BY Intern Stephanie V. in Artsy on Jan 04, 2010 |
The provocateur of underground comics, Robert Crumb, has another book on the chopping block and this time it's all about Adam and Eve. Crumb lends his pen to the first biblical story - rife with signature work in The Book of Genesis Illustrated.
Crumb rendered all fifty chapters of the book with precise and careful detail given to each panel. He made a career out of teetering on the fine line of controversy and proves that even the Bible doesn't stray from ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Dec 31, 2009 |
While doing my daily trolling of the Internet, I came across the coolest thing ever. Artist Katie Paterson took a trip to Iceland and recorded the sounds of glaciers, which she then had pressed into ice records that were made from the drippings of the actual glaciers she recorded. (!!!) It's little nuggets of brilliance like this that make me happy to be alive, and whistle while I work and all that. To join in on the inspiration, go ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Dec 30, 2009 |
Dragging someone who is vocal about hating comedy to a comedy show, in three degree weather, is potentially more of a laugh riot than said show could ever hope to be; however, when my friend and I braved the icy NYC winds to see Sandra Bernhard perform a sold out show at Joe's Pub last night, she for sure managed to pull off entertaining us even better than we entertain ourselves.
Live comedy can be a painful, awkward, mortifying experience, and yet certain ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Artsy on Dec 15, 2009 |
Rosanne Cash, Natalie Portman, Princess Leia and Susan Lucci—together at last? The New York Times announced this week its ninth annual Arts and Leisure Weekend, to be held at the Times Center January 7th through January 10th, and signed on for “Times Talks” are a number of accomplished (and entertaining) ladies. They made it a long weekend, and each of the four days promises new conversations between Times journalists ... Read More
BY Victoria Woodcock in Artsy on Dec 11, 2009 |
Ooh! Check out this skirt pattern that Clothkits.co.uk have kindly donated to the Craftacular raffle. So charming. The whimsical fabric pattern is by the super-talented London-based Rob Ryan, who cuts the delicate designs out of paper. Find out more about him at ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Artsy on Dec 10, 2009 |
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique.
Showing off their spindle skills will be Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries, the yarn-tastic ladies behind Bethnal ... Read More
BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy on Dec 09, 2009 |
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid. I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were.
This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that Humperdinck) take on ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Artsy on Dec 08, 2009 |
A few things are a given in terms of my consumer practices: I will go see any movie that Parker Posey is in, even though it may or may not be wretched, and I will read anything put out by VICE Magazine.
VICE Magazine recently released their second volume of "best of " treasures called News, Nudity & Nonsense: The Best of Vice Magazine Volume Two, 2003-2008. The book is a quick read, (it even states inside somewhere that most VICE articles can be ... Read More
BY Libby Zay in Artsy on Dec 03, 2009 |
From Austin to Austria, a dance troupe dressed in neon sweat-gear has been taking over the streets. Using their bodies as living sculptures, performers tag buildings by contorting themselves into bizarre formations and cramming into stairwells and doorways. The installations only last for fleeting moments -- basically, just long enough for a camera-phone wielding crowd to take notice and string along.
The on-the-run art show is called "Bodies in Urban Spaces." ... Read More
BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy on Dec 01, 2009 |
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.
Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a ... Read More