For decades, beach goers have relied on an army of venders to supply them with beer, water, pretzels, ICEEs, cotton candy, and anything else that can be carried through the sand.
Are you one of those wobbly intellectuals or cultural critics who feels uneasy around strong black men?
Art In Conversation
On the occasion of the artists recent exhibit of indoor sculptures at Knoedler & Company and the installation of his large public works at Storm King Art Center,The Rails John Yau visited Mark di Suveros studio in Long Island City on a sunny spring afternoon to talk about his life and work.
The essayist and fiction writer Guy Davenport died just after the first of the year, at age 77. On an afternoon in May, Robert Kelly came over from Bard to my side of the river, to High Falls, and we sat down to discuss Davenports life and works.
Midway through the enthralling new Avett Brothers CD, Live, Volume 2, Seth Avett makes clear in an aside that what we are experiencing is a different kind of musical entity than the sometimes overly precious commodities we have come to expect in our digitally enhanced age.
Just when I become comfortable with the idea that American narrative film has died; that it has finally suffocated from its lack of vision and its infatuation with Hollywood fashion, including the so-called indie cinema, a burst of fresh air suddenly hits me in the face.
Theater In Dialogue
In the work of Elana Greenfield, there is a mistrust of borders and boundaries that seems to extend to the medium of writing itself. While she is putatively a playwright, her work defies classification, occupying an indeterminate space between poetry, fiction, playwriting, and sub-genres like radio plays, oral storytelling and prose poetry.
First of all, dont believe what youve heard about me. Given the stories circulating, you would think I was some kind of retrograde chauvinist but unless Im suffering from amnesia or have been in a psychotic state for the past month, I know Ive done nothing to warrant the current fuss. My lapses, such as they are, proceed from what might best be described as passionate excess.
In a shift from the past series of neighborhood-based reportage, students from the spring session of the Brooklyn Rail/Urban Word NYC New Skool Journalism Workshop covered the citys annual Teen Poetry Slam championships.
Dance In Conversation
With its light blue, peeling paint, remnants of broken glass bottles, cracked basin floor and graffiti, the abandoned, 50,000 sq. ft. McCarren Pool is an unlikely space for dance. But Williamsburg-based site-specific choreographer Noémie Lafrance has chosen just this site for her latest work, Agora.
a poem of a poem/a sentence of assent
In Germany, under Hitlers regime, artistic expression was banished as a form of Bolshevism. In Russia, under Stalin, it was denounced as bourgeoius cosmopolitanism. In mid-50s America, Abstract Expressionists met with aggressive censorship by members of the House Un-American Activities Committee.