It (finally) appears the stigmas once associated with self and indie-publishing are disappearing, or at least waning – though in some cases there are new ones arising and there will always be naysayers. Let me clarify that while I think there are pros and cons to traditional publishing, self publishing and Indie publishing alike, I [...]
Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist of European dimension. A renowned artist but also a diplomat, letter writer and entrepreneur, his work was very much determined by the European context in political, social, religious and economic terms. Show More Summary
Don Voisine’s oil paintings on wood brim with all kinds of tensions: between flatness and spatiality; stasis and torque; containment and expansion; light and dark; tonal gradations and sharp contrasts; matte and glossy surfaces; transparency and solidity. Show More Summary
There’s a wryly energetic thrust to “Chess,” being revived by East West Players in an imaginative production that certainly puts its own spin on this problematic concept album-turned-popera.
Irina Dvorovenko certainly left us with a memorable performance of Tatiana in tonight's Onegin. It's hard to think of a performance of Onegin that has been more enjoyable. In fact, the whole cast tonight – the same as the Wednesday....
April 17, 1940. When enameled steel was sexy. "Electric Institute of Washington. Display of ranges in lobby at Potomac Electric Power Co. building." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.
The weekend is about to begin, and to celebrate it, how about a set of super colorful, cute illustrations from around the globe? With the work of Aymeric Kevin, you'll get the right dose of enjoyment. Aymeric, a Japanese illustrator, comes up with these fantastic illustrated pieces. Show More Summary
Maggie Valley’s Ghost Town in the Sky, one of North Carolina’s most unique amusement parks and family destinations, opened in 2012. Owner Alaska Presley worked diligently on getting the park prepared for a partial opening, Phase One....Show More Summary
A map of China made from more than 1,800 cans of baby formula created by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei went on show in Hong Kong Friday, reflecting the controversy over mainland demand for milk powder. A surge in demand for formula...Show More Summary
With ?Matthew Day Jackson. Total Accomplishment? one of the most inventive artists of the new generation is presented for the first time within Germany. The exhibition is a comprehensive thematic show in which Jackson, starting out from...Show More Summary
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in "The Great Gatsby." It is—again—a Gatsby/Fitzgerald moment. "The Great Gatsby" is on the big screen now in Baz Luhrmann's new film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. There are also several new books about the lives of F. Show More Summary
In the wake of the story this week that the Justice Department scooped up two months’ worth of the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press, University of Chicago law professor and Slate contributor Eric PosnerShow More Summary
After a year of absence, the annual video_dumbo festival has returned with a week of screenings and installations that have video art reflecting on itself. Last night, the central exhibition, Re-Return to Sender, opened at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. Show More Summary
As Leonardo DiCaprio holds his breath and hopes that "The Great Gatsby" will FINALLY get him that Oscar, you can effortlessly dazzle your friends with this Blagger's Guide to F Scott Fitzgerald. Column by Cath Murphy To blag (v): toShow More Summary
In 2012, sheriff's deputies in Brooks County found 129 bodies, around double the amount from the year before and six times the number recorded in 2010. Most of those who die succumb to the punishing heat and rough terrain that comprise the ranch lands of south Texas. Show More Summary
One of the most-effect ways to improve your concept art is to introduce motion into the scene. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create concept art for a zombie-themed video game. This piece will portray a couple of police officers fending off a hoard of zombies in the pouring rain. Show More Summary
A truly great feature and the Friday pick at BODY magazine: John Ashbery introduces us to the Turkish writer Erje Ayden, who some of you might know better as the pulp fiction writer behind the New York School. Ayden started out as a spy in Europe in the 1950s and then moved into the downtown [...]
Despite my longtime interest in New York art from the 1970s, I somehow never imagined delving into an artistic process called, quite literally, "rectal realism." However, last week, I found myself in a small room at the Gershwin Hotel...Show More Summary
The Phraseology Project was originally setup by Drew Melton as a way for him to hone his typography skills. The idea is that people submit words or phrases and Drew, or a guest contributor, creates a typographic treatment of the submissions. The list of contributors include designers such as Ray Brown, Luke Ritchie, Simon Ålander and Joshua Bullock, all [...]
Plein air painting can get rather exciting if you are being buzzed by an airplane over and over. Peggy Immel, Coni Grant and I went painting along the Rio Grande River while my hubby and Steve Immel were flying around so that Steve could use his photography skills to get some great shots from the plane. Show More Summary