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Adolescence in a small town can feel like torture. There’s too much open space, too many lazy days, and friends are miles and miles away — a long distance, even by car. One can feel alone and floating. more
Looking up the phrase “abstract painters” online yields men at the forefront. It’s always Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, and Mark Rothko. more
Despite the soggy outdoor conditions on Feb. 11, dozens of journalists and other guests showed up for the media preview of the New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show. more
"Where We Stand,” a lyrical journey into community and personal responsibility, makes a unique statement on the complexities of the human heart. more
It’s 1982, and there’s an exhibition in the loo. The thriving East Village arts scene the 1980s would become known for was taking shape. With a tax refund in hand, gallerist Gracie Mansion set to putting a show together for Tim Greathouse, a photographer-turned-gallerist-turned-graphic designer — in her bathroom. more
In 1974, with no end in sight to the Cold War, the Soviet government erected a 19-story structure in North Riverdale which best reflected what Americans considered to be the “backward” mentality of the Russians: They built the massive structure from the top down. A fence was built. Cameras were installed. more
It’s been two decades since Riverdale Cinema at West 259th Street and Riverdale Avenue closed its doors for good. A generation of moviegoers and aspiring filmmakers were without a venue in this North Riverdale neighborhood, and without a source of art. They once again had to bow to the undisputed ruler of the East Coast art world — Lower Manhattan. more
It’s not clear who first coined the phrase “journalism is the first draft of history.” Washington Post writer Alan Barth published the quote, and even for Ron Rubin, it's a phrase that's spot on — especially for his new book. more
Playwright Leegrid Stevens sends us a chiller of a journey in his new play, “A Peregrine Falls.” more
At first glance, some of the paintings looked like reasonable approximations of their source material. Others looked like they were forged in the fever pitch of a dreamlike trance. The painters were children. The source material was a drawing of Leonardo da Vinci’s oft-ballyhooed painting, the Mona Lisa. The setting was Yo-Burger. more
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