"The historian Grace Vicary has argued that codpieces were, in a sense, the P.P.E. of their day, born as a means of containing a disease..."

"... in this case syphilis, which was then sweeping through Europe. Treating the French pox, as it was known, called for 'a whole galaxy of herbs, minerals, syrups, and decoctions,' Vicary writes, applied directly in 'a variety of messy unguents and poultices.' If you wanted to protect your fancy wardrobe from stains, the reasoning goes, you would do well to isolate the whole package in an oversized box. Plus, Renaissance men carried a lot of junk on their belts—this was the era that gave us the...
Tags: Art, Europe, Fashion, Law, History, Cleaver, Montaigne, Michel de Montaigne, Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther Party, Ann Althouse, Charles V, Genitalia, Vicary, Grace Vicary, Jakob Seisenegger

Daveed Diggs Hopes CENTRAL PARK Will Bring Audiences Joy

Apple TV is set to debut Central Park,a brand new musical animated series from Josh Gad, Loren Bouchard, and Nora Smith [Author: Kaitlin Milligan]
Tags: Theatre, Daveed Diggs, Kaitlin Milligan, Nora Smith, Josh Gad Loren Bouchard

Richard Anuszkiewicz, Whose Op Art Caught Eyes in the ’60s, Dies at 89

He was a pioneer in manipulating fundamental elements of art to create optical effects — and to make, as he put it, “something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.”
Tags: Art, News, Museum of Modern Art, Richard, Op Art, Deaths (Obituaries, Nineteen Hundred Sixties, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Anuszkiewicz

Broadway Rewind: ONCE Falls Slowly to Broadway in 2012!

Today we rewind to 2012 for the opening night of Once The musical, which ran for 1168 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, starred Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti in the leading roles.ONCEtells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. ...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Cristin Milioti, BroadwayWorld TV, Steve Kazee

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Lena Hall!

Right after high school Lena Hall had her first professional audition and it was for the national tour of Cats. She got the job and quickly was moved into the Broadway production and that was the beginning of what became an extraordinary career, which includes a Tony Award for her role as Yitzhak in the Broadway revival of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. She then went on to make history as the first female Hedwig when she and Darren Criss went on tour with the show. She currently stars on the TNT ser...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, TNT, Hamilton, Darren Criss, Daveed Diggs, Hedwig, Lena Hall, Yitzhak, Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine, Ilana Levine

VIDEO: Watch An Elphaba Reunion on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues tonight 8pm with past Elphabas Eden Espinosa, Brandi Massey, Julia Murney and Jessica Vosk. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Elphaba, Jessica Vosk, BWW News Desk, Elphabas Eden Espinosa Brandi Massey Julia Murney

Wilsonart Student Design Competition winners will change the way you look at laminate

Plastics on TreeHugger? Yes, if they are a good alternative to using endangered trees and virgin forests.
Tags: Design, News, Wilsonart

Frantisek Uhliř’s Welcome New Album

Some time ago, I wrote on Rifftides, “The Czech Frantisek Uhliř is one of the greatest bassists in the world.” Leading his septet on his new release, Story of my life, he is as powerful as when I first heard him in Prague in 1993. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Prague, Ajblogs, 05.23.20, Frantisek Uhliř

Broadway From Home: Musicals to Watch to Kick off Summer!

Memorial Day is known as the official start to summer, and although this year summer may look a little bit different, we wanted to share the best musicals to watch if you want escape from your living room and be transported to all the warm and sunny places you may not be able to get to for a little while [Author: Kaitlin Milligan]
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Memorial Day Musicals: 10 Broadway Shows That Salute the Troops

As we pause today to remember their sacrifice, BroadwayWorld is looking back on stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage, which have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course... theatre. Below we celebrate our armed forces with songs from musicals thattell their story. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Liza in New Orleans

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the 1982 broadcast of the Tony-winning musical 'Ain't Misbehavin',' starring Nell Carter, Andr DeShields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, and Charlayne Woodard. 'Ain't Misbehavin'' is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 30s, and uses the music of Fats Waller to celebrate the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and the Golden Age of hotspots like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom.The musical was directed by Richard Maltby Jr., with choreograp...
Tags: Theatre, New Orleans, Daniel, Tony, Ben, Cotton Club, Liza, Ben Rimalower, Richard Maltby Jr, Fats Waller, Charlayne Woodard Ain, Arthur Faria

Broadway Brainteasers: Samantha Barks Word Search!

Today, we're bringing you a Samantha Barks-themed word search puzzle Find the names of some of Samantha's biggest shows and roles [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Samantha, Samantha Barks, Stephi Wild

California house opens to the outdoors

Why is this on TreeHugger?
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This Huge Crashing Wave in a Seoul Aquarium Is Actually a Gigantic Optical Illusion

I live in Seoul, and whenever I'm back in the West, I hear the same question over and over: what's Gangnam like? Presumably Westerners wouldn't have had anything to ask me before the virality of "Gangnam Style," and specifically of the music video satirizing the image of that part of the Korean capital. In Korean, "Gangnam" literally means "south of the river," the waterway in question being the Han River, which runs through modern Seoul much as the Thames and the Seine run through Londo...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Thames, Samsung, Paris, Korea, Seoul, Seine, Facebook Twitter, Escher, Han River, COEX

VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti & Friends on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in the House continues today 2pm with guest host Laura Benanti. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Laura Benanti, BWW News Desk

When Will Broadway Re-Open? January Hopes Broadway League President

'I actually am a little more optimistic than those who say Broadway will reopen in the spring, but I tend to be an optimistic person, I tend to think it will be after the first of the year, in January...' [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Broadway League, BWW News Desk

BWW Exclusive: Quarantine Qs with THE LION KING's Rosie Lani Fiedelman

In today's Quarantine Qs, we check in with Rosie Lani Fiedelman, who stars in The Lion King. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Weekly Polls RESULTS: What is Your Favorite Movie to Stage Adaptation Throughout the Decades?

Films from throughout cinematic history have been brought to the Broadway stage for years. Which shows do you pick in each decade [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Broadway Rewind: The SMASH Cast Gathers to Celebrate the Premiere in 2011!

Today, we rewind to 2011, when the whole Smash company plus supportive members of the Broadway communitygathered at the Museum of Modern Art for an early screening.Watch as they talk about early days of Smash, before it even premiered in 2012 [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Museum of Modern Art, BroadwayWorld TV

Naming the Disappeared, Raising the Dead

Art can give witness to those who governments have tried to erase from history.
Tags: Art, News, Colombia, Philosophy, Demonstrations, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Protests and Riots

Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and More Come Together with Bedtime Stories (For Grownups)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by New Museum (@newmuseum) on May 14, 2020 at 10:10am PDT That level of engagement would have pleased conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, who launched Bedtime Stories under the digital auspices of New York City's New Museum, asking friends, fellow artists, and favorite performers to contribute brief readings to foment a feeling of togetherness in these isolated tim...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Museums, Dolly Parton, The New York Times, Margaret Atwood, Michael Stipe, Thomas Hardy, David Byrne, Jeff Koons, Tacita Dean, Takashi Murakami, Facebook Twitter, New Museum

VIDEO: On This Day, May 25- Happy Birthday!, Leslie Uggams!

On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Broadway legend,Leslie Uggams [Author: BWW News Desk]
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