A Relic Reborn

Eighty-five-year-old Mighty Wurlitzer Organ to Be Showcased at LIU Brooklyn Screening of 1925 Silent Classic The Phantom of the Opera.

CITYNOTES
Party No More

The Chicago teachers’ strike illustrated the depth of the Democrats’ commitment to education “reform,” which by any measure is designed to undermine the power of teachers’ unions.

THE FRIDAY OF RAGE: The March to Tahrir Square

I woke up on the morning of January 28 a little before Friday prayers.

Express In Conversation

AN AUSTRALIAN WRITER IN BROOKLYN
ANNA FUNDER with Bec Zajac

The author of the internationally acclaimed nonfiction work Stasiland turns to fiction in order to dramatize the real stories of anti-Nazi activists.

Art In Conversation

In Conversation with PETER LAMBORN WILSON

Prior to the opening reception of the writer/artist's new show at 1:1 gallery, (Vanishing Art & Hoodoo Metaphysics, September 23 – October 20) a group of students the Art Criticism and Writing M.F.A. program at the School of Visual Arts drove upstate to speak with Peter Lamborn Wilson.

Art In Conversation

LOUISE FISHMAN with Sharon Butler

Sharon Butler sat down with Louise Fishman to discuss her two current exhibitions: Five Decades, a 50-year retrospective at Tilton Gallery (September 5 – October 13), and Louise Fishman, at Cheim & Read (September 13 ­– October 27).

Art In Conversation

ABCs for/of RICHARD TUTTLE
An epistolary interview with Jarrett Earnest, pt. 1 “A-G”

Dear Richard, Phong has been in touch about me doing an email interview with you. I’ve just come from your current show at Pace (Systems VIII-XII September 07 - October 13). I like the idea of compiling an interview-collage-glossary of sorts. I think it will be fun.

Gardens Beyond Eden: Bio-aesthetics, Eco-Futurism, and Dystopia at dOCUMENTA (13)

dOCUMENTA (13) betrays a (non)position of uncommitted pluralism, a tendency familiar in the liberal milieu of contemporary art, happy to allude to crises and emergencies but take no clear stand in relation to them.

A Profile of SHIRIN NESHAT

Annina Nosei said of Shirin Neshat’s work, that “her ground as an artist: emotional-cultural and political is clear.” I always felt this to be an apt distillation of what makes the now-iconic inscribed photographs so accessibly compelling—or compellingly accessible, as the case may be.

THERE WILL BE BLOOD
The Debate Society Takes Bushwick

It was a dark and stormy night in Brooklyn. Clichéd, yes, but when I sat down for an outdoor dinner and drinks with two-thirds of the Debate Society, it literally was.

What if the D.J. were the NGO?

As a self-described ethnomusicologist, Clayton Jace studies the ways different cultures use digital technology in their music. As a world-famous D.J., he has made a name for himself through the way he uses the digital in his own music.

Four

Ann Lauterbach is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Or To Begin Again, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2009. She is also the author of the prose books, The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience, and The Given & The Chosen.

Editor's Messsage Guest Critic

BROOKLYN EARTH: Two or Three Things I Learned (from Meyer Schapiro)

Art is not primarily about, nor is art not about, nor is it only about aboutness. It is an experience like love.

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