As the sun sets over the peninsula of Red Hook, the streets become dark and desolate, making it hard to envision what this quiet waterfront community would look like if filled with an endless flow of motorists.
Senator John Kerry calls Democratic National Committee Chair Terry McCauliffe to talk about the campaign.
Art In Conversation
We meet the Kabakovs on a cold February day in their installation The Empty Museum inside the Sculpture Center in Long Island City. It is a large room that looks like a classic nineteenth-century European museum gallery. The spotlights on the wall show there are no paintings being exhibited.
If P.S. 1s show of Lee Lozanos work from 1961-1971 would have seemed crass, elitist, and in bad taste three years ago, the recent revival of Philip Gustons late paintings spare Lozano from such a reading now. And, if Drawn From Lifes radicalism and ballsy fuck-off attitude dont inspire similar rah rahs from the critical establishment, it has got to be at least insinuated that it is either because she did not legitimize herself enough by previously working in a "high" method associated with emphasis on technique (AbEx namely), or merely because shes a woman.
ArtSeen In Conversation
In anticipation of Mary Hambletons show Nothing By Mouth at Littlejohn Contemporary, Ron Janowich talked to the artist at her Brooklyn Studio in early February.
Youve heard Jon Brion, whether you know it or not. Jon Brion, producer: Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Rhett Miller, Rufus Wainwright. Jon Brion, instrumentalist: Jellyfish, Elliott Smith, eels, Macy Gray, the Wallflowers, the Chemical Brothers. Jon Brion, composer:
After first reading Hanif Kureishis new novel The Body, I thought it to be an anomaly in a career marked by iconoclastic writing. After all, the book is a work of science fiction and at times it reads like a thriller.
The numbers are shocking. According to a new study by the Community Service Society, just 52 percent of New York Citys black males between the ages of 16 and 64 were employed in 2003.