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The Spanglification Of Languages

It is becoming clear that the mixed nature of Spanglish represents a general phenomenon. Among people born in and growing up in neighborhoods like Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach — where it’s common to hear Russian and Ukrainian spoken — lots of English words are mixed in. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Words, Brighton Beach

‘I Am That I Am’ ‘I Am That, Am I?’ Brion Gysin and the Divine Tautology

The Brooklyn-based publisher DABA is bringing out the most complete edition of Brion Gysin’s permutated poems published and recorded to date. The book is gorgeous to look at, sets the poems in their rightful context, and does justice to Ian Sommerville’s computer collaboration. “The whole idea of the permutations came to me visually on seeing the so-called Divine Tautology in print. It looked wrong, to me, non-symmetrical. The biggest word, That, belonged in the middle but all I had to do wa...
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Daba, Brion Gysin, Ian Sommerville, Alec Mapes Frances

Sculptor Leilah Babirye: ‘In Uganda you can be jailed for talking about gay issues’

Outed in Uganda’s virulently homophobic press, the artist and activist claimed asylum in New York. Now, her sculptures and paintings stand as monuments to the nation’s persecuted LGBTQ+ communityLeilah Babirye is describing what it’s like to go on a pride march in her native Uganda. “It never ends peacefully,” she says, laughing grimly. “It’s always police raids, everybody scattering.” The artist and LGBTQ+ activist made costumes for one event in 2012, including masks for friends too frightened ...
Tags: Art, New York, Africa, Society, Uganda, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Sexuality, Sculpture, LGBT rights, Whitney, Leilah Babirye, Babirye

Say the Name: Nunzio

My grandfather had a baby brother named Nunzio. I could post a photo of him in his 90s, dazed expression, full head of cropped white hair, but I don’t have permission to use it. “Nunzio” sounds sexy, no? nOON-zee-oh, not mechanical, like TAHJH-e-oh, although Rufus — his Canadian name has a “woof” — made his “Grey Gardens” sung Tadzio warm and confectionary, a wistful vanilla-cream. I can see my mouth opening to say “Nunzio” for the first time. Did I do it right? Nunzio Ciraldo was born in the...
Tags: Art, Ukraine, Pandora, Brooklyn, Ireland, New Jersey, Harry, John, Anna, Etna, Rich, Sicily, Eagle, Kiev, Vincent, Ajblogs

‘Secret piety’: new show reveals Andy Warhol’s Catholic roots

Known for his wild parties and proud queerness, he went to church, met the pope and prayed daily with his motherHe is celebrated for his Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup prints, legendary parties, proud queerness and worship of celebrity.But Andy Warhol was raised by a devout Catholic mother with whom he prayed daily throughout the two decades in which they shared a New York home. The wild prince of pop art went to church, met the pope and financed his nephew’s studies to become a priest. Cont...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Catholicism, Christianity, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Catholic, Campbell 's Soup

In need of a shape-up

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway transfers of Thoughts of a Colored Man and Dana H. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Barbershops of the old-fashioned three-chair type are integral parts of Black urban neighborhoods, quasi-community centers where the locals not only get their hair cut but hang out, see friends, swap gossip, and shoot the breeze. I learned this from “Barbershop,” Tim Story’s charming 2002 screen comedy about a 40-year-old shop on the South Side of Chicago, and “Thoug...
Tags: Art, Florida, America, Story, Brooklyn, Broadway, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Scott, Dana, South Side of Chicago, Lucas Hnath, Hnath, Deirdre O'Connell, Les Waters, Steve Cosson

This Choreographer Who Won A ‘Genius’ Grant At 70, And Has Some Big Plans

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s groundbreaking contributions have become both mainstream and topical. “An experimental dance company in Brooklyn? Nothing unusual about that now — yet Zollar was forging a new path when she founded Urban Bush Women in 1984.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Dance, Brooklyn, Urban Bush Women, Zollar, Willa Jo Zollar

When Virgin Voyages Wanted A Dance Show For Its Cruises, It Did Not Go For Vegas-Style Showgirls

No, Richard Branson’s grownups-only cruise line chose three choreographers from The Dance Cartel. The trio couldn’t believe that a cruise ship wanted their avant-garde-dance-meets-house-party aesthetic, which they didn’t water down for auditions. Now they’re doing on the high seas what they’d do in Brooklyn. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Brooklyn, Richard Branson

Photo Essay: Out at Takes the Cake, the 'drag king and thing' competition that's expanding the possibilities of drag

Week 2 Winner Willy Killigan performs at Takes the Cake. Elyssa Goodman for Insider At Takes the Cake, drag artists who identify anywhere on the gender spectrum are welcome. The event is put on by The Cake Boys collective. See more stories on Insider's business page. "I put the 'toxic' in toxic masculinity!" Muscles Monty is standing on stage at Purgatory, a club in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Bathed in purple and green light, faux spiders appear to be crawling on his jacket, which is...
Tags: Art, Cake, Japan, New York, News, Lgbt, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Transgender, Brooklyn, LGBT rights, Gay Rights, Eddie, Richard

What Makes Basquiat’s Untitled Great Art: One Painting Says Everything Basquiat Wanted to Say About America, Art & Being Black in Both Worlds

They wouldn’t have let Jean-Michel into a Tiffany’s if he wanted to use the bathroom or if he went to buy an engagement ring and pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket.  — Stephen Torton, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio assistant When Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Skull) sold for $110.5 million in 2017 to Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maesawa, the artist joined the ranks of Da Vinci, De Kooning, and Picasso as one of the top selling painters in the world, surpassing a previous record set ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, College, America, Brooklyn, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Christie, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, Jean Michel Basquiat, Josh Jones, Ben Davis, Artnet, Basquiat

Remembering 9/11

People run from the collapse of one of the World Trade Center towers. Starting when the news broke, my report grew longer by the minute. It ran, updated in real time, as’s cover story. I cobbled together eye-witness accounts — my own, those of others from MSNBC and the Associated Press — writing and rewriting as the catastrophe mounted. The lede kept changing throughout the day. It finally morphed into this by the time I quit writing: NEW YORK, Sept. 11 — It was the scene of...
Tags: Art, New York, Brooklyn, Associated Press, World Trade Center, Msnbc, Ajblogs

The State of Creative Automation

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso Like many other parts of our life and work, creativity, the ability to invent or design something new from scratch, might seem like it’s the last safe harbour from automation/machines. But with new advances in AI, creativity is now being transformed by technology and offered as a service to consumers and companies. Creative automation is the ability to generate original, high quality content (text, vi...
Tags: Startups, UK, Shutterstock, Design, Microsoft, Stanford, Trends, EA, Brooklyn, Gartner, Sony, Nvidia, Ai, Voice, Val Kilmer, Jarvis

These easy-to-install covers gave my baseboard heaters a fresh look and saved me hundreds of dollars

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. I installed Baseboarder heater covers in my kitchen in just 45 minutes. Lisa Sabatini/Insider Baseboard heaters can be an eyesore, especially if they haven't been replaced for decades. I installed Baseboarders baseboard heater covers to give my dated 1984 ranch a modern upgrade. The covers are great for beginner DIYers who want to save some money and time. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests h...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Design, Diy, Home Improvement, Trends, Brooklyn, Bathroom, Lowe, Dutchess County, Insider Picks, Lisa Sabatini, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, IP Home, Insider Reviews 2021

See how an interior designer hacked a basic Ikea Pax wardrobe into a lush, inky blue walk-in closet

Erin Kestenbaum Ikea offers several storage systems that can be ordered in sizes that fit almost any space. In the hands of a design pro, the basic off-the-shelf style can be transformed into something unique. Here's how one Ikea hacker turned a Pax wardrobe system into a Vogue-worthy walk-in closet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Erin Kestenbaum is an interior designer and photographer based in Connecticut. Erin Kestenbaum Back in 2016, she and her h...
Tags: Amazon, Home, News, Instagram, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Vogue, Ikea, Retail, Interior Design, Don, Yap, Tech Insider, Ikea PAX

‘Ode to Idealism’ A Contemporaneous ‘Day of Imagination’ in Brooklyn

David Bloom Contemporaneous, an ensemble of some two dozen musicians, started out at Bard College as the brainchild of a pair of undergrads. Now, more than a decade later, the ensemble is based in New York City and continues to thrive professionally. It will present its largest production to date on Sept. 18. Billed as The Day of Imagination, the program will feature three sets over a full day, four world premieres, six hours of music, and 50 artists. The founders and co-artistic direc...
Tags: Art, New York City, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Bard College, Mattingly, David Bloom, Dylan Mattingly, Irondale Center, David Bloom Contemporaneous, Thomas Bartscherer

On my radar: Domhnall Gleeson’s cultural highlights

The actor on an exhibition that’s like a rave, the best crispy chicken and why he’s having to take a break from Kazuo Ishiguro’s latestDomhnall Gleeson was born in Dublin in 1983. Following his father, Brendan, into acting, he broke through in 2010 with small but memorable roles in Never Let Me Go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (as Bill Weasley) and True Grit. He played the lead in Frank and a romantic interest in Brooklyn, though he is probably best known as General Hux in the lat...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Restaurants, Theatre, Culture, Brooklyn, Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Dublin, Enda Walsh, Kazuo Ishiguro, Domhnall Gleeson, Brendan, Gleeson, Hux

The Porch Concerts Of The Pandemic Are Here To Stay

They began as a safe way to unite (and maybe pay) artists – and now Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park is a music hub. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Brooklyn, Ditmas Park, 07.22.21

Home Bittersweet Home

ALAS Artelier is debuting its first pop-up exhibition, “Home Bittersweet Home” in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition explores our relationship with time, space, and change (at home) during the height of the pandemic. Featured artists: Patricia Espinosa, Catriona Herd, Caroline Kaufman, Michael Miller, Josefina Moran and Siu Wong-Camac.The show is on...Read more »
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Exhibition, Siu Wong Camac

At last! Live music, pure and uncompromised

My first visit to the kind of concert that could’ve happened before March of 2020: the bold pianist Beth Levin at Bargemusic in Brooklyn. – David Patrick Stearns
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Bargemusic, 07.06.21, Beth Levin

Twenty Twenty Twenty One: A Group Show of Artists Coming Together During Covid

Exhibition Features 18 Artists Working in Various MediaShow Runs June 5-30 When the pandemic struck in March 2020 and New York City went into lockdown, painter Mike Sorgatz invited a group of artists to come together on a weekly Zoom call to share information and support each other. It was...Read more »
Tags: Art, New York City, Brooklyn, Exhibition, Mike Sorgatz

‘He was aware of racist pigeonholes’: how Basquiat took inspiration from jazz, hip-hop and no wave

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the artist’s relationship to music in three short filmsBefore Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the leading art stars of the 1980s, he was a kid from Brooklyn thriving in the music and art scenes of downtown New York in the late 1970s.“Everyone was coexisting together, musicians and artists,” says Ed Patuto, the producer of Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three short films that explore the ar...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, East Village, Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, Ed Patuto

A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt

Gowanus Night Heron

Saturday June 5th, 6PM-9PMRabbit Mover’s Lot, 426 President St. @ Bond St. TONIGHT, twenty Brooklyn artists will descend upon the banks of the Gowanus Canal like the elusive black-crowned night heron. This free event, Gowanus Night Heron, is a pop-up exhibition of work spanning photography, painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, spoken word, and light, video, and...Read more »
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Gowanus Canal, Gowanus Night Heron

Phenomenal : A Muse Series by Chantel Walkes

The Art Mavens and Lips Café are pleased to welcome the exclusive exhibition of Chantel Walkes “Phenomenal : A Muse Series” This special collaboration will include five original hand embellished prints and one original canvas. Chantel Walkes [ b.1994] is a Canadian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Visual arts...Read more »
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Exhibition, Chantel Walkes, Lips Café

Pompidou Center To Open First U.S. Branch In — Wait, Where?

Jersey City, NJ — which would, if not for the state boundary, be like Brooklyn, since it is directly across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, to which Jersey City is connected by subway trains. (In fact, this new museum will be right smack next to a station for those trains, so there’s no excuse that it will be too hard to get to.) Assuming approval by the City Council, the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City is expected to open in 2024. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Visual, Jersey City, Hudson River, Jersey City NJ, 06.04.21, Centre Pompidou x Jersey City

JoAnn Falletta’s Successor At Virginia Symphony Is Eric Jacobsen Of The Knights And Brooklyn Rider

The 38-year-old conductor and cellist is also music director of the Orlando Philharmonic and the Greater Bridgeport (Ct.) Symphony, but he’s best known in the wider world for two dynamic contemporary music ensembles: chamber orchestra The Knights, which he founded with his violinist brother Colin, and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. – The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
Tags: Art, Music, Virginia, Brooklyn, Colin, Orlando Philharmonic, Eric Jacobsen, JoAnn Falletta, 06.02.21, Greater Bridgeport Ct Symphony

Performance Artist And Director Robbie McCauley Dead At 78

“[Her] résumé included reimagining classic American plays through diverse casting and a stint in the ensemble of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking 1976 Broadway show, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. But she was best known for shows she wrote and performed at venues like the Kitchen in Manhattan and Franklin Furnace in Brooklyn, in which she used her family and personal stories to confront universal issues.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Brooklyn, Broadway, Manhattan, Ntozake Shange, 05.25.21, Robbie McCauley, Franklin Furnace

The Brooklyn Art Library Wants Your Filled Sketchbook

But first, it needs to sell you a blank book. “The Sketchbook Project works like this: people interested in submitting a sketchbook order a blank one from the website. When it arrives, they fill it with art, writing, decoupage, pop-ups, or anything else that fits their chosen style or theme. Some of the more unique sketchbooks have included embroidered pages and back covers altered to unfold into long maps and drawings. One sketchbook opens into a puzzle; another is cut in the shape of a sandwi...
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Visual, 04.15.21

High-flying Brooklyn boys on a magical trampoline: Jamel Shabazz's best photograph

‘I came upon them in an abandoned parking lot. Watching them was like reliving my own childhood’This was taken in 1981, in Brownsville, my neighbourhood in Brooklyn. I was 21 and my father, who photographed weddings and took portraits in our community, had been teaching me the science of speed and light, and how to capture decisive moments. When I came upon this scene in an abandoned parking lot, I felt something was coming on. They reminded me of myself as a child. Observing them was like reliv...
Tags: Art, Photography, US, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Brownsville, Jamel Shabazz

What Will Happen To NYC’s Thriving Burlesque Scene?

Many burlesque entertainers pull together a living in New York through a variety of performance gigs, while others use it as a release from more conventional day jobs. The city had been a hub for burlesque for more than a decade; before the pandemic, you could find a show on almost any given night in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Brooklyn, Manhattan, 03.25.21

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