Wednesday, August 24 2011
Graffiti is, as Norman Mailer famously described it, "Your presence on their Presence... hanging your alias on their scene."
Tuesday, August 23 2011
Visual artist Harun Farocki's MoMA installation fuses images of war and violence with the documentary mode to create a bold, confrontational hybrid.
Thursday, August 11 2011
"Whatever situation you are in," says Shamim Sarif, "there are opportunities for the human spirit to grow, and I like to have that possibility in the films and the work that we do."
Thursday, July 21 2011
The Vermont quartet delivered a monumental series of performance that conjured a Scott Pilgrim vs the World status – “an epic of epic epicness”. There seems to be only one band that has the dedicated fan base to stage its own mega-festival with no supporting acts.
Tuesday, July 19 2011
In Detroit, a cauldron where neoliberal experiments are tested and then unleashed upon the world, the Allied Media Conference reveals both the huge challenges facing community organizing and how media can assist the disenfranchised.
Monday, July 18 2011
There might not seem to be any rhyme or reason for pairing Mötley Crüe and Poison with the New York Dolls, but appearances can be deceiving when it comes to the self-proclaimed "tour of the summer".
Thursday, June 23 2011
In this second part of his 'Duke and Paris' series, Matthew Asprey looks into what Laurent Mignard means, when he says, "Our record is called Duke Ellington Is Alive because I'm really sure that Duke's mood is still with us."
Wednesday, June 22 2011
Fans of electronic music will find a lot of massive events going on around the US this summer. Here are a few to look out for.
Friday, June 17 2011
Classical music fans can rest assured that financially stressed arts organizations will continue to strive to make events accessible to the public, particularly in the summer months.
Wednesday, June 15 2011
Our writers' favorite summer events run the gamut from the ultra local fare of a day devoted to mustard in a small Midwestern town to the huge SummerStage series in New York and the glorious Montreal Jazz Festival.
It's the scavenger spirit of self-discovery, with the relative high frequency of opportunities to catch bands at small venues early on, that makes the summer in New York a joy.
Wednesday, June 1 2011
If only the creators of the Spiderman musical had chosen Elvis Costello instead of U2 to create Spidey's soundtrack... While we're at it, here are some ideas for Broadway's next pack of superhero shows.
Sunday, May 8 2011
On 4 December 2010, Jeff Mangum, indie rock's most reclusive star, performed a full acoustic set, the first in at least a decade. But does that make the possibility of a Neutral Milk Hotel reunion a good idea?
Wednesday, April 27 2011
What is the connection between cloned puppies and a 32-year-old sex in chains story? This and other questions raised at this year’s Full Frame Film Festival.
Tuesday, April 19 2011
I wouldn’t change a thing about Coachella. Even the stuff that irritated me.
Friday, April 15 2011
In the midst of continuing uncertainty in the music business, do independent record stores and artists offer the direction for the industry’s future?
Thursday, April 14 2011
A member of Whedonites United, a Tennessee group associated with the Can't Stop the Serenity movement, explains how a group of fans of Joss Whedon and the film Serenity takes fan activism to a new level by actively trying to make the world a more humane and just place.
Wednesday, April 13 2011
With convention season in the US rapidly becoming a yearlong calendar event, the London Comics Small Press Expo still makes those small, personal connections between reader, newbie creator, and established pro.
Sunday, April 3 2011
SXSW is about exposure: to the elements, to the limits of your own sanity, but most importantly, to musical acts that many fans in your hometown could only dream of seeing.
Sunday, March 27 2011
Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!