What a difference a year can make. As January 2005 winds to a close, Bruce Ratners Atlantic Yards proposal, launched a year ago as the crown jewel in the developers Brooklyn menagerie, seems to be chugging along on fumes.
Writing in the January 1973 issue of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem reflected on Shirley Chisholms recent run for the White House.
Art In Conversation
Leading from the painter Catherine Murphys home in Poughkeepsie, New York to her studio is a beautiful path of brown sand over a field of frozen snow made by her husband the sculptor Harry Roseman.
Even for a viewer largely ignorant of Tibetan Buddhism, the Tantra paintings at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art have a transcendent intensity. The central figures, remote yet radiant in their precision of detail and vibrancy of color, are pivots in a fierce, wheeling geometry that presents an image of dynamic cosmic forces the viewer is meant to internalize and take out into the world.
In scale, Peter Achesons untitled, abstract paintings and watercolors range from diminutive to small. In fact, one could reproduce all of Achesons paintings actual size in a catalogue that would fit comfortably on someones lap.
Books In Conversation
What got me into publishing was actually my first job. I was a shipping clerk making $15 a week, and the nature of that work was remainders. I knew very little about remainders or book publishing, but as I worked with these books, I got a sense of the kind of books that people were reading.
Hal Hartleys latest film, The Girl From Monday, premiered at Sundance last month. Milk + Honey, the second film by Brooklyns Joe Maggio, premiered at Sundance last year and will open at the Quad on March 18.