Monthly Archives: September 2010
Steampunk Invades Brooklyn
When Kathleen Malone first saw the word “steampunk,” she had a no idea what to make of it. The founder of Brooklyn Indie Market was cruising Etsy when she stumbled upon futuristic yet Victorian themed arts and crafts. Three years … Continue reading
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Rosary Necklace Trend: Spiritual or Sacrilegious?
Jewelry accessories are often used to set the tone of an outfit, but recently the resurrection of one item from 1980s pop culture is doing more than accenting an ensemble. It’s functioning as a distraction altogether. Rosary necklaces made a … Continue reading
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Can Art Save Detroit?
If you haven’t heard that Detroit is imploding in on itself, sometimes with the help of the very people elected to govern the post-industrial wasteland, you probably also haven’t seen the new Röyksopp music video set in the Michigan city: … Continue reading
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When Art Meets Reality
The Smell of Popcorn just ended it’s 11–day run at the Teatro IATI on the Lower East Side. The story of the play is simple: a man breaks into a girl’s apartment in the middle of the night with the … Continue reading
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YouTube as Fine Art?
In the latest high art/pop culture mash-up, the Guggenheim and YouTube have joined forces to create an exhibit that celebrates and examines online video. Yesterday, the museum announced the 125 finalists for the installation “YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative … Continue reading
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Three Films on Schools Hit the Market at Once
Education reform in the U.S. is always a hot-button issue, and now there are three different feature-length documentaries on the public school system—all being released at the same time. The most highly anticipated of the three is Waiting for Superman, … Continue reading
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Let the credits roll!
The most enjoyable part of Going the Distance, the new hipster rom-com with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, perhaps sadly, is the opening credits. Set to zippy music, the motion graphic sequence features a collage of shots of road maps … Continue reading
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Lady Gaga Pushes for Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Lady Gaga is continuing her crusade to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The pop superstar’s latest effort to fight the controversial legislation comes in the form of a YouTube video she made for her “fellow Americans,” as well as specific … Continue reading
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Fall Brings Leaves, And Guilty Pleasure TV
September has arrived. And while we are almost at the end of the month, I believe this is the best part. The kids are back to school, the temperature is starting to cool, and a new season of television is … Continue reading
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LGBT, Women’s Issues Highlight I-View 2010
Saturday, I-View Film 2010 kicked off at the Asia Society on Park Avenue with a screening of Bhutto, the Benazir Bhutto documentary, and I Am, a series of four vignettes by director Onir Ainban. The United Nations Development Program supported … Continue reading
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