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Close Enough

arts & culture, Apr 26 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

An acting teacher once told me the most intimate thing you can do on stage is touch someone’s face. You could …

Mourning

Arts & Culture, Apr 13 2013

by Robert Sandler

I’ve found bits of everyone in you. There is no more grass in my yard, only clover. Found a way through …

When We Wander Onscreen As Ourselves

arts & culture, Apr 13 2013

by Emma Miller

Chris Gethard is a mainstay at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. His anti-talk show, The Chris Gethard Show, …

The Rite of Spring

Arts & Culture, Apr 13 2013

by Robert Sandler

I went to see the turned-in feet of Le Sacre moving still, under the curtain. Pagan Russia still moving Nijinsky’s flatness. …

Spring Break

Arts & Culture, Apr 12 2013

by Lizzie Davis, David Adler & Benson Tucker

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From Water

Arts & Culture, Mar 20 2013

by Emma Janaskie & Kate Van Brocklin

“And have you seen the water that you drink? Is it you who brought it down from the clouds, or is …

Self-Aware Game

Look, You're Inside the Machine

Arts & Culture, Mar 18 2013

by Milan Koerner-Safrata

Eminent game designer Tim Schafer recently asked himself a question: “Are games art?” His response: “Oh man, who cares.” But as …

Of Mindless Men

Arts & Culture, Mar 18 2013

by Doreen St. Félix

She has no photograph, but when Marie Jane recalls the morning the zombi broke down the side door of her home, …

From Water

Arts & Culture , Mar 15 2013

by Kate Van Brocklin & Emma Janaskie

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Hands on Rawhide

A Conversation with Sarah Bliss

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Grier Stockman & Claudia Norton

When you see Sarah Bliss in line at the post office, you probably can’t guess what she’s thinking. Sarah Bliss has …

Having It All

A Conversation with Jonathan Lethem

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Drew Dickerson

“Genre bending” is a term that has recently come into a strange sort of critical vogue. In light of literary fiction’s …

Redux Dictionary

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

These words may be out of print, but if vintage is cool then archaic is next-level. Drop one of these babies …

Cairo 52

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Marc Briz

In between Cairo's high-rise hotels and dusty highways, riverboats lie anchored along the Nile, pumping Egyptian pop songs and multi-colored lights. …

Redux Dictionary

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

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French Connection, RI

Arts & Culture, Mar 01 2013

by Drew Dickerson & Mimi Dwyer

Adulte Terrible Like any attempt to periodize an artistic movement in its contemporary, the phrase “New French Extremity” is only about …

Dear Edgar

The Life and Letters of Sarah Helen Whitman

Arts & Culture, Mar 01 2013

by Julia Longoria

Draped in the pale, empty elegance of lace, Helen’s look is haunting. It’s appropriate, against the cool, grainy darkness of the …

How to Save a Life

Talking to David Shields

Arts & Culture, Mar 01 2013

by Drew Dickerson

The 2010 release of David Shields’s (B ‘78) Reality Hunger saw some of the greatest attention paid to a work of …

Hair

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix

From follicles in the middle layer of skin, out sprouts the dead thing. Hair begins in the bulb-shaped organ called the …

Hog Wild

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix, Emma Janaskie & Ellora Vilkin

Imbolc, or the Festival of the Lactating Sheep This day, Imbolc,¹ splits the year between winter solstice and spring equinox. On …

Optimize Your Valentine's Day

A Communication Guide

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by David Adler & Erica Schwiegershausen

You have champagne, chocolate, candles, and a copy of Casablanca. All the pieces are there, but now it’s go-time and your …

The Worst Kind of Punchline

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Greg Nissan & Joe de Jonge

“power fails and 49ers surge, but Ravens Win” - The New York Times. “Lights Out! Ravens Win the Super Bowl!” - …

Pitchfork Advance

Spanning Streaming’s Single/Album Divide

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Tristan Rodman

“Physical is best. Touch it. Smell it right after opening the shrink-wrap. Take it off the shelf to show to your …

Sissieretta

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

Sissieretta said: “The flowers absorb the sunshine because it is their nature. I give out my melody because God filled my …

Present Time

A Conversation with CAConrad

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Will Fesperman

With painted fingernails and a large crystal hanging around his neck, he made a strong impression. A native of rural Pennsylvania, …

Collect and Disseminate

An Interview with Brian Shimkovitz

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Houston Davidson

I met Brian Shimkovitz, the charming founder of Awesome Tapes from Africa (ATFA), a couple of summers ago. He was an …

“Benje een Buitenlander?”

Zwarte Piet and Blackface in the Netherlands

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Sophia Seawell

From mid-november until December 6, his grinning face was omnipresent. I saw him in the festively decorated windows of shops’ and …

Talking About Utility

Enumerating Art In The Western World

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Claudia Norton

1. Episteme, from Ancient Greek: knowledge or science. An understanding of principles, know-how. Techne, from Ancient Greek: craftsmanship. Applied know-how, often …

The Problem With Portraits

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Grier Stockman

Last month, the British National Gallery opened an hour early so that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) …

Dispatches

Arts & Culture, Feb 08 2013

by Raillan Brooks

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Dynamic Range

The Politics of Popular Dance

Arts & Culture, Feb 05 2013

by Greg Nissan

This is not about you. You will not Travolta across the dance floor, the neon lights on the lapels of your …

It Comes From Language

A Conversation With George Saunders

Arts & Culture, Feb 05 2013

by Drew Dickerson

George Saunders is the man of the proverbial literary hour after the January 8 publication of his book Tenth of December—which …

Waiting For It

An interview with improvisors TJ & Dave

Arts & Culture, Jan 22 2013

by Drew Dickerson

Every once in a while, an artist or ensemble emerges that reminds the medium of its own possibilities. Emerges is the …

The Openings

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Grace Dunham

The galleries in Chelsea are white. Their floors are usually polished concrete. Galleries are modern. Their job is to highlight the …

The House on Broadview Terrace

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Sam Adler-Bell

A few days after hurricane sandy made her way, clumsily, morbidly, along the Atlantic Coast, a friend emailed my father a …

UNTITLED (2012)

A Retrospective

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Claudia Norton

My last relationship consisted of me, my boyfriend, and Tom Friedman. My boyfriend and I used to look at a book …

Inventory

Arts & Culture, Dec 18 2012

by Olivia-Jené Fagon & Christina McCausland

Suxist In the wake of two well-publicized condemnations of art journalism—art market writer Sarah Thornton’s list of “Why Writing in the …

Journaling: An Interview with n+1's Mark Greif

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Drew Dickerson

In the fall of 2004, the first issue of n+1 was released, a triannual literary magazine featuring essays, criticism, and fiction …

Landscaping Fine Arts

The promise of Art.sy's Genome Project

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Olivia-Jené Fagon

In 2011, the launch of Google Art Project brought the public instant access to seven billion pixels worth of artistic masterpieces …

Throwback Live

Nas, Lauryn Hill, and '90s Nostlagia

Arts & Culture, Nov 16 2012

by Greg Nissan

It would’ve been hard for me to pass up Nas and Lauryn Hill’s double bill on Monday night at Lupo’s. They’re …