Women in Comedy Festival: Live from a kitchen in BOSTON!That would be so cool if the stages were set up like little kitchen models. But, I think WICF is going purist on set design in the theatre this year. Which is still totes cool.Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian headline the Second Annual Women in Comedy Festival live from Improv Boston and they are funny ladies. Maria's comedy album made Punchline Magazine's Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2009. Read More
on Mar 04, 2010
For those of you with a tendency towards the gothic (no, not like Hot Topic), the amazingly curated collective of creepy and fascinating knowledge held within the Morbid Anatomy Library is a must see. It's an intersection between art and ruminations on mortality, with a few medical curiosities thrown in. Cruise through their extensive online galleries (helpful hint: not while eating). For those in the New York area, you can even make arrangements for an on site visit of the collection or attend one of their many engaging lectures. Read More
BY Phoebe Magee
on Mar 03, 2010
Act now! TOMORROW, March 4th, at 8 PM, journalist, writer and soon to be novelist Alix Strauss will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious" at supercool Brooklyn exhibition space Observatory. Strauss is the author of a recently published book of the same name, and her presentation is based on her research into the last days of such "icons of celebrity suicide" as Virginia Woolf, Diane Arbus, Kurt Cobain and Sigmund Freud, and the impact their deaths had on the world at large. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V.
on Mar 01, 2010
Everyone loves a juicy scandal and a brilliant piece of art, so why not both? Welcome to the documentary expose, The Art of the Steal (dir. Don Argott). Beginning in 1922, Albert C. Barnes has cultivated one of the most impressive art collections in America. Hosting a rich collection of 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos. No doubt, a weighty collection of canonical, eye-widening names. Impressive, yes. Expensive as hell? You got it.
So where's the scandal? Barnes died in 1951 and left a legacy which many have fought over, queueing up this documentary. Read More
BY Intern Laura
on Mar 01, 2010
We Are Swimming Cities, a diverse collective of artists, performers, and builders that annually come together to embark on a large scale project, is holding a silent auction this Friday, March 6th, to raise support for their latest endeavor, The Ocean of Blood Floating Island. This year's project, which begins in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, will involve a fleet of small boats that will travel along the Ganges River stopping along the way to Varanasi to purchase items hand crafted by locals for embellishment. Read More
:::actual rock shot- I took last year this time in Utah @ Arches National Park.I strongly recommend taking a roadtrip to Moab, Utah at least once in your life.It is breath-taking, exciting and huge. Takes hours to get done. You might cry a little.This rock has severe body issues. Really-really aspiring to be something it is not. Dear Penis Dick Cock Rock,We love you. You don't have to try so hard. You look like you're going to explode. You don't have to be quite so at attention, although we appreciate you and your eagerness to please. Read More
BY Intern Sheila J
on Feb 23, 2010
When I was a teen I used to cut up old magazines to make photo collages. The walls of my room were covered with ads and personal photos of mismatched bodies and heads, one of them being Gwyneth Paltrow’s head on a baby’s body. I did this because I loved magazines and abstract art—in all its quirky and bizarre glory— and it definitely seemed like a postmodern art form innovated by male artists like Picasso. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V.
on Feb 18, 2010
Are you ready for a awesome event with an all female cast? Do you love circuses? Dancing and mystical storylines? Of course you do, darling!
Starting February 26th and running until March 6th, get immersed in the Wonderneath, a circus rife with jazzy Tin Pan music. This show sounds decidedly surreal and magical by exploring the inner and under-workings of the urban sprawl. Think steam punk merging with glittering, sinewy crystal encrusted dancers and otherworldly creatures. Read More
BY Phoebe Magee
on Feb 17, 2010
This month the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York City brings us "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage," a small exhibit neatly tucked behind the 18th and 19th century European paintings that showcases photocollage art by Victorian women. The works displayed are taken from personal photo albums, are untitled, and were never meant for display at all. In fact, they were created for the very opposite. Read More
BY Claire Hamilton
on Feb 08, 2010
It doesn't get much more quintessentially American than a waitress in a diner. The everlasting pot of coffee, the no-nonsense approach to customer satisfaction and occasionally a shoulder to cry on - these women have been steadily serving eggs sunny side up for generations, without too much thanks (though they do show up in a lot of movies!) But one woman who's made it her business to document and celebrate these angels of the formica tables is Candacy Taylor. Read More