Category Archives: From the Editor

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Gauntlet. Thrown.

I have been following @lostnotebook‘s twitter stream from the TCG conference and am so glad I’m not there. I would probably be dragged out, foaming at the mouth in a frothing rage after being continuously subjected to the endless arts manager circle jerk blaming everything

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Experimental

Experimental anything – theater, dance, music, film, etc. – frequently gets a bad rap. One of the biggest problems is the misconception that the word “experimental” refers to the product, rather than the process. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because there seems

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CultureShuk

I’ve started a culture blog for my day job – its still under construction and in development. But if you want to contribute to it or get involved in some way, let me know. Check it out at Cultureshuk.com.

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Culturally Specific Contemporary Art

Claudia LaRocco gets a great quote Georgianna Pickett in her Times article “Autumnal Choreographers in Full Bloom at 651 Arts“: “One of the tenets that 651 is built on,” Ms. Pickett said, “is that black artists are important contributors to contemporary culture. It’s not like

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GarageBand Daf Yomi

Because I have nothing better to do than goof around on GarageBand: if you want to listen to more of my ridiculousness, visit my mp3 site.

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Help Culturebot Now!

They ask me how I do it. I say, “I don’t sleep.” See?:   BUT YOU CAN HELP!!! Make a donation to Culturebot so I can pay some writers + coders and get some sleep!! If you like what we do around here, help us

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NYC hearts PICA

Now that’s a party! Tonight took us to the brand new ACE HOTEL for the PICA/NYC party hosted by Paper Magazine. Lemme tell ya, those kids know how to have a good time. The event was a celebration of all the fantastic art and performance

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step and repeat.

Last night took us to Capitale for the Kitchen Benefit. Superglam. Do you know what a “step and repeat” is? Neither did I until I started covering these events. A “step and repeat” is when the publicist herds “bold faced names” in front of a

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Andy For Mayor, Revisited

Just in time for the upcoming election in which Mayor Bloomberg overturned term limits so he could run again, comes the chronicle of three outsiders and their efforts to become Mayor of NYC in 2005:     coming soon….

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The Obies are BACK!

So I was headed out of Webster Hall when a drunk and adorable Brooke O’Harra hugged me and said, “Remember to write that I was drunk! And adorable!” God bless you Brooke and everyone else tonight – the Obies are back in all their drunken,