on Aug 08, 2010
What happens when a super-talented badass makes a film about another super-talented badass? If you're lucky, the result is something like "Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Radiant Child," director Tamra Davis' new film about her friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. While deeply emotional, "Radiant Child" resists mythologizing its subject, a self-taught graffiti artist and painter who rose to fame in the art world while challenging some of its most precious ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Aug 05, 2010
Word on the street is that Christina Aguilera can act. That means she's ready to leap frog over Mariah Carey (for the lackluster Glitter) and Britney Spears (for the forgettable Crossroads) in a bid to hit the heights not reached since Barbara Streisand gave the world (the remake of) A Star is Born! Given the loopy premise–that this girl's DREAM is to dirty dance at a failing LA nightclub–I'd be ready to dismiss Burlesque in a hot minute except ... Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Aug 04, 2010
I should really do this next time I have too much time and nail polish on my ... Read More
From it's origins to it's core, Comicon's heart lies in the attendance and participation of the teenagers. Technologies have provided them with the ability to find interests beyond what is readily available to them in mainstream American media. In replacement of sagas such as Twilight they have sought out more sophisticated supernatural tales from Japan like Bleach, Death Note, and Hellsing. After spending an afternoon with them, I wished I was a teenager again, ... Read More
on Jul 27, 2010
Head out to the West Village to P.J.S. Exhibitions to support female tattoo artist, Stephanie Tamez!
Stephanie Tamez is a Brooklyn based tattoo artist from Brooklyn Adorned. As a female artist, Tamez gives her male counterparts serious competition with her eye for detail and knack for color. Her paintings are like bright lights against nebulous backdrops.
Of her long career in tattooing, she says, “It’s been such an ... Read More
Saturday's Comicon is known as the "craziest day". Referring to the crowds of course. To me it's the most "exciting" as Saturday night hosts the convention's Masquerade Ball. Many people use this day to debut their best costume. Some of them work on them for weeks, some throughout the year. No matter what level the effort , it's the inspiration of the character being portrayed that shines through. Here are my favorite women of the day.
The New Wonder WomanOe ma ke ... Read More
If you've happened to look over the significance of Harry Potter fandom, take a closer look. Since the series release in 1997, people of all ages have grown with the characters and have found immense inspiration from the author herself, JK Rowling. Last night hundreds of people camped out for the sneak preview and panel on the upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. When I asked one fan what Harry Potter brought to her life she replied, "I ... Read More
Comicon 2010 is here. My bag is packed. Two cameras , one dress, and four pairs of bubblewrap glasses in case I get any messages from the eighth dimension. I started photographing conventions in 2004, when my public access show Dungeon Majesty, was asked to be special guests at KublaCon a gaming convention in San Francisco. As I walked around dressed as my character Mystika, (a chaotic neutral necromancer), I found instant camraderie with fellow ... Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Jul 22, 2010
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the macabre and UK artist, Jessica Harrison's sculptures and drawings have tugged that heartstring perfectly.
There's just something about porcelain statuette of a late Victorian woman delicately holding her own intestines, a skull lined with teeth, or a high backed chair that looks like it's made out of flesh that makes that little dark part of me smile. I hope that it makes you smile in that way too. Check her ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 16, 2010
The House of Yes in New York City will be hosting a benefit à la mermaids for the Gulf Coast clean-up sponsored by The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of “The Cove”) next Saturday July 24. The venue specializes in aerial performances and dance, so be prepared for an awe-inspiring production of Mermaid Lagoon!
The story line is based on a village of beautiful mermaids who use their charms to tempt sailors to follow them ... Read More