Monthly Archives: August 2004

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USDAT

When Culturebot went to the launch party for the Imagine04 festival, he was introduced to the multimedia artist Randall Packer, who has created a media art project blurring the lines of fiction and reality called the U.S. Department of Art and Technology. There’s a story

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who’s your daddy?

After reading this article in the Times today, I almost want to stay around for the RNC. I mean, I wanted to before, sort of — go align myself with one of the groups who were tabling at the crazy-fun NEO-CONey Island block party the

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Greetings from Ho-Land, Part Three

“FUCK YOU DUTCH PEOPLE WITH YOUR ELF LANGUAGE AND LEAN MUSCLE TONE AND GOOD GRAPHIC DESIGN AND BICYCLES AND FLOWERED CHINA!” That’s what was going through this reporter’s head as I sat amidst a sea of cruel and superior laughter at a recent Amsterdam screening

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Fitting Tribute

One of the great things about living in NYC is that there are so many great writers who are also talented performers. It is, I think, a peculiarly New York thing – the literary vaudeville circuit, if you will. From the witty urbanity of the

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HOWL! Fest A Go Go

The HOWL! Festival starts on Tuesday, August 17th with more events than you could possibly hope to see in one week. So, I’ll just pimp the ones that I’m involved in. For a full line-up of HOWL! Festivities, check out the schedule at their website.

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Factory Workers Unite

Apparently the management and policy changes at the Knitting Factory have left some of the artists on their record label a little disgruntled. In this Letter to Knitting Factory/Instinct Recording Artists from other artists, they contend that: In the past year, Knitting Factory Records underwent

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Greetings from Ho-Land, Part Two

It was a quiet evening, and I was in the middle of performing a spirited concert of Cheap Trick covers (thanks to my new purchases at the flea market this morning) when I noticed that no less than four of my elderly neighbors across the

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five questions fever

Some of you may not know that your faithful Culturebot editor was a blogger for many a year before he hung up the personal site and started making Culturebot. I had wanted to do an arts-oriented blog for a long time, but it took awhile.

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�If it�s not okay, it�s not the end�

Today at 5:30 PM one hundred people – children, the elderly, experienced, amateur — will be dancing on the North Plaza at Lincoln Center. Elise Long’s Spoke the Hub Dancing are bringing their work out of her Gowanus Canal studio to present “Community of Creativity:

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theater gets you laid

well, actually, the internet does. and then people make it into a spectacle. That’s a heck of an angle. And if you’re not in Edinburgh to check that out, you can check out the NY Times picks for FringeNYC. Now ten shows, that’s manageable.

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Psychasthenia

On August 14th Jon Keith Brunelle will be presenting An Evening with the Psychasthenia Society, as part of Performance Space 122’s ongoing series Schoolhouse Roxx. Keep reading to find out more about the evening in Jon’s own words… I didn’t know what was more of