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How do you make a zine? Why do you make a zine?  How did you get into zine-making in the first place?  What other zines do you read? Where can I get my zine photocopied? How are zines distributed? Where are zines reviewed? Where can you go to buy zines? How do you pronounce it? And how can I find out more? Be you a seasoned vet, a zi-curious newbie, or an unrelated browser in the right place at the right time, you're ... Read More
House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far ... Read More
 Plan your weekends in advance and make a date for an art-fueled night in a majestic Brooklyn setting. The Physical Center, a London-based "multimodal arts program" will arrive at Williamsburg's Saint Cecilia's (former) convent and art space for a night of DJs, video and performance art, and large scale architectural pieces. Featuring the works of Brooklynites Jenn Brehm, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kerry Downey, iO Tillett Wright, the show will raise many for two ... Read More
When it comes to Pee-Wee Herman, either you get it, or you don’t. As a die-hard fan who was 11 when his Saturday morning children’s show hit the airwaves, I was nothing short of obsessed when I heard he was re-mounting his original 1981 stage production on Broadway this fall. And when I finally got to see it for myself, the experience literally took my breath away. A Technicolor fantasia of anthropomorphized furniture, freaky friends (of the human and ... Read More
The last time I wrote about Promethea here I'd just gotten my hands on the first Absolute volume, and it had blown my mind."It's less a narrative than a trip, fables layered on top of stories and characters' identities shifting into dreams. If Watchmen is Moore's Ulysses, then Promethea is Finnegans Wake and it demands the same experience--stop trying to make it make sense and just let it wash over you and enjoy the ride."The second volume arrived last week, ... Read More
The first time I met Michele Carlo was at the Moth. We were in line at the Bitter End; I'd seen her perform and introduced myself as a newbie. "Storytellers are the best group of people," she told me. "Come out with us after the show." At that point, Michele had been telling stories in New York for more than a decade. She'd been a performer since college, where she was in with the Lower East Side's hip, arty crowd. She'd created a burlesque show around a character ... Read More
Missing Unicorn posters have gone up all over Manhattan and beyond, while a billboard promises a reward on 104th and Broadway. According to the signs, the mythical animal was last seen entering Central Park at West 72nd street, and the public is encouraged to call the sightings hot-line with any leads. Mimicking those photocopied fliers publicizing a lost pet, the posters are the brainchild of artist Camomile Hixon, who has invited the entire city to join the ... Read More

Go Greene!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

I’m ashamed to admit it, but even though I’ve been doing movie commentaries for NPR’s New York affiliate, WNYC, for the past six months, I didn’t know until a couple of weeks ago that they had a live performance venue. Some friends tipped me off to a great show that was going on at WNYC’s Greene Space—a “new destination for artists and audiences created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows, and video ... Read More
Mandy Shadforth is an AMAZING award-winning contemporary artist from Queensland. This Aussie babe paints in a super realistic style, drawing her viewer into intimate details that would usually be overlooked.  Mandy paints with such control and depth.  She is able to manipulate her pop culture/natural images into mysterious kaleidoscopes of daydreams and bewilderment.  She just released her 2010 collection a few months ago and I am smitten.  ... Read More
Once upon a time I met a beautiful Polish girl with killer blonde locks who had a penchant for photo negatives, her golden dog and art in most forms. She used to come to New York on the weekends and work at a museum in Connecticut during the weeks. After traveling to Poland, Berlin, Russia and more places I can't remember she decided to meet up with her partner in Paris and make a go of this business of collaboration, empowerment and curation in the art ... Read More
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