Brooklyn Eagle, July 14, 1897
DELUGE FROM SEA AND SKY
RAIN AND HIGH TIDES CAUSE DAMAGE ON THE ISLAND. GRAIN AND HAY CROPS INJURED.

Shelter Houses and Bathing Pavilions Inundated at Coney Island––Yachts Drag Their Anchors in Gravesend Bay Brighton Beach Track Escapes. Streets Along the Shore front Flooded.

The Brown Girl of Bed-Stuy’s Brownstones

For me, Bedford-Stuyvesant is a Mecca, always calling me back, demanding of me a style and commitment that, try as I might, I never fully give her.

My Wounded Constitution

I have memories of who I once was, but they are beginning to fade from me. I hear words like lawyer and writer and they fall from me like dead fruit.

Art In Conversation

BIRDHEAD with Charles Schultz

Song Tao and Ji Weiyu go by the moniker Birdhead. Known widely in China and Europe, Birdhead’s first major exposure in the United States came this fall when they were included in MoMA’s annual New Photography exhibition (October 3, 2012 – February 4, 2013).

Art In Conversation

ALICE CHANNER with Barry Schwabsky

The day after the opening of British artist Alice Channer’s current exhibition at Lisa Cooley Gallery (Cold Blood, through December 23), Barry Schwabsky met her at the gallery and they decided to take a stroll while discussing the show and its background in her two educations.

Art In Conversation

Time is an Emotional Muscle
BARBARA HAMMER with Jarrett Earnest

Experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has made lyrical, confessional, and often deeply erotic films about her life as a lesbian artist since the early 1970s. She performed Witness: Palestine as part of PS1’s Pier Paolo Pasolini: Intellettuale on Sunday, December 16.

Figuring It Out: Bard’s Low-Residency M.F.A. Program

There is one quality that Bard has inherited directly from Black Mountain: the anti-authoritarianism manifest in its resistance to formal instruction.

A letter from JOSEPH CORNELL to DOROTHEA TANNING

The sculptor Claire Woolner, in a letter to me from California, quoted from a letter that Dorothea Tanning had written to Joseph Cornell on March 3, 1948. In the letter, she spoke of feelings of revulsion towards most things, wondering how Cornell avoided such.

Living a Revolution

When I started my research on the revolutions of the 18th century a few years ago, I was guided by the intuition that revolution is not an event but a special type of language—replete with its own syllables, sentences, sounds, images, movements, gestures, silences, intervals, etc.

When the Time Comes

A TRANSLATION OF Wenn es soweit istBY ADRIAN WEST The bone stock, said the ninety-year-old man with the grey- flecked moustache and the trimmed eyebrows, was brewed in the village by a little man who lived in miserable circumstances.

Plus ça devient vieux, Plus ça devient bête
The European Bourgeoisie in Michael Haneke’s Amour

Austrian-German filmmaker Michael Haneke is often considered the most “European” of directors.

Bring in Da Boise

Like generations of choreographers, Trey McIntyre has set ballets to scores by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. Yet the McIntyre that New York audiences have gotten to know in 2012 is not afraid to embrace more colloquial music.

Editor's Messsage Guest Critic

Art Criticism Today

Since the 1990s, growing numbers of art critics have come to believe that the art market had infiltrated every sector of the art world and had devalued art criticism’s role in shaping the art world consensus. As one art writer said, he feels like a piano player in a whorehouse.

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