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A Mid Century Modern Designer Whose Name You Should Know: Mel Smilow

If I asked you to rattle off some famous Mid Century Modern designers, I already know which names you'd say. Chances are it wouldn't have included this fellow, but you should certainly know his name, and how his combination of design skills and business savvy led to a successful career. And how his deep portfolio has led to a recent resurgence of interest in his work.Mel Smilow was a kid from the Bronx who, in 1939, got accepted into Pratt Institute. His plan was to become a commercial artist. U...
Tags: Europe, New York, Design, Washington, Nazis, New York City, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Manhattan, Bronx, New York Times Magazine, Mel, Furniture Design, Judy, Steven, Cooper Hewitt

Princess Grace Awards Gala To Honor Actress Bernadette Peters With The Prince Rainier III Award

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced that three-time Tony award recipient and Golden Globe winning actress Bernadette Peters will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding artistry and exemplary philanthropic give-back. The 37th Annual Princess Grace Awards Gala will be held on November 25, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Bernadette Peters, Tony, Golden Globe, Prince Rainier, BWW News Desk, Princess Grace Foundation USA

Get Tickets to Harvey Fierstein's New Solo Show, BELLA BELLA

When New York politics was a boys club, BELLA ABZUG threw her hat into the ring. Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein Casa Valentina, Hairspray returns to MTC taking on New York City's very own political firebrand, Bella Abzug, in his new raucous, heart-rending and absurdly humorous solo show. [Author: Contests - Broadway]
Tags: New York, New York City, Theatre, Broadway, Harvey Fierstein, Contests - Broadway, Bella Abzug, Harvey Fierstein Casa Valentina Hairspray

Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

She immersed herself in the rougher precincts of American life for months at a time, portraying their denizens as noble but not necessarily heroic.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, New York City, Freedman, Deaths (Obituaries, Jill Freedman, Jill (1939-

MoMA Reboots With ‘Modernism Plus’

If they moved Monet, don’t despair. There are stimulating ideas and unexpected talents at every turn, from Africa, Asia, South America, and African America. (And plenty of works by women.)
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Architecture, Museums, Museum of Modern Art, Monet, Moma, African America, Africa Asia South America

The many faces of Brooklyn – in pictures

Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have spent the last five years trying to capture the life and soul of the New York City borough on film and have brought together their greatest images in a new book called Brooklyn: The City Within Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, New York City, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Twenty-Four

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Twenty Four An absolute gem of an episode, Rob and Jon cover all the bases but they do so with thoughtfulness, meaning and heart.  Tonight, you can enjoy Rob talk about his evening with his Atlantic Records art department family;  the final Big Star studio album, “In Space” will be re-released 10/25 by Omnivore; on Staten Island, Daniel Pantaleo is fired by the NYPD in a completely political move over the Eric Garner incident.  Tran...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Comedy, Television, Film, New York City, Theatre, Sports, Cnn, Current Events, Rob, Al Sharpton

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH To Celebrate Cast Recording At Barnes & Noble

Director Joel Grey and stars from the critically-acclaimed, award-winning and groundbreaking production of aoeFiddler on the Roof in Yiddisha will celebrate the success of their original cast recording at Barnes Noble 150 East 86th Street in New York City at 330pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Barnes, Joel Grey, BWW News Desk, Yiddisha, Barnes Noble 150 East 86th Street

Kickstarting a two-book collection of Anthony "Tonky" Clune's street photos

For many years, we've brought you the delightful arts and crafts of Anthony "Tonky" Clune: beautiful felt housewares, giant wall-stickers, a short film about thrifting, cool reflective cycling safety badges and more. Now, Tonky is kickstarting a pair of books collecting decades' worth of his street photography, which feature some beautiful work. He needs a mere $3370 for prepress work, and $5 gets you a set of PDFs, $20 gets you one volume, and $35 gets you both. He hopes to deliver for Ch...
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Publishing, Photography, Gift Guide, News, Crowdfunding, New York City, Kickstarter, Tonky, Anthony Tonky Clune, Anthony Clune, Anthony Clune Kickstarter

Alex Brightman, Betsy Wolfe and More to Roll Out for PAUL RUDD'S ALL-STAR BOWLING BENEFIT

SAY The Stuttering Association for the Young presents Paul Rudd's 8th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 700pm. The event, which raises funds in support of SAY's life-changing programming for young people who stutter, will take place at Lucky Strike in New York City, and promises to be a star-studded night of beautiful music, great friends, special performances, and bowling fun. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Paul Rudd, BWW News Desk, Stuttering Association for the Young, Lucky Strike, Alex Brightman Betsy Wolfe

NYC bans processed meats served in public schools

In an effort to improve the Big Apple’s public health, all processed meats will no longer be offered at New York City public school and public university cafeterias. That means no pepperoni, bacon, cold-cut deli meats, sausages or hot dogs for lunch. The new ban follows on the heels of the city’s successful test-run across all city schools of Meatless Mondays. Policymakers and education officials say the decision to adopt Resolution 238 is thanks to scientific evidence linking disease and other ...
Tags: Health, Design, News, NYC, New York City, Brooklyn, Schools, World Health Organization, Sustainable Food, Eat & Drink, Big Apple, Processed Meat, Eric Adams, National Cancer Institute, Plant-based, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master’s in Performing Arts Management at The New School in NYC

This innovative new program in NYC empowers musicians, composers, actors, directors, and playwrights to advance their established performance practices while acquiring the skills needed to excel as independent artists, reinvent existing cultural organizations, and launch new arts enterprises. The New School’s College of Performing Arts, comprised of the School of Drama, Mannes School of Music, and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, is pleased to offer the first graduate degr...
Tags: Art, Education, New York City, New School, School of Jazz, Contemporary Music, New School 's College of Performing Arts, School of Drama Mannes School of Music

Why Hasn’t A Lauren Gunderson Play Been On Broadway Yet?

It’s a little weird – well, one might call it something other than weird, but it also is weird – that Lauren Gunderson, the most produced playwright in the U.S. aside from Shakespeare, hasn’t been on Broadway. As a matter of fact, she’s rarely produced in NY at all. So: “Is New York City ready for the rest of America’s favorite playwright?” – Slate
Tags: Art, New York City, Theatre, America, Broadway, Shakespeare, Audience, Lauren Gunderson, 10.06.19

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Cobie Smulders Discuss Their New York Beginnings on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

James asks his guests Kristin Chenoweth and Cobie Smulders about their beginnings in New York City - pointing out their first apartments were both were strangers, sleeping on a bunk bed. And Kristin makes sure James understand her apartment had the Clapper - the light switch device - and not another version of the clap. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, James Corden, Cobie Smulders, Kristin Chenoweth, James, Kristin, Stage Tube

The Story Behind the Lexus Yacht: Why Lexus is Now Designing and Selling the LY 650

Buckle up, folks, strange story ahead. I'm at the Palm Beach International Raceway, whipping around the track in this thing:That's Lexus' LC 500, a performance coupe with a 5-liter V8 engine that cranks out 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. I can get it up to about 115 miles per hour before I have to slow down to avoid colliding with the car in front of me. This low-slung, street-legal racecar handles like a dream, and the throaty growl of the engine is absolutely thrilling.Me and 19 ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Design, France, Germany, Massachusetts, New York City, Cars, America, Marine, Lexus, Gm, Chrysler, Miami, Toyota

Revel's New Electric Mopeds Might Be Annoying, But at Least They're Electric

(Revels are not allowed on sidewalks) New York City's latest entry in the quest to fulfill it's imposing transportation needs is the moped-sharing, start-up called, Revel. 1000 of their blue and black moped's appeared in Queens and Brooklyn earlier this year and unsurprisingly, they have already become a point of contention among residents. Though not nearly as dangerous as cars, many have expressed concern when it comes to the danger they may pose to rider and pedestrian alike (the Department o...
Tags: Design, Washington, New York City, US, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Queens, Panasonic, Department Of Transportation, Pittsburgh, Citylab, NIU, Tesla Lithium, Paul Suhey, Scoobi

Susanne DesRoches on Design's Unique Ability to Tackle the Climate Crisis

This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "The Third Wave", a one-day event that will explore the future of the design industry and the role designers will play in it.Climate change is the ultimate systemic problem and mitigating its consequences will require a multi-pronged approach involving governments, policymakers, corporations, designers, etc. Nobody knows this better than Susanne DesRoches, New York City's Deputy Director o...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Hurricane Sandy, Paris, Michael Bloomberg, Columbia, Sustainable Design, Sandy, Pratt, Port Authority of New York, Port Authority, ESI, Mercy Corps, Susanne, Office of Sustainability

Books: Wave Hill

If you've never been to Wave Hill, you definitely need to plan a trip there the next time you're in NYC, but in the meantime you can enjoy the best of the gardens in this comprehensive new book, Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill (Timber Press, 2019), Author... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, New York City, Wave Hill, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Gardens to Visit, Garden Books

Rubin Museum to Restructure, Cutting Staff and Hours

The Rubin Museum is restructuring, cutting its staff by 25% and increasing the number of days the museum is closed during the week. “These new initiatives will allow the Rubin to better serve our audiences in New York City and around the globe and will ensure our financial health as we continue to share the richness of […]
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Art News, Minipost, Rubin, Rubin Museum, Rubin Museum to Restructure Cutting Staff

How to Rank for Local Search on Google – The Ultimate Guide

This article was contributed byRavi Sharma. Countless hours have gone in to the study of search algorithms by experts. It is an ever-evolving process that requires diligent training and practice. The best developers have built up a list of resources and techniques that have shown to work efficiently. Although, will the introduction of AI and machine learning, we may never know the true process used by Google to rank search results. We are starting to reach a point where the search engines will c...
Tags: Google, Design, La, New York City, Marketing, Los Angeles, Siri, Seo, Bank, Guest Articles, Ravi Sharma, Make Facebook SEO Friendly, Web Design & UX, Better SEO, Webomaze

New York allows students to miss class for the climate strike

Tomorrow, on September 20, a global climate strike is scheduled to bring awareness about the need for transformative action against the growing climate crisis. The strike will take place three days before the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Unlike other strikes, this one invites New York City minors to participate, thanks to the event coinciding with efforts already begun by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. In support of Thunberg’s efforts, the New York City Department of Ed...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Bill De Blasio, New York City Department of Education, Battery Park, Foley Square, Xiuhtezcatl martinez, United Nations Climate Summit, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, ClimateStrike Thunberg

Tech Support - When Life Is What You Make It

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Who among us hasn't at one point longed for a break from hi-speed technology and a return to a time when things were simpler? This is the starting point for Debra Whitfield's time-traveling romantic comedy Tech Support, presented by Chatillion Stage Company at 59E59 Theaters. In New York City , in the year 2020, 40 year-old Pamela Stark (Margot White) is having a meltdown. Her printer is jammed, her coffee maker won't work, and her husband recently broke up...
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Coca Cola, White, Janice, Pamela, Whitfield, Avalos, Judd Hollander, Eric Overmyer, Stephanie Klapper, Irene Castle, Debra Whitfield, Chatillion Stage Company, Pamela Stark Margot White, Chip Ryan Avalos

City of Women Map 2.0

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis and co-creator of the City of Women map, will discuss the significance of mapping New York City’s cultural history while shedding light on the names of the unsung heroines who contributed to it. During the conversation, a newly updated City of Women map will...Read more »
Tags: Art, New York City, Exhibition, Joshua Jelly Schapiro, City of Women Map, Nonstop Metropolis, City of Women

11 Foolproof Tips You Need to Design a Successful Logo

by Robert Clough Those famous golden arches. That swoosh mark. The smile on the side of your front-porch package.  There are some logos we can recognize from miles away. Then, there are those that leave us scratching our heads, wondering what exactly the brand represents. If you're at the helm of a small business, logo design matters more than you might think. It defines how customers perceive your brand and becomes a cornerstone of your identity.  Today, we're sharing 11 tips that can he...
Tags: Design, Small Business, New York City, Seo, Logo, Don, Hershey, Bronx Zoo, Robert Clough, Zara Canon Gucci

BOROUGH5 Group Exhibition

Black Diamond Gallery is proud to present BOROUGH5, a group exhibition that embraces the NYC community by displaying the many faces of New York through the eyes of New York City artists. Including works of various mediums (painting, sculpture, photography and collage), this exhibition will feature portraits that portray the...Read more »
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Exhibition, Black Diamond Gallery

When Resistance Became Too Loud to Ignore

New York City museums and public spaces celebrate Stonewall and the movement’s charismatic personalities in a handful of timely shows.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Johnson, Demonstrations, Thomas, McAdams, Brooklyn Museum, Grey Art Gallery, Sylvia Rivera, Protests and Riots, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, New-York Historical Society, Stonewall Riots (1969, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, McDarrah

Sutton Foster, Tina Fey, Billy Porter & More Will Present at the 2019 Tony Awards!

Some of the biggest stars from stage, television, film and music will present at THE 73rd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 9 800-1100 PM, live ETdelayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Set to appear are Darren Criss, Tina Fey, Sutton Foster, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Regina King, Laura Linney, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and Michael Shannon. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Michael Shannon, Radio City Music Hall, CBS Television Network, BWW News Desk, Sutton Foster Tina Fey Billy Porter

Wonderful Photos Of Postwar New York City In 1946 By Todd Webb

View from Empire State Building Todd Webb (1905-2000) was discharged from the US Navy in 1945. Before fighting in the war, Todd had worked as a stockbroker, a field in which he’d enjoyed notable success til losing all his money in the 1920s crash, prospected for gold in California and Panama, and worked as a forest ranger. In the 1930s whilst working for Chrysler in his native Detroit he joined... Source
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, California, New York City, Chrysler, Retro, Detroit, US Navy, 1940s, Panama, Todd, Todd Webb

Subway Therapy: An Evening Discussion with Matthew “Levee” Chavez

Join us for an evening discussion with Matthew Chavez who will talk about his process and what he has learned by engaging with thousands of people around the world through a project that began in the New York City subway system. Subway Therapy: An Evening Discussion with Matthew “Levee” Chavez
Tags: Art, New York City, Matthew, Artist, Chavez, Matthew Chavez

Demand for sand: the largest mining industry no one talks about

The world’s largest and perhaps most destructive mining industry is rarely discussed. Approximately 85 percent of all material mined from the earth is a simple and widely available resource: sand. Because it is so cheap and readily available, it is mined by everyone from guy with a shovel, to multi-million dollar machine operations. The majority of sand is used to make concrete, but the displacement of sand leads to the catastrophic destruction of coastal, sea bed and river ecosystems and topog...
Tags: Asia, Design, Australia, California, NYC, China, Singapore, New York City, River, Britain, United Nations, Wwf, Dubai, Manhattan, Tasmania, Vietnam

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