Boobs, Perle Noir, and the World Famous BOB.
Skip your ... Read More
BY Jules Abraham in Artsy on Apr 19, 2010 |
The breathtaking Beauty, local conceptual artist Julie Atlas Muz, and the bad boy Beast of the disabled artistic world, Mat Fraser have put their brains and bodies together to bring you their wildly different vision of a classic fairy tale. Mirroring their real-life love story, Mat and Julie plan to take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride tonight at the Abrons Art Center. The string of highly acclaimed sold-out one-nighters across Europe leads us ... Read More
BY Intern Laura in Artsy on Apr 14, 2010 |
DC Comics announced on their blog earlier today that Batwoman, the company's first openly lesbian superhero, will be starring in her own series. After first being introduced in the 1950's and re-introduced as openly gay in 2006, the character has been well received by fans and has the chops to become the DC family's next beloved superhero. Fans have enjoyed following Batwoman and her alter ego, socialite Kathy Kane, since she was re-introduced in the Detective ... Read More
BY Sarah J. in Artsy on Apr 13, 2010 |
Drawn and Quarterly is a comics publisher, but Sonja Ahlers' The Selves isn't a comic. You could call it sequential art, I suppose, though it's mainly collages of beautiful and slightly disturbing things, its text chosen for aesthetic value rather than to tell a story.
Babies, children and mothers; cute animals and Sylvia Plath quotations; 70s and 80s fashion, Holly Hobby and Princess Di all blend together--or rather, are layered on top of one another to ... Read More
BY Jules Abraham in Artsy on Apr 13, 2010 |
Some see it as a menace, some see a revolution, and insiders see a big fat question mark. Street Art has made its mark on the wall of history; and as one of the genre's champions, Banksy wants to tell you how. Though normally evading cameras like the plague, the grapher of mystery did an about-face in his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. French ex-pat, Thierry Guetta had originally planned the film as a documentary of the Street Art Movement, but Banksy saw ... Read More
BY Susan Engberg in Artsy on Apr 09, 2010 |
We might think we’re not that influenced by fairy tales and all that childhood Disney watching. But alas, a recent LiveScience study found that even though there are more 30-something single women than ever the “spinster” stigma is still not lifting. The media has traditionally portrayed them as either desperate to get married or so career-driven that they "don't need a man." Seeking Happily Ever After, a documentary directed by Michelle Cove ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Artsy on Apr 09, 2010 |
The creators of Not Your Mother's Meatloaf, a sex education comic book, realize the importance of raising awareness about infrequently talked about topics in a way that will easily and readily catch interest. Started in 2008 by Liza Bley and Saiya Miller, Not Your Mother's Meatloaf balances serious topics like consent, safe sex, and sexual health with the fun, engaging format of illustration. In an effort to make the zine as inclusive and accessible as ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Artsy on Apr 09, 2010 |
This morning, our own Emily Rems was featured on The Takeaway’s Friday movie segment, discussing the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It’s opened in a limited number of theaters across the US and may have a Hollywood adaptation coming soon.//
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo poster courtesy The ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Artsy on Apr 09, 2010 |
As a die hard Tina Fey fan, I couldn’t wait to get a big, feature-film-length dose of her impeccable comic timing when I went see her star opposite Steve Carrell in Date Night. But I’m sorry to report, not even the boundless charisma and adorable chemistry of the film’s perfectly-cast stars could make up for the absurdly stupid plot of this romantic caper.
The flick actually starts off reasonably well, setting up Fey and Carrell as over-worked ... Read More