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
BY Emily Rems in Artsy on Apr 08, 2010 |
Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget.
Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Artsy on Apr 08, 2010 |
When Israeli-born photographer Atalia Katz traveled to Ethiopia after a divorce, she didn't expect that the photos she took along her journey would end up in a Manhattan gallery. Her work has been praised by Zone Contemporary Art Gallery founder Jennifer Bahng for portraying universal humanity through the "extraordinary cultural value of these isolated groups." One particular group Katz spotlights is the Ethiopian Jews, considered by many to be one of the Lost ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Artsy on Apr 06, 2010 |
We covered New Orleans' "sissy bounce" rappers in our latest issue, so we were extra excited to see a new art show in New Orleans called "Where They At: Bounce and Hip-Hop in Words and Pictures," opening April 22nd.
Photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Alison Fensterstock have compiled a multi-media exhibition that features many members of the New Orleans bounce community, spanning from the 1980s to present day. Featuring footage of live performances, ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in Artsy on Apr 02, 2010 |
It only makes sense that Good Vibrations, the San Francisco-based sex-positive sex toy shop, is hosting an erotic art show at their Polk Street Gallery called, "Our Lady of Burning Dreams." Hosted by Annie Sprinkle, the show will feature multimedia visual art from three erotic artists- Penny Slinger, Carol Queen, and Bobby Morgan.
Slinger has been making erotic art for over thirty years and this show will feature her collage work in particular, while Queen ... Read More
BY Susan Engberg in Artsy on Mar 31, 2010 |
The IFC Center tributes filmmaker Bette Gordon with special in-person screenings of her films Luminous Motion, Variety, and her latest release called Handsome Harry. One of the most prominent artists to emerge out of the "No Wave Cinema" underground 1970's film movement in Tribeca/East Village, she has since won several awards and worldwide festival acclaim. Gordon teaches film at Columbia University's graduate film division in NYC, is supervisor of the ... Read More